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theme 1 : i travel (from themes volume one)

tracks
1. I Travel[Extended]     (6:13)
2. Celebrate(5:05)
3. Film Theme(2:27)




catalogue
Virgin THEME 1
THEME-1 11



format
Picture CD included in Themes Volume One box set.


release date
September 1990


additional information
Simple Mindsí first 12", I Travel, was issued by Arista Records in September 1980. It combined a propulsive extended remix of the driving title track with the previously unreleased Kaleidoscope and the album track Film Theme.

Their second 12" featured a lengthy ominous take of Celebrate with the flip side devoted to a non-stop mix of Changeling and I Travel.

Arista's third, and final 12", promoted the compilation album Celebration, a showcase of the band's best tracks whilst they were signed to the label. I Travel appeared again, this time backed with two exclusive live recordings of Thirty Frames A Second and I Travel.

When Virgin purchased the back catalogue from Arista after the success of New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) they reissued all the band's albums recorded for the label and made plans to repress all the 12" singles. However, only I Travel reappeared, packaged in a smart new sleeve, and backed by the lone Film Theme.

This paltry gesture was repeated when Virgin compiled the Themes Volumes. They chose to ignore the Arista releases, plumping to start the series with their own reissue of the 12". As a bonus track, they took Celebrate, but missed a golden opportunity by selecting the shorter album version over the extended mix.

So whilst this Theme marked the CD debut of I Travel in its extended glory, the extended mix of Celebrate and the live cuts of Thirty Frames A Second and I Travel were cruelly ignored. And whilst the Theme sleeve notes suggested the ultra rare Film Theme Dub might be appearing on CD for the first time, the album version of the instrumental was used instead.








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theme 1 : i travel cd

tracks
1. I Travel[Extended]     (6:13)
2. Celebrate(5:05)
3. Film Theme(2:27)




catalogue
Virgin THEME 1
Nimbus THEME 1.



format
Titled CD in slimline jewelcase with picture sleeve.


release date
1991


additional information
The picture sleeve features a listing of all the individual Theme CDs on its reverse side.








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theme 1 : i travel mc

tracks
1-1. I Travel[Extended]     (6:13)
1-2. Celebrate(5:05)
1-3. Film Theme(2:27)




catalogue
Virgin THEMC 1


format
Cassette in picture card slip-sleeve. Both sides play the same.


release date
1991


additional information
Unlike its associated CD, the cassette version is now extremely rare.                                                                                








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theme 1 : i travel (from themes volume one reissue)

tracks
1. I Travel[Extended]     (6:13)
2. Celebrate(5:05)
3. Film Theme(2:27)




catalogue
Virgin 5099921646324
optimal media production A833740-01



format
Picture CD included in Themes Volume One Reissue box set.


release date
June 2008


additional information
The picture on the reissue CD is glossier and sharper than its 90s original, but sports extra copyright information and text.








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