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The Biggest Prize in Sport

The Biggest Prize in Sport is the third studio album by English punk/rock band 999.[3] It peaked at No. 177 on the U.S. Billboard Album Chart.[1] The album was re-released on CD in 1999 on Anagram Records.[4]

The Biggest Prize in Sport
Cover art of The Biggest Prize in Sport
Studio album by
Released18 January 1980 (1980-01-18)
RecordedAugust 1979
GenrePunk rock, new wave
Length46:43
LabelPolydor
ProducerVic Maile
999 chronology
Separates
(1978)
The Biggest Prize in Sport
(1980)
Concrete
(1981)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Smash Hits5/10[2]

ReceptionEdit

ChartsEdit

Year Chart Peak
Posizion
1980 US Billboard 200[1] 177

Track listingEdit

Tracks of the US and Canada releases of the album are in a different order than the UK and European releases. The 1999 CD release has the same track listing of the UK/EU edition, and three bonus tracks.[1][4][5][6]

All tracks are written by Nick Cash and Guy Days, except where noted.

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Boys in the Gang" 2:45
2."Inside Out" 2:02
3."Trouble" 2:32
4."So Long" 2:44
5."Fun Thing" 3:35
6."The Biggest Prize in Sport"Nick Cash, Guy Days, Jon Watson3:00
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Hollywood" 3:01
2."Stranger" 3:13
3."Stop! Stop!" 2:04
4."English Wipeout" 3:27
5."Shake" 2:26
6."Boiler"Nick Cash, Guy Days, Pablo Labritain, Jon Watson3:47
Total length:46:43

PersonnelEdit

999[6]
  • Nick Cash – lead vocals, guitar
  • Guy Days – guitar, backing vocals
  • Jon Watson – bass, backing vocals
  • Ed Case – drums, backing vocals
  • Pablo Labritain – composer
Production[6]
  • Vic Maile – producer (original LP)
  • Malcolm McGarrett – artwork
  • Chris Gabrin – photography

Release historyEdit

Region Date Label Format Catalog
Canada 1979 Polydor Records LP PD-1-6256
Germany 1979 Albion Records LP POLSC 1013
Germany 1979 Albion Records, Ariola Records LP 201 331-320
Netherlands 1979 Ariola Benelux B.V., Polydor Records LP 201 331-320, 201 331
United States 1979 Polydor Records LP, promo PD-1-6256
United States 1980 Polydor Records LP PD-1-6256
United Kingdom 1980 Polydor Records LP POLS 1013
United States 1980 Polydor Records LP PD-1-6256
France, Greece 1980 Polydor Records LP 2383 563
Norway, Sweden 1980 Albion Records LP 9198 728
United Kingdom 1999 Anagram Records CD CD Punk 67

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Schnee, Steve "Spaz". Biggest Prize in Sport by 999 at AllMusic. Retrieved 22 October 2013.
  2. ^ Starr, Red. "Albums". Smash Hits (21 February – 5 March): 28.
  3. ^ Moore 2006, pp. 256—259.
  4. ^ a b 999 – The Biggest Prize in Sport (CD, Album) at Discogs
  5. ^ "999 | The Biggest Prize in Sport, Download Songs, Read Commentary About The Biggest Prize in Sport". Deaconlight.com. 3 March 2009. Archived from the original on 27 July 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2013.
  6. ^ a b c 999 – The Biggest Prize in Sport (Vinyl, LP, Album, Promo) at Discogs

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