Sinéad O'Connor ‎– The Lion And The Cobra

Ensign ‎– 258 563, Chrysalis ‎– 258 563-222
CD, Album

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1 Jackie
Arranged By – Sinéad O'ConnorWritten-By – Sinéad O'Connor
2 Mandinka
Arranged By – Sinéad O'ConnorElectric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Marco PirroniWritten-By – Sinéad O'Connor
3 Jerusalem
Arranged By – McMordie*, Reynolds*, Clowes*, O'Connor*Written-By – A. McMordie*, J. Reynolds*, M. Clowes*, O'Connor*
4 Just Like U Said It Would B
Arranged By – Sinéad O'ConnorWritten-By – O'Connor*, S. Wickham*
5 Never Get Old
Arranged By – Sinéad O'ConnorVoice [Spoken Word] – EnyaWritten-By – Sinéad O'Connor
6 Troy
Arranged By – Clowes*, O'Connor*Arranged By [Strings] – Mike ClowesLeader [Strings Directed By] – Gavyn WrightWritten-By – Sinéad O'Connor
7 I Want Your (Hands On Me)
Arranged By – Reynolds*, Clowes*, Dean*, O'Connor*, Hollifield*Written-By – Reynolds*, Clowes*, R. Dean*, O'Connor*, R. Hollifield*
8 Drink Before The War
Arranged By – Reynolds*, Clowes*, O'Connor*Written-By – Sinéad O'Connor
9 Just Call Me Joe
Arranged By – K. Mooney*, L. Winer*, O'Connor*Guitar [All Guitars], Bass Guitar – Kevin MooneyVoice [Spoken Word] – Leslie WinerWritten-By – Black. Moon E*

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℗ 1987 Ensign Records Ltd.
Vertrieb in Europa durch BMG Ariola.
Printed in Germany by TOPAC.
Recorded at Oasis Studios, Camden, London.
Mixed at Eden Studios, Chiswick, London.
Tracks 2 and 7 mixed at Tapestry Studios, Putney, London.
Mastered at Tape One, London.

Early pressing before the transfer to EMI.
Issued in a standard jewel case with an 8-page booklet.
No track durations on release.
Total playing time 42:10.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4 007192 585632
  • Label Code: LC 1626
  • Rights Society: GEMA STEMRA BIEM
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): SONOPRESS/258563 SA8807
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): SONOPRESS 258563 A
  • SPARS Code: AAD

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
cdp32 1612-2, CCD 1612, CDP 3216122 Sinéad O'Connor The Lion And The Cobra(CD, Album) Ensign, Chrysalis, Ensign cdp32 1612-2, CCD 1612, CDP 3216122 UK 1987 Sell This Version
0946 3 21612 2 2 Sinéad O'Connor The Lion And The Cobra(CD, Album) Ensign 0946 3 21612 2 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1C 064-3 21612 1 DMM Sinead O'Connor* The Lion And The Cobra(LP, Album) Chrysalis, Ensign 1C 064-3 21612 1 DMM Europe 1987 Sell This Version
ccd 1612, CCD 1612 Sinéad O'Connor The Lion And The Cobra(CD, Album) Ensign, Chrysalis, Ensign, Chrysalis ccd 1612, CCD 1612 UK 1987 Sell This Version
Chen 7 Sinéad O'Connor The Lion And The Cobra(Cass, Album, Chr) Chrysalis Chen 7 US 1987 Sell This Version



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January 28, 2017
The world learned Sinéad o' Connor in 1990. They scored a number one with the song "Nothing Compares 2 U. Success was partly due to the striking video clip with a close-up of the face of Sinéad (shaved head, big eyes) that sings the song while she cries. That suits her music in which they often her soul inside out. O'Connor shuns the big themes and shocking an American public when she tears apart a picture of the Pope on live tv. Musical surprised them with a reggae album and a cd of traditional Irish music. It underlines the versatility of this quirky singer/songwriter.