|Studio album by Rhydian|
|Released|| 31 July 2011 (Digital download)|
1 August 2011 (CD)
|Genre||Pop, new wave|
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|4.||"Hands to Heaven"||4:11|
|5.||"No More "I Love You's""||3:58|
|6.||"Tower of Strength"||3:53|
|8.||"Love Is a Wonderful Colour"||3:48|
|9.||"The Promise You Made"||3:38|
|10.||"You're a Big Girl Now"||3:33|
|UK Albums Chart||39|
|United Kingdom||31 July 2011||Digital download||Conehead Management|
|1 August 2011||CD|
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