Join with Us is the second full-length studio album from guitar-based pop band The Feeling. It was released on 18 February 2008, preceded by the first single from the album, I Thought It Was Over.
The album sold 41,676 copies in the UK during its first week, debuting at #1. This was lower than the first-week sales of their debut album Twelve Stops and Home, which sold 43,304 copies despite peaking at #2 in the UK Albums Chart.
The album has not performed as well as their debut album single-wise, containing one top 10 hit (I Thought It Was Over), compared to Twelve Stops and Home which featured three top 10 hits (Sewn, Never Be Lonely and Fill My Little World). I Thought It Was Over charted at number 9, two positions lower than the highest charting hit on their previous album, Sewn, which peaked at number 7. Two of singles from Join With Us, Without You and Turn It Up have failed to chart in the top 40, peaking at #53 and #67 respectively, while the title track, 'Join With Us' failed to chart in the top 75.
As of 22nd September 2008, "Join With Us" is still in the UK charts, at #39.
The full tracklisting is as follows (New Friends):
- "I Thought It Was Over" - 4:01
- "Without You" - 4:49
- "Join with Us" - 4:40
- "Spare Me" - 4:28
- "Turn It Up" - 3:52
- "I Did It for Everyone" - 4:25
- "Won't Go Away" - 3:48
- "Loneliness" - 3:25
- "Connor" - 3:41
- "This Time" - 3:20
- "Don't Make Me Sad" - 5:00
- "The Greatest Show on Earth" - 8:40
- "We Can Dance" (hidden track) - 3:20
The special 2 Disc Edition includes the bonus disc entitled - (Old Friends):
- "Sewn (Dan's Original Version)"
- "Video Killed The Radio Star (Live From The Hospital)"
- "Fill My Little World (Acoustic Version)"
- "All You Need To Do"
- "Never Be Lonely (Acoustic)"
- "Don't Give Up"
- "When I Return"
- "Love It When You Call (Chorale Version)"
iTunes bonus tracks
Received as a result of pre-ordering the album from the iTunes store
- You've Got Big Eyes
- I Thought It Was Over (Acoustic) Live Video - 3:27
On the 24th of February 2008 Join with us went Straight to #1 on the UK album chart, one place higher than the band's debut, "Twelve Stops And Home".
The following week the album dropped to #11, then to #18 the week after.
In the United Kingdom, the album sold more than 160,000 copies, being certified as Gold. Worldwide, it sold around 200,000 copies.
The cover art was designed by Juno, a company who have previously produced artwork for Arctic Monkeys
and The Zutons
The Feeling's covers and design is by Liz Harry one third of the design team from Juno, but used this project to lauch a solo design career.
The first 50,000 copies of the album were printed with an error in the booklet. The lyrics for 'Don't Make Me Sad' were printed twice however, there are no lyrics printed for 'Won't Go Away' in these albums. Also, in these copies, the word "Connor", written either in the title of the song or in the lyrics itself is spelled with only one "n" as "Conor". However on the back of some copies, it is spelled as "Connor," while as "Conor" on others.
- The title track "Join with Us" is featured in a commercial for the Toyota Auris, with the band appearing in the commercial performing the song.