Vera Lynn 100

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Vera Lynn 100
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Compilation album by Vera Lynn
Released 17 March 2017 (2017-03-17)
Recorded 2016–17
Genre Traditional pop
Label Decca
Producer James Morgan, Juliette Pochin
Vera Lynn chronology
We'll Meet Again: The Very Best of Vera Lynn
(2009)We'll Meet Again: The Very Best of Vera Lynn2009
Vera Lynn 100
(2017)

Vera Lynn 100 is a compilation album by English singer Vera Lynn. The album was released on 17 March 2017, by Decca Records, to celebrate Lynn's 100th birthday, some of her best-known songs have been re-orchestrated for the album, which features original vocals. The album features a previously unreleased cover of "Sailing", and collaborations with singers Alfie Boe, Alexander Armstrong, Aled Jones and Cynthia Erivo. The singer also performed at a charity concert on 18 March, to raise funds for her children's charity.[1][2][3][4]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted on the UK Albums Chart at No. 3. As a result of this, Lynn became the oldest living person and first ever centenarian to have an album chart (as she had turned 100 four days prior to the album's release), she supplanted her own previous record set in June 2014 when, at 97, she was the oldest living artist to make the top 20, with National Treasure.[5][6] The album was blocked from the top spot by Ed Sheeran's ÷ (the album's third week at the top) and Drake's More Life.[7]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "We'll Meet Again" (featuring Alfie Boe) 3:31
2. "Sailing" Gavin Sutherland 3:04
3. "(There'll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover" (featuring Alexander Armstrong)
3:20
4. "Wish Me Luck as You Wave Me Goodbye" Harry Parr-Davies 3:28
5. "As Time Goes By" (featuring Aled Jones) Herman Hupfeld 3:09
6. "Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart" 2:40
7. "The Loveliest Night of the Year" 2:32
8. "When You Wish upon a Star" (featuring Cynthia Erivo) 2:32
9. "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" (featuring The Ayoub Sisters) 3:29
10. "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles" John Kellette 3:32
11. "Close to You" 3:40
12. "Yours" (featuring The Squadronaires)
3:18

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[8] 29
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[9] 38
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[10] 72
Irish Albums (IRMA)[11] 61
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[12] 7
Scottish Albums (OCC)[13] 2
UK Albums (OCC)[14] 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dame Vera Lynn to mark her 100th birthday by releasing album". The Guardian. Associated Press. 1 February 2017. Retrieved 2 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "Dame Vera Lynn to release new album at the age of 100". The Daily Telegraph. Associated Press. 2 February 2017. Retrieved 2 February 2017. 
  3. ^ Jones, Damian (2 February 2017). "Dame Vera Lynn to release new album on her 100th birthday". NME. Retrieved 2 February 2017. 
  4. ^ "Dame Vera Lynn breaks own record with new album at 100". BBC News. 2 February 2017. Retrieved 2 February 2017. 
  5. ^ "Dame Vera Lynn becomes oldest living artist to score a Top 10 album". Official Albums Chart. 24 March 2017. Retrieved 25 March 2017. 
  6. ^ Mark Beech (24 March 2017). "Vera Lynn, 100, Becomes Oldest Artist With Top 10 Album, Outsells Depeche Mode". Forbes. Retrieved 25 March 2017. 
  7. ^ Paul Sexton (24 March 2017). "Ed Sheeran Holds Sway Again on U.K. Chart, Drake Has Runner-up Album". Billboard. Retrieved 25 March 2017. 
  8. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Vera Lynn – 100". Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Vera Lynn – 100" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  10. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Vera Lynn – 100" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  11. ^ "Irish-charts.com – Discography Vera Lynn". Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  12. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Vera Lynn – 100". Hung Medien. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  13. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  14. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 25 March 2017.