Various ‎– Short Circuit Live At The Electric Circus

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Virgin ‎– VCL 5003, Virgin ‎– VEP 1004, Virgin ‎– SPOT 005
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Vinyl, LP, 10", Compilation, Limited Edition, Blue
Vinyl, 7", EP, Limited Edition, Pink
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A1 The Fall Stepping Out 2:36
A2 John Cooper Clarke (You Never See A Nipple In The) Daily Express 1:03
A3 Joy Division At A Later Date 3:00
A4 The Drones Persecution Complex 2:50
B1 Steel Pulse Makka Splaff 5:46
B2 John Cooper Clarke I Married A Monster From Outer Space 1:30
B3 The Fall Last Orders 3:08
B4 Buzzcocks Time's Up
Bass – Garth*Drums, Vocals – John MaherGuitar, Vocals – Pete Shelley, Steve Diggle
2:58
Bonus 7"
C1 John Dowie British Tourist
C2 John Dowie Naked Noodles In The Moonlight
C3 John Dowie I Don't Want To Be Your Amputee
D1 John Dowie Mew Wave
D2 John Dowie Jim Callaghan
D3 John Dowie Time Warp

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Blue vinyl edition.

Some copies included a pink vinyl 7" version of John Dowie's "Another Close Shave".

Some copies included a dark blue promotional poster (folded in six segments) that contained a circuit diagram, band and location details, and the promotional blurb:

"First 5,000 colour pressed on fashionable blue vinyl. Electric Circus. In handy shoplifting size. 10" for £2.99. Out now on Virgin VCL5003"

The 7 inch was totally random - it was included with blue, black and even orange promo copies with the original catalogue number VCL 5003 and blue Virgin labels. Some of these randomly had an orange sticker to say there was an included 7 inch. Some had no sticker but still included the 7 inch. Some had a full promo poster with or without the 7 inch. It was utterly random. The only consistent fact is that all blue vinyl versions had a sticker stating they contained blue vinyl. Even here this was slightly misleading, as ALL orange promo copies also had the same "Limited Edition On Electric Blue Vinyl" sticker.

July 1 1978 edition of Sounds (UK music paper) contains a half-page advert which states "First 5000 colour pressed on fashionable blue vinyl. Electric Circus. In handy shoplifting size. 10" for £2.99."

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): VCL 5003-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): VCL 5003-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C label): VEP 1004-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D label): VEP 1004-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): VCL 5003 A3 A PORKY PRIME CUT
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched): VCL 5003 B3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout, etched): J PM. VEP+1004+A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout, etched): VEP+1004+B J.S

Other Versions (5 of 7) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VCL 5003 Various Short Circuit - Live At The Electric Circus(10", EP) Virgin VCL 5003 UK 1978 Sell This Version
VG 50100, 062-VG 50100 Various Short Circuit Live At The Electric Circus(LP, Comp) Virgin, Virgin VG 50100, 062-VG 50100 Greece 1984 Sell This Version
OVED 170 Various Short Circuit - Live At The Electric Circus(10", Comp, RP) Virgin OVED 170 UK 1985 Sell This Version
OVED 170 Various Short Circuit - Live At The Electric Circus(10", Comp, RP) Virgin OVED 170 UK 1985 Sell This Version
VCL 5003 Various Short Circuit - Live At The Electric Circus(10", Comp, RP) Virgin VCL 5003 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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Lionel_Vinyl

Lionel_Vinyl

March 29, 2011

My blue copy has the Pink Dowie 7".. I did buy it used at a record show, but its super nice with the sticker, sleeve and large poster too..
malc1

malc1

October 17, 2010
This listing is incorrect according to the Record Collector price guide book the John Dowie 7" was only available with some Black Vinyl copies & not the coloured vinyl copies.....