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Jamie Cullum: Twentysomething 2LP
It features the original album across three sides with a selection of non-album tracks, and session recordings on the fourth side.
Originally released in the UK on 20 October 2003, Twentysomething was Jamie’s first release on the UCJ imprint in the UK and on Verve in the US. It peaked at No. 3 on the UK Album Chart, spending almost a year on the Top 75, and reached No. 83 on the US Billboard 200. On the specialist charts, it made No. 1 on the UK Official Jazz & Blues Album Chart, and No. 3 on Billboard’s Top Jazz Albums chart. The album has since sold more than 1.2 million copies in the UK (3 x BPI ‘Platinum’ Award), and 325,000 units in the US.
The album was also successful across Europe (IFPI Platinum Sales Award for 1 million sales in 2004), and in Australia and New Zealand.
Twentysomething includes two of Jamie’s three most streamed tracks, ‘What A Difference A Day Makes’ (#1 with 14.7M streams in 2022*) and ‘These Are The Days’ (#3 with 8.8M streams in 2022*). The ’20th Anniversary Edition’ will include Jamie’s version of ‘Everlasting Love’ as a bonus track (#2 with 9.6M streams in 2022*), a UK No. 20 single in November 2004, originally recorded for the soundtrack of Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.
On release, respected Jazz critic John Fordham (writing in The Guardian) said, “Cullum’s virtues are a remarkable relaxation (which makes music-making, even in a sophisticated studio recording, sound like fun to him), a youthful bounce that makes his work engagingly airy and light, and a hipness of timing that marks him out from many of his competitors.”
1. What A Difference A Day Made
2. These Are The Days
3. Singin' In The Rain
5. But For Now
1. Old Devil Moon
2. I Could Have Danced All Night
3. Blame It On My Youth
4. I Get A Kick Out Of You
5. All At Sea
1. Wind Cries Mary
2. Lover, You Should Have Come Over
3. It's About Time
4. Next Year, Baby
1. Everlasting Love (Single Version)
2. I Get The Sweetest Feeling (Single Version)
3. Frontin' (Live at the BBC, 2004)
4. Can't We Be Friends
5. High And Dry (US Version)