The The ‎– Sweet Bird Of Truth

Epic ‎– TRUTH 1, Some Bizzare ‎– TRUTH 1
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single

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Swing Wing
A Sweet Bird Of Truth
Backing Vocals – Anna DominoEngineer – Steve PeckMixed By, Engineer – Matt Johnson, Warne LiveseyPercussion – Bashiri JohnsonProducer, Programmed By, Percussion, Mixed By – Roli MosimannSaxophone – Bob Mintzer
Fixed Wing
Themes From "The Nightwatchman"
B1 Harbour Lights 3:37
B2 Sleeping Juice 2:42

Companies, etc.



℗ 1986 CBS Records

Original sound recording made by CBS Records

© 1986 CBS Records. Epic & [Epic logo] ® CBS Inc.

Made in England

Recorded January '86.
The main track, A, has no remix name, but is almost identical to the version on the CD Infected that is named (12" Version) - the difference being that the version on this releases has an added pilot radio conversation at the end.

A is noted as "swing wing", and B as "fixed wing".
Durations do not appear on release.
Pressed in 7,500 copies.

This pressing of "Sweet Bird of Truth" was the first single from "Infected", but it's release coincided with the US bombing of Libya where an American pilot was shot down, and CBS were unwilling to release and promote it. It ended up as a low-key release that was deleted on the day of release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): TRUTH 1 A*
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): TRUTH 1 B*
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched): TRUTH · 1 A1 SWING WING
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched): TRUTH · 1 B1 FIXED WING
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped): 2 7
  • Matrix / Runout (Both sides, stamped): ⋀
  • Rights Society: MCPS/BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 0199
  • Other (Distribution code): CB 181

Other Versions (5 of 10) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TENSE 2 The The Sweet Bird Of Truth(7", Single) Epic, Some Bizzare TENSE 2 UK 1987 Sell This Version
TENSE T2 The The Sweet Bird Of Truth(12", Single, RE) Epic TENSE T2 UK 1987 Sell This Version
XPS 215 The The Sweet Bird Of Truth (Radio Edit)(7", S/Sided, Single, Promo) Epic XPS 215 UK 1987 Sell This Version
ES 12188 The The Heartland (Extended Version) / Sweet Bird Of Truth(12", Single) Epic ES 12188 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
ES 12188 The The Sweet Bird Of Truth(12") Epic ES 12188 New Zealand 1986 Sell This Version