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once upon a time: us promo lp

tracks
A1. Once Upon A Time(5:44)
A2. All The Things She Said(4:16)
A3. Ghost Dancing(4:46)
A4. Alive And Kicking(5:24)
B1. Oh Jungleland(5:12)
B2. I Wish You Were Here(4:42)
B3. Sanctify Yourself(5:00)
B4. Come A Long Way(5:08)


catalogue
A&M SP-5092
SPRO-5092-A-RE ES-1 MASTERDISK RL//SPRO-5092-B-RE-ES1 MASTERDISK



format
LP with custom colour labels with colour inner sleeve in a full colour picture sleeve.


release date
October 1985


credits
Michael MacNeil piano and synthesisers
Charles Burchill guitars
Mel Gaynor drums and vocals
John Giblin bass guitars
Jim Kerr lead vocals

additional lead singer Robin Clark
backing vocals Michael Been of The Call, The Simms Brothers, Carlos Alomar
extra percussion on All The Things She Said Sue Hadjopoulos

produced by Jimmy Iovine and Bob Clearmountain
engineered by Moria Marquis and Mark McKenna
assisted by Martin White
technical assistance Bob Schwall Judy Reeves and Bob Tis
studio crew Dougie Cowan and Paul Kerr
coordination Gemma Corfield and Debbi Caponetta

recorded at Townhouse Studios, London
mixed at Bearsville Studios, Bearsville, New York and Right Track Studios, New York City Summer '85
mastered by Bob Ludwig at Masterdisk, New York City

nourishment Dora Carllyn, Randy Michaels and Albert Grossman

art by Mick Haggerty
photography by Anton Corbijn

thanks to Simon Draper, Jordan Harris, Ian Flooks Ian Copleland, Dave Hill and The Pretenders, Alfred Bos, Keith Forsey, Anton Corbijn, Barwell Court Rehearsal Studios and all at Virgin Records Britain, Europe, Canada, New Zealand and Australia and to Everyone at A&M Records USA

special thanks to Gemma Corfield, Mark Harvey and Steve Bramberg

very special thanks to Big Dan Yer Man and to Bruce Findlay, Robert White and Jane Alison and all at Schoolhouse Management.




additional information
Other than the custom labels and gold stamp on the rear of the sleeve, the US promo of the album was exactly the same as the commerical version. Some copies included a black sticker on the front of the sleeve which stated that it was the first new music since Don't You (Forget About Me).









once upon a time: us promo mc

tracks
1-1. Once Upon A Time(5:44)
1-2. All The Things She Said(4:16)
1-3. Ghost Dancing(4:46)
1-4. Alive And Kicking(5:24)
2-1. Oh Jungleland(5:12)
2-2. I Wish You Were Here(4:42)
2-3. Sanctify Yourself(5:00)
2-4. Come A Long Way(5:08)


catalogue
A&M CS 5092


format
Lone cassette with logo and black text. Stamped with additional information.


release date
October 1985


additional information
Unlike other promotional cassettes produced by A&M, this cassette doesn't include a "For Promotional Purposes Only" title. However, this extremely rare cassette is easily identified by the crude (P) VIRGIN RECORDS LTD stamp on the front of the plastic.











once upon a time: canadian promo lp

tracks
A1. Once Upon A Time(5:44)
A2. All The Things She Said(4:16)
A3. Ghost Dancing(4:46)
A4. Alive And Kicking(5:24)
B1. Oh Jungleland(5:12)
B2. I Wish You Were Here(4:42)
B3. Sanctify Yourself(5:00)
B4. Come A Long Way(5:08)


catalogue
Virgin VL 2342
VL 2342 A//VL 2342 B



format
LP with custom colour labels with colour inner sleeve in a full colour picture sleeve.


release date
October 1985


credits
Michael MacNeil piano and synthesisers
Charles Burchill guitars
Mel Gaynor drums and vocals
John Giblin bass guitars
Jim Kerr lead vocals

additional lead singer Robin Clark
backing vocals Michael Been of The Call, The Simms Brothers, Carlos Alomar
extra percussion on All The Things She Said Sue Hadjopoulos

produced by Jimmy Iovine and Bob Clearmountain
engineered by Moria Marquis and Mark McKenna
assisted by Martin White
technical assistance Bob Schwall Judy Reeves and Bob Tis
studio crew Dougie Cowan and Paul Kerr
coordination Gemma Corfield and Debbi Caponetta

recorded at Townhouse Studios, London
mixed at Bearsville Studios, Bearsville, New York and Right Track Studios, New York City Summer '85
mastered by Bob Ludwig at Masterdisk, New York City

nourishment Dora Carllyn, Randy Michaels and Albert Grossman

art by Mick Haggerty
photography by Anton Corbijn

thanks to Simon Draper, Jordan Harris, Ian Flooks Ian Copleland, Dave Hill and The Pretenders, Alfred Bos, Keith Forsey, Anton Corbijn, Barwell Court Rehearsal Studios and all at Virgin Records Britain, Europe, Canada, New Zealand and Australia and to Everyone at A&M Records USA

special thanks to Gemma Corfield, Mark Harvey and Steve Bramberg

very special thanks to Big Dan Yer Man and to Bruce Findlay, Robert White and Jane Alison and all at Schoolhouse Management.




additional information
These Canadian promos were simply the commerical version of the LP with a gold promotional stamp on the back. Some also included press releases.