In Dulce Decorum

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

"In Dulce Decorum" was a single released by The Damned in 1987.

The song was originally recorded for the Anything album, but was issued as a single to promote the MCA retrospective Light at the End of the Tunnel. The track was inspired by Wilfred Owen's poem Dulce et Decorum Est, and began with an excerpt from a speech by Winston Churchill. The single, The Damned's last to break into the UK charts, made #72. An instrumental version was included in the Miami Vice II original television soundtrack, being featured in the third season episode "Walk Alone". MCA also issued the single in Germany.

Here is the speech: 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." -Excerpt of Speech given by Winston Churchill to the House of Commons as the The Battle of Britain Begins, 18 June 1940 [1]

Track listing[edit]

  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

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