That was pretty wicked of me. Speaking of wicked, how did Columbia manage to put their stamp on this fine album? How different could they make it? Is there even a single pair of songs that followed one another from the UK running order? Having it kick off the pole position of side two I can understand.
For a decade, this was my experience of the album, until Columbia released the CD of this version in the late 80s. I purchased it, naturally. And that was what I knew for another decade. It was during my only trip to the Virgin Megastore in Orlando in the late 90s [? Noting that it had three bonus tracks appended to it, I bought it on the spot. Other than that, this was the closest thing to the original UK album on CD. Since the US CD had two tracks from that were otherwise never on CD [at that time and for years afterward], I kept my copy for a few years, though I gravitated to this pressing as my go-to copy of the album.
The B-sides were at least taken from the singles released from this album. It stood here until [and a few years].
Many of these DLX RMs have new running orders, this time courtesy of Bob Geldof and Pete Briquette, who had second thoughts nearly 20 years later and ran with them… but not on this issue!
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