Nightfreak and the Sons of Becker

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Nightfreak and the Sons of Becker
Studio album by The Coral
Released 26 January 2004 (2004-01-26)
Recorded Late 2003;
Bryn Derwen Studios, Bethesda
Genre Indie rock
Length 27:55
Label Deltasonic
Producer Ian Broudie, The Coral (co.)
The Coral chronology
Magic and Medicine
(2003)
Nightfreak and the Sons of Becker
(2004)
The Invisible Invasion
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]
NME (7/10) [2]
Pitchfork Media (3.5/10) [3]

Nightfreak and the Sons of Becker is a "mini-album" by The Coral. It was recorded over a week and a half in North Wales, at Bryn Derwen Studios, once again produced by Ian Broudie. It is not considered a third album as such, more of a stop-gap between Magic and Medicine and the follow-up, The Invisible Invasion. No singles were taken from Nightfreak and the Sons of Becker. It was limited to 75,000 Copies.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Precious Eyes"   James Skelly 2:58
2. "Venom Cable"   The Coral 2:33
3. "I Forgot My Name"   The Coral 2:45
4. "Song of the Corn"   Nick Power 3:10
5. "Sorrow or the Song"   J. Skelly, Power 3:15
6. "Auntie's Operation"   J. Skelly, Power, Lee Southall 2:23
7. "Why Does the Sun Come Up?"   The Coral 0:38
8. "Grey Harpoon"   J. Skelly, Power 2:20
9. "Keep Me Company"   J. Skelly 3:28
10. "Migraine"   J. Skelly 2:45
11. "Lover's Paradise"   J. Skelly, Power 1:44

Personnel[edit]

The Coral[4]
  • James Skelly – vocals, guitar, co-producer, arrangements
  • Lee Southall – guitar, co-producer, arrangements
  • Bill Ryder-Jones – guitar, co-producer, arrangements
  • Paul Duffy – bass guitar, co-producer, arrangements
  • Nick Power – keyboards, co-producer, arrangements
  • Ian Skelly – drums, co-producer, arrangements, artwork
Production[4]
  • Ian Broudie – producer
  • Jon Gray – engineer
  • Gary Butler – mastering
Other personnel[4]
  • Kevin Power – design, photography
  • Juno – design

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
France (SNEP)[5] 59
Ireland (Irish Albums Chart)[6] 35
Japan (Oricon)[7] 68
UK Albums (OCC)[8] 5

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United Kingdom 26 January 2004 Deltasonic CD, LP, digital download DLTCD018, DLTLP018,

References[edit]

  1. ^ DiGravina, Tim. "The Coral: Nightfreak and the Sons of Becker > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 6 September 2011.
  2. ^ Moody, Paul (8 January 2004). "The Coral : Nightfreaks And The Sons Of Becker". NME (United Kingdom: IPC Media). ISSN 0028-6362. 
  3. ^ Robertson, Neil (29 February 2004). "The Coral: Nightfreak and the Sons of Becker". Pitchfork Media. 
  4. ^ a b c Nightfreak and the Sons of Becker (booklet). The Coral. UK: Deltasonic. 2004. DLTCD018. 
  5. ^ "The Coral - Nightfreak and the Sons of Becker". ultratop.be. Ultratop. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "The Coral - Nightfreak and the Sons of Becker". acharts.us. αCharts.us. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "ザ・コーラル" [The Coral]. oricon.co.jp (in Japanese). Oricon Inc. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  8. ^ "The Coral | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 11 November 2011.

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