The Love Album (Westlife album)

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The Love Album
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Studio album by Westlife
Released 13 November 2006
Recorded 2006
Genre Pop, Adult Contemporary
Length 41:53
Language English
Label Sony BMG
Producer David Kreuger, Per Magnusson, Larossi, Quiz, Steve Mac
Westlife chronology
Face to Face
(2005)Face to Face2005
The Love Album
(2006)
Back Home
(2007)Back Home2007
Singles from The Love Album
  1. "The Rose"
    Released: 6 November 2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Blogcritics 3/5 stars[2]
muzyka.onet.pl 5/5 stars[3]
Entertainmentwise 3.5/5 stars[4]
Rovi 3.5/5 stars[5]

The Love Album is the seventh studio album and second & last cover album by Irish boy band Westlife. It was released on 20 November 2006[6]and the songs on the album center in a "love theme". The first and only single released was a cover of the Bette Midler song "The Rose", which debuted at No. 1 in Ireland and the UK. It was the band's 14th No. 1 single. The song was first performed at Miss World 2006.

The album debuted at its peak position at No. 1 on the UK Charts, selling 219,662 copies in the UK that week.[7]

Track listing[edit]

The Love AlbumStandard edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "The Rose" Amanda McBroom Quiz & Larossi 3:39
2. "Total Eclipse of the Heart" Jim Steinman Steve Mac 4:40
3. "All Out of Love" (featuring Delta Goodrem) Graham RussellClive Davis David KreugerPer Magnusson 3:44
4. "You Light Up My Life" Joe Brooks Steve Mac 3:27
5. "Easy" Lionel Richie Steve Mac 4:26
6. "You Are So Beautiful (to Me)" Billy PrestonBruce Fisher Steve Mac 3:03
7. "Have You Ever Been in Love" Andy HillPeter Sinfield • John Danter Steve Mac 3:41
8. "Love Can Build a Bridge" John Barlow JarvisNaomi JuddPaul Overstreet Quiz & Larossi 3:55
9. "The Dance" Anthony Arata Steve Mac 3:58
10. "All or Nothing" Steve MacWayne Hector Steve Mac 3:56
11. "You've Lost That Loving Feeling" Phil SpectorBarry MannCynthia Weil Steve Mac 3:25

Credits[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Release date
Philippines 13 November 2006
Ireland 20 November 2006
United Kingdom
Argentina 5 December 2006

Charts[edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[24] Platinum 70,000^
Hong Kong (IFPI Hong Kong)[25] Gold 10,000*
Ireland (IRMA)[26] 10× Platinum 150,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[27] 3× Platinum 45,000^
Sweden (GLF)[28] Gold 20,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[29] 3× Platinum 900,000^

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

The Love Tour[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Love Album at AllMusic
  2. ^ Blogcritics review
  3. ^ "muzyka.onet.pl review". Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Page not found - EntertainmentWise". 
  5. ^ "Listen to The Love Album by Westlife – Album Reviews, Credits, and Awards". AllRovi. 6 November 2006. Retrieved 11 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "sonybmg.com.ph". sonybmg.com.ph. Retrieved 11 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Westlife beat Oasis, U2, and The Beatles in UK album battle". NME. 26 November 2006. Retrieved 26 November 2006. 
  8. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Westlife – The Love Album". Hung Medien.
  9. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Westlife – The Love Album" (in German). Hung Medien.
  10. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Westlife – The Love Album" (in Dutch). Hung Medien.
  11. ^ Billboard. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  12. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  13. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 47, 2006". Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  14. ^ "ウエストライフ". ORICON STYLE. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  15. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Westlife – The Love Album". Hung Medien.
  16. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Westlife – The Love Album". Hung Medien.
  17. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  18. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Westlife – The Love Album". Hung Medien.
  19. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Westlife – The Love Album". Hung Medien.
  20. ^ "Western Weekly Top 20, Week 48, 2006" (in Chinese). G-Music.com. Retrieved 12 June 2016. 
  21. ^ "Westlife | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart.
  22. ^ "Best of 2006 – Albums". Irish Recorded Music Association. Archived from the original on 16 March 2016. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  23. ^ "End of Year Album Chart Top 100 – 2006". Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on 13 August 2015. Retrieved 12 March 2015. 
  24. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2006 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  25. ^ "Platinum Awards". Archived from the original on July 2, 2012. 
  26. ^ "Irish album certifications – Westlife – Love Album". Irish Recorded Music Association. 
  27. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Westlife – The Love Album". Recorded Music NZ. 
  28. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 2006" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. 
  29. ^ "British album certifications – Westlife – The Love Album". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter The Love Album in the search field and then press Enter.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Twenty Five by George Michael
UK number one album
26 November 2006 – 2 December 2006
Succeeded by
Beautiful World by Take That