Lyres 1988 : A Promise is a Promise

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A promise is a promise - 1st sleeve
A promise is a promise on Star
A promise is a promise - 2nd sleeve
A promise is a promise, Ace CS

A Promise is a Promise - LP / CD
1988 - Ace of Hearts - LP # AHS 10025 ("1st" sleeve - gatefold sleeve) // CS # AHS 225 w. 9 bonus live tracks / CD # AHS 325 w. 7 bonus live tracks ("3rd" sleeve)
1988 - New Rose records (France) - LP # ROSE 153 ("2nd" sleeve) / CS # ROSK153 / CD w. 9 bonus live tracks ("3rd" sleeve)
1988 - Star records (Canada) - LP + 12" # SR 011X ("2nd" sleeve - gatefold sleeve, ltd.edition with bonus 12")
1988 - Imposible (Spain) - LP # IMP-008 (gatefold sleeve, almost id. to "1st" sleeve)
1988 - Fundamental (UK) - LP # SAVE 59 (gatefold sleeve, 1st sleeve)
2013 - Munster (Spain) - LP # MR 327 (180 gr. reissue, gatefold, 1st sleeve) & CD

1. Here's a Heart (P.Tubbs/L.Regal)
2. On Fyre (Jeff Conolly)
3. Every Man For Himself (JC)
4. Feel Good (JC)
5. I'll Try You Anyway (JC)
6. Worried About Nothing (JC)
7. Touch (R.Spinter/W.Tax) (Live Holland VPRO, with Wally Tax)
1. Running Through the Night (Joe Docko)
2. She's Got Eyes That Tell Lies (Mealy/Costelo)
3. Jagged Time Lapse (Hewlett/McCleland)
4. Knock my socks off (JC)
5. Sick and Tired (C.Kenner/D.Bartholomew)
6. Trying just to please you (JC)
7. Witch (G.Roslie) (Live, Rennes)

bonus tracks
on Ace of Hearts & New Rose CD
(same tracklist order)

13. She pays the rent (JC) (live studio)
14. She's got eyes that tell lies (Mealy/Costelo) (Live)
15. Touch (R.Spinter/W.Tax) (Live, with Wally Tax)
16. Witch (G.Roslie) (Live, Rennes)
17. Jezebel (Shanklin)
18. Go-Go-Girl (Bolan)
19. Help you Ann (JC)
20. Don't Give up now (JC)
21. Cinderella (G.Roslie)

bonus 12" (Star records (Canada)
live 33 rpm # STAR BONUS

1. She pays the rent (JC) (live studio)
2. She's got eyes that tell lies (Mealy/Costelo) (Live)
3. Jezebel (Shanklin)
4. Go-Go-Girl (Bolan)
1. Help you Ann (JC) (live)
2. Don't Give up now (JC)
3. Cinderella (G.Roslie)

Jeff Conolly - Vocals and Organ
Matt Miklos - Bass
Jack Hickey - Guitar
John Smith - Drums


inside gatefold & inner CD-sleeve with the DMZ/Lyres' band tree by Peter Frame
Stiv Bators sings on "Here's a heart"
"Touch" recorded live with special guest Wally Tax of the Outsiders.

A Promise Is a Promise - CD reissue
1998 - Matador Records re-issue # OLE 312-2 CD
199? - Konkurrent (??)
2013 - FORCEX (USA)
2013 - Munster (Spain) - LP # MR CD 327

1. Here's a Heart (P.Tubbs/L.Regal)
2. On Fyre (Jeff Conolly)
3. Every Man For Himself (JC)
4. Feel Good (JC)
5. I'll Try You Anyway (JC)
6. Worried About Nothing (JC)
7. Running Through the Night (Joe Docko)
8. She's Got Eyes That Tell Lies (Mealy/Costelo)
9. Jagged Time Lapse (Hewlett/McCleland)
10. Knock my socks off (JC)
11. Sick and Tired (C.Kenner/D.Bartholomew)
12. Trying just to please you (JC)
13. She pays the rent (JC)
14. She's got eyes that tell lies (Mealy/Costelo) (Live)
15. Touch (R.Spinter/W.Tax) (Live)
16. Witch (G.Roslie) (Live, Rennes)
17. We Sell Soul (Roky Erickson)
Tracks 1 through 12, and tracks 15 and 16 make the original "A Promise is a Promise" album, released on Ace of Hearts in 1988
Tracks 13, 14 and 15 were recorded for VPRO in Holland. Track 16 was recorded live in Rennes, France. Track 14 was only released on the "Here's a Heart," 12" from 1988, and the original cassette and CD versions of the album. Track 13 only appeared on the original cassette and CD version - tracks 13 to 16 appeared on New Rose CD version.
"We Sell Soul" - recorded for a Roky Erickson tribute album ("Where the Pyramid Meets the Eye," Sire Records, 1990) but was only released on the cassette version

Touch

Touch - 7"
1988 - New Rose records # NEW 116 - pink vinyl

  • A- Touch (R.Spinter / W.Tax)
  • B1-Jezebel (Shanklin) - recorded live in Rennes, France
  • B2-Go-Go-Girl (Bolan) - recorded live in Rennes, France

wistiv

wistiv(wistiv) 'Here's a Heart' - 12" 45rpm
1988 - Ace of Hearts Records (USA) # AHS2015
1988 - Fundamental (UK) # PRAY 8

  • A - Here's a Heart (with Stiv Bators)
  • B1- Touch (with Wally Tax) - live Holland, VPRO
  • B2- She's got eyes that tell lies - live Holland, VPRO

Jezebel Live '88

Jezebel Live '88 - LP
1988 - Pink Duck production # PD 140556 die-cut sleeve (lyre-shaped)
recorded in Europe 1988

Today I'm Gay (T. Veelo)
Jezebel (Shanklin)
Touch (W. Tax/R.Splinter)
You'll Never Do It Baby (B. Smith/T.Fox)
Here's A Heart (P.Tubbs)
She's Got Eyes That Tell Lies (Mealy/Costello)
On Fyre (Jeff Conolly)
Walking down the streets (?)
No Reason To Complain (M.Pierce)
She pays the rent (J.Connoly)
Soapy (M.Ward)
Don't give it up now (J.Conolly)
Cinderella (G.Roslie)
Can't Stop the Want (Bradly/Mason)
Witch (G.Roslie)
Italiano - 7"
198? - Mr.Manicotti
Mozzarella (Cinderella) / Luigi Luigi

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