Dark Entries UK 7″ (1980)

Pressing information

Actual Track List:

A1: Dark Entries
B1: Untitled

Record Label(s): Axis Records
Catalog Number(s): AXIS 2

A Side matrix etchings: AXIS 3 A-1 // MADE IN FRANCE
B Side matrix etchings: AXIS 3 B-1 // MADE IN FRANCE

UPC barcode (no spaces): none

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

Phonographic Copyright: Beggars Banquet, Andrew Heath Music
Copyright: Axis Records
Sleeve: Ink In The Small Hours
Painting: Paul Delvaux

Additional notes:

Dark Entries was originally released on the fledgling Axis Records name under parent label Beggars Banquet. It was only one of four singles released before it was discovered that an Axis Records company already existed. Shortly thereafter, Axis Records became 4AD and eventually grew to be the most recognizable namesake of the Beggars Banquet family, becoming the parent label in the early 2000s.

The artwork featured on the sleeve is part of a painting by Paul Delvaux called “Venus Sleeping.” The back of the sleeve features the lyrics to Dark Entries, however, these are not entirely the words Peter ends up singing on the recording. This version features the brownish/red Axis labels and only says Axis on the back of the sleeve.

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