David Archuleta Tranquil Sunday

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The greatest gift is love….

- photoedit by Shelley - source: Matt Clayton Photography

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- credit sherylyvette

Peace BEGINs with a smile…

~ Mother Teresa

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Miss Bianca’s Creation

- credit Miss Bianca

Miss Bianca sent in this beautiful card she made to celebrate BEGIN. – the lovely quote reminds us that every day is a new beginning – a day to start anew.  A perfect way to start a Tranquil Sunday.

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BEGIN. Chart Stats

#11 iTunes Pop Albums
#44 iTunes Overall Albums
#3 Amazon Vocal Pop Albums
#1 Deseret Book

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Thanks WISE Radio!

A big thank you to WISE Radio for featuring David Archuleta’s  BEGIN. album on air yesterday! Fans gathered on Twitter and enjoyed requesting their favorite songs while downloading BEGIN. from iTunes – it was a PAR-TAY!

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Success in the Stores!

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Vids for a Relaxing Sunday

The Most Beautiful Part (credit MrDavidArchuleta)

Fields of Gold (credit bluedots)

Nothing Else Better To Do (credit pabuckie)

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Bits & Bobs

- credit GrayAAA

- source: rhiminee's tumblr

- source: rhiminee's tumblr - click to see the whole collage

- click to activate ohnopurple's GIF

- Everyone should have their own David Corner!

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Gifting Update

Thank you to all of the generous fans who have donated copies of the BEGIN. album so that all fans may enjoy this beautiful gift that David left for us.  All giftees and donors should have received an acknowledgement email, and gifting will be conducted on a first requested, first fulfilled basis until all donations have been gifted.

Donors:  FOD will be forwarding the names & email requests of giftees that you have been matched to based on the type and number of of donation(s) you have made.  Most giftees have provided their mailing address or iTunes account in their email request.

As we reflect on this amazing week with the release of BEGIN., I hope David knows how much we appreciate all the love he put into this album, and that he knows we feel his heart in every song he sings.

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It’s been wonderful sharing this whole week with all of you!  Enjoy doing the things you love with family and friends on this Tranquil Sunday.

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229 Responses to David Archuleta Tranquil Sunday

  1. Good morning FOD! Another AMAZINGpost Kalei! “The greatest gift is love”…BEGIN. The Next Chapter. Beautiful opening to today’s post! Thank you Shelley and Miss Bianca for the beautiful fan art….SUPER job!

    THANKS to MrDavidArchuleta, bluedot, pabuckie, GrayAAA, rhiminee, ohnopurple and Anne Marie for your talents! Also to Becca and Holly for your store updates! Going on another search Monday to find the little green gem here at the beach!

    ENJOY YOUR DAY and BEGIN,!

  2. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Hello Everyone!

    Kalei, Thank You for the beautiful post today and for all the FANtastic posts this week, it is greatly appreciated :grin:

    Have to go, will try to lurk when I can, have a great day all :grin:

    Hey VaBeach, See ya later VaBeach :grin:

  3. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    Top of the Morning to you all…..Just love Ann Marie’s David corner..every house should have one….I have a confession….I have one up in our back bedroom too!!!! My son and husband just shake their heads!!! Off to get ready for church and then to get ready for a big celebratory cookout with family and friends for my hubby’s birthday….Happy Sunday in Davidland all…..Miss Vicki

  4. sarahhazel says:

    Happy 137th day!!! Thank you for the wonderful Tranquil Sunday post, Kalei!!!
    Enjoyed the WISE radio David feature last night!
    BEGIN. still doing well on the charts!!!
    Wanna see a pic of that BEGIN. billboard in UT!!!

  5. sarahhazel says:

    Love seeing that gorgeous B&W pic again….here’s more with same outfit!
    http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8m8lchSEc1qlof70o1_500.png

  6. Suzanne says:

    And the rest of the day to you, Miss Vicki.

  7. sarahhazel says:

    Miss Vicki–LOL….you have a David corner too?!….awesome!

  8. sarahhazel says:

    David Archuleta AFS ‏@FanScene
    David Archuleta Week in Logan! Gifting Update, Vote for Broken on Chart Central, http://archuletafanscene.com/?p=104077

  9. Wishes for a GREAT DAY to Beth, Miss Vicki, sarahhazel and Suzanne!

    Mis Vicki…HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your hubby! Hope you enjoy your day!

    sarahhazel…THANKS for the links to all the David goodies! You guys amaze me at all that you find about David!

    Well work calls! Can’t believe that it’s the last day of the Olympics! Sure have LOVED every minute! The USA women were INCREDIBLE! ENJOY your day!

  10. cq#DA2014 says:

    Kalei, awesome Sunday tranquil post, thank you so much.
    Thank you to all the FOD staff that bring us fans together with one fabulous post after another. Just wanted you all to know how much I appreciate all your hard work.

  11. Heidijoy says:

    Thanks again Kalei for a wonderful post. Blessings to all.

  12. Grace says:

    Morning everyone!
    I am having an iTunes problem that prevents me from downloading BEGIN. I don’t know why. It worked last night but this morning got an error message, ” You do not have enough access privileges for this operation”, so I am stuck. :(
    Have a wonderful Sunday!!

  13. Hi! Kalei—-Thank you for a serene sunday post and to all who contributed. Hello everybody. I have church so i will be in and out today. BEGIN is still charting ok but wish we could push BEGIN back up to top 10. But we are close. Enjoyed listening to Davids music on WISE Radio yesterday. Thank you. BBL

  14. Sharon Mc. says:

    Good Morning Everyone!! Thanks Kalei for EVERYTHING!!! I am so grateful for FOD and all of the fansites who do so much to promote David. He certainly deserves
    EVERYTHING and MORE and the fansites are sure coming through with more than everything. Thank you! Love it all!

    I loved Bianca’s creation!

    I am trying to download more “BROKEN” singles. Because I have already purchased one BROKEN and CD….they keep wanting to give it to me for free. Have others found this? If so….how do we work around it?

    I want to buy additional CD’s also, but wonder if that will be a problem?

    Marylee….this is for you if you come to visit. I read on twitter you were wondering if it is possible to post another review at Itunes for BEGIN. I was able to post 2 different comments without a problem. I had additional comments to make too! lol

    Have a peaceful Sunday everyone ….listening and beginning! :)

  15. nora says:

    Sharon-are you going on just the single Broken and not the CD BEGIN. That happened to me when I tried to buy it from the CD, when i just hit the single it. was fine. If this keeps happening you should notify ITunes or Kari.

    Great post today kalei. Enjoyed David’s music so much on Wise-Radio last night, they are great supporters of David, also downloading another copy of BEGIN. want to see David back in the top 10!!!!!

  16. Sharon Mc. says:

    Hi Nora! Thank you for your help!

    I have ordered one BROKEN and one CD BEGIN. I went on the tracklist to click on buying BROKEN as a single for .99 and it told me I already had one and did I want to download one for free. No….I want to pay for it and give D. credit. I want to order another CD too…but want to work out this detail first!! I am not sure what to do? I think if they give me one for free it won’t count for D. charting. I will try again.

  17. nora says:

    Sharon-just tried to download another Broken, won’t let me buy one said do I want to download it for free? There was no single item just for Broken anymore, this is not fair to David. I sent Kari a tweet telling her of the problem, maybe if others who are having the same problem should let her know, she won’t think that it is just something i’m doing. If this is the case David is losing out on money. There was no place to say no, I want to Buy it!!!!

  18. Sharon Mc. says:

    Thanks Nora for trying….I tried again and got the same thing. I am not on twitter so can’t send Kari a tweet. I agree it will hurt D. I would be happy to gift the single…but the last time I did that for Crush they were not downloaded by the recipients and they were not counted. Could fans gift each other to make sure the single would get downloaded?

  19. cq#DA2014 says:

    Thank you Pabuckie for the video of Nothing Else Better to Do, had forgotten how much fun this song is…perfect summertime song.

  20. nora says:

    Sharon-I wonder if when you order a cd of BEGIN on Itunes, you get an automatic down-load of Broken, I thought that was just in the beginning, but maybe not, I bought a down-load of BEGIN last night, maybe that has something to do with it, ther should be a place where you can say no, I want to buy it. I don’t know, maybe Kari will have an answer. If I hear I will get back to you.

  21. blue says:

    i had the same problem when downloading BEGIN. my daughter wanted her own copy on her laptop but doesn’t have her own itunes account. i tried to buy two copies of BEGIN but it just kept saying that do you want to download for free thing. i actually had to buy a copy as a gift and then redeem the gift code myself to buy it again. LOL i’m sure there’s an easier way, but that way did work.

  22. sydnie says:

    I don’t have any problems buying/downloading multiple copies of BEGIN. from iTunes at all……i get a duplicate warning/question if I want to purchase again – ‘YES’ & download begins! iTunes have glitches sometimes so could be just temporary, keep trying good luck or contact them!

  23. sydnie says:

    Woah so there’s a billboard in UTAH! Gosh, too bad I’m so behind on everything from being out of the country for a while, otherwise would love to fly the SLC for the BEGIN. Release week & join Utah Archies for dinner & check out Deseret book displays! Speaking of DB, where are my CDs…..still waiting!
    Kimk @10:41 that’s too stinking adorable, wonder where it’s from!

  24. sydnie says:

    It’s too frigging cold & crowded this weekend in SF, driving to the country forquick escape soon & of course my BEGIN. Cd will be playing……bf will have to put away his country music for a while haha! :D
    Thank you Kalei, love the Sunday post! :D

  25. Sharon Mc. says:

    Thank You Nora, Blue and Sydnie….I will keep trying. I have never found Itunes a
    “walk in the park”. I have always had glitches…and just chalked it up to me being a little
    (hmmm I mean alot) techy challenged! lol

  26. Anne-Marie says:

    Good morning FOD!! Thanks Kalei for an awesome post! I was so surprised to see the picture of my David corner on the front page! I tweeted that pic after midnight I think. lol. The hardest part was getting those posters to hang right. ha ha. I’ve had all my David stuff in different places in my house so now I finally have a place for everything! It was fun to do and listened to BEGIN. the whole time! :) Having some friends over tonight for a little get together and still have mega things to do! Hope everyone has a wonderful and restful Sunday!!!

  27. Anne-Marie says:

    Oh I had the same thing happen to me when I tried to order another copy of BEGIN. This was on release day too. I got the same “do you want to download for free message?” as you guys did. I ended up not ordering it.

  28. kimk says:

    sydnie isn’t it.. think it was from when he went overseas.. which time I do not know.

  29. sarahhazel says:

    Went to my local Walmart and found 2 BEGIN. CDs! Bought one and left a big sticky note saying “More David Archuleta’s BEGIN. album, please! It’s awesome!!!”
    I know, crazy ODD strikes again….
    Luckily, there were not a lot of people in the area..LOL :lol:

    (Will go back there Monday or Tues. to check again)

  30. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–that gif looks like from an interview in Malaysia after that platinum record award and kite gift ceremony!

  31. sarahhazel says:

    sandritangel #DA2014 ‏@sandritangel
    David Archuleta picture of the Day http://fb.me/1wBoGIym1

  32. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Purchase Broken on Itunes

    Click on Itunes Store
    On the music page, upper right hand corner, type in David Archuleta Broken, hit enter
    At the top, it shows recommendations, then it shows:
    Broken -Single, click on buy, 2 separate pop-ups in a row will come up, click yes on the first one, click yes on the second one, then Broken will download.

  33. kimk says:

    if itunes prompts you that you already purchased BEGIN
    already you can still buy it.
    just hit BUY.

  34. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Hey kimk, Yeah, its just you gotta take a certain route to get to it. If I click on Begin on the front page or on Broken on the Pop front page it will ask, if you want a free download, but I found if you do it the way I stated in my previous comment, then it works :grin: I just bought another Broken!

  35. kimk says:

    sarahhazel he is a squishable living teddy bear!!

  36. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Well gotta go again, will check later, take care all :grin: Adios!

  37. sydnie says:

    Sharon Mc. – iTunes can be temperamental lol, it blocks me from purchasing every now & then for unknown reasons….hits & misses for me too. :)
    Happy B day to your hubby Miss Vicki have fun!
    Sarahhazel, fluffy hair ftw!
    BF thinks I’m obsessed with BEGIN. NO Really lol!
    Have great Sunday all, bye! :D

  38. Heidijoy says:

    Great review of BEGIN. on Soul David today. “Old Soul”
    wp.me/pvyR0-1xx

  39. Heidijoy says:

    Not too adept at posting links!!:(

  40. Martha says:

    Kenneth Bautista‏@thatskinnyguy

    Same old @DavidArchie, still hope-inducing, soul-moving :D #BEGIN.

  41. Sharon Mc. says:

    Hi All for trying to help me!

    Beth…I did what you said, but when I typed David Archuleta -Broken- in the search
    box nothing came up. I tried to go this route too, but must be doing something wrong.

    Kim….when I click on BUY to their question….they said do I want a free download. The only options are to click on ” download” ( free I am assuming) or Cancel.

  42. kimk says:

    Sharon are you trying to buy the whole cd?

    here is the link
    9.90 BUY ALBUM
    and click
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/broken-single/id546009736?ign-mpt=uo%3D4

  43. nora says:

    Beth-I have tried your way but it still won’t let me buy just Broken. I have tried every way,

    Kimk, I tried it that way also and it still won’t let me buy it, If it is happening to other people than there has to be a problem some where. It’s frustrating!!!!!

  44. angelbymyside says:

    Hi everyone :)

    Thanks for the Sunday post Kalei!

  45. I’m Back. I see I”LL NEVER GO is no longer on the top 10 MYX.
    Broken has been added to the Phils hitlist along side of Forevermore and I’ll Never Go.

  46. breanne says:

    Why are my comments “awaiting moderation”?

    Forevermore mv:
    http://youtu.be/QYIwAwiKW-g

  47. cq#DA2014 says:

    Linda, I say bring on the Rainbow video….more upbeat than I’ll Never Go and maybe David smiling and dancing. I think all us fans needs something kinda light right now.
    Don’t get me wrong, I am beyond in love with BEGIN, but I still am a mess of emotions hearing every single song, so seeing David doing a lighter song would be great, too.

  48. nora says:

    I think i figured it out how to buy just Broken, do like Beth said top right hand page type David Archuleta Broken, then enter, when you see 2 pictures one for Broken and 1 for Begin hit the buy under the picture for Broken for $1.29 and there it is.

  49. kimk says:

    nora got me.. I had a hard time at first just kept trying til things worked.
    it does seem pretty darn hard from what I can tell by tweets and such.

  50. cq#2014, I understand what your saying. I will never get tired of BEGIN. and will listen to it every day but a little upbeat song would be good too. After all David does have a peppy side to him too. But i also understand perfectly why he recorded BEGIN for his fans. He is so sweet.

  51. kimk says:

    cq would love Rainbow!!!

  52. cq#DA2014 says:

    Yes Linda I too totally understand why David recorded BEGIN. and I will listen to it everyday, it’s that good.

  53. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–Just followed you on Twitter….so happy to have my account up and running again! Woot! :)

  54. sarahhazel says:

    When is the Rainbow MV coming out???….Heard it last night on WISE Radio & it’s so good!

  55. kimk says:

    https://twitter.com/koneynuqui/status/234728121344086016/photo/1

    ♥♫ connie-da2014♫♥ ‏@koneynuqui
    @DavidArchie @kariontour Begin #1 in Amazon Hot New Releases.

  56. Sarahhazel, They are waiting. I’ll Never Go is still charting.

  57. kimk says:

    sarahhazel if not mistaken a newly recorded Rainbow might be coming out? also MV.
    think different then the one off of Forevermore.
    think Kari said after Begin?
    think Jay Durias mentioned a dubstep version?
    also saw a tweet from the guy who did the other vid he was finishing editing I think the Rainbow MV?
    got me but sounds cool!
    love anything happy and dancy.. especially David!!!
    also Everything and More sounds cool too if true.

  58. Margie says:

    So excited to see Broken on Chart central http://chartcentral.frihost.net/cc/ Let get it to #1 quickly becuase I am sure that Rainbow will be coming soon!!!!

  59. The sonic music channel on Direct TV plays Davids music at least 2 to 3 times a day. I hear it mostly very late at night and early morning. I don’t listen to it during the day’ But anyway at least it gets played a little.

  60. tami lyn says:

    sarahhazel- welcome to twitter! i just followed u :)

  61. Martha says:

    sarahzl‏@Entigrepz
    @MichaelOrland Remember David Archuleta @DavidArchie? He has a new CD, BEGIN. out now. It’s seriously amazing!!!

    Michael Orland ‏@MichaelOrland
    @Entigrepz @DavidArchie very cool – can’t wait to hear it.

    Thanks, sarahhazel!

  62. sarahhazel says:

    Linda–that makes sense….I’ll wait then!
    Sonic music channel?….oh, don’t have Direct TV LOL

  63. sarahhazel says:

    tami lyn–cool!…let me go to twitter again for a minute!
    Martha– ;)

  64. tami lyn says:

    sarahhazel ~ :) i am also tami lyn on twitter :) my avi is a pinwheel lol

  65. Sarahhazel, you didn’t have tweeter? If you do now can i follow you?

  66. sarahhazel says:

    tami lyn–saw it & I followed you!

    Linda–I did but deactivated it a while ago & just set up a new one!….and YES, you can follow me! :)

  67. Sharon Mc. says:

    I am still stuck! :( I followed Beth’s directions to a T….was able to get the choice between the BEGIN. album and BROKEN… the single. I chose BROKEN the single for $1.29. I got two pop up boxes….said Yes to the first….but there is not a Yes box to the second pop up. There are two options: Download or Cancel. It will download if I click it I am sure….but seemingly for FREE. I want to pay for it so that D. will get credit for it. I don’t think that will happen if I download it for FREE. Easy peasy ….. not. I want to buy something for $$$ and add my purchase to D. totals for BROKEN…..right? Wrong. My impression is that I get it for FREE….and no numbers are added for a purchase for Broken. Is that right….or wrong????? Will it count if I get it for FREE?

    KIM….I do want to buy another album or more also….but want to make sure I can do a single first! LOL I purchased one album and a single Broken with no problem on Release Day Eve. Why is it so hard to buy more?

    Clueless in MN ! lol

  68. tami lyn says:

    sarahhazel~ yay :)

  69. sarahhazel says:

    Jinsol ‏@jinsolkim1
    @DavidArchie came out with a new album? Excuse me while I become obsessed again. ♥

  70. Martha says:

    Jackson Shell‏@jackson_craig

    I just saw @DavidArchie new ablum “BEGIN.” on iTunes and am in love!! It’s a must buy! Great covers with a new twist!! :)

  71. sarahhazel says:

    Martha–fanboy FTW!!!

  72. Martha says:

    sarahhazel – I like it when they don’t appear to be David fans but like the CD enough to comment!

  73. kimk says:

    Sharon oh gosh why can’t they make it easy! I was finally able to do what I wished to do many times but it took practice and trial and error.
    to gift what I did was go buy gift cards and dm or email them the codes.
    then that didn’t always work too.
    other folks have to have US itunes account.
    good luck!

  74. kimk says:

    Martha from what I can see.. folks like Begin!!!!

    lol don’t want spoilers of the closing ceremonies so not on twitter right now.
    everything is always right there!!

  75. Martha says:

    kimk – you’re right, on twitter you can find out about anything immediately!

    Also, Amazon will mail internationally if someone wants a physical copy. Of course, you need a credit card. I don’t know how much it would cost, sometimes in addition to shipping there’s other fees.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=hp_nodeid_596202_intlshiprestrict?nodeId=596184&%20#restrict

  76. nora says:

    Sharon-I think I know how to order a single I did it this way, Do what Beth Said go to I tunes page upper hand corner type in David Archuleta Broken, then hit enter it will bring you to a page with 2 small pictures first one says Broken, single with a price of $1.29 buy, hit that buy, it is either under or beside the picture, that is how it worked for me and I couldn’t do like you before. Hope it works for you.

  77. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    HEY SHARON! Follow the steps I gave you, but my fault, it doesnt say yes, it asks you if you want to buy, lick on buy(not yes) then another box comes up asking you again, saying you already purchased it, click on buy again. I’m a idiot, it says buy, not yes. I just bought it again & again, to make sure of what I’m telling you,lol.

  78. sarahhazel says:

    Playing My Hands right now & shows nice pics too!
    http://www.last.fm/listen/artist/David%2BArchuleta/similarartists

  79. Sharon Mc. says:

    Yeah!!! I DID IT!!!! Oh my gosh….so sorry for so many comments trying to get my download! This has been bugging me for days now!
    What I was doing wrong was getting to the page with the two small …cute pics of YKW and then:
    clicking on the listing (not the picture) below the pictures where it said Buy $1.29. That brings up the FREE download. However when I CLICKED on the PICTURE on the same page it worked…..Buy Buy!! Now I know how to do more CD’s ! Yes…I feel empowered!! LOL

    Thank you so much Kim, Beth, Nora, Blue, and Snydie….for all of your help and encouragement!!! ITUNES better watch out now….I could be dangerous with my new found skill! LOL

  80. Sharon Mc. says:

    Sorry….typo….Sydnie!!!

  81. kimk says:

    http://instagram.com/p/OPWcMrSlV_/

    Logan Nelson ‏@LoganNelsonnn
    Just watching MTV and David Archuleta’s name pops up.

  82. sarahhazel says:

    Wow, they played Imagine in the Olympics closing?!

  83. breanne says:

    Broken is #2 on @WISE_RADIO’s Music Challenge. Download Firefox as your browser, type in the link & VOTE as many times as you can until 8/17, 8 pm ET:
    http://tinyurl.com/6vbrql7

  84. sarahhazel says:

    Joni@Jonerz
    Just got a call from an old friend. I sent her BEGIN by @DavidArchie. She’s totally SPAZZZZZZING! LOL

  85. kimk says:

    Sharon yes!!!!

  86. kimk says:

    sarahhazel think it starts at 8:30? not on yey but they are recapping all the wonderful going ons.

  87. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–oh, ok!

  88. Kimk couldn’t open instagram for mtv

  89. nora says:

    Happy days Sharon, at last.

    David is about 1,500 votes behind on Wise-Music Challenge if you would like to vote for him.

  90. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Hi everyone .. Just dropped in to say Kalei, your post is amazing. All the videos were so good. Thanks all. So glad to see the #s up there. Not too shabby for someone who is away. We rock and so does David. Hope David feels our hearts. Going to do some voting.

  91. ksf says:

    I LOVE revisiting all these great songs that I grew up listening to through BEGIN. The only one that I wasn’t familiar with was Don’t Give Up, which is surprising given that I’m a huge 80′s music junkie. This album just reminds me why all of these songs and artists are iconic.

  92. sarahhazel says:

    ksf–wasn’t familiar with DGU either…..now it’s one of my faves…thanks to David!

  93. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    ksf I know what you mean. I never heard Pride , Don’t Give Up and Somewhere Only We Know . I guess I was busy with growing teenagers and no time for anything else. I love the songs and David has made those iconic songs and artist remarkable. David really knows his music. Amazing because he wasn’t even born yet. I repeat AMAZING!!

  94. ksf says:

    sarahhazel & sgj – yes, it’s great to be introduced to unfamiliar songs and also to hear David’s take on ones that we do remember. Very interesting and I’m glad he chose these songs.

  95. Virtue #2014 says:

    sarahhazel – hearing Imagine during the Olympics closing made me think of none other than David! As a matter of fact, so didn’t 1D since we all know there is only one David.

  96. sarahhazel says:

    I remember hearing SOWK a few years back for the first time in my car and thought it was Paul McCartney….and I liked it right away….Now of course, I like David’s version more!

  97. sarahhazel says:

    Virtue–many Archies all over will be missing David terribly tonight because of that!

  98. ksf says:

    sarahhazel – Yeah he did a good job with all the songs. I still really like the originals as well though for their own style and uniqueness and originality. I think it’s cool though now to hear how David interprets these classics and adds his own uniqueness. He did great :)

  99. sarahhazel says:

    ksf–I’ve always loved BOTW growing up (& Simon & Garfunkel songs)….so I’ve been wishing David would sing/record it….Felt like he heard me….LOL…..Some wishes do come true!!!

  100. Virtue #2014 says:

    Haha, sarahhazel! You read between the lines. It’s not quite heart broken, more like a mild case of being heart sick.

  101. Virtue #2014 says:

    ksf, David owns the whole music industry.

  102. ksf says:

    sarahhazel – they do! I think there’s something for everyone on this CD. :)

  103. ksf says:

    Virtue – lol

  104. sarahhazel says:

    ksf–I admit the original versions were in my brain as I listened to BEGIN. the first time….trying hard not to compare them…cuz I know I shouldn’t. Now, I just enjoy and savor every note of David’s versions of them….loving the iffs and runs, twists and turns!

  105. sarahhazel says:

    Jake Shaw ‏@JaShaw8
    If I directed an Olympic Ceremonies I would only play David Archuleta. #hasitbeen2yearsyet

  106. Virtue #2014 says:

    Jake has class.

  107. sarahhazel says:

    Virtue–true…I have my mild Archie heart sick moments too…can’t help it sometimes.

  108. Virtue #2014 says:

    Good night!

  109. Virtue #2014 says:

    We’ll only get rid of the sickness in 2014. Unlike ODD, this sickness is harder on a person. Okay, I’m really going now:)

  110. ksf says:

    Lol jake shaw

  111. sarahhazel says:

    Maybe when David releases a Spanish album…becomes a Latin music superstar….he will get invited to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics!

  112. sarahhazel says:

    Goodnite, Virtue!

  113. sarahhazel says:

    Gotta go too….long drive tomorrow and plan to play BEGIN. in my car and make my hubby suffer! (no, I’m 100% he will like it!)
    Have a goodnight and sweet BEGIN. dreams to all!!!

  114. ksf says:

    sarahhazel – Goodnight! Lol. I made my husband suffer a two hour drive on Saturday; he is not a David fan at all. But, he’s learned to just tune it out.

  115. bds says:

    Don’t live in Utah but I get Salt Lake TV and they just played the Begin Commercial in the middle of the Olympic Closing Ceremonies. Lots of people are watching tonight so that is great exposure.

  116. angelbymyside says:

    @JONaldrien: MyMusicStore Philippines (<— photo credit) http://t.co/l1qpE5sW

  117. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Goodnight Everyone, Take Care All!

    Just came back to say G’night, watching
    the closing ceremonies, wishing David was
    there,lol. He’ll get his chance to sing at the
    Olympics one day :)))

    Sharon, So glad you were finally able to
    download Broken :)))

    Hey bds, thats great to hear, G’night :grin:

  118. angelbymyside says:

    bds ~ that’s GREAT news!!!!

  119. josie says:

    bds~ Yeah, that is decent exposure. Cool! Would’ve been great if it aired in other cities, too.

  120. ksf says:

    Wish David could see the Olympic ceremonies…think he would have loved all the cool performances! Goodnight everyone.

  121. josie says:

    ksf- I know. That’s what I was thinking, too. The ceremonies…and Michael Phelps. lol.

  122. ksf says:

    josie – lol…and Michael Phelps ;)

  123. bds says:

    Josie – Ya that would have been cool but I guess it would have cost too much. Oh well, but Deseret Book has done a good job in the local market in advertising it.

  124. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Goodnight, Virtue, Beth, sarahhazel and ksf. Just voted on Wise Radio. David’s getting there. Think I’m going to say Goodnight all too. See you tomorrow

  125. kimk says:

    bds hope that helps sell it there.. hope folks support him there. it is his home.

  126. kimk says:

    bds do love the commercial.. and from what I saw it did help when he tweeted it.

  127. kimk says:

    https://twitter.com/Davidsballerina/status/234855102266081280/photo/1

    Shaunie Jake
    ‏@Davidsballerina
    @kariontour @FODFansofDavid I saw this @DavidArchie BEGIN billboard it was awesome had to pull over to get a picture :)

  128. kimk says:

    It Begins In The Heart David Archuleta

    I LOVE THAT!! :D

  129. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Begin Journals http://twitpic.com/airxfe prize drawings
    Begin tags/bookmarks for each fan at the fan dinner

  130. mango#DA2014 says:

    Janel, the journals look fantastic! Looking forward to Tuesday.

  131. Janel aka Nellie says:

    oops, forgot the link to the bookmarks/tags http://twitpic.com/airwqk

  132. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Mango, I’m excited to see you!!! :) I’m glad fans everywhere are still having get togethers for him. Keeps us interested. Kari sharing so much stuff and things still being released for David….music, videos, pictures, blogs. We’re being spoiled!

  133. mango#DA2014 says:

    We definitely are being spoiled. I really never expected all of this. When David made his announcement that night at the concert, I thought he would shut down his website, his twitter, and his facebook and that is the last we would see or hear of him for at least two years…….and maybe forever. I have been very pleasantly surprised.

  134. Martha says:

    kimk – “It Begins In The Heart David Archuleta” would be a good trend topic

  135. I love the billboard it’s really nice and David looks good up there with lights. I like what they printed. “It Begins In The Heart David Archuleta”

  136. Janel aka Nellie says:

    MISSION STUFF WARNING. Bells ringing, whistles sounding, beep-beep, red lights flashing WARNING. This is a link to the Racangua mission website. The link itself is to a humorous Dear John letter (probably not real) and has not a thing to do with David. But, I thought it was funny. http://chilerancaguamission.org/humor.html

  137. kimk says:

    Janel lol guess it is the place to be!

  138. kimk says:

    Linda I Agree!!!! :D

  139. kimk says:

    oops meant Martha.. fabulous trending topic!
    perfect!

  140. jhen says:

    Can’t wait for rainbow mv to come out

  141. jhen says:

    Imagine only remind me of David.
    Big billboard of Begin in Utah?

  142. Jhen, Everytime i hear IMAGINE, it reminds me of David. It’s funny but instead of associating it with John Lennon, since he wrote and sang it. To me it will always remind me of David and the way he sang it.

  143. jhen says:

    Linda- I agree, imagine become identify w/ David

  144. jhen says:

    Mango- I expected David will give his everything & more even he is on mission. Knowing his personality is kind. He love his fans.

  145. kimk says:

    Good morning folks!! :D

    hmm..

    http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz118/archuletaphilippines5/ScreenShot2012-08-13at35125PM.png

    ArchuletaPhilippines ‏@archuletaphils
    AP Update – MyMusicStore.Ph Mentions “Everybody Hurts” As “First Sensational Single” Off @DavidArchie’s BEGIN.
    “Everybody Hurts” As “First Sensational Single” Off @DavidArchie’s BEGIN.

  146. kimk says:

    David has 1,180,188 followers!!! :D

  147. nora says:

    kimk-just think how wonderful it would be if everyone of those followers bought Davids BEGIN!!!! I guess I’m just dreaming, but where would we be without dreams? I agree abut Imagine, makes me think of David.

  148. Shanny in Australia says:

    Hey guys! I haven’t been able to post for a couple of days. I tried a couple of times – wrote out big long comments about my first experience listening to the album and both times as soon as I hit ‘post comment’, i just got ‘do not have permission’ notices. Argh! And it’s been hard not being able to come and chat during this special time and keep up to date with everything.
    I’m still hopelessly devoted to Angel and can’t help but listen to it on repeat constantly. And Broken is all kinds of powerful.
    I’m pretty sure hubby likes it too.
    Doesn’t this album just make you love that guy all over again!? :-) :-) :-)

  149. kimk says:

    nora I follow artists and don’t always buy their music.. over the moon for David they click and follow him in the first place. DBooks is putting a lot of effort and promo in Utah.. let’s hope those folks buy in spades!!

  150. ksf says:

    Shanny -hi! :) It’s great! I’m hoplessly hooked on DGU…SOWK and BSMS are probably close seconds to that. Broken is great too!

  151. Shanny in Australia says:

    Anne-Marie, love your David corner! One day I’m gonna have one of those! lol
    Love all the tweets of people loving on Begin. too. Thanks for bringing them over guys and girls. :-)

  152. ksf says:

    Angel is playing now…goosebumps! I remember wearing my Sarah Malachlan (? spell) CD out back in the day, lol.

  153. angelbymyside says:

    Where did this pic come from??? :D

    ‏@JennaArchie

    OMD!!!!!! ♥♥♥♥♥ http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8oy7nOiKu1rs5j1uo1_500.png

  154. Good morning FOD! HAPPY MONDAY!

    LOVE that David has a billboard in Utah! Hope that helps with the sale of BEGIN.! The album is FABULOUS …if people would just listen to it, I know they would be blown away!

    It Begins In The Heart David Archuleta would be a AWESOME trend! He sure captured our hearts! Hope we trend a night I don’t work….so much FUN!

    ENJOY YOUR DAY!

  155. ksf says:

    oops! Missed a “c” – Mclachlan

  156. ksf says:

    abms – nice pic :)

  157. ksf says:

    Don’t give up ’cause you’re half French.

  158. tami lyn says:

    good morning :)

  159. Shanny in Australia says:

    Ksf, yep, love DGU too. That’s probably been the one I’ve listened to the second most often. lol I love them all of course though….it’s been interesting to see what seems to ‘resonate’. This album is so awesome that I know my favourites will change from time to time. This album however is definitely my favourite album and listening to it the first time, I couldn’t help but feel convinced over and over again that THIS was why David was given the gift to sing.
    I’m surprised I’ve been listening to Angel the most. I have always loved the song since City of Angels (although my CD didn’t get played nearly as much as it deserved to be) however it’s kind of a sad song…and I wouldn’t generally say I’m a sad song kind of girl. I was thinking about that and think it’s the ‘transcendental’ qualities that draws me in. And David does some beautiful things with his voice in that song. The song is surprisingly spiritual really. In fact, although I was very familiar with all but one of the covers on this album….David has really made me listen to these songs in a new way before and notice ‘spiritual’ elements I had missed in the past. I feel like this album is quite profound actually.

  160. Shanny in Australia says:

    Oh I don’t know which pictures to look at and which to avoid, lol! I want to wait until I get the hard copy in my hands to see these supposedly beautiful pics on the insert, before I look at them online. So many fab pics I keep inadvertantly getting ‘peeks’ at though. lol

    David must be happy right now. :-) That makes me happy. :-) I wonder how much his family are following things?

    Good morning everyone. :-)

  161. nora says:

    kimk-agree I don’t always buy music from people that I follow, I also hope that all the effort Deseret put into the promo pays off!!! This cd is so wonderful, can’t stop listening to it,DGU now on, I can’t decide which is my favorite. We are so lucky if we can’t have David here at least we can have his beautiful voice.

  162. ksf says:

    shanny – so true. All of these songs have a very spiritual theme really. In fact, there are a few that were sang in church services in my campus ministry; namely Angel and Pride, and of course BSMS. And I think Angel, specifically, does have those transcendental qualities, ethereal qualities that are just amazing. I think that’s what made the original amazing and now David’s as well. Such an amazing song. DGU…I just love everything about it…the whole vibe of it, Libbie’s voice, David’s tone, etc…Yep, crazy awesome! :)

  163. ksf says:

    Good morning tami lyn! :)

  164. Shanny in Australia says:

    The thing about Broken is…. in some ways it is at a disadvantage compared to the other songs on the album because it is the song I probably relate to the least (despite it being an important topic). However, despite that, it still grabs me….. I love the arrangement, the soft and powerful contrasts. Love the Bridge bit. Wowza! And the end. Wowza again but in a different kind of way, lol. The choice of words and descriptions – almost like a puzzle to put together and then revealed at the end – keeps it interesting and intriguing too. (Don’t want to say too much for those who maybe haven’t heard yet? If there are any still like that? lol ) And of course….so impressed that David even chose to make his one original song on the album…about that topic. Using his life so well, is our guy. :-) ♥♥♥

  165. ksf says:

    Broken is just breathtaking. I know he wrote the music…but I wonder how much input, if any, he had with the lyrics? Or was that solely John Hunt?

  166. roseinmaryland #DA2014 says:

    Good Morning FOD. Love the David corner. I have a David wall in my bedroom. It’s a small part, but I love it. Don’t Give Up is a beautiful song with a beautiful meaning. I love all the songs on the CD too but I always have favorites and DGU and Angel are mine on this one. I listen all day to the CD in my office. I turn down low and it helps me get through the day. Have a great Monday everyone!!

  167. roseinmaryland #DA2014 says:

    I agree, Broken is amazing.

  168. kimk says:

    ksf Broken is breathtaking!

  169. ksf says:

    tami lyn – want you to know you’ve inspired me…I may be joining you on Soundcloud, lol. Well, I’ll at least record something…actually POSTING may be a different story, lol!

  170. ksf says:

    kimk – I think it’s the most amazing song he’s ever written/co-written. And what’s more amazing is that they wrote it in so little time!

  171. ksf says:

    roseinmaryland – I listen while I’m working too! It makes the time go by so much faster. Have a great day! :)

  172. Shanny in Australia says:

    Ksf, oh that’s interesting that you sung those songs as part of your church services. :-)
    My only problem with DGU is….not enough David! :lol: Although Libbie does a perfectly wonderful job. lol Ya’know……just the ODD taking hold a little…not any negative reflection on Libbie’s performance. ;-)

  173. tami lyn says:

    ksf- oh that’s so awesome! yay :) it is alot of fun! only problem i’ve had so far- when i record there is this REC circle that u click on and underneath it says- no time limit, but last time when i was doing the Lord Jesus song i did it like 4 times cuz after it downloaded only 30 -40 seconds were actually there. :( so the one i did first is the one of soundcloud. only one that fully recorded for some reason. i was thinking the first one would just be a practice and then the 3rd or 4th time i did it would be the best but since it didn’t work had to put the “practice” one out there. so if u can figure out why it does that and what i’m doing wrong please let me know ok? thanks and good luck :)

  174. tami lyn says:

    hi shanny! :)

  175. Shanny in Australia says:

    Rose, that’s how I’ve managed to clock up so many listens of Angel. Put in the headphones, set it to repeat and then just drift away relaxing while it plays in the background of my thoughts….only to pull me out every now and again as I burst out singing along with it. lol (Haha, hope you don’t have my issues…would be kinda embarrassing to spontaneously burst out singing at work. lol )

    And oh boy….if you guys haven’t stuck some earphones in your ears and listened to this album in the dark, while everyone is asleep and just closed your eyes and let the music fill your head…..you really must do it as soon as possible. My new favourite way to experience the power of the Archuleta. :-)

  176. ksf says:

    Shanny – yeah, a good friend of mine would sing Angel. Amazing voice…one of those that SHOULD be a recording artist but isn’t, lol!

    I understand the ODD. And yet the fact that DGU is a duet is one of the reasons that I love it. I love hearing someone else’s voice on David’s album, lol! I think it just enhances his amazing vocals even more if that’s possible and adds some flavor and variety.

  177. Shanny in Australia says:

    I’ve been curious to know how much input David had in the lyrics of Broken too. It’s like I want to take the song, line by line and ask David ‘What were you thinking of when you wrote this line’, ‘What did you mean by this line’ etc.

  178. tami lyn says:

    ksf~ just had a crazy thought/fantasy, haha! you and me doing back up vocals for david on his 2014 Christmas Tour!!! can u even imagine that actual happening and would we like beyond freak out??! LOL! :)

  179. ksf says:

    tami lyn – ok thanks for the heads up! I’ll let you know if I discover anything new. :)

    Shanny – Yes! That’s really the only way I listen is with my headphones bolted on and alone…or driving where I can crank it up and let it surround me. :)

  180. ksf says:

    tami lyn – LOL! I can’t EVEN imagine it…I don’t think I’d be able to actually sing. I’d try to open my mouth and nothing would come out, haha! And in between songs we’d have to stop each other from running up to him and just squeezing him and going all Bubbly! :lol:

  181. Shanny in Australia says:

    Waving back Tamilyn. :-)

    I’m not sure what it is about DGU that I like. Maybe it is the duet idea. I do like the sort of question/answer way the song is arranged. And for some reason I love the bit about standing on the bridge and looking down below at the river and ….”Whatever may come and whatever may go, that river’s flowing”. I think it makes me reflect upon David and his life and no matter what comes or goes, he’ll be ok. I guess it also reminds me of the same thing for myself and each of us – that there’s something more powerful and we’ll be ok if we just trust and stay strong. :-) Yep, good song. :-)

  182. tami lyn says:

    ksf- yeah exactly!!! LOLOL :)

  183. kimk says:

    nora thinking so far so good.. think BEGIN is doing great! ha helps that it ROCKS!!!

  184. ksf says:

    Ahh…Running just started on my playlist. Love this song! More of this please!

  185. Shanny in Australia says:

    Haha, if you two ladies were David’s backup singers….I think the rest of the fandom would be GREEN with envy!!! lol

  186. kimk says:

    Shanny DGU is just fabulous.. one of my favs! hoping we might get Libbie and David singing this live one day!

  187. tami lyn says:

    hi kim! :)

  188. tami lyn says:

    i don’t have BEGIN yet :( hope to get to wal-mart this week and hope it’s there or i will be devastated! from the previews i’ve listened to, broken and beautiful are my favs as of now.

  189. ksf says:

    Shanny – well said :) Sometimes we need that reminder to just trust and stay strong. On Thursday I found out that a friend at church whom I’ve known for years passed away. It was sudden and unexpected and I think we’re all still coming to terms with it? Just as early as this morning, I’ve been tempted to be depressed and to just question why it happened instead of celebrating his life…and that’s the person he was…always smiling and giving and just being a light. DGU and really the whole album is a reminder that we can press on and still celebrate life, no matter what. I see that it’s a choice.

  190. tami lyn says:

    ksf- another crazy thought(apparently i need more coffee, haha)~ would i rather win the $300 million powerball and be financially set for life or sing back-up for david and live out the rest of my life as a poor peasant girl barely being able to buy food? GOOD question huh??? lol

  191. ksf says:

    Shanny – lol! GREEN is the word!

  192. kimk says:

    tamilyn check Walmart.com.. they have a feature where you can see the date it will be in your store. mine said 8/15 now it says 8/20. think the demand is ott and they are having a hard time getting it out to all the stores. or something.

  193. ksf says:

    tami lyn – wow! That is a CRAZY dilemma! Lol! I think I’d choose powerball…that way I could go to all his concerts, no matter where in the world they were and attend all the VIP events, etc..He’d remember me for sure…although is that the definition of a stalker?? LOL :)

  194. tami lyn says:

    kim- thanks! i will check that out! :) ksf- great answer LOL! sounds good to me :)

  195. tami lyn says:

    kim- it said 8/20 for my walmart too! :)

  196. Shanny in Australia says:

    Kim, Oh that would be GREAT! Would love to see David and Libbie sing together. Their voices blend so well. It would be quite special. (I wonder how old she is? And if she’s single? lol ….just thinking if she was and they were similar age…the rumours would fly if they did a live duet of that song! lolol )

    Tami lyn – do you not even have a digital copy yet? Oh I’m sorry! Have we said too much and given things away?

    Ksf – wow, I’m sorry about your friend! Seems to be a bad time lately for people losing their friends! I’m glad you can focus on the special, happy spirit he shared with you. :-)

  197. tami lyn says:

    ksf- i think i would have to sing Christmas songs with david and be poor :) then maybe he would give me tickets to his other concerts LOL

  198. Shanny in Australia says:

    Ksf, lol.

  199. tami lyn says:

    shanny- thanks but i don’t do digital and u guys can say anything u want. the more i see and hear about it the better :) tides me over until i can get that actual physical CD in my hands!

  200. ksf says:

    Shanny – thank you…yeah it does seem to be one of those times. It certainly makes you reflect on life and appreciate every day.

    tami lyn – yeah it’s a tough choice but its a good thing you’re thinking ahead. That way when you get the call you already have a plan. LOL :lol:

  201. kimk says:

    Shanny ha.. the line for DA’s return is mighty long!!

  202. tami lyn says:

    ksf- yeah right LOL!!! :)

  203. Shanny in Australia says:

    Tami lyn – well I hope your walmart gets it in soon then!

    Ksf, so true. :-)

    Kim – so true to what you said too! :lol: Think there has been quite a long line of willing girls already. lol That line getting a little longer prolly won’t change things much, other than maybe David himself might feel more free to pursue a relationship if the right girl comes along with his mission done and dusted….? Don’t know. Only thing I care about is that she better love him madly, treat him well and be worthy of him! lololol ;)

  204. ksf says:

    “Rest your head…you worry too much.” I need to commit this line to memory.

  205. ksf says:

    Shanny – “Only thing I care about is that she better love him madly, treat him well and be worthy of him!” Exactly! :) No half-steppin gold-diggers!! LOL!

  206. ksf says:

    And I’m so serious. lol

  207. ksf says:

    Although, David is much too smart and careful for that but…just sayin.

  208. ksf says:

    NEW THREAD :)

  209. Shanny in Australia says:

    Ksf – haha – yeah…I was thinking it seems that David is pretty zoned into whether someone is sincere or not. Which I’m glad about when it comes to the future Mrs Archuleta. lol I think a lot of mother hens are going to come out one day in the future. ;-)

    And that line….”Rest your head…you worry too much”…..reminds me of the Archies everytime I hear it. Again… mother hens. lol

    Oh well…it was nice to be able to get on tonight and be able to post. Gotta slip off to snooze land right now though. Chat-ya’s-later. lol (bad joke, i know. :rolleyes: )

  210. ksf says:

    Shanny – haha! Goodnight, Sweet dreams! :)

  211. angelbymyside says:

    SINGLE ??????

    ‏@Pinoy_Archies

    1st single released from BEGIN is “Everybody Hurts” PH http://wp.me/p1E1iE-27A via @wordpressdotcom