Skids - Joy

Skids - Joy

Original Release Date


Release Information

UK LP 1981 (Virgin - V 2217)

A1 Blood And Soil 3:58
A2 A Challenge (The Wanderer) 6:10
A3 Men Of Mercy 1:11
A4 A Memory 5:05
A5 Iona 7:15
B1 In Fear Of Fire 0:42
B2 Brothers 3:11
B3 And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda 5:30
B4 The Men Of The Fall 6:04
B5 The Sound Of Retreat 3:13
B6 Fields 4:32

Chart Placings



Richard Jobson - Lead vocals, backing vocals, guitar and piano
Russell Webb - Bass guitar, guitar, piano, timpani and backing vocals
J.J. Johnson - Drums and percussion
Paul Wishart - Saxophone, flute, piano and backing vocals

Alan Darby - Additional guitars
Stuart Adamson - Guitar on 'Iona'
Mike Oldfield - Fairlight on 'Iona'
Dave Duncan - Bodhran
Tim Cross - Piano and Fairlight
The Choir
The Anvil - Russell, J.J., Paul and Carey
Alan Rankin - Guitar on 'Fields'
Billy Mackenzie - Vocals on 'Fields'
Ken Lockie - Cello and vocals on 'Fields'
Virginia Astley - Flute on 'Fields'

Recorded at Brittania Row Studios, August and September 1981, except 'Iona' recorded at Highland Studios, Inverness.
Produced by Russell Webb

Reviews & Opinions

BARNEY HOSKINS, NME, NOVEMBER 1981: Earth, Wind - and Dire! [read full review here]

Additional Notes

Reissued on CD as part of The Virgin Years box set.


Skids - Joy - UK LP 1981 (Virgin - V 2217) Skids - Joy - UK LP 1981 (Virgin - V 2217)

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