Jane from Occupied Europe

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...In "Jane from Occupied Europe"
Studio album by Swell Maps
Released 1980 (re-release 1989)
Recorded June 1979 - May 1980 (WMRS, Leamington Spa), except "Mining Villages" July 1977 ("at home"), "Epic's Trip" & "Big Empty Field (No. 2)" March 1980 (London)
Genre Art punk, post-punk, experimental rock
Length 44:17
Label Rough Trade
Producer Swell Maps
Swell Maps chronology
A Trip to Marineville
(1979)
...In "Jane from Occupied Europe"
(1980)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Pitchfork Media (8.2/10) [2]

...In "Jane from Occupied Europe" is the second album by British post-punk group Swell Maps. The original 1980 issue of the album, released on Rather Records/Rough Trade, contained the first fourteen tracks, and the reissue in 1989 released by Mute Records added eight bonus tracks.

Track listing[edit]

Original Album[edit]

Side One:

  1. "Robot Factory" (Soundtracks/Earl) – 2:27
  2. "Let's Buy a Bridge" (Sudden) – 1:55
  3. "Border Country" (Sudden) – 2:12
  4. "Cake Shop" (retitled "Cake Shop Girl" in the reissue) (Head) – 2:25
  5. "The Helicopter Spies" (Sudden) – 4:20
  6. "Big Maz in "The Desert From The Trolley"" (Swell Maps) – 5:11
  7. "Big Empty Field" (Soundtracks/Earl) – 3:44
  8. "Mining Villages" (Soundtracks/Sportsman) – 1:01

Side Two:

  1. "Collision with a Frogman vs. The Mangrove Delta Plan" (Swell Maps) – 8:06
  2. "Secret Island" (Sudden) – 4:34
  3. "Whatever Happens Next...." (Sudden) – 2:58
  4. "Blenheim Shots" (Sudden) – 3:42
  5. "A Raincoat's Room" (retitled "Raining in My Room" in the reissue) (Soundtracks) – 1:42

Bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Let's Build a Car" (Sudden) – 3:06
  2. "Epic's Trip" (Soundtracks) – 0:55
  3. "...uh..." (Swell Maps) – 0:31
  4. "Secret Island" (instrumental) (Sudden) – 6:27
  5. "Amphitheatres" (Swell Maps) – 2:56
  6. "Big Empty Field" (No. 2) (Soundtracks/Earl) – 2:59
  7. "The Stairs are Like an Avalanche" (Swell Maps) – 4:04
  8. "...then Poland" (Swell Maps) – 0:52
  9. "New York" (Sudden) - 3:19

Personnel[edit]

  • Epic Soundtracks – drums, piano, organ, toys, vocals, handclaps, violin, guitars, sax, concrete, typewriter
  • Nikki Sudden – vocals, guitar, organ, toys, handclaps, bass, piano
  • Jowe Head – bass, sax, guitar, toys, vocals
  • Richard Earl – guitar, organ, toys, vocals, handclaps, bass
  • David Barrington – guitar, violin, kazoo, vocals, bass
  • John Cockrill - handclaps and vocals on track 5
  • Barry Gray – organ on track 2

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