Bela Lugosi’s Dead UK 12″ (1988) (Purple)

Pressing information

Actual Track List:

A1: Bela Lugosi’s Dead
B1: Boys
B2: Dark Entries (Demo)

Record Label(s): Small Wonder Records
Catalog Number(s): TEENY 2

A Side matrix etchings: TENNY 2 A WEENEY 2A3 EX DFI 4-91 t SNA
B Side matrix etchings: WEENEY 2B3 EX DFI g2 TENNY 2 B SNA

UPC barcode (no spaces): none

Vocals: Peter Murphy
Guitar: Daniel Ash
Bass Guitar: David J
Drums: Kevin Haskins

Phonographic Copyright: Small Wonder Records
Copyright: Small Wonder Records
Pressed By: SNA
Mastered At: The Town House
Recorded At: Beck Studios

Additional notes:

In general, the later color versions of the single were pressed by Small Wonder to keep the single in print and available for purchase. As is the case with most reissues/represses, this isn’t something the band had much of a say in. Small Wonder also has very sparse records on the different reissues. More than likely, they were started around the mid-1980s in small batches and just repeated over time as they sold out. Blue, being the first of the color reissues, happens to most likely be the most common version. For simplicity, we’ve listed all the color versions with release years of 1988, but this is only a rough estimate as some accounts report seeing some of the colors appear as early as 1986 in stores.

Though the song names Bela Lugosi, the front cover image is based on a still from a film that did not star Lugosi, “The Sorrows of Satan.” Likewise, the back cover image is from another film that does not feature Lugosi, “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.”

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