Bauhaus ‎– Bela Lugosi's Dead

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First vinyl pressing in August 1979 was on white vinyl (5000 units) and sold within a matter of weeks, followed by numerous re-pressings within the first few months of release, all on black vinyl, sometimes with spined sleeves, sometimes not, starting September 1979 with demand continuing until early 1980. Thereafter there have been various represses/reissues starting in the mid-/late '80s including the following: - black vinyl with black-on-white sleeve - clear vinyl with brown-on-white sleeve - opaque pink vinyl with pink-on-white sleeve - transparent green vinyl with green-on-white sleeve - opaque blue vinyl with blue-on-white sleeve - transparent purple vinyl with purple-on-white sleeve - glow-in-the-dark picture disc with clear plastic sleeve. "Dark Entries (demo)" is not listed as a track on the vinyl release, but it does appear on the record. The first 5000 CD copies were numbered.

A fascinating insight into the making of the record, including interview with band members and Small Wonder label owner/manager Pete Stennett can be read in an interview for Uncut magazine

Tracklist

Bela Lugosi's Dead 9:31
Boys 3:09
Dark Entries (Demo) 1:20

Versions (28)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TEENY 2 Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(12", Single, Whi) Small Wonder Records TEENY 2 UK 1979 Sell This Version
TEENY 2 Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(12", Single) Small Wonder Records TEENY 2 UK 1979 Sell This Version
TEENY 2 Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(12", Single, RP, 2nd) Small Wonder Records TEENY 2 UK 1979 Sell This Version
TEENY 2 Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(12", Single, RP) Small Wonder Records TEENY 2 UK 1980 Sell This Version
R-7917 Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(7", Promo) MGM Records, United Artists Records R-7917 US 1983 Sell This Version
TEENY 2 Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(12", Single, RE, Blu) Small Wonder Records TEENY 2 UK 1986 Sell This Version
TEENY 2P Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(12", Single, Pic, RE) Small Wonder Records TEENY 2P UK 1988 Sell This Version
TEENY 2 Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(12", Single, RE) Small Wonder Records TEENY 2 UK 1988 Sell This Version
TEENY 2 Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(12", Single, RE, Gre) Small Wonder Records TEENY 2 UK 1988 Sell This Version
TEENY 2 Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(12", Single, RE, Pin) Small Wonder Records TEENY 2 UK 1988 Sell This Version
TEENY 2 CD Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(CD, Single, Num, RE) Small Wonder Records TEENY 2 CD UK 1988 Sell This Version
TEENY 2 CD Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(CD, Single, RE) Small Wonder Records TEENY 2 CD UK 1988 Sell This Version
TEENY 2 CD Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(CD, Single, RE) Small Wonder Records TEENY 2 CD UK 1988 Sell This Version
TEENY 2C Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(Cass, Single) Small Wonder Records TEENY 2C UK 1988 Sell This Version
TEENY 2 Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(12", Single, RE) Small Wonder Records TEENY 2 UK 1991 Sell This Version
TEENY 2 Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(12", Single, RE, Cle) Small Wonder Records TEENY 2 UK 1991 Sell This Version
TEENY 2 Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(12", Single, RE, Pur) Small Wonder Records TEENY 2 UK 1991 Sell This Version
none Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(CD, Single, Ltd, Num, RE) Bauhausmusik none UK 1998 Sell This Version
none Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(CD, Single, Ltd, Num, RE) Bauhausmusik none UK 1998 Sell This Version
CDB0495 Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(CD, Single, Num, RE) Not On Label (Bauhaus Self-released) CDB0495 UK 2005 Sell This Version
CDB0495 Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(CD, Single, RE) Not On Label (Bauhaus Self-released) CDB0495 UK 2005 Sell This Version
TEENY 103109 Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(12", S/Sided, Promo, RE, Unofficial) Small Wonder Records (2), Celebrate Life TEENY 103109 US 2009 Sell This Version
TEENY 2 Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(12", Single, Unofficial) Small Wonder Records (2) TEENY 2 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
TEENY 2 Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(12", Single, RE) Small Wonder Records TEENY 2 UK Unknown Sell This Version
TEENY 2 Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(12", Single, RE) Small Wonder Records TEENY 2 UK Unknown Sell This Version
TEENY 2 CD Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(CD, Single, RE) Small Wonder Records TEENY 2 CD UK Unknown Sell This Version
TEENY 2C Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(Cass, Single) Small Wonder Records TEENY 2C Unknown Sell This Version
TEENY 2C Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead(Cass, Single) Small Wonder Records TEENY 2C UK Unknown Sell This Version

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synonymous

synonymous

March 29, 2021
referencing Bela Lugosi's Dead, 12", Single, TEENY 2
This is Goth's finest hour, the Ur-Goth record, so Goth it's not even funny. I mean, it *is* funny, but it's played dead straight, and on 12" sounds glorious - the sound design (for want of a better phrase) is genuinely cinematic, the bass and clattering rim shots simultaneously nodding to dub and to horror movies, but yielding to neither.

I bought a ton of Bauhaus on the back of this first release, but none of it really came close.
magsrecords

magsrecords

December 29, 2020
referencing Bela Lugosi's Dead, Cass, Single, TEENY 2C
clear shell version w paper labels also exists

two words
anna_cleta

anna_cleta

November 20, 2020
referencing Bela Lugosi's Dead, 12", Single, Unofficial, TEENY 2
I buy this from local market but it does not sound good I look for better one copy
shivsidecar

shivsidecar

July 30, 2020
referencing Bela Lugosi's Dead, 12", Single, RE, TEENY 2
My copy is in the original thin card sleeve with foldover flaps, but has the WEENEY matrix number.
EarthSoulRNR

EarthSoulRNR

June 27, 2020
referencing Bela Lugosi's Dead, 12", Single, RE, TEENY 2

Still in love with this song since I first saw it performed in The Hunger nearly 40 years ago. A dark, gothic masterpiece which never dates.
dazzitfc

dazzitfc

June 7, 2020
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Bela Lugosi's Dead, 12", Single, TEENY 2
One Bauhaus song you will never grow tired of listening too, loved it as a 14 year old, loved seeing Bauhaus play it live (and Pete Murphy knocking the [email protected] out of an Ipswich punk for persistently pulling his mic lead at the UEA gig) and 41 years on still loving it....quality doesn't fade it just gets better.
Gothpunk19

Gothpunk19

March 15, 2020
referencing Bela Lugosi's Dead, 12", Single, Whi, TEENY 2
I got the white vinyl version, that comes in a plain black glossy, die cut sleeve.

According to the magazine, SPIRAL SCRATCH, this is the very 1st pressing.

I wonder, did SMALL WONDER, release this, because the picture sleeve, was delayed.

Maybe copies being sold today, are being put, in later sleeves.

Who knows??
larrytournelle

larrytournelle

September 11, 2019
referencing Bela Lugosi's Dead, 12", Single, RE, Blu, TEENY 2

Disques bleu et noir Pressé en France chez AERACEM en Normandie.
AFM2019

AFM2019

February 27, 2019
referencing Bela Lugosi's Dead, 12", Single, TEENY 2
i have a pink copy here. sex "weeney a and weeney b " on the runout. I've had it for a long time so can't be fake. weird!!
jeir1968

jeir1968

October 10, 2018
referencing Bela Lugosi's Dead, 12", Single, TEENY 2
According to Amazon, a new version of Bela Lugosi's Dead is being released on November 23, 2018. It is called The Bela Sessions, and contains other tracks recorded at that time. Hopefully a Discogs description will be posted soon?