Skids - Days In Europa

Skids - Days In Europa Original LP

Original Release Date

1979

Release Information

UK LP 1979 (Virgin - V 2138)

A1 Animation 4:50
A2 Charade 3:55
A3 Dulce Et Decorum Est (Pro Patria Mori) 4:07
A4 Pros And Cons 3:20
A5 Home Of The Saved 5:07
B1 Working For The Yankee Dollar 4:55
B2 The Olympian 3:31
B3 Thanatos 4:07
B4 A Day In Europa 3:03
B5 Peaceful Times 5:05

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UK LP 1979 (Virgin - V 2138). Remixed version

A1 Animation 4:27
A2 Charade 4:00
A3 Dulce Et Decorum Est (Pro Patria Mori) 4:34
A4 The Olympian 3:22
A5 Home Of The Saved 4:26
B1 Working For The Yankee Dollar 3:35
B2 Thanatos 4:02
B3 Masquerade 2:44
B4 A Day In Europa 2:56
B5 Peaceful Times 5:00

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UK CD 2001 (Captain Oi! - AHOY CD 172)

1 Animation 4:50
2 Charade 3:55
3 Dulce Et Decorum Est (Pro Patria Mori) 4:07
4 Pros And Cons 3:20
5 Home Of The Saved 5:07
6 Working For The Yankee Dollar 4:55
7 The Olympian 3:31
8 Thanatos 4:07
9 A Day In Europa 3:03
10 Peaceful Times 5:05
Bonus Tracks
11 Masquerade 2:46
12 Out Of Town 4:10
13 Another Emotion 3:01
14 Aftermath Dub 2:59
15 Grey Parade 4:38
16 Working For The Yankee Dollar (Single Version) 3:37
17 Vanguard's Crusade 4:39

11-14: Masquerade 7"/2x7", released May 1979
15: B-Side of Charade 7", released September 1979
16-17: Working For The Yankee Dollar 7", released November 1979

Chart Placings

UK Chart Hit: 32, 5 wks

Credits

Original LP:

Vocals: Richard Jobson
Synthesizer, vocals, guitar: Stuart Adamson
Drums: Rusty Egan
Keyboards: Bill Nelson
Bass: William Simpson

Producer: Bill Nelson
Engineer: Ted Sharp

Recorded at Rockfield Studios, Wales

Sleeve design: Pearce Marchbank
Illustration: Mick Brownfield
Photos: Brian Cooke

Two down six to go

Dedicated to the ghosts of futility

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Remixed version:

Vocals: Richard Jobson
Guitars, synthesizer, vocals: Stuart Adamson
Bass: William Simpson
Drums: Rusty Egan
Keyboards: Bill Nelson
Drums: Tom Kellichan (on 'Masquerade')
Keyboards: Alistair Moore (on 'Yankee Dollar')

'Yankee Dollar' produced and engineered by Mick Glossop. Recorded at The Manor
'Masquerade' produced by Bill Nelson/John Leckie. Engineered by John Leckie. Recorded at Basing Street
All other tracks: produced by Bill Nelson. Engineered by Ted Sharp. Recorded at Rockfield Studios, Wales

Additional production and remix (except 'Yankee Dollar') by Bruce Fairbairn. Re-Mix engineer: Nick Griffiths. Re-mixed at Britannia Row Studios, London

Photo: Brian Cooke
Cover painting + artwork: Brian Palmer
Thanks to Chris Baxter for the loan of the painting

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CD:

Mastered by Tim Turan

Reviews & Opinions

RED STARR, SMASH HITS, OCTOBER 18 - 31, 1979: A concept album, no less (note same intro and outro), about ideas of a super race in pre-war Germany. Thin ice indeed but thankfully there's no sicko Nazi chic to be found in Richard Jobson's dense purple prose. Stuart Adamson's powerful music is really excellent - far more sophisticated but not so instant as before. Quite an achievement. Includes 'Charade'. Best tracks: 'Animation', 'Working For The Yankee Dollar'. (8 out of 10).

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