Darklands (song)

Summary

"Darklands"
Darklands (song).jpg
Single by The Jesus and Mary Chain
from the album Darklands
B-side"Rider"
ReleasedOctober 1987
GenreAlternative rock
LabelBlanco y Negro
Songwriter(s)Jim Reid and William Reid
Producer(s)William Reid, Bill Price
The Jesus and Mary Chain singles chronology
"Happy When It Rains"
(1987)
"Darklands"
(1987)
"Sidewalking"
(1988)
Darklands
Darklands EP.jpg
EP by
ReleasedOctober 1987
GenreAlternative rock
LabelBlanco y Negro
ProducerWilliam Reid, Bill Price
The Jesus and Mary Chain EP chronology
Happy When It Rains
(1987)
Darklands
(1987)
Rollercoaster
(1990)

"Darklands" is a song by the Scottish rock band The Jesus & Mary Chain and the third single from their album of the same name, Darklands. It was released in October 1987 by Blanco y Negro Records on 7-inch vinyl, 10-inch vinyl, 12-inch vinyl and as a CD single. The 10-inch and the CD were entitled "E.P.".

The single reached number 33 on the UK Singles Chart and number 23 on the Irish Singles Chart.[1][2] William Reid was the producer for all the tracks with Bill Price co-producing "Darklands" and John Loder co-producing "Rider", "On the Wall (Porta Studio Demo)", "Here It Comes Again" and "Surfin' U.S.A. (April out-take)".

Track listing

All tracks written by Jim Reid and William Reid, except where noted.

Cover of 12"
7" (NEG29)
  1. "Darklands" – 5:23
  2. "Rider" – 2:10
  3. "On the Wall (Porta Studio Demo)" – 3:39
10" (NEG29TE) and CD single (NEG29CD) entitled "Darklands E.P."
  1. "Darklands" – 5:23
  2. "Rider" – 2:10
  3. "Here It Comes Again" – 2:30
  4. "On the Wall (Porta Studio Demo)" – 3:39
12" (NEG29T)
  1. "Darklands" – 5:23
  2. "Rider" – 2:10
  3. "Surfin' U.S.A." (Chuck Berry, Brian Wilson) - 2:58
  4. "On the Wall (Porta Studio Demo)" – 3:39

Personnel

The Jesus and Mary Chain

Additional personnel

  • Bill Price – producer ("Darklands")
  • John Loder – producer ("Rider", "Here It Comes Again")
  • Linda Reid - design
  • Helen Backhouse - design

Charts

Chart (1987) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[1] 33
Irish Singles Chart[2] 23

References

  1. ^ a b "Darklands". Chart Stats. Retrieved on 9 December 2008.
  2. ^ a b "Search the Charts Archived 3 June 2009 at WebCite". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved on 3 December 2008. NB: user needs to enter "darklands" in "Search by Song Title" and click "search".