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theme 2 : the american (from themes volume one)

tracks
1. The American[Extended]     (6:55)
2. League Of Nations(4:55)
3. Sound In 70 Cities(5:01)




catalogue
Virgin THEME 2
THEME-2 21



format
Picture CD included in Themes Volume One box set.


release date
September 1990


additional information
The American was the band's first single for Virgin, released on 7" and 12" in May 1981.

Issued during the recording sessions for Sons And Fascination and Sister Feelings Call, both the title track and the B-side League Of Nations were completed especially for the single.

It also marked the first sleeve by Malcolm Garrett who would go on to produce most of the bandís artwork during the 1980s including the Themes Volumes.

Whilst League Of Nations eventually surfaced on Sister Feelings Call, it was omitted from the first Sons And Fascination CD release, along with Sound In Seventy Cities, for space reasons. Therefore, Sound In Seventy Cities was added as a bonus, so this Theme was a 'CD First' for all three songs.








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theme 2 : the american cd

tracks
1. The American[Extended]     (6:55)
2. League Of Nations(4:55)
3. Sound In 70 Cities(5:01)




catalogue
Virgin THEME 2
Nimbus THEME 2.



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 2 : the american mc

tracks
1-1. The American[Extended]     (6:55)
1-2. League Of Nations(4:55)
1-3. Sound In 70 Cities(5:01)




catalogue
Virgin THEMC 2


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 2 : the american (from themes volume one reissue)

tracks
1. The American[Extended]     (6:55)
2. League Of Nations(4:55)
3. Sound In 70 Cities(5:01)




catalogue
Virgin 5099921646423
optimal media production A833740-02



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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