Victoria Beckham (album)
|Studio album by Victoria Beckham|
|Released||1 October 2001|
|Recorded||October 1999 – July 2001|
|Singles from Victoria Beckham|
Victoria Beckham (stylised as VB) is the self-titled debut and only album by British singer-songwriter, Victoria Beckham. It was released on 1 October 2001 by Virgin Records. Beckham was the last member of the Spice Girls to release a solo album. The album's lead single, "Not Such an Innocent Girl" was released on 17 September 2001. The second single, "A Mind of Its Own" was released on 11 February 2002. The album reached number ten in the United Kingdom and number twenty on the Australian Hitseekers Albums Chart.
The album did not include the hit "Out of Your Mind", but spawned two singles, "Not Such an Innocent Girl" and "A Mind of Its Own" which managed to reach the top ten in the United Kingdom. The album became a commercial success after it debuted and peaked at number ten in the UK Albums Chart, charting for 3 weeks and selling 16,000 copies in its first week.
However, the album has only sold 52,016 copies overall in the United Kingdom, much lower than any other Spice solo album at the time, while costing 3 million pounds (over $4.25 million) to record. After Being Victoria Beckham, an official documentary that aired in March 2002, the album re-entered the UK Albums Chart at number sixty-seven. The track "Every Part of Me" is about Beckham's son Brooklyn and includes audio of his voice in the background.
Upon its release, the album received mixed to negative reviews. The BBC described the album as "a mish-mash affair of gushy sentiment and wishy-washy RnB" while NME called the album "a new low in shameless pop slaggery." Georgina Collins, writing for Amazon.co.uk, notes that "It's unlikely that Victoria will win any new fans with this effort... yet also positively acknowledges that Beckham's vocals are "still sounding far better than many critics could have imagined".
Credits adapted from the liner notes of Victoria Beckham.
|1.||"Not Such an Innocent Girl"||Kipner||3:17|
|2.||"A Mind of Its Own"||Kipner||3:48|
|3.||"That Kind of Girl"||3:48|
|8.||"No Trix, No Games"||Kipner||3:03|
|9.||"I Wish"||Soulshock & Karlin||4:10|
|10.||"Watcha Talkin' Bout"||Soulshock & Karlin||3:51|
|12.||"Every Part of Me"||Soulshock & Karlin||5:11|
|Japanese bonus tracks|
|13.||"Not Such an Innocent Girl" (Robbie Rivera's Main Vocal Mix)||6:56|
|14.||"Not Such an Innocent Girl" (Sunship Radio Edit)||3:43|
|"In Your Dreams"||"Not Such an Innocent Girl" UK CD||Cathy Ogden, Damon Thomas, Erika Nuri, Harvey Mason Jr, Julie Morrison, Victoria Beckham||The Underdogs||3:50|
|"Always Be My Baby"||"A Mind of Its Own" UK CD||Cathy Ogden, Damon Thomas, Harvey Mason Jr, Jane Vaughn, Julie Morrison||3:29|
|"Feels So Good"||Damon Thomas, Erika Nuri, Harvey Mason Jr, Victoria Beckham||3:47|
|Australian Hitseekers Albums Chart||20|
|Irish Albums Chart||69|
|Japanese Albums Chart||11|
|Scottish Albums Chart||20|
|Turkish Albums Chart||1|
|UK Albums Chart||10|
- Allmusic review
- NME.COM. "Victoria Beckham : Victoria Beckham - NME.COM". Retrieved 5 October 2016.
- "ChartArchive - Victoria Beckham". Archived from the original on 29 June 2012. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
- Hodges, Jacqueline. "BBC - Music - Review of Victoria Beckham - Victoria Beckham". Retrieved 5 October 2016.
- "Pandora Archive" (PDF). Pandora.nla.gov.au. 23 August 2006. Archived from the original on 21 February 2002. Retrieved 5 October 2016.