A Natural Disaster

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A Natural Disaster
Studio album by Anathema
Released 3 November 2003
Recorded July — August 2003, at Parkgate Studios, Battle, East Sussex, UK
Genre Alternative rock, progressive rock, new prog, electronic
Length 55:23
Label Music for Nations
Producer Anathema, Dan Turner
Anathema chronology
Resonance 2
(2002)
A Natural Disaster
(2003)
Hindsight
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars [2]
Silencio Hungary 5/5 stars [3]
Chronicles of Chaos (8/10)[4]
DPRP (9/10)[5]

A Natural Disaster is the seventh album by the British rock band Anathema. It was released on 3 November 2003 in the United Kingdom and on 24 February 2004 in the United States through Music for Nations.

It is the first album to feature the band's original bassist Jamie Cavanagh, brother of band members Vincent and Daniel Cavanagh, who left Anathema prior to any release in 1991 and returned in 2001. It is also Daniel's first album since his departure in 2002 (after the release of the previous album A Fine Day to Exit).

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by D. Cavanagh (except track 2, written by D. Cavanagh/V. Cavanagh/Douglas).

No. Title Length
1. "Harmonium"   05:28
2. "Balance"   03:59
3. "Closer"   06:20
4. "Are You There?"   04:59
5. "Childhood Dream"   02:11
6. "Pulled Under at 2000 Metres a Second"   05:23
7. "A Natural Disaster"   06:28
8. "Flying"   05:57
9. "Electricity"   03:52
10. "Violence"   10:46
Total length:
55:23

Personnel[edit]

  • Vincent Cavanagh - vocals, guitars, vocoder
  • John Douglas - drums
  • Les Smith - keyboards, programming
  • Jamie Cavanagh - bass, programming
  • Danny Cavanagh - guitars, keyboards, vocals on "Are You There?" and "Electricity"

Guest musicians[edit]

  • Anna Livingstone - additional vocals on "Are You There?"
  • Lee Douglas - vocals on "A Natural Disaster"

Production[edit]

  • Travis Smith - artwork
  • Les Smith - engineering
  • Dan Turner - producer, engineering
  • Nick Griffiths - engineering assistant

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. A Natural Disaster review allmusic.com. Retrieved on 2011-07-04.
  2. ^ http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/14860/Anathema-A-Natural-Disaster/
  3. ^ http://silencio.freeblog.hu/archives/2011/04/16/Anathema_-_A_Natural_Disaster_2003/
  4. ^ Azevedo, Pedro. A Natural Disaster review 2004-01-30. Retrieved on 2011-07-04.
  5. ^ de Val, Tom. A Natural Disaster review dprp.net. Retrieved on 2011-07-04.