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The B-52'sMesopotamia

Label:Warner Bros. Records – MINI 3641
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Mini-Album, Winchester Pressing
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Electronic, Rock
Style:New Wave, Synth-pop

Tracklist

A1Loveland5:00
A2Deep Sleep3:29
A3Mesopotamia3:49
B1Cake5:48
B2Throw That Beat In The Garbage Can4:30
B3Nip It In The Bud3:32
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Notes

Recorded at Blank Tape Studios, New York, September 1981.
Mastered at Sterling Sound, New York.
©℗ 1982 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

Runouts are etched except for STERLING stamp.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Pressing Plant ID: ─◁
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Barcode (Text): 0 7599-23641-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 1): MINI 1-3641-WW1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 1): MINI 2-3641-WW1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 2): MINI-1-3641·WW1 #4 ─◁ STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 2): MINI-1-3641-WW1 #4 ─◁ STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 3): MINI-1-3641·WW1 #7 ─◁ STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 3): MINI 2-3641·WW1 #4 ─◁ STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 4): MINI-1-3641·WW1 #7 ─◁ STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 4): MINI 2-3641·WW1 #6 ─◁ STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 5): MINI·1·3641-WW1 #3 ─◁ STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 5): MINI·2-3641-WW1 #4 ─◁ STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 6): MINI-1-3641·WW1 ─◁ STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 6): MINI 2-3641·WW1 #4 ─◁ STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 7): MINI.1.3641.WW1 ─◁ STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 7): MINI2-3641-WW1 ─◁ STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 8): MINI-1-3641·WW1 #4 ─◁ STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 8): MINI-2-3641·WW1 #5 ─◁ STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 9): MINI-1-3641·WW1 #5 ─◁ STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 9): MINI 2-3641·WW1 #3 ─◁ STERLING

Other Versions (5 of 80)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Mesopotamia (LP, Mini-Album, Test Pressing, Los Angeles Pressing)Warner Bros. RecordsMINI 3641US1981
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Mesopotamia (LP, Mini-Album, Repress)Island Records, Island Records204 217, 204 217-250Europe1982
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Mesopotamia (LP, Album, Stereo)Phonogram, Island Records6313 301France1982
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Mesopotamia (LP, Album)Island RecordsISSP 4006UK1982
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Mesopotamia (LP, Album)Island RecordsISSP 4006Italy1982

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  • neilkelly's avatar
    neilkelly
    1982 USA

    Loveland (5:01)
    Deep sleep (3:30)
    Mesopotamia (3:51)
    Cake (5:51)
    Throw that garbage in the can (4:32)
    Nip it it the bud (3:32)

    1982 Europe (Vinyl only still to date 19/09/22) *Only differences listed here

    Loveland (David Bryne) (8:32)
    Cake (David Bryne, 1982) (7:45)
    Throw that beat in the garbage can (David Bryne) (5:47)

    Party mix / Mesopotamia (1991)

    Loveland (July/August 1990 remix) (5:05)
    Deep sleep (July/August 1990 remix) (3:30)
    Mesopotamia (July/August 1990 remix) (3:51)
    Cake (July/August 1990 remix) (5:36)
    Throw that garbage in the can (July/August 1990 remix) (4:10)
    Nip it it the bud (July/August 1990 remix) (3:33)
    • kdoctober's avatar
      kdoctober
      My copy of this has horrible sibilance and high end distortion. Weird because all my other B-52s original vinyl sound great.
      • lieutenant030's avatar
        Run times for the extended mixes:
        A1 Loveland: 8:24
        B1 Cake: 7:47
        B2 Throw That Beat In The Garbage Can: 5:45

        • mikethepike's avatar
          mikethepike
          Does anybody know whether there's a slight variation in mix of the track 3 "Mesopotamia" from the UK to the US versions of this album.

          The youtube video sounds like it has doubled up vocals and sounds much more trippy than the CD I have of the American release.
          • octagnsurferz's avatar
            octagnsurferz
            Most copies of the European release include the extended Loveland instead of the standard version, but are otherwise identical to the US release.

            Some European copies also include the extended Cake and Throw That Beat And The Garbage Can, which replace the standard versions of those tracks.

            However, there is no way of knowing which records contain them without playing the record. Some labels indicate longer running times, but play the same length tracks. It is thought that different pressing plants had access to different tapes.

            The Island CD includes the US mix. The only US release of the Mesopotamia tracks is in remixed form on Party Mix/Mesopotamia, where they have overdubbed electronic drums to fit in with Party Mix.

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