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Official releases & re-releases

Twenty Tens (7″ single, Baby Records BABY001, 1981)
Twenty Tens (I’ve been smoking all night long),
Revenge,
The Children are Crying,
…greylight

Moments and Mine (7″ single, Rough Trade RT072, 1981)
Moments and Mine (Despite Straight Lines),
In the Greylight, War

A New Form of Beauty 1 (7″ single, Rough Trade RT089, 1981)
Sandpaper Lullaby,
Sleep/Fantasy Dreams
A New Form of Beauty 2 (10″ single, Rough Trade RT090, 1981)
Come to Daddy,
Sweet Home (Under White Clouds),
Sad World
A New Form of Beauty 3 (12″ single, Rough Trade RT099, 1981)
“Beast” (Seven Bastard Suck),
“The Slow Children”
(Abbagall/Brain Damage/No Birds to Fly)
A New Form of Beauty 4 (cassette, Rough Trade RTC07/COPY07, 1982)
“Din Glorious”,
“Din Glorious”
Extracts from a performance at their “A New Form of Beauty 5″ exhibition
at the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College Dublin, on 8 November 1981.

Pagan Lovesong (7″ single, Rough Trade RT106, 1982)
Pagan Lovesong,
Dave-Id is Dead
Pagan Lovesong (12″ single, Rough Trade 12RT106, 1982)
Pagan Lovesong (Vibe Akimbo),
Pagan lovesong,
Dave-Id is Dead

Heresie (10″ box set, Invitation au Suicide INV0500, 1982)
A box set containing two 10″ disks and five booklets.
The second disk is from a live performance at the Rex Club, Paris, in June 1982.

Disque 1
We Love Deirdre,
Rhetoric,
Down the Memory Lane,
Man on the Corner,
Nisam Lo,
Loved One,
Go ‘t’ Away Deirdre

Disque 2
Caucasian Walk,
Walls of Jericho,
Pagan Lovesong,
Theme for Thought,
Come to Daddy

…If I die, I die (album, Rough Trade ROUGH49, 1982)
Also issued on Rough Trade Deutschland, catalogue number RTD4.

Baby Turns Blue,
Ballad of the Man,
Walls of Jericho,
Caucasian Walk,
Theme for Thought,
Ulakanakulot/Decline and Fall,
Sweethome Under White Clouds,
Bau-dachong

Baby Turns Blue (7″ single, Rough Trade RT119, 1982)
Baby Turns Blue, Yeo

The Faculties of a Broken Heart (12″ single, Rough Trade RT119T, 1982)
The Faculties of a Broken Heart (What should we do if baby turns blue),
Chance of a Lifetime, Yeo

Baby Turns Blue/Walls of Jericho (12″ single, Stunn Records (Australia) SSP204, 1982)
Baby Turns Blue,
Walls of Jericho

A New Form of Beauty Parts 1 – 4 (double album, Italian records, EX41)
The sleeve makes reference to the fact that this was supposed to be a seven-part project. As singles, with following track listing for Part 4:

Come to Daddy
Delay Box
Suck Me Baby
Bodhran
The Forest
Theme for Thought
The Slow Child
Come to Daddy
Dave-Id Performance
Children are Crying
Sandpaper Lullaby
Pig Children

Over the Rainbow (album, cassette, Baby Records BABY002, 1985)
An album of rarities and previously unavailable tracks. “Jigsawmentallama” is slightly different to the original flexidisc version.

Down the memory Lane
Red Nettle
Mad Bird in the Wood
Jigsawmentallama
The King of Junk
Just a Love Song
The Happy Dead
Third Secret

Sons Find Devils (Video PAL/VHS, Ikon FCL IKON14, 1985)
Includes excerpts from the unreleased New Form of Beauty video and “Rhetoric” video produced by John Balance and Peter Christopherson. “Bernie and Attracta Sing” and “Down the Memory Lane” are backstage singalongs. Two covers were issued – the first batch of releases had a colour enhanced photo collage, subsequent ones were plain black with yellow text.

Shaun Morris attributes live material to the following performances: “Most of the live stuff was filmed at the Hacienda in Manchester, England. The bits with Gavin in a white shirt were from 2/3/83 and the bits where he’s wearing the red crushed velvet outfit were filmed on the 30/11/83. During “Come To Daddy” there are some clips of Guggi in a gold/snakeskin? mini skirt – this was from the show in Lausanne, Switzerland on 5/2/83. The “New Form Of Beauty” bits were from the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin on 7/11/81 & 8/11/81. The backstage footage was from Vienna during February ’83. “Rhetoric” & “The Pig Children” I’m unsure of the venue and dates although “Rhetoric” could be from a show they did in Bologna, Italy in 1983.”

Over the Rainbow
Uncle Arthur’s Lonely World
Ulakanakulot/Decline and Fall
Pagan Lovesong
New Form of Beauty
Walls of Jericho
Caucasian Walk
Bernie & Attracta Sing
Rhetoric
Sweet Home Under White Clouds
The Pig Children
Come to Daddy
Down the Memory Lane
[The Blues Song]

Over the Rainbow/Heresie (CD, Baby Records BABYCD002, 1986)
Track listing as for original versions.

Love Lasts Forever (7″ single, Baby Records BABY003, 1986)
Love Lasts Forever,
True Life Story

Love Lasts Forever (12″ single, Baby Records BABY004, 1986)
Lovelornalimbo
“I like the way you’re frightened”

The Moon Looked Down and laughed (album and CD, Baby Records BABY005/BABYCD005, 1986)
Heaven
Love Lasts Forever
I am God
Sons Find Devils
Alone
The Moon Looked Down and Laughed
Uncle Arthur’s Lonely World
“Don’t Look Back”
Betrayal
Deadly Sins

“Don’t Look Back” (7″ single, Baby Records BABY006, 1986)
“Don’t Look Back”,
Virgin Prunes present… Mister Dave-Id Busarus singing The White History Book

Don’t Look back (12″ single, Baby Records BABY007, 1986)
“Let’s all sing of the tortured heart” (Don’t look back),
The White History Book,
Day of Ages

The Hidden Lie (album and cassette, Baby Records BABY008/BABYC008, 1987)
Sweethome (Under White Clouds),
Lady day,
God Bless the Child,
Never Ending Story,
Pagan Lovesong,
Love is Danger,
The Moon Looked Down and Laughed,
Caucasian Walk,
The Blues Song

The Hidden Lie (CD, Baby Records BABYCD008, 1987)
Baile Binn (Faoi Néalta Bánn),
Lady day,
God Bless the Child,
Never Ending Story,
Pagan Lovesong,
Heaven,
Love is Danger,
The Moon Looked Down and laughed,
Caucasian Walk,
The Blues Song,
Alone,
Sweethome (Under White Clouds)

Heresie (2 x 10”, Baby Records BABY011, 1988)

The first Virgin Prunes re-release came in a cardboard gatefold sleeve with notes from Mary and Strongman. The run-off grooves of the record show the old Invitation au Suicide catalogue numbers scratched off and replaced with the Baby Records detailed. The first pressings of this release were available in clear vinyl and incorrectly listed Pagan Lovesong twice on Disc 2.

We love Deirdre
Rhetoric
Down the Memory Lane
Man on the corner
Nisam Lo
Loved One
Go ‘t’ away Deirdre
Caucasian Walk
Walls of Jericho
Pagan Lovesong
Theme for Thought
Come to Daddy

…if I die, I die (CD, Rough Trade ROUGH CD49, 1991)

On this re-release, Ulakanakulot/Decline and Fall is mastered too slowly, and the 12” version of Baby Turns Blue was used by mistake.

Ulakanakulot/Decline and Fall,
Sweethome under white clouds
Bau-dachöng
Pagan Lovesong
Baby Turns Blue
Ballad of the man
Walls of Jericho
Caucasian Walk
Theme for Thought

The 1993 re-releases on New Rose Records include an insert advertising them as “Virgin Prunes: The Baby catalogue – The definitive collection of Virgin Prunes Recordings”. It gives Baby catalogue numbers for all the recordings, although none of these appear either on the CD sleeves or the discs themselves. Apparently, this was a mistake on the part of New Rose Records, the distributors. The numbers are:


BABY 1 – Pagan Lovesong
BABY 20 – A New Form of Beauty
BABY 30 – …if I die, I die
BABY 40 – Heresie
BABY 50 – Artfuck
BABY 60 – The Moon Looked Down and Laughed
BABY 70 – The Hidden Lie

Pagan Lovesong (CD, New Rose Records 453041, 1993)

The “tormentallama” mix was produced by Ian Bryan at STS Studios (Dublin) in March 1993.

Pagan Lovesong (tormentallama),
Love Lasts Forever (lovelornalimbo),
Pagan Lovesong (vibeakimbo),
Dave-id Is Dead

A New Form of Beauty (CD, New Rose Records 452042, 1993)

The sleeve is based on the “crumpled paper” sleeve of the original releases, but is not exactly the same as previous versions.

Sandpaper Lullaby
Sleep/Fantasy Dreams
Come to daddy
Sweet Home (Under White Clouds)
Sad World, “Beast” (Seven Bastard Suck)
“The Slow Children” (Abbágall/Brain Damage/No Birds to Fly)

…if I die, I die (CD, New Rose Records 452043, 1993)

The errors in the previous re-release of this album were corrected for this version. The cover photograph is slightly different to that of the original version.

Ulakanakulot/Decline and Fall
Sweethome under white clouds
Bau-dachöng
Pagan Lovesong
Baby Turns Blue
Ballad of the man
Walls of Jericho
Caucasian Walk
Theme for Thought

Heresie (CD, New Rose Records 422345, 1993)

The cover from the original French boxed set was used for this re-release.

We love Deirdre,
Rhetoric
Down the Memory Lane
Man on the corner
Nisam Lo
Loved One
Go ‘t’ away Deirdre
Caucasian Walk
Walls of Jericho
Pagan Lovesong
Theme for Thought
Come to Daddy

The Hidden Lie (CD, New Rose Records 422473, 1993)

This version had a completely new cover.

Baile Binn (Faoi Néalta Bán)
Lady Day
God Bless The Child
Never Ending Story
Pagan Lovesong
Heaven
Love Is Danger
The Moon Looked Down and Laughed
Caucasian Walk
The Blues Song
Alone
Sweethome (Under White Clouds)

The Moon Looked Down and Laughed (CD, New Rose Records 422474, 1993)

This version also had a new cover.

Heaven
Love Lasts Forever
I am God
Sons Find Devils
Alone
The moon looked down and laughed
Uncle Arthur’s Lonely World
“Don’t look back”
Betrayal
Deadly Sins
Day of Ages
True Life Story
The White History Book

Artfuck (CD, New Rose Records 422476, 1993)

This “compilation of rarities” covers most of Over The Rainbow (except Down The Memory Lane), plus the early singles.

Twenty Tens (I’ve been smoking all night long)
Revenge
The Children are Crying
…greylight
In the Greylight
War
Moments and Mine (Despite Straight Lines)
Red Nettle
Mad Bird in the Woods
Jigsawmentallama
King of Junk
Just a Love Song
The Happy Dead
Third Secret

Sons Find Devils (Video NTSC/VHS, Cleopatra R-859, 1997)
Over the Rainbow
Uncle Arthur’s Lonely World
Ulakanakulot/Decline and Fall
Pagan Lovesong
New Form of Beauty
Walls of Jericho
Caucasian Walk
Bernie & Attracta Sing
Rhetoric
Sweet Home Under White Clouds
The Pig Children
Come to Daddy
Down the Memory Lane/[The Blues Song]

The 2004 remastered releases on Mute Records were overseen by Gavin Friday. Artwork differs from original releases as it had to be recreated.

An Exhibition (Mute Records PYE00CD 0724386496508, August 20, 2004)
promo CD containing material from all five re-issues

Baby Turns Blue
Love Lasts Forever
Theme For Thought
Heaven
Sandpaper Lullabye
Twenty Tens
Loved One
Mad Bird In The Wood
Pagan Lovesong (Live at the Rex Club, Paris, April 1982)
Come To Daddy
Plus videos:
Pagan Lovesong
Rhetoric
Gavin, Guggi and Dave-Id, 01.07.04 (Video Introduction)

Baby Turns Blue – Director’s Cut (Download only, Mute Records iYEO6, August 30, 2004

Baby Turns Blue – Colin Newman’s ‘Director’s Cut’ — the 2004 remix

An Extended Play (12″, Mute Records, 12YEO6, October 4, 2004)

Side A
Pagan Lovesong
Baby Turns Blue – Director’s Cut
Twenty Tens
Side B
Greylight
Mad Bird In The Wood
Red Nettle

A New Form Of Beauty (CD, Mute Records, YEO1CD, October 4, 2004)
CD 1
Sandpaper Lullabye
Sleep Fantasy Dreams
Come To Daddy
Sweet Home Under White Clouds
Sad World
Beast
Abbagal
Brain Damage
No Birds To Fly

CD 2
Din Glorious

…If I Die, I Die (CD, Mute Records, YEO2CD, October 4, 2004)

Ulakanakulot
Decline And Fall
Sweethome Under White Clouds
Bau-Dachöng
Pagan Lovesong
Dave-Id Is Dead
Fádo
Baby Turns Blue
Ballad Of The Man
Walls Of Jericho
Caucasian Walk
Theme For Thought
Chance Of A Lifetime
Yeo

Hérésie (CD, Mute Records, YEO3CD, October 4, 2004)

Part One
We Love Deirdre
Rhetoric
Down The Memory Lane
Man On The Corner
Nisam Lo
Loved One
Go ’t’ Away Deirdre

Part Two
Caucasian Walk
Walls Of Jericho
Pagan Lovesong
Theme For Thought
Come To Daddy

The Moon Looked Down And Laughed (CD, Mute Records, YEO4CD, October 4, 2004)

Heaven
Our Love Will Last Forever Until The Day It Dies
I Am God
Alone
Sons Find Devils
Uncle Arthur’s Lonely World
True Life Story
The Tortured Heart
Betrayal
Just A Lovesong
Deadly Sins
Day Of Ages
The Moon Looked Down And Laughed

Over The Rainbow (CD, Mute Records, YEO5CD, October 4, 2004)

CD 1
Red Nettle
Twenty Tens
Pagan Lovesong Vibe-Akimbo
Moments ‘n’ Mine
Mad Bird in the Wood
The Children are Crying
Jigsawmentallama
King of Junk
War
Greylight

CD 2
White History Book
The Faculties of a Broken Heart
In the Greylight
The Happy Dead
Revenge
Third Secret
Love Lasts Forever

Compilation appearances

First released on compilation, never released elsewhere:

Endzeit (cassette, Power Focus/Datenverarbeitung, Power Focus 003/Data 0012, 1982)
A compilation put together by John Balance (Coil). A limited edition of 230 copies.
Song
(From a performance at the Project Arts Centre, Dublin, on 25 April 1981.)

Jigsaw Mentallama (flexidisc, Vinyl Magazine, December 1981)
Jigsaw Mentallama
This version is slightly different to the version on the Over the Rainbow album.

Bethel (cassette, 1984)
[Title unknown] This was apparently released without the band’s knowledge or permission.
First released on compilation, subsequently released elsewhere:

Perspectives and Distortion (LP, Cherry Red Records B-RED 15, 1981)
Third Secret

C81 (cassette, New Musical Express, 1981)
Red Nettle

Dokument (LP, Vinyl Records (Holland) RR9940), 1982)
The subtitle of this LP is “Ten highlights in the history of popular music 1982 – 1982”.
Mad Bird in the Wood
Released elsewhere before appearing on compilation:

Requiem (LP, Japan Records/Rough Trade 35JC-104, 1984)
Decline and Fall

Compilation (LP, Rough Trade Deutschland RTD5)
Pagan Lovesong

Selezione Rough Trade (LP, Base Records/Rough Trade Italy, RT011)
Pagan Lovesong

A to Z of Irish Rock (CD, Solid Records, 1992)
Baby Turns Blue

Gothic Rock (LP, Jungle Records, FREUD38, 1992)
Pagan Lovesong

Gothic Rock 2 (LP/Cassette/CD, Jungle Records, FREUD 051/C051/CD051, 1995)
Baby Turns Blue

New Wave Club Class X 3 (LP, Antler Subway Records, AS 5070 CD)
Walls of Jericho

The Indie Scene 1981 (CD, Connoiseur’s Choice, IBM CD 81)
In the Greylight

The Indie Scene 1982 (CD, Connoiseur’s Choice, IBM CD ??)
Pagan Lovesong

The World According to Me – Gavin Friday: A Retrospective (CD, Island Records, GAVCD1, 1995)
This promotional CD was released in advance of Gavin Friday’s Shag Tobacco album to generate some advance interest. It also includes his work with The Fall, Coil, Dave Ball, Jah Wobble and Bono, plus his own tracks You Take Away The Sun and Falling Off the Edge of the World. Down The Memory Lane is mis-titled on the sleeve as Down By Memory Lane.

Down The Memory Lane,
Pagan Lovesong

Gothspotting (CD, Cleopatra, March 17, 1998)
Ulakanakulot

The Black Bible (4 CD set, Cleopatra, Oct 13, 1998)
Pagan Lovesong

This is Goth (3 CD set, Cleopatra, May 30, 2000)
Pagan Lovesong

Nag Nag Nag (CD, React Records, Feb 17, 2004)
2 disc 80’s compilation includes
Baby Turns Blue

Bootlegs

Moments and Mine (7”)
The same as the legal version, except black sleeve instead of blue.

Reptiles (LP, Mega Records, 1983)
All tracks are from the Garbage Hall gig in Germany, February 1983, except the first version of “Gaga” which is from Rouen on February 1 1983. The sleeve states that this is an edition of 250 copies, and that Mega Records are located in Bruxelles.

Dave-id (Somewhere over the rainbow),
Uncle Arthur,
Ulakanakulot/Decline and Fall,
Theme for Thought,
Pagan Lovesong,
Sweet Home Under White Clouds,
Gaga,
Bau-dachöng,
Gaga,
Come to Daddy,
The Blues Song

Moonshiner (LP, No No Records, 1986)
Live at the Paradiso, Amsterdam, June 1986. All titles as they appear on sleeve.

Blue Song, Lady Day,
God Bless the Child,
Never Ending Story,
My Death,
Love Last Forever,
Love is a Danger,
Moon Looked Down,
Caucasian Walk,
Deadly Sins