Discography

Virgin Prunes official releases and re-releases

2022

All digital albums available via BMG to global streaming services.
(Digital albums, BMG, June 10, 2022)

Pagan Lovesong – 40th Anniversary Edition (12″ vinyl, BMG, June 18, 2022)

Virgin Prunes - Pagan Lovesong RSD 2022
Pagan Lovesong (40th Anniversary Edition)

RSD Exclusive Release. A clear vinyl 12” single, 40th anniversary edition of “Pagan Lovesong”, replicating the original UK 12″ + Art Card. Out of print since its release.  Quantity: 1170. This #RSD2022 release will be in record stores on June 18, 2022.

Tracklisting:

  • Pagan Lovesong
  • Dave – Id is Dead
  • Pagan Lovesong (Vibeakimbo)

1981 – 2008
Virgin Prunes - Twenty Tens
Twenty Tens

Twenty Tens (7″ single, Baby Records BABY001, 1981)

  • Twenty Tens (I’ve been smoking all night long),
  • Revenge,
  • The Children are Crying,
  • …greylight
Virgin Prunes - Moments and Mine
Moments and mine

Moments and Mine (7″ single, Rough Trade RT072, 1981)

  • Moments and Mine (Despite Straight Lines),
  • In the Greylight,
  • War
Virgin Prunes - A New Form of Beauty
A New Form of Beauty

A New Form of Beauty

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.

Virgin Prunes - Pagan Lovesong
Pagan Lovesong

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
Virgin Prunes - Heresie
Heresie

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
Virgin Prunes - If I Die, I Die
If I Die, I Die

…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
Virgin Prunes - Baby Turns Blue
Baby Turns Blue

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

  • Baby Turns Blue,
  • Yeo
Virgin Prunes - The Faculties of a Broken Heart
The Faculties of a Broken Heart

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
Virgin Prunes - Baby Turns Blue, Walls of Jericho
Baby Turns Blue, Walls of Jericho

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

  • Baby Turns Blue,
  • Walls of Jericho
Virgin Prunes - A New Form Of Beauty
A New Form Of Beauty 1-7

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
Virgin Prunes - Over the Rainbow
Over the Rainbow

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
Virgin Prunes - Sons Find Devils
Sons Find Devils video

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

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

Virgin Prunes - The Hidden Lie

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)

Virgin Prunes - Heresie gatefold

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

1993 New Rose releases

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

Video


Sons Find Devils (Video NTSC/VHS, Cleopatra R-859, 1997)
Rerelease

  • 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]

2004 Mute Records releases

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

Compilations

Endzeit (cassette, Power Focus/Datenverarbeitung, Power Focus 003/Data 0012, 1982)
First released on compilation, never released elsewhere: 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

DarkWave 80 (V2,  2004)

  • Pagan Lovesong (live)

Obscur (CD, EMI Music France, 2004)

  • Caucasian Walk

Goth Industrial Club Anthems (CD, Cleopatra, 2005)

  • Pagan Lovesong

U2 Jukebox (CD, Mojo Magazine, July 2005)

  • Pagan Lovesong

The Definitive Irish Rock Album II (CD, EMI Ireland, 2005)

  • Pagan Lovesong

Essential New Wave, Volume 2 (CD, EMI, 2005)

  • Walls of Jericho

A life less lived, the Gothic Box (CD, Rhino Records, 2006)

  • Pagan Lovesong

Essential New Wave, Volume 4 (CD, EMI, 2006)

  • Baby Turns Blue

New Wave, The Platinum Collection (CD, EMI, 2007)

  • Pagan Lovesong

In Goth Daze (CD, Anagram Records, 2007)

  • Pagan Lovesong

This is Gothic, the Batcave Anthology(CD, Cleopatra)

  • Baby Turns Blue

Gothic Rock the Ultimate Collection (CD, Jungle Records 2008)

  • Baby Turns Blue

Alternative Club Hits of the 80’s and 90’s (CD, Cleopatra, 2008)

  • Baby Turns Blue

101 Irish Hits (CD, EMI Ireland)

  • Pagan Lovesong

100% New Wave (CD, comp, box, EMI, 2008)

  • Baby Turns Blue

100 Hits New Wave (EMI 5x CD compilation, 2008)

  • 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