V Deep

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V Deep
Studio album by The Boomtown Rats
Released April 1982[1]
Recorded 1981 - 1982
Genre Rock, pop rock[1]
Length 41:02[1]
Label WEA (Ireland)
Ensign Records (UK)
Columbia Records (USA)
Producer Tony Visconti
The Boomtown Rats[2]
The Boomtown Rats chronology
Mondo Bongo
(1981)
V Deep
(1982)
In the Long Grass
(1984)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

V Deep was The Boomtown Rats' fifth album, and the first to be released after guitarist Gerry Cott left the group.[1] It includes the minor hit single "House on Fire".[3]

Name[edit]

The name of the album is pronounced "five deep", not "vee deep" and refers to the fact that it's the band's fifth album and also that they became a five-piece following the departure of Gerry Cott.[4]

Track listing[edit]

UK release[edit]

All songs were written by Bob Geldof, except where noted.

  1. "Never in a Million Years"
  2. "The Bitter End"
  3. "Talking in Code"
  4. "He Watches It All"
  5. "A Storm Breaks"
  6. "Charmed Lives"
  7. "House on Fire"
  8. "Up All Night"
  9. "Skin on Skin"
  10. "The Little Death/... House Burned Down" (B. Geldof, P. Briquette)[1]

US release[edit]

All songs were written by Bob Geldof, except where noted.

  1. "Never in a Million Years"
  2. "The Bitter End"
  3. "Talking in Code"
  4. "He Watches It All"
  5. "A Storm Breaks"
  6. "Charmed Lives"
  7. "House on Fire"
  8. "Whitehall 1212" (from the UK Mondo Bongo)
  9. "Skin on Skin"
  10. "The Little Death/... House Burned Down" (B. Geldof, P. Briquette)

2005 reissue[edit]

All songs were written by Bob Geldof, except where noted.

  1. "He Watches It All"
  2. "Never in a Million Years"
  3. "Talking in Code"
  4. "The Bitter End"
  5. "The Little Death" (B. Geldof, P. Briquette)
  6. "A Storm Breaks"
  7. "Up All Night"
  8. "House on Fire"
  9. "Charmed Lives"
  10. "Skin on Skin"
  11. "Say Hi to Mick"
  12. "No Hiding Place" (B-side)
  13. "House on Fire" (12" Dub Version)
  14. "Up All Night" (Long Version)

Personnel[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

The song "Up All Night" from this album is used as the bumper music for the final segment of the US sports radio show The Jim Rome Show.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f William Ruhlmann. "V Deep - The Boomtown Rats | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-04-09. 
  2. ^ a b "V Deep - The Boomtown Rats | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-04-09. 
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 71. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  4. ^ "History of The Boomtown Rats". Boomtownrats.co.uk. 1985-07-13. Retrieved 2014-04-09.