Kite (2012 CD)

Kite (2012 CD) front cover
Kite (2012 CD) front cover

In 2012 Salvo Records embarked on a reissue campaign covering ‘Desperate Character’, ‘Electric Landlady’, ‘Titanic Days’ and this abum. The first CD is a straight run through of the original vinyl LP track list. The second disc collects B sides and alternative versions of its album tracks:

The bonus material in common with the 2005 reissue:

  • ‘Complainte pour Ste Catherine’ and ‘La Fôret de Mimosas’ are listed as bonus tracks
  • ‘The End of a Perfect Day (original demo version)’ first appeared as a ‘Free World’ B side
  • ‘Free World’ is the radio promo version, where the lyrics “get it up and shag it” were changed to “get it up and wag it”
  • ‘You Just Haven’t Earned it Yet Baby’ is in its ‘She’s Having a Baby’ soundtrack version, which is basically longer.
  • ‘Happy’ and ‘El Paso’ were ‘Days’ B sides
  • ‘Innocence (Guilt Mix)’ and ‘No Victims (Guitar Heroes mix)’ were ‘Innocence’ B sides
  • ‘Am I Right?’ was a ‘Cowboy’ B side

In addition we get:

  • ‘You Just Haven’t Earned it Yet Baby’ from the original CD bonus songs (it was omitted from the 2005 edition)
  • ‘Closer to God?’ which was a ‘Free World’ B side
  • ‘Still Life’ and ‘Please Hep Me, I’m Falling’ were ‘Days’ B sides
  • ‘Innocence (Single remix)’ was as you might expect taken from the ‘Innocence’ single
  • ‘Clubland’ and ‘Don’t Run Away From Me Now’ were ‘Innocence’ B sides
  • ‘Other People’s Hearts’ was a ‘Cowboy’ B side

The Guardian reviewed the 2012 reissue programme.

Kite (2012 CD) back cover
Kite (2012 CD) back cover

Kite (2005 CD) disc 2
Kite (2005 CD) disc 2
Kite (2005 CD) disc 1
Kite (2005 CD) disc 1
Kite (2005 CD) booklet photo
Kite (2005 CD) booklet photo