In Deep (Tina Arena album)

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In Deep
Tina Arena-in deep.jpg
Studio album by Tina Arena
Released 18 August 1997 (1997-08-18) (Australia)
9 October 1998 (1998-10-09) (France)
Recorded 1996–1997
Genre Pop, pop rock, dance-pop, soul
Length 63:25 (Australian version)
75:20 (French version)
Label Columbia
Producer Mick Jones, David Tyson
Tina Arena chronology
Don't Ask
In Deep
Just Me
Singles from In Deep
  1. "Burn"
    Released: 14 July 1997
  2. "If I Didn't Love You"
    Released: 3 November 1997
  3. "Now I Can Dance"
    Released: 20 April 1998
  4. "Whistle Down the Wind"
    Released: June 1998
  5. "I Want to Know What Love Is"
    Released: 6 August 1998
  6. "I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You"
    Released: 9 October 1998
  7. "If I Was a River"
    Released: 12 October 1998
  8. "Aller plus haut"
    Released: 9 July 1999
  9. "Les trois cloches"
    Released: 21 January 2000
  10. "Segnali di fumo"
    Released: May 2000
Australian version artwork
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

In Deep is the third studio album by Australian singer Tina Arena released by Columbia Records in Australia on 18 August 1997 (see 1997 in music).


In Deep was recorded in Los Angeles, with production duties divided between Foreigner guitarist Mick Jones (who produced albums for Van Halen and Billy Joel) and David Tyson (who collaborated with Arena on Don't Ask). Arena stated the album is "essentially a live record", because concerts are what she thrived on;[2] she also expressed that the album is "international in spirit" and that she did not want to make a record that sounded like her previous album, instead wanting to make a record that reflected her "growth as a singer, writer, performer and human being."

Several tracks were substantially remixed for international editions of the album, and the track listing was additionally expanded and altered, notably to feature Arena's duet with Marc Anthony, "I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You", and the titular song from the musical Whistle Down the Wind. French language tracks Arena recorded were also included on that region's release. In total, the album yielded ten singles across its various editions: "Burn", "If I Didn't Love You", "Now I Can Dance", "Whistle Down the Wind", "I Want to Know What Love Is", "If I Was a River", "I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You", "Aller plus haut", "Les trois cloches" and "Segnali di fumo"; the latter three were exclusively released within French-speaking markets. The cover for the Australian version is slightly different and paler; Arena is centred on the cover between white borders.

Chart performance[edit]

In Deep debuted at #1 on the Australian ARIA Albums Chart but sales in Australia were not as high as her previous album Don't Ask (1994).

The album debuted at #1 on the Australian ARIA Albums Chart on 25 August 1997, knocking Middle of Nowhere by Hanson off the top spot, making it Arena's second #1 album. During its fourth week in the charts, the album regained the top spot for two consecutive weeks. In Deep spent a total of three weeks at #1 and went on to spend a total of 60 weeks in the Top 100, re-entering once, and being certified triple platinum by ARIA.[3] It was the eighth highest selling album in Australia for 1997[4] and the eighty-fifth for 1998.[5] It was also nominated for three ARIA Awards in 1998 for Highest Selling Album, Best Female Artist and Highest Selling Single for "Burn".[6]

In France, the album peaked at #3 on the French Albums Chart, stayed in the Top 10 for 29 weeks, and spent a total of 79 weeks in the Top 75. The album became the 11th[7] highest selling album in France for 1999 and the 18th[8] highest selling album in 2000. The album was certified triple platinum in France by SNEP.

In New Zealand, it entered the RIANZ Albums Chart at #22, then moved up to its peak position of #16 the week after. The album spent a total of 6 weeks in the Top 50.[9]

In the United Kingdom, the album was not as successful as her previous top 20 album Don't Ask. In Deep peaked at #102, spending 2 weeks in the top 200.

The singles released from In Deep were successful in most music markets, including Australia and France. Released in July/August 1997, "Burn" reached #2 on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart—becoming Arena's highest peak in Australia—and also peaking in the top 50 in New Zealand and the UK. "Burn" also made history when it became the fastest-added Australian song of all time in radio.[2] The song was nominated for an ARIA Award for Highest Selling Single (see ARIA Music Awards of 1997). The French version also included Arena's first French-language single, "Aller plus haut". The song became a huge hit in France, where it peaked at #2 for 6 consecutive weeks, becoming Arena's highest peak there.

Track listing[edit]

Australian version
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Burn" (Australian album edit version) Arena, Pam Reswick, Steve Werfel 4:24
2. "If I Didn't Love You" (Australian album edit version) Arena, Reswick, Werfel 4:36
3. "Sixteen Years"   Arena, David Tyson, Ward 5:10
4. "In Command" (Australian album edit version) Arena, Heather Field, Tyson 5:06
5. "Not for Sale"   Arena, Field, Robert Parde 3:55
6. "Unsung Hero" (Australian album long version) Arena, Dean McTaggart, Tyson 4:37
7. "I Want to Live with You"   Arena, Jones, Reswick, Werfel 4:54
8. "Welcome to My World"   Arena, Reswick, Werfel 4:47
9. "I Want to Know What Love Is" (Australian album edit version) Mick Jones 5:34
10. "Flashback"   Arena, Jones, Page 4:25
11. "Now I Can Dance"   Arena, Tyson 5:53
12. "Stay / Burn (Reprise)" (hidden track) Arena, Reswick, Werfel 10:06

Charts and certifications[edit]

In Deep has sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide.[10]

The album is the highest selling album in France by an Australian female singer and is currently the 181st best-selling album in France.

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Catalogue
Australia 18 August 1997 (1997-08-18) Columbia Records 497837 2
New Zealand
United Kingdom 26 October 1998 (1998-10-26)
United States
France 9 October 1998 (1998-10-09) 493334 9
France (French version) 30 March 1999 (1999-03-30)


The following singles were top five hits.

# Title Date AUS BEL (Wa) FRA SWI UK
1. "Burn" 1997 2 47
2. "I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You" 1998 9 3 34
3. "Aller plus haut" 1999 1 2 96
4. "Les trois cloches" 2000 1 4 49



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  2. ^ a b "Tina Arena - Discography". Retrieved 19 April 2007.
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  5. ^ "ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 100 Albums 1998". ARIA. Retrieved 19 April 2007.
  6. ^ "ARIA Award History - Tina Arena". ARIA Award. Retrieved 19 April 2008.
  7. ^ SNEP Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 200 Albums 1999. Retrieved 1 August 2009.
  8. ^ SNEP Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 200 Albums 2000. Retrieved 1 August 2009.
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Preceded by
Middle of Nowhere by Hanson
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album (first run)
24 August 1997 – 30 August 1997
Succeeded by
Be Here Now by Oasis
Preceded by
Savage Garden by Savage Garden
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album (second run)
14 September 1997 – 27 September 1997
Succeeded by
Butterfly by Mariah Carey