Thursday, 18 December 2008

Uncertain smile - The The

When The The signed to CBS Records in 1982, their first single on that label was a version of 'Uncertain smile'. This track would appear on their first album for CBS, 'Soul Mining', released a year later, but in a different version. The album version featured a lengthy piano solo, whereas the single version from 1982 featured saxophone and flute solos.

The album version of 'Uncertain smile' was released on single in 1984, and that version even made the Dutch Top 40, peaking at no. 31. At that time, the original version was often played on a local radio station, causing me to search for this single for years. Obviously it had become very rare. But finally, in 1991, I succeeded: I found it during a record fair in Amsterdam.

My collection: 7" single no. 1518
Found: Record fair, Amsterdam, September 21, 1991
Cost: 10 guilders
Tracks: 'Uncertain smile' / 'Three orange kisses from Kazan'
Download: here

1 comment:

  1. ... These 3 links to "Uncertain Smile" are dead too ...
    I didn't knew that badongo only keep files 30 days if not downloaded, i don't know how long with the others but today it's too late ...

    I'll check it sometimes


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