2017: The Albums: box setThe Albums - box set - Blackfoot Sue
At long last has come the re-release we've all been waiting for. All three Blackfoot Sue albums have been reissued as a box set: Nothing To Hide, Strangers and Gun Running. Gun Running now has an actual sleeve, comprised of the original track listing; the three CDs are also accompanied by a handsome booklet packed with sleeve notes, press clippings, photos, and a comprehensive singles discography. It's getting rave reviews in all the music mags - what are you waiting for?! Released by Cherry Red Records (GLAMBOX163).

Nothing To Hide box set reissue 2017Gun Running reissue 2017
From Viva Le Rock magazine, April 2017
 SinglesBlackfoot Sue - Standing In The Road - Spain
There were a great variety of picture sleeves released for Blackfoot Sue singles throughout Europe. There were also occasional variations in the songs on the B-sides, as you can see. What follows is a selection to which I'll keep adding as time and acquisitions permit! The band recall, when they were touring Europe, often being asked to sign issues of their own singles which they had never even laid eyes on before!
Spanish issue
 Standing In The Road - JAM company sleeve
 
 Standing In The Road / Celestial PlainJAM 13UK
 (June 1972)DJM 12216 ATGermany
Supreme Records 527Belgium
DJM 6102 316Belgium
Gramaphon GTS-10019Turkey
Columbia SCMG 512Greece
DJM DJK-4810Australia
DJM IFR-10188Japan
A&M 1386US  Standard UK issue of the
delightful JAM sleeve
 
  Standing In The Road - German issue Standing In The Road - French issue Standing In The Road - Turkish issue Blackfoot Sue - Standing In The Road, Italy Blackfoot Sue, Standing In The Road, Belgium
German issue French issue Turkish issue Italian issue Belgian issue
Blackfoot Sue - Standing In The Road - Japan Blackfoot Sue, Standing In The Road, Holland Blackfoot Sue - Sing Don't Speak - French issue Blackfoot Sue - Sing Don't Speak - Yugoslav issue Blackfoot Sue - Sing Don't Speak - Turkish issue
Japanese issue Netherlands issue French issue Yugoslav issue Turkish issue
Sing Don't Speak - German issue
 
 Sing Don't Speak / 2 B FreeJAM 29UK
 (Nov 1972)DJM 12464 ATGermany
DJM 6102 319France
DJM S 539Belgium
 
 Summer / Morning LightJAM 44UK
 (April 1973) German issue
  Sing Don't Speak - Belgian issue
 Summer / Glittery ObituaryDJM 12703 ATGermany
 (April 1973)
 
 Get It All To Me / My Oh MyJAM 53UK
 (Sep 1973)
DJM 12997 ATGermany
 Belgian issue
Blackfoot Sue - Summer - German issue Blackfoot Sue - Get It All To Me - German issue Blackfoot Sue - Get It All To Me Blackfoot Sue - Bye Bye Birmingham - German issue Bye Bye Birmingham - front - French issue Bye Bye Birmingham - back - French issue
German issueGerman issue German issue French issue (front) French issue (back)
Bye Bye Birmingham - Dutch issue
 
 Bye Bye Birmingham / MessiahDJM DJS 296UK
 (March 1974)DJM 6102 329Holland
DJM K-5500Australia
 
 Bye Bye Birmingham / My Oh MyDJM 13278 ATGermany
 (March 1974)DJM 17620France
 
 You Need Love / Tobago RoseDJM DJS 326UK Dutch issue
 (Sept 1974) You Need Love - UK - promo
 
 Moonshine / CorrieDJM DJS 19411UK
 (Sept 1975)
 
 Standing In The Road / Summer reissueOld Gold OG 9037UK
 (1979)
 
UK - promo
 Albums
Blackfoot Sue - Nothing To Hide Blackfoot Sue - Strangers Best Of Blackfoot Sue Outside Edge (Blackfoot Sue) - Call Me
 Blackfoot Sue - Talk Radio
 
 Nothing To Hide (1973)LP  JAM JAL 104UK
DJM DJM 86671 ITGermany
DJM DJL 34909Australia
DJM IFP-80877Japan
 CD  Repertoire REP 4580-WYEU
 
 Strangers *1 (1974)LP  Import IMP 1007US
 CD  Repertoire REP 4579-WYEU
 
 Gun Running *2 (1975)LP  DJM DJLPS 455UK
  Blackfoot Sue - Red On Blue
 The Best Of Blackfoot Sue (1996)CD  Connoisseur CSAP CD123UK
 
 Call Me*3 (1990-91)CD  AOR unnumberedJapan
 
 Talk Radio*4 (1995) & (2014)*5CD  Bud Records BUD 61506Germany
 Red On Blue*4 (1998)CD  HTD Records HTD CD88EU
 
 Singles Collection (2011)CD  7T's Records GLAM CD 121EU
 
*1   This album was recorded in 1974 but belatedly released, in the US only, in 1977.
*2   This album was given a working title and a catalogue number but never officially released, though white label test pressings exist.
*3   Despite being labelled as Outside Edge, this bootleg album was recorded by the line-up who would go on to record Talk Radio, and hence it should be considered a Blackfoot Sue album.
*4   Both albums contain the same material, with different sleeves and running order; Red On Blue contains one extra track.
*5   In downloadable mp3 format only
  
 Nothing To Hide - Blackfoot Sue  (1973)
 All words and music: Tom Farmer, Eddie Golga, Alan Jones, David Farmer
Nothing To Hide
Record: This Record Co JAL104  ©1973
CD: Repertoire Records  REP 4579-WY  ©1995
Cover illustration: Anne Meisel
 Messiah
 Country Home  •  audio clip
 Cry
 My Oh My
 Now We're Three
 The Spring of '69
 Glittery Obituary
 On His Own
 Too Soon
 Gypsy Jam
 - CD bonus tracks: -
 Standing In The Road
 Celestial Plain
 Sing Don't Speak
 2 B Free
 Summer
Nothing To Hide
 Strangers - Blackfoot Sue  (1974) *1 Nothing To Hide
 All words and music: Tom Farmer, Eddie Golga, Alan Jones, David Farmer
Strangers
Record: Import Records IMP1007  ©1977
CD: Repertoire Records REP 4580-WY  ©1995
Cover illustration: Jim Gallagher
 Care To Believe
 Touch The Sky
 Shoot All Strangers
 Tobago Rose
 Nostalgia Ain't (What It Used To Be)
 Bye Bye Birmingham  •  mp3 sample
 Join Together
 1812  •  audio clip
 - CD bonus tracks: -
 Morning Light
 Get It All To Me
 You Need Love
*1 Though originally recorded in 1974, the album was belatedly released on the US Import label in 1977, ironically just as the band were splitting up.
 Gun Running - Blackfoot Sue  (1975)
 All words and music: Tom Farmer, Eddie Golga, Alan Jones, David Farmer
Blackfoot Sue - Gun Running - white label test pressing
LP: DJM DJLPS 455; never released
 Care To Believe
 Blue Eyes
 Cruising The Highway  •  audio clip
 Wanted Gun
 Moonshine
 Taking My Fire
 Pick Me Up Put Me Down
 Corrie
 4:40 Jive
Eddie and Tom Dave
The recording sessions for Gun Running occurred in 1975. It was David Farmer who came up with the idea of a theme running throughout the album, that of using a harpischord on every track. The sessions were completed, the album duly given a catalogue number, and a prototype sleeve was even created by photographer Chalkie Davies.

However, disaster struck when one of the tapes was erased, one containing many of the harpischord tracks. That, plus the escalating conflict between the band and their management, meant that the album was never officially released, though white label test pressings do exist.

Alternate album titles presented to the press, tongue firmly in cheek, included Stick With Me Baby, and You'll Wear Diamonds, and Don't Push Your Mother While She's Shaving... both a result of Tom Farmer's irrepressable wit. Any or all of these can be found in various Blackfoot Sue discographies on the Internet, though the officially accepted release title was always intended to be Gun Running.

Happily, most of the tracks were finally released in 1996 on The Best of Blackfoot Sue compilation.
 
 The Best Of Blackfoot Sue - Blackfoot Sue  (1996)
 All words and music: Tom Farmer, Eddie Golga, Alan Jones, David Farmer
The Best Of Blackfoot Sue
Connoisseur Collection CSAP CD123  ©1996
 Standing In The Road  •  video clip
 You Need Love
 Care To Believe
 Sing Don't Speak  •  video clip
 Cruising The Highway  •  audio clip
 The Spring of '69  •  audio clip
 Blue Eyes
 Messiah
 Get It All To Me
 Too Soon  •  audio clip
 Country Home
 Corrie
 My Oh My
 Taking My Fire
 Bye Bye Birmingham
 Wanted Gun
 Pick Me Up Put Me Down
 Summer
 Touch The Sky
 The Singles Collection - Blackfoot Sue (2011)
 All words and music: Tom Farmer, Eddie Golga, Alan Jones, David Farmer
The Singles Collection
Cherry Red Records (7T's Records)
GLAM CD 121  ©2011
 Standing In The Road
 Celestial Plain
 Sing Don't Speak
 2 B Free
 Summer
 Morning Light
 Glittery Obituary
 Get It All To Me
 My Oh My
 Bye Bye Birmingham
 Messiah
 You Need Love
 Moonshine
 The Best Of Blackfoot Sue - Blackfoot Sue on iTunes
 
 
Download Blackfoot Sue tracks from iTunes
(requires the iTunes software, a free download).
Blackfoot
 Singles
 When Will I See You Again
When Will I See You Again /
Lay The Real Thing On Me

(July 1977)

MCA 307
UK
 
Liner 
 Singles
 
The first two Liner singles, released in 1979, exist as both picture discs and picture sleeves as well as standard black vinyl in plain company sleeves. The pictures are details taken from the Liner album front cover illustration by Anne Meisel, who had also created the front cover illustration of the Blackfoot Sue album Nothing To Hide in 1973.
    
Liner - Keep Reaching Out for Love Liner - You And Me Liner - Strange Fascination
Keep Reaching Out For Love
standard label
 You And Me
mono/stereo double A-side promo
Strange Fascination
mono/stereo double A-side promo
 
 7" picture disk
 Keep Reaching Out For Love / Night Train
 (March 1979)

 Atlantic K11235      UK
Liner - Keep Reaching Out For Love - A side Liner - Keep Reaching Out for Love - B side
 7" picture sleeve
 Keep Reaching Out For Love / Night Train
 (May 1979)

 Atlantic P-413A      Japan
Liner - Keep Reaching Out For Love - A side Liner - Keep Reaching Out for Love - B side
 12" picture sleeve
 Keep Reaching Out For Love / Night Train
 (March 1979)

 Atlantic K11235T      UK
Liner - Keep Reaching Out For Love - A side Liner - Keep Reaching Out for Love - B side
7" picture disk
 You And Me / Ship On The Ocean
 (May 1979)

 Atlantic K11285      UK
 ATCO 7097             US
Liner - You And Me - A side Liner - You And Me - B side
7" picture sleeve
 You And Me / Ship On The Ocean
 (May 1979)

 Atlantic K11285      UK
Liner - picture sleeve - You And Me - A side Liner - picture sleeve - You And Me - B side
7" picture sleeve
 Strange Fascination / Window Pane
 (1979)

 Atlantic K11336   UK
 ATCO 7200       US
Strange Fascination - A side Strange Fascination - B side
 
 6 track promo - Liner  (1979)
  All Words and music: Tom Farmer, David Farmer, Eddie Golga
Liner 6 track promo
 
 Keep Reaching Out For Love *E
 You And Me
 Strange Fascination *E
 Ship On The Ocean
 So Much In Love Again
 (You Know That) It's Alright
 
 * E  - lead vocals by Eddie Golga
Liner
Record: Atlantic SAM 97
 Album
 Liner  (April 1979)

 LP
 Atlantic K50553   UK
 ATCO 38-113      US
 Atlantic P-10661A  Japan
Record: ATCO SD 38-113  ©1979
Cassette: ATCO CS 38-113
CD: Not released
Cover illustration: Anne Meisel
 
 Liner - Liner  (1979)
 All Words and music: Tom Farmer, David Farmer, Eddie Golga
 
 Keep Reaching Out For Love *E •  video clip
 Strange Fascination *E
 You And Me  •  video clip
 So Much In Love Again
 Run To The Night
 Sweet Music
 (You Know That) It's Alright
 Ship On The Ocean
 Night Train
 Window Pane
 
 * E  - lead vocals by Eddie Golga
  Additional Musicians:
Mel Collins - tenor, alto & soprano sax solos
Dick Morrissey - tenor sax solos
Ken Bichel - CAT synthesizer, electric piano
Marvin Stamm
John Faddis
 - trumpets
George Young - alto sax
Frank Vicari - tenor sax
Barry Rogers - trombone
Ronnie Cuber - baritone sax
Arif Mardin - string sythesizer
Gene Orloff - concert master
Cissy Houston
Maretha Stewart
Beverly Ingram
 - additional vocals
 
Spoilers
 Singles
Spoilers

 7" picture sleeve
 Standing In A Line / Motorway (Feb 1980)
  WEA K18144    UK
 
 7" picture sleeve
 Shy Girl / Crossfire (May 1980)
  WEA K18225    UK
 
 
Spoilers - Standing In A LineSpoilers - Shy Girl
 
 Singles
 7" picture sleeve
 Not Guilty / Change
 (1984)
 WEA 249396-7   France

 12" extended picture sleeve
 Not Guilty / Change
 (1984)
 WEA 249395-0   France
Not Guilty/Change front Not Guilty/Change back
 
 Album
 Outside Edge (1984)LP  WEA 24 0408-1France only
 Outside Edge - Outside Edge  (1984) *1
 All Words and music: Tom Farmer, David Farmer, Eddie Golga
Outside Edge - Outside Edge - 1984
Record: WEA 240408-1  ©1984
CD: Not released
Losin' You *D
Not Guilty
Cherry
State Of Confusion *E
Avenue of the Americas
One More Time *D
Eyes Of A Stranger *D
Change
Fall In *D
Edge Of Madness *D
 
 * D  - lead vocals by David Farmer
 * E  - lead vocal by Eddie Golga
  Additional Musicians:
Tim Mel  - OBX on Fall In
Danielle  - voice on Fall In
Nick Campey  - additional keyboards on
   Avenue Of The Americas
Bimbo Acock  - sax on Edge Of Madness
Dave Dee  - backing vocals on
   Edge Of Madness
 * 1 This album was only released in France.
Musically, this album is a transition between the band's Spoilers era and their later AOR material. In fact, some of the tracks written as Spoilers were carried over virtually intact to the eponymous Outside Edge album. Though the band subsequently didn't change their name, the following albums were quite different.
Outside Edge
 Singles
 
Outside Edge - Heartbeat Away
 7" picture sleeve
 Heartbeat Away / Out Of My Head
 (March 1986)   TEN 92    UK
 12" EP picture sleeve
 Heartbeat Away / Out Of My Head / Soldier Boy     
 (March 1986)   TEN 9212   UK
 
 Albums
in the studio
 
 Running Hot (May 1986)LP  Virgin 10 207 668EU
 CD  Virgin 7243 8 49956 2 1EU
 
 In Concert (1986)CD  AOR (unnumbered)Japan
 
 More Edge (1987)CD  Virgin 7243 8 50326 2 2EU
 
 
 Running Hot - Outside Edge  (1986)
 All Words and music: Tom Farmer, David Farmer, Eddie Golga
Running Hot - Outside Edge
Record: Virgin Records  ©1986
CD: Virgin Records Sweden  ©2000
Sleeve: David Crow & Nigel P (Assorted Images)
Heartbeat Away  ♫  audio clip
Wait
Louella
Don't Be A Hero  ♫  audio clip
Running Hot
Don't Leave Me Tonight
You
Heartbreaker
Hold On
2013 Re-release!  ♫  Buy it here
Running Hot
CD: AOR Heaven ©2013
 
 Outside Edge - In Concert  (1986) *1
 All Words and music: Tom Farmer, David Farmer, Eddie Golga
Outside Edge - In concert
CD: "AOR Moon Collector's Promo"  (Japan)
Out Of My Head
Wait
You
Heartbreaker
Heartbeat Away
Don't Leave Me Tonight
Don't Be A Hero
Running Hot
Terry Manning and roadie Ken
 * 1 This live bootleg is undated but was undoubtedly recorded during the Manfred Mann tour in 1986.
 
 More Edge - Outside Edge  (1987) *1
All Words and music: Tom Farmer, David Farmer, Eddie Golga, Pete Giles
More Edge - Outside Edge
Record: Not released
CD: Virgin Records Sweden  ©2000
Shooting Straight From The Heart
Not Made Of Glass
Guilty
Flesh And Blood
Frozen Rain
Heaven Tonight  ♫  audio clip
Fire And Ice  ♫  audio clip
Never Too Late
 
Reviews
from www.melodicrock.de
from GLORY-DAZE e-zine
from the Melodic Rock forum
2013 - AOR Heaven
2013 Re-release!  ♫  Buy it here
More Edge 
CD: AOR Heaven ©2013
*1 Though originally recorded in 1987, the album was not released until 2000.

 Call Me - Outside Edge  (1990-91) *1
  All words and music: Tom Farmer, David Farmer, Steve Turner
Outside Edge - Call Me
CD: AOR Moon Collector's Promo (Japan)
 Kiss Of Judas *D  •  audio clip  
 Don't Look Down
 Heat Of The Moment *D
 Build Another Wall
 Ghost In Your Heart
 Losing Control
 Teardrop *M
 Ready For Love
 Burn The House Down
 House Of Love
 Angel *D
 Hot Touch  •  audio clip
 
 * D  - lead vocals by David Farmer
Munich's Hardest Hits
*M     The track Teardrop has been released as Drowning Man by Munich's Hardest Hits, on Volume 10 of their ongoing project to release the very best of melodic rock to the world.
Here's a wav sample to whet your appetite!
For more information, see http://www.munichshardesthits.com.
* 1 This is a bootleg, created from tracks recorded around 1990-1991. Despite what's written on the sleeve, and the band photos, this is NOT Outside Edge, but rather the line-up which would go on to become the reformed Blackfoot Sue in the nineties: Tom, David and Gary Farmer and Steve Turner. These tracks were supplied as a demo tape to a record company, and have subsequently ended up in the public arena. I have listed the true track titles and not those as mistakenly listed on the sleeve. The band photos are most likely to have been lifted from this very website.

(a big thank you to Manfred for supplying the corrected song list and cover scans!)
 
 Talk Radio - Blackfoot Sue  (1995) 
 All Words and music: Tom Farmer, David Farmer, Steve Turner
  except Standing In The Road by Tom Farmer, David Farmer, Alan Jones, Eddie Golga
Talk Radio
 Talk Radio
 Book Of Life
 F.O.D.
 That's No Lie
 Standing In The Road
 Small Town
 Better Than Being In Love
 Red On Blue
 You're So Beautiful
 Goodbye
CD: BUD Records BUD 61506  ©1995
 
 Red On Blue - Blackfoot Sue  (1998) *1
 All words and music: Tom Farmer, David Farmer, Steve Turner
  except Standing In The Road by Tom Farmer, David Farmer, Alan Jones, Eddie Golga
Red On Blue
CD: HTD Records HTD CD88  ©1997
 F.O.D.
 Talk Radio
 Standing In The Road
 Book Of Life
 Fall From Grace
 Small Town
 That's No Lie
 Red On Blue
 Goodbye
 You're So Beautiful You're Dangerous
 Better Than Being In Love
*1 This album was originally released in 1995 in Germany only as Talk Radio,
with one less track (Fall From Grace, which was recorded later).
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