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don't you (forget about me): information

  • After their tentative first experiment with the CD single format (as seen by the MIKE series which included Ghostdancing), Virgin tested the water again with another series of CD single releases.

  • Therefore they reissued singles by their top-selling artists on the new 3" CD format. Known as the CDT series (after the common catalogue number prefix), and released in June 1988, the series included Phil Collins' You Can't Hurry Love, The Sex Pistols' Anarachy In The UK, Peter Gabriel's Sledgehammer and Simple Minds' Donít You (Forget About Me).

  • The 3" CD was housed in an equally small colour card sleeve which reproduced the artwork of the original 7".

  • The track selection was rather strange as it backed the standard 7" version of the title track with the extended version of the B-side.

  • Sales were obviously successful as the CD single became one of the standard single formats the following year with the Street Fighting Years releases.



don't you...: quick reference
3" CD   Don't You (Forget About Me) Virgin CDT2
1. Don't You (Forget About Me)(4:20)
2. A Brass Band In African Chimes(9:22)







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