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once upon a time: us lp

A1. Once Upon A Time(5:44)
A2. All The Things She Said(4:16)
A3. Ghost Dancing(4:46)
A4. Alive And Kicking(5:24)
B1. Oh Jungleland(5:12)
B2. I Wish You Were Here(4:42)
B3. Sanctify Yourself(5:00)
B4. Come A Long Way(5:08)

A&M SP-5092
(FXMP) SP 5092-A-GIA EG1 A1//(FXMP) SP 5092-B-GIA G1 B1

LP with custom colour labels with colour inner sleeve in a full colour picture sleeve.

release date
October 1985

Michael MacNeil piano and synthesisers
Charles Burchill guitars
Mel Gaynor drums and vocals
John Giblin bass guitars
Jim Kerr lead vocals

additional lead singer Robin Clark
backing vocals Michael Been of The Call, The Simms Brothers, Carlos Alomar
extra percussion on All The Things She Said Sue Hadjopoulos

produced by Jimmy Iovine and Bob Clearmountain
engineered by Moria Marquis and Mark McKenna
assisted by Martin White
technical assistance Bob Schwall Judy Reeves and Bob Tis
studio crew Dougie Cowan and Paul Kerr
coordination Gemma Corfield and Debbi Caponetta

recorded at Townhouse Studios, London
mixed at Bearsville Studios, Bearsville, New York and Right Track Studios, New York City Summer '85
mastered by Bob Ludwig at Masterdisk, New York City

nourishment Dora Carllyn, Randy Michaels and Albert Grossman

art by Mick Haggerty
photography by Anton Corbijn

thanks to Simon Draper, Jordan Harris, Ian Flooks Ian Copleland, Dave Hill and The Pretenders, Alfred Bos, Keith Forsey, Anton Corbijn, Barwell Court Rehearsal Studios and all at Virgin Records Britain, Europe, Canada, New Zealand and Australia and to Everyone at A&M Records USA

special thanks to Gemma Corfield, Mark Harvey and Steve Bramberg

very special thanks to Big Dan Yer Man and to Bruce Findlay, Robert White and Jane Alison and all at Schoolhouse Management.

additional information
The commerical US edition of the album was based on the "alternative" design with the front and back covers of the LP swapped. Other minor differences included extra copyright and licensing details along with the different catalogue number.