A Victory for Common Sense

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ReleasedJuly 2009
Label Helium Records
Producer Chris Hughes
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A Victory For Common Sense

A Victory For Common Sense is the eighth and final studio album by the British rock group Stackridge. It was released in the UK by Helium Records in 2009.


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Andy Gill of The Independent said, "The reformed group's new album finds their strengths and weaknesses in full supply, notably their air of whimsical Englishness. Several tracks reflect a wistful sense of lost heritage comparable to The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society ." He noted that the album had more of a 1980s sounds to it, but that the latter half of the album featured "the kind of unfocused meanderings that rendered prog-rock old". [2]

Track listing

  1. "Boots And Shoes" (Andy Davis, James Warren) – 4:06
  2. "The Old Country" (Davis, Warren, Mutter Slater, Crun Walter) – 3:17
  3. "(Waiting For You And) England To Return" (Warren, Davis, Glenn Tommey, Slater) – 4:05
  4. "Red Squirrel" (Davis) – 5:44
  5. "North St Grande" (Slater, Davis) – 3:45
  6. "Long Dark River" (Walter) – 7:15
  7. "Lost And Found" (Davis, Warren, Tommey) – 4:39
  8. "Cheese And Ham" (Davis, Warren, Tommey, Slater) – 5:55
  9. "The Day The World Stopped Turning" (Davis, Warren, Tommey) – 11:05


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  1. Paphides, Pete (11 July 2009). "Stackridge: A Victory for Common Sense" . The Times . Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  2. Gill, Andy (10 July 2009). "Album: Stackridge, A Victory for Common Sense (Helium)". The Independent . Retrieved 24 April 2019.