Twentysomething (album)

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Twentysomething
Twentysomething.jpg
Studio album by Jamie Cullum
Released 20 October 2003
Recorded June – July 2003 at Mayfair Studios, London, England
Genre Jazz
Length 62:53
Label UCJ, Candid Records, Verve (US)
Producer Stewart Levine
Jamie Cullum chronology
Pointless Nostalgic
(2001)
Twentysomething
(2003)
Catching Tales
(2005)
Singles from Twentysomething
  1. "All at Sea"
    Released: 2003
  2. "These Are the Days"/"Frontin'"
    Released: 2004
  3. "The Wind Cries Mary"
    Released: 2004
  4. "Everlasting Love"
    Released: 2004

Twentysomething is the second studio album by Jamie Cullum. It was released on October 20, 2003 in Europe, and in May, 2004 in the United States and became his most commercially successful album. The album went on to sell three million copies, and achieved eleven platinum, eleven gold and two silver sales awards. It is the fastest-selling jazz album in chart history and its sales lead to Jamie ending 2003 as the UK's highest selling jazz artist in history.[1]

On this release, Cullum performs original material as well as covers and standards. The lead single from the album was "All at Sea" and "These are the days/Frontin'" was the highest charting single at 12 on the UK Top 100 Singles.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[3]
The Village Voice B–[4]

In a negative review for The Village Voice, Robert Christgau wrote, "This Brit is good enough at what he does to make you wonder why he bothers. With Norah Jones putting young-person-with-old-ideas shtick in the bank, the commercial logic we get. But beyond a cross-generational reach achievable in any genre and a swinging musicality he negotiates with too much heavy breathing, what's the artistic payoff?"[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "What a Difference a Day Made" Stanley Adams, María Grever 5:09
2. "These Are the Days" Ben Cullum 3:21
3. "Singin' in the Rain" Arthur Freed, Nacio Herb Brown 4:07
4. "Twentysomething" Jamie Cullum 3:40
5. "But for Now" Bob Dorough 3:55
6. "Old Devil Moon" Burton Lane, Yip Harburg 4:11
7. "I Could Have Danced All Night" Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe 3:24
8. "Blame It on My Youth" Oscar Levant, Edward Heyman 3:10
9. "I Get a Kick Out of You" Cole Porter 4:10
10. "All at Sea" J. Cullum 4:32
11. "The Wind Cries Mary" Jimi Hendrix 3:36
12. "Lover, You Should Have Come Over" Jeff Buckley 4:48
13. "It's About Time" B. Cullum 4:07
14. "Next Year Baby" J. Cullum 4:58
UK Special Edition Bonus Tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
15. "Everlasting Love" (Single Version) Buzz Cason, Mac Gayden 3:21
16. "Frontin'" (BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge Edit) Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo 3:59
17. "Can't We Be Friends?" Paul James, Kay Swift 3:34
18. "High & Dry" (South Bank Show) Colin Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Jonny Greenwood, Philip Selway, Thom Yorke 5:34

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ AllMusic review
  3. ^ The Guardian review
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