B-sides on 12"-singles

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B-sides on 12"-singles

#1 Post by ype » Sat 21 Dec 2019, 2:34 pm

It just struck me that in the 80s and early 90s PSB 12"-singles used to have their b-sides on them, but the last time this happened was in '94 with Yesterday when I was mad (if I'm not mistaken).
I think Dreamland would have made rather a nice 12"-single with the b-sides on it.

At least it would be nice if Format would see a vinyl release some day. Who knows, maybe as a Record Store Day-release for instance.

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#2 Post by michael888 » Sun 22 Dec 2019, 3:07 pm

ype wrote:
Sat 21 Dec 2019, 2:34 pm
It just struck me that in the 80s and early 90s PSB 12"-singles used to have their b-sides on them, but the last time this happened was in '94 with Yesterday when I was mad (if I'm not mistaken).
The last 12-inch single with a b-side on it would be 'Was it worth it?'. From 'Can you forgive her?' on, 12-inch singles are solely remixes.
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#3 Post by Tom Angel » Sun 22 Dec 2019, 7:37 pm

It's a real shame that Decide isn't on 12" vinyl.

I can't help but think there may be another album soon after Hotspot, a sort of Relentless/Disco thing...
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#4 Post by Dog » Sun 22 Dec 2019, 7:45 pm

Tom Angel wrote:It's a real shame that Decide isn't on 12" vinyl.

I can't help but think there may be another album soon after Hotspot, a sort of Relentless/Disco thing...
Think we’ll have a Disco 5, linked with a Disco reissue campaign.
Woof.

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#5 Post by retrofuturist » Sun 22 Dec 2019, 11:02 pm

Greetings,
Dog wrote:
Sun 22 Dec 2019, 7:45 pm
Tom Angel wrote:It's a real shame that Decide isn't on 12" vinyl.

I can't help but think there may be another album soon after Hotspot, a sort of Relentless/Disco thing...
Think we’ll have a Disco 5, linked with a Disco reissue campaign.
If they're each going to come with their own Further Listening discs, I'm all for this!

Retro. :)

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#6 Post by oakey » Mon 23 Dec 2019, 11:30 am

michael888 wrote:
Sun 22 Dec 2019, 3:07 pm
ype wrote:
Sat 21 Dec 2019, 2:34 pm
It just struck me that in the 80s and early 90s PSB 12"-singles used to have their b-sides on them, but the last time this happened was in '94 with Yesterday when I was mad (if I'm not mistaken).
The last 12-inch single with a b-side on it would be 'Was it worth it?'. From 'Can you forgive her?' on, 12-inch singles are solely remixes.
Never realised this! But indeed remixes only.

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#7 Post by stevebr20012 » Mon 23 Dec 2019, 11:57 pm

michael888 wrote:
Sun 22 Dec 2019, 3:07 pm
ype wrote:
Sat 21 Dec 2019, 2:34 pm
It just struck me that in the 80s and early 90s PSB 12"-singles used to have their b-sides on them, but the last time this happened was in '94 with Yesterday when I was mad (if I'm not mistaken).
The last 12-inch single with a b-side on it would be 'Was it worth it?'. From 'Can you forgive her?' on, 12-inch singles are solely remixes.
Not strictly correct - A red letter day 12" had a remix of The boy who couldn't keep his clothes on, which was one of the "b sides" of the single.

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#8 Post by retrofuturist » Tue 24 Dec 2019, 1:42 am

Greetings,

I don't think that really counts though, Steve.... otherwise you could add say that Young Offender was the "b-side" of Liberation... or that West End Girls was the "b-side" of I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind Of Thing and Flamboyant.

I think, to be consistent, we need to speak of the definitive version of the "b-side song" appearing on the "b-side" of the 12".

Retro. :)

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#9 Post by stevebr20012 » Tue 24 Dec 2019, 11:50 pm

retrofuturist wrote:
Tue 24 Dec 2019, 1:42 am
Greetings,

I don't think that really counts though, Steve.... otherwise you could add say that Young Offender was the "b-side" of Liberation... or that West End Girls was the "b-side" of I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind Of Thing and Flamboyant.

I think, to be consistent, we need to speak of the definitive version of the "b-side song" appearing on the "b-side" of the 12".

Retro. :)
I disagree - The boy who... was a genuine B-Side to the single and featured as a remix on the 12", albeit a bit of a rubbish remix. Young offender was a remix of an album track added onto the Liberation 12" pack, West end girls had new remixes but was not a B side so is a different context on those singles.

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#10 Post by ype » Sat 04 Jan 2020, 9:58 am

As if by magic, the 12” of Monkey business will have the b-side included!
(Although I find it rather disappointing that the tracklisting is exactly the same as that of the cd-single.)

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#11 Post by Disco. » Sat 04 Jan 2020, 3:15 pm

ype wrote:
Sat 04 Jan 2020, 9:58 am
As if by magic, the 12” of Monkey business will have the b-side included!
(Although I find it rather disappointing that the tracklisting is exactly the same as that of the cd-single.)
Yeah, but if it wasn’t, people would be complaining about that ! “ Then I need to buy all the formats” blah, blah......

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#12 Post by Gabby » Sat 04 Jan 2020, 5:49 pm

I've collected 12" and CD singles as a rule and generally left the 7" out unless there was no other choice (I'm looking at you Minimal and BTH!)

That being said a different remix on CD to the 12" is nice but I'd still like it to rip as an mp3 so in the instance of Monkey Business I'm quite happy for all the versions to be the same on all formats.

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