Virgin Catalogue
Release date
1 Mar 2003
Running length
10 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Valotte 4:14 23,897
2 O.K. For You 3:38 5,250
3 On The Phone 4:50 6,126
4 Space 4:23 3,810
5 Well I Don't Know 4:35 5,677
6 Too Late for Goodbyes 3:33 68,113
7 Lonely 3:51 6,470
8 Say You're Wrong 3:28 8,704
9 Jesse 3:50 5,146
10 Let Me Be 2:05 6,561

About this album

Valotte was Julian’s debut album produced by Phil Ramone.

The majority of the songs came from demos that were written during a 3 month stay at the remote Manor de Valotte, a French chateau near Nevers during the fall of 1983.

Valotte was certified Gold by the RIAA on January 9, 1985 and then Platinum by the RIAA on March 13th, 1985. Julian also received a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist for his work on the album at the 28th Annual Grammy Awards.

The first US single, Valotte, made it’s debut on the Billboard Top 40 on November 10th, 1984. It stayed in the top 40 for 12 weeks and spent a month in the top ten peaking at #9. The second single, Too Late for Goodbyes, was the album’s second top ten hit on the national Adult Contemporary charts and stayed there for five weeks with two weeks as number 1!

When Valotte was released, Paul McCartney sent Julian a telegram saying “Good luck, old fruit” and after he heard it he called as told Julian “I love it.” In an interview Paul said: “I think it’s great! What surprised me is he’s got a very good voice, ‘cause I knew that I’d heard that he sounds like his dad, and I guessed that Phil (Ramone) was doing a sort of Lennon sound-a-like record. But I found it very surprising. His voice goes to some very pleasant places.


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  • WarriorJones

    Very good album. Consider me a fan.

    19 Mar 10:38pm Reply
  • Antonionii

    Classic 80s album.

    15 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Hearts48

    he looks and sounds just like his awesome dad!

    26 Jul 2011 Reply
  • DrSplash63

    Maybe Sean got Johns looks, but Julian got the best part. He sounds Just like John, maybe even better, he doesn't have that "fly" buzzing around his head all the time.

    23 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Zuul329

    Too Late for Goodbyes! Classic John Lennon! Oh, this is Julian. Cool. Coulda fooled me.

    24 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Roxotaku

    I do too! Grrr...why isn't the whole track here?!

    21 Oct 2009 Reply
  • dublin04

    why is this only a preview? I want to hear the whole song!!!

    26 Jan 2009 Reply

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