Categories:
Cart 0

Your cart is empty

U.K. - U.K.

Mes favoris

Cet élément a bien été ajouté / retiré de vos favoris.

U.K.

U.K.

Unlimited Streaming

Listen to this album in high quality now on our apps

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Digital Download

Select Audio Quality

To be elegible for this price, subscribe to Sublime+

The debut album from amalgamated progsters John Wetton, Bill Bruford, Eddie Jobson, and Allan Holdsworth has the edge over both Danger Money and Night After Night because of the synthesis of melody and rhythm that is inflicted through nearly every one of the eight tracks. While not as commercial sounding as Wetton's 1980s supergroup Asia, U.K. mustered up a progressive air by the use of intelligent keyboard and percussion interplay without sounding mainstream. Jobson's work with the electric violin and assorted synthesizers adds to an already profound astuteness carried by Wetton. Former Yes and Genesis drummer Bill Bruford is just as important behind the kit, making his presence felt on numbers like "Thirty Years" and "Nevermore." Without carrying the same rhythms or cadences through each song, U.K. implements some differentiation into their music, straying from the sometimes over-the-top musicianship that occurs with the gathering of such an elite bunch. The melodious finish of such tracks as "By the Light of Day" and "Alaska" showcases the overall fluency of each member, and shows no signs of any progressive tediousness that could have easily evolved. All three of U.K.'s albums are enjoyable, but the debut sports the most interest, since it spotlights their remarkable fit as a band for the first time. ~ Mike DeGagne

More info

U.K.

U.K.

launch qobuz app I already downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS Open

download qobuz app I have not downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS yet Download the Qobuz app
Listen on Webplayer

Copy the following link to share it

You are currently listening to samples.

Listen to over 40 million songs with an unlimited streaming plan.

Listen to this album and more than 40 million songs with your unlimited streaming plans.

1
In The Dead Of Night 00:05:34

Bill Bruford, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - John Wetton, Bass, Voice, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Eddie Jobson, Keyboards, Electric Violin, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Colin Green, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Stephen W Tayler, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Allan Holdsworth, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Steve Short, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - U.K., MainArtist - UK for EG Records Ltd, Producer - Rene Ruocco, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

(C) 1988 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1988 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1978 Virgin Records Ltd

2
By The Light Of Day 00:04:29

Bill Bruford, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - John Wetton, Composer, Bass, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Eddie Jobson, Composer, Keyboards, Electric Violin, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Colin Green, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Stephen W Tayler, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Allan Holdsworth, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Steve Short, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - U.K., MainArtist - UK for EG Records Ltd, Producer - Rene Ruocco, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

(C) 1988 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1988 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1978 Virgin Records Ltd

3
Presto Vivace And Reprise 00:03:05

Bill Bruford, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - John Wetton, Composer, Bass, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Eddie Jobson, Composer, Keyboards, Electric Violin, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Colin Green, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Stephen W Tayler, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Allan Holdsworth, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Steve Short, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - U.K., MainArtist - UK for EG Records Ltd, Producer - Rene Ruocco, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

(C) 1988 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1988 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1978 Virgin Records Ltd

4
Thirty Years 00:08:08

Bill Bruford, Composer, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - John Wetton, Composer, Bass, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Eddie Jobson, Composer, Keyboards, Electric Violin, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Colin Green, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Stephen W Tayler, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Allan Holdsworth, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Steve Short, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - U.K., MainArtist - UK for EG Records Ltd, Producer - Rene Ruocco, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

(C) 1988 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1988 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1978 Virgin Records Ltd

5
Alaska 00:04:39

Bill Bruford, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - John Wetton, Bass, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Eddie Jobson, Composer, Keyboards, Electric Violin, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Colin Green, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Stephen W Tayler, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Allan Holdsworth, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Steve Short, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - U.K., MainArtist - UK for EG Records Ltd, Producer - Rene Ruocco, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

(C) 1988 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1988 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1978 Virgin Records Ltd

6
Time To Kill 00:04:57

Bill Bruford, Composer, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - John Wetton, Composer, Bass, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Eddie Jobson, Composer, Keyboards, Electric Violin, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Colin Green, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Stephen W Tayler, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Allan Holdsworth, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Steve Short, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - U.K., MainArtist - UK for EG Records Ltd, Producer - Rene Ruocco, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

(C) 1988 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1988 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1978 Virgin Records Ltd

7
Nevermore 00:08:12

Bill Bruford, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - John Wetton, Composer, Bass, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Eddie Jobson, Composer, Keyboards, Electric Violin, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Colin Green, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Stephen W Tayler, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Allan Holdsworth, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Holdsworth, Composer - Steve Short, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - U.K., MainArtist - UK for EG Records Ltd, Producer - Rene Ruocco, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

(C) 1988 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1988 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1978 Virgin Records Ltd

8
Mental Medication 00:07:26

Bill Bruford, Composer, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - John Wetton, Bass, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Eddie Jobson, Composer, Keyboards, Electric Violin, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Colin Green, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Stephen W Tayler, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Allan Holdsworth, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Holdsworth, Composer - Steve Short, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - U.K., MainArtist - UK for EG Records Ltd, Producer - Rene Ruocco, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

(C) 1988 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1988 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1978 Virgin Records Ltd

Album Description

The debut album from amalgamated progsters John Wetton, Bill Bruford, Eddie Jobson, and Allan Holdsworth has the edge over both Danger Money and Night After Night because of the synthesis of melody and rhythm that is inflicted through nearly every one of the eight tracks. While not as commercial sounding as Wetton's 1980s supergroup Asia, U.K. mustered up a progressive air by the use of intelligent keyboard and percussion interplay without sounding mainstream. Jobson's work with the electric violin and assorted synthesizers adds to an already profound astuteness carried by Wetton. Former Yes and Genesis drummer Bill Bruford is just as important behind the kit, making his presence felt on numbers like "Thirty Years" and "Nevermore." Without carrying the same rhythms or cadences through each song, U.K. implements some differentiation into their music, straying from the sometimes over-the-top musicianship that occurs with the gathering of such an elite bunch. The melodious finish of such tracks as "By the Light of Day" and "Alaska" showcases the overall fluency of each member, and shows no signs of any progressive tediousness that could have easily evolved. All three of U.K.'s albums are enjoyable, but the debut sports the most interest, since it spotlights their remarkable fit as a band for the first time. ~ Mike DeGagne

About the album

Improve this page

Qobuz logo Why buy on Qobuz...

On sale now...
More on Qobuz
By U.K.
You may also like...
In your panoramas...
The British Blues Boom, Chronicle of a Revolution

If Joe Bonamassa has come back with British Blues Explosion, a year after the Rolling Stones’ Blue And Lonesome, it has cemented the fact that the British Blues Boom was more than just a trend. More than a simple musical trend, it was the interest of a younger generation for the great American blues idols that had been ignored in their country, which led to a real revolution, with three major agitators leading the charge, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page, considered in the UK as the “Holy Trinity” of rock and guitar. If they were far from being the only musicians involved, it is through their respective careers that we have discovered that blues, far from being an outdated musical genre, is some kind of getaway to other musical areas and has allowed for endless innovations.

Santana: The Tijuana Lizard

Santana’s CV boasts an iconic Woodstock performance, a dozen Grammy Awards, millions of record sales (thanks to his metamorphosis into a Latin pop star), and more and more prestigious collaborations... He’s one of those artists that everyone loves - peers, public and critics alike. Here, we explore the life of an accomplished artist who is constantly renewing himself, much like a lizard shedding its skin.

The Dark Side of the Moon: An Astronomical Success

Pink Floyd's ground-breaking album The Dark Side of the Moon was the result of a long creative process that began around 1968. A Saucerful of Secrets (the main track from the eponymous album) was, for Nick Mason at least, where it all began. Their next album Ummagumma (1969) gave each band member the opportunity to create a solo piece, though they would have to combine their talents if they wanted to hit the jackpot. Pink Floyd continued to search for the perfect record with Meddle, an album which highlighted their skills in the studio, and Atom Heart Mother, before they reached nirvana with The Dark Side of the Moon. And the album’s perfection hasn’t faded one bit, even forty-five years after its release.

In the news...