The Passions - Discography

Compiled by Vladimir Kruglov
Copyright (2004)
Last update on 09/04/2007.

With additions and corrections please write here:

    80`s Discogs (fadingeuropeans@mail.ru)

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1st line-up: Mitch Barker (Vocals), Claire Bidwell (Bass), Barbara Gogan (Guitar), Clive Timperley
             (Guitar), Richard Williams (Drums).
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The Passions: Needles and Pills
  [March 1979] single

    SP: 1979 UK (Soho; SH 5)
    SP: 1979 UK (Soho; SH 5 AA) [double A-sided single]

        A - Needles and Pills
        B - Body and Soul

Note: Produced by Phil Gaston and the Passions.
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2nd line-up: Barbara Gogan (Guitar/Vocals/Piano), Claire Bidwell (Bass/Vocals), Clive Timperley
             (Guitar/Vocals/Keyboards/Violin/Marimba), Richard Williams (Drums/Percussion).
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The Passions: Hunted
  [1979] single

    SP: 1979 UK (Fiction; FICS 008) [ps]
    SP: 1979 DE (Metronome; 0030.231) [different ps]
    SP: 1979 NL (Polydor; 2059 187) [ps] [licensed from Fiction Records]
    SP: 1979 NZ (Stunn; BFA 003) [company sleeve]

        A - 5.38    Hunted
        B - 4.29    Oh No, It`s You

Note: Produced by Chris Parry.
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The Passions: Michael and Miranda
  [March 1980] single

    LP: 1980 UK (Fiction; FIX 003) [gold-stamped ps] [printed lyric insert]
    LP: 1980 AU (Stunn; STUNN 003)
    LP: 1980 DE (Metronome; 60306) [inner sleeve]
    LP: 1980 NL (Polydor; 2442 184)

        A - 2.09    Pedal Fury
            4.29    Oh No, It`s You
            2.30    Snow
            2.32    Love Song
            3.56    Man on the Tube
            1.07    Miranda
        B - 3.36    Obsession
            2.32    Suspicion
            2.05    Palava
            3.16    Absentee
            2.38    Brick Wall
            3.09    Why Me?

  [Credits:
    Recorded and mixed at Morgan Studios, London, January-February 1980.
    Produced by Chris Parry.
    Engineered by Mike Hedges & Mike Dutton. Remix engineer - Mike Hedges. Assistant engineer -
Mark Rreegard.
    Sleeve design by Bill Smith & Mark Laye. Band photographed by Mike Laye.]

  [Review:
    AllMusic.com
    RateYourMusic.com]
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3rd line-up: Barbara Gogan (Vocals/Guitar/Piano), Clive Timperley (Guitars/Vocals), Richard Williams
             (Percussion), David Agar (Bass/Vocals/Guitar).
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The Passions: The Swimmer
  [1980] single

    SP: 1980 UK (Polydor; POSP 184 (2059 285)) [original ps]
    SP: 1980 DE (Metronome; 30343)

        A - 3.33    The Swimmer
        B - 3.25    War Song

Note: Produced by Peter Wilson and the Passions.
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The Passions: I`m in Love with a German Film Star
  [February 1981] single

Charts: [UK #25]

    SP: 1981 UK (Polydor; POSP 222 (2059 314))

        A - 4.00    I`m in Love with a German Film Star
        B - 2.14    (Don`t Talk to Me) I'm Shy

Note: Produced by Peter Wilson.

  [Review:
    RateYourMusic.com]
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The Passions: Skin Deep
  [1981] single

    SP: 1981 UK (Polydor; POSP 256 (2059 369)) [ps]

        A - 4.16    Skin Deep
        B - 2.52    I Radiate

    SP: 1981 ES (Polydor; 2059 440) [ps]
    EP: 1981 UK (Polydor; POSPX 256) [ps]

        A - 4.16    Skin Deep
        B - 5.39    Small Stones

Note: Produced by Nigel Gray.
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The Passions: Thirty Thousand Feet Over China
  [August 1981] album

Charts: [UK #92]

    LP: 1981 UK (Polydor; POLS 1041) [stickered sleeve]
    LP: 1981 DE (Metronome; 60451)
    LP: 1981 FR (Polydor France; 2383 616)
    LP: 1981 NL (Polydor; 2383 616) [stickers on sleeve]
    LP: 1992 UK (Great Expectations; PIPLP 028) [reissue]

        A - 4.01    I`m in Love with a German Film Star
            4.07    Someone Special
            3.33    The Swimmer
            3.30    Strange Affair
            5.39    Small Stones
        B - 3.04    Runaway
            3.31    The Square
            3.13    Alice`s Song
            2.20    Bachelor Girls
            4.16    Skin Deep

    CD: 1992 UK (Great Expectations; PIPCD 028) [reissue]

                    I`m in Love with a German Film Star
                    Someone Special
                    The Swimmer
                    Strange Affair
                    Small Stones
                    Runaway
                    The Square
                    Alice`s Song
                    Bachelor Girls
                    Skin Deep

  [Credits:
    All titles written and performed by the Passions. Published by Eaton Music Ltd.
    Piano/Guitar on
Small Stones by Barbara Gogan. Piano on Someone Special by Clive Timperley.
Guitar on
Small Stones & Extra Percussion on Skin Deep by David Agar.
   
I`m in Love... & The Swimmer recorded at Polydor Studio, Stratford Place, London. Produced
by Peter Wilson and the Passions.
    All other songs recorded and mixed at Surrey Sound Studio, Leatherhead. Produced by Nigel Gray.
    Engineered by Martin Moss & Pete Buhlmann.
    Designed by Rob O`Connor (Stylo Rouge). Photography by Jeff Veitch.]

  [Review:
    Awrc.com (defunct)
    RateYourMusic.com]
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The Passions: The Swimmer
  [1982] single reissue

    SP: 1982 UK (Polydor; POSP 325) [different ps]

        A - 3.33    The Swimmer
        B - 3.40    Some Fun

Note:
The Swimmer produced by Peter Wilson. Some Fun produced by the Passions.
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The Passions: Africa Mine
  [1982] non-album single

    SP: 1982 UK (Polydor; POSP 384 (2059 441)) [ps]

        A - 3.50    Africa Mine
        B - 3.01    I Feel Cheap

Note: Produced by Peter Wilson.

  2xSP: 1982 UK (Polydor; POSP 384 (2814 302/CRUSH 1)) [limited edition double pack] [gatefold ps]

  [Regular single:]
        A - 3.50    Africa Mine
        B - 3.01    I Feel Cheap
  [Free live recording from the Venue, London:]
        A - 2.29    Snow
            4.06    (I`m in Love with a) German Film Star
        B - 3.17    The Square
            3.23    Why Me?
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4th line-up: Barbara Gogan (Guitar, Vocals), Richard Williams (Drums), David Agar (Bass, Vocals), Kevin
             Armstrong (Guitar, Vocals), Jeff Smith (Synthesizers).
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The Passions: Jump for Joy
  [1982] single

    SP: 1982 UK (Polydor; POSP 435) [ps]
    SP: 1982 NL (Polydor; 2059 490)

        A - 3.53    Jump for Joy
        B - 4.09    The Story

Note: Produced by Mick Glossop.
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The Passions: Sanctuary
  [1982] single

    SP: 1982 UK (Polydor; PODJ 487) [promo] [no ps]
    SP: 1982 UK (Polydor; POSP 487)
    SP: 1982 NL (Polydor; 2059 534)

        A - 4.47    Sanctuary (single edit)
        B - 3.40    Tempting Fate

    EP: 1982 UK (Polydor; POSPX 487) [die-cut sleeve]

        A - 5.45    Sanctuary
        B - 3.41    Tempting Fate
                    Stop That Man

Note: Produced by Mick Glossop.
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The Passions: Sanctuary
  [September 1982] album

    LP: 1982 UK (Polydor; POLS 1066)
    LP: 1982 AU (Polydor; 2383 641)
    LP: 1982 DE (Metronome; 60554)
    LP: 1982 NL (Polydor; 2383 646) [stickers on sleeve and label]
    MC: 1982 UK (Polydor; POLCD 1066)

        A - 3.58    Jump for Joy
            3.30    The Letter
            4.38    Into Night
            4.03    Small Talk
            3.13    White Lies
        B - 4.48    Cars Driven Fast
            3.24    Love is Essential
            3.32    Your Friend
            3.16    Hold on, Don`t Go
            5.45    Sanctuary

  [Credits:
    Produced by Mick Glossop.
    Recorded at the Garden Studio, London.
    Mixed at Maison Rouge Studio, London.
    Artwork by Cairo Management.]

  [Review:
    Allmusic.com]
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The Passions: Passion Plays - I`m in Love with a German Film Star and Other Short Stories
  [1985] compilation

    LP: 1985 UK (Polydor; SPELP 85) [ps]

        A - 3.59    I`m in Love with a German Film Star
            3.02    Runaway
            3.29    The Swimmer
            4.05    Someone Special
            2.19    Bachelor Girls
            4.16    Skin Deep
        B - 3.50    Africa Mine
            3.59    Jump for Joy
            3.24    The Letter
            3.24    Love is Essential
            3.32    Your Friend
            5.47    Sanctuary

    CD: 1985 UK (Polydor; 529.860-2) [reprinted in 1995]
    CD: 2004 UK (Universal Music UK; 80100789)

                    I`m in Love with a German Film Star
                    Runaway
                    The Swimmer
                    Someone Special
                    Bachelor Girls
                    Skin Deep
                    Africa Mine
                    Jump for Joy
                    The Letter
                    Love is Essential
                    Your Friend
                    Sanctuary
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The Passions: I`m in Love with a German Film Star (remix)
  [1992] promo single

    EP: 1992 UK (DMC; 9/92) [DJ promo] [custom DMC title sleeve]

            I`m in Love with a German Film Star (Dave Clark `92 remix)

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 LP: Hitparade Tubes (1981; BE)                     I`m in Love with a German Film Star
 MC: Punk & Disorderly (1993; UK)                   I`m in Love with a German Film Star, The Swimmer
 CD: New Wave (1990; FR)                            I`m in Love with a German Film Star
 CD: A Kick up the 80s, Vol. 4 (1990; UK)           I`m in Love with a German Film Star
 CD: The Indie Scene 1979 (1991; UK)                Hunted
 CD: Club for Heroes (1992; UK)                     I`m in Love with a German Film Star
DCD: Electric Dreams (1995; UK)                     I`m in Love with a German Film Star
 CD: A Strange Kind of Love (1996; UK)              I`m in Love with a German Film Star
 CD: Echoes of Darkness (1997; FR)                  Skin Deep
DCD: Les annees New-Wave Vol. 2 (1997; FR)          I`m in Love with a German Film Star
 CD: 80`s New Wave: New Wave Dance (1998; US)       I`m in Love with a German Film Star
 CD: Post Punk Chronicles, Vol. 2 (1999; US)        I`m in Love with a German Film Star
DCD: Dance the Alternative, Vol. 1 (1999; UK)       Jump for Joy
DCD: Dressed in Black 2 (1999; NL)                  I`m in Love with a German Film Star
DCD: New Wave Club Class-X (199?; BE)               I`m in Love with a German Film Star

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::: Links ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
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The official home page
A residency at MySpace
A page about the Passions
Mick Sinclair interview with the Passions
Trouser Press Records Guide entry
The Passions` page at RateYourMusic
HeronWaterMusic blog about the song
The impossible discography of the Passions (defunct)

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