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Speak Nickel Creek Song
This Side
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Studio album by Nickel Creek
ReleasedAugust 13, 2002
GenreProgressive bluegrass
Length49:58
LabelSugar Hill
ProducerAlison Krauss
Nickel Creek chronology
Nickel Creek
(2000)
This Side
(2002)
Why Should the Fire Die?
(2005)
Singles from This Side
  1. "This Side"
  2. "Speak"
  3. "Smoothie Song"
Alternative cover
Japanese cover
Japanese cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Billboard(positive)[2]
The Phantom Tollbooth4.5/5 stars[3]
PopMatters(mixed)[4]

This Side is the Grammy-winning fourth album by the progressive bluegrass band Nickel Creek, released on Sugar Hill in the summer of 2002. It gained some notoriety in indie rock circles due to the group's recording of a Pavement song, "Spit on a Stranger". Alison Krauss acted as a producer for the album.

Track listing

  1. "Smoothie Song" (instrumental) (Chris Thile) - 3:20
  2. "Spit on a Stranger" (Stephen Malkmus) - 2:34
  3. "Speak" (Sean Watkins) - 4:01
  4. "Hanging by a Thread" (Gordon Kennedy, Wayne Kirkpatrick) - 4:06
  5. "I Should've Known Better" (Carrie Newcomer) - 4:27
  6. "This Side" (Watkins) - 3:33
  7. "Green and Gray" (Thile) - 3:36
  8. "Seven Wonders" (Watkins, David Puckett) - 4:10
  9. "House Carpenter" (Traditional; version of "The Daemon Lover") - 5:30
  10. "Beauty and the Mess" (Thile, Luke Bulla) - 2:52
  11. "Sabra Girl" (Andy Irvine) - 4:04
  12. "Young" (Thile) - 3:29
  13. "Brand New Sidewalk" (Thile) - 4:16
  14. "Smoothie Song" (Live) (Japan bonus track)

Chart performance

Chart (2002) Peak
position
Certification
U.S. Billboard 200[5][6] 18 Gold[7]
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums[5][6] 2
U.S. Billboard Top Independent Albums[5] 1
U.S. Billboard Top Bluegrass Albums[8] 1

Personnel

Nickel Creek

  • Chris Thile - Mandolin, Bouzouki, Guitar, Strings, Arranger, Vocals, Harmony Vocals
  • Sara Watkins - Fiddle, Ukulele, Guitar, Strings, Arranger, Vocals, Harmony Vocals
  • Sean Watkins - Guitar, Arranger, Vocals, Harmony Vocals

Other musicians

Credits

References

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Billboard review
  3. ^ The Phantom Tollbooth review
  4. ^ PopMatters review
  5. ^ a b c "Why Should the Fire Die - Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Retrieved January 29, 2008.
  6. ^ a b Martens, Todd/Ellis, Michael. "Nelly Topples The Boss At No. 1". Billboard. August 22, 2002. Retrieved February 3, 2008.
  7. ^ "Nickel Creek Certified Gold". CMT. September 11, 2003. Retrieved February 19, 2008.
  8. ^ Nickel Creek Artist Chart History at Billboard.com

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