If I Were Brittania I'd Waive the Rules is Budgie's sixth album, released in April 1976. The title is a pun on the concept of Britannia ruling the waves. Amusingly, the word "Britannia" is misspelled in the official title. All tracks written by Burke Shelley and Tony Bourge. Burke Shelley - vocals, bass. Tony Bourge - guitar, vocals (lead vocals on track 6). Steve Williams - drums. Additional musicians. Richard Dunn - keyboards.
Recorded at Rockfield Studios (Appreciation to Cyril & Henry). Matte sleeve with 'Britannia' misspelt as 'Brittania'. Label has the correct spelling. Other: Sib Tryck Tumba.
Songs: Anne Neggan, If I Were Brittania- I'd Waive the Rules, You're Opening Doors, Quacktors and Bureaucrats, Heaven Knows Our Name, Sky High Percentage. Members: Burke Shelley, Tony Bourge, Steve Williams. Steve Williams : Drums. 2). SilentScream213 (65/100).
album Weekly Top. album Pop Hotlist. music noteChords for Budgie - If I Were Brittania I'd Waive the Rules (Self-Titled Album). BUDGIE - I turned to Stone.
Tracks 8, 9 are extra tracks on the remastered version. Burke Shelley - Vocals, Bass Tony Bourge - Guitar Steve Williams - Drums Richard Dunn - Keyboards Budgie - Producer.
I can still remember the disappointment I felt when this album came out. This was back in 1976 and I had just discovered Budgie. Earlier songs like Young is a world, Breadfan, Parents, I can�t see my feelings and Napoleon Bonaparte followed me most every day. And since those were the days long before internet there were no information to be found about this mythical group. hopefully things should get better. But as If I Were Brittania I'd Waive the Rules started things were getting clear - this wasn�t the hard rock band I had learnt to love. Instead it sounded like they were flirting with the fusion g�nre. You�re opening doors was a ballad - but that should be a good thing since Budgie had delivered such charmy and emotionally short ballads one their earlier album.
If I Were Budgie, I'd Simply Rule - 63%. DawnoftheShred, July 10th, 2014. Where every other Budgie album can be considered as a progression, a genuine forward step (even their botched 80’s records apply, these merely being steps in the wrong direction), Budgie’s sixth effort is a direct retread of their fifth with ideas that don’t congeal quite as well.
|A2||If I Were Brittania I'd Waive The Rules|
|A3||You're Opening Doors|
|A4||Quacktors And Bureaucrats|
|B1||Sky High Percentage|
|B2||Heaven Knows Our Name|
|B3||Black Velvet Stallion|
|AMLH 68377||Budgie||If I Were Brittania I'd Waive The Rules (LP, Album)||A&M Records||AMLH 68377||UK||1976|
|NP7||Budgie||If I Were Brittania I'd Waive The Rules (CD, Album, RE, RM)||Noteworthy Productions||NP7||UK||2006|
|CS-4593||Budgie||If I Were Britannia I'd Waive The Rules (Cass, Album)||A&M Records||CS-4593||US||1976|
|ST-4593||Budgie||If I Were Brittania I'd Waive The Rules (8-Trk, Album)||A&M Records||ST-4593||US||1976|
|REP 4372-WZ||Budgie||If I Were Brittania I'd Waive The Rules (CD, Album, RE)||Repertoire Records||REP 4372-WZ||US||1993|