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➦ Genesis: Land of Confusion, 1986, Charisma Records SNEG 3-12, U.K. Retail 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 is a retail version of the single. There is also promotional version of this single version presented in a separate entry.

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.


Feeding The Fire and Do The Neurotic tracks 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. Promotional version does have the same "sticky label".

Cardboard sleeve

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

MANUFACTURED IN THE U.K. is printed on rear sleeve. Barcode numbers are also printed on sleeve and have information about bar coding system.

This release does not differ much from a promotional CD version of the single. This CD single is very common and should be easy to locate in the UK. This single sometimes can also be found abroad. This was very popular CD single at that time due to a massive success of Invisible Touch album, but also have tracks that are not available on the official CD.

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.