Butterfly House (album)

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Butterfly House
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Studio album by The Coral
Released 12 July 2010 (2010-07-12)
Recorded 2008–2010;
RAK Studios, London; Rockfield Studios, Monmouth
Genre Indie rock, indie pop, neo-psychedelia
Length 42:29
Label Deltasonic
Producer John Leckie
The Coral chronology
Roots & Echoes
(2007)
Butterfly House
(2010)
The Curse of Love
(2014)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 73/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars [2]
BBC favourable [3]
The Daily Mirror 4/5 stars [4]
Drowned In Sound 6/10 stars [5]
The Guardian 3/5 stars [6]
NME 8/10 stars [7]
The Fly 4/5 stars
Pitchfork Media (5.8/10) [8]
Q 4/5 stars [9]
The Skinny 4/5 stars [10]
Slant Magazine 4/5 stars [11]
Uncut 4/5 stars [12]

Butterfly House is the sixth full-length studio album by English indie rock band The Coral. The album was produced by John Leckie, whose previous collaborators include The Stone Roses and Radiohead.[13] and was recorded at RAK studios in London as well as Rockfield in South Wales. It was released on 12 July 2010 to great critical acclaim. The album was recorded through a two-year span where the band road-tested the material. This is The Coral's first album without Bill Ryder-Jones, who departed in 2008. It peaked at #16 in the UK Album Charts but has since been a consistent seller for Deltasonic Records. The single, "1000 Years", reached #188 on the UK Singles Chart.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "More than a Lover" James Skelly, Ian Skelly 3:07
2. "Roving Jewel" J. Skelly, I. Skelly 3:17
3. "Walking in the Winter" J. Skelly, Lee Southall 3:08
4. "Sandhills" J. Skelly 3:41
5. "Butterfly House" J. Skelly, Nick Power 3:21
6. "Green Is the Colour" J. Skelly, Power 3:22
7. "Falling All Around You" J. Skelly, Power 3:25
8. "Two Faces" J. Skelly 2:38
9. "She's Comin' Around" J. Skelly 3:26
10. "1000 Years" J. Skelly, I. Skelly, Southall 2:51
11. "Coney Island" J. Skelly 3:23
12. "North Parade" J. Skelly, Southall, Paul Duffy 6:02
Total length: 42:29

Butterfly House Acoustic[edit]

A stripped-down "acoustic" version of this album (with one extra track and different mixes) was also released on 13 December 2010 [14] but did not chart.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "More than a Lover" James Skelly, Ian Skelly 3:18
2. "Roving Jewel" J. Skelly, I. Skelly 3:25
3. "Walking in the Winter" J. Skelly, Lee Southall 3:22
4. "Sandhills" J. Skelly 3:41
5. "Butterfly House" J. Skelly, Nick Power 3:19
6. "Green Is the Colour" J. Skelly, Power 3:10
7. "Falling All Around You" J. Skelly, Power 2:52
8. "Two Faces" J. Skelly 2:41
9. "She's Comin' Around" J. Skelly 3:26
10. "1000 Years" J. Skelly, I. Skelly, Southall 2:52
11. "Coney Island" J. Skelly 3:43
12. "North Parade" J. Skelly, Southall, Paul Duffy 3:01
13. "Dreamland"   1:26

Personnel[edit]

The Coral[15]
  • James Skelly – vocals, guitar
  • Lee Southall – guitar, backing vocals
  • Paul Duffy – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Nick Power – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Ian Skelly – drums, backing vocals, photography
Production[15]
  • John Leckie – producer, mixing
  • Guy Massey – engineer, mixing
  • Dan Austin – engineer
  • Richard Woodcroft – engineer
  • Darren Jones – assistant engineer
  • Helen Atkinson – assistant engineer
  • Ollie Buchanan – assistant engineer
  • Robbie Nelson – assistant engineer
  • Tim Lewis – assistant engineer
  • Tom Fuller – assistant engineer
  • Sean O'Hagan – arrangements
  • Ian Broudie – arrangements
  • Robin Schmidt – mastering
Additional musicians[15]
  • Scott Marmion – pedal steel
  • Shaz – claps
Other personnel[15]
  • Michael Snowdon – design
  • Alfie Skelly – photography

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
France (SNEP)[16] 88
Greece (IFPI Greece)[16] 47
Ireland (Irish Albums Chart)[17] 74
Japan (Oricon)[18] 172
UK Albums (OCC)[19] 16

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United Kingdom[20] 12 July 2010 (2010-07-12) Deltasonic CD, 2xCD, LP, digital download, box set DLTCD086, DLTLP086, DLTBX08
13 December 2010 (2010-12-13) CD, digital download (acoustic edition) DLTCD091

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Butterfly House by The Coral". Metacritic. Retrieved October 1, 2016. 
  2. ^ Allen, James. "The Coral: Butterfly House > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 5 January 2011.
  3. ^ Webb, Rob (6 July 2010). "The Coral Butterfly House Review". bbc.co.uk. 
  4. ^ Martin, Gavin (9, 10 Jul). "The Coral album review". mirror.co.uk.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. ^ Lavery, Aaron (8 July 2010). "The Coral: Butterfly House". Drowned In Sound. 
  6. ^ Costa, Maddy (8 July 2010). "The Coral: Butterfly House". The Guardian. London. ISSN 0261-3077. OCLC 60623878. 
  7. ^ "The Coral: Butterfly House". anydecentmusic.com. NME. Retrieved 7 September 2011. 
  8. ^ Klein, Joshua (22 July 2010). "The Coral: Butterfly House". Pitchfork Media. 
  9. ^ Q. Bauer Media Group: 118. August 2010.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ Buckle, Chris (7 July 2010). "The Coral - Butterfly House". The Skinny. Scotland: Radge Media. 
  11. ^ Jones, Huw (14 July 2010). "The Coral: Butterfly House". Slant Magazine. 
  12. ^ Martin, Piers (August 2010). "The Coral - Butterfly House". Uncut. IPC Media: 81. ISSN 1368-0722. [permanent dead link]
  13. ^ "50 albums you need to hear in 2010". NME. 12 Jan 2010. p. 45. 
  14. ^ "Butterfly House (Acoustic Version)". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  15. ^ a b c d Butterfly House (booklet). The Coral. UK: Deltasonic. 2010. DLTBX08. 
  16. ^ a b "The Coral - Butterfly House". ultratop.be. Ultratop. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  17. ^ "The Coral - Butterfly House". acharts.us. αCharts.us. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  18. ^ ザ・コーラル [The Coral]. oricon.co.jp (in Japanese). Oricon Inc. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  19. ^ "The Coral | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved 11 November 2011.
  20. ^ "The Coral - Butterfly House". discogs.com. Discogs. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 

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