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)Magic and Medicine2003
Nightfreak and the Sons of Becker
The Invisible Invasion
(2005)The Invisible Invasion2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars [2]
NME (7/10) [3]
Pitchfork Media (3.5/10) [4]

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, and produced by Ian Broudie who had produced their previous album. It is not considered a third album as such, more of a stop-gap between Magic and Medicine and The Invisible Invasion. No singles were taken from Nightfreak and the Sons of Becker. It was limited to 75,000 copies.[citation needed]

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


The Coral[5]
  • 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
  • Ian Broudie – producer
  • Jon Gray – engineer
  • Gary Butler – mastering
Other personnel[5]
  • Kevin Power – design, photography
  • Juno – design

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
France (SNEP)[6] 59
Ireland (Irish Albums Chart)[7] 35
Japan (Oricon)[8] 68
UK Albums (OCC)[9] 5

Release history[edit]

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


  1. ^ "Nightfreak And The Sons Of Becker [EP] by The Coral". Metacritic. Retrieved October 1, 2016. 
  2. ^ DiGravina, Tim. "The Coral: Nightfreak and the Sons of Becker > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 6 September 2011.
  3. ^ Moody, Paul (January 8, 2004). "The Coral : Nightfreaks And The Sons Of Becker". NME. United Kingdom: IPC Media. ISSN 0028-6362. 
  4. ^ Robertson, Neil (February 29, 2004). "The Coral: Nightfreak and the Sons of Becker". Pitchfork Media. 
  5. ^ a b c Nightfreak and the Sons of Becker (booklet). The Coral. UK: Deltasonic. 2004. DLTCD018. 
  6. ^ "The Coral - Nightfreak and the Sons of Becker". Ultratop. Retrieved November 11, 2011. 
  7. ^ "The Coral - Nightfreak and the Sons of Becker". α Retrieved November 11, 2011. 
  8. ^ ザ・コーラル [The Coral]. (in Japanese). Oricon Inc. Retrieved November 11, 2011. 
  9. ^ "The Coral | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved November 11, 2011.

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