In Dulce Decorum

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"In Dulce Decorum"
Damned InDulceDecorum.jpg
Single by The Damned
from the album Anything
B-side "Psychomania"
Released 16 November 1987
Format 7", 12"
Recorded Denmark, 1986
Genre Gothic rock
Length 4:47
Label MCA
GRIM 8
Songwriter(s) Jugg, Scabies, Vanian, Merrick
Producer(s) Jon Kelly
The Damned singles chronology
"Alone Again Or"
(1987)
"In Dulce Decorum"
(1987)
"Fun Factory"
(1991)
"Alone Again Or"
(1987)
"In Dulce Decorum"
(1987)
"Fun Factory"
(1991)

"In Dulce Decorum" was a single by the Damned, released 16 November 1987 on the MCA label.

The song was originally recorded for the Anything album, but was issued as a single to promote MCA's Damned retrospective Light at the End of the Tunnel. MCA also issued the single in Germany.

The single, the Damned's last to break into the UK charts, hit No. 72. An instrumental version was featured in the Miami Vice third-season episode "Walk Alone", and was included in the Miami Vice II soundtrack.

The track was inspired by Wilfred Owen's poem Dulce et Decorum Est, and began with an excerpt from a speech by Winston Churchill to the House of Commons as the Battle of Britain began on 18 June 1940: Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, "This was their finest hour.[1]

Track listing

  1. "In Dulce Decorum" (Jugg, Scabies, Vanian, Merrick) - 4:47
  2. "Psychomania" (Jugg, Scabies, Vanian, Merrick) - 4:03

Bonus tracks on 12" single: -

  1. "In Dulce Decorum (Extended Version)" (Jugg, Scabies, Vanian, Merrick) - 5:58
  2. "In Dulce Decorum (Dub)" (Jugg, Scabies, Vanian, Merrick) - 4:41

Production credits

References

  1. ^ http://www.thenewearthworks.com/Articles/292949/The_New_Earth/SCHOOL/Fins_e_portfolio/Finlays_writing_work/Essay_on_Churchills.aspx

External links


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