Actual Track List:
A1: Dark Entries
Record Label(s): 4AD
Catalog Number(s): AD 3
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
Vocals: Peter Murphy
Guitar: Daniel Ash
Bass Guitar: David J
Drums: Kevin Haskins
Phonographic Copyright: Axis Records, Beggars Banquet, Andrew Heath Music
Sleeve: Ink In The Small Hours
Painting: Paul Delvaux
Distributed By: WEA Records, Ltd.
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 is the first reissue on the newly renamed 4AD banner. The labels contain the then typical stock blue and white checkered design 4AD opted for.
This variety (which lists Axis and 4AD only on the back) comes in only a card sleeve.