The Last Perfect Thing Wire Train Discography.
  Created by Paul Phillips (© 1998 - 2001), with help from many fans throughout the globe.  
Credit especially due to: Richard Moulds, Thomas Link, Zena Kapsoff




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The following is a list of all known Wire Train releases collated over a several year period.
World-wide LP's World-wide CD's CD Singles World-wide 7¨ Singles
World-wide 12¨ Singles Rarities and Promos etc. Compilations  
 
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7" Singles - World-wide (* Denotes non album track)
Tracks Cat.# & rel. date Country PS Comments
Chamber Of Hellos / Its Only Dark* (1984 - CBS/415 A4094) UK × Stock copies very difficult to find.
I'll Do You / Its Only Dark* (1984 - Columbia/415 38-04386) US ×  
Chamber Of Hellos / Never (1984 - Columbia/415 38-04475) US × Label says "Never", my copy plays "Personne Jamais"
Chamber Of Hellos / Slow Down (1984 - CBS/415 BA 223162) AUS   750 Copies, 50 Promos
Chamber Of Hellos / Mr. Soul (1984 - CBS/415) CA    
Last Perfect Thing / Half A Lifetime* (1985 - CBS/415 A6820) UK ×  
Last Perfect Thing / L'Adresse De L'ete (Skills of Summer)* (1985 - Columbia/415 38-05691) US ×  
Last Perfect Thing / Half A Lifetime* (1985 - CBS/415 A6820) NL × Different PS to UK / US
Last Perfect Thing / L'Adresse De L'ete (Skills of Summer)* (1985 - CBS BA 3385) AUS    
Skills Of Summer / When She Was A Girl (1986 - CBS/415 A7163) UK ×  
She Comes On / Compassion (1987 - CBS/415 650422 7) UK ×  
She Comes On / Compassion (1987 - Columbia/415 38-06642) US    
She Comes On / Compassion (1987 - CBS/415 650422 7) NL ×  
She Comes On / Compassion (1987 - CBS/415 650422 7) AUS   1000 copies
She Comes On / Compassion (1987 - Columbia/415 07SP 1022) Japan ×  
She Comes On / Compassion (1987 - CBS/415 650422 7) Spain ×  
Diving / Mercy Mercy (1987 - CBS/415 650821 7) UK ×  
Should She Cry ? / If You See Her Go (1991 - MCA DMC 1457) UK ×  
Stone Me / Open Sky (1991 - MCA MCS 1682) UK ×  

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12" Singles - World-wide (* Denotes non album track)
Tracks Cat.# & rel. date Country PS Comments
Chamber Of Hellos / Its Only Dark* / Personne Jamais* /Mr Soul* (1984 - CBS/415 TA4094) UK × Very scarce indeed
Chamber of Hellos (Extended) / Never (1984 - Columbia/415) US   Does this exist ?
Chamber of Hellos (Remix)* / I'll Do You (Remix)* (1984 - Columbia/415 44 05001) US × Both tracks re-mixed by Ivan Ivan
Chamber of Hellos / I'll Do You (1986 - CBS/415 EP-18052) Philippines    
Chamber of Hellos / Personne Jamais* / Mr. Soul* (1983 - CBS/415 A12.3936) NL ×  
Last Perfect Thing (New York Mix)* / Half A Lifetime* / Chamber of Hellos (London Mix)* (1985 - CBS/415 TX 6820) UK ×  
Skills of Summer / When She Was A Girl / L'Adresse de L'ete (Skills of Summer)* / I'll Do You (1985 - CBS/415 TA 7163) UK ×  
She Comes On (Extended Mix)* / Compassion 1987 - CBS/415 650422 6) UK ×  
She Comes On (Extended Mix)* / She Comes On (Album) / Compassion* (1987 - Columbia/415 44 06741) US × Compassion was a non-album track in the US.
She Comes On (Extended Mix)* / Compassion* (1987 - CBS/415 650422 6) NL   Compassion was a non-album track in Holland
Diving / Flowers* / Mercy Mercy (1987 - CBS/415 650821 6) UK ×  
Should She Cry? / If You See her Go / Moonlight Dream (1990 - MCA MCAT 1457) UK ×  
Stone Me / Open Sky / 17 Spooks (1992 - MCA MCST 1682) UK ×  

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L.P. Albums - World-wide
Title Cat.# & rel. date Country Comments
In A Chamber (1984 - CBS/415 25762) UK  
In A Chamber (1984 - Columbia/415 BFC 38988) US  
In A Chamber (1984 - Columbia/415 PC 38988) US "Nice Price" Re-Issue
In A Chamber (1984 - CBS/415 SBP 237992) Australia  
In A Chamber (1984 - CBS/415 QCL-22242) Philippines Some tracks listed on front cover.
Between Two Words (1985 - CBS/415 26670) UK W/ Inner Lyric Sleeve
Between Two Words (1985 - Columbia/415 BFC 40129) US W/ Inner Lyric Sleeve
Between Two Words (1985 - Columbia/415 PC 40129) US "Nice Price" Re-Issue
Between Two Words (1985 - CBS/415 SBP 8140) Australia Promo labels, inner lyric sleeve. Label lists "God On Your Side" (instead of "God On Our Side")
Between Two Words (1985 - CBS 138651) Brazil W/ Inner Lyric Sleeve - song titles translated on rear sleeve and on label.
Ten Women (1987 - CBS/415 450615 1) UK "Compassion" replaces "The Hollow Song". Inner Lyric Sleeve
Ten Women (1987 - Columbia/415 BFC 40387) US Drops "Compassion", includes "The Hollow Song". Inner Lyric Sleeve
Ten Women (1987 - CBS/415 450441) NL Drops "Compassion", includes "The Hollow Song". Inner Lyric Sleeve
Ten Women (1987 - Columbia/415 FC 40387) Canada Drops "Compassion", includes "The Hollow Song". Inner Lyric Sleeve
Ten Women (1987 - CBS/415 450441) Australia Drops "Compassion", includes "The Hollow Song". Inner Lyric Sleeve
Ten Women (1987 - CBS/415 28AP-3288) Japan Drops "Compassion", includes "The Hollow Song". Inner Lyric Sleeve, English & Japanese.
Wire Train (1990 - MCA MCG 6101) UK  
Wire Train (1990 - MCA MCA 6427) US  
No Soul No Strain (1992 - MCA MCA 10604) Germany  
No Soul No Strain (1992 - MCA) US Possibly released on Vinyl

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Compact Disc Albums - World-wide
Title Cat.# & rel. date Country Comments
Between Two Words (1985 - Columbia/415 CK 40129) US Does this exist ? I've never seen a copy.
Ten Women (1987 - Columbia/415 CK 40387) US Drops "Compassion", includes "The Hollow Song".
Ten Women (1987 - CBS/415 450440 2) NL Drops "Compassion", includes "The Hollow Song".
Ten Women (1987 - CBS/415 32DP 678) Japan Drops "Compassion", includes "The Hollow Song".Lyrics in English & Japanese.
Wire Train (1990 - MCA DMCG 6101) UK Standard silver CD
Wire Train (1990 - MCA MCAD 6427) US Turquoise "Rose" CD
Wire Train (1990 - MCA 9031-72356-2) Germany Turquoise "Rose" CD
Point Break (1991 - MCA MCAD 10202) US/UK One cut only on this soundtrack - "I Will Not Fall"
No Soul No Strain (1992 - MCA MCAD 10604) US/UK Two different versions exist - see notes below. (A)
No Soul No Strain (1992 - MCA MVCM - 226) Japan Japanese sampler w/OBI strip, booklet w/English & Japanese lyrics.
In A Chamber / Between Two Words (1995 - Oglio OGL 81577-2) US Two albums on one CD.
Last Perfect Thing - A Retrospective (Columbia/415 CK 64792) US Two different versions exist - see notes below. (B)

A - Notes
Two versions of "No Soul No Strain" appear to have been released, and its not easy to tell the difference between the two. The packaging is identical, but one version has the suffix "A" after the serial number that appears around the center hole in the CD itself (10604A) Basically, the sonic differences are :
  • Version 1. Total playing time: 47:33. Stone Me is the "single edit" (at 3:48), and When I Met You is a different mix from version 2, below.
  • Version 2. Total playing time of 48:34.Stone Me is the full version (at 4:40). When I Met You is a different mix from version 1, above.

B - Notes
Two versions of "Last Perfect Thing - A Retrospective" also appear to have gotten out. Early copies substituted Half a Lifetime for the title track, obviously a mistake as this was not mentioned anywhere on disk or packaging. Later versions apparently corrected this error.

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CD Singles - World-wide
Tracks Cat.# & rel. date Country PS Comments
Should She Cry? / If You See her Go / Moonlight Dream (1990 - MCA DMCAT 1457) UK × Card slip case
Stone Me / Open Sky / 17 Spooks (1992 - MCA MCSTD 1682) UK × Card slip case
Stone Me / Open Sky / 17 Spooks (1992 - MCA MCD30025) GER × Slim jewel box

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Rarities - Demos / Promos / Radio Shows etc.
Title Format Cat.# & rel. date Country PS Comments
Recognition LP (1983 - Columbia/415 Promo 415) US × This one track only appeared on a 415 Records promotional LP, "Disturbing The Peace", put together by label boss Howie Klein.
Chamber Of Hellos / It's Only Dark 7" (1984 - CBS/415 A4094) UK   White label promo copies - much more common  than stock copies.
Chamber Of Hellos / Never 7" (1984 - Columbia/415 38-04475) US   White label demo copy
Chamber Of Hellos / Slow Down 7" (1984 - CBS/415 BA 233162) AUS   White label promo copy
I'll Do You / I'll Do You 7" (1984 - Columbia/415 38-04386) US × PS has same front as stock copy, but rear has "demonstration copy" printed on it. White label demo copy.
I'll Do You / I'll Do You 12" (1984 - Columbia/415 AS 1847) US   Plain black promo stamped sleeve - demo labels.
Last Perfect Thing / Last Perfect Thing 7" (1985 - Columbia/415 38-05691) US   White label demo copy
Last Perfect Thing / L'Adresse De L'ete (Skills of Summer) 7" (1985 - CBS BA 3385) AUS   White label promo copy
She Comes On / She Comes On 7" (1987 - Columbia/415 38-06642) US   White label demo copy
She Comes On 7" (1987 - CBS/415 650422) Spain   One-sided, yellow label promo.
She Comes On / She Comes On 12" (1987 - Columbia/415 CAS 2613) US × Promo copy in unique promo picture sleeve.
Wire Train CD (1990 - MCA MCAD 6427) US × Promo box set of: standard US CD, NTSC video of "Should She Cry?", "California Republic" poster, incense sticks and press release.
Spin CD (1990 - MCA CD45-1108) US   One track promo CD w/ back insert.
Should She Cry? CD (1990 - MCA CD45-18470) US   One track promo CD w/ back insert - on yellow or silver disc.
Should She Cry? / If You See Her Go/ Moonlight Dream 12" (1990 - MCA WMCAT 1457) UK   Promo in plain black sleeve.
Tin Jesus CD (1990 - MCA CD33-18422) US × MCA Various Artists Promo CD - "Bad Dog" sampler
Other Lover CD (1992 - MCA MCD 18978) GER × MCA Various Artists Promo CD - "Play"
Stone Me (Edit) / Stone Me (L.P.) CD (1992 - MCA MCA5P-2244) US   Two track promo CD w/ press release.
Stone Me CD (1992 - MCA MCA5P-2202 US × One track promo CD, front and rear inserts.
Crashing Back To You CD (1992 - MCA MCA5P-2304) US × One track promo CD, front and rear inserts.
Stone Me / Crashing Back To You / Other Lover / Willing It To Be 12" (1992 - MCA WIRE 1) UK   Promo in plain black sleeve. Picture label on side A.
King Biscuit Flower Hour LP (1984 - KB521) US   25 Mins live at Blondies, Atlantic City. Aired 29 Apr 84, this is a 2 disc, 3 sided set. The other band featured is Modern English
Rock Today LP (1990 - MJI Broadcasting RT276) US   Short interview with Kevin Hunter.

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World-wide Compilations
Title Format Cat.# & rel. date Country PS Comments
Richard Blades Flashback Favourites, Vol. 3 CD (1 Nov 1994 - Oglio OGL ???) US × Chamber Of Hellos is featured
Great Remixes of the 80's CD (Sony Music - 488861.2) Philippines × Chamber Of Hellos (Extended Mix)
The Best of 415 Records CD (1994 - Columbia/415 CK 47965) US × Chamber Of Hellos, With God On Our Side and She Comes On are featured.
Punky but Chic - The American New Wave Scene CD (17 May 1994 - Risky Business) US × Chamber Of Hellos is featured
Just Say New Wave CD (1 Mar 1996 - Sony Music Special Products) US × Chamber Of Hellos is featured
Tower Records 30th Anniversary CD CD (1998 - Label Unknown) US × She Comes On is featured
This Way That Way - a world of alternatives CD (1992 - Label Unknown) US × Crashing Back To You is featured
Shut Up and Listen CD (1993 - MCA MSD-35397) US × 17 Spooks is featured
Rock On! Around The World 2CD (19?? - Sony / Madacy STP2 3482) US × Chamber Of Hellos is featured
Re: Legacy Rock Experience Sampler CD (1996 - Sony JSK 8789) US × Mr. Soul is featured