The Coral (album)

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The Coral
Studio album by The Coral
Released 29 July 2002 (2002-07-29)
Recorded 2001–2002;
Genre Indie rock, neo-psychedelia
Length 48:35
Label Deltasonic
Producer Ian Broudie, Zion Egg (co.)
The Coral chronology
The Coral
(2002)
Magic and Medicine
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (6.8/10)[2]
PopMatters (Positive)[3]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[4]
RTÉ 4/5 stars[5]
Sorted (Positive)[6]

The Coral is the eponymous debut album by The Coral, and was released 29 July 2002 in the United Kingdom on the Deltasonic label, where it debuted at number 5 in the charts, and on 3 March 2003 in the United States on Columbia Records (see 2002 in music). It was also nominated for the Mercury Music Prize.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Spanish Main"   James Skelly 1:53
2. "I Remember When"   J. Skelly 3:38
3. "Shadows Fall"   The Coral 3:29
4. "Dreaming of You"   J. Skelly 2:21
5. "Simon Diamond"   J. Skelly, Nick Power 2:28
6. "Goodbye"   J. Skelly, Power 4:02
7. "Waiting for the Heartaches"   J. Skelly 4:03
8. "Skeleton Key"   J. Skelly, Power 3:03
9. "Wildfire"   Power 2:45
10. "Bad Man"   J. Skelly, Power 3:03
11. "Calendars and Clocks" (includes hidden track "Time Travel") J. Skelly, Power 11:56

Personnel[edit]

The Coral[7]
  • James Skelly – vocals, guitar, co-producer
  • Lee Southall – guitar, co-producer
  • Bill Ryder-Jones – guitar, trumpet, co-producer
  • Paul Duffy – bass guitar, saxophone, co-producer
  • Nick Power – keyboards, co-producer
  • Ian Skelly – drums, co-producer, artwork
Production[7]
  • Ian Broudie – producer
  • Jon Gray – engineer
  • Kenny Patterson – assistant engineer
Other personnel[7]
  • Scott Jones – artwork
  • Juno – design
  • Steve Fellowes – logo design
  • Kev Power – photography

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
France (SNEP)[8] 118
Ireland (Irish Albums Chart) 41
Japan (Oricon)[9] 97
UK Albums (OCC)[10] 5
US Billboard 200[11] 189
US Top Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[12] 13

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United Kingdom 29 July 2002 (2002-07-29) Deltasonic CD, LP, digital download DLTCD006, DLTLP006

Miscellanea[edit]

  • The US release features the videos to "Dreaming Of You" and "Goodbye" and enables you to unlock content on the official Coral USA website.
  • The LP title was rumoured to be called Son of Becker (Xfm interview 25 May 2002) and Zion Egg before it was finally named The Coral. Other songs which were rumoured to appear on the debut before being left out were "Run Run!" and "Tumble Grave".
  • "Dreaming of You" was used in My Monster, an episode of the American sitcom, Scrubs.
  • The BBC's Free Agents used "Dreaming of You" during the ending credits of Episode 3.
  • "Dreaming of You" is a playable track in the Lego: Rock Band video game.
  • Pete Doherty claimed he and Carl Barat wrote the song "Dreaming of You" in an interview and sold it to The Coral. However this was a rumor made up by the pair.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas, Bryan. "Review: The Coral - The Coral". Allmusic. Retrieved 29 July 2009. 
  2. ^ Dahlen, Chris (12 November 2002). "Review: The Coral - The Coral". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 12 November 2002. 
  3. ^ Powers, Devon (17 January 2003). "Review: The Coral - The Coral (Deltasonic/Sony Music UK)". popmatters.com. Retrieved 29 July 2009. 
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Review: The Coral - The Coral". Jann Wenner. Retrieved 29 July 2009. 
  5. ^ McManus, Luke. "Review: The Coral - The Coral". RTÉ.ie. Retrieved 28 June 2009. 
  6. ^ Body, Dominic. "Review: The Coral - The Coral (Deltasonic)". sortedmagazine.com. Retrieved 29 July 2009. 
  7. ^ a b c The Coral (booklet). The Coral. UK: Deltasonic. 2002. DLTCD006. 
  8. ^ "The Coral - The Coral". ultratop.be. Ultratop. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  9. ^ ザ・コーラル [The Coral]. oricon.co.jp (in Japanese). Oricon Inc. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  10. ^ "The Coral | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 11 November 2011.
  11. ^ "The Coral Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for The Coral. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 11 November 2011.
  12. ^ "The Coral Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Heatseekers Albums for The Coral. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 11 November 2011.

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