Nickel Creek (album)

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Nickel Creek
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Studio album by Nickel Creek
Released March 21, 2000
Recorded 1999
Genre Progressive bluegrass
Length 49:34
Label Sugar Hill
Producer Alison Krauss
Nickel Creek chronology
Here to There
(1997)
Nickel Creek
(2000)
This Side
(2002)
Singles from Nickel Creek
  1. "When You Come Back Down"
  2. "The Lighthouse's Tale"
  3. "Reasons Why"
Original album release cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Nickel Creek is an eponymous album by the acoustic/"newgrass" trio known as Nickel Creek. The group had released two albums prior to this, however their earlier albums are no longer in print, and the band redefined their style before the release of Nickel Creek. As a result, Nickel Creek is widely regarded as their debut album. It was released by Sugar Hill Records, and produced by country star Alison Krauss.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Songwriter(s) Length
1 "Ode to a Butterfly" Chris Thile 4:10
2 "The Lighthouse's Tale" Thile, Adam McKenzie 5:03
3 "Out of the Woods" Sinéad Lohan 5:19
4 "House of Tom Bombadil" Thile 3:46
5 "Reasons Why" Sean Watkins, David Puckett 4:08
6 "When You Come Back Down" Tim O'Brien, Danny O'Keefe 3:49
7 "Sweet Afton" Robert Burns 5:37
8 "Cuckoo's Nest" Traditional 2:19
9 "The Hand Song" Watkins 4:26
10 "Robin and Marian" Watkins 4:34
11 "The Fox" Traditional 2:30
12 "Pastures New" Watkins 3:53

Original album cover[edit]

The album was originally released with a different cover photo which featured fourth band member Scott Thile. He was also mentioned more extensively in the album credits. Upon his departure from the band, the album was reprinted with a new photo which featured the remaining three members of the band, and Scott's credits were lessened slightly to simply indicate his performance on the individual songs.

Other than photography credit, the track listings, performances, and all other credits are identical on both releases.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Certification Sales/
shipments
U.S. Billboard 200[2] 125 Platinum 1,002,733
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums[2] 13
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers[2] 2
U.S. Billboard Top Independent Albums[2] 2

Personnel[edit]

  • Chris Thile - Mandolin, Banjo, Bouzouki, Vocals, Harmony Vocals,
  • Sara Watkins - Fiddle, Strings, Violin, Vocals, Harmony Vocals
  • Sean Watkins - Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals, Harmony Vocals
  • Scott Thile - Bass (Electric), Bass (Acoustic), Bass (Upright)

Production[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b c d Chart positions at Allmusic