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"Available on CD for the first time, this features the remixes of "The Anal Staircase" from the original 1986 Anal Staircase 12" and the 1991 Total - Volume 1 compilation, along with tracks from the original release, other compilation tracks, and another batch of demos." (Original Distribution Info)

Track 5 was originally intended to be the 'The Anal Staircase (Relentless Mix)' but due to an oversight was instead issued with the album mix, albeit in a remastered version with a slightly longer fadeout.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (s): 7 69791 76072 1
  • Barcode (Sticker - String): 769791760721
  • Matrix / Runout: Manufactured in Canada ND-C0-22061-D2 090415-14CD
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI ZN1C
  • Other (Stamped On Inner Ring Of Hub): MCOM


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October 28, 2015
edited over 2 years ago
Just FYI, the fifth track was supposed to be "The Anal Staircase (Relentless Mix)" but it's something else. I assumed it was the album version but there's a lot of hiss (cassette-sourced?) and the length seems to be just a hair longer than the album version. I think this might be a near-final mix included on a demo cassette of one sort or another. I suspect the track wasn't meant to be included but was included by accident. I'll write back if I can ever confirm what's going on.

In any event, if you want TAS Relentless, you'll have to grab the Total comp or *ahem* look elsewhere until a corrected repress occurs, if it occurs.