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empires and dance: lp

tracks
A1. I Travel(3:56)
A2. Today I Died Again(4:39)
A3. Celebrate(5:03)
A4. This Fear Of Gods(7:00)
B1. Capital City(6:14)
B2. Constantinople Line(4:44)
B3. Twist/Run/Repulsion(4:38)
B4. Thirty Frames A Second(5:14)
B5. Kant-Kino(1:50)
B6. Room(2:30)


catalogue
Zoom Arista SPART 1140
SPARTY 1140 A//1 EAR 1 1 NICKW//SPARTY 1140 B//1 EAR 1 1 WEBB'S WONDER CUT!



format
LP with blue and silver labels (or green and black), with black and white lyric sheet including pictures, in a full colour picture sleeve.


release date
September 1980


credits
Guitars And Saxophones: Burchill
Keyboards: MacNeil
Voices: Kerr
Drums And Percussion: McGee
Bass Fret: Forbes

Recorded by Leckie
Engineered by Jones
Photography: Coward
Front Photography: Ruetz
Artwork: The Artifex Studio

Management: Findlay, 45 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh, EH2 4RG
Recorded: Summer '80


additional information
Original Arista pressings should also have their lyric sheets; these 12" square sheets had the lyrics on one side and pictures of Jim on the other.

The sleeves were made from heavy duty card and aren't easily damaged. However, being non-glossy, copies are usually discoloured (expecially if price stickers have been stuck to them).

Some copies had 3.99 RRP (Registered Retail Price) stickers.

European copies had the lyrics sheet as the inner bag and not as a separate sheet.

The first 5000 copies had green labels with Arista reverting to the blue label for subsequent pressings. And the first 10,000 copies of the album were sold at a reduced price.

The album was first reissued by Virgin in 1982 when they purchased the back catalogue from Artisa. It first appeared as a full price album (Virgin V2247, October 1982) before being issued again as a budget release (Virgin OVED 221, May 1987). The reissues did not include the lyrics sheet.








empires and dance: mc

tracks
1-1. I Travel(3:56)
1-2. Today I Died Again(4:39)
1-3. Celebrate(5:03)
1-4. This Fear Of Gods(7:00)
2-1. Capital City(6:14)
2-2. Constantinople Line(4:44)
2-3. Twist/Run/Repulsion(4:38)
2-4. Thirty Frames A Second(5:14)
2-5. Kant-Kino(1:50)
2-6. Room(2:30)




catalogue
Zoom Arista TCART 1140


format
Cassette with black and white labels with colour sleeve.


release date
September 1980


credits
none


additional information
Original Arista pressings of the album are very rare to track down. But they do exist, as pictured here.

Virgin reissues of the cassette are fairly easy to track down (Virgin TCV 2247 in 1982 and Virgin OVEDC 221 in May 1987).








empires and dance: cd

tracks
1. I Travel(3:56)
2. Today I Died Again(4:39)
3. Celebrate(5:03)
4. This Fear Of Gods(7:00)
5. Capital City(6:14)
6. Constantinople Line(4:44)
7. Twist/Run/Repulsion(4:38)
8. Thirty Frames A Second(5:14)
9. Kant-Kino(1:50)
10. Room(2:30)




catalogue
Virgin CDV 2247
CDV 2247 51129D



format
CD in jewel case with 4 page booklet.


release date
January 1986


credits
All compositions published by EMI Publishing Ltd
All Lyrics: Kerr
Music: Simple Minds
Producer: John Leckie
Engineer: Jones


additional information
The CD issue was one of Virgin's basic rush jobs: so rushed that the artwork still included Side One and Side Two labels.