Singular psych-folk-pop-rock wanderers, The Coral revel in a resurgent phase of artistic enquiry and announce that two albums will be released later this year at the same time as revealing their first new music since 2021 with the release of 'Sea Of Mirrors', the band’s eleventh studio album ‘proper’.
After 2021’s expansive 'Coral Island' album landed the Number 2 spot on the UK’s Official Album Chart and won unanimous critical praise, material for two, further albums occurred to the band. Amidst that songwriting scirroco, it was a script was written by keyboard player, Nick Power, and vintage cinema foyer poster artwork was created by drummer, Ian Skelly that confirmed 'Sea Of Mirrors’ vivid concept and the blueprint for The Coral to move beyond all expectations once again.
The film’s envisaged opening theme, Wild Bird’s evocative sunlit shadows come laced with deft string arrangements courtesy of the album’s co-producer, Sean O’Hagan (The High Llamas, Stereolab) who was welcomed into The Coral fold as one of a number of guests and collaborators featured across 'Sea Of Mirrors’ 13-tracks.
'Sea Of Mirrors' and 'Holy Joe’s Coral Island Medicine Show' became the last albums to be recorded at Liverpool’s legendary Parr Street Studios, a long-term home to The Coral and numerous other bands from inside and outside the city prior to its closure last year. Opening sessions with O’Hagan in London, returning to Parr Street and, eventually, completing in final sessions at Skelly and producer, Chris Taylor’s new recording facility, Kempston Street Studios, the album finds itself a part of music history for reasons beyond it’s place in The Coral’s extensive catalogue.
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1. The Actor And The Cardboard Cowboy
2. Cycles Of The Seasons
3. Faraway Worlds
4. Wild Bird
5. North Wind
7. Sea Of Mirrors
8. That's Where She Belongs
9. The Way You Are
10. Dream River
12. Child Of The Moon
13. Oceans Apart