Healing Is Difficult is the second studio album by the Australian singer & songwriter Sia Furler and was released to the public on July 9, 2001 in United Kingdom and May 28, 2002 in the United States, almost a year after the previous release.

Background Edit

After the massive failure of Sia's first studio album OnlySee, she decided to sign to Sony Music's sub-label Dance Pool and released her debut single "Taken for Granted". The single reached number 10 on the UK Singles Chart. The next two singles "Little Man" and "Drink to Get Drunk" also charted. A fourth single "Blow It All Away", (re-recorded as "Throw It All Away") was cancelled during the time that the September 11 attacks were taking place , and wasn't released for unknown reasons. The album failed to chart in the UK due to the lack of promotional support. Unhappy with this, Sia fired her manager, left Sony Music, signed to Go! Beat Records, and started working on her soon-to-be third studio album, Colour the Small One.

The track "Soon" featured on Sia's debut album, OnlySee, but was re-recorded and retitled as "Sober and Unkissed" for the second studio album. "I'm Not Important to You" was originally performed by Sia as "Sia's Song" with her band Crisp for their album, Word & the Deal, in 1996.[1]

Singles Edit

The first single entered and peaked at number 10 on the UK Singles Chart on 3 June 2000. Sia even performed the song on Jo Whiley's BBC Radio 1 radio show. The next two singles did not match the success of the first. In 2002 "Taken for Granted" peaked at number 100 on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart. In April 2002 the album debuted at number 99, staying there for a week. It also reached number 9 on the ARIA Hitseekers Albums Chart.

Charts Edit

Chart (2001–02) Peak


Australian Albums (ARIA) 99

Track listing Edit

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Fear" Sia Sia · Sam Frank 5:11
2. "Drink to Get Drunk" Sia · Frank Frank 4:41
3. "Taken for Granted" Sia Nigel Corsbie 4:35
4. "Blow It All Away" Sia · Blair MacKichan · Felix Howard · Kevin Armstrong MacKichan 4:40
5. "Get Me" Sia · Frank 3:13
6. "I'm Not Important to You" Sia · Frank 6:08
7. "Sober and Unkissed" Sia Sia · Jesse Flavell 4:01
8. "Healing Is Difficult" Sia · Frank 5:24
9. "Judge Me" Sia · Frank 4:15
10. "Little Man" Sia · Frank 6:04
11. "Insidiously" Sia · Frank 8:50
Total length: 64:56
UK edition bonus tracks
12. "Little Man" (Exemen Works) Sia · Frank 5:01
13. "Drink to Get Drunk" (Different Gear mix) Sia · Frank 7:54
Total length: 1:09:57
Australian edition bonus track
12. "Drink to Get Drunk" (Different Gear remix) Sia · Frank 7:54
Total length: 1:04:56
10th Anniversary Edition[2]
12. "Drink to Get Drunk" (Different Gear remix) Sia · Frank 7:54
13. "Taken for Granted" (Groove Chronicles remix) Sia Corsbie 5:19
14. "Taken for Granted" (Desert Eagles Discs mix) Sia Corsbie 4:19
15. "Taken for Granted" (Restless Soul remix) Sia Corsbie 7:02
16. "Taken for Granted" (Soul Brother remix) Sia Corsbie 5:22
17. "Taken for Granted" (Mvp remix) Sia Corsbie 4:58
18. "Judge Me" (Silksense remix) Sia · Frank 5:35
19. "Little Man" (Exemen Works) Sia · Frank 5:04
Total length: 1:39:16

References Edit

  1. "Sia - Rare Acid Jazz Song from Crisp Era (1995)". "oziroxxmisoxx" on YouTube. Accessed on 2015-12-17.
  2. "Healing Is Difficult (10th Anniversary Edition) [Deluxe Version] by Sia on iTunes". iTunes. Accessed on 2016-01-26.

See also: Healing is Difficult Edit