MUSIC: Alternate/Rare Releases

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1987
Love Don't Work This Way - 7" vinyl (Ireland only DJ release)

Mother Records, catalogue MUM 7 DJ. Features: Love Don't Work This Way (DJ edit) 3:07 Freedom 4:28

Don't Go - 7" & 12" vinyl, UK release

London Records, catalogue LON 159 (7"), LONX 159 (12"). Features: Don't Go (extended mix on 12"), Better and Better, Big Fat Heart (12" only)

1988:
People sampler - 12" LP

London Records, catalogue LONLP58, 828101-2. Features: Don't Go, Easier In The Morning, I'm Sorry, Hallelujah Jordan, Ballad of Katie. Same track listing on both sides (!).

Conversation and Music with Hothouse Flowers - US 12" vinyl promo

Catalogue SA085. Between songs, Dave Fanning interviews the band. Features: Don't Go (excerpt of busking version), Kansas City (excerpt of busking version), It'll Be Easier In The Morning (excerpt of album version), Feet On The Ground (excerpt of album version), Don't Go (excerpt of album version), I'm Sorry (album version).

Feet On The Ground/Interview

London Records, catalogue DJL317. Canadian release, with an absolutely wonderful cover photo. Features:
music side: Feet On The Ground (LP version), Feet On The Ground (live) 5:36
interview side: Don't Go - busking 1:25, Q1: The formation of the band 1:34, Q2: The busking days 1:00, Q3: Winning a busking contest 0:46, Kansas city - busking 1:31, Q4: Being outside the 'Irish music scene' 1:44, Q5: Fiachna's musical influences 2:04, Q6: Liam's musical influences 0:44, Feet On The Ground 3:26, Q7: Comment on 'Don't Go' 1:51, Don't Go 3:45, Q8: Their success so far 0:27, Q9: Discussing songwriting 1:05, I'm Sorry 3:34

Don't Go - 10" EP

London Records, catalogue LONT174. Features: Don't Go (extended), Saved, Don't Go (live acoustic version, 12 Oct 1987), Lonely Lane (live, Bottom Line, BBC, N. Ireland, 1 Oct 1987)

Feet On The Ground - US 12" promo, plain white Polygram sleeve with blue sticker

London Records, cat PRO 715-1. Features: Feet On The Ground (album version) 3:26, Feet On The Ground (live in London) 5:39, Carrickfergus 4:24, Better and Better 4:28

Easier In The Morning - individually numbered, boxed 7" single.

London Records, cat LONB186. Includes single in picture sleeve, three postcards and a poster. Single features: Easier In The Morning, Carrickfergus

I'm Sorry - UK advance DJ release, white label with plain white sleeve

London Records, cat LONX187. Features: I'm Sorry, Seeline Woman, I'm Sorry (live), Mountains

I'm Sorry - Japan only 3" CD mini album

London Records, cat P13L 37007. Features: I'm Sorry (album version) 3:26, Seeline Woman 4:34, Don't Go (live, acoustic) 4:03, Mountains 2:43

I'm Sorry - 7" vinyl single, DJ promo release

London Records, catalogue 886 317-7 DJ. Same track both sides. Features: I'm Sorry (edit) 3:08, I'm Sorry (edit) 2:33

Don't Go - 7" vinyl single, individually numbered with gimmick cover

London Records, catalogue LONF174 (INT 886 279-7). Features: Don't Go, Saved

Don't Go - UK advance DJ release, white label

London Records, catalogue LONX174. Features: Don't Go, Saved Hydroman

Feet On The Ground - advance DJ release, white label

London Records, catalogue LONX172. Features: Feet On The Ground (extended mix), Hard Rain Strange Feeling

Feet On The Ground - UK 7" DJ promo release

London Records, catalogue LONDJ172. Features: Feet On The Ground (DJ edit), Hard Rain

Four Track Live EP - 7" vinyl promo single, German release

London Records, catalogue MMEP1. Recorded at the International, Manchester June 1988. Also released as a limited edition promo CD single in Canada with full artwork, catalogue HHF2. Features: Love Don't Work This Way 4:25, The Older We Get 4:54, Yes I Was 3:25, If You're Happy 5:29

Don't Go - single CD video

London Records, catalogue PAL 080 482-2 VPL 80202. Features: Don't Go 3:32, I'm Sorry (album version) 3:35, Ballad of Katie (album version) 6:10, Don't Go (PAL video track) 3:12

BBC Radio Show - vinyl LP

BBC, catalogue CN 5208 S. Includes cue sheet. Features: Saved, The Older You Get, Easier In The Morning, Love Don't Work This Way, Yes I Was, Seeline Woman, Ballad of Katie, Don't Go, I'm Sorry, Hardstone City, Dance To The Storm, Feet On The Ground

1989
King Biscuit Flower Hour - issued to radio stations only

Single disc featuring sets by Escape Club and Hothouse Flowers. Accompanied by cue sheet for radio use. Features 25 min live set by HF: Love Don't Work This Way, Don't Go, I'm Sorry, The Older You Get, Easier In The Morning

198?: Picture disc interview - non-London Records release

Baktabak Records London/Talking Pictures. Limited edition vinyl picture disc interview.

Just A Note (US version) - US 12" vinyl

Catalogue PRO 765-1. A 1991 Australian release of this also exists, with an additional track and two other songs in a different form. Click on the title above for details on the US release. Features: Seeline Woman, Hard Rain, Big Fat Heart, Hydroman, Strange Feeling, Don't Go

1990
Home singles box set

London Records. Contains full colour promo poster with tour dates, smaller poster of painting of man playing flute (as in Home booklet) and the first of these three special vinyl singles (which are different from the standard singles):

I Can See Clearly Now - promotional release

London Records, catalogue CDP310. Features: I Can See Clearly Now (edit) 3:30

Give It Up - UK advance DJ release, white label, black London Records sleeve

London Records, catalogue LONXDJ258. Features: Give It Up, If You're Happy, Bean Phaidin

Give It Up - promotional release

London Records, catalogue CDP256. Features: Give It Up (album version) 3:30, Give It Up (edit) 3:11

Movies - German 12" vinyl

London Records, catalogue 869179. Features: Movies, Sweet Marie (live 6/90 at London Town and Country), Don't Go (live 6/90)

Movies - promo disk

London Records, catalogue CDP 307. Features: Movies (edit) 3:52, Kansas City (live) 3:09, Better Days Ahead (live) 5:50, Strange Feeling 5:26

Home - special Japanese album release

London Records, catalog no POCD-9003. Bonus disc features: Message for the Japanese Fan (spoken), Hardstone City (live) 4:34, Eyes Wide Open (live) 3:42. Live tracks recorded at Newcastle City Hall on 1 June 1990. Also contains additional information sheet printed in Japanese.

Home - boxed promotional release

Includes four track CD (HHFCD1) and cassette (HHFMC1) titled "Hothouse Flowers - Four songs from Home", a video (VP118) with Liam introducing the band and talking about various "Home"-related things, a promo clip of Give It Up and extracts from the Take A Last Look At The Sun video. A fact sheet on the band is also included in the box.

Four Songs from Home: Give It Up (album version) 3:32, Movies (album version) 4:40, Hardstone City (alternate mix) 4:07, Eyes Wide Open (album version) 3:19

Live - promotional release only

London records, catalog no CDP334. Features: Give It Up 5:11, Christchurch Bells 5:22, I Can See Clearly Now 7:15, Giving It All Away 5:11, Movies 5:02, If You Go 8:43

Japanese promotional compilation

London records, catalog no DCI-3016. Features: Give It Up, Christchurch Bells, I Can See Clearly Now, Home, Hardstone City, Don't Go, I'm Sorry, If You Go, Love Don't Work This Way, Ballad of Katie

Soho Natural Sessions (show #13) - radio show, recorded Chicago, July 1990.

Shipped to radio stations with cue sheet. Features live performances of: Movies, Eyes Wide Open, Easier In The Morning, I Can See Clearly Now, Sweet Marie, Give It Up, Christchurch Bells, Shut Up And Listen, If You Go

1991:
Hardstone City - Australian release

London Records, catalogue no 869 588-2. Features: Hardstone City (short version) 3:23, Hardstone City (album version) 3:45

Hardstone City - special two track single

"Released to celebrate Dublin - Year of Culture 1991 and Hothouse Flowers performance at the Phoenix Park, Dublin, June 30th 1991". London Records, catalogue no HHFCD2. Features: Hardstone City (album version) 3:45, Si Do Mhamo I (live in Melbourne, Feb 1991) 3:04

Christchurch Bells - tour souvenir maxi CD

London Records, catalog no 869 408.2. Recorded live in Australia, February 1991. Features: Christchurch Bells (album version) 3:54, Giving It All Away (live) 5:46, Hallelujah Jordan (live) 4:35, Christchurch Bells (live) 5:39

Just A Note (repackaged Australian version)

London Records, catalogue 828 293-2. Different version with remix of Hardstone City added and two other tracks in different form than on the US release. Click title above for complete track details. Features: Hardstone City, Strange Feeling, Hard Rain, Don't Go, Big Fat Heart, Seeline Woman, Hydroman

Spirit - an "unofficial" live recording

Recorded live at Wembley Stadium, London on 13 July 1991

Live bootleg - an "unofficial" live recording

Released in Australia only. Date of recording unknown.

1993
Songs from the Rain interview disc - promotional release to radio stations

London Records, catalogue EVANS3. Features 18 interview segments about the making of the album.

Songs From The Rain sampler

London Records, catalogue RAINCD1. Features: An Emotional Time One Tongue, Thing Of Beauty, This Is It (Your Soul), Stand Beside Me

Songs From The Rain - special Japanese album release

London Records. Bonus disc features: Let Him Know, Same Song, Getting Too Much

An Emotional Time - UK promo release

London Records, catalogue TIME1. Features: An Emotional Time 3:46

An Emotional Time - French release in card sleeve

London Records, catalogue 857056.2. Features: An Emotional Time, The Seasons Wheels

An Emotional Time - two track release

London Records, catalogue 857 056.2. Features: An Emotional Time 3:48, The Seasons Wheels 5:28

One Tongue - US promo release in card sleeve

London Records, catalogue CDP908. Features: One Tongue

One Tongue - UK promo release.

London Records, catalogue ONET1. Exact same cover as LONCD340 (listing 4 tracks) but disc is labelled ONET1 and features only one track. Plastic case has sticker "Promo copy Hothouse Flowers One Tongue ONE T 1". Features: One Tongue 4:05

One Tongue - two track release in card sleeve

London Records, catalogue 857 104.2. Features: One Tongue, Same Song

One Tongue - Japanese 3-inch single release

London Records, catalogue PODD-1031. Features: One Tongue, Same Song

One Tongue - two track release in card sleeve

London Records, catalogue 857 104.2. Features: One Tongue, Same Song

Isn't It Amazing - two track release

London Records, catalogue 857 184.2. Features: Isn't It Amazing (radio edit) 5:50, Let Him Know 4:36

This Is It (Your Soul) - UK promo release

London Records, catalogue HOT1. Features: This Is It (Your Soul) 3:41, Isn't It Amazing (radio edit) 5:50, Getting Too Much 4:40

This Is It (Your Soul) - UK promo release with picture sleeve

London Records, catalogue LONCDJ346. Features: This Is It (Your Soul) 3:46, Come Together 4:36

Thing Of Beauty - US promo release in unique sleeve

London Records, catalogue CDP 860. Features: Thing of Beauty (edit) 3:54

Official Digital Bootleg - promotional US digital compact cassette (DCC)

London Records. An unconfirmed explanation for this release:
Back in 1993, the enterprising chaps at London Records were in San Francisco doing their best to popularize their band Hothouse Flowers with a live performance at the famous Gavin Convention (inside the lovely Westin Hotel). Whilst the boys performed, London digitally recorded the gig, and later that night mastered and produced several hundred DCC of the actual show.

2 Meter Sessies Vol. 4

Dutch release - Varagram/Radio Records. Features various musicians performing live, including Hothouse Flowers performing an acoustic version of An Emotional Time performed 9 February 1993.

On The Edge, show #93-16

Westwood One radio show, aired the week of 12 April 1993. Featuring various songs from Hothouse Flowers, Tasmin Archer and Firehose.

1996
The Difference, show #96-11

United Stations Radio Networks show, hosted by Todd Rundgren, aired the week March 11-17, 1996. 2CD set.

1998
You Can Love Me Now - promo release

London Records, catalogue ??????. This also exists as LCDJ410 with an alternate cover. Features: You Can Love Me Now 3:54, It's A Man's Man's Man's World 4:06, Love Don't Work This Way '98 4:26

Born promo CD

London Records, catalogue HHFCD1. Features: Don't Go (original single version) 3:28, I Can See Clearly Now (album version) 4:53, Give It Up (album version) 3:32, Love Don't Work This Way '98 4:28, Learning to Walk (album version) 4:17, You Can Love Me Now (album version) 4:16, Forever More (album version) 4:09, Born (album version) 3:49.

Born - Japanese version

Includes two bonus tracks of It's A Man's Man's Man's World and Love Don't Work This Way '98, both of which can be found on the single release of "You Can Love Me Now". Also features lyrics sheet and Japanese liner notes.