Music For Ears

1 Sep 1980
Island Records
The Bottom Line:

Well chosen selection of albums and singles

"Island | Purveyor of Plastic for Pleasure"

"Promo Only - Not for Resale"
"Autumn '80"

track table
nr artist track time provenance
A1 John Martyn Johnny Too Bad 3:52 Island - ILPS 9560
Grace & Danger (13 Oct 1980)
A2 U2 A Day Without Me 3:08 Island - ILPS 9646
Boy (20 Oct 1980)
A3 The Strand Can't Look Back 5:23 Island - ILPS 9594
The Strand (May 1980)
A4 [Junior Tucker] Some Guys Have All The Luck 3:53 Island - [WIP 6612] 7" (1980)
Take A Message (Tuff Gong T.G. 0032, 1980) 1
A5 Kid Creole & The Coconuts There But For The Grace Of God Go I 3:47 ZE Records - IRSP 9 2
From ZE To Eternity (18 Oct 1980)
A6 Tony Tuff I'm So Glad 2:28 Island - ILPS 9619
Tony Tuff (1980)
B1 The Buggles Elstree 4:28 Island - WIP 6624 (7", 27 Oct 1980)
Also on ILPS 9585, The Age Of Plastic (4 Feb 1980, 30 seconds longer)
B2 Davitt Sigerson Twist 3:01 ZE Records - WIP 6643 (7", 1980)
Also on ILPS 7011, Davitt Sigerson (1980)
B3 The Rivits Look All You Like 3:29 Island - WIP 6558 (7", 1979)
Also on ILPS 9617, Multiplay (1980)
B4 The B-52's Dirty Back Road 3:21 Island - WIP 6644 (7", 1980)
Also on ILPS 9622, Wild Planet (27 Aug 1980)
B5 Grace Jones The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game 3:47 Island - WIP 6645 (7", Sep 1980)
Also on ILPS 9592, Warm Leatherette (9 May 1980)
B6 Bo and The Generals Rich Girl 3:03 Island - WIP 6603 (7", 1980)
Also on Island RSS 26 promo (1980)

Side A has a total playing time of 22:39 while side B takes 21:14.
I estimated the release date based on those of the contributing releases.

Mold numbers
RSS 31A1 and EG
RSS 31B1 and EG

sitenotes:
1 The album credits this song to 'Crucial Reggae' but this is a various artists album that surfaced 1981 and does not include this song (ILPS 9640, Crucial Reggae Driven By Sly & Robbie). Some research shows that during 1980, Junior Tucker made a single and an album featuring Some Guys Have All The Luck, produced by Chris Blackwell and Tommy Cowan. My guess is that at the time of compiling this promo sampler, the single was ready with the intention to include it in the Crucial Reggae sampler, but that later on it was left out.
2 The album From ZE To Eternity is very obscure and was announced in Music Week (UK) of 18 October 1980. Later on, in 1981, the song was also released as a single (WIP 6707).

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Vinyl: Island RSS 31