Label:Music On Vinyl – MOVLP3567, A&M Records – MOVLP3567, Universal Music – MOVLP3567
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Yellow And Black Marbled, 180 Gram, 25th Anniversary Edition
Style:Alternative Rock


A1Church Of Noise
Written-ByA J Cairns*
A2Tightrope Walker
Written-ByA J Cairns*, G Hopkins*, M McCarrick*
A3Black Eye Purple Sky
Written-ByA J Cairns*
A4Lonely, Cryin', Only.
Written-ByA J Cairns*, M McCarrick*
A5Born Too Soon
Written-ByA J Cairns*
A6Stay Happy.
Written-ByA J Cairns*, Therapy?
B2Straight Life
Written-ByA J Cairns*, M McCarrick*
B3Heaven's Gate.
Written-ByA J Cairns*, Therapy?
B4Don't Expect Roses.
Written-ByA J Cairns*
Written-ByA J Cairns*, M McCarrick*
B6The Boy's Asleep
Written-ByA J Cairns*, M McCarrick*, M McKeegan*

Companies, etc.



Premier vinyl LP version of this album.
Upon original release in 1998, it was never released on LP, the only vinyl version being the multi-7" box set, see Semi-Detached.

25th anniversary edition on coloured heavyweight opaque vinyl.
Matte sleeve. Disc held in a polylined die cut white paper inner sleeve.
Includes a 12" square matte paper insert, printed on both sides.
The packing did not come shrink-wrapped, rather in a resealable polypropylene cover. Affixed to this is a bronze/gold hype sticker.

Runouts are etched.

Track A3 is listed as "Black Eye Purple Sky" on cover and label but is printed "Black Eye, Purple Sky" on lyric sheet.

Made in the Netherlands.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 600753 985991
  • Barcode (Scanned): 600753985991
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SDRM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): 400755 1A MOVLP1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): 400755 1B MOVLP1

Other Versions (5 of 26)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Semi-Detached (CD, Album)A&M Records540 891-2Europe1998
Semi-Detached (CD, Album)A&M Records314 540 891-2Canada1998
Recently Edited
Semi-Detached (CD, Album, Promo)A&M RecordsSDCDP1UK1998
Recently Edited
Semi-Detached (6×7", 45 RPM, Album, Box Set, Limited Edition, Numbered)A&M Records582 548-7UK1998
New Submission
Semi-Detached (Cassette, Album)A&M Records540 891-4Poland1998



  • ComeAsYouAre's avatar
    So pleased with this.
    My copy sounds great, and a traditional vinyl pressing of this was much needed, because I echo the sentiment of the below commenter; the 7” box sounded like absolute dogshit.
    Great job by MOV by doing this great album justice.
    • ClassA's avatar
      sounds better than the 7" boxset. still lacks dynamics though. the master used must run hot.
      great album though. plus great packaging.
      Now lets do the rest of the T? cat that has not seen vinyl releases.....
      • adam30y's avatar
        Maybe the best Therapy? album, we've been waiting for this release for a long time (the 6x7" edition sounded terrible). But this one is simply perfect, absolutely worth buying, thanks to the MOV team for the excellent sound. I hope Suicide Pact - You First and Shameless will also follow soon.
        • Real_Horror_Show's avatar
          My copy is a dark green, nothing at all like the photo on the listing here.


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