is the third album by Georgian jazz and blues singer Katie Melua
, and was released on October 1, 2007. It was released in the USA on May 5, 2009, with a different album cover.
release includes a bonus track, "Under the Cherry Moon".
The Japanese release also contains extra tracks, "When You Taught Me How to Dance" and "Closest Thing to Crazy (acoustic version)".
In the USA
, the Target
store release had four extra live tracks:
- "The Closest Thing to Crazy"
- "Nine Million Bicycles"
- "Piece by Piece"
- "Thank You, Stars"
iTunes early release
On September 2, 2007, iTunes
begun selling Pictures
in many of its locations, including the UK
stores in error, a month before its official release date. Initially, it was unclear if it was in error. However, moderators on Melua's forums had deleted any posts relating to the discussion of the release, and the "tell a friend" link on the iTunes UK store stated the album would be available on September 29, suggesting that it should not have been available. Melua's official website also made no mention of an early iTunes release.
By September 3, 2007, the album was unavailable in the iTunes store with an error message stating the album would be available on 29 September. The album peaked at number 3 in the UK iTunes vocal-genre chart.
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