Take It Off (and Put It Again)

Original LP Cover.

Studio album by Mercury
Released 29 November 1992
Recorded Abbey Road Studios; Britannia Row Studios, March-October 1992
Genre Progressive rock, Experimental rock, Pop rock
Length 51:09
Label EMI, Columbia
Producer Mercury
Mercury chronology
Shiny and Bright Sky
Take It Off (and Put It Again)
1. "Take It Off" (Sinclair, Barrett)
Release: 06 May 2011
2. "Sitting at the After Dark" (Barrett, Wright)
Release: 27 May 2011
3. "You'd Come Back" (Ayers, Wright)
Release: 27 May 2011

Take It Off (and Put It Again) is the fourth studio album of the British rock supergroup, Mercury, before the band's hiatus. It was released in 29 November 1992 by the EMI Records.

Despite the success of its predecessor album, Shiny and Bright Sky, the band passed by disagreements among its members, to decide the new album. Syd Barrett wanted a Pop-oriented album, while the rest of the band wanted to keep the Progressive rock.

In March 1992, the band that had achieved worldwide success, had announced that they would make one last album, to the displeasure of fans of the short-lived supergroup.

The album reached the #1 position at the British Album Charts, and the #8 position at the Billboard 200. The title track of the album, "Take It Off" was released as single with "You'd Come Back" and "Sitting at the After Dark".


Side A

No. Title Music Lead vocals Length
1. "Nebula" Wright Wright 3:51
2. "Mary Cymbeline" Barrett, Wright Barrett, Wright 4:12
3. "Take It Off" Sinclair, Barrett Sinclair 5:22
4. "You'd Come Back" Ayers, Wright Ayers, Wright 2:58
5. "High Security" Ayers Ayers 3:39
6. "Upside-Low" Barrett, Wright Barrett 3:14
7. "Quiet Room #22" Wright Instrumental 3:20
Total Length: 25:36

Side B

No. Title Music Lead vocals Length
1. "Scarlet's Boogie" Barrett Instrumental 1:57
2. "Current Trends" Wright, Sinclair Wright, Sinclair 3:34
3. "Boys in the Woods" Barrett, Wright Barrett, Wright 3:47
4. "Dragged Out" Wilson Instrumental 3:30
5. "Party-Dance Star" Barrett Barrett 2:52
6. "I Can't See The Sunset" Ayers Ayers 3:29
7. "Sitting at the After Dark" Barrett, Wright Gilmour, Wright 6:23
Total Length: 25:33


  • Richard Wright - vocals, keyboards; Hammond organ; synthesizers
  • Syd Barrett - vocals, lead guitar
  • Kevin Ayers - vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Richard Sinclair - vocals; bass guitar
  • Willie Wilson - vocals, drums; percussion

Additional musicians

  • David Gilmour - lead vocals and lead guitar on "Sitting in the After Dark", harmonica on "Take It Off" and "I Can't See The Sunset"
  • Nick Mason - drums and percussion on "Sitting in the After Dark"
  • Scott Page - saxophone

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