The Coral are an English rock band, formed in 1996 by Ian Skelly, Paul Duffy, James Skelly, Lee Southall and Bill Ryder-Jones. The band first emerged during the early 2000s and found success with their debut album The Coral [MOVLP338]. Their self-titled debut album was nominated for the 2002 Mercury Music Prize and later voted the fourth best album of the year by NME Magazine.
Magic and Medicine is the second album by The Coral, released in 2003 in the United Kingdom, where it debuted at number 1. The singles "Don't Think You're the First" and "Pass It On" entered the top ten in the UK.
The album title originates from a lyric in Time Travel, the hidden track on the band's debut album: "Well there's a war going on, ain't the obvious one. It's between magic and medicine".
This is The Coral's last album with Bill Ryder-Jones, who departed in 2008 to start a very successful solo-career.
The first limited run is pressed on 180 gram 'Flaming' yellow & orange vinyl. Only 1.500 copies are available. This package includes a printed innersleeve and a 4 page booklet with lyrics and photos.
- 180 gram audiophile vinyl
- Printed innersleeve
- Includes 4 page booklet
- Featuring the singles "Pass It On", "Don't Think You're The First" and "Secret Kiss"
- First pressing of 1.500 numbered copies on 'Flaming' vinyl