Skids - Scared To Dance

Skids - Scared To Dance

Original Release Date

1979

Release Information

UK LP 1979 (Virgin - V2116)

A1 Into The Valley 3:15
A2 Scared To Dance 3:17
A3 Of One Skin 2:24
A4 Dossier (Of Fallibility) 3:28
A5 Melancholy Soldiers 3:01
A6 Hope And Glory 3:16
B1 The Saints Are Coming 2:37
B2 Six Times 2:10
B3 Calling The Tune 3:58
B4 Integral Plot 2:36
B5 Charles
B6 Scale 4:40

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US LP 1979 (Virgin International - VI 2116)

A1 The Saints Are Coming 2:37
A2 Scared To Dance 3:17
A3 Contusion 2:42
A4 Into The Valley 3:15
A5 Integral Plot 2:36
A6 Six Times 2:10
B1 Sweet Suburbia 2:30
B2 Charles 2:45
B3 Melancholy Soldiers 3:01
B4 Calling The Tune 3:58
B5 Of One Skin 2:24
B6 Hope And Glory 3:16

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UK CD 2005 (Captain Oi! - AHOY CD 262)

1 Into The Valley 3:18
2 Scared To Dance 3:19
3 Of One Skin 2:27
4 Dossier (Of Fallibility) 3:32
5 Melancholy Soldiers 3:03
6 Hope And Glory 3:18
7 The Saints Are Coming 2:37
8 Six Times 2:10
9 Calling The Tune 4:01
10 Integral Plot 2:39
11 Charles 2:47
12 Scale 4:44
Bonus Tracks
13 Charles (Single Version) 2:35
14 Reasons 2:09
15 Test Tube Babies 2:05
16 Sweet Suburbia 2:32
17 Open Sound 1:55
18 Night And Day 2:40
19 Contusion 2:44
20 T.V. Stars (Live) 1:48

13-15: Charles 7", released April 1978
16-17: Sweet Suburbia 7", released September 1978
18-19: from the Wide Open 7"/12", released October 1978
20: Shortened version of the B-Side of Into The Valley 7", released January 1979

Chart Placings

UK Chart Hit: 19, 10 wks

Credits

Stuart Adamson - lead & rhythm guitars
William Simpson - bass guitar
Thomas Kellichan - drums
Richard Jobson - vocals & guitar

Chris Jenkins - additional guitar
David Batchelor - piano

Producer: David Batchelor
Engineer: Mick Glossop
Assistant engineer: Steve Prestage

Group photograph: Dennis Morris
Illustration/Design: Russell Mills

"They could not so much as bring themselves we're just a lot of cheap heels, a bundle of predestined failures: could not even comfort themselves with the thought that life was a gamble" J.P. Sartre
"A classic case of rock n' roll paranoia" Ronnie Gurr

Reviews & Opinions

RED STARR, SMASH HITS, MARCH 8-21 1979: But never mind last year - here comes THE album of 1979 so far, and by a long way at that. I expected a strong debut from these popular Scottish boys but this is amazing! Great tunes and catchy guitar, dense, death and glory lyrics from 18-year-old poet/singer Ricky Jobson and a veritable powerhouse of pent-up energy released in a flood of fire and passion. This is one GREAT rock 'n' roll album and not to be missed at any cost, understand? Best trax: 'Into The Valley', 'Scared To Dance'. (9 out of 10).

Record Collector review of the remastered version, from 2007

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Skids - Scared To Dance - UK LP 1979 (Virgin - V2116)Skids - Scared To Dance - UK LP 1979 (Virgin - V2116)

UK LP 1979 (Virgin - V2116). Also twenty copies pressed on blue vinyl. Click here for more

Skids - Scared To Dance - US LP 1979 (Virgin International - VI 2116)Skids - Scared To Dance - US LP 1979 (Virgin International - VI 2116)

US LP 1979 (Virgin International - VI 2116). Click here for more

Skids - Scared To Dance - UK CD 2005 (Captain Oi!	- AHOY CD 262)Skids - Scared To Dance - UK CD 2005 (Captain Oi!	- AHOY CD 262)

UK CD 2005 (Captain Oi! - AHOY CD 262). Click here for more

 

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