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The Spirit Room
Studio album by Michelle Branch
Released August 14, 2001 (U.S.)
Genre Alternative rock, pop rock
Length 42:22
Label Maverick
Producer John Shanks, Jeremy Welt
Professional reviews
Michelle Branch chronology
Broken Bracelet
(2000)
The Spirit Room
(2001)
Hotel Paper
(2003)

The Spirit Room is the major-label debut album by singer-songwriter Michelle Branch, released by Maverick Records in the United States on August 14, 2001 (see 2001 in music). In January 2002 the RIAA certified The Spirit Room gold for shipments of over 500,000 copies in the U.S.,[2] and just four months later, in May, the album was certified platinum for shipping over one million copies.[3]. The album has sold 2.2 million copies in America, and nearly 4 million copies worldwide.

It reached number 28 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart and produced three Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100: "Everywhere" (which peaked at number 12), "All You Wanted" (number 6) and "Goodbye to You" (number 21). "You Get Me" became the theme song for the MTV reality series Sorority Life.

The Spirit Room was certified gold in Canada, selling 50,000 copies by the end of October 2003.[4]

It also certified Gold in Australia with shipments of 35,000[5]

Contents

Track listing

All songs written by Michelle Branch, except where noted.

  1. "Everywhere" (Michelle Branch, John Shanks) – 3:36
  2. "You Get Me" (Branch, Abra Moore, Shelly Peiken, Shanks) – 3:53
  3. "All You Wanted" – 3:38
  4. "You Set Me Free" (Branch, Shanks) – 3:11
  5. "Something to Sleep To" (Branch, Jennifer Hagio, Shanks) – 4:15
  6. "Here with Me" (Branch, Shanks) – 3:26
  7. "Sweet Misery" – 3:43
  8. "If Only She Knew" – 4:19
  9. "I'd Rather Be in Love" – 3:55
  10. "Goodbye to You" – 4:12
  11. "Drop in the Ocean" (Branch, Hagio, Will Golden, Bernie Reilly) – 4:19

Digital Deluxe Edition

  1. "Life On Mars" – 3:42
  2. "Goodbye To You (Unplugged)" – 4:10
  3. "All You Wanted (Unplugged)" – 3:34
  4. "Everywhere (Acoustic)" – 3:34
  5. "Goodbye To You (Video)"
  6. "All You Wanted (Video)"
  7. "Everywhere (Video)"

Singles

  • "Everywhere" – July 24, 2001
  • "All You Wanted" – January 22, 2002
  • "Goodbye to You" – August 20, 2002

Personnel

Production

  • Producers: John Shanks, Jeremy Welt
  • Engineers: Marc DeSisto, Lars Fox
  • Assistant engineers: Steve Kaplan, Tom Nellen, Chris Reynolds, Jason Schweitzer
  • Mixing: Marc DeSisto, Chris Lord-Alge, Dave Way
  • Mastering: Stephen Marcussen
  • Pro-Tools: Lars Fox
  • Programming: Lars Fox, John Shanks
  • Production coordination: Shari Sutcliffe
  • Art direction: Kim Biggs, David Harlan
  • Photography: Matthew Welch

Charts

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Album

Year Chart Peak
position
2001 U.S. Billboard 200 28
U.S. Billboard Top Internet Albums 25
2002 Australian ARIA Albums Chart 25
UK Albums Chart 54
2003 U.S. Billboard 200 28

Singles

Single Chart (2001) Peak
position
"Everywhere" U.S. Billboard Adult Top 40 9
U.S. Billboard Latin Pop Airplay 36
U.S. Billboard Latin Tropical/Salsa Airplay 31
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 12
U.S. Billboard Top 40 Adult Recurrents 3
U.S. Billboard Top 40 Mainstream 5
U.S. Billboard Top 40 Tracks 6
UK Singles Chart (2002) 18
Single Chart (2002) Peak
position
"All You Wanted" U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary 30
U.S. Billboard Adult Top 40 4
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 6
U.S. Billboard Top 40 Adult Recurrents 1
U.S. Billboard Top 40 Mainstream 2
U.S. Billboard Top 40 Tracks 3
UK Singles Chart 33
Single Chart (2003) Peak
position
"Goodbye to You" U.S. Billboard Adult Top 40 15
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 21
U.S. Billboard Top 40 Mainstream 11
U.S. Billboard Top 40 Tracks 13
U.S. Billboard Top 40 Adult Recurrents 11

References

  1. ^ Liana Jonas, Allmusic
  2. ^ Michelle Branch To Kick Off Solo Headling Tour In February, 2002
  3. ^ Michelle Branch Goes Platinum, Other Newcomers Find Gold
  4. ^ Two French language artists hit Gold
  5. ^ http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/23790/20030107-0000/Issue672.pdf

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