Although not her first album by any means (preceded by Sakin Ol!, L'l, Sertab Gibi, Sertab Erener, Sertab, and Turuncu), No Boundaries was Sertab Erener's first English language album. It was compiled and released by record company Columbia after Erener's Eurovision win in 2003, with the song "Every Way That I Can".
The songs on the album are composed and arranged mainly by Demir Demirkan, although some have co-writing credits for Erener, for example "Storms". "Everyway That I Can" was included on the album, as the original Turkish release rather than the Eurovision edit, although it is licensed now to Turkish radio and Television and the EBU, rather than Sony.
The next single released was "Here I Am", a song not dissimilar to the Eurovision winner, and then "Leave", an operatic song in which Erener travels five octaves to the soprano range. Both were quite large hits in Turkey and Eastern Europe although they could not come close to the mammoth success of "Every Way That I Can." The final single, "I Believe (That I See Love in You)", was written by France-based Indonesian singer Anggun.
The album was given exposure in May 2004 when a medley of "Here I Am", "Leave", and "Everyway That I Can" were performed as the Istanbul Eurovision opening act by Sertab. In June the track "I Believe" was released and it was the final release taken from the album.
Other songs on the album include "Back to the Beach" which was regarded as the album's low point, and "Got Me like Oh", which was later covered in 2006 by American singer Gia Farrell. The album was very well received by critics otherwise, who admired the Turkish music-pop combination. Sales of the album have been Erener's best figures yet, both in Turkey and outside.
"Here I Am"
"Breathe in Deeper"
"Every Way That I Can"
"Got Me like Oh"
"I Believe" (That I See Love in You)
"It Takes More"
"Back To The Beach"
"Here I Am" [Jason Nevins Radio Remix]
"No Boundaries (Album)": Turkey #1 Greece #2
"Everyway That I Can": June 2003: #1 TUR, #1 SWE, #1 GRE, #6 BEL, #7 NED, #10 AUS, #12 GER, #17 SUI, #35 IRE, #75 UK
"Here I Am": September 2003: #1 TUR, #6 GRE, #41 BEL, #58 SWE, #64 SUI
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