Swords of a Thousand Men

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"Swords of a Thousand Men"
Swords of a Thousand Men.jpg
Single by Tenpole Tudor
A-side "Swords of a Thousand Men"
B-side "Love and Food"
Released 1981
Recorded ???
Genre Punk Rock
Length 2:58
Label Stiff
Songwriter(s) Eddie Tenpole
Producer(s) Alan Winstanley, Bob Andrews
Tenpole Tudor singles chronology
"'Throwing My Baby Out with the Bathwater'"
(1981)
"Swords of a Thousand Men"
(1981)
"'Wunderbar'"
(1981)
Throwing My Baby Out with the Bathwater
(1981)
Swords of a Thousand Men
(1981)
Wunderbar
(1981)
"Swords of a Thousand Men"
Skyclad swords.jpg
Single by Skyclad
A-side "Sword of a Thousand Men"
Released 2001
Recorded ???
Genre Folk metal
Length 8:55
Label Demolition Records
Songwriter(s) Eddie Tenpole
Producer(s) Kevin Ridley
Skyclad singles chronology
"'Classix Shape'"
(1999)
"Swords of a Thousand Men"
(2001)
Classix Shape
(1999)
Swords of a Thousand Men
(2001)

"Swords of a Thousand Men" is a song and single written by Eddie Tenpole and performed by British punk band Tenpole Tudor.[1] It was first released in 1981. It entered the UK singles chart in April, reaching number 6 and staying for 10 weeks on the chart.[2][3]

Skyclad version[edit]

In 2001 British folk metal group Skyclad released the song as their second true single (after 1993's "Thinking allowed"). It features two versions of Skyclad's cover of the song, one with the original band, and a re-recorded version of one of their earliest tracks.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Swords of a Thousand Men" ( Featuring Ten Pole Tudor) - 2:53
  2. "Swords of a Thousand Men" (Skyclad only mix) - 2:52
  3. "The Widdershins Jig" (2001 Mix) - 3:09

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swords of a Thousand Men". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 133. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ "Swords of a Thousand Men Chart Archive". www.chartarchive.org. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Skyclad - Swords of a Thousand Men". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 8 January 2013.