UK release date:
Oct 04, 2010

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Track list

Disc 1


In the Morning

2:53 • Studio version



4:14 • Studio version


Sing Me to Sleep

3:59 • Studio version


Fly in the Ointment

3:13 • Studio version


As It Comes

Written by Fran Healy

2:45 • Studio version



3:56 • Studio version


Shadow Boxing

4:35 • Studio version



3:42 • Studio version


Rocking Chair

3:06 • Studio version



2:35 • Studio version


From Wikipedia:

Wreckorder is the debut solo album from Travis frontman, Fran Healy. The album was released on 4 October 2010, on Healy’s private label, WreckordLabel. The album was recorded in late 2009 in Berlin and New York, before being completed in Vermont in early 2010. It was produced by Emery Dobyns, with contributions from Paul McCartney, Neko Case and Noah and the Whale’s Tom Hobden. The album is available in standard and deluxe editions, and debuted at number 76 on the UK Albums Chart.


The cover for the album was photographed by Tim Barber. In an interview for his official website, Healy claimed that “I wanted a portrait of what I looked like at that very second. I wanted to show that I was no longer the little boy that appeared on the inside sleeve of The Man Who. I did think about other images, but they just didn’t feel right. This one looked particularly cool.

As a thank you for his work on the album, Healy honoured Paul McCartney by becoming a vegetarian. “My wife and I were sitting at the table, thinking of a way to thank Paul, and I suggested becoming a vegetarian. As our son is already a vegetarian, all it required was jumping onto the same boat. When I met Paul at one of his gigs in Berlin, I told him and he was visibly flabbergasted. Three days later the FedEx man delivered three Linda McCartney cookbooks.

In August 2010, Healy announced that the first single from the album would be “Buttercups“. In an interview for Spin magazine, Healy revealed: “‘Buttercups’ was written about an experience in my art school days, when my then girlfriend turned her nose up at flowers I had picked for her. I couldn’t afford fancy roses, so I thought that hand-picked flowers would be more romantic. She didn’t think so. That relationship didn’t last long.

Critical reception

Wreckorder received generally favourable reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 66, based on 13 reviews.

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