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Secession – Sneakyville (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on January 11th, 2018


“Sneakyville” was the eighth and final single released by overlooked 80´s synthpop band Secession. The song was taken from the groups only album A Dark Enchantment. Oddly none of the band’s singles charted in the UK or US. After the release of “Sneakyville” the band broke up and some members went on to form alternative rock band The Vaselines.

Sneakyville (Extended Mix) 6:16
Remix – CCC (3)

Reflections 2:23

All The Animals Come Out At Night 4:04
Mixed By – Steve Peck

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

Label: Siren (3) ‎– SRNT 77
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

Design – C-More-Tone Studios
Photography By – Gavin Evans
Producer – Secession
Producer, Engineer – Wilf Smarties
Written-By – Peter Thomson

From the forthcoming new LP, MC & CD…
(a dark enchantment)

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS


Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Isolation: Auralex Acoustics ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tung-Sol 12AX7 TubeGold Pins
Novation Audiohub 2×4 Audio Interface
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/Scanner

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2, ocenaudio
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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14 Responses to “Secession – Sneakyville (UK 12″)”

  1. OMAR Says:

    Thanks Paul. Keep the new wave coming


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂


  2. Jeff Says:

    Paul, I am forever grateful to you for really introducing me to this band. Yes, I’ve heard of them before. Actually, Razormaid! did a mix to their “All The Animals Come Out At Night” which really made an impression on me. I love the samples in this one. An interesting news story montage and with Geraldo Rivera too! Well, after this, I was intrigued but couldn’t find much available until you. And I think it’s a great thing, a miraculous thing, that I will hear a song by an artist presented in such fidelity by you, a “Vinyl Messiah” as you’ve been dubbed. You truly care about the music and the folks that make them. You don’t get paid or anything like that, and for that, you really deserve to be celebrated! I will always celebrate you along with the countless others who come to your site on a daily basis. It’s just fantastic!

    Looking forward to hearing this track. I can’t wait to hear it and I will let you know as soon as I can. It’s awful not having my computer. Hopefully, I’ll soon have it under control and I will make follow-ups to the tracks I’ve missed.

    You’re the absolute best, Paul!!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you, Jeff. I am so sad that your computer is on the fritz. I know how much you love music. I do hope that you sort things out. 🙂


  3. -= Sisters of Mercy =- Says:


    This is the greatest goth song ever … or at least one of them …. lol

    I absolutely love this song. In fact, after hearing this song I bought the full album and was sooo disappointed that the rest of the album didn’t sound the same, but now I love all their songs!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you -= Sisters of Mercy =- 🙂


  4. Daniel Says:

    I discovered this band when you posted the single “The magician” 2 years ago. Ever since their unique album belongs to my favourites. There are so many beautiful songs on it. Such a shame they didn’t get any success. “Sneakyville” is not my favourite single. I wonder if you also have the awesome singles “Promise” or “Michael”. Thanks a lot.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi, Daniel pretty sure I have both singles. I will have to check though :0


  5. John Says:

    The vocals on this track reminds me of Andrew Eldritch (The Sisters of Mercy).

    Actually listening to this again, Sneakyville sounds like The Sisters of Mercy track remixed by the Pet Shop Boys (1987/88 era), with a touch of Billy Currie (Visage, Ultravox), so indeed a very cool track.

    Another fantastic post, Paul.


  6. Todd Says:

    This is excellent. I’ve long time been a fan of this band and their album, but I never knew this song was released as a single. Thanks for sharing!


  7. Thomas Says:

    Thank you Paul. Great song from a great and underappreciated artist. So sad Peter Thomson passed away at such a young age. FYI – There is also a remix of this song called Simon Says and dub called Every body’s Sneakin’ on the b-side of the 12″ of Radioland.


  8. Rolling Stoner Says:

    Great band that most people don’t know about. Thanks. Their 12ers are better than the L.P., which is inconsistent. Please turn on your readers to the single Touch, Parts 1-4, IMHO their best work.


  9. Song_and_Dance Says:

    Boy, I seem to have missed a lot in the last couple of days. Bow Wow Wow, Limahl and now this. As I said before I only ever new the “Touch” 12inch by Secession when you started to introduce us all to their other 12inch works of art. Great song, “Sneakyville”. Is it only me hearing the New Order sound in this, too? Anyhow, LOVE IT! Play it loud, people, play it LOUD 🙂


  10. CakeSaint Says:

    Hello Paul, thanks for introducing me to this band. I’ve listened to The Vaselines in the past but never knew they had this in their history. Very interesting and catchy synth-pop!


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