In Dulce Decorum

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"In Dulce Decorum"
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Single by The Damned
from the album Anything
B-side "Psychomania"
Released16 November 1987
Recorded Denmark, 1986
Genre Gothic rock
Length4:47
Label MCA
GRIM 8
Songwriter(s) Jugg, Scabies, Vanian, Merrick
Producer(s) Jon Kelly
The Damned singles chronology
"Alone Again Or"
(1987)
"In Dulce Decorum"
(1987)
"Fun Factory"
(1991)

"In Dulce Decorum" is a single by the Damned, released on 16 November 1987 on the MCA label.

Contents

The song was originally recorded for the Anything album, but was issued as a single to promote MCA's Damned retrospective Light at the End of the Tunnel . MCA also issued the single in Germany.

The single, the Damned's last to break into the UK charts, hit No. 72. It was featured in the Miami Vice third-season episode "Walk Alone", and an instrumental version was included in the Miami Vice II soundtrack.

The track was inspired by Wilfred Owen's poem Dulce et Decorum Est , and began with an excerpt from a speech by Winston Churchill to the House of Commons as the Battle of Britain began on 18 June 1940: Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, "This was their finest hour. [1]

Track listing

  1. "In Dulce Decorum" (Jugg, Scabies, Vanian, Merrick) - 4:47
  2. "Psychomania" (Jugg, Scabies, Vanian, Merrick) - 4:03

12" single:

  1. "In Dulce Decorum" (Extended Version) (Jugg, Scabies, Vanian, Merrick) - 5:58
  2. "Psychomania" (Jugg, Scabies, Vanian, Merrick) - 4:03
  3. "In Dulce Decorum" (Dub) (Jugg, Scabies, Vanian, Merrick) - 4:41

Production credits

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References

  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 August 2014. Retrieved 26 August 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)