United Kingdoms

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United Kingdoms
Studio album by Ultramarine
Released August 1993
Genre Electronic
Label Blanco y Negro
Producer Ultramarine
Ultramarine chronology
Every Man and Woman Is a Star
(1991)Every Man and Woman Is a Star1991
United Kingdoms
Bel Air
(1995)Bel Air1995
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United Kingdoms is an experimental album released in 1993 by the British electronic band Ultramarine on Blanco y Negro Records.

The album fuses ambient music and electronica with elements of English folk music, and features guest vocals from Robert Wyatt.

The song "Happy Land" uses a sample originating in "The Yellow Snake" by The Incredible String Band from their 1968 album Wee Tam and the Big Huge.

The album spent one week on the UK Album Chart, peaking at No. 49.

The lead single from the album was "Kingdom", which spent two weeks on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at No. 46.

A further single, The Barefoot EP was released later, containing remixed versions of four tracks from the album, which peaked at No. 61.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Source" [5.35]
  2. "Kingdom" [4.52]
  3. "Queen of the Moon" [5.45]
  4. "Prince Rock" [4.40]
  5. "Happy Land" [4.46]
  6. "Urf" [4.44]
  7. "English Heritage" [8.53]
  8. "Instant Kitten" [2.27]
  9. "The Badger" [5.59]
  10. "Hooter" [4.50]
  11. "Dizzy Fox" [8.01]
  12. "No Time" [4.30]