In The Flat Field DE 12″ (1984)

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Actual Track List:

A1: Double Dare
A2: In The Flat Field
A3: A God In An Alcove
A4: Dive
A5: The Spy In The Cab
B1: Small Talk Stinks
B2: St. Vitus Dance
B3: Stigmata Martyr
B4: Nerves

Record Label(s): Virgin
Catalog Number(s): 205 551-230

Variation One:
A Side matrix etchings: 205551 A-1/83S I
B Side matrix etchings: 205551 B-2/83S I

Variation Two:
A Side matrix etchings: 205551 A-1/83S | Made in Germany
B Side matrix etchings: 205551 B-1/83S | Made in Germany

UPC barcode (no spaces): none

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

Phonographic Copyright: Beggars Banquet, Virgin
Published By: Beggars Banquet Music
Recorded At: Southern Studios, Maida Vale Studios
Mastered At: Utopia Studios
Distributed By: Ariola Group

Additional notes:

The outer sleeve features a photograph by Duane Michals titled “Homage To Purvis De Chavannes.” Pierre Puvis de Chavannes was a French painter in the mid to late 1800s who was perhaps best known (and even then, remained relatively obscure) for his murals.

Variation two has been attributed to a separate, later reissue (with a catalog number supposedly of 205 551-320), but the information isn’t concrete (it could just be missing info and typos between the two entries found). For now we’ve combined the two entries until more evidence is tracked down.

There is a mispress associated with variation two where Stigmata Martyr is misspelled as “Stigma Partyr” on the labels.

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