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The B-52'sThe B-52's

Label:Island Records – ILPS 9580, Island Records – ILPS 9580*
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Alternative Rock, New Wave, Post-Punk

Tracklist

A1Planet Claire
Written-ByF. Schneider*, K. Strickland*
4:35
A252 Girls
GuitarKate Pierson
Written-ByJ. Ayers*, R. Wilson*
3:35
A3Dance This Mess Around
Written-ByThe B-52's
4:35
A4Rock Lobster
Written-ByF. Schneider*, R. Wilson*
6:50
B1Lava
Written-ByThe B-52's
4:55
B2There's A Moon In The Sky (Called The Moon)
GuitarCindy Wilson
Written-ByThe B-52's
4:55
B3Hero Worship
GuitarKate Pierson
Keyboards [Bass]Fred Schneider
Written-ByR. Wilson*, R. Waldrop*
4:10
B46060-8422:50
B5Downtown
Arranged ByC. Wilson*, K. Pierson*
Written-ByTony Hatch
2:55
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Credits

Notes

Laminated cover

Recorded at Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas.
Mastered at the Sound Clinic.

Track A1,A2,A4,B1 and B3 copyright © 1978 Boo-fant Tunes, Inc.
Track A3,B2 and B4 copyright © 1979 Boo-fant Tunes, Inc.

Unknown number of first copies of The B-52's came with free 7" "Rock Lobster" single.

Comes with a printed yellow cardboard inner sleeve with lyrics, photos and credits.

Copies sold in Germany had a white sticker with the German cat# 200 776 320 on rear cover [see image].
According to guideline 1.4.3: "items that have otherwise been marked or altered after manufacture" do not constitute a "unique release" if otherwise identical

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): ILPS 9580 A-4U [stamped] AHJUS-LUV... CA SOUND CLINIC JONZ [etched]
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): ILPS 9580 B-3U [stamped] RP SOUND CLINIC JONZ ...THE B52'S [etched]
  • Other (Inner sleeve): ILPS 9580(I)

Other Versions (5 of 186)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
The B-52's (LP, Album)Warner Bros. RecordsQBS 3355Canada1979
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The B-52's (Cassette, Album)Warner Bros. RecordsM5 3355US1979
The B-52's (LP, Album)Island Records9123 048France1979
The B-52's (LP, Album, Los Angeles Pressing)Warner Bros. RecordsBSK 3355US1979
The B-52's (LP, Album, Stereo)Island Records200776Netherlands1979

Reviews

  • elabedulblanco's avatar
    I bought a second hand copy in the 90s and comparing to the US and the other British pressing, this one looks wonderful with the rounded-cornered cardboard inner sleeve, and the vinyl, even having some crackles and other noises, sounds fantastic.
    I recently compared my copy to a friend's reissue and all I can say is my friend was outraged at how different (and worse!) his copy sounded.
    This album has a very peculiar production style delivering a quite interesting retro sound that it's very pleasant to listen to, with the warm analogue keyboards and 60s surf-style Fender/Danelectro twangy tone that harkens back to Mid-Century Modern realm and the period where rock and roll developed into surf music, and in this UK edition that particular sound shines in all its glory. The songs are great for the most part and the production makes them even better.
    I'd like to listen to other pressings to keep on comparing.

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