Guilty (Blue album)

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Guilty
Blue - Guilty album cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released3 November 2003
Recorded2003;
Los Angeles, United States
New York City, United States
London, United Kingdom
Genre
LabelVirgin, Innocent
ProducerCutfather & Joe, Martin Harrington, Ash Howes, True North, Deekay, Matt Rowe, Stargate, Supa'Flyas, Steve Robson, Rob Persaud, Hugh Goldsmith (exec.)
Blue chronology
One Love
(2002)
Guilty
(2003)
Roulette
(2013)
Singles from Guilty
  1. "Guilty"
    Released: 20 October 2003
  2. "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours"
    Released: 15 December 2003
  3. "Breathe Easy / A Chi Mi Dice"
    Released: 22 March 2004
  4. "Bubblin' / You & Me Bubblin'"
    Released: 28 June 2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2/5 stars[1]

Guilty is the third studio album by English boy band Blue. It was released on 3 November 2003 in the United Kingdom and on 25 November in the United States. It debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart after its release, and it was certified 2× Platinum in December 2003.[2]

The album was particularly successful in the UK, Europe, Japan and New Zealand. "Guilty", "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours", "Breathe Easy" and "Bubblin'" were released as singles from the album. "Guilty", co-written by Gary Barlow, was the most successful single from the album, peaking at number two in the UK.

Singles[edit]

  • "Guilty" — The debut single, released in October 2003. The single peaked at No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart, No. 29 on the Australian Top 40, at No. 14 in New Zealand and No. 6 in Ireland. The song has received a Silver sales status certification for sales of over 200,000 copies in the UK.
  • "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" — The second single, released in December 2003, featuring guest vocals from Stevie Wonder. The song is a cover version of Stevie's number one hit. The single peaked at No. 11 on the UK Singles Chart, No. 31 on the Australian Top 100, No. 22 in New Zealand and No. 17 in Ireland.
  • "The Gift" - A Japanese alternative single to "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours", featuring the said track as a B-side. "The Gift" only appears on the Japanese version of Guilty. The single peaked at No. 3 on the Japan Hot 100. A music video was recorded and included on the Japanese edition of 4Ever Blue.
  • "Breathe Easy" — The third single, released in March 2004. The single peaked at No. 4 on the UK Singles Chart. The song was produced by multi-platinum producers DEEKAY & co-written by Lee Ryan, Lars Halvor Jensen, and Michael Martin Larsson. The song has received a Bronze sales status certification for sales of over 100,000 copies in the UK. In Italy, an Italian-language version of the song, "A Chi Mi Dice", was released as a single instead.
  • "Bubblin'" - The fourth and final single, released in June 2004. The single peaked at No. 9 on the UK Singles Chart. The single version of "Bubblin'" features vocals from L.A.D.E. In France, a French-language version of the song, "You & Me Bubblin'", was released a single instead. This version features vocals from French boyband LINK-UP.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Stand Up"Antony Costa, Duncan James, Lee Ryan, Simon Webbe, Joe Belmaati, Mich Hansen, RemeeCutfather & Joe3:38
2."Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours
(featuring Stevie Wonder and Angie Stone)"
Stevie Wonder, Lee Garrett, Syreeta Wright, Lula Mae HardawayMartin Harrington, Ash Howes3:33
3."Taste It"Duncan James, Gary Barlow, Eliot Kennedy, Tim WoodcockTrue North3:33
4."Guilty"Duncan James, Gary Barlow, Eliot Kennedy, Tim WoodcockTrue North, Martin Harrington, Ash Howes3:45
5."Bubblin'"Antony Costa, Lars Halvor Jensen, Johannes Jørgensen, Ali TennantDeekay3:05
6."Rock the Night"Antony Costa, Matt Rowe, Sheppard SolomonMatt Rowe3:21
7."When Summer's Gone"Antony Costa, Duncan James, Lee Ryan, Simon Webbe, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Hallgeir RustanStargate4:11
8."Alive"Antony Costa, Duncan James, Lee Ryan, Simon Webbe, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Hallgeir RustanStargate3:39
9."I Wanna Know"Antony Costa, Duncan James, Rasmus Bille Bähncke, René Tromborg, Nate Butler, Leonard DixonSupa'Flyas3:38
10."Back It Up"Antony Costa, Simon Webbe, Lars Halvor Jensen, Dicky Daniel Klein, Johannes Jørgensen, Ali TennantDeekay3:32
11."Breathe Easy"Lee Ryan, Lars Halvor Jensen, Martin M. LarssonDeekay4:36
12."Walk Away"Lee Ryan, Ash Howes, Wayne Hector, Martin HarringtonMartin Harrington, Ash Howes4:39
13."Where You Want Me"Duncan James, John McLaughlin, Steve RobsonSteve Robson3:45
14."How's a Man Supposed to Change?"Lee Ryan, Rob PersaudRob Persaud4:04
15."No Goodbyes"Antony Costa, Ash Howes, Martin Harrington, Conner ReevesMartin Harrington, Ash Howes3:57
Japanese Bonus Tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
16."The Gift"Noriyuki MakiharaDeekay4:55
17."Elements"Antony Costa, Lee Ryan, Lars Halvor Jensen, Ali TennantDeekay3:33
South American Bonus Tracks
No.TitleLength
16."One Love" (Latin Version) (featuring Ilona)3:42
17."Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word" (Extended Mix) (featuring Elton John)4:04
Spanish Bonus Tracks
No.TitleLength
16."One Love" (Spanish Version) (featuring Mariana Ochoa)3:42
17."Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word" (Extended Mix) (featuring Elton John)4:04
International Edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Stand Up"Antony Costa, Duncan James, Lee Ryan, Simon Webbe, Joe Belmaati, Mich Hansen, RemeeCutfather & Joe3:38
2."Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours
(featuring Stevie Wonder and Angie Stone)"
Stevie Wonder, Lee Garrett, Syreeta Wright, Lula Mae HardawayMartin Harrington, Ash Howes3:33
3."Taste It"Duncan James, Gary Barlow, Eliot Kennedy, Tim WoodcockTrue North3:33
4."Guilty"Duncan James, Gary Barlow, Eliot Kennedy, Tim WoodcockTrue North, Martin Harrington, Ash Howes3:45
5."You and Me Bubblin'" (Duet With Linkup)Antony Costa, Lars Halvor Jensen, Johannes Jørgensen, Ali TennantDeekay3:07
6."Rock the Night"Antony Costa, Matt Rowe, Sheppard SolomonMatt Rowe3:21
7."When Summer's Gone"Antony Costa, Duncan James, Lee Ryan, Simon Webbe, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Hallgeir RustanStargate4:11
8."Alive"Antony Costa, Duncan James, Lee Ryan, Simon Webbe, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Hallgeir RustanStargate3:39
9."I Wanna Know"Antony Costa, Rasmus Bille Bähncke, René Tromborg, Nate Butler, Leonard Dixon, Duncan JamesSupa'Flyas3:38
10."Back It Up"Antony Costa, Simon Webbe, Lars Halvor Jensen, Dicky Daniel Klein, Johannes Jørgensen, Ali TennantDeekay3:32
11."Breathe Easy"Lee Ryan, Lars Halvor Jensen, Martin M. LarssonDeekay4:36
12."Walk Away"Lee Ryan, Ash Howes, Wayne Hector, Martin HarringtonMartin Harrington, Ash Howes4:39
13."Where You Want Me"Duncan James, John McLaughlin, Steve RobsonSteve Robson3:45
14."How's a Man Supposed to Change?"Lee Ryan, Rob PersaudRob Persaud4:04
15."No Goodbyes"Antony Costa, Howes, Harrington, Conner ReevesMartin Harrington, Ash Howes3:57
16."U Make Me Wanna"Robson, McLaughlin, WilkinsStarGate3:40
17."Bubblin'" (Featuring L.A.D.E)Antony Costa, Lars Halvor Jensen, Johannes Jørgensen, Ali TennantDeekay3:29
18."A Chi Mi Dice"Lee Ryan, Lars Halvor Jensen, Martin M. LarssonDeekay4:36
Asian Tour Edition Bonus AVCD
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Guilty" (Music Video)   
2."Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" (Music Video)   
3."Breathe Easy" (Music Video)   
4."Bubblin'" (Music Video)   
5."The Gift"Noriyuki MakiharaDeekay4:55
6."Whatever Happens"  3:45
7."Elements"Antony Costa, Lars Halvor Jensen, Lee Ryan, Ali TennantDeekay3:33
8."Guilty" (Original Demo)Duncan James, Gary Barlow, Eliot Kennedy, Tim WoodcockTrue North, Martin Harrington, Ash Howes3:24
9."'Guilty' Medley"  7:09
  • Guilty: Live From Wembley

In Japan, the band's live DVD, Guilty: Live From Wembley, was packed with a ten-track bonus CD.

Bonus CD
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."The Gift"Noriyuki MakiharaDeekay4:55
2."4 Play"  3:24
3."Whatever Happens"  3:45
4."Elements"Antony Costa, Lee Ryan, Lars Halvor Jensen, Ali TennantDeekay3:33
5."Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word" (Blue Solo Version)  3:42
6."Breathe Easy" (Alternative Edit)  4:12
7."Breathe Easy" (Love 4 Music Remix)  4:12
8."Bubblin'" (Love 4 Music Remix)  3:30
9."If You Come Back" (The Playa's Mix)  3:57
10."Guilty" (Original Demo)Duncan James, Gary Barlow, Eliot Kennedy, Tim WoodcockTrue North, Martin Harrington, Ash Howes3:24

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Germany (BVMI)[23] Gold 100,000^
Ireland (IRMA)[24] Platinum 15,000^
Italy (FIMI)[25] 2× Platinum 200,000*
Japan (RIAJ)[26] Gold 100,000^
South Korea 18,476[27]
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[28] Gold 20,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[29] 2× Platinum 600,000^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[30] Platinum 1,000,000*

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

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