Friday, February 26, 2010

The The




2-26-10 The The – Singles


12" UNCERTAIN SMILE EPIC UK EPCA 13-2787

1982 4 TRKS with pic sleeve

12" PERFECT EPIC UK A13-3119

1983 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

7" THIS IS THE DAY EPIC NL A 3710

1983 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

12" SOUL MINING EPIC UK XPR 1322

1986 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo-only?

12" HEARTLAND EPIC UK TRUTH T2

1986 3 TRKS with pic sleeve

12" INFECTED EPIC UK TRUTH Q3

1986 3 TRKS with pic sleeve

7" SLOW TRAIN TO DAWN / HARBOUR LIGHTS EPIC UK TENSE 1

1986 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

12" SLOW TRAIN TO DAWN EPIC UK TENSE T1

1986 3 TRKS with pic sleeve

7" SWEET BIRD OF TRUTH / SLEEPING JUICE EPIC UK TENSE 2

1986 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

12" SWEET BIRD OF TRUTH EPIC UK TENSE T2

1986 3 TRKS with pic sleeve

CD5 SWEET BIRD OF TRUTH EPIC UK CDTHE 2

1987 4 TRK CD Single CD5

12" GRAVITATE TO ME EPIC UK EMU E9

1989 2 TRKS with pic sleeve, etched disc

CD5 GRAVITATE TO ME EPIC UK CDEMU 9

1989 3 TRK CD Single CD5

7" ARMAGEDDON DAYS ARE HERE (AGAIN) EPIC UK EMU 10

1989 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

CD5 ARMAGEDDON DAYS ARE HERE (AGAIN) EPIC UK CDEMU 10

1989 4 TRK CD Single CD5

12" ARMAGEDDON DAYS ARE HERE (AGAIN) EPIC UK EMU T10

1989 4 TRKS with pic sleeve

CD3 BEAT(EN) GENERATION EPIC UK 654578.3

1989 4 TRK CD Single CD3

12" BEAT(EN) GENERATION EPIC NL 654578.6

1989 4 TRKS with pic sleeve

12" JEALOUS OF YOUTH EPIC US EAS 1958

1990 3 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

CD5 SHADES OF BLUE EPIC UK 655796.2

1991 4 TRK CD Single CD5

7" DOGS OF LUST / VIOLENCE OF TRUTH, THE EPIC UK 658457.7

1992 2 TRKS with pic sleeve; pink vinyl

12" DOGS OF LUST EPIC US EAS 4836

1992 3 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

CD5 SLOW EMOTION REPLAY #2 EPIC UK 659077.5

1993 2 TRK CD Single CD5

CD5 I SAW THE LIGHT EPIC UK 661091.2

1994 4 TRK CD Single CD5


I started with “Sweet Bird Of Truth” being sent to me by an exporter – on a cassette! Really enjoyed the “Infected” long-form video. Always rather regretted that I never had the chance to see them play live. Would love to find more 7” & 12” singles, but they’re thin on the ground, ‘round here. I thought it was interesting that they removed bonus tracks from the re-mastered CD’s. OK. I love The The’s instrumentals, like “Sleeping Juice” and “Harbour Lights”. Matt Johnson / The The really knew what they were doing there for a while! Respect!


3 comments:

REVO said...

Gosh. I have pretty much the same range of The The in my collection. Looks like we have pretty much the exact same range of material. Shocking! I first got into The The when a cohort at the college paper where I was working set me up with a copy of the Uncertain Smile US 12". The guy was a DJ and didn't see any commercial potential, obviously! At first hearing I remember comparing the group to Polyrock for lack of a better simile. The last single I got was a USPCD5 of "Dogs Of Lust." I stopped cold turkey on MANY of my collections in 1993. I finally moved out of my parents home and simultaneously bought my first computer, which wasn't cheap. I reigned in my music purchases for about a year and many collections never recovered.

Ron Kane said...

Jools Holland of Squeeze was the piano player on Uncertain Smile, apparently...

REVO said...

Maybe on the LP version. The 12" version states "all instruments/voices/percussion by Matt Johnson."