In Winter

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In Winter
Katie Melua - In Winter.jpg
Studio album by
Released14 October 2016 (2016-10-14)
Recorded2016
Gori, Georgia
Length35:22
LabelBMG Rights Management
ProducerKatie Melua, Adam 'Cecil' Bartlett
Katie Melua chronology
Ketevan
(2013)
In Winter
(2016)
Ultimate Collection
(2018)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Katie Melua with the Gori Women's Choir, 2018

In Winter is the seventh studio album by British singer-songwriter Katie Melua. It was released through BMG Rights Management on 14 October 2016.

Background[edit]

For this record, Melua went back to her native Georgia to record an album with the Gori Women's Choir, a native Georgian all-woman singing troupe.[2] She teamed up with co-producer Adam 'Cecil' Bartlett, and travelled to the town of Gori, where they set up a recording studio in the local community arts centre. For the special choral arrangements, she brought in composer Bob Chilcott.[3] This was Melua's first album since the end of her six album partnership deal with Mike Batt on his Dramatico Record label.[4]

The album comprises a collection of seasonal covers from various cultures, and some original works reflecting on Melua's upbringing during Georgia's Soviet era and the difficult times of its subsequent civil war.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."The Little Swallow"Traditional1:46
2."River"Joni Mitchell3:25
3."Perfect World"Katie Melua4:24
4."Cradle Song"Traditional1:43
5."A Time To Buy"Melua3:31
6."Plane Song"Melua4:07
7."If You Are So Beautiful"Anzor Erkomaishvili, Natela Onashvili3:43
8."Dreams on Fire"4:05
9."All Night Vigil - Nunc Dimittis"Sergei Rachmaninoff4:15
10."O Holy Night"Adolphe Adam4:23

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[5] 11
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[6] 25
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[7] 21
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[8] 17
French Albums (SNEP)[9] 29
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[10] 10
New Zealand Heatseekers Albums (RMNZ)[11] 2
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[12] 7
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[13] 4
UK Albums (OCC)[14] 9

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[15] Silver 60,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Collar, Matt. "In Winter - Katie Melua" at AllMusic. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Katie Melua announces new album 'In Winter'!". Front View Magazine. August 28, 2016. Retrieved September 14, 2016.
  3. ^ Barnett, Lauren (September 9, 2016). "New album IN WINTER from Katie Melua featuring the Gori Women's Choir to be released October 14". Maverick. Retrieved September 14, 2016.
  4. ^ Hickling, Alfred. "'Stalin sent granddad to Siberia': Katie Melua Goes Home to Georgia". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Katie Melua feat. Gori Women's Choir – In Winter" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Katie Melua feat. Gori Women's Choir – In Winter" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Katie Melua feat. Gori Women's Choir – In Winter" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Katie Melua feat. Gori Women's Choir – In Winter" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 December 2016.
  9. ^ "Lescharts.com – Katie Melua feat. Gori Women's Choir – In Winter". Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 December 2016.
  10. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Katie Melua feat. Gori Women's Choir – In Winter" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 25 December 2016.
  11. ^ "NZ Heatseekers Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 2 January 2017. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  12. ^ "VG-lista - Topp 40 Album uke 52, 2016". VG-lista. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  13. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Katie Melua feat. Gori Women's Choir – In Winter". Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  14. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  15. ^ "BPI Award: Katie Melua - In Winter". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2 October 2017.