Suburbia (1986)

Suburbia

Label: Parlophone
Photographer: Eric Watson
Sleeve design: Mark Farrow @ 3a & Pet Shop Boys
Cat#: 6140
Release: 22 Sep 1986

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Sleeves:

Suburbia - 7'': 1986 UK (Parlophone; R 6140) [jukebox promo]
Suburbia - 12'': 1986 UK (Parlophone; 12R 6140) [red+black lab test pressing; some w/poster +EMI reaction report]
Suburbia - 12'': 1986 UK (Parlophone; n/a) [white-label test pressing]
Suburbia - 7'': 1986 UK (Parlophone; R 6140)
Suburbia - 2x7'': 1986 UK (Parlophone; RD 6140) [limited gatefold/''Suburbia EP'']
UK: R 6140
(Jukebox Promo)
UK: 12R 6140 UK: n/a
(5" w/label)
UK: R 6140 UK: RD 6140
 
Suburbia - 12'': 1986 UK (Parlophone; 12R 6140)
Suburbia - 12'': 1986 UK (Parlophone; 12R 6140) [double sleeve/''Suburbia EP'']
Suburbia - CSS: 1986 UK (Parlophone; TCR 6140) [''Suburbia EP'']
Suburbia - CSS: 1986 UK (Parlophone; TCR 6140) [mislabeled ''the full horror'']
Suburbia - CSS: 1986 UK (Parlophone; TCR 6140) [''Suburbia EP''; mislabeled ''TR 6140'']
UK: 12R 6140 UK: 12R 6140
(Double Sleeve)
UK: TCR 6140
(Plastic Case)
UK: TCR 6140
(Misslabeled)
UK: TR 6140
(Misslabeled)
 
Suburbia - 7'': 1986 ZA (EMI; EMIJ2014637) [storm ps; open on both sides]
Suburbia - 7'': 1986 JP (EMI; EMS-17679) [test pressing/fold-out ps]
Suburbia - 7'': 1986 JP (EMI; EMS-17679) [+lyricsheet]
Suburbia - 7'': 1986 DE (EMI; 1C 006-201463-7) [different ps]
Suburbia - 12'': 1986 NL (EMI; 060-201464-6) [different sleeve; white border; A is labeled with B]
ZA: EMIJ2014637 JP: EMS-17679 JP: EMS-17679
(w/Inlay)
DE: 1C 006-201463-7 NL: 060-201464-6
 
Suburbia - 7'': 1986 US (EMI; B-8355) [stickered]
Suburbia - 12'': 1986 US (EMI; V-19226) [stickered; w/inner sleeve as per UK 12'']
Suburbia - 12'': 1986 US (EMI; SPRO-9925/SPRO-9926) [promo; stickered die-cut white ps]
Suburbia - 12'': 1986 AU (EMI; ED.227) [Neil/Chris ''headlock'' ps]
Suburbia - 7'': 1986 NZ (EMI; ??) [Neil/Chris ''headlock'' ps; title in red]
US: B-8355 US: V-19226 US: SPRO-9925/SPRO-9926 AU: ED.227 NZ: ??
 
Suburbia - 12'': 1986 NZ (EMI; GOOD 140) [Neil/Chris ''headlock'' ps; title in red]
Suburbia - 7'': 1986 PH (Parlophone; PAL-61201) [Phillipines]
 
 
 
NZ: GOOD 140 PH: PAL-61201      

Formats:

 Chart: NL/DE #2, CH #3, SE #6, UK #8, IT #15, US #70, US Club #46.

    7": 1986 UK (Parlophone; n/a) [w/l test pressing; generic ps]
    7": 1986 UK (Parlophone; R 6140) [2 Sep 1986; handwritten labels; one-sided]
    7": 1986 UK (Parlophone; R 6140) [jukebox promo]
    7": 1986 UK (Parlophone; R 6140)
    7": 1986 DE (EMI; 1C 006-201463-7) [different ps]
    7": 1986 DE (EMI; 1C 006-201463-7) [mispressed green ps]
    7": 1986 NL (EMI; 006-201463-7) [different ps]
    7": 1986 AU (Parlophone/EMI; A.1850)
    7": 1986 IT (EMI; 201463-7)
    7": 1986 FR (EMI; 201463-7) (+etched-stamp promo)
    7": 1986 PT (EMI; 201463-7) [Portugal]
    7": 1986 PH (Parlophone; PAL-61201) [Phillipines]
    7": 1986 ES (EMI; 006-201463-7) [textured p/s]
    7": 1986 ES (EMI; 006-201463-7) [promo; yellow label; textured p/s]
    7": 1986 JP (EMI; EMS-17679) [test pressing/fold-out ps]
    7": 1986 JP (EMI; EMS-17679) [+lyricsheet]
    7": 1986 NZ (EMI; ??) [Neil/Chris "headlock" ps; title in red]
      3:59  Suburbia (new version)
      4:37  Paninaro

  2x7": 1986 UK (Parlophone; RD 6140) [limited gatefold/"Suburbia EP"]
  2x7": 1986 UK (Parlophone; PSR 486) [same as above; w/different cat#]
  4x7": 1986 UK (Parlophone; PSR 486) [one-sided white-label test pressing]
      3:59  Suburbia (new version)
      4:37  Paninaro
      6:20  Love Comes Quickly (shep pettibone mastermix - early fade)
      4:30  Jack The Lad
      2:20  Suburbia Pt. Two

   12": 1986 UK (Parlophone; 12R 6140)
   12": 1986 UK (Parlophone; 12R 6140) [double sleeve/"Suburbia EP"]
   12": 1986 UK (Parlophone; n/a) [white-label test pressing]
   12": 1986 UK (Parlophone; 12R 6140) [red+black lab test pressing; some w/poster +EMI reaction]
   12": 1986 DE (EMI; 201464-6) [white border as NL release]
   12": 1986 FR (EMI; 201464-6) [title printed on ps]
   12": 1986 NL (EMI; 060-201464-6) [different sleeve; white border; A is labeled with B]
   12": 1986 IT (EMI; 201464-6)
   12": 1986 ES (EMI; 201464-6) [Neil/Chris "headlock" ps]
   12": 1986 AU (EMI; ED.227) [Neil/Chris "headlock" ps]
   12": 1986 NZ (EMI; GOOD 140) [Neil/Chris "headlock" ps; title in red]
   CSS: 1986 NZ (EMI; TC-GOOD 140)
      8:55  Suburbia (the full horror)
      4:37  Paninaro
      4:30  Jack The Lad

   CSS: 1986 UK (Parlophone; TCR 6140) ["Suburbia EP"]
   CSS: 1986 UK (Parlophone; TCR 6140) ["Suburbia EP"; mislabeled "the full horror"]
   CSS: 1986 UK (Parlophone; TCR 6140) ["Suburbia EP"; mislabeled "TR 6140"]
      3:59  Suburbia (new version)
      4:37  Paninaro
      4:30  Jack The Lad
      6:20  Love Comes Quickly (shep pettibone remix - early fade)

   CSS: 1986 UK (Parlophone; TCR 6140) ["Suburbia EP"; mislabeled "the full horror"]
      5:07  Suburbia (album version) [together with Opportunities (reprise - 0:32)]
      4:37  Paninaro
      4:30  Jack The Lad
      6:20  Love Comes Quickly (shep pettibone mastermix - early fade)
    [Luciano Paez reports Suburbia and Opportunities are cut together in one song]

   CSS: 1986 UK (Parlophone; TCR 6140) ["Suburbia EP"]
      8:55  Suburbia (the full horror)
      4:37  Paninaro
      4:30  Jack The Lad
      5:30  Love Comes Quickly (shep pettibone mastermix - even earlier fade)

    7": 1986 US (EMI; B-8355) [stickered]
      3:59  Suburbia (new version) ["edited"]
      4:30  Jack The Lad

   12": 1986 US (EMI; V-19226) [stickered; w/inner sleeve as per UK 12"]
      8:55  Suburbia (the full horror)
      3:59  Suburbia (new version) ["7" edit version"]
      4:30  Jack The Lad

    7": 1986 ZA (EMI; EMIJ2014637) [storm ps; open on both sides]
      5:07  Suburbia (album version) ["3:59"]
      4:37  Paninaro

    7": 1986 US (EMI; P-B-8355) [2xA promo; "Not For Sale"; generic "Emi America" sleeve]
    7": 1986 ZA (EMI; PS 46) [1-sided promo; x50]
      3:59  Suburbia (new version) ["edited"]

   12": 1986 US (EMI; SPRO-9925/SPRO-9926) [promo; stickered die-cut white ps]
      7:10  Suburbia (club vocal)
      7:58  Suburbia (arthur baker dub)
    [promo-only "Arthur Baker mixes"]

    7": 1986 AU (EMI; A1850) [promo; tracks unknown]

    7": 1986 IT (EMI; 179323-7) [jukebox promo; b/w Corey Hart track]
      3:59  Suburbia

  [Remixers: Suburbia]
    [Arthur Baker]
      7:10  Suburbia (club vocal)
      7:58  Suburbia (arthur baker dub)
    [Julian Mendelsohn]
      3:59  Suburbia (new version)
      8:55  Suburbia (the full horror)
      2:20  Suburbia (part two)

  [Promotional Items: Suburbia]
     5.5x7.5" greeting card with sleeve photo
     Video; Locations: Duarte, California, USA (while at the 1986 MTV
      Awards). The London suburbs. (D: Eric Watson)

Versions/Tracklength:

  1. Suburbia (Album Version) [5:07]
  2. Suburbia (New Version) [3:59]
  3. Suburbia Pt. Two [2:20]
  4. Suburbia (The Full Horror) [8:55]
  5. Suburbia (Club Vocal) [7:10]
  6. Suburbia (Arthur Baker Dub) [7:58]
  1. Paninaro [4:37]
  2. Jack The Lad [4:30]

Questions & Answers:

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Related Items:

[singles]
     Opportunities (1985)
     West End Girls (1985)
     Love Comes Quickly (1986)
     Opportunities (1986)
[albums]
     Please (1986)
     Disco (1986)
     Alternative (1995)
     PopArt (2003)
[videos]
     Television (1986)
     It Couldn't Happen Here (1987)
     Videography (1991)
     Performance (1992)
     Discovery (1995)
     PopArt (2003)
     Cubism (2007)
[miscellaneous]
     Paninaro (1986)
     In The Night (1987)
     Story (2009)
     Party (2009)
     Ultimate (2010)
 
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