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
Her Greatest from Abbey Road
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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. [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.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."We'll Meet Again" (featuring Alfie Boe)3:31
2."Sailing"Gavin Sutherland3:04
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-Davies3:28
5."As Time Goes By" (featuring Aled Jones)Herman Hupfeld3:09
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 Kellette3:32
11."Close to You"3:40
12."Yours" (featuring The Squadronaires)
3:18

Charts[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Result
2018 Classic Brit Awards[16] Album of the Year Nominated
Female Vocalist of the Year Nominated
Lifetime Achievement Award Won

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.
  15. ^ "End of Year Album Chart Top 100 – 2017". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 10 January 2018. 
  16. ^ http://www.classicfm.com/events/classic-brit-awards/news/nominations-full-list-2018/