The House (album)

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The House
Katie Melua - The House.jpg
Studio album by Katie Melua
Released 24 May 2010
Genre
Length 45:44
Label Dramatico
Producer William Orbit
Katie Melua chronology
Live at the O² Arena
(2009)Live at the O² Arena2009
The House
(2010)
Secret Symphony
(2012)Secret Symphony2012
Singles from The House
  1. "The Flood"
    Released: 17 May 2010
  2. "A Happy Place"
    Released: 12 July 2010
  3. "To Kill You With A Kiss" (single title)
    "I'd Love To Kill You (album title)"

    Released: 26 November 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Daily Express 3/5 stars[3]
The Daily Telegraph 3/5 stars[4]
Mojo 3/5 stars[5]
Slant Magazine 3.5/5 stars[6]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[7]

The House is the fourth studio album by British-Georgian singer Katie Melua, released on 24 May 2010 by Dramatico. This is Melua's first studio album not to be produced by Mike Batt. The first single from the album, "The Flood", was released on 17 May 2010 and was written by Melua, Guy Chambers and Lauren Christy.[8] The second single A Happy Place was released in July 2010, featuring a remix of the track by Sparks. The third single To Kill You With A Kiss (called I'd Love To Kill You on the album) was released at the end of November 2010.[9]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks produced by William Orbit.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I'd Love to Kill You"
  • Katie Melua
  • Guy Chambers
2:57
2. "The Flood"
  • Melua
  • Chambers
  • Lauren Christy
4:03
3. "A Happy Place"
  • Melua
  • Chambers
3:27
4. "A Moment of Madness"
  • Melua
  • Chambers
3:47
5. "Red Balloons" 4:20
6. "Tiny Alien"
  • Melua
  • Chambers
4:36
7. "No Fear of Heights" Melua 2:53
8. "The One I Love Is Gone" Bill Monroe 3:38
9. "Plague of Love"
  • Melua
  • Rick Nowels
3:26
10. "God on the Drums, Devil on the Bass"
3:48
11. "Twisted"
  • Melua
  • Nowels
3:44
12. "The House" Melua 5:00

Personnel[edit]

With

  • B J Cole - pedal steel on tracks 1,5,9
  • Dominic Miller - guitar on tracks 5,9
  • Jim Watson - piano on track 2
  • Keith Brazil - drums on track 3
  • Paul Stanborough - mandolin on track 2
  • Fergus Gerrand - drums on tracks 2,6,9-11
  • William Orbit - kalimba on track 6

Chart positions[edit]

In the United Kingdom, the album debuted at #4 with 29,611 copies sold in its first week.[10]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Belgium (BEA)[40] Gold 15,000*
Germany (BVMI)[41] Gold 100,000^
Poland (ZPAV)[42] Platinum 20,000*
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[43] Platinum 30,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[44] Gold 100,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

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  4. ^ McCormick, Neil (2010-05-21). "Katie Melua: The House, CD review". The Daily Telegraph. London. 
  5. ^ Glyn Brown Mojo, June 2010, Issue 199.
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Preceded by
Für dich immer noch Fanta Sie by Die Fantastischen Vier
Swiss Albums Chart number-one album
6 June 2010
Succeeded by
Recovery by Eminem