Brimstone & Treacle (soundtrack)

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Brimstone & Treacle
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released October 1982
Genre New wave, rock
Length 36:50
Label A&M

Brimstone & Treacle is the soundtrack for the 1982 film adaptation of the play Brimstone and Treacle. The film stars Sting in a leading role, and he wrote or co-wrote most of the songs on the album. His cover of "Spread a Little Happiness" reached number 16 in the UK charts.[1] The title track was also awarded the 1984 Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Performing artist Length
1. "When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder"   Finchley Children's Music Group 2:07
2. "Brimstone & Treacle" Sting Sting 2:15
3. "Narration" Sting, Dennis Potter Sting 4:02
4. "How Stupid Mr. Bates" Stewart Copeland, Sting, Andy Summers The Police 2:41
5. "Only You" Sting, Potter Sting 2:37
6. "I Burn for You" Sting The Police 4:50
7. "Spread a Little Happiness" Vivian Ellis Sting 3:25
8. "We Got the Beat" Charlotte Caffey The Go-Go's 2:30
9. "You Know I Had the Strangest Dream" Sting Sting 2:22
10. "Up the Junction" Chris Difford, Glenn Tilbrook Squeeze 3:09
11. "Bless This House" May Brahe, Helen Taylor The Brimstone Chorale 0:41
12. "A Kind of Loving" Copeland, Sting, Summers The Police 2:04
13. "Brimstone 2" Sting Sting 4:07


  • Brimstone – Performer
  • The Go-Go's – Performer
  • The Police – Performer
  • Jeff Seitz – Drums
  • Squeeze – Performer
  • Sting – Performer
  • Kenith Trodd – Producer


  1. ^ Sting UK chart history, The Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 2, 2012.