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Gorgeous - release dates?

Postby nickking » 16 Apr 2007 19:42

Okay, a question has been posed as to when exactly Gorgeous was released (in both the UK & US). I'll summarise what is currently known:

UK (ZTT 12)
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Release date in 808/Lazlo ZTT discog = 1st February 1993

US (TBCD 1067)
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Release date (from a number of sites) = 19th January 1993

Japan (WMC5-484)
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Release date (from OBI) = 25th January 1993


Discogs.com has assumed (for the US release) that it must have been released in February 1993 (same as the UK date listed in Lazlo's ZTT discog) - was this right, and was the UK release actually on 1st February 1993?

Intrigued! 8)
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Postby Pete » 16 Apr 2007 19:53

i got mine free months before after i picked up a flyer at the madness wembley arena december 92 gig!
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Postby markus » 16 Apr 2007 20:09

I always thought that I had bought Gorgeous in December 1992 in Amsterdam (I still lived in Switzerland at the time), but according to my diaries I wasn't in Amsterdam in December of 1992, but I was in January 1993. Still, Pete confirmes he got it in December.
I seem to remember Solarex having some kind of release date sheet from Denmark that mentioned November 92??
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Postby nickking » 16 Apr 2007 20:12

Pete wrote:i got mine free months before after i picked up a flyer at the madness wembley arena december 92 gig!


"Free" months? :P
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Postby markus » 16 Apr 2007 20:22

Maybe he nicked it, that's why it was free!
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Postby nickking » 16 Apr 2007 20:28

Does anyone have any chart info (for UK/US) that mentions Gorgeous from those dates above?

I've tried subscribing to the Billboard site, but it refuses to accept my subscription (yeah, okay it's $20)! :P
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Postby markus » 16 Apr 2007 20:47

http://www.808state.com/various/charts/charts.htm by Lionel D also says 13/02/93, but he probably got the date from the ZTT discog.
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Postby Ancodia » 16 Apr 2007 21:56

It has to be prior to Feb'93 as I can remember having the album before the guys played Belfast.
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Postby nickking » 16 Apr 2007 22:07

Ancodia wrote:It has to be prior to Feb'93 as I can remember having the album before the guys played Belfast.


Didn't they play Belfast on 18th February 1993? :P
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Postby 808state's Tartan Army » 16 Apr 2007 23:07

I'll have to check (I'm at work just now so can't), but I think it was Feb'93 that it was released in the UK.
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Postby nickking » 16 Apr 2007 23:26

This article here (iD Magazine, November 1992) seems to suggest that the UK release was 2nd November 1992...

Hmmm...
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Postby Pete » 17 Apr 2007 00:49

it entered the charts w/e 13 feb 93 so was released on Monday 7th Feb!
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Postby markus » 17 Apr 2007 09:22

Pete wrote:it entered the charts w/e 13 feb 93 so was released on Monday 7th Feb!

What goes to say that an album has to enter the charts upon release date? You are contradicting your own purchase date. :)
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Postby SteveC » 17 Apr 2007 10:47

I was always under the impression it was released in Feb 93, don't know the date though. Ive an interview they did on Key 103 at the time of release, this could shed some light, if only I'd had the foresight to label the tapes back then :x
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Postby Mark » 17 Apr 2007 13:00

For some reason the 1st Feb 93 comes to mind?
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