South (Heather Nova album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 11, 2001 (Europe)
May 21, 2002 (US)
GenreSoul, Alternative pop, Pop rock
ProducerSee Track listing for producer(s)
Heather Nova chronology
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Metacritic69/100 link
Review scores
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars link

South is Heather Nova's sixth album. It spawned the U.S. single "Virus of the Mind". There were two versions of this album; the original release on December 11, 2001, and an American release on May 21, 2002. The U.S. release contained one extra track, "Welcome", which also appeared on the 2005 album Redbird.

The album was recorded in London, New York, Sweden and Los Angeles and featured Bernard Butler on some of the tracks.[1]

For this album, Nova also recorded a contemporary-styled cover of the standard "Gloomy Sunday", a song originally made popular by Billie Holiday. In retrospect, Nova found the album to be far too polished and not entirely to her liking. She declared that her next album, Storm, would be bare and would be the album she's always wanted to make.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Heather Nova, except where noted.

European release[edit]

  1. "If I Saw You in a Movie" – 4:06; produced by Felix Tod
  2. "Talk to Me" – 4:05; produced by Felix Tod
  3. "Virus of the Mind" – 4:13; produced by Paul Fox
  4. "Like Lovers Do" – 4:11; produced by Eve Nelson
  5. "Waste the Day" – 3:34; produced by Felix Tod
  6. "Heaven Sent" – 4:14; produced by Peter Kvint and Simon Nordberg
  7. "It's Only Love" – 4:34; produced by Felix Tod
  8. "I'm No Angel" (Bernard Butler, Nova) – 3:58; produced by Bernard Butler and Felix Tod
  9. "Help Me Be Good to You" – 3:53; produced by Felix Tod
  10. "When Somebody Turns You On" – 3:46; produced by Felix Tod
  11. "Gloomy Sunday" (Holman, Javor, Seress) – 4:09; produced by D.F. Petersen
  12. "Tested" – 3:26; produced by Felix Tod
  13. "Just Been Born" – 4:30; produced by Felix Tod
    • "The Man in the Ocean - 4:41; Japan bonus track

U.S. release[edit]

  1. "Welcome" (Armstrong, Campbell, Nova) – 4:19; produced by The Matrix
  2. "If I Saw You in a Movie" – 4:04
  3. "Talk to Me" – 4:05
  4. "Heaven Sent" – 4:14
  5. "Help Me Be Good to You" – 3:51
  6. "Like Lovers Do" – 4:05
  7. "Virus of the Mind" – 4:13
  8. "It's Only Love" – 4:34
  9. "When Somebody Turns You On" – 3:43
  10. "Waste the Day" – 3:31
  11. "I'm No Angel" (Bernard Butler, Nova) – 3:49
  12. "Tested" – 3:26
  13. "Gloomy Sunday" (Holman, Javor, Seress) – 4:09
  14. "Just Been Born" – 4:30

B Sides

  1. "Sweet November" ""I'm No Angel" single & "Virus of the Mind" single
  2. "Paint the World" "Virus of the Mind" single
  3. "In the Garden" "I'm No Angel" single
  4. "Tested" (band version) "I'm No Angel" single
  5. "Man in the Ocean" "I'm No Angel" single


  1. ^ Sweeting, Adam (1 September 2001). "Review: Pop: Heather Nova: Shepherds Bush Empire, London: 3/5 stars". Newsbank. The Guardian. Retrieved 3 April 2019. (Subscription required (help)).