is the self-titled debut album by the U.K. progressive rock supergroup U.K., released in May 1978 through E.G. Records and Polydor Records. It features John Wetton, Eddie Jobson, Bill Bruford, and Allan Holdsworth. "In the Dead of Night" and "Mental Medication" were both edited for single release. The album was well received by FM album rock radio and by the public during the summer of 1978. The LP sold just over 250,000 copies by 1 September 1978, with further sales thru the balance of the year. The album was remastered in 2016 and included as part of the box-set " Ultimate Collector's Edition". 
Writing [ edit ]
All lyrics were written by John Wetton, except "Mental Medication" by Bill Bruford. The first three tracks belong to a suite entitled "In the Dead of Night".
magazine ranked it as the 30th best progressive rock album of all time. Rolling Stone
The album has proven to be highly influential, especially on subsequent rock guitarists. In an interview with the
TeamRock site in 2016, Ty Tabor of King's X selected the album as his top pick in a "5 Essential Guitar Albums" list, stating, "I had never heard anybody think about playing guitar the way that [Holdsworth] plays on that record." 
Track listing [ edit ]
"In The Dead of Night"
Eddie Jobson, John Wetton 5:38
"By The Light of Day"
"Presto Vivace and Reprise"
Bill Bruford 8:05
"Time To Kill"
Jobson, Wetton, Bruford
Allan Holdsworth, Jobson, Wetton 8:09
Holdsworth, Bruford, Jobson
Personnel [ edit ]
Singles [ edit ]
"In the Dead of Night/Mental Medication"
References [ edit ]
^ Duration incorrectly listed as 6:12 on original LP pressings of the album.