The Prisoners ‎– In From The Cold

Countdown ‎– DOWN 2
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On labels:
Made in England.
Special thanks to Russell Wilkins.
On back cover:
Produced by Troy Tate with thanks to Russall Wilkins - Gary-Len-Hope and John Agnew.
Suits tailored by Eric Davis of Davis & Co. Ilford Essex.

Original limited Countdown pressing which was only available for two weeks before parent company Stiff went bust. No further pressings were made.

Mastering engineer is derived from the etching in the runout (tone).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A stamped): DOWN 2 A-1U-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched): tone
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B stamped): DOWN 2 B-1U-1-1-2
  • Rights Society: MCPS/BIEM

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CDWIKM 221 The Prisoners In From The Cold(CD, Album, RM) Big Beat Records CDWIKM 221 UK 2002 Sell This Version
CDOWN 2 The Prisoners In From The Cold(Cass, Album) Countdown CDOWN 2 UK 1986 Sell This Version
6.26365 The Prisoners In From The Cold(LP, Album) TELDEC, Stiff Records 6.26365 Germany 1986 Sell This Version



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May 1, 2017

I think this is the best record from the Prisoners. Sure, producer Troy Tate made something like Teardrop Explodes, but was not just trying to 'mainstream' the band like someone else made with the Creeps from Sweden, where major label destroyed one of the best garage band for having just a minor hit. Tate developed the r'n'b vein that we can hear after Prisoners in the James Taylor Quartet. Stiff bankrupt made the rest. I saw the band in a small tuscany town. After that great concert the guys started a riot, mods against local bykers and various stuff, as proof of how much nervous could be the band around 1987.