Jupiter Calling (album)

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Jupiter Calling
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Studio album by
Released10 November 2017
RecordedRAK Studios[1]
GenreFolk
Length55:17
LabelEast West
ProducerT Bone Burnett[2]
The Corrs chronology
White Light
(2015)
Jupiter Calling
(2017)
Singles from Jupiter Calling
  1. "SOS"
    Released: 28 September 2017

Jupiter Calling is the seventh studio album by The Corrs, released on 10 November 2017 by East West Records. It is their first new material in two years, following White Light (2015).[2] It was produced by T Bone Burnett,[2] and recorded at RAK Studios in London.[1] It was promoted by a show at the Royal Albert Hall on 19 October,[3] for which tickets were made available on 15 September.[4]

Background[edit]

Following the release of White Light in 2015, the band toured the UK and Ireland in January 2016, and continental Europe in mid-2016 on their White Light Tour. Andrea Corr spoke to The Sun in January 2016, stating that the band were not planning to record a follow-up soon after, "as long as we're all happy to continue. And we are all very happy."[5]

Recording and content[edit]

The band chose to include a song about Syria on the album, called "SOS (Song of Syria)", which they called their most "politically outspoken and evocative" song to date.[6] Andrea also spoke of playing the song "Son of Solomon" for Burnett: "He said 'Okay, don't play that any more'. When you're on the verge of knowing something you're much better than when you know it too well. And he was right. That's when the magic happens."[6] Caroline Corr described the recording process as "the most freeing experience we've had in the studio."[1]

Of working with the band, Burnett complimented their "deep, generous spirit" and their "writing, singing and playing".[6] The album was primarily recorded live, with minimal overdubbing.[1] While working on the album, Burnett made use of 40 spools of two-inch tape and a Ludwig drum kit.[1] Guitarist Anthony Drennan and bassist Robbie Malone are set to appear on the record.[1]

Singles[edit]

On 21 September 2017, "Son of Solomon" was released as the first promotional single from the album. The song was accompanied by a homemade video, recorded and edited by Andrea Corr. "SOS (Song of Syria)" was released as the lead single on 29 September 2017. The Corrs premiered the song on BBC Radio 2 on 28 September 2017[7] and it was immediately released to YouTube after the radio premiere.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic58/100[8]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[9]
The Guardian3/5 stars[10]
The Irish Times2/5 stars[11]

Jupiter Calling received generally mixed reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 58 based on 4 reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[8]

Track listing[edit]

Track listing adapted from iTunes.[12]

All tracks written by The Corrs.

No.TitleLength
1."Son of Solomon"4:21
2."Chasing Shadows"3:36
3."Bulletproof Love"3:17
4."Road to Eden"4:41
5."Butter Flutter"3:44
6."SOS"3:36
7."Dear Life"4:18
8."No Go Baby"2:46
9."Hit My Ground Running"4:39
10."Live Before I Die"4:10
11."Season of Our Love"3:43
12."A Love Divine"4:35
13."The Sun and the Moon"7:51

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[13] 27
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[14] 46
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[15] 30
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[16] 43
Czech Albums (ČNS IFPI)[17] 39
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[18] 31
French Albums (SNEP)[19] 52
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[20] 42
Irish Albums (IRMA)[21] 20
New Zealand Heatseeker Albums (RMNZ)[22] 4
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[23] 49
Scottish Albums (OCC)[24] 14
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[25] 13
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[26] 25
UK Albums (OCC)[27] 15

References[edit]

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  3. ^ White, Jack (13 September 2017). "The Corrs announce new album and Royal Albert Hall show". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  4. ^ Johnson, Laura (13 September 2017). "The Corrs To Play Royal Albert Hall Prior To Release Of New Album 'Jupiter Calling'". Stereoboard. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  5. ^ Doyle, Pippa (22 January 2016). "The Corrs disappoint fans by announcing they won't be releasing another album anytime soon". VIP. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
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  9. ^ Christopher Monger, James (10 November 2017). "Jupiter Calling – The Corrs". AllMusic. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  10. ^ Aroesti, Rachel (10 November 2017). "The Corrs: Jupiter Calling review – melodious Celtic soft rockers return". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  11. ^ Gannon, Jennifer (10 November 2017). "The Corrs: Jupiter Calling – bludgeons your ears into submission". The Irish Times. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
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  13. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 20 November 2017. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
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  17. ^ "Czech Albums – Top 100". ČNS IFPI. Note: On the chart page, select 201746 on the field besides the word "Zobrazit", and then click over the word to retrieve the correct chart data. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  18. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – The Corrs – Jupiter Calling" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  19. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums – SNEP (Week 46, 2017)". Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  20. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – The Corrs – Jupiter Calling" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  21. ^ "Irish Albums Chart: 17 November 2017". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  22. ^ "NZ Heatseeker Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 20 November 2017. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  23. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – The Corrs – Jupiter Calling". Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  24. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  25. ^ "Top 100 Albumes — Semana 46: del 10.11.2017 al 16.11.2017" (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved 23 November 2017.
  26. ^ "Swisscharts.com – The Corrs – Jupiter Calling". Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  27. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 18 November 2017.