Skids - The Absolute Game

Skids - The Absolute Game

Original Release Date

1980

Release Information

UK LP+12" 1980 (Virgin - V 2174 / VDJ 33)

A1 Circus Games 3:52
A2 Out Of Town 4:08
A3 Goodbye Civilian 4:18
A4 The Children Saw The Shame 3:42
A5 A Woman In Winter 5:58
B1 Hurry On Boys 3:45
B2 Happy To Be With You 3:38
B3 The Devils Decade 5:33
B4 One Decree 3:26
B5 Arena 5:25
Strength Through Joy
C1 An Incident In Algiers 3:34
C2 Grievance 3:21
C3 Strength Through Joy 1:49
C4 Filming Africa 3:37
D1 A Man For All Seasons 1:50
D2 Snakes And Ladders 3:59
D3 Surgical Triumph 2:04
D4 The Bell Jar 2:40

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UK LP 1980 (Virgin - V 2174)

A1 Circus Games 3:52
A2 Out Of Town 4:08
A3 Goodbye Civilian 4:18
A4 The Children Saw The Shame 3:42
A5 A Woman In Winter 5:58
B1 Hurry On Boys 3:45
B2 Happy To Be With You 3:38
B3 The Devils Decade 5:33
B4 One Decree 3:26
B5 Arena 5:25

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UK CD 2008 (Captain Oi! - AHOY CD 304)

1 Circus Games 3:52
2 Out Of Town 4:08
3 Goodbye Civilian 4:18
4 The Children Saw The Shame 3:42
5 A Woman In Winter 5:58
6 Hurry On Boys 3:45
7 Happy To Be With You 3:38
8 The Devils Decade 5:33
9 One Decree 3:26
10 Arena 5:25
Bonus Tracks
11 Circus Games (7'' Single Version) 4:10
12 Goodbye Civilian (7'' Single Version) 3:31
13 Monkey McGuire Meets Specky Potter Behind Lochore Institute 2:55
Strength Through Joy
14 An Incident In Algiers 3:34
15 Grievance 3:21
16 Strength Through Joy 1:49
17 Filming Africa 3:37
18 A Man For All Seasons 1:50
19 Snakes And Ladders 3:59
20 Surgical Triumph 2:04
21 The Bell Jar 2:40

11: A-Side of Circus Games 7", July 1980
12-13: Goodbye Civilian 7", October 1980

Chart Placings

UK Chart Hit: 9, 5 wks

Credits

Stuart Adamson - lead & rhythm guitars, synthesizer, vocals + percussion
Russell Webb - bass guitars, synthesizers, vocals, percussion
Mike Baillie - drum-kit, percussion, xylophone + vocals
Richard Jobson - lead vocals + guitars

Additional Vocals: The Children/The Adults

Produced and engineered by Mick Glossop for Dukeslodge Enterprises Ltd.
Assistant engineers: Marlis Dunlau, Brett Kennedy
Recorded at The Manor and Audio International, Spring 1980
Enter The Roadie
Sleeve Concept: Skids
Thanks to Derek Wadsworth (didgeridoo)

Dedicated to the big boys who did it and ran away
Three down five to go

'Strength Through Joy' produced by Skids; mixed by Skids and Chris Jenkins

Reviews & Opinions

DAVID HEPWORTH, SMASH HITS, OCTOBER 2-15, 1980: Briefly, not as strong a record as Days In Europa. The elements are all there: the driving chorussing, the thick, ringing sound, the watertight arrangements and some fine, robust Stuart Adamson guitar. But for some reason sparks don't fly with the normal regularity and Richard Jobson's tendency to bury his meanings under layers of starchy word play is getting out of hand. Sound and fury, in this case, isn't quite enough. (6 out of 10).

Additional Notes

The track timings are taken from the Captain Oi! remaster (song lengths on labels of original LP are incorrect).

Images

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