To Pagham & Beyond

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To Pagham & Beyond
Studio album by
Skin Alley
ReleasedDecember 1970 (1970-12)
  • De Lane Lea Studios, London
  • Prog-rock
  • Jazz rock[1]
  • Art rock
ProducerFritz Fryer
Skin Alley chronology
Skin Alley
To Pagham & Beyond
Two Quid Deal

To Pagham & Beyond is the second studio album by British prog-rock band Skin Alley, released in December 1970. It is regarded as the band's best album by online music database, AllMusic. [1]


In March 1970, Skin Alley released their self-titled studio album, it being their first. Only three months after the release of their debut album, they would return to the studio in order to start working on a follow up. At this point bandmember Thomas Crimble would depart for rock band Hawkwind, and would be replaced by musician (bassist and flutist) and ex Atomic Rooster member, Nick Graham. This change in line-up would cause the band to lean towards a more improvisational style, as the band would continue into recording their second album.

Reception and Legacy

To Pagham & Beyond is often regarded by prog-rock fans, as an obscure great. It never received mainstream attention.

Track Listing

All tracks are written by Bob James, Graham Bond, R. James, and Thomas Crimble..

Side one
1."Big Brother is Watching You"6:47
2."Take Me to Your Leader's Daughter"8:46
3."Walking in the Park"6:41
Side two
1."The Queen of Bad Intentions"6:47
2."Sweaty Betty"8:04
3."Easy to Lie"5:18


Skin Alley

  • Thomas Crimble - Bass, Harmonica, Keyboard, Vocals and Composer
  • Bob James - Guitar, flute, saxophone, vocals and composer
  • Nick Graham - Bass, flute, Keyboard and Vocals
  • Krzysztof Henryk Justkiewicz - Keyboard, Organ, Piano Trumpet
  • Giles Pope - Drums
  • Alvin Pope - Drums

Other Composers

  • Graham Bond
  • R. James

Technical Personnel

  • Fritz Fryer - Producer
  • Ray Lipscombe - Artwork
  • John Hays - Artwork
  • Ewart - Artwork[2]
  • Don Alan - Photography
  • Martin Birch - Engineering
  • Paschal Byrne - Remastering
  • Mark Powell - Reissue Compilation, coordination, and research
  • Phil Smee - Package designer


  1. 1.0 1.1 Green, Jo-Ann. "To Pagham & Beyond". AllMusic.
  2. AllMusic "To Pagham & Beyond Credits"

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