The Coral is the self-titled debut album by The Coral, and was released July 29 2002 in the United Kingdom on the Deltasonic label, where it debuted at number 5 in the charts, and on March 3 2003 in the United States on Columbia Records (see 2002 in music). It was also nominated for the Mercury Music Prize.
Hidden track on Japanese copies and vinyl: "Simian Technology"
- "Spanish Main" (James Skelly)
- "I Remember When" (Skelly)
- "Shadows Fall" (The Coral)
- "Dreaming of You" (Skelly)
- "Simon Diamond" (Skelly, Nick Power)
- "Goodbye" (Skelly, Power)
- "Waiting for the Heartaches" (Skelly)
- "Skeleton Key" (Skelly, Power)
- "Wildfire" (Power)
- "Bad Man" (Skelly, Power)
- "Calendars and Clocks" (Skelly, Power)
- The US release features the videos to "Dreaming Of You" and "Goodbye" and enables you to unlock content on the official Coral USA website.
- The LP title was rumoured to be called Son of Becker (Xfm interview 25 May 2002) and Zion Egg before it was finally named The Coral. Other songs which were rumoured to appear on the debut before being left out were "Run Run!" and "Tumble Grave".
- "Dreaming of You" was used in My Monster, an episode of the American sitcom, Scrubs.
- Pete Doherty jokingly claimed to have written "Dreaming of You", he and bandmate Carl Barat can be heard playing the song on clips from the pair's Babyshambles Sessions in New York. The track is available at Albion Arks