Skin (Katie Noonan album)

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Skin
Katie-Noonan-Skin.jpg
Studio album by Katie Noonan
Released 13 August 2007
Genre Pop, jazz
Length 67:25
Label Festival Mushroom Records
Warner Bros. Records
Producer Andrew Klippel
Katie Noonan chronology
Before Time Could Change Us
(2005)
Skin
(2007)
Second Skin
(2008)

Skin is a studio album by Australian musician, Katie Noonan. It was released in August 2007 and peaked at number 6 on the Australian ARIA Charts. Skin was the first album released by Noonan as a solo artist and recorded between the time of 3 and 8 months pregnant. Noonan says: "I love the themes I explored on this album – I was a madly in love newlywed, experiencing the miracle of pregnancy – it was quite a trip to document! Inspired by Donny Hathaway, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and Vince Jones, this album was all about exploring groove for me. I learn’t a huge amount making this album and I am really grateful for the arduous journey I took with this process, as since then, it has confirmed my instinct to listen to and trust my inner voice."[1]

Reviews[edit]

Bernard Zuel from Sydney Morning Herald said "Her first solo album finds her mostly dabbling in a kind of fluttering, '70s soul jazz reminiscent of, among others, Minnie Riperton." adding "The songs have a basement soul feel. That is, as with any number of competent jazz funk bands you may see at the Sydney venue on a Friday night, there's a groove, but apart from "Return", it never sinks in beneath the skin. Across them Noonan's lyrics are not awful but they rarely say something that couldn't have been done by a committee.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Logic" - 2:47
  2. "Return" - 3:32
  3. "Time to Begin" - 4:25
  4. "Love's My Song for You" - 4:06
  5. "Little Boy Man" - 3:22
  6. "Sunshine" - 3:31
  7. "One Step" - 3:48
  8. "Home" - 4:19
  9. "Send Out a Little Love" - 3:51
  10. "Who Are You?" - 4:30
  11. "Bluebird" - 4:43
  12. "A Little Smile" - 3:05

Bonus disc[edit]

  1. "Special Ones"
  2. "Crazy"
  3. "I Think I Am"
  4. "Choir Girl"
  5. "Breathe In Now"

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[3] 6
Australian Artist Albums Chart[4] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Rank
Australian Artist Albums Chart[5] 48

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SKIN and SECOND SKIN – KATIE NOONAN". katienoonan.com. Retrieved 26 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Skin Review". Bernard Zuel. www.smh.com.au. 11 August 2007. Retrieved 26 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Katie Noonan – Skin". Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
  4. ^ "ARIA Report Week Commencing 20th August 2007" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. 20 August 2007. Retrieved 26 April 2016. 
  5. ^ "ARIA Top 50 Australian Artists Albums 2007". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 26 April 2016.