I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got

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I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got
Idonotwantwhatihaventgot.jpg
Studio album by
Released20 March 1990
Recorded1988–89
StudioS.T.S Studios
(Dublin, Ireland)
Genre
Length51:09
Label
Producer
Sinéad O'Connor chronology
The Lion and the Cobra
(1987)
I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got
(1990)
Am I Not Your Girl?
(1992)
Singles from I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got
  1. "Jump in the River"
    Released: October 1988[3]
  2. "Nothing Compares 2 U"
    Released: 8 January 1990
  3. "The Emperor's New Clothes"
    Released: 5 June 1990
  4. "Three Babies"
    Released: 17 December 1990

I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got is the second album by Irish singer Sinéad O'Connor, released in March 1990 on Ensign/Chrysalis Records. It contains O'Connor's version of the Prince song "Nothing Compares 2 U", which was released as a single and reached number one in multiple countries. The album was nominated for four Grammy Awards in 1991, including Record of the Year, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, and Best Music Video, Short Form for "Nothing Compares 2 U", winning the award for Best Alternative Music Performance. However, O'Connor refused to accept the nominations and award.[4]

Content[edit]

The critically acclaimed album contains O'Connor's most famous single, "Nothing Compares 2 U", which was one of the best selling singles in the world in 1990, topping the charts in many countries including the United States, United Kingdom and Canada. This rendition of the Prince song reflected on O'Connor's mother who lost her life in an auto accident five years earlier.[5][6] The single "Emperor's New Clothes" found more moderate success, although it did top the Modern Rock Tracks chart in the US.

The album includes O'Connor's rendition of "I Am Stretched on Your Grave", an anonymous 17th century poem, originally written in Irish and translated into English by Frank O'Connor and composed by musician Philip King in 1979.[7][8] The first song on the album, "Feel So Different", starts with The Serenity Prayer by Reinhold Niebuhr.

The inner sleeve notes acknowledge Kabbalah teacher, Warren Kenton: "Special thanks to Selina Marshall + Warren Kenton for showing me that all I'd need was inside me."

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Consumer GuideB+[9]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music4/5 stars[10]
Entertainment WeeklyA[2]
Los Angeles Times4/5 stars[11]
NME8/10[12]
Pitchfork7.8/10[13]
Q4/5 stars[14]
Rolling Stone4.5/5 stars[15]
Slant Magazine4.5/5 stars[16]

I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got received critical acclaim. In 2003, the album was ranked number 406 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.[17]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Sinéad O'Connor, except where noted.

I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got – Standard edition[18]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Feel So Different" 6:47
2."I Am Stretched on Your Grave"
5:33
3."Three Babies" 4:47
4."The Emperor's New Clothes" 5:16
5."Black Boys on Mopeds" 3:53
6."Nothing Compares 2 U"Prince5:10
7."Jump in the River"
4:12
8."You Cause as Much Sorrow" 5:04
9."The Last Day of Our Acquaintance" 4:40
10."I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got" 5:47
Total length:51:09
  • 11. The Value of Ignorance (3:20)

Personnel[edit]

Technical
  • Nellee Hooper – producer
  • Chris Birkett, Sean Devitt – producers, engineers
  • Dave Hoffman, Dominique Leringoleur – photography
  • John Maybury – cover design

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[49] Platinum 70,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[50] Gold 25,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[51] 5× Platinum 500,000^
France (SNEP)[52] Platinum 300,000*
Germany (BVMI)[53] Platinum 500,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[54] Platinum 100,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[55] Platinum 15,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[56] Platinum 100,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[57] 2× Platinum 600,000^
United States (RIAA)[58] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^
Summaries
Worldwide N/A 7,000,000[59]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

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