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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]

Nightfreak and the Sons of Becker
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Studio album by
Released26 January 2004 (2004-01-26)
RecordedLate 2003;
Bryn Derwen Studios, Bethesda
GenreIndie rock
Length27:55
LabelDeltasonic
ProducerIan Broudie, The Coral (co.)
The Coral chronology
Magic and Medicine
(2003)
Nightfreak and the Sons of Becker
(2004)
The Invisible Invasion
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars [2]
NME(7/10) [3]
Pitchfork Media(3.5/10) [4]

Contents

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Precious Eyes"James Skelly2:58
2."Venom Cable"The Coral2:33
3."I Forgot My Name"The Coral2:45
4."Song of the Corn"Nick Power3:10
5."Sorrow or the Song"J. Skelly, Power3:15
6."Auntie's Operation"J. Skelly, Power, Lee Southall2:23
7."Why Does the Sun Come Up?"The Coral0:38
8."Grey Harpoon"J. Skelly, Power2:20
9."Keep Me Company"J. Skelly3:28
10."Migraine"J. Skelly2:45
11."Lover's Paradise"J. Skelly, Power1:44

PersonnelEdit

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

Chart performanceEdit

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

Release historyEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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.CS1 maint: others (link)
  6. ^ "The Coral - Nightfreak and the Sons of Becker". ultratop.be. Ultratop. Retrieved November 11, 2011.
  7. ^ "The Coral - Nightfreak and the Sons of Becker". acharts.us. αCharts.us. Retrieved November 11, 2011.
  8. ^ ザ・コーラル [The Coral]. oricon.co.jp (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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