Skids ‎– Days In Europa

Virgin ‎– V 2138
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Animation
A2 Charade
A3 Dulce Et Decorum Est (Pro Patria Mori)
Written-By [Poem Used As Lyrics] – Wilfred Owen
A4 Pros And Cons
A5 Home Of The Saved
B1 Working For The Yankee Dollar
B2 The Olympian
B3 Thanatos
B4 A Day In Europa
B5 Peaceful Times

Companies, etc.



Initial copies with £3.99 hype sticker showing catalogue number and "Europa" Skids Logo.

Issued with a printed 4 page insert with lyrics and band pictures.

The poem is called "Dulce Et Decorum Est", the title is the last line of the poem which translates from the Latin into "it is sweet and noble to die for your country".

Recorded at Rockfield Studios, Wales

Two down six to go
Dedicated to the ghosts of futility

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): V-2138-A1 TY-CBS
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): V-2138-B1 TY-CBS
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, Etched, Variant): V-2138·A2 TY-CBS
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, Etched, Variant): V-2138-B1 TY-CBS
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, Stamped, Variant): ⋀
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, Etched, Variant): V-2138-B2 TY-CBS

Other Versions (5 of 17) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
V2138, 2933 795 Skids Days In Europa(LP, Album, TP) Virgin, Virgin V2138, 2933 795 Greece 1980 Sell This Version
201 049, 201 049-270 Skids Days In Europa(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin 201 049, 201 049-270 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
OVED 42 Skids Days In Europa(LP, Album, RE, RM) Virgin OVED 42 UK Unknown Sell This Version
OVEDC 42 Skids Days In Europa(Cass, Album, RE) Virgin OVEDC 42 UK 1980 Sell This Version
VJCP-23105 Skids Days In Europa(CD, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin Japan VJCP-23105 Japan 1991 Sell This Version


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February 2, 2018
FWIW, Richard Jobson has a different explanation for why the cover was changed:


October 26, 2017
You say that this edition is 'limited' in fact it was only limited by the number of copies sold before the cover graphics were changed due to negative reaction to this 'Nazi' overtones cover. Probably Virgin allowed the 1st run to sell out in the shops rather than recall the sleeve and re-stock orders were sent the 2nd cover which has 2 variants. The first also included the fold-out double-sided lyric/pics insert and was unstickered. The 2nd had the sticker 'Contains the hit singles...' but most copies did not have the insert.


November 28, 2016
My copy has the following
Matrix / Runout (Side A): V-2138-A1
Matrix / Runout (Side B): V-2138-B2