Back Home is the ninth studio album by Irish boy band Westlife and it was released on November 5, 2007. The album contains a collection of brand new tracks along with a few covers of timeless classics.
The tracklisting for the album was released on the band's official website on the October 3, 2007. The release date of the album was brought forward to the November 5, 2007 from the initial November 12, 2007.
The first single from the album is a cover of the ballad "Home", originally by Michael Bublé which was released on October 29, 2007 The song debuted at number 3 on the official UK singles chart.
Other cover songs are "Have You Ever", a Diane Warren penned ballad previously recorded by Brandy and "I'm Already There", a country ballad by Lonestar.
First day sales figures have been revealed and 'Back Home' is currently topping the chart, having already sold 42,000 copies.
The reigning kings of pop, Westlife, are coming 'Back Home' with their ninth album, the follow up to last year's 'The Love Album'. Fresh from travelling the world on their all conquering 2007 tour, which took the lads to such far flung destinations as Australia and South Africa, the boys are pleased to be closer to home for the release of their first new material in twelve months. Westlife are rightly proud of the new album. “It’s very Westlife,” says Shane, “but Westlife needed to step into 2007.” To this end, and under the boys own instruction, new songwriters and producers have been brought in. 'Back Home' contains twelve brand new pop songs, recorded over the summer, with production credits including Quiz Larossi, Per Magnusson and Rami. Includes the lead single 'Home'.