Where We Belong (album)

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Where We Belong
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Studio album by Boyzone
Released 25 May 1998
Recorded 1997-1998
Genre Pop
Length 68:35
Label Polydor
Producer Absolute, Jon Douglas, Rude Boy, Andy Bradfield, Franglen & Lupino, Ray Hedges, John Holliday, David Kreuger, Stephen Lipson, Steve Mac, Per Magnusson, Rose & Foster, Evan Rogers, Jim Steinman, Trevor Steel, Carl Sturken, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Nigel Wright
Boyzone chronology
A Different Beat
(1996)A Different Beat1996
Where We Belong
(1998)
By Request
(1999)By Request1999
Singles from Where We Belong
  1. "Picture of You"
    Released: 21 July 1997
  2. "Te Garder Près De Moi"
    Released: 21 October 1997 (France only)[1]
  3. "Baby Can I Hold You" / "Shooting Star"
    Released: 24 November 1997
  4. "All That I Need"
    Released: 20 April 1998
  5. "No Matter What"
    Released: 3 August 1998
  6. "All the Time in the World"
    Released: 5 October 1998 (US only)[2]
  7. "I Love the Way You Love Me"
    Released: 23 November 1998

Where We Belong is the third studio album by Irish boyband Boyzone. The album was released on 25 May 1998 by Polydor Records. Five singles were released from the album, including a cover version of "I Love the Way You Love Me". The album became a top 10 album in eleven countries. It was the group's first to be released in the United States, where it charted at number 167 on the Billboard 200. Where We Belong is also the third and final studio album Boyzone released before the death of Stephen Gately, 11 years later.

Background and release[edit]

Much of the material for the album was written or co-written by the band members themselves. In 1998, Ronan Keating was awarded the Ivor Novello Award for "Picture of You", which was featured as the main theme song from the film Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie.

Where We Belong album was released on 25 May 1998 in the United Kingdom by Polydor Records. It topped the UK Albums Chart on the week of 6 June 1998. Five singles were released from the album: "Picture of You", "Baby Can I Hold You", "All That I Need", "No Matter What" and "I Love the Way You Love Me", with the addition of the French-language single "Te Garder Pres De Moi", which was released and included on the album exclusively in France. The original British issue of the album did not contain "No Matter What" or "I Love the Way You Love Me" - these were included on a later pressing, issued on 10 November 1998. The following week, the album was released in the United States on 17 November 1998 by Ravenous Records, a label set up by Jim Steinman under Mercury Records. The US edition included three new songs; "I'll Never Not Need You", "Walk On (So They Told Me)", and "All the Time in the World". "All the Time in the World" was released as the album's first single in the US on 5 October 1998.[2] "No Matter What" was featured on the US edition of the soundtrack to the 1999 film Notting Hill, and was released to American radio on 10 May 1999.[3]

Although "Picture of You" is included on the album in both the United States and Australia, it was released as a single from A Different Beat in those regions, as the release of A Different Beat occurred there after the release of "Picture of You" in the United Kingdom. The American edition of the album includes three new tracks that were not released in Britain until the release of By Request in 1999. Although "Shooting Star" was released as a double A-side with "Baby Can I Hold You" in most territories, it only appeared as a bonus track on the album in Japan. The album is also the third and final studio album that the group released before the death of Stephen Gately eleven years later.

Commercial performance[edit]

The album topped the UK Albums Chart twice, on 6 June 1998 and 5 September 1998 respectively. The album was the third best selling album of 1998 in the United Kingdom. The album was certified as 5x Platinum in the UK.[4]

B-sides[edit]

Several B-sides were issued to the singles taken from the album. The original track "I've Got You", co-written by Graham, Hedges and Brannigan, was released alongside "Picture of You", which also included a Spanish-language version of "Words", an extended mix of its title track, and the band's Eurovision promotional single, "Let the Message Run Free", which was also released as a promotional single with cans of Pepsi. The Japanese-only bonus track "Shooting Star" was issued as the B-side to "Baby Can I Hold You", alongside the band's version of "Mystical Experience", formerly only released in America, as well as a remix of the said track, the Spanish-language version of "Words" and the classic B-side "From Here to Eternity". The Japanese-only bonus track "Never Easy" was issued as the B-side to "All That I Need, alongside A Different Beat opener "Paradise", a French-language version of "Working My Way Back to You" included as a bonus track from the album in France, and remixes of the title track by Piz Danuk and Trouser Enthusiasts. The brand new track "Where Have You Been", co-written by Keating, Hedges and Brannigan, was released alongside "No Matter What", accompanied by a remix of "All That I Need" by Phil Da Costa, the Japanese-only bonus track "She's the One" co-written by Keating, an interview with the band, and the band's former hit singles "Father and Son" and "Words". Finally, the brand new track "Waiting for You", co-written by Gately, was issued as the B-side to "I Love the Way You Love Me", alongside "Let the Message Run Free", a live version of "No Matter What" from Wembley, and a medley of songs from the musical Grease.

Track listing[edit]

Standard edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Picture of You" Andy Watkins, Paul Wilson, Eliot Kennedy, Ronan Keating Absolute 3:30
2. "Baby Can I Hold You" (7'' edit) Tracy Chapman Stephen Lipson 3:15
3. "All That I Need" (7'' edit) Evan Rogers, Carl Sturken Sturken, Rogers, Rude Boy[a], Andy Bradfield[a], Trevor Steel[b], John Holliday[b] 3:42
4. "Must Have Been High" Eric Foster White Lipson 3:27
5. "And I" Steve Mac, Wayne Hector, Ali Tennant Mac 4:03
6. "That's How Love Goes" Keating, Julian Gallagher, Steve Booker Lipson 3:58
7. "Where Did You Go" Stephen Gately, Mac, Hector, Tennant Mac 4:42
8. "I'm Learning (Part One)" Keating, Ray Hedges, Martin Brannigan Hedges 3:43
9. "One Kiss at a Time" Keating, Rogers, Sturken Sturken, Rogers 4:06
10. "While the World Is Going Crazy" Keating, Rogers, Sturken Sturken, Rogers 5:10
11. "This Is Where I Belong" Keating, Rogers, Sturken Sturken, Rogers 5:29
12. "Will Be Yours" David Kreuger, Per Magnusson, Jorgen Elofsson, Pete James Kreuger, Magnusson 3:39
13. "Good Conversation" Mikey Graham, Mac, Hector Mac 3:56
14. "You Flew Away" Gately Jon Douglas 4:25
15. "I'm Learning (Part Two)" Keating, Hedges, Brannigan Hedges 5:34
Re-issue bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
16. "No Matter What" Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jim Steinman Steinman, Webber, Nigel Wright, Franglen & Lupino[b] 4:32
17. "I Love the Way You Love Me" Victoria Shaw, Chuck Cannon Rose & David Foster 4:06
Notes
  • ^[a] signifies a remixer
  • ^[b] signifies an additional producer
  • ^[c] signifies a vocal producer

Charts[edit]

Album credits[edit]

References[edit]

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Preceded by
Blue by Simply Red
Talk on Corners by The Corrs
UK number one album
6 June 1998 – 12 June 1998
5 September 1998 – 18 September 1998
Succeeded by
Blue by Simply Red
Talk on Corners by The Corrs