I Didn't See It Coming

I Didn't See It Coming was the only album by punk rock band the Professionals to be released in the band's lifetime.[1] It was first released by Virgin Records on November 1981.[2] On June 14, 2001, Virgin/EMI released a CD edition of the album, appending six tracks previously released as singles and two songs recorded for the mooted The Professionals album.[3][4]

I Didn't See It Coming
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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 1981 (original LP)
June 14, 2001 (CD edition)
Recorded1981
StudioSurrey Sound Studios, Leatherhead, Surrey
GenrePunk rock, glam punk, power pop
Length38:32 (original LP)
63:29 (CD edition)
LabelVirgin
ProducerNigel Gray with Steve Jones, Paul Cook
The Professionals chronology
'The Professionals
(1980, unreleased until 1991)
I Didn't See It Coming
(1981)
'The Best of The Professionals'
(2005)
Singles from I Didn't See It Coming
  1. "The Magnificent"
    Released: October 1981

Track listingEdit

Original LP (1981)Edit

All tracks are written by Paul Cook and Steve Jones except where noted.

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."The Magnificent" 3:50
2."Payola" 3:37
3."Northern Slide" 3:26
4."Friday Night Square"Cook, Jones, Ray McVeigh, Paul Myers4:36
5."Kick Down the Doors" (McVeigh and Myers are uncredited for this song.)Cook, Jones, McVeigh, Myers4:32
Side two
No.TitleLength
1."Little Boys"4:13
2."All the Way"3:19
3."Crescendo"4:06
4."Madhouse"3:15
5."Too Far to Fall"3:52

2001 CD EditionEdit

All tracks are written by Paul Cook and Steve Jones except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."The Magnificent" 3:50
2."Payola" 3:37
3."Northern Slide" 3:26
4."Friday Night Square" (McVeigh and Myers are uncredited for this song.[5][6])Cook, Jones, McVeigh, Myers4:36
5."Kick Down the Doors"Cook, Jones, McVeigh, Myers4:32
6."Little Boys in Blue" (Originally titled as "Little Boys") 4:13
7."All the Way" 3:19
8."Crescendo" 4:06
9."Madhouse" (McVeigh and Myers are credited for this song, but this is incorrect.) 3:15
10."Too Far to Fall" 3:52
11."Just Another Dream" 3:04
12."Kamikaze"Cook, Jones, Andy Allan3:23
13."1-2-3" 2:57
14."Mods, Skins, Punks" 3:12
15."Join the Professionals" 3:17
16."Has Anybody Got an Alibi" 3:20
17."White Light/White Heat"Lou Reed3:45
18."Baby, I Don't Care"Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller3:17

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