I Didn't See It Coming

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I Didn't See It Coming
Professionals DidntSeeIt.jpg
Studio album by The Professionals
Released November 1981 (original LP)
June 14, 2001 (CD edition)
Recorded 1981
Studio Surrey Sound Studios, Leatherhead, Surrey
Genre Punk rock, glam punk, power pop
Length 38:32 (original LP)
63:29 (CD edition)
Label Virgin
Producer Nigel Gray with Steve Jones, Paul Cook
The Professionals chronology
The Professionals
(1980, unreleased until 1991)
I Didn't See It Coming
(1981)
The Best of The Professionals
(2005)
Singles from I Didn't See It Coming
  1. "The Magnificent"
    Released: October 1981

I Didn't See It Coming was the only album by punk rock band the Professionals to be released in the band's lifetime.[1] It was first released by Virgin Records on November 1981.[2] On June 14, 2001, Virgin/EMI released a CD edition of the album, appending six tracks previously released as singles and two songs recorded for the mooted The Professionals album.[3][4]

Track listing[edit]

Original LP (1981)[edit]

All tracks written by Paul Cook and Steve Jones except where noted.

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Magnificent"   3:50
2. "Payola"   3:37
3. "Northern Slide"   3:26
4. "Friday Night Square" Cook, Jones, Ray McVeigh, Paul Myers 4:36
5. "Kick Down the Doors" (McVeigh and Myers are uncredited for this song.) Cook, Jones, McVeigh, Myers 4:32
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Little Boys" 4:13
2. "All the Way" 3:19
3. "Crescendo" 4:06
4. "Madhouse" 3:15
5. "Too Far to Fall" 3:52

2001 CD Edition[edit]

All tracks written by Paul Cook and Steve Jones except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Magnificent"   3:50
2. "Payola"   3:37
3. "Northern Slide"   3:26
4. "Friday Night Square" (McVeigh and Myers are uncredited for this song.[5][6]) Cook, Jones, McVeigh, Myers 4:36
5. "Kick Down the Doors" Cook, Jones, McVeigh, Myers 4:32
6. "Little Boys in Blue" (Originally titled as "Little Boys")   4:13
7. "All the Way"   3:19
8. "Crescendo"   4:06
9. "Madhouse" (McVeigh and Myers are credited for this song, but this is incorrect.)   3:15
10. "Too Far to Fall"   3:52
11. "Just Another Dream"   3:04
12. "Kamikaze" Cook, Jones, Andy Allan 3:23
13. "1-2-3"   2:57
14. "Mods, Skins, Punks"   3:12
15. "Join the Professionals"   3:17
16. "Has Anybody Got an Alibi"   3:20
17. "White Light/White Heat" Lou Reed 3:45
18. "Baby, I Don't Care" Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller 3:17

Personnel[edit]

Technical

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