28 October 2002
| David Gray|
East West Records
| 28 October 2002 (2002-10-28)|
David Gray, Iestyn Polson, and Craig McClune
Life in Slow Motion
Rock music, Folk rock, Folktronica
David Gray albums, Rock music albums
All instrumentation by David Gray and Craig McClune.
Tony Shanaghan – backing vocals on "Caroline", "Kangaroo" and "Easy Way To Cry"
Rob Malone – bass guitar on "Caroline", "Long Distance Call", "Freedom", "Last Boat To America", "Real Love", "Knowhere" and "Easy Way To Cry"
Tim Bradshaw – piano on "Real Love" and "Easy Way To Cry", Wurlitzer on "Long Distance Call", electric guitar on "Freedom", lap steel on "Last Boat To America", drone keys on "Knowhere", backwards synth on "December"
B.J. Cole – pedal steel on "Caroline"
Wrecking Crew – orchestra on "Long Distance Call", brass on "Freedom", string quartet on "Easy Way To Cry"
Produced by David Gray, Iestyn Polson, and Craig McClune.
Mixed by Fred Defaye and Simon Changer.
Recorded and programmed by Iestyn Polson.
Mastered by George Marino.
Compiled by Dave Turner and Gus Shaw.
A New Day at Midnight is the sixth studio album by British singer-songwriter David Gray, released on 28 October 2002 in the UK by East West Records and IHT Records and 5 November 2002 in the US by the former RCA imprint ATO Records and iht as well. The album entered the UK Albums Chart at No. 1 upon its opening week, and spent a total of 49 weeks on the chart.
A New Day at Midnight produced two singles: "The Other Side" in December 2002, and "Be Mine" in April 2003. "Dead in the Water" was released as a promo-only single in November 2002. Both commercial singles failed to break into the top 20 of the UK Singles Chart, peaking at No. 35 and No. 23 respectively. The album received critically mixed reviews, but went on to be certified platinum four times.
The album is dedicated to David Gray's father, Peter, who died of cancer in 2001 at the height of Gray's popularity. A song entitled "A New Day at Midnight", written about the birth of his first daughter, Ivy, was written during the album's recording sessions but was not included on the album.
1Dead in the Water3:07A New Day at Midnight Wikipedia
3Long Distance Call3:42