The Deep Blue

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The Deep Blue
TheDeepBlue.jpg
Studio album by Charlotte Hatherley
Released 5 March 2007
Recorded 2006 at The Red House Studio, Senigallia, Italy
Genre Indie rock
Length 53:18
Label Little Sister
Producer Eric Drew Feldman, Rob Ellis & Charlotte Hatherley
Charlotte Hatherley chronology
Grey Will Fade
(2004)
The Deep Blue
(2007)
New Worlds
(2009)

The Deep Blue is the second album from British singer/songwriter Charlotte Hatherley, released on 5 March 2007. The album was mainly recorded in Italy, and was the first record Charlotte created since leaving Ash in January 2006. It was also the first record to be released under Hatherley's own Little Sister label.

Singles[edit]

Four singles were released from the album. "Behave" was released in December 2006, followed by "I Want You To Know" in February 2007, "Siberia" in June 2007 and "Again" (download-only) in October 2007.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
BBC Music (Negative)[2]
Drowned in Sound (6/10)[3]
NME (7/10)[4]
Pitchfork Media (7.8/10)[5]
Playlouder (3.5/5)[6]
Teentoday.co.uk 2/5 stars[7]

The Deep Blue received positive reviews and Planet Sound called it a potential Album of the Year candidate when previewing new albums of 2007. However, it only reached number 109 in the UK Albums Chart[8][9]. The "Behave" EP achieved widespread critical acclaim in several musical publications, as well as being Phill Jupitus's track of the week on BBC 6 Music, but only reached number 168 in the UK Singles Chart. "I Want You To Know" reached number 108.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Charlotte Hatherley, except "Dawn Treader", which was co-written with Andy Partridge.

  1. "Cousteau" – 1:51
  2. "Be Thankful" – 5:23
  3. "I Want You To Know" – 2:43
  4. "Again" – 4:21
  5. "Wounded Sky" – 3:37
  6. "Behave" – 4:02
  7. "Love's Young Dream" – 4:04
  8. "Roll Over (Let It Go)" – 4:24
  9. "Very Young" – 2:53
  10. "Dawn Treader" – 4:01
  11. "It Isn't Over" – 3:19
  12. "Siberia" ("Lost In Time" Hidden Track) – 12:40

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Nyman, Sarah (9 March 2007). "Review: Charlotte Hatherley The Deep Blue". BBC. Retrieved 5 Mar 2011. 
  3. ^ Drowned in Sound review
  4. ^ NME review
  5. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  6. ^ Playlouder review
  7. ^ Teentoday.co.uk review
  8. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 246. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  9. ^ "UK Chartlog: H". zobbel.de. Retrieved 5 March 2011.