Fine Young Cannibals ‎– Fine Young Cannibals

I.R.S. Records ‎– IRS-5683
Vinyl, LP, Album

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Johnny Come Home 3:35
A2 Couldn't Care More
Backing Vocals, Drums – Jenny Jones (3)
A3 Don't Ask Me To Choose 3:05
A4 Funny How Love Is
Saxophone – Saxa
A5 Suspicious Minds
Backing Vocals – Jimmy Somerville
B1 Blue 3:35
B2 Move To Work 3:26
B3 On A Promise 3:06
B4 Time Isn't Kind
Organ – Andy CoxPiano, Soloist – Graeme Hamilton
B5 Like A Stranger
Backing Vocals – Beverley Brown*, Gloria Brown, Maxine Brown

Companies, etc.



Tracks A5, B2, B4, B5: Produced for Modern Media

Recorded at Power Plant except A1 & B1 and additional recording on A3 & B3 at Sound Suite.

All selections published by Virgin Music except
"Suspicious Minds" published by Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc.

A1, A2, A3, A4, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5: ASCAP

Printed in U.S. of A.

Tracks are listed 1 through 10 on back of sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 76732-5683-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, Side 1): IRS 5094
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, Side 2): IRS 5095
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped, Sides 1 & 2, variant 2): ◈ G ◈
  • Rights Society: ASCAP, BMI

Other Versions (5 of 62) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
LONLP 16, 828 004-1 Fine Young Cannibals Fine Young Cannibals(LP, Album) London Records, London Records LONLP 16, 828 004-1 UK 1985 Sell This Version
IRSBD 5683, JVC-497 Fine Young Cannibals Fine Young Cannibals(CD, Album, RE) I.R.S. Records, I.R.S. Records IRSBD 5683, JVC-497 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
IRSD-5683, JVC-497 Fine Young Cannibals Fine Young Cannibals(CD, Album, RE) I.R.S. Records, I.R.S. Records IRSD-5683, JVC-497 US Unknown Sell This Version
IRSC-5683 Fine Young Cannibals Fine Young Cannibals(Cass, Album) I.R.S. Records IRSC-5683 US 1985 Sell This Version
IRS-5683 Fine Young Cannibals Fine Young Cannibals(LP, Album, Club) I.R.S. Records IRS-5683 Canada 1985 Sell This Version



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April 23, 2019
edited 6 months ago

Of course the compilation The Finest offers far more songs and leaves out the filler, though what makes this album so fundamentally special is that it was released on vinyl, filled with delightful wasted soul and R&B that’s perfectly suited for those twelve inch pieces of plastic.

This is the sort of music where any inherent surface noise to the vinyl doesn’t matter, only adding to the feel of the music, giving each song a more historic and important sense of visionary timeless wonder and being. Hearing “Suspicious Minds” is like hearing the song for the first time, like Elvis Presley never existed, though with the context of the Fine Young Cannibals’ version standing in such smooth stark juxtaposition to Elvis will simply give you shivers.

Yet more, there’s something deeply intimate and organic about this record, something impossible to define, and it’s just that sort of thing that causes a record to become such an endearing embraceable classic collection of songs.

Review by Jenell Kesler