Allow Us to Be Frank

Allow Us to Be Frank, a ratpack tribute album, was the sixth album by Irish boyband Westlife and it was released on 8 November 2004. Peaked at #1 in Ireland and #3 in UK, being their lowest charting album released to-date. It was able to be at #24 in 2004 UK Year-end Album charts.

The songs, "Ain't That A Kick In The Head", "Smile" and "Fly Me To The Moon", were released as digital downloads and radio promotional singles.

The album also features songs made popular by Frank Sinatra such as "Fly Me to the Moon", "The Way You Look Tonight", "Come Fly With Me", "Moon River", "Summer Wind" and "That's Life". It also includes the famous Nat "King" Cole song, "When I Fall in Love".

"Beyond the Sea" was not included in the album but was released as a digital download single.

Album information

Track listing

# Title Writers Length
1 Ain't That A Kick In The Head Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen 2:27
2 Fly Me to the Moon Bart Howard 2:31
3 Smile Charles Chaplin, Geoffrey Parsons, John Turner 2:50
4 Let There Be Love Ian Grant, Lionel Rand 2:45
5 The Way You Look Tonight Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields 4:07
6 Come Fly With Me Cahn, Van Heusen 3:15
7 Mack the Knife Marc Blitzstein, Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill 3:10
8 I Left My Heart In San Francisco George Cory, Douglas Cross 2:59
9 Summer Wind (Hans Bradtke, Henry Mayer, Johnny Mercer 2:58
10 Oh My Darling, Clementine Woody Harris, Percy Montrose 3:19
11 When I Fall In Love Edward Heyman, Victor Young 3:09
12 Moon River Johnny Mercer, Henry Mancini 3:09
13 That's Life Kelly Gordon, Dean Kay 3:13

* "Moon River" (Track 12) was included on the UK version of the album but not on the international version.


  • Band recorded at Whitfield Street Studios, London
  • Vocals recorded at Rokstone Studios, London
  • Bass [Guitar]:
    Steve Pearce
  • Vocals [Featuring] (track 5):
    Joanne Hindley
  • Backing Vocals (track 13):
    Katie Kissoon
    Tessa Niles
  • Arranged By [Background Vocal Arrangement]:
    Andy Caine
    Steve Mac
  • Arranged By [Musical Arrangement], Piano:
    Dave Arch
  • Artwork By [Design & Art Direction]:
  • Bass:
    Allan Walley
    Leon Bosch
  • Cello:
    Catchy Giles
    Gillian Thoday
    Martin Loveday
    Nick Cooper
  • Double Bass:
    Paul Morgan
  • Drums:
    Ralph Salmins
  • Engineer [Mix Assistant]:
    Daniel Pursey
  • Engineer [Mix]:
    Ren Swan
  • Engineer [Protools]:
    Chris Laws
    Devin Workman
    Ren Swan
  • Guitar:
    John Parricelli
    Mitch Dalton
  • Horns:
    Dave Lee
    Jim Rattigan
    Paul Gardham
    Richard Watkins
  • Mastered By:
    Dick Beetham
  • Percussion:
    Gary Kettel
    Glynn Matthews
  • Photography:
    James Bareham

  • Recorded By [Band]:
    Mike Ross-Trevor
  • Recorded By [Vocals]:
    Chris Laws
    Daniel Pursey
    Steve Mac
  • Saxophone [Alto], Flute:
    Andy Macintosh
    Phil Todd
  • Saxophone [Baritone], Clarinet [Bass], Flute:
    Alan Barnes
  • Saxophone [Tenor], Clarinet, Flute:
    Andy Panayi
  • Saxophone [Tenor], Flute:
    Dave Bishop
  • Trombone [Bass]:
    Richard Edward
  • Trombone [Tenor]:
    Chris Dean
    Mark Nightingale
    Pete Beachill
  • Trumpet:
    Andy Greenwood
    Derek Watkins
    Simon Gardner
    Steve Sidwell
  • Viola:
    Andy Parker
    Edward Vanderspar
    Garfield Jackson
    Kathy Burgess
    Nick Barr
    Vicci Wardman
  • Violin:
    David Angel
    Debbie Widdup
    Douglas MacKie
    Gillian Cohen
    Marcus Barcham-Stevens
    Martin Burgess
    Michael McMenemy
    Paul Manley
    Perry Montague-Mason
    Peter Oxer
    Ralph De Souze
    Rebecca Hirsch
    Roger Garland
    Simon Baggs
    Steve Morris
    Wilf Gibson


Chart performance

Country Peak
United World Chart 19 -
Belgium 25 -
Denmark 15 -
Ireland 1 -
Netherlands 32 -
Sweden 5 -
Switzerland 75 -
United Kingdom 3 2xPlatinum

The Number Ones Tour 2004

Main Article: The Number Ones Tour

External links

Search another word or see allowon Dictionary | Thesaurus |Spanish
Copyright © 2015, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature