A Trip to Trumpton

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"A Trip to Trumpton"
Single by Urban Hype
from the album Conspiracy To Dance
Released 29 June 1992 (1992-06-29)
Format
Recorded 1992
Genre
Label Faze 2
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Urban Hype

"A Trip To Trumpton" is a song by the English duo Urban Hype. It was released on 29 June 1992 as the lead single from their debut studio album, Conspiracy To Dance (1992).[1] Songwriting credits were shared by Freddie Phillips, the composer of the original music for Trumpton.[2] The track was engineered by the DJ Jack Smooth.[2] It featured samples from the 1960s children's television programme, Trumpton.

It followed a popular trend at the time of releasing tracks based on children's TV samples - the first of other songs that did this was "Summers Magic" by Mark Summers (20 January 1991), featuring the theme tune of the BBC's The Magic Roundabout, then 6 months later was The Prodigy's "Charly" (7 July 1991), based on the Charley Says series of public information films from the 1970s, and 18 months after "Summers Magic" was The Smart E's "Sesame's Treet" (29 June 1992), which sampled the theme music from Sesame Street. This subgenre was dubbed Toytown Techno.[3]

Track listing[edit]

7-inch single[edit]

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "A Trip To Trumpton"  
Side two
No. Title Length
2. "The Trumpton Remix (Edit)"  

12-inch single[edit]

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "A Trip To Trumpton"  
Side two
No. Title Length
2. "A Trip To Trumpton (The Trumpton Remix)"  

CD single[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "A Trip To Trumpton (Radio Edit)" 3:34
2. "A Trip To Trumpton (12" Club Version)" 4:57
3. "A Trip To Trumpton (The Trumpton Remix)" 5:07
4. "The Dream" 4:34

Cassette single[edit]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
Ireland (IRMA)[4] 21
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[5] 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rifkind, Hugo (14 January 2008). "Roundabout way to a magical following". The Times. Retrieved 30 June 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Urban Hype - A Trip To Trumpton (Vinyl)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 30 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "Toytown Techno". Oxford Reference. Retrieved 30 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 2009-12-02. 
  5. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 12 July 1992.

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