Once Around the World

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Once Around the World
It Bites - Once Around World.jpg
Studio album by It Bites
Released March 1988
Recorded 1986-88
Studio Manor Studios, Oxfordshire
Genre Progressive rock
Length 44:49 (LP version)
Label Virgin (UK), Geffen (US)
Producer Steve Hillage, It Bites
It Bites chronology
The Big Lad in the Windmill
(1986)The Big Lad in the Windmill1986
Once Around the World
Eat Me in St. Louis
(1989)Eat Me in St. Louis1989
Singles from Once Around the World
  1. "Kiss Like Judas"
    Released: February 1988
  2. "Midnight"
    Released: April 1988
  3. "Old Man & the Angel"
    Released: May 1987

Once Around the World is the second album by British progressive pop/rock band It Bites.

Released in 1988, Once Around the World was recorded at Manor Hill Studios in Oxfordshire. The first five of the album's nine tracks (on vinyl or cassette, the first side of the album) were produced by Steve Hillage and mostly feature the more single-driven pop approach preferred by the band's label, Virgin Records. One of these tracks, "Black December", was a re-recorded single b-side. The remaining tracks (including the almost fifteen-minute title track, the band's longest composition) were produced by It Bites with Mark Wallis and showcase their progressive rock influences.

The album produced three singles ("Kiss Like Judas", "Midnight" and a drastic edit of "Old Man and the Angel") and saw the band embark on a tour of the UK, US and Japan.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Midnight" (4:04)
  2. "Kiss Like Judas" (4:08)
  3. "Yellow Christian" (6:29)
  4. "Rose Marie" (3:33)
  5. "Black December" (3:50)
  6. "Old Man and the Angel" (9:21) The UK vinyl release had a shortened version of this track (3.59)
  7. "Hunting the Whale" (4:46) CD only
  8. "Plastic Dreamer" (3:53)
  9. "Once Around the World" (14:46)


Additional personnel[edit]

  • Mark Wallis - producer, engineer and mixer
  • Nick Davis - engineer
  • Nick Froome - engineer


Charts Peak
UK Albums Chart 43


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