Label: Charisma - JLMC 1,Virgin - JLMC 1 • Format: Cassette Album • Country: UK & Europe • Genre: Rock, Pop • Style: Pop Rock
Valotte is the debut studio album by singer-songwriter Julian Lennon. The album was produced by Phil Ramone and recorded at several studios from February to August It was released in October on Charisma and Atlantic. The album was first certified gold in the United States, in the new year, then shortly afterwards being certified platinum. From the album, four singles were released, each with a music videocharting at various positions on the singles charts in both the United Kingdom and US.
The album peaked at No. The album was produced by Phil Ramone in January The vibes feel good and I want to be here! Lennon said that his father's album, Imaginehad influenced Valotte ' s writing, but he was not "trying to carry on tradition, except maybe in the simplicity of Dad's writing".
Shortly after the cover photo was taken, Lennon had a fall out with his then-girlfriend and "Too Late for Goodbyes" was written,   halfway through the recording of the album. In a contemporary review for Saturday Review magazine, music critic John Swenson gave Valotte two out of five stars and critiqued that Lennon's voice lacks the "tortured cynicism and urgency that characterised his father's and, consequently, Valotte sounds like languid Shades Of Rhythm - Happy Feelings EP from Imagine.
He found the album's similarities to John Lennon's later work strange, observing "a middle-aged sensibility, reinforced by Phil Ramone's elegant but often stodgy production, applied to unashamedly youthful themes.
Christgau found Lennon's vocal resemblance to his father "eerie" and viewed him as "more Frank Sinatra Jr. In a retrospective review, Allmusic editor Stephen Thomas Erlewine On The Phone - Julian Lennon - Valotte Valotte three-and-a-half out of five stars and wrote that it is "by any measure the debut of a gifted pop melodicist.
Personnel adapted from inner sleeve. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Julian Lennon. January U. The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved 17 March Cooper Square Press. Rock Bill. Rock Alive. June Radio International. Retrieved 19 March Retrieved 18 March Rock Beat. May Official Charts. Australian Chart Book — InKent back calculated chart positions for — Boston: MobileReference.
Recording Industry Association of America. August Rolling Stone. Saturday Review. New York Archived from the original on 18 March Rovi Corporation. Brackett, Nathan ; Hoard, Christian eds. CharismaUniversal Music Group. JLLP 1. Archived from On The Phone - Julian Lennon - Valotte original PHP on 24 February Retrieved 1 June Retrieved 6 May RoppongiTokyo: Oricon Entertainment. Retrieved 3 July Archived from the original on 16 January Retrieved 17 November British Phonographic Industry.
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