Susan Boyle - The Gift Lyrics
- Release date: November 2010 -
The Gift is the second album by Scottish singer Susan Boyle, which was released on 8 November 2010. Boyle hinted that the album has a 1960s feel "because that was her era".
The album was produced by Steve Mac, who talked about working with Susan: "Now Susan's used to the studio and the recording process, this time round we might go even further down a traditional route of recording by getting a band together and rehearsing songs before we go into the studio to see what works, how she reacts with certain parts, and so we can change the arrangements that way. I think that's going to work much better... With Susan it's very important she connects with the public and the public connect with her. She doesn't want to sing anything that hasn't happened to her or she can't relate to."
In the US, the album debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 with first week sales of 318,000 copies. In its second week it stayed at number 1, and sold even more: 335,000 copies. In its third week the album dropped to number 3, selling 263,000 copies. In its fourth week the album returned to number 1 for the third time, selling 272,000 copies. It remained at number 1 in its fifth week with sales of 243,000 copies, bringing its total sales to 1.43 million in the United States.
The album debuted at #1 on the UK album charts selling 102,000 copies in its first week. It has since sold over 240,000 copies in the UK having been on the chart for 3 weeks.
The album debuted at #3 on the Canadian Albums Chart, selling 13,000 copies in its first week.
The Gift Album Tracklist
- Perfect Day
- Do You Hear What I Hear?
- Don't Dream It's Over
- The First Noel
- O Holy Night
- Away In A Manger
- Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace
- Auld Lang Syne
- O Come All Ye Faithful
- Vapor Trail [Japanese Bonus Track]