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Generation Sex – UK / Ireland

Generation Sex

  • Formats
    CD1 (Setanta / Vital, 14/09/1998):
    5 033281 620501 (SET CDA 050)
    CD2 (Setanta / Vital, 14/09/1998):
    5 033281 920502 (SET CDB 050)
    7" (Setanta / Vital, 14/09/1998):
    5 033281 120506 (SET 050)
    Promo CD (Setanta):
    5 033281 620501 (SET CDA 050)
    Promo VHS (Vanderquest):
    Letterbox: PAL
 

CD 1

The design for Generation Sex is black and white, just as Neil Hannon’s suit. The cover photos are black and white. They were shot in Vienna.

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So, CD1 is black, with the characters transparent.

Around the centre of the CD, we can read:
12187 01025 SETCDA050 SP FT


CD 2


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Image the same way, CD2 is white. The characters are the same as on CD1.

Around the centre of the CD, we can read:
121881 01026 SETCDB050 SP FT


7”


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This item is also black and white, both colours appearing on the disk: black for the A-side, and ivory for the B-side. The cover photo is the same as on the CD1, and is drawn out on the back next to the credits. Near the center, we can read inscriptions at four sides on the edge.
A-side:

DAMONT
B 1
SET 050 A’
B-side:

DAMONT
B 1
SET 050 B’
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Promo CD


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It is CD1, but in a plastic sleeve. Some were given away to radios by Alan James PR and features a sticker. One can read: “Following up three Top 15 hits and a Gold album, the new Divine Comedy single is released on Sept 14th. The video for ‘Generation Sex’ was shown exclusively on the ITV Chart Show last Saturday and was added to the Radio1 B List four weeks ahead of release. The Divine Comedy are on tour in Sept/Oct visiting Portsmouth (24), Wolverhampton (25), Liverpool (26), Sheffield (27), Edinburgh (29), Middlesbrough (30), Leeds (1), Cardiff (3), London (4), Cambridge (5) and Bristol (6).”


Promo VHS


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A promo VHS, duplicated by Vanderquest, features the video of ‘Generation Sex’. The editing was done by Blue post-production; and there is a start screen featuring the credits.
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Some copies were distributed by Alan James PR and have a sticker saying: “Released on September 14th, The Divine Comedy’s new single is the first track taken from their fourth studio album fin de siècle (released August 31st). The band play the Reading Festival mainstage on Sunday August 30th and tour the UK from Sept 24th to Oct 6th.”
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