Reece Mastin (album)

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Reece Mastin
ReeceMastin.jpg
Studio album by Reece Mastin
Released 9 December 2011
Recorded 2011
Genre
Label Sony
Reece Mastin chronology
Reece Mastin
(2011)
Beautiful Nightmare
(2012)
Singles from Reece Mastin
  1. "Good Night"
    Released: 22 November 2011

Reece Mastin is the self-titled debut studio album by Reece Mastin, the 2011 winner of the The X Factor (Australia), released through Sony Music Australia on 9 December 2011. The album debuted at number two on the ARIA Albums Chart and was certified double platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). The album's lead single "Good Night", preceded the album's release, and debuted at number one on the ARIA Singles Chart. To promote the album, Mastin toured shopping centres across Australia. He also embarked on his first headlining Australian tour in December 2011 and ended in February 2012.

Background[edit]

Reece Mastin features re-recorded studio tracks of some of Mastin's performances during the live shows on The X Factor (Australia), as well as his winner's single, "Good Night".[1] Mastin recorded the album in three days.[2] In an interview with News Limited, he explained: "We had to go as quick as I could, but it was a good three days ... Every song I tried to put in as much of me as I could. That's a good starting point, trying to be a little bit original on a covers album."[2]

Release and promotion[edit]

Reece Mastin was released by Sony Music Australia on 9 December 2011, as both digital download and CD formats.[3][1] To launch the album, Mastin performed "Good Night" on Sunrise.[4] During the week of the album's release (9 – 15 December), Mastin toured shopping malls in New South Wales, Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria and Queensland, performing several of the album's song and signing CDs for fans.[5][6] He also held an instore appearance at the Westfield Parramatta store in New South Wales on 22 December.[5]

Singles[edit]

Following Mastin's win on the third series of The X Factor (Australia) on 22 November 2011, his winner's single "Good Night" was released for digital download, and served as the lead single from the album.[7] The single received mixed to positive reviews from music critics, who noted its similarities to Pink's "Raise Your Glass" (2010).[8][9][10] "Good Night" debuted at number one on the ARIA Singles Chart, where it remained for four non-consecutive weeks.[11] It was certified five times platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), for selling 350,000 copies.[12]

Tour[edit]

Mastin commenced his first headlining tour in Australia on 17 December 2011 and ended on 5 February 2012.[13] Fellow X Factor contestants Johnny Ruffo and Christina Parie served as Mastin's supporting acts on the tour.[14] The tour later extended in New Zealand during April 2012.[15][16][17]

Date Country City Venue
17 December 2011 Australia Sydney The Big Top, Luna Park
18 December 2011
12 January 2012 Gold Coast Twin Towns
13 January 2012
14 January 2012 Brisbane QPAC Brisbane Concert Hall
15 January 2012 Caloundra Caloundra RSL
19 January 2012 Melbourne The Palms at Crown (Evening)
20 January 2012 The Palms at Crown (Matinee)
The Palms at Crown (Evening)
21 January 2012 The Palms at Crown (Matinee)
The Palms at Crown (Evening)
22 January 2012 Hobart Wrestpoint Entertainment Centre
26 January 2012 Perth Burswood Theatre
27 January 2012
28 January 2012 Adelaide Thebarton Theatre
29 January 2012
31 January 2012
3 February 2012 Sydney Enmore Theatre
4 February 2012 Newcastle Newcastle Civic Theatre
5 February 2012 Canberra Canberra Southern Cross Club
10 April 2012 New Zealand Christchurch CBS Canterbury Arena
12 April 2012 Wellington TSB Bank Arena
14 April 2012 Auckland Vector Arena
16 April 2012 Napier Pettigrew Green Arena

Commercial performance[edit]

Reece Mastin debuted at number two on the ARIA Albums Chart on 19 December 2011.[18] The album was certified double platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), denoting shipments of 140,000 units.[19] In New Zealand, the album debuted at number one on 27 February 2012 and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ), denoting shipments of 7,500 copies.[20][21]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Good Night" 3:02
2. "Dream On" (Aerosmith song) 3:28
3. "Closer to the Edge" (Thirty Seconds to Mars song) 3:34
4. "Joker & the Thief" (Wolfmother song) 3:07
5. "Paradise City" (Guns N' Roses song) 3:37
6. "Breakeven (Falling to Pieces)" (The Script song) 3:40
7. "She Will Be Loved" (Maroon 5 song) 3:47
8. "Always" (Bon Jovi song) 3:31
9. "Stayin' Alive" (Bee Gees song) 3:37
10. "Ironic" (Alanis Morissette song) 2:58
11. "I Kissed a Girl" (Katy Perry song) 3:06

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Reece Mastin, Pop, CD". Sanity. Retrieved 19 December 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Adams, Cameron (8 December 2011). "Reece Mastin, the apprentice rock star". News.com.au (News Limited). Retrieved 19 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Reece Mastin –Album". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 19 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "Reece Mastin performs live". Yahoo!7. Retrieved 9 December 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "National In Store Tour!". Reecemastinofficial.com. Archived from the original on 19 December 2011. 
  6. ^ McRae, Ross (11 December 2011). "Mastin mania hits Perth". The West Australian. Seven West Media Limited. Retrieved 19 December 2011. 
  7. ^ "Good Night – Single". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 19 December 2011. 
  8. ^ "X Factor double take: Does Reece's winner's single sound like Pink?". MusixFix. Ninemsn. 23 November 2011. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 
  9. ^ "LISTEN: Reece Mastin's X-Factor Winner Single 'Good Night'". Take 40 Australia. MCM Entertainment. 23 November 2011. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 
  10. ^ Tonges (28 November 2011). "Reece Mastin vs Pink". Nova FM. DMG Radio Australia. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 
  11. ^ "Reece Mastin – Good Night". ARIA Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 December 2011. 
  12. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2014 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  13. ^ "Shows". Reecemastinofficial.com. Archived from the original on 23 December 2011. 
  14. ^ "Reece Mastin Live in Concert". Crownmelbourne.com.au. Archived from the original on 19 December 2011. 
  15. ^ "Reece Mastin – Touring New Zealand In April!". Reecemastinofficial.com. Archived from the original on 19 February 2012. 
  16. ^ "Christchurch Show Added To New Zealand Tour!". Reecemastinofficial.com. Archived from the original on 23 February 2012. 
  17. ^ "Reece Mastin adds Napier show to NZ tour". 3 News. 5 March 2012. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  18. ^ a b "Reece Mastin – Album". ARIA Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 19 December 2011. 
  19. ^ a b "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2012 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 8 May 2013. 
  20. ^ a b "Reece Mastin – Album". RIANZ Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 February 2012. 
  21. ^ a b "NZ Top 40 Albums Chart". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ). Archived from the original on 28 February 2012. 
  22. ^ "ARIA 2011 Top 100 Albums Chart" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  23. ^ "ARIA Top 50 Australian Artists Album 2011". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  24. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Albums Chart – 2012". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  25. ^ "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 50 Australian Artist Albums 2012". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 9 January 2013.