Liquid Spirit

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Liquid Spirit
Gregory Porter - Liquid Spirit (Album artwork).png
Studio album by Gregory Porter
Released September 2, 2013 (2013-09-02)
Recorded 2013
Studio Sear Sound, New York City
Genre
Length 61:15
Label Blue Note
Producer Brian Bacchus
Gregory Porter chronology
Be Good
(2012)Be Good2012
Liquid Spirit
(2013)
Take Me to the Alley
(2016)Take Me to the Alley2016
Singles from Liquid Spirit
  1. "Musical Genocide"
    Released: 2013
  2. "The 'In' Crowd"
    Released: 2014
  3. "No Love Dying"
    Released: 2014
  4. "Liquid Spirit"
    Released: 2015
  5. "Hey Laura"
    Released: 2015
  6. "Water Under Bridges"
    Released: 2015
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
All About Jazz4.5/5 stars[2]
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Contactmusic.com4.5/5 stars[3]
Daily Express4/5[4]
The Galleon8/10[5]
The Guardian3/5 stars[6]
PopMatters8/10 stars[7]
The Sydney Morning Herald4/5 stars[8]

Liquid Spirit is the third studio album by American jazz musician Gregory Porter. It was released through Blue Note Records on September 2, 2013.[9] The album won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album in 2014.[10][11] The record also produced six singles.

Commercial reception[edit]

The album entered the US Billboard 200 at No. 192 with around 3,000 copies sold, and peaked at No. 187 on the chart.[12] It peaked at No. 2 on Jazz Albums.[13] The album has sold 43,000 copies in the US as of April 2016.[14]

In the United Kingdom, the album peaked at No. 9 in the chart,[15] and it was certified Platinum by the BPI on July 8, 2016.[16]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Gregory Porter, except where noted.[17]

No.TitleLength
1."No Love Dying"3:56
2."Liquid Spirit"3:36
3."Lonesome Lover" (Abbey Lincoln, Max Roach)3:11
4."Water Under Bridges"3:32
5."Hey Laura"3:19
6."Musical Genocide"3:45
7."Wolfcry"4:10
8."Free" (Zak Najor, Porter)5:01
9."Brown Grass"4:17
10."Wind Song"3:23
11."The 'In' Crowd" (Billy Page)3:37
12."Movin'"4:49
13."When Love Was King"6:52
14."I Fall in Love Too Easily" (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne)7:47
Total length:61:15

Personnel[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jurek, Thom. "Gregory Porter – Liquid Spirit". AllMusic. Retrieved May 29, 2016. 
  2. ^ Lindsay, Bruce (4 September 2013). "Gregory Porter: Liquid Spirit". All About Jazz. Retrieved 3 July 2018. 
  3. ^ Ghoneim, Tareck (11 February 2015). "Gregory Porter - Liquid Spirit Deluxe Edition Album Review". Contactmusic.com. Retrieved 3 July 2018. 
  4. ^ UNWIN, STEPHEN (September 13, 2013). "CD review: Gregory Porter - Liquid Spirit". Daily Express. Retrieved 3 July 2018. 
  5. ^ OSBORNE, JORDAN (27 November 2015). "Album review: Gregory Porter – Liquid Spirit – Special Edition Porter's magnificent vocals overflow with soul Gregory Porter ― Liquid Spirit". The Galleon. Retrieved 3 July 2018. 
  6. ^ Fordham, John (September 5, 2013). "Gregory Porter: Liquid Spirit – review". The Guardian. Retrieved May 29, 2016. 
  7. ^ Layman, Will (September 18, 2013). "Gregory Porter: LIquid Spirit". PopMatters. Retrieved May 29, 2016. 
  8. ^ Nicholas, Jessica (12 April 2017). "Gregory Porter review: Rare gifts from a jazz great". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 3 July 2018. 
  9. ^ "Liquid Spirit by Gregory Porter on iTunes". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved April 29, 2016. 
  10. ^ "GREGORY PORTER EARNS TWO GRAMMY NOMINATIONS; ANNOUNCES TV PERFORMANCES". Blue Note Records. December 9, 2013. Retrieved April 29, 2016. 
  11. ^ Moreton, Cole (September 20, 2014). "Gregory Porter: 'Jazz got me out of the pain of losing my mother'". The Independent. Retrieved 29 April 2016. 
  12. ^ "The Billboard 200". Billboard. October 5, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Jazz Albums". Billboard. October 5, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. HITS Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on April 15, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Gregory Porter". The Official Charts Company. 
  16. ^ a b "British album certifications – Gregory Porter – Liquid Spirit". British Phonographic Industry.  Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Enter Liquid Spirit in the search field and then press Enter.
  17. ^ a b c Liquid Spirit (liner notes). Gregory Porter. Blue Note Records, a division of Universal Music Group. 2013.
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  29. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 29, 2016.
  30. ^ "Gregory Porter Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  31. ^ "Gregory Porter Chart History (Top Jazz Albums)". Billboard.
  32. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Gregory Porter – Liquid Spirit" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter Gregory Porter in the field Interpret. Enter Liquid Spirit in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen. 
  33. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Gregory Porter; 'Liquid Spirit')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved April 14, 2018. 
  34. ^ "Dutch album certifications – Gregory Porter – Liquid Spirit" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers.  Enter Liquid Spirit in the "Artiest of titel" box.