Adagio (Sweetbox album)

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Adagio
Sweetbox Adagio JP.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 4, 2004
GenrePop-Rock
Length55:24 (Special edition)
42:19 (European edition)
LabelAvex Trax
ProducerRoberto Geo Rosan
Sweetbox chronology
Jade
(2002)
Adagio
(2004)
After The Lights
(2004)
Singles from Adagio
  1. "Life Is Cool"
    Released: 2004
  2. "Somewhere"
    Released: 2004

Adagio is the fourth album of Sweetbox and the third album with Jade Villalon as frontwoman. It was released in 2004, in two different versions. One was released in Japan, debuting at #3, and the other was released in Europe, South Korea and Taiwan. The album was heavily inspired by world music, with songs sampling music originating from around the globe. The album also saw a hip-hop influence, furthered by guest vocalist RJ. Many of the songs showcased a far more personal approach from Jade's songwriting, dealing with topics such as spirituality and accepting the death of loved ones.

The album also contains the extended versions of "Real Emotion" and "1000 Words", two of the tracks Villalon recorded for Final Fantasy X-2.

The track 'Chyna Girl' was originally written by Jade and Geo, for the pop group S.H.E.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Geoman and Jade Villalon, except where noted.

Standard Edition
No.TitleLength
1."Liberty (Featuring RJ)"3:22
2."Life Is Cool"2:48
3."Somewhere"2:53
4."Hate Without Frontiers"3:23
5."Far Away"3:13
6."Testimony (Featuring RJ)"3:41
7."I'll Be There (Featuring RJ)"3:16
8."Lacrimosa (Featuring RJ)"3:00
9."Sorry"3:24
10."I Don't Wanna Be (Featuring Nicco)" (Geoman, Villalon, A. Loeser, T. Loose)3:24
11."Chyna Girl"3:14
12."Everybody (Featuring Meguo)"3:08
Japanese Edition
No.TitleLength
13."Miss You"3:21
14."You Can't Hide"3:07
Special Bonus Edition
No.TitleLength
13."Miss You"3:21
14."You Can't Hide"3:07
15."1000 Words (from Final Fantasy X-2)" (Kazushige Nojima)5:57
16."Real Emotion (from Final Fantasy X-2)" (Kenn Kato)4:03
European Edition
No.TitleLength
1."Beautiful"3:23
2."Life Is Cool"2:48
3."Somewhere"2:53
4."Hate Without Frontiers"3:23
5."Testimony (Featuring RJ)"3:41
6."Liberty (Featuring RJ)"3:22
7."Far Away"3:13
8."Lacrimosa (Featuring RJ)"3:00
9."Sorry"3:24
10."I'll Be There (Featuring RJ)"3:16
11."Chyna Girl"3:14
12."Everybody (Featuring Meguo)"3:08
13."I Don't Wanna Be (Featuring Nicco)" (Geoman, Villalon, A. Loeser, T. Loose)3:34
Korean Edition
No.TitleLength
1."Beautiful"3:22
2."Life Is Cool"2:48
3."Somewhere"2:53
4."Hate Without Frontiers"3:23
5."Testimony (Featuring RJ)"3:41
6."Far Away"3:12
7."Liberty (Featuring RJ)"3:25
8."Lacrimosa (Featuring RJ)"3:00
9."Sorry"3:24
10."I'll Be There (Featuring RJ)"3:16
11."Chyna Girl"3:14
12."Everybody (Featuring Meguo)"3:08
13."I Don't Wanna Be (Featuring Nicco)" (Geoman, Villalon, A. Loeser, T. Loose)3:34

Credits[edit]

  • Bass Guitar – Oliver Poschmann
  • Drums – Bertil, Robbie Siemens
  • Engineer – Toby Breitenbach
  • Mixed By – Geoman
  • Vocals [Rap] – Nicco, RJ, Meguo

Samples[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Japan (RIAJ)[1] Gold 100,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Japanese album certifications – Sweetbox – Adagio" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Select 2004年3月 on the drop-down menu