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Thomas DolbyThe Golden Age Of Wireless

Label:EMI – 1A 064-07607, Venice In Peril Records – 1A 064-07607
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:Europe
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Synth-pop

Tracklist

A1Flying North
Backing VocalsLesley Fairbairn
Drum ProgrammingTMDR*
GuitarDave Birch
Percussion [Backwards]Justin Hildreth
3:50
A2Commercial Breakup
Lyrics ByThomas Dolby
4:15
A3Weightless3:45
A4Europa And The Pirate Twins
Backing VocalsLes Chappell
HarmonicaAndy Partridge
Percussion [Electronic]TMDR*
3:18
A5Windpower
Brass [Leadline], FluteSimon Lloyd
Drum ProgrammingTMDR*
Vocals [Shipping Forecast]John Marsh
4:20
B1The Wreck Of The Fairchild
Backing VocalsBruce Woolley
KalimbaTMDR*
Other [Chilean Translations, Distress, Grace]Guido Orlando
3:30
B2Airwaves
Backing VocalsBruce Woolley
5:12
B3Radio Silence
Backing VocalsAkiko Yano
Mixed ByTMDR*
Mixed By, SynthesizerDaniel Miller
3:43
B4Cloudburst At Shingle Street
Vocals [Operatics]Lene Lovich, Les Chappell
5:45
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Notes

This is the first European version of the LP as released in early 1982 in the UK.

This full-length version of The Wreck Of The Fairchild found here is unique to this pressing, which continues the radio frequency tones directly into Airwaves without a break. The version found on the B-side of the Airwaves 7" single fades early making it about 5 seconds shorter.

Later pressings differ from this one in a variety of ways, but most notably:
First US issue (but second issue overall; on Harvest):
Drops The Wreck Of The Fairchild, but adds Urges and Leipzig which were taken from an early single. Replaces the full-length Airwaves found here with a 7" version, and includes a different version of Radio Silence.

A later US version then dropped Urges and Leipzig and instead added She Blinded Me With Science and One Of Our Submarines. Still later pressings switch off between the long and short versions of She Blinded... and Airwaves, and the rock (long) vs. synth (short) versions of Radio Silence.

Printed inner sleeve
Cover is printed in Holland
Made in EEC

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Label Code: LC 0542
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Stamped): 07607-A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Stamped): 07607-B1

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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The Golden Age Of Wireless (LP, Album)Venice In Peril Records, Venice In Peril RecordsVIP1001, OC 062-07 607UK1982
The Golden Age Of Wireless (LP, Album, Winchester Pressing)HarvestST-12203US1982
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The Golden Age Of Wireless (LP, Album, Reissue)Venice In Peril Records1C 064-1077821Europe1982
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The Golden Age Of Wireless (LP, Album)Venice In Peril Records2C 070 07607France1982
The Golden Age Of Wireless (LP, Album)Venice In Peril Records, EMIEMS-81494Japan1982

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