Spandau Ballet Through The Barricades LP
Remastered Vinyl LP!
Includes Special Fold-Out Poster With Lyrics & Photos!
10 year collector's edition of classic album, remastered.
Through the Barricades is the fifth studio album by Spandau Ballet. It was
released in November 1986 and reached number seven and remained on the UK album
chart for 19 weeks. It produced three UK hit singles: "Fight For Ourselves"
(#15), "How Many Lies" (#34) and the band's final top ten hit, "Through the
The song lyrics were inspired by love prevailing over the Troubles in Northern
Ireland and the death of a member of the crew in the Troubles.
"We had a guy called 'Kidso' (Thomas Reilly), who worked for us on
merchandise during the True tour," guitarist Gary Kemp explains. "He went
back to Belfast after the tour and was killed. Kidso's brother, Jim, who played
drums for Stiff Little Fingers, subsequently took me along to see his grave and
the song was inspired by walking down the Falls Road. I got to experience some
of the emotion of that first-hand and it just stuck with me. I didn't expect it
to come out in the shape of a 'Romeo-and-Juliet' sort of song, but it did."
The composition has become a concert mainstay over the years, as Gary continues:
"We were quite nervous about playing it in Belfast in the Eighties, but the
reaction was incredible. I remember one guy on his mate's shoulders, and the guy
was crying and punching the air." - Andrew Johnston, Belfast Telegraph
• Vinyl LP
• Fold-out poster with lyrics and photos
• Made in the EU
1. Barricades - Introduction
2. Cross The Line
3. Man In Chains
4. How Many Lies?
1. Fight For Ourselves
3. Snakes And Lovers
4. Through The Barricades