Public Image Ltd.* ‎– The Flowers Of Romance

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Virgin ‎– V 2189, Virgin ‎– V2189
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Vinyl, LP, Album
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Tracklist

A1 Four Enclosed Walls 4:44
A2 Track 8 3:14
A3 Phenagen 2:38
A4 Flowers Of Romance 2:50
A5 Under The House 4:32
B1 Hymie's Him 3:18
B2 Banging The Door 4:49
B3 Go Back 3:46
B4 Francis Massacre 3:31

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Notes

Some copies contain an additional lyric insert.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Etched in runout A side (Variant 1)): V2189-A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped in runout A side (Variant 1)): TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched in runout B side (Variant 1)): V2189-B3
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped in runout B side (Variant 1)): TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched in runout A side (Variant 2)): V2189-A2
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped in runout A side (Variant 2)): TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched in runout B side (Variant 2)): V2189-B3
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped in runout B side (Variant 2)): TOWNHOUSE

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
203 410, 203 410-320, 203410 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin 203 410, 203 410-320, 203410 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
CDV 2189, 0777 7 87469 2 8 Public Image Ltd.* Flowers Of Romance(CD, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin CDV 2189, 0777 7 87469 2 8 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CDV 2189, 0777 7 87469 2 8 Public Image Ltd.* Flowers Of Romance(CD, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin CDV 2189, 0777 7 87469 2 8 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
VI 646422 Public Image Ltd.* Flowers Of Romance(CD, Album, RE) Disky VI 646422 Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
203 410, 203 410-320 Public Image Ltd.* The Flowers Of Romance(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin 203 410, 203 410-320 Germany 1981 Sell This Version

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HiFiHoosier

HiFiHoosier

June 27, 2015
Named after Sid Vicious' group before he joined The Pistols. Fantastic release.
Misannthorpe

Misannthorpe

May 1, 2015
PiL's finest hour or 31:24 if my math(s) is any good, and not a Wobble in sight! Levene and Atkins shine while Lydon does his best to try and spoil the proceedings (as usual!). Makes Metal Box sound like "pop" music. Probably the last proper PiL album much as I rate "Album" and the semi legendary "Commercial zone". Would be laughable if it weren't so sad that Lydon seems to think that he IS PiL. THIS IS PiL!
seika

seika

February 20, 2014

Moody, tribal, subversive music. A great piece of art.
sonic-soul

sonic-soul

May 3, 2013
edited over 2 years ago
Expertly, delightfully, exquisitely deranged pop music. The sound and the odd-ball patterns of the drums are very prominent in most of the "songs" and is very minimal and machine-like in nature, almost as if anticipating the wave of electro and hip-hop music produced with "real" drum machines. Guitar and bass, when present at all, are mostly ornamental in nature. Leaving most of the songs up to the drums and the characteristic Lydon vocals. A thoroughly successful and genuine exploration of the possibilities of pop music. He who dares wins.

Excellent musical company could be found in Einstürzende Neubauten's Kollaps album also from 1981 and the more delicate but evenly compelling B-2 Unit album by Riuichi Sakamoto from 1980. Pop music at its most adventurous.