U.K. (album)

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Studio album by U.K.
Released March 1978 (1978-03)
Recorded December 1977 – January 1978 at Trident Studios in London, England[1]
Genre Progressive rock, Jazz fusion
Length 45:14[2]
Label E.G.
Producer U.K.
U.K. chronology
Danger Money
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
DPRP [3]

U.K. is the self-titled debut album by the 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.

In 2015 Rolling Stone magazine ranked it as the 30th best progressive rock album of all time.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "In the Dead of Night" (Eddie Jobson, John Wetton) – 5:38
  2. "By the Light of Day" (Jobson, Wetton) – 4:32
  3. "Presto Vivace and Reprise" (Jobson, Wetton) – 2:58
  4. "Thirty Years" (Wetton, Jobson, Bill Bruford) – 8:05

Side two[edit]

  1. "Alaska" (Jobson) – 4:45
  2. "Time to Kill" (Jobson, Wetton, Bruford) – 4:55
  3. "Nevermore" (Allan Holdsworth, Jobson, Wetton) – 8:09
  4. "Mental Medication" (Holdsworth, Bruford, Jobson) – 7:26 (duration incorrectly listed as 6:12 on original LP pressings of the album)

All lyrics by John Wetton, except "Mental Medication" by Bill Bruford. Note: The first three tracks belong to a suite entitled "In the Dead of Night".



  • "In the Dead of Night/Mental Medication"


  1. ^ a b "allmusic ((( U.K. > Overview )))". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2009-10-04. 
  2. ^ "UK (3) - U.K. (LP) at Discogs". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 2009-10-04. 
  3. ^ "DPRP : Counting Out Time : UK - UK". www.dprp.net. Retrieved 2009-10-04.