The B-52's ‎– Mesopotamia

Warner Bros. Records ‎– MINI 3641
Vinyl, LP, Mini-Album, Winchester Pressing


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Recorded at Blank Tape Studios. New York, September 1981.
Mastered at Sterling Sound, New York.
©℗ 1982 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7599-23641-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1): MINI 1-3641-WW1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2): MINI 2-3641-WW1
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 55) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
198S-49 The B-52's Mesopotamia(LP, MiniAlbum, Promo) Island Records 198S-49 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
S-2523A The B-52's Mesopotamia(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Foot Print S-2523A Unknown Sell This Version
609.7001, 86.006 The B-52's Mesopotamia(12", EP) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 609.7001, 86.006 Brazil 1982 Sell This Version
198S-49 The B-52's Mesopotamia(LP, MiniAlbum) Island Records 198S-49 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
MINI 3641 The B-52's Mesopotamia(LP, MiniAlbum, Los) Warner Bros. Records MINI 3641 US 1982 Sell This Version


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April 8, 2018
Run times for the extended mixes:
A1 Loveland: 8:24
B1 Cake: 7:47
B2 Throw That Beat In The Garbage Can: 5:45



May 3, 2016
Does anybody know whether there's a slight variation in mix of the track 3 "Mesopotamia" from the UK to the US versions of this album.

The youtube video sounds like it has doubled up vocals and sounds much more trippy than the CD I have of the American release.


May 30, 2013
Most copies of the European release include the extended Loveland instead of the standard version, but are otherwise identical to the US release.

Some European copies also include the extended Cake and Throw That Beat And The Garbage Can, which replace the standard versions of those tracks.

However, there is no way of knowing which records contain them without playing the record. Some labels indicate longer running times, but play the same length tracks. It is thought that different pressing plants had access to different tapes.

The Island CD includes the US mix. The only US release of the Mesopotamia tracks is in remixed form on Party Mix/Mesopotamia, where they have overdubbed electronic drums to fit in with Party Mix.