Welcome to the Night Sky

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Welcome to the Night Sky
Wintersleep Welcome To The Night Sky Album Cover.jpg
Studio album by Wintersleep
Released October 2, 2007
Recorded April-May 2007
Genre Indie rock
Length 41:43 (special edition 49:49)
Label Labwork
Producer Tony Doogan
Wintersleep chronology
untitled
(2005)
Welcome to the Night Sky
(2007)
New Inheritors
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
BBC Music (unfavorable)[1]
Drowned in Sound (8/10)[2]
Pitchfork Media (7.0/10)[3]
Rock Sound (8/10)[4]

Welcome to the Night Sky is the third album by Canadian indie rock band Wintersleep. It was released October 2, 2007, by Labwork Music. In 2008, just after the album's release, Wintersleep won the Juno Award for New Group of the Year.

The album was produced by Tony Doogan, famous for his work with Mogwai and Belle and Sebastian, among others.

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by Wintersleep.

No. Title Length
1. "Drunk on Aluminium" 4:02
2. "Archaeologists" 3:37
3. "Dead Letter & the Infinite Yes" 4:08
4. "Weighty Ghost" 3:39
5. "Murderer" 4:23
6. "Search Party" 4:12
7. "Astronaut" 2:18
8. "Oblivion" 2:58
9. "Laser Beams" 4:17
10. "Miasmal Smoke & the Yellow Bellied Freaks" 8:09

Special edition bonus tracks

  1. "The Kids are Ultra-Violent" – 3:33
  2. "Early in the Morning" – 4:30

Wintersleep.com MP3 download bonus tracks

  1. "The Kids are Ultra-Violent" – 3:33
  2. "Oblivion (Acoustic Live at SXSW 2008)" - 2:57
  3. "Weighty Ghost (Acoustic Live at SXSW 2008)" - 3:04
  4. "Nerves Normal, Breath Normal (Live at Summersonic)" - 14:00

Credits[edit]

  • Paul Murphy - Guitar, Lead Vocals
  • Greg Calbi - Mastering
  • Loel Campbell - Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals
  • Tim D'Eon - Guitar, Keyboards, Backing Vocals
  • Tony Doogan - Engineer, Mixing, Producer
  • Jud Haynes - Bass guitar
  • Jon Samuel - Guitar, Backing Vocals
  • Darren Van Niekerk - Assistant
  • Janesta Boudreau - Backing Vocals
  • Graham Walsh - Backing Vocals

Reception[edit]

"Weighty Ghost" and "Oblivion" both received extensive airplay on Canadian modern rock radio. The song "Weighty Ghost" was the opening theme of the Canadian TV show Cracked and was also featured in the show Being Human. Wintersleep also performed "Weighty Ghost" on The Late Show with David Letterman.

References[edit]

  1. ^ White, Chris (January 29, 2009). "Review of Wintersleep - Welcome to the Night Sky". BBC. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  2. ^ Tudor, Alexander (January 20, 2009). "Wintersleep - Welcome to the Night Sky". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  3. ^ Clarke, Mia (December 3, 2008). "Wintersleep: Welcome to the Night Sky". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  4. ^ Phull, Hardeep (February 3, 2009). "Wintersleep - Welcome to the Night Sky". Rock Sound. Retrieved November 13, 2011.