Bauhaus ‎– Bela Lugosi's Dead

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After an initial black vinyl pressing with thin card picture sleeve, the 12" UK release was repressed a few months later, initially on white vinyl (limited to 5000 copies). There have been various re-releases including the following: - black vinyl with black-on-white sleeve - clear vinyl with brown-on-white sleeve - opaque pink vinyl with pink-on-white sleeve - transparent green vinyl with green-on-white sleeve - opaque blue vinyl with blue-on-white sleeve - transparent purple vinyl with purple-on-white sleeve - glow-in-the-dark picture disc with clear plastic sleeve. "Dark Entries (demo)" is not listed as a track on the vinyl release, but it does appear on the record. The first 5000 CD copies were numbered.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TEENY 2 Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(12", Single) Small Wonder Records TEENY 2 UK 1979 Sell This Version
TEENY 2 Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(12", Single, RE) Small Wonder Records TEENY 2 UK 1979 Sell This Version
TEENY 2 Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(12", Single, RE) Small Wonder Records TEENY 2 UK 1979 Sell This Version
TEENY 2 Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(12", Single, RE) Small Wonder Records TEENY 2 UK 1979 Sell This Version
TEENY 2 Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(12", Single, Ltd, RP, Whi) Small Wonder Records TEENY 2 UK & Ireland 1980 Sell This Version
TEENY 2 Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(12", Single, RP) Small Wonder Records TEENY 2 UK 1980 Sell This Version
TEENY 2 Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(12", Single, RP) Small Wonder Records TEENY 2 Ireland 1980 Sell This Version
R-7917 Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(7", Promo) MGM Records, United Artists Records R-7917 US 1983 Sell This Version
TEENY 2 Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(12", Single, Ltd, RE, Blu) Small Wonder Records TEENY 2 UK 1986 Sell This Version
TEENY 2P Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(12", Single, Ltd, Pic) Small Wonder Records TEENY 2P UK 1988 Sell This Version
TEENY 2 Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(12", Single, Ltd, RE, Cle) Small Wonder Records TEENY 2 UK 1988 Sell This Version
TEENY 2 Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(12", Single, Ltd, RE, Gre) Small Wonder Records TEENY 2 UK 1988 Sell This Version
TEENY 2 Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(12", Single, Ltd, RE, Pin) Small Wonder Records TEENY 2 UK 1988 Sell This Version
TEENY 2 Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(12", Single, Ltd, RE, Pur) Small Wonder Records TEENY 2 UK 1988 Sell This Version
TEENY 2 CD Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(CD, Single, Ltd, Num, RE) Small Wonder Records TEENY 2 CD UK 1988 Sell This Version
TEENY 2 CD Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(CD, Single, RE) Small Wonder Records TEENY 2 CD UK 1988 Sell This Version
TEENY 2 CD Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(CD, Single, RE) Small Wonder Records TEENY 2 CD UK 1988 Sell This Version
TEENY 2 CD Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(CD, Single, RE) Small Wonder Records TEENY 2 CD UK 1988 Sell This Version
TEENY 2 CD Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(CD, Single, RE) Small Wonder Records TEENY 2 CD UK 1988 Sell This Version
TEENY 2 CD Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(CD, Single, RE) Small Wonder Records TEENY 2 CD UK 1988 Sell This Version
TEENY 2C Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(Cass, Single) Small Wonder Records TEENY 2C UK 1988 Sell This Version
TEENY 2 Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(12", Single, RE) Small Wonder Records TEENY 2 UK 1991 Sell This Version
none Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(CD, Single, Ltd, RE, Num) Bauhausmusik none UK 1998 Sell This Version
none Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(CD, Single, Ltd, RE, Num) Bauhausmusik none UK 1998 Sell This Version
CDB0495 Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(CD, Single, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Car) Not On Label (Bauhaus Self-released) CDB0495 UK 2005 Sell This Version
CDB0495 Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(CD, Single, Ltd, RE, RM, Car) Not On Label (Bauhaus Self-released) CDB0495 UK 2005 Sell This Version
TEENY 103109 Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(12", S/Sided, Promo, RE, Unofficial) Small Wonder Records (2), Celebrate Life TEENY 103109 US 2009 Sell This Version
TEENY 2 Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(12", Single, RE) Small Wonder Records TEENY 2 UK 2015 Sell This Version
TEENY 2 Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(12", Single, RE, Unofficial) Small Wonder Records (2) TEENY 2 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
TEENY 2 Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(12", Single) Small Wonder Records TEENY 2 UK Unknown Sell This Version
TEENY 2 Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(12", Single, RE) Small Wonder Records TEENY 2 UK Unknown Sell This Version
TEENY 2 CD Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(CD, Single, RE) Small Wonder Records TEENY 2 CD UK Unknown Sell This Version

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jeir1968

jeir1968

October 10, 2018
referencing Bela Lugosi's Dead, 12", Single, TEENY 2
According to Amazon, a new version of Bela Lugosi's Dead is being released on November 23, 2018. It is called The Bela Sessions, and contains other tracks recorded at that time. Hopefully a Discogs description will be posted soon?
freakaz0id

freakaz0id

October 8, 2018
edited about 1 month ago
referencing Bela Lugosi's Dead, 12", Single, TEENY 2
I have a jacket that I can't seem to identify the pressing for (it came with the wrong record inside). It's thick with a blank spine, has no flap at the top or bottom of the reverse side, and does not have any text on the back. I have checked every 12" listed here and none seem to match. Any ideas, anyone?
GoodNF

GoodNF

September 28, 2018
referencing Bela Lugosi's Dead, 12", Single, TEENY 2
OMG... only reviews about formats, pressings, colours and possible counterfeit here, but not a single one about the *content*...???

"Bela Lugosi's Dead" was the one record that ended a decade (the 1970s) and started another (the 1980s).
"Bela Lugosi's Dead" was the only recording I know that has the ability of cracks and noise caused by surface damage to become part of the composition, as such allowing the composition to "grow" every time you listen to it.
"Bela Lugosi's Dead" was the first composition that was tailor-made for the twelve inch format; neither can it be edited down reasonably to a single, nor can it fit between other songs into an album.

How much time does it take to enjoy "Bela Lugosi's Dead"? Ten minutes. That is 13 seconds to find the record, grab it, unsleeve it and put a needle to it; 9:37 for the composition itself and 10 seconds to complete the run-out groove and/or the return of the stylus.
How much time did the band need to compose "Bela Lugosi's Dead"? Ten minutes.
How much time of your life do you need to change the way you base your opinion about music forever? Ten minutes.

Sometimes, changing your life is only a matter of ten minutes.
totallyvinyl

totallyvinyl

August 20, 2018
referencing Bela Lugosi's Dead, 12", Single, Ltd, RE, Blu, TEENY 2
Just a minor note that the inner sleeve is also french ! Re the label 'mispress' this being 9 years after the 1st issue one can suppose that Small Wonder just didn't want to go to the expense of have a new label typeset. The Label colour changed in 1980 when perhaps a correction could then have been made but clearly SW just weren't 'bovvered' !
Mindphaser007

Mindphaser007

June 12, 2018
referencing Bela Lugosi's Dead, 12", Single, Ltd, RP, Whi, TEENY 2
Wow, ... somebody changed the country from UK to Ireland for this release. It seems these days there are lots of scammers on this site ...
Jones.

Jones.

April 25, 2018
referencing Bela Lugosi's Dead, 12", Single, Ltd, RP, Whi, TEENY 2
1979 white vinyl Bela Lugosi's Dead 12"

Acknowledged as being the first of its kind, this record is highly significant.

Only 5000 of the white edition press were produced, making this one of the most desirable and collectible releases from the gothic rock genre.
amberper

amberper

February 14, 2018
referencing Bela Lugosi's Dead, 12", Single, TEENY 2
Unless I'm missing something , i seem to have a mispressed / mislabelled copy of this release , everything is 100% identical to the above release but label 'this side' is on the side with 2 tracks and the label 'other side' is on the title track side. Has anyone seen this before or is there a known listing to cater for this ?
Eno_Fan

Eno_Fan

November 12, 2017
referencing Bela Lugosi's Dead, 12", Single, RE, TEENY 2
"180g vinyl"? On a 1979 release? Why is the listing for this 12" in such a mess?
djools121

djools121

September 22, 2017
referencing Bela Lugosi's Dead, 12", Single, TEENY 2
A thin outer sleeve that is too small for the inner sleeve. I hate that.
MusicMasters

MusicMasters

August 29, 2017
referencing Bela Lugosi's Dead, CD, Single, Ltd, RE, Num, none
there is also a 1988 issue on Small Wonder - I do have a copy somewhere, I believe it was also very limited - possibly 500 copies? Cat. No. is TEENY 2CD - same tracks as the 12" pic disc from the same year