Empty Rooms (1984)


The first version of this great song, recorded for the "Victims Of The Future" album in 1983, co-written by Neil Carter. It was released on 7" & 12" singles in several different versions in August 1984, just before Gary and his band was playing some huge "Monsters Of Rock Festival" concerts in the UK and Germany. The single spent 5 weeks on the UK Singles chart, reaching No.51 as the highest position, but the song became a true highlight of the concerts for the rest of the '80s.

7" releases

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United Kingdom - 10 Records - TEN 25 - August 1984 - test pressing

Side A: Empty Rooms (Single edit)
Side B: Nuclear Attack (live - 24th January 1983)

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United Kingdom - 10 Records - TEN 25 - August 1984

Side A: Empty Rooms (Single edit)
Side B: Nuclear Attack (live - 24th January 1983)

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United Kingdom - 10 Records - TEN 25 - August 1984 - limited edition poster bag

Side A: Empty Rooms (Single edit)
Side B: Nuclear Attack (live - 24th January 1983)

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Ireland - 10 Records - TEN 25 - August 1984 - translucent vinyl

Side A: Empty Rooms (Single edit)
Side B: Nuclear Attack (live - 24th January 1983)

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Germany - 10 Records - 106 654-100 - August 1984 - promotional copy, info sheet

Side A: Empty Rooms (Single edit)
Side B: Nuclear Attack (live - 24th January 1983)

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Germany - 10 Records - 106 654-100 - August 1984

Side A: Empty Rooms (Single edit)
Side B: Nuclear Attack (live - 24th January 1983)

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France - 10 Records - 90145 - August 1984

Side A: Empty Rooms (Single edit)
Side B: Nuclear Attack (live - 24th January 1983)

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USA - Mirage Records - 7-99742 - August 1984 - promotional copy, without picture sleeve

Side A: Empty Rooms (Single edit)
Side B: Empty Rooms (Single edit)

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USA - Mirage Records - 7-99742 - August 1984 - record company sleeve

Side A: Empty Rooms (Single edit)
Side B: Murder In The Skies (Single edit - long)

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Canada - Virgin Records Canada - VS1229 - August 1984 - without picture sleeve

Side A: Empty Rooms (Single edit)
Side B: Murder In The Skies (Single edit - short)

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Australia - 10 Records - TEN 25 - August 1984 - promotional copy, record company sleeve

Side A: Empty Rooms (Single edit)
Side B: Nuclear Attack (live - 24th January 1983)

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Australia - 10 Records - TEN 25 - August 1984 - record company sleeve

Side A: Empty Rooms (Single edit)
Side B: Nuclear Attack (live - 24th January 1983)

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New Zealand - 10 Records - TEN 25 - August 1984 - without picture sleeve

Side A: Empty Rooms (Single edit)
Side B: Nuclear Attack (live - 24th January 1983)

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South Africa - Virgin Records - VS 583 - 1984 - without picture sleeve

Side A: Empty Rooms (Single edit)
Side B: Nuclear Attack (live - 24th January 1983)

12" releases

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United Kingdom - Virgin Records/10 Records - TEN 25-12 - 1984 - promotional copy, black sleeve with sticker, info sheet

Side A: Empty Rooms (Extended mix)
Side B:
1. Empty Rooms (Single edit)
2. Nuclear Attack (live - 24th January 1983)

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United Kingdom - Virgin Records/10 Records - TEN 25-12 - August 1984

Side A: Empty Rooms (Extended mix)
Side B:
1. Empty Rooms (Single edit)
2. Nuclear Attack (live - 24th January 1983)

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United Kingdom - Virgin Records/10 Records - TEN F 25-12 - 1984 - promotional copy, without picture sleeve

Side C: Empty Rooms (live - 14th February 1984)
Side D: Rockin' Every Night (live - 24th January 1983)

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United Kingdom - Virgin Records/10 Records - TEN 25-12 - August 1984 - double single, packed together with TEN F 25-12

Side A: Empty Rooms (Extended mix)
Side B:
1. Empty Rooms (Single edit)
2. Nuclear Attack (live - 24th January 1983)

Side C: Empty Rooms (live - 14th February 1984)
Side D: Rockin' Every Night (live - 24th January 1983)

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United Kingdom - Virgin Records/10 Records - TEN 25-12 - August 1984 - gatefold, leather textured sleeve with sticker and poster

Side A: Empty Rooms (Extended mix)
Side B:
1. Empty Rooms (Single edit)
2. Nuclear Attack (live - 24th January 1983)

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United Kingdom - Virgin Records/10 Records - TEN 25-12 - August 1984 - gatefold sleeve with poster

Side A: Empty Rooms (Extended mix)
Side B:
1. Empty Rooms (Single edit)
2. Nuclear Attack (live - 24th January 1983)

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France - Virgin Records/10 Records - 80126 - August 1984

Side A: Empty Rooms (Extended mix)
Side B:
1. Empty Rooms (Single edit)
2. Nuclear Attack (live - 24th January 1983)

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Spain - Virgin Records/10 Records - F-TEN 25-12 - August 1984

Side A: Empty Rooms (Extended mix)
Side B:
1. Empty Rooms (Single edit)
2. Nuclear Attack (live - 24th January 1983)

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USA - Mirage Records - PR 620 - 1984 - promotional copy, without picture sleeve

Side A: Empty Rooms (Single edit)
Side B: Empty Rooms (Long version)

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Canada - Virgin Records Canada - VDJ004 - 1984 - promotional copy, without picture sleeve

Side A: Empty Rooms (Single edit)
Side B: Shapes Of Things

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