Life (Marcia Hines album)

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Life
Life Marcia Hines album.jpg
Studio album by
Released17 November 2007
Recorded2007
GenrePop, Electronic, Funk, Soul
Length61:08
LabelWarner Music Australia
ProducerPaul Wiltshire
Marcia Hines chronology
The Essential Marcia Hines
(2007)
Life
(2007)
Marcia Sings Tapestry
(2010)

Life is the twelfth studio album by Australian singer Marcia Hines, released in Australia on 17 November 2007 (see 2007 in music). It peaked at #21 in Australia.[1]

The album is Hines' interpretation of songs originally recorded by artists such as John Lennon, R.E.M and Toni Braxton.

Background[edit]

Following the success of her 2006 album, Discothèque, Hines was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame.[2] Hines said of the achievement: "I love Australia, but most importantly I'm so happy that I am an Australian." Hines recorded a new album, titled, "Life". Songs that have she claims have 'helped her survive, and given her strength'.[3]

Hines continued saying; "Everyone's life is remarkable. This album is about the heroism of everyday life. I am still a work in progress, but the life that I dreamed of is each day becoming a reality" [4]

Track listing[edit]

CD [5][6]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Listen"Marcia Hines, Paul Wiltshire, Victoria Wu1:24
2."Everybody Hurts"Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe5:19
3."All Woman"Lisa Stansfield, Ian Devaney, Andy Morris5:01
4."Imagine"John Lennon4:41
5."Get Here"Brenda Russell3:54
6."Breathe Again"Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds4:31
7."God Bless The Child"Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog, Jr.4:03
8."I'll Stand By You"Chrissie Hynde Tom Kelly, Billy Steinberg3:24
9."(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman"Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Jerry Wexler2:51
10."She's Leaving Home"Lennon–McCartney3:44
11."The Living Years"Mike Rutherford, B. A. Robertson5:52
12."No Ordinary Love"Sade, Stuart Matthewman5:07
13."A House Is Not A Home"Burt Bacharach, Hal David6:59
14."I Am"Marcia Hines, Paul Wiltshire, Victoria Wu4:07
  • A limited edition includes a DVD documentary on the making of "Life".

Charts[edit]

"Life" debuted and peaked at #21 in Australia.

Weekly Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[7] 21

Credits[edit]

[8]

  • Arranged & mixed & produced by – Paul L. Wiltshire
  • Executive-Producer – Peter Rix, Warren Costello
  • Additional Production – Andrew Glozer, Brad Evans, Phil Turcio, Victoria Wu
  • Backing vocals – Jud Field, Natalie Dunn
  • Bass – Luke Hodgson, Paul Bushnell
  • Choir – The Melbourne Gospel Choir
  • Drums – Brian McCloud, Gavin Ford, Tim O'Connor
  • Guitar – Grecco Buratto, Paul Wiltshire
  • Piano, Keyboards – Brad Evans, Jim Cox, Paul Wiltshire, Phil Turcio
  • Saxophone, Flute – Lachlan Davidson
  • Strings – Caleb Wright, Christina Katsimbardis, Edwina Hookey, Helen Ayres, Helen Ireland, Jonathan Wong, Kate Sullivan, Katherine Lukey, Kathryn Taylor, Kylie Liang, Lucas O'Brian, Michael Brooks Reid, Michael Dahlenburg, Paul Zabrowarny, Rachel Homburg, Steve Newton, Suying Aw, Svetlana Bogosavljevic
  • Trombone – Ian Bell
  • Trumpet – Greg Spence, Shane Gillard

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MARCIA HINES - Life (ALBUM)". Australian-Charts. Retrieved 27 October 2014.
  2. ^ "ARIA Awards search from Marcia Hines". ariaawards.com.au. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Marcia Hines Biography". www.take40.com. Archived from the original on 29 October 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Marcia Hines "Life"". www.femail.com.au. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Marcia Hines – Life". Discogs.com. Retrieved 27 October 2014.
  6. ^ "Marcia Hines "Life"". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  7. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Marcia Hines – {{{album}}}". Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  8. ^ "Marcia Hines – Life". Discogs.com. Retrieved 27 October 2014.