Beautiful Night (Beverley Knight song)

Beautiful Night (Beverley Knight song)

"Beautiful Night"
100%
Released United Kingdom 7 September 2009
Format Digital download
Recorded 2008
Genre R&B, Soul
Length 3:22 (radio/video mix)
4:14 (album version)
Label Hurricane Records
Writer(s) Beverley Knight, Amanda Ghost, Ian Dench, James Diring, Jody Street
Producer The Rural
Beverley Knight singles chronology

"Every Step"
(2009)
"Beautiful Night"
(2009)
"In Your Shoes"
(2009)

"Beautiful Night" is the first and lead single released from British singer-songwriter Beverley Knight's sixth studio album, 100%. It was released independently via her own record label, Hurricane Records, on 7 September 2009 as a digital download only.

The official radio premiere of "Beautiful Night" was on 20 July 2009 on radio station 96.4FM BRMB [1][2] and it was later added to BBC Radio 2's playlist where it peaked on the B-list.

Background and production

The song was co-written by Knight and Ivor Novello Award winning Amanda Ghost and was produced by The Rural.[3] Knight explained the lyrics are about love and loss: "It’s about holding on to the moment you are in”, she said, “because sooner or later you may have to say goodbye to that person you love." [4]

Critical reception

Jason Palmer from Entertainment Focus said "Beautiful Night is a very melodic and catchy tune that could be a radio favourite given the right exposure .. It's emotionally charged with an uplifting chorus and poignant theme throughout".[5] Indie London's Jack Foley said of the song "Beautiful Night drops a great beat and some tinkling piano loops over a soulful set of vocals to deliver an early highlight".[6]

Music video

Promotion for the single began with a behind the scenes look at the music video, directed by JT. The footage was posted on The Sun's web site on 13 July 2009.[7] The full music video was also premiered on The Sun's web site on 22 July 2009.[8]

Track listings

Digital download [9]
  1. "Beautiful Night" (radio mix) - 3:22
Amazon Digital maxi download bundle [10]
  1. "Beautiful Night" (radio mix) - 3:22
  2. "Every Step" (radio edit) - 3:24
  3. "Beautiful Night" (Crazy Cousinz Club mix) - 4:11
  4. "Beautiful Night" (Crazy Cousinz Club mix edit) (Amazon Exclusive) - 3:09
  5. "Beautiful Night" (Crazy Cousinz Funky mix) - 3:53
  6. "Beautiful Night" (album version) - 4:14
iTunes Digital maxi download bundle [11]
  1. "Beautiful Night" (radio mix) - 3:22
  2. "Every Step" (radio edit) - 3:24
  3. "Beautiful Night" (Crazy Cousinz Club mix) - 4:11
  4. "Beautiful Night" (Crazy Cousinz Funky mix) - 3:53
  5. "Beautiful Night" (acoustic version) (iTunes Exclusive)
  6. "Beautiful Night" (album version) - 4:14
Play Digital maxi download bundle [12]
  1. "Beautiful Night" (radio mix) - 3:22
  2. "Every Step" (radio edit) - 3:24
  3. "Beautiful Night" (Crazy Cousinz Club mix) - 4:11
  4. "Beautiful Night" (Crazy Cousinz Funky mix) - 3:53
  5. "Beautiful Night" (Crazy Cousinz Club mix instrumental) (Play Exclusive)
  6. "Beautiful Night" (album version) - 4:14

Charts

Chart (2009) Peak Position
UK Singles Chart[13] 96
UK R&B Singles Chart[14] 28

References

External links

  • Official web site
  • Official MySpace page
  • Beverley Knight interview by Pete Lewis, 'Blues & Soul' July 2009