The Perfect Kiss


Worldwide releases

7 Inch Vinyl

BE 1985 (Factory Benelux 7FBN 123) *
CA 1985 (PolyGram FAC 23) +
PH 198? (Polycosmic FRS-89-5002)
4:48 The Perfect Kiss
Elegia

UK 1985 (Factory FAC 123) +
4:48 The Perfect Kiss
5:09 The Kiss of Death **

US 1985 (Qwest 9 28968-7)

7 Inch Vinyl Promos

CA 1985 (Factory/Polygram DJ 81) [promo]
4:10 The Perfect Kiss (edited version)
4:10 The Perfect Kiss (edited version)

UK 1985 (Factory FAC 123-7) [promo]
3:51 The Perfect Kiss (edit)
3:01 Kiss of Death (edit)

UK 1985 (Lyntone 7LYN15645-1) [metal testpress]
The Perfect Kiss (LP version)
The Kiss of Death (alternate remix)

UK 1985 Townhouse Acetate

UK 7″ Lyntone DMM Cut White label (Direct Metal Mastering)***
side A – TPK Fac123-7A – 7 LYN 15645-IE DMM
side B – The kiss of death – Fac133-7B 7 LYN15646-1E DMM

US 1985 (Qwest 9 28968-7) [promo]

10 Inch Promo

2×10″: UK 1985 (Factory FAC 123) [two one sided acetates]
US 1985 (Grudman 7-28968) [double sided acetate] 4:23 The Perfect Kiss (edit)
5:09 The Perfect Kiss Dub **

12 Inch Vinyl

AU 1985 (Factory FAC 123)
AU 1990 (Factory/Festival X14831)
BE 1985 (Factory Benelux FBN 123)
CA 1985 (Polygram FACX 23)
FR 1985 (Factory/Virgin 80174)
GE 1985 (Factory/Rough Trade RTD 022 T)
GR 1985 (Virgin VG2039Z) [grey background w/white letters
IT 1985 (Factory/Base Records FAC 123)
JP 1985 (Factory/Nippon Columbia YW-7429-AX)
NZ 1985 (EMI/GAP GOOD70) [grey background w/light grey letters]
SP 1985 (Factory/Nuevos Medios 31139)
SW 1985 (Factory/MNW FACT 123) [white background w/grey letters]
UK 1985 (Factory FAC 123) ++
US 1985 (Qwest 9 20330-0)

12 Inch Vinyl Promos

BZ 1987 (WEA 1.120) [promo]
The Perfect Kiss
[includes 3 tracks by other artists]
CA 1985 (Factory/Polygram DJF 155) [promo]
8:46 The Perfect Kiss (extended version)
8:46 The Perfect Kiss (extended version)
CA 1985 (Factory/Polygram DJF 158) [promo]
8:46 The Perfect Kiss (extended version)
4:20 The Perfect Kiss
3:45 Love Vigilantes

CA 1985 (Factory/Polygram DJF 159) [promo]
4:10 The Perfect Kiss (album edit)
4:50 The Perfect Kiss (album version)

GE 1985 (Factory/Rough Trade ???) [testpress]
UK 1985 (Mayking FAC 123) [testpress]
UK 1985 (Factory FAC 123) [nickeled metal plate/acetate]
UK 1985 (Factory FAC 123) [cooper acetate]
The Perfect Kiss
UK 1985 (Factory FAC 123) [nickeled metal plate/acetate]
The Kiss of Death
US 1985 (Quest 9-20330) [matrix# B-20952/B-20953] [promo]
8:46 The Perfect Kiss
7:02 The Kiss of Death
1:24 Perfect Pit
US 1985 (Qwest PRO-A-2342) [promo]
4:23 The Perfect Kiss (single edit)
5:18 The Perfect Kiss (live version from The Perfect Kiss video)
UK 12″ Pink label Lyntone DMM Cut (Direct Metal Mastering) ****
side A -LYN – 15586-3 DMM
Side B – Fac123-B – LYN – 15587-4EMI DMM

UK 12″ Pink Label Lyntone Lacquer cut Acetate *****
Side A – Fac123-A LYN -15586-2TH Z
Side B – Fac 123-B2 – LYN-15587-2TH Z Lac

VHS Promo

US 1987 (Warner Bros.) [promo] [November 14]
5:23 The Perfect Kiss

US 1987 (Warner Bros.) [promo]
10:37 The Perfect Kiss

Other Release Information

+ Track times may differ.
++ Issued with Black, blue, red and yellow inner sleeves. The yellow inner
sleeve is probably a promo issue.
* Two issues, one with Stephen/Gillian and one with Bernard/Peter.
** “The Kiss of Death” is called “The Perfect Kiss Instrumental” on US
issues, and “The Perfect Dub” on the Benelux issues.
*** Rare DMM cut from Lyntone – Probably less than 10 in existence (unconfirmed)
**** Rare DMM cut from Lyntone – Probably less than 10 in existence (unconfirmed)
***** Rare Lacquer cut Acetate from Lyntone – Probably less than 10 in existence (unconfirmed)
Further info on DMM Cuts here – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Direct_metal_mastering
Further info on Lacquer Cuts Acetates here – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acetate_disc