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Borrowed Heaven


Borrowed Heaven

Borrowed Heaven
Studio album by The Corrs
Released 31 May 2004
Recorded 2002–04
Genre Celtic, folk rock, pop rock
Length 45:37
Label Atlantic
Producer Olle Romo
The Corrs chronology
VH1 Presents: The Corrs, Live in Dublin
Borrowed Heaven
Singles from Borrowed Heaven
  1. "Summer Sunshine"
    Released: 17 May 2004
  2. "Angel"
    Released: 13 September 2004
  3. "Long Night"
    Released: 6 December 2004
  4. "Goodbye"
    Released: 20 November 2006

Borrowed Heaven is the fourth studio album by Irish Celtic folk-rock band The Corrs, released through Atlantic Records on 31 May 2004. The album was produced by Olle Romo.

The band released three singles from this album: "Summer Sunshine," "Angel," and "Long Night." A remix version of "Goodbye" was released as a download-only single in 2006. Other notable tracks include the title track "Borrowed Heaven," which featured an appearance from Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and "Time Enough For Tears," which was penned by U2's Bono.


  • Critical Reception 1
  • Commercial performance 2
  • Track listing 3
    • Digital re-release bonus tracks 3.1
  • Personnel 4
    • The band 4.1
    • Additional musicians 4.2
  • Charts and certifications 5
    • Charts 5.1
    • Certifications 5.2
  • Release history 6
  • References 7

Critical Reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 58/100 [1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic [2]
Sputnikmusic [3]

According to Metacritic, the album has garnered a score of 58 over 100, based on 7 mainstream critics, indicating "mixed or average" reviews.

Commercial performance

The album was a great success in their homeland Ireland where it peaked at number 1 with all three singles entering the Irish music charts. The album was greeted with success in western Europe, charting in nearly every country. Success in eastern Europe was varied from number 1 chart positions to not charting at all.

The Corrs set off on the Borrowed Heaven Tour in July 2004, taking the band to Europe and United States. This would be the Corrs' last tour before taking an extended hiatus in 2006 to raise families and embark on solo careers.

Track listing

All songs written and composed by The Corrs, except "Time Enough For Tears" by Bono, Gavin Friday and Maurice Seezer

No. Title Length
1. "Summer Sunshine"   2:53
2. "Angel"   3:26
3. "Hideaway"   3:17
4. "Long Night"   3:47
5. "Goodbye"   4:11
6. "Time Enough For Tears" (from the film In America, nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song) 5:03
7. "Humdrum"   3:43
8. "Even If"   3:03
9. "Borrowed Heaven"   4:21
10. "Confidence For Quiet"   3:11
11. "Baby Be Brave"   3:58
12. "Silver Strand"   4:26
13. "Miracle" (Australian bonus track) 4:00

Digital re-release bonus tracks



The band

Additional musicians

Charts and certifications


Release history

Region Date Format Label
Australia[18] 28 May 2004 CD Warner Music
United Kingdom 31 May 2004
Taiwan 1 June 2004 Atlantic Records
United States 8 June 2004


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  2. ^ Allmusic review
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  8. ^ "Top 75 Artist Album, Week Ending 3 June 2004".  
  9. ^ ボロウド・ヘヴン ザ・コアーズ (in Japanese).  
  10. ^ a b "Top 100 Albumes" (PDF).  
  11. ^ "Archive Chart".  
  12. ^ "Borrowed Heaven - The Corrs".  
  13. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2004 Albums".  
  14. ^ "Disque en France".  
  15. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank".  
  16. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community".  
  17. ^ "Certified Awards Search".  
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  19. ^ ボロウド・ヘヴン:ザ・コアーズ (in Japanese). JBooks Corporation. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
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