Open (Shaznay Lewis album)

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Open
Shaznay Lewis Open Front.jpg
Studio album by
Released19 July 2004 (2004-07-19)
Genre
Length40:42
LabelLondon
Producer
Singles from Thank You
  1. "Never Felt Like This Before"
    Released: July 5, 2004
  2. "You"
    Released: October 18, 2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Andrew Lynch3/4 stars[1]
BBC"spirited, playful album" link

Open is the debut solo studio album by English recording artist Shaznay Lewis. It was Lewis' first solo album following the hiatus of her girl group All Saints. Released by London Records on July 19, 2004, it debuted and peaked at number 22 on the UK Albums Chart.

About the album[edit]

The title Open was Shaznay's decision during the time she was recording in the studio because she was 'opened' to many new ideas at the time.

It features two singles: "Never Felt Like This Before" and "You". Shaznay was reportedly set to release her third single "Nasty Boy" in March 2005, but this was a rumour.

It is worth noting that track #3 was originally called "Never Felt Like This Before" and the single and video has been released under that name as well, however on the album the spelling has been changed to "I Never Felt Like This Before"; nevertheless, it is the same song.

There was also an additional track called "Don't Know What to Say", however it was removed from the album before it was confirmed; the song was removed as it was said to have been a weak song in reference to its title. The album (without any promotion) seems to have been re-released, as "Don't Know What to Say" is now an added track on the album; this change can be seen on the HMV website. When the album was first released, this song was not included.[2]

The final track "Now You're Gone" was originally called "Crying" but was changed before the album was confirmed; the song has been released on the Shaznay Lewis Album Sampler which features 5 songs taken from Open; however, "Mr. Dawg" and "You" are both rough demos different from the album versions (both vocally and melodically).

Track listing[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Open.[3]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Intro"/"Open"Gordon1:13
2."Dance"
  • Nowels
  • Rodiques
3:29
3."Never Felt Like This Before"
  • Lewis
  • Nowels
Nowels4:20
4."Mr. Dawg"
  • Buxton
  • Ratcliffe
  • Swaby
Basement Jaxx3:43
5."Heart Made Me a Fool"Karl Gordon4:30
6."You"
  • Lewis
  • Nowels
Nowels3:59
7."Mr. Weatherman"
  • Lewis
  • Watkins
  • Wilson
4:23
8."Butterflies"
  • Lewis
  • Gordon
  • Jofin Hamilton
Gordon3:36
9."Nasty Boy"
  • Lewis
  • Gordon
  • Felix Howard
Gordon4:47
10."Radio"
  • Lewis
  • Sigvardt
  • Bafincke
  • Tiomborg
  • Bacon
  • Quarmby
2:51
11."Now You're Gone"
  • Lewis
  • Nowels
  • Bacon
  • Quarmby
3:43

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
UK Albums (OCC)[4] 22

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ hmv.com: albums: Open (2004)
  3. ^ Open (Media notes). Shaznay Lewis. London Records. 2004.CS1 maint: others (link)
  4. ^ "Shaznay Lewis | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 24 March 2017.

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