On June 26, 2000.

On June 26, 2000, “XL” label released “The Hour of Bewilderbeast”, the debut Badly Drawn Boy studio album. It was recorded in 2000, and was produced by Badly Drawn Boy, Gary Wilkinson, Joe Robinson and Ken Nelson. “The Hour of Bewilderbeast” won the 2000 “Mercury Prize”.


  • Badly Drawn Boy (Damon Gough) – vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, lead guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, drum machine,  tambourine, harp, handclaps, whistling, slide guitar, harmonica, Wurlitzer electric piano, keyboards,  organ solo, drum machine organs, percussion, crash cymbal,  vibraphone, xylophone, string arrangement, sound effects
  • Spencer Birtwhistle – drums
  • Adrian Dacre – drums
  • Jimi Goodwin– bass
  • Clare Hewitt – backing vocals
  • Sean Kelly – drums, handclaps
  • Matt McGeever – cello, handclaps
  • Sam Morris – bass, keyboards, French horn, handclaps
  • Northern New Orleans Brass Band – horns
  • Ian Rainford – handclaps
  • Martin Rebelski– Wurlitzer electric piano, clavinet, keyboards
  • Joe Robinson – drum programming, loops, theremin, effects, sound effects
  • Derrick Santini – handclaps
  • Ian Smith – drums, electric guitar, percussion, vibraphone, handclaps
  • Paul Taylor – string arrangements
  • Andy Votel– drum programming, effects, piano, keyboards, strings samples, samples
  • Matt Wardle – piano, organ, synthesizer, keyboards, vocals
  • Gary Wilkinson – keyboards, drum programming, sirens, noises
  • Andy Williams– drums
  • Jez Williams– electric guitar, slide guitar
  • Sophie Williams – handclaps

Track listing:

All tracks by Badly Drawn Boy (Damon Gough).

  1. The Shining
  2. Everybody’s Stalking
  3. Bewilder
  4. Fall in a River
  5. Camping Next to Water
  6. Stone on the Water
  7. Another Pearl
  8. Body Rap
  9. Once Around the Block
  10. This Song
  11. Bewilderbeast
  12. Magic in the Air
  13. Cause a Rockslide
  14. Pissing in the Wind
  15. Blistered Heart
  16. Disillusion
  17. Say It Again
  18. Epitaph

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