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 Frank Turner
Released 15 January 2007
Recorded August - September 2006, Tarrant Anderson's house, Oxford, England
Genre Folk punk, Folk rock
Length 47:10
Label Xtra Mile
Producer Ben Lloyd & Frank Turner
Frank Turner chronology
Campfire Punkrock
(2006)
Sleep Is For The Week'
(2007)
The Real Damage
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rockmidgets.com 4/5 stars[2]
Rocklouder 4/5 stars[3]
Punknews.org 4/5 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 written by Frank Turner.

No. Title Length
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

Singles/B-sides[edit]

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

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Rockmidgets.com review
  3. ^ Rocklouder review
  4. ^ Punknews.org review
  5. ^ "Frank Turner interview". Stereokill. 2008-11-12. Retrieved 2008-11-12. 
  6. ^ "SIFTW Reviewed". Sputnikmusic. 2008-11-12. Retrieved 2008-11-12. 
  7. ^ "Sleep is for the Week Reviewed". BBC. 2008-11-12. Retrieved 2008-11-12. 
  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". xtramilerecordings.com. Xtra Mile Recordings. 12 December 2016. Retrieved 5 February 2017. 
  9. ^ "Sleep Is For The Week [10th Anniversary Edition]". banquetrecords.com. Banquet Records. Retrieved 5 February 2017.