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2007's Saints Are Coming: The Best of the Skids bests 1995's Sweet Suburbia: The Best of the Skids by three tracks and boasts a significantly better remastering job. The Scottish new wave/punk outfit led by manic vocalist Richard Jobson and future Big Country guitarist/vocalist Stuart Adamson crafted a fair number of ridiculously catchy singles during their late-70s/early-80s heyday, including "Into the Valley," "Sweet Suburbia," and "Working for the Yankee Dollar," all of which appear on Saints Are Coming. Fans looking for the missing link between the Jam, the Motors, and the Adverts will find more than a few new favorites here. ~ James Christopher MongerÌ-
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
2007's Saints Are Coming: The Best of the Skids bests 1995's Sweet Suburbia: The Best of the Skids by three tracks and boasts a significantly better remastering job. The Scottish new wave/punk outfit led by manic vocalist Richard Jobson and future Big Country guitarist/vocalist Stuart Adamson crafted a fair number of ridiculously catchy singles during their late-70s/early-80s heyday, including "Into the Valley," "Sweet Suburbia," and "Working for the Yankee Dollar," all of which appear on Saints Are Coming. Fans looking for the missing link between the Jam, the Motors, and the Adverts will find more than a few new favorites here. ~ James Christopher MongerÌ-
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/16/2007
  • Label: Emi Europe Generic
  • UPC: 094637958926
  • Catalog Number: 379589
  • Sales rank: 162,671

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Saints Are Coming (2:40)
  2. 2 Into the Valley (3:17)
  3. 3 A Woman in Winter (5:57)
  4. 4 Scared to Dance (3:19)
  5. 5 Charade (3:58)
  6. 6 Animation (4:33)
  7. 7 Peaceful Times (5:03)
  8. 8 Working for the Yankee Dollar (3:39)
  9. 9 Sweet Suburbia (2:32)
  10. 10 Scale (4:44)
  11. 11 Of One Skin (2:26)
  12. 12 Goodbye Civilian (4:18)
  13. 13 Melancholy Soldiers (3:03)
  14. 14 Out of Town (4:10)
  15. 15 Charles (2:47)
  16. 16 Circus Games (3:52)
  17. 17 Hurry on Boys (3:44)
  18. 18 The Olympian (3:27)
  19. 19 Masquerade (2:46)
  20. 20 TV Stars (2:08)
  21. 21 Iona (3:05)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Skids Primary Artist
Bill Nelson Keyboards
Stuart Adamson Synthesizer, Guitar, Percussion, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Mike Baillie Percussion, Drums, Vocals, Xylophone
David Batchelor Piano
Rusty Egan Drums
Chris Jenkins Guitar
Richard Jobson Guitar, Vocals
Russell Webb Synthesizer, Percussion, Bass Guitar, Vocals
Bill Simpson Bass
Technical Credits
Bill Nelson Producer, Remixing
Stuart Adamson Composer
Mike Baillie Composer
David Batchelor Producer
Bruce Fairbairn Remixing
Richard Jobson Arranger, Composer
John Leckie Remixing
Peter Mew Remastering
Russell Webb Arranger, Composer, Producer
Gavyn Wright Cover Design
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