Actual Track List:
A1: Dark Entries
Record Label(s): 4AD, Beggars Banquet
Catalog Number(s): BEG 37
A Side matrix etchings: L-1 W-4 BEG 37 A-1 (AXIS AD3 3 A-1 MADE IN FRANCE is scratched out)
B Side matrix etchings: L-1 W-2 BEG 37 B-1 (AXIS AD 3 B-1 MADE IN FRANCE is scratched out)
A Side matrix etchings: (AD B is scratched out) BEG 37 A AXIS 3 A-1 MADE IN FRANCE
B Side matrix etchings: (AD 3B is scratched out) BEG 37 B 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 version has the blue and white checkered labels 4AD used at the time but also has a Beggars Banquet catalog number written on the back of the sleeve. There are a couple variants and it is believed only about 1000 of these were made.
This version (which lists all three record labels on the back cover) comes in both a card and a paper sleeve.