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Smallcreeps Day

Released on Charisma Records CAS1149 UK chart information released on 23rd February 1980 reached number 13 in the charts and stayed in the charts for 7 weeks.

All tracks written by Mike Rutherford.

Side one
“Smallcreep’s Day” (Total Time 24:38)
I. Between the Tick and the Tock – 3:59
II. Working In Line – 3:07
III. After Hours – 1:45
IV. Cats and Rats (In This Neighbourhood) – 4:50
V. Smallcreep Alone – 1:33
VI. Out Into the Daylight – 3:49
VII. At the End of the Day – 5:35

Side two

“Moonshine” – 6:23
“Time and Time Again” – 4:52
“Romani” – 5:25
“Every Road” – 4:13
“Overnight Job” – 5:43

The above listing is from the original UK LP. Sides one and two were swapped for US release on Passport Records.
One other track recorded during the sessions for the album, “Compression”, was released as the B-side to “Working in Line” (an edited segment from the album’s title suite).


Ant Phillips – keyboards (Formerly of Genesis)
Noel McCalla – vocals
Simon Phillips – drums
Morris Pert – percussion
Mike Rutherford – guitars, basses

Produced & Engineered by David Hentschel of Dukeslodge Enterprises, Assisted by David Bascombe
Recorded at Polar Music Studios, Stockholm
Mixed at Maison Rouge Studios, London

Cover designed and photography by Hipgnosis


Working In Line/Compression CB353 7 Inch January 1980

At The End Of The Day/Overnight Job CB364 7 Inch Picture sleeve July 1980

Note: Paul Carrack was considered for the role of singer but Mike used Noel MaCalla, Mike would involve Paul Carrack in a project five years later called Mike And The Mechanics which would go on to great commercial success.

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