Skids - Iona
Original Release Date
UK 7" 1981 (Virgin - VS 449)A Iona 5:07
B Blood And Soil 3:10
Produced by Russell Webb
Mixed by Nick Griffiths and Russell Webb
Sleeve designed by Jill Mumford
Richard Jobson - lead vocals, backing vocals, guitar
Russell Webb - bass guitar, guitar
J.J. Johnson - drums and percussion
Stuart Adamson - guitar on 'Iona'
Mike Oldfield - Fairlight on 'Iona'
'Iona' recorded at Highland Studios, Inverness
'Blood And Soil' recorded at Brittania Row Studios, August and September 1981
Reviews & OpinionsPUNKY GIBBON: The Skids bowed out on a very strange note with this wistful, soaring ballad in praise of the island Iona, a tiny island off the southwest coast of Mull in the Inner Hebrides. The A-Side is an edited version of the song from Joy. The label on some copies has it at 3:20 long, while "corrected" labels have it at its length at 4:55 when it's actually 5:07. Anyone lucky enough to own the LP could listen to a 7:15 version of this song! The B-Side is a completely different (and much worse) version to the recording on Joy. I like 'Iona' but it's a very long way from the punky spit of 'Charles' or 'The Saints Are Coming'.
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