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Nightporter single

October 1982

7" version
A: Nightporter 5.01 (3.38 on promo)
B: Ain't That Peculiar 4.50
12" version:
A: Nightporter (remix) 6.48
B: Methods Of Dance 6.53

 Chart position: 29.

  • 7" Virgin VS554
  • 12" Virgin VS554-12
  • 7" promo VDJ554
  • German/Dutch 7" 104 850 - catalogue number on top right of sleeve
  • Spanish 7" 104 850 - has price printed on sleeve
  • Italian 12" VINX 876
  • New Zealand 12"

Thanks to Andy Patchell for the scan of the promo 7" label and to Darran for the Spanish 7".


7 inch sleeve

7" single sleeve

single back sleeve


single label

Regular single label

DJ promo 7"

UK DJ 7" which features the 3.38 video soundtrack version.

12 inch sleeve

12" sleeve

Sleeve back


12" label
UK 12" single label
Italian

Italian 12" label

test pressing

UK test pressing
New Zealand 12"

New Zealand 12"

Spanish 7"

Spanish 7"

Spanish label

Spanish 7" label

German label
German label


Nightporter - Japanese mini LP

6 tracks. Japanese mini album collecting together some of the singles and b-sides that had been issued in the UK. This also came with large picture labels and a lyric sheet. Reached No35 in the Japanese domestic album chart.

  1. Nightporter (UK single version)
  2. Ghosts (UK single version)
  3. The Art Of Parties (version - as on the UK b-side of Ghosts)
  4. The Experience Of Swimming
  5. Life Without Buildings
  6. The Width Of A Room
  • VIP4181

Japanese EP

Back sleeve

Japanese picture label

Picture label 2


Japan & Sylvian/Sakamoto E.P. - 1983

This is an unusual item. The back of the sleeve promotes both Oil On Canvas and Sakamoto's Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence soundtrack. There is also a version of the sleeve without Japan Sylvian Sakamoto written on it. 

  1. Nightporter (UK 12" version)
  2. Forbidden Colours
  3. Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence
  • Virgin Germany and Holland 600.965.

Sleeve front Sleeve back

alternate sleeve design

Alternate sleeve with no artist name


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