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The Dukes Of Stratosphear - 25 O'Clock Album
The Dukes Of Stratosphear - 25 O'Clock Album
Performer: The Dukes Of Stratosphear
Title: 25 O'Clock
Label: Virgin
Country: France
Released: 1985
Style: Psychedelic Rock
Cat: 70365
Rating: 4.3/5
Format: MP3, FLAC, WMA
FLAC size: 1434 mb | MP3 size: 1712 mb | WMA size: 2713 mb
Genre: Rock

1What In The World ??...
Written-By – The Red Curtain
2Bike Ride To The Moon2:24
3The Mole From The Ministry5:50
425 O'Clock5:01
5My Love Explodes3:54
6Your Gold Dress4:38


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
WOW 1The Dukes Of Stratosphear 25 O'Clock ‎(12", MiniAlbum)VirginWOW 1UK1985
APECD023XTC As The Dukes Of Stratosphear XTC As The Dukes Of Stratosphear - 25 O'Clock ‎(CD, Enh, Ltd, RE, RM)Ape HouseAPECD023UK2009
062-VG WOW 1The Dukes Of Stratosphear 25 O'Clock ‎(12", MiniAlbum)Virgin062-VG WOW 1Greece1985
VLEP 402The Dukes Of Stratosphear 25 O'Clock ‎(12", MiniAlbum)VirginVLEP 402Canada1985
VLEP4 402The Dukes Of Stratosphear 25 O'Clock ‎(Cass, MiniAlbum)VirginVLEP4 402Canada1985


  • Artwork [Ink]The Technicolor Prophet Of Mars
  • Artwork [Trouble And Type]The Serif Of Knotting 'Em
  • DrumsE.I.E.I. Owen
  • Electric BassThe Red Curtain
  • Mellotron, Piano, Organ, Guitar [Fuzz-tone]Lord Cornelius Plum
  • ProducerJohn Leckie, Swami Anand Nagara, The Dukes Of Stratosphear
  • Vocals [Singing], Guitar, Other [Brain Buds], Artwork By [Sleeve Art]Sir John Johns
  • Written-BySir John Johns (tracks: A1 to A3, B2, B3)


Made in France
Printed in France

Captured gently at Chapel Lane Studios, Hereford

"'The DUKES' say it's time...it's time to visit the planet smile...it's time the love bomb was dropped...it's time to eat music...it's time to kiss the sun...it's time to drown yourself in SOUNDGASM and it's time to dance through the mirror. 'The DUKES' declare it's 25 O'CLOCK."

℗ 1985 Virgin Records Limited
© 1985 Virgin Records Limited

Made in France


  • Barcode (Text): 3 268440 703654
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): M6 349021 2 70365 A Ʈ
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): M6 349022 2 70365 B Ʈ
  • Rights Society: SACEM SDRM SACD SGDL
  • Price Code: PM 231


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Recorded At – Chapel Lane Studios
  • Pressed By – Pathé Marconi EMI, Chatou – 349021
  • Pressed By – Pathé Marconi EMI, Chatou – 349022
  • Printed By – Glory
  • Distributed By – Virgin France S.A.
  • Published By – Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.
  • Lacquer Cut At – Translab


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