Peter Murphy – ‘A Strange Kind Of Love’ Remixes US Promo CD (Beggars Banquet/RCA, 2625-2-HDJ, 1990)

Three albums in to Peter Murphy’s solo career, 1989’s ‘Deep’ brought the ex-Bauhaus frontman a high degree of well-earned success in the US, having put in the stateside touring miles the year before and with the new LP. Success to such an extent that a series of single releases in addition to the pre-album single ‘Cuts You Up’ saw light of day in the US. These were of high appeal to a fan and collector such as I, on the other side of the Atlantic, where ‘Deep’ wouldn’t even receive a UK release until 1990 and would merit only the one accompanying single release, such were the disparity in fortunes between homeland and the US.

Peter Murphy - A Strange Kind Of Love US promo insert front cover design
^ Peter Murphy – A Strange Kind Of Love US promo insert front cover design

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Danielle Dax – ‘Whistling For His Love’ Remixes US Promo 12″ (Sire, PRO-A-3630, 1988)

There are quite a number of different versions out there for ‘Whistling For His Love’, one of Danielle’s uniquely odd and wonderful tales set to a sweetly electronic, sequencer-driven backing. The original version was first released on the Japanese only album ‘The Chemical Wedding’, which I focussed on a few posts back – while the second, most commonly available version, was first released on the ‘Dark Adapted Eye’ album and subsequently on the flip side of the UK single, ‘White Knuckle Ride’* in 1989 – and also the ‘Comatose Non-Reaction’ compilation album from 1995.

As well as those two, four other mixes are to be found on this promo-only 12” EP from Sire Records…

Danielle Dax - 'Whistling For His Love' US 12" Promo front
^ Danielle Dax – ‘Whistling For His Love’ US 12″ Promo front

The four different versions here were all remixes by Joseph Watt for Razormaid! Productions and I would assume, based on the credit on the disc label, it was intended to help promote ‘Dark Adapted Eye’ – there was no commercial single release for these remixes though. Continue reading “Danielle Dax – ‘Whistling For His Love’ Remixes US Promo 12″ (Sire, PRO-A-3630, 1988)”

Button badge goodness: Assorted record company logo pins

For no reason other than on my travels over the years I have come across these and I do love a nice little enamel lapel pin, here are a few record company logo badges. The most unusual is probably the Genetic Records badge – Martin Rushent’s label back in the day. The Capitol and Parlophone ones came via an early Record Store Day goodie bag courtesy of London’s fine Sister Ray records on Berwick Street.

Various record company logo badges
^ Various record company logo badges

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Side by side: Brian Eno – ‘Music for Films (Directors Edition)’ promo UK LP (EG Records EGM1, 1976) and ‘Music for Films’ UK LP (EG/Polydor 2310 623, 1978)

Brian Eno’s ‘Music for Films’ has a complicated history and in this post I’ll do my best to unravel the differences between the original 1976 promo-only release, its 1978 wider commercial release and how the stray tracks have reappeared on CD in later years.

Brian Eno 'Music for Films' original 1976 promotional 'Director's Edition' - front cover
^ Brian Eno ‘Music for Films’ original 1976 promotional ‘Director’s Edition’ – front cover

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He Said – ‘Could You?’ versions

Some while back I posted about the wonderful (though of its time) He Said album, ‘Take Care’. The supporting single release for the album was the uneasy ‘Could You?’. Who knows for sure what the ‘text’ by Graham Lewis really alludes to, but for me it has always leaned towards some cryptic confession of murder/mercy killing. Despite the opaque nature of the lyric, it looks like there were high hopes for its commercial success as a single and it provides rich pickings for version craziness to be uncovered, with no less than six mix variants across the ‘Could You?’/’Could You (Too)’ main variants.

He Said - Could You? - UK 12 inch single front sleeve design.
^ He Said – Could You? – UK 12 inch single front sleeve design.

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