Karel Fialka - Discography

Compiled by Vladimir Kruglov
Copyright (2005)
Last update on 14/04/2007.

With additions and corrections please write here:

    80`s Discogs (fadingeuropeans@mail.ru)

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Karel Fialka: Armband (The Mystery Song)
  [1979] single

    SP: 1979 UK (Red Shift; SIP 800) [split 7 single]

        A - 3.04    Armband (The Mystery Song)
        B - 2.57    Ghosts (The Subway Strummer)

    SP: 1979 UK (Blueprint; BLU 2001) [die-cut company sleeve]

        A - Armband (The Mystery Song)
        B - Metal urbane

Note: Produced by Robin Langridge & Wally Brill.
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Karel Fialka: Still Life
  [1980] album

    LP: 1980 UK (Blueprint; BLUP 5003) [with insert]
    LP: 1980 EU (Pye; 801.897-320)

        A - 3.19    The Eyes Have It
            3.09    People Are Strange
            3.56    File in Forget
            2.50    The Cost
            3.41    Rough and Ready
        B - 3.31    Armband (The Mystery Song)
            4.49    Still Life
            2.49    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
            4.32    Exude When I`m Bruised
            4.50    Appointment in Samarra

  [Credits:
    Karel Fialka (Vocals, Synthesizer)
    Martin Deegan (Drums, Syndrums)
    Robin Langridge (Synthesizers, Keyboards)
    Derek Tulloch (Saxophone, Singing saw on
Exude When I`m Bruised)
    Andrew Brown (Bass on
The Eyes Have It & Appointment in Samarra)
    The Hamptones (Backing Vocals)
    Produced by Robin Langridge & Wally Brill.
    Engineered by Wally Brill. Additional engineering on
Armband by Antony David.]

Note: The album includes covers of the Doors`
People Are Strange and Ennio Morricone` The Good,
      the Bad and the Ugly
. All other songs written by Karel Fialka.
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Karel Fialka: The Eyes Have It
  [1980] single

Charts: [UK #52]

    SP: 1980 UK (Blueprint; BLU 2005) [stickered ps]
    SP: 1980 EU (Blueprint; 101.770)

        A - 3.19    The Eyes Have It
        B - 4.10    Metal urbane (dub)

    SP: 1980 FR (Disques Vogue; 101.343)

        A - 3.31    The Eyes Have It
        B - 4.45    Appointment in Samarra

Note: Written by Karel Fialka. Produced by Robin Langridge & Wally Brill.
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Karel Fialka: File in Forget
  [1980] single

    SP: 1980 UK (Blueprint; BLU 2014) [die-cut company sleeve & plain paper sleeve]

        A - File in Forget (edited version)
        B - Exude Me When I`m Bruised

Note: Produced by Robin Langridge & Wally Brill.
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Karel Fialka & K.F.S.V.: Eat, Drink, Dance, Relax
  [1983] single

    SP: 1983 UK (Carrere; CAR 271)

        A - Eat, Drink, Dance, Relax
        B - Looking for a Heaven
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Karel Fialka: Hey Matthew
  [1987] single

Charts: [PL #5] [IE #7] [UK #9] [CH #13] [DE #15]

    SP: 1987 UK (I.R.S.; IRM 140) [ps & plain sleeve]
    SP: 1987 NL (I.R.S.; ILS 651.142-7) [ps]
    SP: 1988 US (I.R.S.; IRS 53427) [ps]
    EP: 1987 UK (I.R.S.; IRMT 140) [ps]

        A - 3.30    Hey Matthew
        B - 3.25    The Things I Saw

Note: Produced by Karel Fialka with Nick Magnus.

    SP: 1987 CA (I.R.S.; 53506) [company sleeve]

        A - Hey Matthew (English side)
        B - Hey Matthew (louder vox)

    EP: 1987 NL (I.R.S.; 651.142-6) [ps]

        A - 6.53    Hey Matthew (extended remix)
        B - 3.35    Hey Matthew
            3.25    The Things I Saw

Note:
Hey Matthew also released in UK as VHS Video Single containing a clip to the song.
      Karel also performed the song on
Top of the Pops.

  [Video]
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Karel Fialka: Human Animal
  [1987] album

    LP: 1987 UK (I.R.S.; ILP 463.145-1)
    LP: 1988 US (I.R.S./MCA; IRS 42252) [with factory sticker] [silver label]
    MC: 1987 UK (I.R.S.; MIRF 1036) [promo] [no ps] [plastic case]

        A - 3.16    Sun in My Eyes
            3.34    Hey Matthew
            4.29    You Be the Judge
            3.36    Ready for It Now
            3.05    Undercurrents
        B - 3.49    This City
            3.28    The Eyes Have It
            3.37    Eat, Drink, Dance, Relax
            3.34    Human Animal
            3.26    L`etoile d`or

    CD: 1988 US (I.R.S./MCA; IRSD 42252) [with cut-out]

            3.16    Sun in My Eyes
            3.34    Hey Matthew
            4.29    You Be the Judge
            3.36    Ready for It Now
            3.05    Undercurrents
            3.49    This City
            3.28    The Eyes Have It
            3.37    Eat, Drink, Dance, Relax
            3.34    Human Animal
            3.26    L'etoile d'or
            3.36    Eat, Drink, Dance, Relax Too
            3.23    The Eyes Have It II
            3.02    Undercurrents (liquid mix)

Note:
Followed Karel`s hugely successful 1987 hitsingle Hey Matthew (also featured on the album).
      Remarkably, the album itself never took off - despite amply demonstrating Karel Fialka`s taste
      for the bizarre & unconventional while still remaining commercially appealing. I was certainly
      kept on my literal thinking toes for the duration!
- from Nick Magnus Selected Discography.
     
`Programming for Karel Fialka` Human Animal, according to the credits. However Karel wrote
      to Joan May:
You should know that Matthew`s contribution to my Human Animal album was more,
      than just a bit of programming...  He engineered and was an integral part of the whole vibe of
      the recording process
- from Matthew Fisher: His studio work outside Procol Harum.
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Karel Fialka: Eat, Drink, Dance, Relax
  [1987] single

    SP: 1987 UK (I.R.S.; IRM 148) [ps]
    SP: 1987 NL (I.R.S.; ILS 651.405-7)

        A - Eat, Drink, Dance, Relax
        B - Eat, Drink, Dance, Relax Too

    EP: 1987 UK (I.R.S.; IRMT 148) [ps]
    EP: 1987 NL (I.R.S.; 651.405-6)

        A - Eat, Drink, Dance, Relax (shimmering waitress mix)
        B - Eat, Drink, Dance, Relax (single version)
            Eat, Drink, Dance, Relax Too
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Karel Fialka: You Be the Judge
  [1988] single

    SP: 1988 UK (I.R.S.; IRM 168) [ps]

        A - You Be the Judge
        B - Undercurrents (liquid mix)

    EP: 1988 UK (I.R.S.; IRMT 168) [ps]

        A - You Be the Judge (bitter end mix)
        B - You Be the Judge (lean burn demo)
            Undercurrents (liquid mix)

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1980: Prototypes

    LP - CA (Blueprint; BLUSP 1)

       A3 - Armband (3.27)
       A4 - People Are Strange (3.02)
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1980: Machines

    LP - UK (Virgin; V 2177)
    LP - DE (Virgin Schallplatten GmbH; 203.136)
    MC - UK (Virgin; TCV 2177)

       B5 - The Eyes Have It
(3.19)
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1987: Smash Hits 87 (Volume 1)

    CD - DE (CBS; 460.574-2)

       12 - Hey Matthew
(3.25)
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1987: NOW! That`s What I Call Music 10 (30 Chart Hits)

   DLP - UK (Virgin; NOW 10) [gatefold sleeve]

     2-A7 - Hey Matthew (3.34)
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1988: Club Top 13 - Aus den Hitparaden Marz/April

    LP - DE (BMG; 14 731 4)

       12 - Hey Matthew
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1988: Confessions of an IRS Groupie

    CD - US (I.R.S.-SOUNDS; IRS 93132)

        8 - Hey Matthew
(3.32)
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1992: The Best of the 1980-1990, Vol. 6

   DCD - NL (EMI Electrola GmbH; 1-C 2 CD 686-79 9632 2)

     1-05 - Hey Matthew
(3.34)
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2006: Messthetics #101: D.I.Y. 1977-81 London, Vol. I

    CD - UK (Hyped2Death; ?)

       17 - Ghosts (The Subway Strummer) (2.58)

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http://www.karelfialka.com/ - the official site
http://www.geocities.com/leesimeone/karel.html - rather primitive-looking fan page
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karel_Fialka - a page at Wikipedia
http://www.discogs.com/artist/Karel+Fialka - a page at Discogs
http://www.irscorner.com/f/fialka.html - Karel Fialka page at
Mr. Bill`s IRS Records Corner
http://www.black-isle.info/cromarty/imagelibrary/picture/number899.asp - Karel Fialka playing
    in Cromarty Courthouse Garden
http://www.chartwatch.co.uk/TopTen/acts/ACT01121.htm - UK charts
http://www.feralmartian.com/galleryrecords.php?id=294&mycat=collection1 - about the 1st album
http://www.austriancharts.at/showitem.asp?interpret=Karel+Fialka&titel=Hey+Matthew&cat=s
    - a page on Austriancharts.at
http://rateyourmusic.com/artist/karel_fialka - a page at RateYourMusic
http://www.angelfire.com/me2/zelsparkbench/song182.html - lyrics to
Hey Matthew
http://everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=1195090&displaytype=printable&lastnode_id=1195090
    - an article about the song
http://jamiesrunoutgroove.blogspot.com/2005/06/mp3-karel-fialka-hey-matthew.html
    - a discussion of the song
http://benjeapes.blogspot.com/2006/07/what-do-you-see.html - another blog discussion
http://www.br-online.de/bayern3/musik/one-hit-wonder/data/ohw-karel-fialka-hey-matthew.shtml
    - a brief glimpse on Karel and his biggest song (in German)
http://www.lege.cz/hudba/fialka.htm - a Czech page about Karel (on Czech)
http://videoteka80.republika.pl/Opisy/karelfialka_klip1.html - a page with the video for
Hey
    Matthew
and some stills from it (in Polish)

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