To this day I still don’t know what the story is behind this single and why it was never properly released, seemingly withdrawn at the last minute back in late 1985 – no doubt why it is extremely difficult to come by.
This particular copy is the West German 12″ edition. The tracks on this 12″ are;
To Breathe (Extended Version) (5.46)
Metal And Flesh (5.30)
To Breathe (Instrumental) (3.50)
The label design is different to those on the UK copies, being a fairly plain black and silver ink thing (the UK copies have picture label designs).
There is also a 7″ of this West German edition too (Polydor/Metronome, 883-413-7) which comes with a 3.38 edit of the A side and the same version of ‘Metal and Flesh’ on the B side. Sleeve design is almost identical with only minor differences, while the label is a pink injection-moulded thing.
The UK editions will be covered another time…
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