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Phillip Phillips: The World From The Side Of The Moon: Great CD, and “Home” will grow on you!
on June 6, 2013
Phillip LaDon Phillips, Jr. (born September 20, 1990) is an American singer-songwriter from Leesburg, Georgia. He won the eleventh season of American Idol on May 23, 2012. His coronation song "Home", released after his win, became the best selling of all coronation songs. "Home" has 4,473,000 in digital sales. This marks the first time that an American Idol winner's "coronation song" has sold 2 million copies. The previous best-seller among coronation songs was David Cook's "The Time Of My Life," which has sold 1,463,000 copies. "Home," which has the rootsy appeal of Mumford & Sons, entered the Hot 100 at #10 in June, the week after Phillips was crowned the Season 11 winner. It then tumbled down the chart until NBC featured the song during its coverage of the Summer Olympics in August. The week after it was featured on the Olympics, it rebounded from #84 to #9, and eventually peaked at Number 6. But the amazing chart achievement of “Home” was in the Adult Contemporary Chart, where it stayed at the Number 1 position for 12 weeks!
The World From The Side Of The Moon was released November 19, 2012, peaked at Number 4 on Billboard 200, and has sold an amazing 879,000 copies.
The song listing (with chart position and year) is as follows:
01 Man on the Moon
02 Home (Pop 6/2013; AC 1(12)/2013)*this song is also found in the Country Hits 2013
03 Gone, Gone, Gone (Pop 52/2013; AC 7/2013)
04 Hold On
05 Tell Me a Story
06 Get Up Get Down
07 Where We Came From
08 Drive Me
09 Wanted Is Love
10 Can't Go Wrong
11 A Fool's Dance
12 So Easy
Phillip Phillips is also a very talented song writer. He wrote 9 of the 12 songs above. The audio is very well remastered, with clean, crisp, vibrant acoustic sound, and fantastic beat. I hope that he will stay popular, like the other Idol winners, Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood (who was great appearing with the Rolling Stones in concert in Toronto this week). Phillip Phillips suffered from a congenital kidney condition that produces stones so large he cannot pass them. Soon after American Idol had finished, he had the kidney stones surgically removed as well as reconstructive surgery done on his kidney. Personally as a physician, I do wish him well and good health in the future. The entire CD is enjoyable and very well done, and is highly recommended.