Katie Melua Call Off the Search 2023

Release date:
November 17, 2023
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Katie Melua's debut album, ‘Call Off The Search,’ instantly established her as a remarkable new talent. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the album showcased her unique vocal style, blending jazz, blues, and folk influences with contemporary pop sensibilities. The album was co-written and produced by Mike Batt, who played a crucial role in crafting the album's lush and sophisticated sound. The central theme of ‘Call Off The Search’ revolves around love and self-discovery, expressed through a collection of heartfelt and introspective songs, including lead single, ‘The Closest Thing to Crazy,’ which immediately captured audiences worldwide with its emotive delivery and captivating melody. Critics and listeners alike praised the album for its mature and soulful sound, especially considering Katie Melua was just 19 years old at the time of its release. ‘Call Off The Search’ resonated with a broad audience, earning commercial success and critical acclaim, becoming one of the best-selling albums of 2003. This 20th anniversary reissue was remastered at Metropolis Studios, London, and includes b-sides plus seven previously unreleased and pristine demos recorded by Katie and Mike Batt in 2002. The liner notes, written by Pete Paphides, features contributions from a new interview with Katie.

  • 1. Call Off The Search (2023 Remaster)
  • 2. Crawling up a Hill (2023 Remaster)
  • 3. The Closest Thing To Crazy (2023 Remaster)
  • 4. My Aphrodisiac Is You (2023 Remaster)
  • 5. Learnin' the Blues (2023 Remaster)
  • 6. Blame It On the Moon (2023 Remaster)
  • 7. Belfast (Penguins and Cats) [2023 Remaster]
  • 8. I Think It's Going to Rain Today (2023 Remaster)
  • 9. Mockingbird Song (2023 Remaster)
  • 10. Tiger In the Night (2023 Remaster)
  • 11. Faraway Voice (2023 Remaster)
  • 12. Lilac Wine (2023 Remaster)
  • 13. Call Off The Search (Demo)
  • 14. Tiger In the Night (Demo)
  • 15. Faraway Voice (Demo)
  • 16. I Think It's Going to Rain Today (Demo)
  • 17. My Aphrodisiac Is You (Demo)
  • 18. September Song (Demo)
  • 19. It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time (Demo)
  • 20. Downstairs to the Sun
  • 21. The Shirt Of A Ghost
  • 22. Deep Purple
  • 23. Turn To Tell
  • 24. Jack's Room
  • 25. Anniversary Song (Live)

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