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➦ Genesis: Land of Confusion, 1986, Charisma Records SNEG 3-12, U.K. Promotional CD single

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General notes

Label Charisma Records IFPI Mastering SID (details)
Not present
Distributor Virgin Records LTD. IFPI Mould SID (details) Not present
Reference SNEG 3-12 Matrix numbers SNEG 3-12 · MASTERED BY NIMBUS
Country of manufacture UK Distribution codes (details) Not present
Country of the release UK Label Code (LC) (details) Not present
Year of release 1986 SPARS Codes (details) Not present
CD manufacturer Nimbus, UK Right society (details) Not present
CD variation No Barcode 5 012980 091829
Rear insert (print) Not present Other identifiers
Not present
Packaging Cardboard sleeve Booklet Not present

Release notes

The CD single was released in the UK, in 1986. The disc from this entry is manufactured in the UK by Nimbus plant. It contains 4 tracks. This particular example is a promotional copy and was released for radio station use only. 

Genesis - Land Of Confusion, SNEG 3-12 track list:

01 Land Of Confusion 04:43
02 Land Of Confusion (Extended Ver.) 06:55
03 Feeding The Fire 05:54
04 Do The Neurotic 07:00

Total time 23:52

The catalogue number of this CD single is SNEG 3-12 and the single was released in a cardboard packaging.

The disc label is black with silver text on it. The CD was released by Charisma Records, however, distribution was carried out by Virgin Records. By the time when the single was released, Charisma label was already owned by Virgin Records, therefore Virgin logo is present on the label. 

Lyrics of Land Of Confusion and Feeding The Fire are printed inside the sleeve.

Feeding The Fire and Do The Neurotic are not present on the official CD album release. These were, however, included as B-sides on the singles. The only way to get these tracks was to obtain the single version.

The matrix numbers of the disc are SNEG 3-12 · MASTERED BY NIMBUS. Note that there are no dots before and after MASTERED BY NIMBUS. Although the CD have painted label, the silver area of the disc is prone to fingerprints and collecting dust, just like on early Nimbus "sticky label" discs.

Cardboard sleeve packaging

Genesis - Land Of Confusion, Charisma SNEG 3-12, cardboard sleeve CD single

There is no country of manufacture present on disc, but MANUFACTURED IN THE U.K. is printed on rear sleeve. Barcode numbers are printed on rear and have information about bar coding system. Also on rear sleeve, Virgin promotional sticker is affixed on the top left corner.

This release does not differ in any way from an official CD single release (apart of the Virgin promo sticker). The same singles were on sale in retail. What is interesting though, this CD came to me from a former radio broadcaster who said they received many of singles prior official album releases. It could be that the CD single was released shortly before Invisible Touch release, but I doubt it. This CD is most likely from October or November 1986.

In terms of rarity, I would say that promo copies of this CD single are very rare. Compare to a retail version this one practically not exists.

Disc variation

No variation that I know of.

Rarity rating

★  ★  ★  ★  ☆ 

★ ★ ★ ★ ★  ➠ the CD is extremely hard to find
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆  ➠ the CD is hard to find and present a challenge
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆  ➠ the CD is not common and require searching
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆  ➠ the CD is relatively common
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆  ➠ the CD is very easy to find
Please be advised that the rarity rating is based only on my experience and may vary from others opinion. Please also consider that the CD rarity is changing. Some CD releases became more or less available over the years.