Public Image Ltd.* ‎– The Flowers Of Romance

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Four Enclosed Walls 4:44
Track 8 3:14
Phenagen 2:38
Flowers Of Romance 2:50
Under The House 4:32
Hymie's Him 3:18
Banging The Door 4:49
Go Back 3:46
Francis Massacre 3:31

Versions (42)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
V 2189, V2189 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin V 2189, V2189 UK 1981 Sell This Version
M5 3536 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records M5 3536 US 1981 Sell This Version
TCV 2189 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(Cass, Album) Virgin TCV 2189 UK 1981 Sell This Version
V 2189 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(LP) Virgin V 2189 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
203 410 Public Image Limited The Flowers Of Romance(LP) Virgin 203 410 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
VIL 12189 Public Image Limited The Flowers Of Romance(LP) Virgin VIL 12189 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
203410 Public Image Limited The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album) Virgin 203410 France 1981 Sell This Version
203 410, 203 410-320, 203410 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin 203 410, 203 410-320, 203410 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
V 2189 Public Image Limited The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album) Virgin V 2189 Scandinavia 1981 Sell This Version
YX-7291-AX Public Image Limited The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album) Columbia YX-7291-AX Japan 1981 Sell This Version
XBS 3536 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records XBS 3536 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
V 2189, 2473 818 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album) Virgin, PolyGram V 2189, 2473 818 Greece 1981 Sell This Version
XBS 3536 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records XBS 3536 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
BSK 3536 Public Image Ltd* The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records BSK 3536 US 1981 Sell This Version
203 410, 203 410-320 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin 203 410, 203 410-320 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
V 2189 Public Image Limited The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album) Virgin V 2189 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
V 2189, 2473 818 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Virgin, PolyGram V 2189, 2473 818 Greece 1981 Sell This Version
YX-7291-AX Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Promo) Columbia YX-7291-AX Japan 1981 Sell This Version
33C38-7948 Public Image Ltd.* Flowers Of Romance(CD, Album) Columbia 33C38-7948 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
LPBS-1070 Public Image Limited The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album) Beta Record C.A. LPBS-1070 Venezuela 1982 Sell This Version
OVEDC 51 Public Image Ltd* The Flowers Of Romance(Cass, Album, RE) Virgin OVEDC 51 UK 1984 Sell This Version
VG 50034 Public Image Limited The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album, RE) Virgin VG 50034 Greece 1984 Sell This Version
OVED 51 Public Image Limited The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album, RE) Virgin OVED 51 UK 1984 Sell This Version
E 203.410 Public Image Limited The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album, RE) Virgin E 203.410 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
CY-3114 Public Image Limited Flowers Of Romance(CD, Album) Columbia CY-3114 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
CDV 2189, 253 410-217 Public Image Ltd.* Flowers Of Romance(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin CDV 2189, 253 410-217 UK & Europe 1990 Sell This Version
VI 646422 Public Image Ltd.* Flowers Of Romance(CD, Album, RE) Disky VI 646422 Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
3536-2 Public Image Limited The Flowers Of Romance(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 3536-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
MG 1423 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 1423 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
CDV 2189, 0777 7 87469 2 8 Public Image Ltd.* Flowers Of Romance(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin CDV 2189, 0777 7 87469 2 8 UK & Europe 1994 Sell This Version
CDV 2189, 253 410-217 PM 500 Public Image Ltd.* Flowers Of Romance(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin CDV 2189, 253 410-217 PM 500 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
4M518 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M518 US 2009 Sell This Version
TOCP-95073 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(CD, Album, RE, RM, SHM) Virgin TOCP-95073 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
CDVR 2189, 5099908801029 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(CD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin, Virgin CDVR 2189, 5099908801029 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
4M518 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Red) 4 Men With Beards 4M518 US 2016 Sell This Version
CDV 2189, 0777 7 87469 2 8 Public Image Ltd.* Flowers Of Romance(CD, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin CDV 2189, 0777 7 87469 2 8 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CDV 2189, 0777 7 87469 2 8 Public Image Ltd.* Flowers Of Romance(CD, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin CDV 2189, 0777 7 87469 2 8 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CDREAL0309559 Public Image Ltd.* Flowers Of Romance(CDr, Album, Ltd, Unofficial) The Theory Is Sound Project, CD-Real CDREAL0309559 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
1509 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(Cass, Album, Unofficial) DECK 1509 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
OVED 51 Public Image Limited The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album, RE) Virgin OVED 51 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
203 410, 203 410-320 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album, RP) Virgin, Virgin 203 410, 203 410-320 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
VG 50034 Public Image Limited The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Virgin VG 50034 Greece Unknown Sell This Version

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TimBucknall

TimBucknall

May 11, 2016
referencing The Flowers Of Romance, LP, Album, V 2189, V2189

I came across a reference to a promo cassette issued for the 1984/5 Australian tour, anyone know any more?
HiFiHoosier

HiFiHoosier

June 27, 2015
referencing The Flowers Of Romance, LP, Album, V 2189, V2189
Named after Sid Vicious' group before he joined The Pistols. Fantastic release.
Misannthorpe

Misannthorpe

May 1, 2015
referencing The Flowers Of Romance, LP, Album, V 2189, V2189
PiL's finest hour or 31:24 if my math(s) is any good, and not a Wobble in sight! Levene and Atkins shine while Lydon does his best to try and spoil the proceedings (as usual!). Makes Metal Box sound like "pop" music. Probably the last proper PiL album much as I rate "Album" and the semi legendary "Commercial zone". Would be laughable if it weren't so sad that Lydon seems to think that he IS PiL. THIS IS PiL!
Calvinkrimes

Calvinkrimes

January 27, 2015
referencing The Flowers Of Romance, LP, Album, RE, 180, 4M518
I'm no audiophile but I compared the 4 Men with Beards against a Virgin (V 2189) version and V 2189 sounded much more pleasant (for a PIL album) with bigger sounding drums and clearer vocal and guitar parts. My advice would be to not get the 4 Men with Beards version if you can avoid it.
seika

seika

February 20, 2014
referencing The Flowers Of Romance, LP, Album, V 2189, V2189

Moody, tribal, subversive music. A great piece of art.
sonic-soul

sonic-soul

May 3, 2013
edited over 3 years ago
referencing The Flowers Of Romance, LP, Album, V 2189, V2189
Expertly, delightfully, exquisitely deranged pop music. The sound and the odd-ball patterns of the drums are very prominent in most of the "songs" and is very minimal and machine-like in nature, almost as if anticipating the wave of electro and hip-hop music produced with "real" drum machines. Guitar and bass, when present at all, are mostly ornamental in nature. Leaving most of the songs up to the drums and the characteristic Lydon vocals. A thoroughly successful and genuine exploration of the possibilities of pop music. He who dares wins.

Excellent musical company could be found in Einstürzende Neubauten's Kollaps album also from 1981 and the more delicate but evenly compelling B-2 Unit album by Riuichi Sakamoto from 1980. Pop music at its most adventurous.
danse_macabre

danse_macabre

June 19, 2011
referencing The Flowers Of Romance, LP, Album, RP, 203 410, 203 410-320
The cat# on my copy says 203 410-270 Printed in Western Germany.