Sleep Is for the Week

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Sleep Is for the Week
Frank Turner Sleep is for the Week.jpg
Studio album by
Released15 January 2007
RecordedAugust - September 2006, Tarrant Anderson's house, Oxford, England
GenreFolk punk, Folk rock
LabelXtra Mile
ProducerBen Lloyd & Frank Turner
Frank Turner chronology
Campfire Punkrock
Sleep Is for the Week
The Real Damage
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Rockmidgets.com4/5 stars[2]
Rocklouder4/5 stars[3]
Punknews.org4/5 stars[4]

Sleep Is for the Week is the debut album by UK based songwriter Frank Turner, released on 15 January 2007 by Xtra Mile Recordings. In a 2008 interview, Turner claimed that the album was "a snapshot of pretty much exactly one year of my life".[5] The general reception by the music press was largely positive.[6][7] The artwork for the album sleeve was drawn by Chris Pell.

10th anniversary[edit]

On 27 January 2017, Xtra Mile released the 10th anniversary editions of Sleep is for the Week.[8] This included an Xrta Mile exclusive lilac 12", a Banquet Records exclusive gold 12" limited to 500 copies,[9] and a standard black 12".

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Frank Turner.

1."The Real Damage"3:35
2."Vital Signs"3:38
3."Romantic Fatigue"2:57
4."A Decent Cup of Tea"3:09
5."Father's Day"4:50
6."Worse Things Happen at Sea"3:43
7."My Kingdom for a Horse"4:52
8."Back in the Day"2:06
9."Once We Were Anarchists"3:50
10."Wisdom Teeth"4:17
11."The Ladies of London Town" (Featuring Jamie Lenman)4:06
12."Must Try Harder"3:35
13."The Ballad of Me and My Friends" (Live recording at the Camden Barfly 8 August 2006)2:33
Total length:47:10


  • "Vital Signs" (b-side "Heartless Bastard Motherfucker"), 25 December 2006 (Download Only)



  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ review
  3. ^ Rocklouder review
  4. ^ review
  5. ^ "Frank Turner interview". Stereokill. 2008-11-12. Archived from the original on 2016-01-17. Retrieved 2008-11-12.
  6. ^ "SIFTW Reviewed". Sputnikmusic. 2008-11-12. Retrieved 2008-11-12. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Sleep is for the Week Reviewed". BBC. 2008-11-12. Retrieved 2008-11-12. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Frank Turner Sleep Is For the Week 10th Anniversary Edition out 27 January 2017 // Preorder now // Double CD and gatefold vinyl reissue with original CDR demos". Xtra Mile Recordings. 12 December 2016. Retrieved 5 February 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Sleep Is For The Week [10th Anniversary Edition]". Banquet Records. Retrieved 5 February 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)