Re: Passions Just Like Mine - GONE
Viva Hate [ORIGINAL] info:
UK CD [HMV CDCSD3787]
UK CS [HMV TCCSD3787]
UK LP [HMV CSD3787]
UK CD [Parlophone CDCSD3787]
UK LP [Parlophone PCS7376]
UK LP [Simply Vinyl SVLP233]
Argentina CS [EMI 20049]
Australia CD [EMI Australia 790180-2]
Australia CS [EMI Australia TC-EMC790180]
Australia LP [EMI Australia EMC 790180]
Brazil CD [EMI Odeon 790180-2]
Brazil CS [EMI Odeon 790180-4]
Brazil LP [EMI Odeon 790180-1]
Canada CD [Sire/Reprise CD-25699]
Canada CS [Sire/Reprise 92 56994]
Canada LP [Sire/Reprise 92 56991]
EEC CD [Fame CDFA-3243]
EEC CS [Fame TCFA-3243]
EEC LP [Fame FA-3243]
EEC/Holland LP [EMI 790180-1]
France CS [EMI 700180-4]
France/Holland LP [EMI 790180-1]
Greece LP [EMI Greece 790180-1]
Indonesia CS [EMI TC-CSD3787]
Indonesia CS [Green Club Riviera GC1237]
Israel CS [CBS CSD 3787-4]
Israel LP [CBS CSD 3787-1]
Italy LP [EMI Italiana 7901801]
Japan CD [Toshiba CP32-5611]
Japan CD [1991 reissue on Toshiba TOCP-6856]
Japan CD [1998 reissue on Toshiba TOCP-3405]
Japan CS [Toshiba ZP28-5611]
Japan LP [Toshiba RP28-5611]
Malaysia CS [EMI TC-CSD3787]
Mexico CD [EMI 790180-2]
Philippines LP [EMI/Dyna Productions CSD-3787]
Philippines CS [EMI TC CSD 3787]
Portugal LP [EMI 790180-1]
South Africa CS [EMI CT-47901802]
South Africa LP [EMI EMCJD7901801]
Saudi Arabia CS [Thomsun EN-2236]
Saudi Arabia CS [Stallions/EMI CT47901802/7-90180-4]
Spain LP [EMI 790180-1]
Turkey CS [EMI/Kent Electronics 90 180 4]
Taiwan CD [EMI 790180-2]
Taiwan CS [Rock Record CSD 3738]
Uruguay CS [EMI 501669-4]
USA CD [Sire/Reprise 9 25699-2]
USA CS [Sire/Reprise 9 25699-4]
USA LP [Sire/Reprise 9 25699-1]
Yugoslavia CS [EMI Jugoton CAHMV 9314]
Yugoslavia LP [EMI Jugoton LSHMV 73232]
In 1997, for the 100th anniversary of EMI, "Viva Hate" was reissued along with 99 other classic EMI albums. This new edition features alternate artwork, packaging and bonus tracks. Full details here.
** "Hairdresser On Fire is a bonus track on USA and Canada compact discs and cassettes only. It was also found on a bonus etched 7" (BRP-1017; view in left frame) with early copies of the Japanese LP. Some copies of the latter have a black label, others have a white one.
First Australian LPs and cassettes were titled "Education In Reverse" instead of "Viva Hate" (view in left frame).
Indonesian cassette has the cover from the "Interesting Drug" single along with the two studio tracks from it as bonus tracks.
Turkish cassette has "Alsatian Cousin" switched with "Suedehead" in the song order, making the hit single the first track on it.
Morrissey, photographed by Anton Corbijn. More photos by Corbijn can be found inside the cd booklet (view in left bar). Photos of George Formby's grave were taken by Stephen Wright to be used in the artwork, but only a closeup of the clouds over the grave ended up being used, on the back of the LP and compact disc (view in left bar).
Etchings on vinyl:
"EDUCATION IN REVERSE" / none
(only on original Fame and HMV LPs, not on 1995 Parlophone reissue)
Additional release date information:
Original UK release: 14 March 1988
USA/Canada: 22 March 1988
Japan: 24 April 1988
UK Parlophone reissue: 1995, then 11 February 2002
Japanese 1998 reissue: 28 March 1998
Chart peak information:
UK: Gold on 1 March 1988
USA: Gold on 16 November 1993
UK: This album was promoted with a boxset (EMI 856325-2; view in left frame) containing 2 press photos, a press release, a "Suedehead" cassette single and a four-track cd sampler. The latter sampler is numbered VHPRO1, it was also sent on its own to some radio stations. Early promotion of the album in that country was also done with the help of an advance cassette paired with a HMV press release. Later, stock LPs were distributed with a press release and stock cds were distributed with a 'MANUFACTURERS PROPERTY, NOT FOR SALE' sticker on the back.
Australia: Stock copies of the "Education In Reverse" LP with a "Sample Record for Promotional Use Only - Not For Sale" sticker on the back and a 2-page press release were used for promotion. Copies of the cassette with "Sample recording not for sale" stamped on the front were also distributed.
Brazil: A promo stamped edition of the LP was distributed for promotion. A specially pressed 12" (Parlophone 9951077) with "Suedehead" on both sides also served to promote this album.
Canada: Gold stamped copies of the LP were used to promote the album.
France: A French version of the UK promo box mentioned above was put together to promote "Viva Hate". This version doesn't include photos and the press releases are in French instead of English.
Germany: A German edition of the UK promo box mentioned above was put together to promote "Viva Hate". This version doesn't include photos and the press releases are in German instead of English.
Holland: A Dutch version of the UK promo box mentioned above was put together to promote "Viva Hate" in Holland. This has the same content as the UK box, but features an additional 2-page bio in Dutch printed on EMI Holland paper, photocopies of NME articles, a pre-release review that was placed in Oor magazine and a "Viva Hate" promo poster.
Israel: Stock copies of the LP with a promo sticker on the back were sent to radios for promotion.
Japan: LPs were sent around with a promo sticker on the album's sleeve and promo text added on the record's label. As for the stock release, some copies included a "Hairdresser On Fire" bonus 7" which, like the LP, had added promo text on the label. Prior to that, advance cassettes in a generic text sleeve were distributed to radio. The 1991 reissue of the album on cd had a promo counterpart with 'SAMPLE NOT FOR SALE' etched on the cd's inner ring.
South Africa: One-sided promo 7"s (EMI PS100) of "Suedehead" were printed for promotion of this album.
Uruguay: Some copies of the cassette were stamped and distributed for promotion.
USA: Gold stamped copies of the LP were sent to radio and record stores for promotion, occasionally paired with a Sire press kit including bio and photo. Prior to that, advance cassettes in a blue generic text inlay had been distributed to selected radios. Two one-track cds were also sent to radio in that country to promote the album. The first one featured "Suedehead" (Sire/Reprise, PRO-CD-3013; view in left frame) and the other one "Everyday Is Like Sunday" (Sire/Reprise, PRO-CD-3112; view in left frame). "Suedehead" was included on a various artists sampler cd titled "A Certain Damage volume 5" (CMJ-CD-0005). The video for "Suedehead" was included on many Warner various artists label samplers: Warner 04-14-88 (Spring 88/WB414), Warner 04-28-88 and Video Show #66, as well as an ETV compilation video and the April 1988 issue of the Rockamerica promo video series. The videos for both "Suedehead" and "Everyday Is Like Sunday" were included on a various artists sampler dated 6-18-88 (number #720). For more, see album's singles "Suedehead" and "Everyday Is Like Sunday".
In Februry 1988, Morrissey answered journalist Len Brown's question "Given the effect that the break-up of The Smiths has obviously had on you, have you tried to deal with your feelings in any of the tracks on Viva Hate?" with the answer "No I haven't because that would be the next expected thing to do. I don't really want to do that. I suppose, whatever way you look at Viva Hate it quite elegantly expresses the way I felt instantly post-split because as soon as The Smiths broke up I was practically wheeled into a studio to make that record. Whichever way you examine it that is post-Smiths Morrissey. But there are no bitter references to the past." This was printed in Brown's biography "Meetings With Morrissey".
Morrissey, March 1988: "Times are different and my life has moved on since The Smiths in very specific ways, and 'Viva Hate' is in no way the follow-up to 'Strangeways'. So in a sense I do feel that it is the first record."
Morrissey, March 1988, about the title: "It simply suggested itself and had to be. It was absolutely how I felt post-Smiths and the way I continue to feel. That's just the way the world is. I find hate omnipresent and love very difficult to find. Hate makes the world go round."
In an interview given to Nick Kent and published in March 1990 in The Face, Morrissey said of the release of "Viva Hate": "I feel it was more of an event than an achievement. I think the audience was simply relieved that I was still going on with living. That in itself was the celebration of Viva Hate! I've always been fiercely self-critical and... it wasn't perfect. And it wasn't better than Strangeways Here We Come! There's at least six tracks on it that I'd now willingly bury in the nearest patch of soil. And place a large stone on top."