Power of a Woman

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Power of a Woman
Eternal Power of a Woman.jpg
Studio album by
Released30 October 1995 (1995-10-30)
RecordedApril–August 1995
Studio
  • The Master Room, London
  • Sarm West Studios, London
Genre
Length53:16
LabelEMI
Producer
Eternal chronology
Always & Forever
(1993)
Power of a Woman
(1995)
Before the Rain
(1997)
Singles from Power of a Woman
  1. "Power of a Woman"
    Released: October 9, 1995
  2. "I Am Blessed"
    Released: November 27, 1995
  3. "Good Thing"
    Released: February 26, 1996
  4. "Who Are You?"
    Released: March 13, 1996 (Japan Only)
  5. "Secrets"
    Released: November 25, 1996
Alternative Cover
Re-Release Cover
Re-Release Cover

Power of a Woman is the second studio album by the British R&B vocal group Eternal, released in October 1995. It was the band's first album to feature without former member Louise who left the group to pursue a solo career. According to Billboard, as of February 1997, Power of a Woman has sold 2 million copies worldwide.[1]

Overview[edit]

The album was a success and charted at number 6 in the UK Albums Chart in 1995. Eternal worked with new producers, giving them a slightly more R&B feel than their previous album Always & Forever. Power of a Woman received a positive reaction from critics, and the album was later re-released with a bonus disc featuring dance remixes.[2]

Power of a Woman gave Eternal another 4 top 10 singles, "Power of a Woman", "I Am Blessed", and remixed versions of "Good Thing" and "Secrets". "It Will Never End" was planned to be the fifth release, but this was later cancelled due to Eternal releasing "Someday", which was the theme tune to Disney's 1996 film The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

In 1996 the album was re-released as a two CD set. CD one was the same as the prior release and CD two was titled "The Number On Dance Mixes" and included six remixes of previous singles.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Length
1. "Power of a Woman" 4:24
2. "I Am Blessed" 4:24
3. "Good Thing" 3:51
4. "Telling You Now" 4:49
5. "Hurry Up" 3:34
6. "Redemption Song" 4:12
7. "It Will Never End" 4:43
8. "Who Are You" 3:17
9. "Secrets" 3:42
10. "Your Smile" 3:39
11. "Don't Make Me Wait" 4:31
12. "Up to You" 3:58
13. "Faith in Love" 4:12
14. "Oh Happy Day" (Japanese Bonus Track) 3:41
# Bonus CD "Number One Dance Mixes" Length
1. Stay (West End D'Rhythm Mix) 7:26
2. Just A Step From Heaven (Frankie Foncett Main Mix) 7:27
3. So Good (Tree Men Full On Mix) 6:49
4. Sweet Funky Thing (Uno Clio Remix) 7:35
5. Crazy (West End Remix) 6:11
6. Power Of A Woman (Father Of Sound Vocal Mix) Remix 8:19

Charts[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[3] 14
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[4] 48
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[5] 35
Scottish Albums (OCC)[6] 30
UK Albums (OCC)[7] 6
UK R&B Albums (OCC)[8] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Position
UK Albums Chart[9] 32

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Japan (RIAJ)[10] 79,120^
United Kingdom (BPI)[11] 2× Platinum 600,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard (22 Feb 1997) Who's Selling Where?. Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 22 February 1997. p. 46. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  2. ^ Kéllé Bryan's Official site Archived 2007-03-10 at the Wayback Machine. Power of a Woman page. Retrieved: October 28, 2006
  3. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Eternal – Power of a Woman". Hung Medien.
  4. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Eternal – Power of a Woman" (in Dutch). Hung Medien.
  5. ^ "Oricon Top 50 Albums: 1995-11-08" (in Japanese). Oricon.
  6. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  7. ^ "Eternal | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart.
  8. ^ "Official R&B Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  9. ^ "Chart Archive – 1990s Albums". Retrieved 24 September 2011.
  10. ^ "Japanese album certifications – Eternal – Power of a Woman" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved 25 July 2012.
  11. ^ "British album certifications – Eternal – Power of a Woman". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 25 July 2012. Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Power of a Woman in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.