Singles Collection (The Coral album)

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Singles Collection
Compilation album by The Coral
Released 15 September 2008 (2008-09-15)
Recorded 1999–2008
Genre Indie
Label Deltasonic
Producer The Coral, Ian Broudie, Adrain Utley, Geoff Barrow, Craig Silvey, Mike Hunter, Dan Hulme
The Coral chronology
Roots & Echoes
(2007)
Singles Collection
(2008)
Butterfly House
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Contactmusic.com (9/10)[2]
Drowned in Sound (7/10)[3]
The Independent 5/5 stars[4]
The Mirror 4/5 stars[5]
NME (9/10)[6]
The Times 4/5 stars[7]

Singles Collection is a 3LP & 2CD compilation album by The Coral,[8] and was released on 15 September 2008[9] in the United Kingdom on the Deltasonic label. It featured a new song "Being Somebody Else", which was released as a single on 8 September 2008.[10]

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1: Singles Collection
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Dreaming of You" (from The Coral) James Skelly 2:21
2. "In the Morning" (from The Invisible Invasion) J. Skelly 2:33
3. "Pass It On" (from Magic and Medicine) J. Skelly 2:19
4. "Don't Think You're the First" (from Magic and Medicine) J. Skelly 4:05
5. "Jacqueline" (from Roots & Echoes) J. Skelly, Nick Power 3:29
6. "Secret Kiss" (from Magic and Medicine) J. Skelly 2:57
7. "Goodbye" (from The Coral) J. Skelly, Power 4:03
8. "Shadows Fall" (single version) The Coral 3:14
9. "Liezah" (from Magic and Medicine) J. Skelly, Power 3:33
10. "Who's Gonna Find Me" (from Roots & Echoes) J. Skelly, Power 3:27
11. "Bill McCai" (from Magic and Medicine) J. Skelly 2:39
12. "Put the Sun Back" (from Roots & Echoes) J. Skelly 3:02
13. "Something Inside of Me" (from The Invisible Invasion) J. Skelly 2:26
14. "Being Somebody Else" (new song) J. Skelly 2:39
Disc 2: Mysteries & Rarities
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "When All the Birds Have Flown" (Roots & Echoes outtake) J. Skelly 4:22
2. "The Golden Bough" (new song) J. Skelly 2:37
3. "Michael's Song" (new song) J. Skelly, Power 2:51
4. "The Cry of the City" (new song) J. Skelly 3:21
5. "Everybody's Talkin'" (live from Isle of Man) Fred Neil 2:43
6. "Far from the Crowd" (live at Elevator Studios) J. Skelly 3:33
7. "She's Got a Reason" (live at Elevator Studios) J. Skelly 4:30
8. "Return Her to Me" (Magic and Medicine outtake) J. Skelly, Power 2:37
9. "Monkey to the Moon" (The Invisible Invasion outtake) The Coral 2:45
10. "It Was Nothing" (from Help!: A Day in the Life) J. Skelly, Power 2:54
11. "Cobwebs" (8-track demo) J. Skelly, Ian Skelly, Lee Southall 3:20
12. "Simon Diamond" (original version) J. Skelly, Power 2:30
13. "Shadows Fall" (4-track instrumental) The Coral 2:57
14. "Calendars and Clocks" (demo) J. Skelly, Power 3:45
15. "Seagulls" (previously unreleased) J. Skelly, Southall 1:47
16. "Dreaming of You" (demo) J. Skelly 1:52
17. "It's in Your Hands" (demo) The Coral 3:50
18. "Reward" (live at The Queen, Liverpool) Julian Cope 2:58
19. "Bye Bye Love" (live from Isle of Man) Boudleaux Bryant, Felice Bryant 1:59

Personnel[edit]

The Coral
  • James Skelly – vocals, guitar, producer, arrangements
  • Lee Southall – guitar, producer, arrangements
  • Bill Ryder-Jones – guitar, trumpet, producer, arrangements, string arrangements
  • Paul Duffy – bass guitar, saxophone, producer, arrangements
  • Nick Power – keyboards, producer, arrangements
  • Ian Skelly – drums, producer, arrangements, artwork, design
Production
  • Ian Broudie – producer, mixing (disc 1 tracks 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11 & 14; disc 2 track 8)
  • Adrian Utley – producer, engineer (disc 1 tracks 2 & 13; disc 2 tracks 9 & 10)
  • Geoff Barrow – producer (disc 1 tracks 2 & 13; disc 2 tracks 9 & 10)
  • Craig Silvey – producer, engineer (disc 1 tracks 5, 10 & 12; disc 2 track 1)
  • Mike Hunter – producer, engineer, mixing (disc 1 track 8; disc 2 tracks 12 & 14)
  • Dan Hulme – producer, engineer, mixing (disc 2 tracks 2–4, 6 & 7); engineer (disc 1 track 14)
  • Jon Gray – engineer (disc 1 tracks 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11; disc 2 track 8)
  • Pat O'Shaughnessy – recording, mixing (disc 2 track 16)
  • Dave McDonnell – recording (disc 2 track 11)
  • Scott Clegg – recording (disc 2 track 18)
  • Ben Booker – mixing (disc 2 track 19)
  • Sean O'Hagan – string arrangements (disc 1 track 14)
Other personnel
  • Kevin Power – artwork, design

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Ireland (Irish Albums Chart)[11] 26
UK Albums (OCC)[12] 13

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "review". Contactmusic.com. Retrieved 2013-09-07. 
  3. ^ Drowned In Sound review Archived 10 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ The Independent review
  5. ^ "The Mirror review". Mirror.co.uk. 12 September 2008. Retrieved 2013-09-07. 
  6. ^ "NME review". Nme.com. 11 September 2008. Retrieved 2013-09-07. 
  7. ^ "The Times review". Entertainment.timesonline.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-09-07. 
  8. ^ Singles Collection Announced, thecoral.co.uk
  9. ^ The Coral announce 'The Singles Collection' album, Last Broadcast
  10. ^ Colothan, Scott, The Coral To Release Singles Album, Gigwise
  11. ^ "The Coral – Singles Collection". acharts.us. αCharts.us. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  12. ^ "The Coral | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved 11 November 2011.

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