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

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UK 3xCD 2017 (Caroline International - CAROLR077CD). Expanded 3 CD Box Set

Disc 1 - Scared To Dance
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 (Original 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 Of One Skin (Single Version) 2:31
21 Night And Day (Original Mix) 2:36

Disc 2 - The Virgin Demos 1978
1 London 1:54
2 Reasons 2:05
3 Sweet Suburbia 2:21
4 Walk On The Wild Side 4:40
5 Zit 3:39
6 Design 1:49
7 Withdrawal Symptoms 3:18
8 Summer 2:20
9 Scared To Dance 4:23
10 Calling The Tune 4:28
11 Let Us In 1:33
12 Contusion 2:50

Disc 3 - Live At The Marquee 1978
1 Of One Skin 2:57
2 Open Sound 2:18
3 Melancholy Soldiers 3:34
4 Dossier (Of Fallibility) 3:35
5 Contusion 3:13
6 Hope And Glory 6:03
7 Charles 2:24
8 Sweet Suburbia 1:57
9 The Saints Are Coming 3:33
10 Into The Valley 3:19
11 Calling The Tune 3:53
12 Zit 3:44
13 Night And Day 2:30
14 Walk On The Wild Side 3:18
15 T.V. Stars 1:56
16 Of One Skin (Encore) 3:21
17 Reasons 2:17

Chart Placings

UK Chart Hit: 19, 10 wks

Credits

LP:

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

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2005 CD:

Liner Notes: Alex Ogg
Mastered by Tim Turan for Turan Audio

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

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Expanded 3 CD Box Set:

Project Co-ordination: Mark Brennan
Artwork by Daryl Smith & Viki Vortex
Mastered by James Bragg

Disc 1:
Tracks 1-12 originally released in February 1979 (V 2116)
Tracks 13-15 originally released in April 1978 (NB 1)
Tracks 16-17 originally released in September 1978 (VS 227)
Tracks 18-20: originally released in October 1978 (VS 232)
Track 21 previously unreleased mix of track released as VS 232

Disc 2:
All tracks previously unreleased. Recorded August 1978

Disc 3:
Recorded at The Marquee, London, 1st November 1978 [Track 15 previously issued as B-Side of Into The Valley]

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

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Skids - Scared To Dance - UK 3xCD 2017 (Caroline International - CAROLR077CD)Skids - Scared To Dance - UK 3xCD 2017 (Caroline International - CAROLR077CD)

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