Ministry ‎– Twelve Inch Singles (1981-1984)

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Everyday Is Halloween 6:26
The Nature Of Love 6:57
All Day 5:53
Cold Life 5:12
Halloween (Remix) 10:31
The Nature Of Love (Cruelty Mix B) 6:52
All Day (Remix B) 6:38
Cold Life Dub 6:23

Versions (19)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WAXCD 035, WAXCS 035 Ministry Twelve Inch Singles (1981-1984)(CD, Comp, M/Print, Dis) Wax Trax! Records, Wax Trax! Records WAXCD 035, WAXCS 035 US 1987 Sell This Version
WAXCD 035, WAXCS 035 Ministry Twelve Inch Singles (1981-1984)(CD, Comp, M/Print, PDO) Wax Trax! Records, Wax Trax! Records WAXCD 035, WAXCS 035 US 1987 Sell This Version
WAXCD 035, WAXCS 035 Ministry Twelve Inch Singles (1981-1984)(CD, Comp, M/Print, PDO) Wax Trax! Records, Wax Trax! Records WAXCD 035, WAXCS 035 US 1987 Sell This Version
WAXCS 035 Ministry Twelve Inch Singles (1981-1984)(Cass, Comp) Wax Trax! Records WAXCS 035 US 1988 Sell This Version
WAXCS 035 Ministry Twelve Inch Singles (1981-1984)(Cass, Comp) Wax Trax! Records WAXCS 035 US 1988 Sell This Version
WAXCS 035 Ministry Twelve Inch Singles (1981-1984)(Cass, Comp) Wax Trax! Records WAXCS 035 US 1988 Sell This Version
WAXCS 035 Ministry Twelve Inch Singles (1981-1984)(Cass, Comp) Wax Trax! Records WAXCS 035 US 1988 Sell This Version
WAXCS 035 Ministry Twelve Inch Singles (1981-1984)(Cass, Comp, No ) Wax Trax! Records WAXCS 035 US 1988 Sell This Version
WAXCD 035, WAXCS 035 Ministry Twelve Inch Singles (1981-1984)(CD, Comp, M/Print, RP, Tec) Wax Trax! Records, Wax Trax! Records WAXCD 035, WAXCS 035 US 1991 Sell This Version
WAXCD 035, WAXCS 035 Ministry Twelve Inch Singles (1981-1984)(CD, Comp, M/Print, RP) Wax Trax! Records, Wax Trax! Records WAXCD 035, WAXCS 035 US 1992 Sell This Version
TVT 7035 Ministry Twelve Inch Singles (1981-1984)(CD, Comp, RE) TVT Records TVT 7035 US 1994 Sell This Version
TVT 7035 Ministry Twelve Inch Singles (1981-1984)(CD, Comp, RE) TVT Records TVT 7035 US 1994 Sell This Version
TVT 7035, TVT 7035-2 Ministry Twelve Inch Singles (1981-1984)(CD, Comp, RE) TVT Records, TVT Records, Wax Trax! Records, Wax Trax! Records TVT 7035, TVT 7035-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
TVT 7035 Ministry Twelve Inch Singles (1981-1984)(CD, Comp, RE, ARC) TVT Records TVT 7035 US 1994 Sell This Version
TVT 7035, TVT 7035-4 Ministry Twelve Inch Singles (1981-1984)(Cass, Comp, RE, SR) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records TVT 7035, TVT 7035-4 US 1994 Sell This Version
none Ministry Twelve Inch Singles (1981-1984)(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) Flint Records none Russia 1994 Sell This Version
CLP 1931 Ministry Twelve Inch Singles (1981-1984)(2xCD, Comp) Cleopatra CLP 1931 US 2014 Sell This Version
CLP 1959 Ministry Twelve Inch Singles (1981-1984)(2xLP, Comp, Ltd, Num, RE, Cle) Cleopatra CLP 1959 US 2014 Sell This Version
TVT 7035, TVT 7035-2 Ministry Twelve Inch Singles (1981-1984)(CD, Comp, RE) TVT Records, TVT Records TVT 7035, TVT 7035-2 US Unknown Sell This Version

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orbaddict

orbaddict

August 8, 2020
referencing Twelve Inch Singles (1981-1984), CD, Comp, M/Print, Dis, WAXCD 035, WAXCS 035
I see 5 different Wax Trax! cassette versions listed, but mine doesn't match any of the pictured variations. My copy has a clear, smooth shell except for the raised bottom part, and has timing lines in the center of the window that are all the same length and enclosed in a bar. Shell is glued, no screws.
mgayda

mgayda

July 11, 2020
referencing Twelve Inch Singles (1981-1984), 2xLP, Comp, Ltd, Num, RE, Cle, CLP 1959
Better sounding than the CD! I love the deep bass on this pressing! If you are here you know what you are looking for. I bought it used in NM missing the bag but IDK I wanted the clear edition vinyl knowing the production was spot on.
Unfussyvoyage6

Unfussyvoyage6

September 26, 2018
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Twelve Inch Singles (1981-1984), 2xLP, Comp, Ltd, Num, RE, Cle, CLP 1959

This is one of, if not the greatest Synth wave/Dark wave compilnation albums ever made. Period. On tracks such as "Halloween," "All Day," and "Nature of Love," have such a driving force, the beat, the synth, the lyrics and other things that make this album stand out, among others. Finally, the themes of many of the songs are still relevant, even to this day, including the shunning of certain subcultures, forced and underpaid labor, and finally the struggle to find love.
In Conclusion, this album is a must have for Synth or Dark Wave Lovers. 9 1/2 out of 10. Highly Recomend
countdownmemories

countdownmemories

April 26, 2017
referencing Twelve Inch Singles (1981-1984), 2xCD, Comp, CLP 1931
I waited for Same Old madness to finally be released on CD and thank goodness thanks to this compilation that it did. Utterly SUPERB <3 There is NOTHING like Early Ministry, siggggh
rugogs

rugogs

February 18, 2015
edited over 6 years ago
referencing Twelve Inch Singles (1981-1984), 2xLP, Comp, Ltd, Num, RE, Cle, CLP 1959

As with this edition one of my favourite songs, Same Old Madness, was going to be first time featured on a release, i was all excited about it.
Unfortunately Cleopatra didn't choose the kick-ass, straight-forward version from the music video like it can been watched on YouTube but a rather lame, soft-washed longer version which is basically disappointing imho.
If they had taken the proper edit this release would be certainly beyond any doubt, but - as it stands - it's just an average extended reissue prooving that it's makers didn't excercise the care it would have deserved. Shame!
realmdemagic

realmdemagic

September 17, 2014
edited over 6 years ago
referencing Twelve Inch Singles (1981-1984), 2xCD, Comp, CLP 1931

This in-depth reissue finally collects all the officially released "Wax Trax!" era songs into one set. "Same Old Madness", which was only released as a promo video, finally makes it's debut. (Note for collectors: The version included here is not the 1982 video mix, it is a more polished version from 1983)

This release trumps the former Twelve Inch Singles and Early Trax CDs, as all tracks from those releases are featured here as well.

In addition, the inner liner notes contain all the original 12" front/back sleeve designs, as well as band photos from this period!

One should be aware that this is just the Wax Trax! era material, and does not contain any songs from With Sympathy, as that was on the Arista label. However a re-issue of With Sympathy was released in 2012 with period b-sides and remixes: http://www.discogs.com/Ministry-With-Sympathy/release/3815745
enfantterrible

enfantterrible

September 17, 2014
referencing Twelve Inch Singles (1981-1984), 2xCD, Comp, CLP 1931
Wow! the inclusion of "Same old madness" into this compilation makes it an inmediate favourite, this song has been lost for decades.
realmdemagic

realmdemagic

August 30, 2012
referencing Twelve Inch Singles (1981-1984), CD, Comp, M/Print, Dis, WAXCD 035, WAXCS 035
For many years, this was the only release where you could find the Wax Trax era Ministry material. This compilation does have an interesting layout, presenting the 4 singles first in their original form, then 4 remixes as the second half of the disc. This release is missing some material. "I'm Falling", "Primental" and "The Nature of Outtakes" are not present. "All Day Remix B" is an alternate version of the Remix from the "Twitch LP" and did not appear on any previous Wax Trax release. "The Nature of Love-Cruelty Mix B" is a slightly longer mix than the original "Cruelty Mix". Otherwise, it is identical. "Everday Is Halloween" has a mastering issue that is corrected on the re-release/remastered compilation "Early Trax."

To clear confusion, "Early Trax" is remastered and contains additional tracks, but it does not replace this release. "Early Trax" does include "I'm Falling" and "Nature of Outtakes", but "Primental" still does not appear. However, this track was reworked into "I Wanted To Tell Her" on the "With Sympathy" LP. "Early Trax" also does not include "The Nature of Love-Cruelty Mix B". The mix presented on the CD is the original 12" Version. "Cold Life" and "Cold Life Dub" are also missing from "Early Trax". While there are shared tracks on both releases, you will need to both to own all the Wax Trax era material. To date, "Twelve Inch Singles 1981-1984" is the only CD release that contains "Cold Life."