The Love Album
Studio album by
Released13 November 2006
Recorded2006
GenrePop
Length41:53
LanguageEnglish
LabelSony BMG
Producer
Westlife chronology
Face to Face
(2005)
The Love Album
(2006)
Back Home
(2007)
Singles from The Love Album
  1. "The Rose"
    Released: 6 November 2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Blogcritics3/5 stars[2]
muzyka.onet.pl5/5 stars[3]
Entertainmentwise3.5/5 stars[4]
Rovi3.5/5 stars[5]

The Love Album is the seventh studio album, eighth album under Sony BMG and second, last cover album by Irish boy band Westlife. It was released in the Philippines on 13 November 2006 and in the UK on 20 November 2006[6] and the songs on the album center in a "love theme". It was also the band's third album to be released as a four-piece. The first and only single released was a cover of the Bette Midler song "The Rose", which debuted at No. 1 in Ireland and the UK. It was the band's 14th No. 1 single. The song was first performed at Miss World 2006.

The album debuted at its peak position at No. 1 on the UK Charts, selling 219,662 copies in the UK that week.[7] It also spent one week at number two and two weeks at number three. One of those number-three weeks have the highest sales for that said peak for a week in the whole year of 2006. It re-entered at number 17 at the Official UK Budget Albums Chart in November 2009.

Their cover version of "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You", which is included in the deluxe version of the album, has been viewed 100 million times on YouTube.[8]

Track listing

The Love AlbumStandard edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."The Rose"Amanda McBroomQuiz & Larossi3:39
2."Total Eclipse of the Heart"Jim SteinmanSteve Mac4:40
3."All Out of Love" (featuring Delta Goodrem)Graham RussellClive DavisDavid KreugerPer Magnusson3:44
4."You Light Up My Life"Joe BrooksQuiz & Larossi3:27
5."Easy"Lionel RichieSteve Mac4:26
6."You Are So Beautiful (to Me)"Billy PrestonBruce FisherSteve Mac3:03
7."Have You Ever Been in Love"Andy HillPeter Sinfield • John DanterSteve Mac3:41
8."Love Can Build a Bridge"John Barlow JarvisNaomi JuddPaul OverstreetQuiz & Larossi3:55
9."The Dance"Anthony ArataSteve Mac3:58
10."All or Nothing"Steve MacWayne HectorSteve Mac3:56
11."You've Lost That Loving Feeling"Phil SpectorBarry MannCynthia WeilSteve Mac3:25
The Love AlbumJapanese edition bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
12."Solitaire"Neil Sedaka • Phil CodySteve Mac5:07
13."Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You"Michael MasserGerry GoffinGraham Stack3:47
The Love AlbumDeluxe edition bonus disc
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Butterfly Kisses"Bob CarlisleRandy ThomasGraham Stack5:38
2."Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You"Michael MasserGerry GoffinGraham Stack3:47
3."If"David GatesGraham Stack2:42
4."Solitaire"Neil Sedaka • Phil CodySteve Mac5:07
5."Still Here"Kristian LundinSavan KotechaJake SchulzCarl Falk3:51
6."Total Eclipse of the Heart" (Sunset Strippers verse radio edit)Jim SteinmanSteve Mac • Sunset Strippers3:48

Credits

Source: Discogs

Release history

Country Release date
Philippines 13 November 2006
Ireland 20 November 2006
United Kingdom
Argentina 5 December 2006

Charts

Certifications and sales

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[24] Platinum 70,000^
Hong Kong (IFPI Hong Kong)[25] Gold 10,000*
Ireland (IRMA)[26] 10× Platinum 150,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[27] 3× Platinum 45,000^
Sweden (GLF)[28] Gold 20,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[29] 3× Platinum 900,000^

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

Supporting tour

Main article: The Love Tour

References

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