To Whom It May Concern (Lisa Marie Presley album)

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To Whom It May Concern
Lisa Marie Presley - To Whom It May Concern.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 8, 2003 (U.S.)
Genre
Length50:45
LabelCapitol
Producer
Lisa Marie Presley chronology
To Whom It May Concern
(2003)
Now What
(2005)
Singles from To Whom It May Concern
  1. "Lights Out"
    Released: 2003
  2. "Sinking In"
    Released: 2003

To Whom It May Concern is the debut studio album by American singer-songwriter Lisa Marie Presley. It was released on April 8, 2003 in the United States and Canada.

Despite the use of strong expletives and some explicit content on a majority of the album's songs, the album was released with parental advisory warnings in only a few countries – and not in the United States.

Two singles were released from the album; "Lights Out" and "Sinking In". The video of "Lights Out" reached No. 15 on the CMT Top 20 Countdown.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[2]
The Village VoiceC[3]

The album received positive reviews from critics who complimented Presley's vocals and her songwriting.

Los Angeles Times critic Robert Hilburn reviewed Presley's debut album and said, "The music on her new album, has a stark, uncompromising tone" and later said, "Presley's gutsy blues-edged voice has a distinctive flair."[4]

AllMusic critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine said: "This is a sharp, ambitious mainstream pop/rock album performed by a singer with real character – thankfully, one that's surly, not sweet, since there's been too much sweetness from divas in the 2000s", giving the album four out of five stars.

Commercial performance[edit]

The album sold more than 140,000 copies during its first week of release, and debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 album chart. In June 2003, the Recording Industry Association of America certified the album gold, symbolizing U.S. shipment of 500,000 copies.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics are written by Lisa Marie Presley, except "The Road Between" co-written by Gus Black.

No.TitleMusicLength
1."S.O.B."Glen Ballard, Clif Magness, Presley3:45
2."The Road Between"Black, Presley, Greg Wells4:18
3."Lights Out"Ballard, Magness, Presley3:45
4."Better Beware"Danny Keough, Presley, Eric Rosse4:45
5."Nobody Noticed It"Magness, Presley4:34
6."Sinking In"Ballard, Keough, Magness, Presley4:31
7."Important"Magness, Presley3:51
8."So Lovely"Ballard, John Barry, Presley4:56
9."Indifferent"Presley, Rosse3:59
10."Gone"Presley, Diego Sandrin4:07
11."To Whom It May Concern"Ballard, Presley4:38

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Eric Rosse – producer, engineer, editing
  • Andrew Slater – producer, executive producer
  • Steve Genewick – assistant engineer
  • Mike Glines – assistant engineer
  • Fernio Hernandez – mix assistant
  • Jimmy Hoyson – assistant engineer
  • Tom Lord-Alge – mixing
  • Charles Paakkari – assistant engineer
  • Robert Read – mixing assistant
  • Ronnie Rivera – engineer
  • Jim Scott – mixing
  • Howard Willing – engineer, editing
  • Chris Wonzer – assistant engineer

Charts and certifications[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
AUS NZ UK
2003 "Lights Out" 29 28 16
"Sinking In"
"—" denotes a title that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ Rolling Stone review
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (December 2, 2003). "Consumer Guide: Turkey Shoot 2003". The Village Voice. Retrieved May 9, 2016.
  4. ^ Hilburn, Robert (22 April 2003). "Making a Name for Herself". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 29 June 2011.
  5. ^ "RIAA certification".

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