All the Lost Souls by James Blunt, Album Review
All the Lost Souls is the second studio album by James Blunt, released on September 17, 2007. It is the follow-up to his hugely successful 2004 debut album, Back to Bedlam.
The first single released from the album is “1973″, which started radio play on July 23, 2007.
James Blunt - All the Lost Souls Track Listing
All lyrics written by James Blunt; all music written by James Blunt, except where noted.
1. “1973” (Blunt, Mark Batson) - 4:40
2. “One of the Brightest Stars” (Blunt, Steve McEwan) - 3:12
3. “I’ll Take Everything” (Blunt, Eg White) - 3:05
4. “Same Mistake” - 4:59
5. “Carry You Home” (Blunt, Max Martin) - 3:57
6. “Give Me Some Love” - 3:37
7. “I Really Want You” - 3:30
8. “Shine On” - 4:27
9. “Annie” (Blunt, Jimmy Hogarth) - 3:29
10. “I Can’t Hear the Music” - 3:45
James Blunt - All the Lost Souls Album Info
Released in United Kingdom, Hong Kong on September 17, 2007, in United States and Thailand on September 18, 2007
Genre Folk rock,Pop, Rock
Label WEA International, Custard Records, Atlantic Records
Producer Tom Rothrock
James Blunt - All the Lost Souls Editorial Review from amazon.com
In 2005, James Blunt was everybody’s favorite overnight success story. In 2007, he’s the guy who’s making rock meaningful again. All the Lost Souls,, the sophomore effort from the Brit responsible for restoring the seriousness of “beautiful” as a compliment, brims with big build-ups, epic-sounding ballads, and lyrics to lose yourself in. The vibe, laid out neatly on first single and opening track “1973,” is clear-eyed and heavy-hearted; in anybody over 35, it’ll produce nostalgia tempered by hopefulness–here’s a set that suggests rock has got its head screwed on straight again, that the path to real feelings need not necessarily be led by Norah Jones. In anybody younger, it’ll cause the unsinkable suspicion that a lot of modern balladeers should be digging deeper. But in both cases it will satisfy. Compared with David Gray and Damien Rice last time out, this time Blunt seems to owe a debt to Barry Gibb–his voice quavers as sweetly and with the same delicate reach. Stand-outs on a brief but dud-less set include “I Really Want You,” in which the sound of Blunt’s breaking heart is set sparely and elegantly to something approximating the chirp of a cricket, the poignant and desperate “Give Me Some Love”, and the VH-1 ready “Same Mistakes.” -Tammy La Gorce
James Blunt about the album
“For me, there was absolutely no pressure whatsoever,” says James. “Having sold over 11 million albums, I know the likelihood of doing that again is really minimal. Instead of setting that as a target, I just recorded something that I’m happy with. It was a release, in a way. It’s something that shows my growth and development as a songwriter and musician, shows development in my own life, and documents it in that way.”
In Australia and Germany the album All the Lost Souls is certified Platinum for shipping over 70,000 and 200,000 copies respectively. All the Lost Souls is certificated Gold in Belgium, Estonia, Greece, the Netherlands and Sweden. In Argentina, Australia, Canada, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy and the UK, the album peaked at number one on the album charts.