Friday On My Mind (1987)


This single was released in May 1987, during the Wild Frontier Tour, and also got an official promo video, what was filmed (partly) in Barcelona before the show.
"I liked the idea of taking this really old song and doing something new with it and going to the other extreme of doing a very high-tech, electronic version with Fairlights and electronic drums and all that sort of thing, whereas the original version was very basic and natural. So it was interesting to be able to take it somewhere else, but also, when I thought about the words I realised that a lot of the people who come to see us can really identify with that whole thing, you know, they can't wait for the weekend and they're all stuck in these dead-end jobs, or they hate school or whatever and everyone loves Friday night, because it means they can do whatever they want for a couple of days."
(Gary Moore - Juke, No. 645, 5th September 1987)

7" releases

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United Kingdom - 10 Records - TEN DJ 164 - 1987 - promotional copy

Side A: Friday On My Mind (7" Version - short edit)
Side B: Reach For The Sky (live - 28th September 1985)

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United Kingdom - 10 Records - TEN 164 - May 1987

Side A: Friday On My Mind (7" Version)
Side B: Reach For The Sky (live - 28th September 1985)

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United Kingdom - 10 Records - TENP 164 - May 1987 - limited edition picture disc

Side A: Friday On My Mind (7" Version)
Side B: Reach For The Sky (live - 28th September 1985)

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Ireland - 10 Records - TEN 164 - May 1987 - translucent vinyl

Side A: Friday On My Mind (7" Version)
Side B: Reach For The Sky (live - 28th September 1985)

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Germany - 10 Records - 109 080-100 - 1987 - promotional copy, info sheet

Side A: Friday On My Mind (7" Version)
Side B: Reach For The Sky (live - 28th September 1985)

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Germany - 10 Records - 109 080-100 - May 1987

Side A: Friday On My Mind (7" Version)
Side B: Reach For The Sky (live - 28th September 1985)

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France - 10 Records - 90327 - 1987 - promotional copy, stamped sleeve

Side A: Friday On My Mind (7" Version)
Side B: Reach For The Sky (live - 28th September 1985)

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France - 10 Records - 90327 - 1987

Side A: Friday On My Mind (7" Version)
Side B: Reach For The Sky (live - 28th September 1985)

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Australia - 10 Records - TEN 164 - 1987 - promotional copy, stamped label
Australia - 10 Records - TEN 164 - 1987
Australia - 10 Records - TEN 1642 - 1987 - limited edition '2 for 1' double pack, free single: "Wild Frontier" (TEN 159)

Side A: Friday On My Mind (7" Version)
Side B: Reach For The Sky (live - 28th September 1985)

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New Zealand - 10 Records - TEN 164 - 1987 - record company sleeve

Side A: Friday On My Mind (7" Version)
Side B: Reach For The Sky (live - 28th September 1985)

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South Africa - Virgin Records - VS 707 - 1987 - record company sleeve

Side A: Friday On My Mind (7" Version)
Side B: Reach For The Sky (live - 28th September 1985)

12" releases

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United Kingdom - 10 Records - TENT 164 - 1987 - promotional copy, white label

Side A: Friday On My Mind (12" Version)
Side B:
1. Friday On My Mind (The Kool Rap Version)
2. Reach For The Sky (live - 28th September 1985)

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United Kingdom - 10 Records - TENT 164 - May 1987

Side A: Friday On My Mind (12" Version)
Side B:
1. Friday On My Mind (The Kool Rap Version)
2. Reach For The Sky (live - 28th September 1985)

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Germany - 10 Records - 609 080-213 - May 1987

Side A: Friday On My Mind (12" Version)
Side B:
1. Friday On My Mind (The Kool Rap Version)
2. Reach For The Sky (live - 28th September 1985)

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France - 10 Records - 80307 - 1987 - promotional copy, stamped sleeve

Side A: Friday On My Mind (12" Version)
Side B:
1. Friday On My Mind (The Kool Rap Version)
2. Reach For The Sky (live - 28th September 1985)

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France - 10 Records - 80307 - 1987

Side A: Friday On My Mind (12" Version)
Side B:
1. Friday On My Mind (The Kool Rap Version)
2. Reach For The Sky (live - 28th September 1985)

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Australia - 10 Records - TENT 164 - 1987

Side A: Friday On My Mind (12" Version)
Side B:
1. Friday On My Mind (The Kool Rap Version)
2. Reach For The Sky (live - 28th September 1985)

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USA - Virgin Records - PR 2093 - 1987 - promotional copy

Side A: Friday On My Mind (12" Version - short edit)
Side B: Friday On My Mind (12" Version)

Cassette releases

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Australia - 10 Records - TENC 164 - 1987
Australia - 10 Records - TENC 164 - 1987 - re-issue with different price, insert and tape cartridge

Side A:
1. Friday On My Mind (7" Version)
2. Friday On My Mind (The Kool Rap Version)
Side B:
1. Friday On My Mind (12" Version)
2. Reach For The Sky (live - 28th September 1985)

CD release

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United Kingdom - 10 Records - KERRY 164 - May 1987 - gatefold cardboard sleeve

1. Friday On My Mind (12" Version)
2. Reach For The Sky (live - 28th September 1985)
3. Parisienne Walkways (live - 18th December 1984)
4. Friday On My Mind (The Kool Rap Version)

Magazine ad

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Thanks to Peter Nielsen for the first image - www.thinlizzyguide.com

Official video