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)Before Time Could Change Us2005
Skin
(2007)
Second Skin
(2008)Second Skin2008

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.