Shiver (Jenny Morris album)

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Studio album by Jenny Morris
Released 24 July 1989 (1989-07-24)
Recorded 1988-89
Genre Pop
Length 37:26
Label Warner
Producer Andrew Farriss
Jenny Morris chronology
Body and Soul
(1987)Body and Soul1987
Singles from Shiver
  1. "Saved Me"
    Released: June 1989
  2. "She Has to Be Loved"
    Released: August 1989
  3. "Street of Love"
    Released: December 1989
  4. "Aotearoa"
    Released: January 1990
  5. "Self Deceiver"
    Released: 1990
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Shiver is the second solo studio album by New Zealand singer Jenny Morris, released on 24 July 1989 (see 1989 in music) by Warner Music Group. The album was produced by Andrew Farriss and was critically acclaimed to be Morris's "most successful — and best" album to date. Shiver debuted inside the top twenty on the Australian ARIA Albums Chart and was certified double platinum by ARIA. It yielded five singles: "Saved Me", "She Has to Be Loved", "Aotearoa", "Street of Love" and "Self Deceiver".

Shiver was commercially successful in Australia. In early August 1989, it debuted at number fifteen on the Australian ARIA Albums Chart.[2] It went to peak at number five on its fifteenth week and stayed there for two consecutive weeks. The album spent a total of forty-one weeks in the top fifty, and fifty-seven weeks in the top one-hundred.[3] The Australian Recording Industry Association awarded the album double platinum certification for shipping 140,000 copies[3] and became the thirtiest highest selling album in Australia for 1989.[4] It sold around 250,000 copies in Australia.[5]

Jonathan Lewis of AllMusic stated that although Shiver was not a huge leap from her previous album, it showed that she was maturing as a songwriter.[6] He ends the review stating "The most successful — and best — of Jenny Morris' albums."[6] The album also features Morris's cover version of "(Beggar on The) Street of Love" by Australian musician Paul Kelly.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Saved Me" Andrew Farriss, Morris 3:46
2. "Bag Lady" Morris 3:11
3. "She Has to Be Loved" Farriss, Morris 4:05
4. "Conscience" Farriss, Morris 2:32
5. "Street of Love" Paul Kelly 3:03
6. "Self Deceiver" Morris, Kelly 3:34
7. "Little Little" Morris 3:55
8. "Land of the Long White Cloud/Aotearoa" Morris 3:49
9. "Humanity" Farriss, Morris 2:48
10. "Shiver" Morris 2:53


Year-end charts[edit]