April Skies

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"April Skies"
April Skies (single).jpg
Single by The Jesus and Mary Chain
from the album Darklands
B-side "Kill Surf City"
Released April 1987
Format 7", 2x7", 12"
Genre Alternative rock, indie pop
Length 4:00 (Long Version/Album Version)
3:14 (7" Edit)
Label Blanco y Negro
Writer(s) William Reid, Jim Reid
Producer(s) William Reid, Bill Price
The Jesus and Mary Chain singles chronology
"Just Like Honey"
"April Skies"
"Happy When It Rains"

"April Skies" is a song by the Scottish alternative rock group The Jesus and Mary Chain and the first single from the group's album Darklands. It was released by Blanco y Negro Records in April 1987.

Chart performance[edit]

The single reached #8 in the UK single charts, making it their highest charting single within the UK.[1]

Track listing[edit]

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

7" (NEG24)
  1. "April Skies" – 3:14
  2. "Kill Surf City" – 3:09
2x7" (NEG24F) Gatefold Sleeve
  1. "April Skies" – 3:14
  2. "Kill Surf City" – 3:09
  3. "Mushroom (Live)" (Can) - 3:16
  4. "Bo Diddley Is Jesus" - 3:16
12" (NEG24T)
  1. "April Skies" (Long Version) – 4:00
  2. "Kill Surf City" – 3:09
  3. "Who Do You Love?" (Bo Diddley) - 4:03


The Jesus and Mary Chain[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]


  1. ^ "Official Charts > Jesus & Mary Chain". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2016-03-20. 

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