Various ‎– Short Circuit Live At The Electric Circus

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Virgin ‎– VCL 5003, Virgin ‎– SPOT 005
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Vinyl, LP, 10", Compilation, Limited Edition, Orange
Vinyl, 7", EP, Limited Edition, Pink
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A1 The Fall Stepping Out
Bass – Tony FrielDrums – Karl BurnsElectric Piano – Una BainesGuitar – Martin BramahVocals – Mark E. SmithWritten-By – Mark E. Smith, Tony Friel
2:36
A2 John Cooper Clarke (You Never See A Nipple In The) Daily Express
Written-By – Clarke*
1:03
A3 Joy Division At A Later Date
Bass – Peter HookDrums – Stephen MorrisGuitar – Bernard AlbrechtVocals – Ian CurtisWritten-By – Joy Division
3:00
A4 The Drones Persecution Complex
Bass, Backing Vocals – Steve CundallDrums – Peter HowellsLead Guitar – Gus CallenderLead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar – M.J. DroneWritten-By – Gus Callender
2:50
B1 Steel Pulse Makka Splaff (The Colly Man)
Bass – Ronnie McQueenDrums – Steve NesbittKeyboards, Vocals – Selwyn BrownLead Guitar, Vocals – Basil Gabbidon (2)Percussion, Vocals – Alphonso Martin, Mykaell RileyRhythm Guitar, Vocals – David HindsWritten-By – Steel Pulse
5:45
B2 John Cooper Clarke I Married A Monster From Outer Space
Written-By – Clarke*
1:30
B3 The Fall Last Orders
Bass – Tony FrielDrums – Karl BurnsElectric Piano – Una BainesGuitar – Martin BramahVocals – Mark E. SmithWritten-By – Mark E. Smith, Tony Friel
3:08
B4 Buzzcocks Time's Up
Bass – Garth SmithDrums, Vocals – John MaherGuitar, Vocals – Pete Shelley, Steve DiggleWritten-By – Howard Devoto, Pete Shelley
2:58
Bonus 7" Another Close Shave
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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Tracks A1, A3, B3, B4: published by Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd
Tracks A2 & B2: published by April Music Ltd/Split Beans
Track A4: published by Arnakata Music
Track B1: published by Blue Mountain Music
Notes on inner sleeve by Paul Morley.
Made in England

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.

This orange vinyl version is believed to have the smallest pressing quantity. 300 has been widely rumoured but this is unconfirmed. Additionally, copies are known to exist that appear to be pressed on yellow vinyl. Again some opinion is that these may have been caused by "colour bleed" when pressing the orange release, and that orange vinyl was then dumped in favour of blue where it didn't happen (explaining the limited number pressed). It is unconfirmed if the yellow pressings were intentionally different (to the orange pressings) or not.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): VCL 5003-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): VCL 5003-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): VCL 5003 A3 A PORKY PRIME CUT
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): VCL 5003 B3

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
VCL 5003, VEP 1004, SPOT 005 Various Short Circuit Live At The Electric Circus(10", Comp, Ltd, Blu + 7", EP, Ltd, Pin) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin VCL 5003, VEP 1004, SPOT 005 UK 1978 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

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