|Tim Smith's Extra Special OceanLandWorld|
|Studio album by|
|Label||Alphabet Business Concern|
Tim Smith's Extra Special OceanLandWorld is the only solo album by Tim Smith of the English rock band Cardiacs, released in 1995 and recorded between 1989 and 1990.The song "Veronica in Ecstasy" also appeared on the Cardiacs compilation album Sampler (1995).
All tracks are written by Tim Smith.
|2.||"Rat Mice Lice Time"||4:07|
|3.||"This Grounds Town"||5:17|
|5.||"Swimming with the Snake"||6:30|
|8.||"Bug from Heaven"||2:48|
|9.||"Veronica in Ecstasy"||4:22|
Tim Smith - All instruments and vocals, except saxophones on "England's" which are by Sarah Smith
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4 time signature and prominent guitars.
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