01. Wake Up (4'41)
02. All You Pretty Girls (3'40)
03. Shake You Donkey Up (4'20)
04. Seagulls Screaming Kiss Her, Kiss Her (3'51)
05. This World Over (5'36)
06. The Everyday Story of Smalltown (3'55)
07. I Bought Myself a Liarbird (2'49)
08. Reign of Blows (3'31)
09. You're the Wish You Are I Had (3'14)
10. I Remember the Sun (3'10)
11. Train Running Low on Soul Coal (5'09)
12. Red Brick Dream (2'01)
13. Washaway (3'01)
14. Blue Overall (4'26)
Andy Partridge: vocals, electric guitars,
linn drums and
Colin Moulding: vocal and bass
Dave Gregory: electric
guitars, piano, mellotron and synthesisers
Peter Phipps: drums
Stuart Gordon -
violin and viola
Annie Huchrak -
choir on "Wake Up"
(arranged by David Lord)
Steve Saunders -
euphonium on "Seagulls"
1984. Produced by David Lord and XTC.
Recorded at Crescent Studios, Bath,
Spring 1984. Engineered by David Lord with additional
engineering by Glenn Tommey. Tracks 1,4,5 mixed by David Lord and XTC. Other
tracs mixed by Phil Thornalley and
XTC at RAK Studios, London, July 1984. Phil Thornalley was assisted
by Matt Barry.
photography Gavin Cochrane. Sleeve design Andy Partridge, Ken
All tracks written by Andy
Partridge except 1, 10, 13 by Colin Moulding.
The original copies of the LP comes out with the round
cover and on the vinyl, around the label, the writing appears "The
Bastard Son of Hard Blue Ray Head," aboriginal title of the album.
This CD version
(VIRGIN CDVX2325 - 2001 REMASTERED) contains 3 extra tracks:
12, 13, 14.
Un disco interamente dedicato
alla loro cittą natale: Swindon.