A Place I’ve Never Been – 2005

Kate DeAraugo

A Place I’ve Never Been is the first studio album by Australian Idol series three winner Kate DeAraugo, released in Australia by Sony/BMG Australia as well as 19 Recordings on 12 December 2005 (see 2005 in music). DeAraugo chose the album title from album track “The Most Beautiful Place” which is her favourite song from the album. The album has a mixture of genre between pop rock and ballad songs – some written by Brooke McClymont, Jewel Kilcher and The Veronicas. A cover version of the Bryan Adams song “Heaven” was featured on the album. The singles released from the album “Maybe Tonight” and “Faded” became top ten hits on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart.

The singles released from A Place I’ve Never Been were successful in DeAraugo’s home country Australia. “Maybe Tonight”, the first single released, was the “Winner’s Single” of season three of Australian Idol, where DeAraugo came first place. It debuted at number-one on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart with sales of 20,307 copies and was nominated for “Highest Selling Single” at the 2006 ARIA Awards. The album’s second single, “Faded”, became a hit making it DeAraugo’s second top ten single. It went to spend twenty-four weeks in the top one hundred.

A Place I’ve Never Been had overall commercial success in Australia. In mid December 2005, it debuted at number ten on the Australian ARIA Albums Chart with sales of 15,683 copies.

Track listing

“Faded” (Matthew Gerrard, Robbie Nevil, Jessica Origliasso, Lisa Origliasso) – 3:30
“Maybe Tonight” (Dave Bassett, Jess Cates, Lindy Robbins) – 3:38
“Heaven” (Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance) – 4:07
“World Stands Still” (Andy Love, Steve Lewinson, Pete Lewinson) – 3:58
“Famous for Leaving” (Andrew Dodd, Brooke McClymont, Adam Watts) – 4:15
“If This Is Love” (Guy Chambers, Kara DioGuardi, Jewel Kilcher) – 3:44
“Victim” (Dave Anthony, Adam Reily) – 2:47
“It’s Obvious” (Glenn Cunningham, Carmen Smith) – 3:56
“You Brought the Sunshine” (Cunningham) – 4:12
“The Most Beautiful Place” (Robbins, Cates, Tom Leanard) – 3:59