Vengeance (New Model Army album)

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Studio album by New Model Army
Released April 1984 [1]
Recorded Alaska Studios, London
Genre Rock, Post-punk
Length 76:34
Label Abstract
Producer Mond Cowie, New Model Army
New Model Army chronology
No Rest for the Wicked
(1985)No Rest for the Wicked1985
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Vengeance, originally released in 1984 by the independent label Abstract Records, is the debut album of British rock band New Model Army. Following the band playing their second single, "Great Expectations", on the Channel 4 program, The Tube, the album went in the UK Indie Chart at #1.[2] The album was later rereleased on CD as Vengeance – The Independent Story in 1987 including the band's early singles, as well as the further expanded Vengeance – The Whole Story 1980-84 in 2012 including their radio sessions and early demos on a second CD.


The singles which are on the album are "Bittersweet", "Great Expectations" and "The Price" , "Vengence" , "1984" , small town England"


The album was originally released in the UK in 1984 as an LP with the tracks "Christian Militia", "Notice Me", "Small Town England", "A Liberal Education", "Vengeance", "Sex (The Black Angel)", "Running" and "Spirit of the Falklands".

The album was reissued as an LP in 1987 with the added tracks "Great Expectations and "Waiting" and as a renamed CD (Vengeance – The Independent Story) with the added tracks "Bittersweet", "Betcha", "Tension", "Great Expectations", "Waiting", "The Price", "1984", "No Man's Land" and Peel session versions of "Great Expectations" and "Notice Me". The song "Running" on the original album was also renamed to "Running In The Rain" for this and subsequent reissues.

In 1997 the CD version was packaged together with Radio Sessions '83-'84 (1988) as a limited edition double CD with a picture disc and titled Small Town England.

In 2002 the album was again reissued with the three different remixes of "Vengeance" as the bonus tracks: "Vengeance (Right to Silence Remix)", "Vengeance (Rough Justice Remix)" and "Vengeance (Right To Protest Remix)".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Bittersweet" (Justin Sullivan, Stuart Morrow) – 3:06
  2. "Betcha" (Sullivan, Morrow, Tompkins) – 2:30
  3. "Tension" (Sullivan, Morrow) – 2:11
  4. "Great Expectations" (Sullivan, Morrow) – 3:12
  5. "Waiting" (Sullivan) – 3:27
  6. "Christian Militia" (Sullivan, Morrow) – 3:25
  7. "Notice Me" (Sullivan, Morrow) – 2:36
  8. "Small Town England" (Sullivan, Morrow) – 3:19
  9. "A Liberal Education" (Sullivan, Morrow) – 5:27
  10. "Vengeance" (Sullivan) – 4:06
  11. "Sex (The Black Angel)" (Sullivan, Morrow, Robert Heaton) – 3:25
  12. "Running In The Rain" (Sullivan) – 3:52
  13. "Spirit of the Falklands" (Sullivan, Morrow) – 3:43
  14. "The Price" (Sullivan, Morrow) – 3:25
  15. "1984" (Sullivan) – 3:16
  16. "No Man's Land" (Sullivan) – 3:31
  17. "Great Expectations" (The Peel Session) – 3:02
  18. "Notice Me" (The Peel Session) – 2:38
  19. "Vengeance (Right To Silence Remix)" – 3:58
  20. "Vengeance (Rough Justice Remix)" – 7:04
  21. "Vengeance (Right To Protest Remix)" – 5:21


  • Production:
  • Mond Cowieproducer on "Christian Militia", "Notice Me", "Small Town England", "A Liberal Education", "Vengeance", "Sex (The Black Angel)", "Running" and "Spririt Of The Falklands"
  • New Model Army – producer on all other tracks
  • Ian O'Higgins – engineer
  • Joolzartwork (front cover)


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ New Model Army. "Vengeance - The Independent Story 1984". Archived from the original on 2007-07-02. Retrieved 2007-08-01. 

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