Public Image Ltd.* ‎– The Flowers Of Romance

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Four Enclosed Walls 4:44
Track 8 3:14
Phenagen 2:38
Flowers Of Romance 2:50
Under The House 4:32
Hymie's Him 3:18
Banging The Door 4:49
Go Back 3:46
Francis Massacre 3:31

Versions (69)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
V 2189, V2189 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin V 2189, V2189 UK 1981 Sell This Version
403410 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(Cass) Virgin 403410 France 1981 Sell This Version
TCV 2189 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(Cass, Album) Virgin TCV 2189 UK 1981 Sell This Version
CCK-50671-AX Public Image Limited The Flowers Of Romance(Cass, Album) Columbia CCK-50671-AX Japan 1981 Sell This Version
M5 3536 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records M5 3536 US 1981 Sell This Version
V 2189 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(LP) Virgin V 2189 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
BSK 3536 Public Image Ltd* The Flowers Of Romance(LP) Warner Bros. Records BSK 3536 US 1981 Sell This Version
VIL 12189 Public Image Limited The Flowers Of Romance(LP) Virgin VIL 12189 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
V 2189 Public Image Limited The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album) Virgin V 2189 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
XBS 3536 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records XBS 3536 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
203 410-270 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album) Virgin 203 410-270 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
203 410, 203 410-320, 203410 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin 203 410, 203 410-320, 203410 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
V 2189, 2473 818 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album) Virgin, PolyGram V 2189, 2473 818 Greece 1981 Sell This Version
203 410, 203 410-320 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin 203 410, 203 410-320 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
V 2189 Public Image Limited The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album) Virgin V 2189 Scandinavia 1981 Sell This Version
203410 Public Image Limited The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album) Virgin 203410 France 1981 Sell This Version
YX-7291-AX Public Image Limited The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album) Columbia YX-7291-AX Japan 1981 Sell This Version
S 203 410 Public Image Limited The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album) Virgin S 203 410 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
203 410, 203 410-320 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin 203 410, 203 410-320 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
BSK 3536 Public Image Ltd* The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album, Jac) Warner Bros. Records BSK 3536 US 1981 Sell This Version
BSK 3536 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album, Los) Warner Bros. Records BSK 3536 US 1981 Sell This Version
V 2189 Public Image Limited The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album, Promo) Virgin V 2189 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
BSK 3536 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album, Promo) Warner Bros. Records BSK 3536 US 1981 Sell This Version
BSK 3536 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album, TP, Los) Warner Bros. Records BSK 3536 US 1981 Sell This Version
V 2189, 2473 818 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album, W/Lbl) Virgin, PolyGram V 2189, 2473 818 Greece 1981 Sell This Version
V 2189 Public Image Limited The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album, W/Lbl) Virgin V 2189 Scandinavia 1981 Sell This Version
BSK 3536 Public Image Ltd* The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album, Win) Warner Bros. Records BSK 3536 US 1981 Sell This Version
YX-7291-AX Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Promo) Columbia YX-7291-AX Japan 1981 Sell This Version
LPBS-1070 Public Image Limited The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album) Beta Record C.A. LPBS-1070 Venezuela 1982 Sell This Version
OVEDC 51 Public Image Ltd* The Flowers Of Romance(Cass, Album, RE) Virgin OVEDC 51 UK 1984 Sell This Version
VG 50034 Public Image Limited The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album, RE) Virgin VG 50034 Greece 1984 Sell This Version
OVED 51 Public Image Limited The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album, RE) Virgin OVED 51 UK 1984 Sell This Version
33C38-7948 Public Image Ltd.* Flowers Of Romance(CD, Album, RE) Columbia 33C38-7948 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
EE-403 410 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(Cass, Album, RE) Virgin EE-403 410 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
E 203.410 Public Image Limited The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album, RE) Virgin E 203.410 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
CY-3114 Public Image Limited Flowers Of Romance(CD, Album) Columbia CY-3114 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
CDV 2189, 253 410-217 Public Image Ltd.* Flowers Of Romance(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin CDV 2189, 253 410-217 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
VI 646422 Public Image Ltd.* Flowers Of Romance(CD, Album, RE) Disky VI 646422 Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
3536-2 Public Image Limited The Flowers Of Romance(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 3536-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
MG 1423 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 1423 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
CDV 2189, 0777 7 87469 2 8 Public Image Ltd.* Flowers Of Romance(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin CDV 2189, 0777 7 87469 2 8 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
CDV 2189, 253 410-217, CDVP 2189 Public Image Ltd.* Flowers Of Romance(CD, Album, Pic) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin CDV 2189, 253 410-217, CDVP 2189 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
COCY-78003 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(CD, Album, RE) Columbia COCY-78003 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
4M518 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M518 US 2009 Sell This Version
TOCP-95073 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(CD, Album, RE, RM, SHM) Virgin TOCP-95073 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
CDVR 2189, 5099908801029 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(CD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin, Virgin CDVR 2189, 5099908801029 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
TOCP-54560 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(CD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin TOCP-54560 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
UICY-40157 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, min) Public Image Ltd. UICY-40157 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
UICY-77446 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pla) Public Image Ltd. UICY-77446 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
UIGY-9700 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(SACD, Album, SHM) Public Image Ltd. UIGY-9700 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
4M518 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Red) 4 Men With Beards 4M518 US 2016 Sell This Version
CDV 2189, 0777 7 87469 2 8 Public Image Ltd.* Flowers Of Romance(CD, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin CDV 2189, 0777 7 87469 2 8 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CDV 2189, 0777 7 87469 2 8 Public Image Ltd.* Flowers Of Romance(CD, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin CDV 2189, 0777 7 87469 2 8 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
VI 646422 Public Image Ltd.* Flowers Of Romance(CD, Album, RE) Disky VI 646422 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
CDV 2189, 0777 7 87469 2 8 Public Image Ltd.* Flowers Of Romance(CD, Album, RE, RP, Med) Virgin, Virgin CDV 2189, 0777 7 87469 2 8 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CDREAL0309559 Public Image Ltd.* Flowers Of Romance(CDr, Album, Ltd, Unofficial) The Theory Is Sound Project, CD-Real CDREAL0309559 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
CDVR 2189, 5099908801029 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(CD, Album, RE, RM, Arv) Virgin, Virgin CDVR 2189, 5099908801029 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CDVR 2189, 5099908801029 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(CD, Album, RE, RM, Son) Virgin, Virgin CDVR 2189, 5099908801029 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
3536-2 Public Image Limited The Flowers Of Romance(CD, Album, RE, RP) Warner Bros. Records 3536-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
1509 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(Cass, Album, Unofficial) DECK 1509 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
MG 1423 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 1423 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
6686 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(Cass, Unofficial) 747 6686 Saudi Arabia Unknown Sell This Version
XBS 3536 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album, CBS) Warner Bros. Records XBS 3536 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
OVED 51 Public Image Limited The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album, RE) Virgin OVED 51 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
OVED51, OVED 51 Public Image Ltd* The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin OVED51, OVED 51 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
XBS 3536 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records XBS 3536 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
XBS 3536 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records XBS 3536 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
203 410, 203 410-320 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album, RP) Virgin, Virgin 203 410, 203 410-320 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
VG 50034 Public Image Limited The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Virgin VG 50034 Greece Unknown Sell This Version

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BiT1999

BiT1999

February 15, 2021
referencing The Flowers Of Romance, LP, Album, V 2189, V2189

Imidiately in my TOP records of all time - 10 out of fat 10.
Gronk73

Gronk73

December 1, 2020
edited 3 months ago
referencing The Flowers Of Romance, CD, Album, RE, RM, CDVR 2189, 5099908801029

You've got to deliver an album to the record company, but your "band" consists of only two people: one a vocalist with no formal musical training, the other a guitarist who apparently is losing interest in the guitar. Solution? Get creative, and that's exactly what the remnants of PiL did on "The Flowers of Romance." John Lydon, Keith Levene and occasional guest star Martin Atkins (who would soon become a full-time member of the group as Lydon froze Levene out) cobbled together bits of synthesizer noodling, digital samples and relentless drum rhythms into a coherent, if not always listener-friendly, whole. There's one track on which PiL almost sound like a band again ('Go Back,' which has a live-in-the-studio ambience but was actually tracked, with Levene playing both guitar and drums) and another that's a pretty good facsimile of the dark, claustrophobic "Metal Box" vibe ('Banging the Door')...but the album's masterpiece, and the track most representative of its strange, challenging sound, is 'Under the House.' Layers of frantic percussion topped with a haunted-house lyrical chant, it's four and a half minutes of unrelieved tension that every fan of avant-garde postpunk should hear.

Three stars for listenability; five for making the best use of limited resources.
flowerbed

flowerbed

June 22, 2020
referencing The Flowers Of Romance, LP, Album, V 2189, V2189

If I knew how to drive I'd love to blare this on my car stereo with my windows down just to prove a point.
mcphranklee

mcphranklee

November 27, 2019
referencing The Flowers Of Romance, LP, Album, RE, 180, 4M518
Listening to this on a Pro-Ject Essential III through two Sonos Play5s w/sub and it sounds fantastic. Am curious now to hear the 1st press for comparison, but copies are scarce in the US.
amoeba26000

amoeba26000

June 10, 2019
referencing The Flowers Of Romance, LP, Album, V 2189, V2189
According to Rate Your Music, the Disky pressing of the CD (VI 646422) was released in 2001.
Riot_Nrrrd

Riot_Nrrrd

September 29, 2018
referencing The Flowers Of Romance, LP, Album, V 2189, V2189
I was at an event in Hollywood last night (Sept. 28 2018) with Martin Atkins commenting on his (forthcoming) book about his time in PiL. Nick Launay was there and he said the UK first pressings (5,000 copies I think he said?) do not have the "Thanks to Nick Launay for being a great engineer" text on the bottom middle edge of the back cover. Apparently all pressings outside the UK have the credit. There you go, trainspotters - how to find a UK first press.
hobo64

hobo64

May 16, 2018
referencing The Flowers Of Romance, LP, Album, RP, 203 410, 203 410-320
my copy has the bass clef but also "Made in Germany" on matrix (otherwise same matrix number)
rhorhorho

rhorhorho

August 11, 2016
referencing Flowers Of Romance, CD, Album, RE, CDV 2189, 0777 7 87469 2 8
My copy has Matrix / Runout: 787469 2 @ 1 1-2-1-NL.
TimBucknall

TimBucknall

May 11, 2016
referencing The Flowers Of Romance, LP, Album, V 2189, V2189

I came across a reference to a promo cassette issued for the 1984/5 Australian tour, anyone know any more?
CommonGood-Records

CommonGood-Records

June 27, 2015
referencing The Flowers Of Romance, LP, Album, V 2189, V2189
Named after Sid Vicious' group before he joined The Pistols. Fantastic release.