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The ResidentsCommercial Album

Label:East Side Digital – ESD 80202
Series:Residents Classic Series
Format:
CD, Album, Reissue, PDO
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Avantgarde, Experimental

Tracklist

1Easter Woman1:04
2Perfect Love1:04
3Picnic Boy
Vocals [Uncredited]Lene Lovich
1:03
4End Of Home1:03
5Amber1:03
6Japanese Watercolor1:03
7Secrets1:03
8Die In Terror1:03
9Red Rider1:03
10My Second Wife1:03
11Floyd1:03
12Suburban Bathers1:04
13Dimples And Toes1:04
14The Nameless Souls1:03
15Love Leaks Out1:03
16Act Of Being Polite1:03
17Medicine Man1:04
18Tragic Bells1:03
19Loss Of Innocence1:03
20The Simple Song1:03
21Ups And Downs1:04
22Possessions1:04
23Give It To Someone Else1:03
24Phantom1:03
25Less Not More1:03
26My Work Is So Behind1:04
27Birds In The Trees1:03
28Handful Of Desire1:04
29Moisture1:04
30Love Is…1:03
31Troubled Man1:03
32La La1:04
33Loneliness1:04
34Nice Old Man1:04
35The Talk Of Creatures1:03
36Fingertips1:04
37In Between Dreams1:03
38Margaret Freeman
Vocals [Uncredited]Andy Partridge
1:04
39The Coming Of The Crow1:04
40When We Were Young1:13
Plus
41Shut Up Shut Up1:04
42And I Was Alone1:05
43Theme For An American Tv Show1:27
44We're A Happy Family
Written-ByThe Ramones*
1:11
45The Sleeper2:58
46Boy In Love2:57
47Diskomo4:35
48Jailhouse Rock
Written-ByLeiber / Stoller*
3:08
49This Is A Man's Man's Man's World
Written-ByJ. Brown*
3:44
50Hit The Road Jack
Arranged By [Vocals]J. Roul Brody*
Vocals [Singers]Jeanette Sartain, Laurie Amat, Olan Jones
Written-ByP. Mayfield*
4:04
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First pressing. Early version on ESD made by PDO USA, and without barcode on back cover.
Track durations are not printed on the release.

Tracks 1 to 40 were originally released as the Commercial Album on vinyl in 1980 (Ralph Records). Tracks 41 to 50 were recorded between the years 1979-1987 and appeared on several different compilations and singles:

- track 41-42: were extra tracks from the "Commercial Album" sessions, they ended up on singles in England (Commercial Single) and France,
- track 43: was composed for a weekly comedy TV show. Producers rejected it as too strange. Touch included it on Ritual: Magnetic North,
- track 44: was recorded for Morgan Fisher's Miniatures (A Sequence Of Fifty-One Tiny Masterpieces Edited By Morgan-Fisher) project,
- track 45: was written in 1979 and is included on the Residue Of The Residents collection,
- track 46: is from 1980 and is on Residue Of The Residents,
- track 47: was recorded in 1980, the same time as the "Commercial Album", and released as a 12" dance record. This particular shorter version appeared on Residue Of The Residents,
- track 48: was recorded in 1982 and appeared on Residue Of The Residents,
- track 49: from The White Single released in 1984,
- track 50: was recorded in 1987 and release only as a single Hit The Road Jack / Excerpt From "For Elsie".

(C)(P) 1980, 1988, The Cryptic Corp

Sleeve printed in Canada

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: none
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): ESD80202 05@ MADE IN USA
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): ESD80202 05@ MADE IN USA BY PDO
  • SPARS Code: AAD

Other Versions (5 of 44)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Commercial Album (LP, Album, Repress)Ralph RecordsRZ-8052-LUS1980
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Commercial Album (LP, Album)PRE (5), Ralph RecordsPRE X 2, PREX 2UK1980
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Commercial Album (LP, Album)Charisma, PRE (5)6302 081Germany1980
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Commercial Album (LP, Album, Misprint)Ralph RecordsRZ-8052-LUS1980
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Commercial Album (LP, Album)RTC, Missing Link, Ralph RecordsRPH002New Zealand1980

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