To Whom It May Concern (Lisa Marie Presley album)

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To Whom It May Concern
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Studio album by
ReleasedApril 8, 2003
Label Capitol
Lisa Marie Presley chronology
To Whom It May Concern
Now What
Singles from To Whom It May Concern
  1. "Lights Out"
    Released: February 10, 2003 [1]
  2. "Sinking In"
    Released: June 30, 2003 [2]

To Whom It May Concern is the debut studio album by American singer-songwriter Lisa Marie Presley. It was released on April 8, 2003, in the United States and Canada.


Two singles were released from the album: "Lights Out" and "Sinking In". The video for "Lights Out" reached No. 15 on the CMT Top 20 Countdown.

A song Presley wrote about her ex-husband Michael Jackson, "Disciple", was cut from the album prior to its release. [3]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [4]
Rolling Stone Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [5]
The Village Voice C [6]

The album received positive reviews from critics who complimented Presley's vocals and her songwriting.

Los Angeles Times critic Robert Hilburn reviewed Presley's debut album and said, "The music on her new album, has a stark, uncompromising tone", and later said, "Presley's gutsy blues-edged voice has a distinctive flair." [7]

AllMusic critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine said: "This is a sharp, ambitious mainstream pop/rock album performed by a singer with real character – thankfully, one that's surly, not sweet, since there's been too much sweetness from divas in the 2000s", giving the album four out of five stars. [4]

Commercial performance

The album sold 142,000 copies during its first week of release, and debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 album chart. [8] In May 2003, the Recording Industry Association of America certified the album gold.

Track listing

All lyrics are written by Lisa Marie Presley, except "The Road Between" co-written by Gus Black

To Whom It May Concern track listing
1."S.O.B." Glen Ballard, Clif Magness, Presley3:45
2."The Road Between" Gus Black, Presley, Greg Wells 4:18
3."Lights Out"Ballard, Magness, Presley3:45
4."Better Beware"Danny Keough, Presley, Eric Rosse 4:45
5."Nobody Noticed It"Magness, Presley4:34
6."Sinking In"Ballard, Keough, Magness, Presley4:31
7."Important"Magness, Presley3:51
8."So Lovely"Ballard, John Barry, Presley4:56
9."Indifferent"Presley, Rosse3:59
10."Gone"Presley, Diego Sandrin4:07
11."To Whom It May Concern"Ballard, Presley4:38
North America bonus tracks
12."Excuse Me" (hidden track (appended to the end of "To Whom It May Concern"))Ballard, Presley3:16
Japan bonus tracks
12."Excuse Me"Ballard, Presley3:16
13."Savior" (hidden track (appended to the end of "Excuse Me")) Billy Corgan, Magness, Presley3:20




  • Eric Rosse – producer, engineer, editing
  • Andrew Slater – producer, executive producer
  • Steve Genewick – assistant engineer
  • Mike Glines – assistant engineer
  • Fernio Hernandez – mix assistant
  • Jimmy Hoyson – assistant engineer
  • Tom Lord-Alge – mixing
  • Charles Paakkari – assistant engineer
  • Robert Read – mixing assistant
  • Ronnie Rivera – engineer
  • Jim Scott – mixing
  • Howard Willing – engineer, editing
  • Chris Wonzer – assistant engineer

Charts and certifications