Tones On TailThe Album Pop

Label:PVC Records – PVC 8939, Beggars Banquet – PVC 8939
Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Genre:Electronic, Rock
Style:Leftfield, Synth-pop, Experimental


B1Christian Says
B2Movement Of Fear
B3Real Life

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℗ 1984 Beggars Banquet Ltd.
Marketed by Jem Records, Inc. South Plainfield, NJ 07080. Reseda, CA 91335 Printed in U.S.A.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched, STERLING stamped): PVC8939A HUB STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched, STERLING stamped): PVC8939B HUB STERLING

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
The Album Pop (LP, Compilation)Vertigo, Beggars BanquetVOG 1 3358Canada1984
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The Cassette Pop (Cassette, Compilation, Dolby System)Vertigo, Beggars BanquetVOG4-1-3358Canada1984
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The Cassette Pop (Cassette, Compilation)PVC Records, Beggars BanquetPVCC 8939US1984
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The Album Pop (LP, Compilation, Test Pressing)PVC RecordsPVC 8939US1984
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The Cassette Pop (Cassette, Compilation, Blue Cassette)PVC Records, Beggars BanquetPVC 8939US1984



  • Trevor_P's avatar
    My dad swears up and down that he had a copy of this album on blue vinyl, but I can't find anything about a colored version ever being released. Does anyone know if he's misremembering, or if it was actually pressed on blue wax at some point?
    • richgers's avatar
      Edited 8 months ago
      Don't let the nay sayers ruin it. This is a great album with a different vibe than the original UK, and it flows well. Overall, it's bit more moody. Both are worth picking up. This has tracks not on the original UK Pop - Twist, Go!, and Christian Says. I remember being disappointed that the UK version of Pop were missing them.
      • ogami1972's avatar
        Chiming in as a fan: This was my first ToT "album", and how i came to know a lot of the songs outside of "Go". These were the old days, when imports were something you had to actively track down, not just clikck "add to cart". It wasn't until the CD revolution and "Eveything" that I got to hear the rest of the UK "Pop" and such. Even later, i would own a UK copy and come to love it. Now, as to why one would buy this as well as the uk version (which is what I did) is because to get the 4 extra singles on vinyl means either tracking down decent copies of the singles or just buying this outright. So, no, don't buy JUST this album, buy them both. Twist and Christian Says are worth it.
        • SpoiltVC's avatar
          Edited 3 years ago
          Would like somebody to explain why this is listed as an album and not a compilation.
          It's previously released material compiled from a few releases, most of which wasn't released in the US or Canada, but that doesn't make it an album.
          It's a bit like IV by The Stranglers, which was The Raven but with half the tracks replaced by other tracks for the US / Canadian market as The Raven wasn't released there. That's listed as a compilation, and surely this should be too.
          • jeffn66's avatar
            Edited 3 years ago
            True, it is a comp and not the original LP, but the songs themselves still sound amazing in their analog glory. After having only heard these songs on CDs over the years, I can hear a much more full, rounded tone with more dimension. Nice to have Twist on the same LP as Lions and War and Rain, all of which sound phenomenal on this.
            • Hauntology's avatar
              Unless you're an avid collector of all things ToT, I'd give this edition a miss.
              Like pinkflag19 said earlier - this has a different tracklisting and really does seem more of a compilation.
              The original UK version is infinitely better. Although the US Beggars Banquet 2020 reissue is supposed to be awesome.
              • pinkflag19's avatar
                The tracklist is different from the original release, and it does not flow nearly as well. The original release is far superior, in my opinion. This actually feels like more of a compilation.


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