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Released: 1999

Charted: March 21, 2000

Rating: 4.150 (average of 12 ratings)

Genre: adult alternative rock

Quotable: “a much-needed addition to any quality music collection” – Jaime Ikeda, All Music Guide

Album Tracks:

  1. Please Forgive Me
  2. Babylon
  3. My Oh My
  4. We’re Not Right
  5. Nightblindness
  6. Silver Lining
  7. White Ladder
  8. This Year’s Love
  9. Sail Away
  10. Say Hello Wave Goodbye
  11. Babylon II


sales in U.S. only 1 million
sales in U.K. only - estimated 2.85 million
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. 3 million
sales worldwide - estimated 6.85 million


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 35
peak on U.K. album chart 1 2

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • Please Forgive Me (12/4/99) #18 UK
  • Babylon (12/2/00) #56a US, #5 UK, #25 MR, #26 AC
  • This Year’s Love (3/01) #20 UK
  • Sail Away (7/01) #26 UK
  • Say Hello Wave Goodbye (12/01) #26 UK


Rated one of the top 1000 albums of all time by Dave’s Music Database. Click to learn more.

White Ladder
David Gray
“David Gray’s fan base is strong and active. They have seen him through his years with Virgin Records, during which time he was applauded for his talent, emotive voice, and songwriting skills yet never quite broke through to a mainstream audience. White Ladder showcases Gray like never before; it’s an album of such depth and quality that one would be hard-pressed to ignore his talent. Each song is strong and superbly crafted, both in terms of arrangement and delivery. The standouts, Please Forgive Me and This Year’s Love, are touching and likely to bring a tear to the eye of the listener. This album is definitely a much-needed addition to any quality music collection. With any justice, it will finally bring David Gray the success that he so rightly deserves” (Ikeda).

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Last updated April 6, 2008.