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theme 7 : someone somewhere (in summertime) (from themes volume two)

tracks
1. Someone Somewhere (In Summertime)(4:38)
2. King Is White And In The Crowd[Session]   (5:18)
3. Soundtrack For Every Heaven   (4:55)




catalogue
Virgin THEME 7
THEME-7 11 A5



format
Picture CD included in Themes Volume Two box set.


release date
September 1990


additional information
Virgin promoted the UK leg of the New Gold Tour by issuing Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) on no less than four different formats. The 12" featured a lengthy extended version of the title track with a new introductory guitar solo by Charlie, a BBC session recording of King Is White And In The Crowd, and the choppy instrumental Soundtrack For Every Heaven which was recorded during the album sessions but was never quite finished.

Unfortunately whilst King Is White And In The Crowd and Soundtrack For Every Heaven made it to CD, the album version of Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) appeared instead of the extended mix.

Luckily Ben Barclay (who’d just published a Simple Minds discography in Record Collector) was able to point out the error to Virgin, who then used the extended version for all subsequent pressings of the Theme.

The sleeve notes were also slightly incorrect with reference to Soundtrack For Every Heaven. Whilst it does appear on the Virgin budget compilation of rare dance tracks and remixes Methods Of Dance Volume 2 (Virgin OVED 7), it was available both as a cassette and LP.








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theme 7 : someone somewhere (in summertime) cd

tracks
1. Someone Somewhere (In Summertime)[Extended](6:02)
2. King Is White And In The Crowd[Session]   (5:18)
3. Soundtrack For Every Heaven   (4:55)




catalogue
Virgin THEME 7
Nimbus THEME 7.



format
Titled CD in slimline jewelcase with picture sleeve.


release date
1991


additional information
After being informed about the mistake with Themes Volume 2, Virgin used the correct version of Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) for this release. However, this version must be mislabelled in the vaults as Virgin continue to issue the album version when requests are made for the extended version. (This being the case for Retro:Active 3 (HIBIAS HIB-10262) who in desperation asked me for a digital copy of this Theme for mastering as Virgin kept sending them the album version).

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








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theme 7 : someone somewhere (in summertime) mc

tracks
1-1. Someone Somewhere (In Summertime)[Extended](6:02)
1-2. King Is White And In The Crowd[Session]   (5:18)
1-3. Soundtrack For Every Heaven   (4:55)




catalogue
Virgin THEMC 7


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


release date
1991


additional information
After being informed about the mistake with Themes Volume 2, Virgin used the correct version of Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) for this release.

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








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theme 7 : someone somewhere (in summertime) (from themes volume two reissue)

tracks
1. Someone Somewhere (In Summertime)[Extended](6:02)
2. King Is White And In The Crowd[Session]   (5:18)
3. Soundtrack For Every Heaven   (4:55)




catalogue
Virgin 5099921646928
optimal media production A835877-01



format
Picture CD included in Themes Volume Two 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. The correct, extended version of Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) is used.








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