The Teardrop Explodes ‎– Kilimanjaro

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Ha, Ha, I'm Drowning 2:53
Sleeping Gas 3:45
Treason 3:05
Second Head 3:10
Poppies In The Field 2:53
Went Crazy 2:38
Brave Boys Keep Their Promises 2:30
Bouncing Babies 2:28
Books 2:37
Thief Of Baghdad 3:09
When I Dream 5:10

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
6359 035 The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro(LP, Album, Fir) Mercury 6359 035 UK 1980 Sell This Version
VOG-1-3303 The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro(LP, Album) Vertigo VOG-1-3303 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
6359 035 The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro(LP, Album) Mercury 6359 035 Greece 1980 Sell This Version
6359 035 The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro(LP, Album) Mercury 6359 035 Ireland 1980 Sell This Version
6359 035 The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro(LP, Album) Mercury 6359 035 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
6359 035 The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro(LP, Album) Mercury 6359 035 Australasia 1980 Sell This Version
6359 035 The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro(LP, Album) Mercury 6359 035 India 1980 Sell This Version
6359 035, 63 59 035 The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro(LP, Album) Mercury, Mercury 6359 035, 63 59 035 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
6359 035 The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro(LP, Album) Mercury 6359 035 France 1980 Sell This Version
6359 035 The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro(LP, Album) Polygram 6359 035 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
6359 035 The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro(LP, Album) Mercury 6359 035 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
6359 035 The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro(LP, Album) Mercury 6359 035 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
SRM-1-4016, 6359 052 The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro(LP, Album, 18 ) Mercury, Mercury SRM-1-4016, 6359 052 US 1980 Sell This Version
SRM-1-4016, 6359 052 The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro(LP, Album, 26 ) Mercury, Mercury SRM-1-4016, 6359 052 US 1980 Sell This Version
SRM-1-4016, 6359.052 The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro(LP, Album, Pre) Mercury, Mercury SRM-1-4016, 6359.052 US 1980 Sell This Version
6359 035 The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro(LP, Album, Promo) Mercury 6359 035 UK 1980 Sell This Version
SRM-1-4016, 6359.052 The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro(LP, Album, Promo) Mercury, Mercury SRM-1-4016, 6359.052 US 1980 Sell This Version
6359 035 The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro(LP, Album, Rep) Mercury 6359 035 UK 1980 Sell This Version
SRM-1-4016, 6359.052 The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro(LP, Album, Ric) Mercury, Mercury SRM-1-4016, 6359.052 US 1980 Sell This Version
6359 035 The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro(LP, Album, TP) Mercury 6359 035 Greece 1980 Sell This Version
SRM-1-4016 The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro(LP, Album, TP) Mercury SRM-1-4016 US 1980 Sell This Version
7150 035 The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro(Cass, Album, RE) Mercury 7150 035 UK 1981 Sell This Version
STAR 5214 The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro(LP, Album) Mercury STAR 5214 South Africa 1981 Sell This Version
6359 035 The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro(LP, Album, RE) Mercury 6359 035 UK 1981 Sell This Version
6359 035 The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro(LP, Album, RP) Mercury 6359 035 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
PRIMC 59, 7150 035 The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro(Cass, Album, RE) Mercury, Mercury PRIMC 59, 7150 035 UK 1984 Sell This Version
PRICE 59, 6359 035 The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro(LP, Album, RE) Mercury, Mercury PRICE 59, 6359 035 UK 1984 Sell This Version
836 897-2 The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro(CD, Album, RE) Fontana 836 897-2 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
836 897-2 The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro(CD, Album, RE) Fontana 836 897-2 UK & Europe 1989 Sell This Version
836 897-2 The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro(CD, Album, RE) Fontana 836 897-2 UK & Europe 1989 Sell This Version
836 897-2 The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro(CD, Album, RE, RP) Fontana 836 897-2 UK & Europe 1989 Sell This Version
836 897-4 The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro(Cass, Album, RE) Fontana 836 897-4 UK 1989 Sell This Version
836 897-1 The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro(LP, Album, RE) Fontana 836 897-1 UK 1989 Sell This Version
PHCR-2015 The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro(CD, Album, RE) Fontana PHCR-2015 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
548 322-2 The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro(HDCD, Album, RE, RM, UML) Mercury 548 322-2 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
UICY-3095 The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro(HDCD, Album, RE, RM) Mercury UICY-3095 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
5328957 The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro(3xCD, Album, Dlx, RE, RM) Mercury, Universal Music Catalogue 5328957 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
7763057 The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro(LP, RE) Mercury, UMC, Zoo Records 7763057 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
836 897-2 The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro(CD, Album, RE) Fontana 836 897-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
836 897-2 The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro(CD, Album, RE) Fontana 836 897-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
LUCKY 7CD The Teardrop Explodes Featuring Julian Cope The Teardrop Explodes Featuring Julian Cope - Kilimanjaro(CD, Album, RE) Skyclad Records LUCKY 7CD US Unknown Sell This Version
836 897-2 The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro(CD, Album, RE, PMD) Fontana 836 897-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
836 897-2 The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro(CD, Album, RE, RP) Fontana 836 897-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
836 897-2 The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro(CD, Album, RE, RP) Fontana 836 897-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
836 897-2 The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro(CD, Album, RE, RP) Fontana 836 897-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
LUCKY 7C The Teardrop Explodes Featuring Julian Cope The Teardrop Explodes Featuring Julian Cope - Kilimanjaro(Cass, Album, RE) Skyclad Records LUCKY 7C US Unknown Sell This Version
548 322-2 The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro(HDCD, Album, RE, RM, EDC) Mercury 548 322-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
LUCKY 7 The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro(LP, Album, RE) SkyClad Records LUCKY 7 US Unknown Sell This Version

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sadmark11

sadmark11

April 24, 2021
referencing Kilimanjaro, LP, Album, RE, 6359 035
My copy has a red inner sleeve and the light blue labels featuring the red/white mountain ... cant seem to find this listed
Ubangistomp

Ubangistomp

March 2, 2021
referencing Kilimanjaro, LP, Album, Fir, 6359 035

One wonders why these first pressings by the massive cult artist that is Julian Cope aren’t more expensive. That’s a good reason to pick this album up and no excuses. Get it cheap while you can.
Only_Mint

Only_Mint

March 14, 2020
referencing Kilimanjaro, LP, RE, 7763057
Yet again, no pictures from the contributors of > 50 "have's" to allow buyers to exclude this from earlier pressings...
Pavol_Stromcek

Pavol_Stromcek

November 27, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Kilimanjaro, LP, RE, 7763057
The version of "Treason" on this pressing is the original non-remixed version (whereas the version that appeared on the "zebra" cover reissue originally was the one that was remixed by Hugh Jones). So, if you're buying this and expecting to hear the remixed version, you might be in for a surprise. Also, side two of my copy has loads of persistent and fairly loud surface noise.
Lanarker

Lanarker

September 16, 2019
referencing Kilimanjaro, CD, Album, RE, LUCKY 7CD
This is the only appearance on CD of the US promo 12" remix of "Reward". This mix has an entirely different intro to the UK 7" and lp and Peel versions. It has a very different feel, more subdued horns, diff keyboard sounds and an entirely different and more prominent guitar part. It originally appeared on the US promo 12" of "When I Dream". https://youtu.be/ycvZXgcUrWY
ReverendMorax

ReverendMorax

September 21, 2013
referencing Kilimanjaro, LP, Album, Rep, 6359 035
My copy is as described ( No inner sleeve with lyrics and blue mercury label) but has a glossy band pic cover...
martinjanet

martinjanet

March 5, 2011
referencing Kilimanjaro, LP, Album, RE, PRICE 59, 6359 035

What is it about this album? Taken on their own the tracks are good, occassionally great but listened to as a complete album it becomes something wonderful and is perhaps my most played album of all time.

It has dreamy but insistant feel from the start(unsurprising given the drug-soaked state of the band - see Julian's autobiography. The pulsing bass line of Ha Ha I'm Drowning, leads into Sleeping Gas which seems to come at you without taking a breath. The single Treason somewhat breaks the mood and was never a favourite of mine. The only downside of this release is that Reward is just "plonked in" and sounds like the afterthought it was. The side finishes with my favourite Teardrops track of all, the trancy Poppies with its backward guitar.

On Side 2 the band wakes up from the dream and the tracks are livlier and faster and the side seems to race to the Thief of Baghdad which is slower. The final track When I dream is a great pop song and the stand out track on side 2, although I still prefer the original production to be found on the compilation "Piano".