Rare Limahl Album Version
If you’re a fan of Limahl, you’ll know he released his debut solo album ‘Don’t Suppose’ in 1984. What you might not know is that there is a very rare version of this album in existence, and a very rare japanese picture disc version also. These versions are rare because of a track they do feature, and a track they don’t feature.
EMI had already released this album before Limahl was chosen to record the theme music for ‘The Neverending Story’, therefore this track originally missed the album. The first release of the album included a live track called ‘The Greenhouse Effect’. On the success of ‘The Neverending Story’, the album was pulled by EMI, and a switch of tracks was made. ‘The Greenhouse Effect’ was removed and replaced by ‘The Neverending Story’.
The track is a rare track, though it can also be heard on the B-Side of the ‘Tar Beach’ single.
It is a rare item in regular vinyl form, an even rare item in japanese picture disc form. If you want one, expect to pay more for it, if you own one, it’s worth a few bob 🙂
So, if you own the album, have a look and see if you have the common one or the rare one!!
And here for your viewing pleasure, pictures of the japanese picture disc release, owned by my good friend and fellow Goo fan, J’nae.
As you can see in the last photo there, ‘The Neverending Story’ is missing from the listing, replaced by ‘The Greenhouse Effect’.
Many fans believe that ‘The Neverending Story’ sits a lot better on the album but that’s a different story! Many people think environmental issues are a new thing, but here we have Limahl singing about the subject back in 1984.
Many thanks to J’nae for the photos.