Fun Boy ThreeWaiting

Label:Chrysalis – CHR 1417
Vinyl, LP, Album
Style:New Wave


A1Murder She Said
Written-ByR. Goodwin*
A2The More I See (The Less I Believe)3:38
A3Going Home3:36
A4We're Having All The Fun2:51
A5The Farm Yard Connection2:46
B1The Tunnel Of Love3:08
B2Our Lips Are Sealed
Written ByJ. Wiedlin/T. Hall
Written-ByJ. Wiedlin*, T. Hall*
B3The Pressure Of Life (Takes Weight Off The Body)3:10
B4Things We Do3:36
B5Well Fancy That!3:06

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This issue does not include the additional track 'Summertime' as found on the following issues:
Waiting (Japan), Waiting (Sweden), Waiting (Canada).
Another same catalog # UK release Waiting exists with Side Y and Side Z printed on labels.

Main artist is written as 'Fun Boy Three' on the sleeve and 'The Fun Boy Three' on the labels.

Recorded at Wessex Studios London Oct-Dec 1982.
℗ 1983 Chrysalis Records Ltd. © 1983 Chrysalis Records Ltd.
First published in the UK 1983 by Chrysalis Records Ltd.
(spine) Printed in UK.

℗ 1983 Chrysalis Records Ltd. Track A2 ℗ 1982 Chrysalis Records Ltd.
© 1983 Chrysalis Records Ltd.
Made in the UK.

Track A1 published by The Big Three Music Ltd.
Tracks A2 to B1, B3 to B5 published by Plangent Visions Music Ltd.
Track B2 published by Chappell Music Ltd./Plangent Visions Music Ltd.

Thanks To: Rick Rogers, Jeanette Powell, Peter Barnes, David Jensen & Mike Hawkes.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout - Variant 1): CH R 1417 A//1▽420 U 1 1 1 2 ƱTOPIA.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout - variant 1): CHR 1417 B//1▽420 U 1 1 1 ƱTOPIA.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout - Variant 2): CHR 1417 A//1▽420 U 11 12 ƱTOPIA.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout - variant 2): CHR 1417 B//1▽420 U 11 14 ƱTOPIA.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout - Variant 3): CHR 1417 A//1▽420 U 11 19 ƱTOPIA.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout - Variant 3): CHR 1417 B//1▽420 U 11 13 ƱTOPIA.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout - Variant 4): CHR 1417 A//1▽420 U 11 18 ƱTOPIA.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout - Variant 4): CHR 1417 B//1▽420 U 11 14 ƱTOPIA.

Other Versions (5 of 36)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Waiting (LP, Album)Chrysalis, Chrysalis205 289, 205 289-320Europe1983
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Waiting (LP, Album, Club Edition, Pitman Pressing)ChrysalisB6V 41417US1983
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Waiting (LP, Album)Chrysalis, ChrysalisL 37982, CHR 1417New Zealand1983
Waiting (LP, Album)Chrysalis, ChrysalisCHR 1417, CHR-1417Sweden1983
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Waiting (LP, Album)ChrysalisCHR 1417Canada1983


  • tony879's avatar
    Edited 3 months ago
    These Fun Boy 3 albums are soooo under rated. They still sound fresh today and those lads made some strange and groovy music. Of course there’s Terry’s cutting social commentary and close to the bone honesty here in the lyrics. Sometimes shocking as well.
    But this is all wrapped up in hummable pop hooks and choruses which is like being hit with a velvet boxing glove.
    Love it, a classic.
    • mooreic's avatar
      Just listening to this for the first time in ages and it strikes me that: it’s an absolute classic of course; David Byrne’s production was excellent; and the mastering and pressing on my UK (mint, charity shop in mid 2000s find) copy from 1983 were excellent. It’s on sale for virtually nothing so get one if you’re vaguely interested!
      • mhart9df's avatar
        To start off we have Fun Boy Three’s Waiting. Produced by David Byrne of the Talking Heads, and released under Chrysalis in 1983 this was Fun Boy Three’s second and final album. The album kicks off with an instrumental, a cover of the theme of Murder She Said. The More Is See (The Less I Believe) sees Terry step up to the mic and give a commentary on the bombings in Northern Ireland. The next stand out track is We’re Having All the Fun, in which all three of three members share details of their private lives, in a humorous fashion. The Farm Yard Connection speaks of the real-life struggles that many face, in order to ‘make a living’. Tunnel of Love is a tango that tells of a broken-down relationship. With Terry’s signature monotone lyrical style and a catchy beat this song stomps all over young couple’s romantic fantasies. Our Lips are Sealed is a song that Terry co-wrote along with the Go-Go’s, who originally released it on their album ‘Beauty and the Beat’ in 1981. I much prefer FB3’s recording as I believe Terry’s vocals help to embody the sombre content within the lyrics. Their recording managed to hit 7th in the UK Singles Charts, whereas the Go-Go’s only rose to 47th. Their finale, Well Fancy That, is Terry’s detailed story of his sexual abuse by a teacher ‘on a school trip to France’. Terry had not even told his mum or friends about this experience yet was willing to tell the world. This is one of my personal favourites, I admire Terry Hall and his dedication to writing music, despite suffering from anxiety and stress-induced eczema. Both Lynval and Neville had both worked with Terry in The Specials and would continue to work with him on and off until even now. The tough subject matter within the lyrics, paired with the catchy melodies allowed FB3 to create a great second album. Sadly, it went widely unnoticed as at the time as critics were more worried about artists such as John Lennon who was singing about his mother obsession. So FB3 disbanded in 1983, after their tour of the US, with Terry forming Colourfield with ex members of the Swinging Cats.
        • Joe90gt's avatar
          Just bought CHR 1417 from a record fair and all correct apart from B side label which reads NANX4 - Bananarama - na na hey on Decca records - thankfully it is the FB3 B side but has anyone else seen this anomoly



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