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  • Release Date

    1 January 1978

  • Length

    8 tracks

U.K. is the debut album by the progressive rock supergroup U.K., released in May 1978 through E.G. Records and Polydor Records. It features John Wetton, Eddie Jobson, Bill Bruford, and Allan Holdsworth. "In the Dead of Night" and "Mental Medication" were both edited for single release. The album was well received by FM album rock radio and by the public during the summer of 1978. The LP sold just over 250,000 copies by 1 September 1978, with further sales through the rest of the year.

"Alaska" was written by Eddie Jobson for the Yamaha CS-80. The first three tracks belong to a suite entitled "In the Dead of Night", which began as a chord sequence by Jobson, to which Wetton added the melody and lyrics. "In the Dead of Night" and "Thirty Years" were both written before Bruford and Holdsworth agreed to join the band.

U.K. (1978) EG Records
Bill Bruford, Drums
John Wetton, Bass Guitar, Vocals
Allen Holdsworth, Guitars
Eddie Jobson, Electric Violin, Keyboards

1.In The Dead Of Night
2.By The Light Of Day
3.Presto Vivace and Reprise
4.Thirty Years
5.Alaska
6.Time To Kill
7.Nevermore
8.Mental Medication

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