Virgin THEME 2
Picture CD included in Themes Volume One box set.
The American was the band's first single for Virgin,
released on 7" and 12" in May 1981.
Issued during the recording sessions for Sons And Fascination and
Sister Feelings Call, both the title track
and the B-side League Of Nations were completed especially for the single.
It also marked the first sleeve by Malcolm Garrett who would go on to produce most
of the bandís artwork during the 1980s including the Themes Volumes.
Whilst League Of Nations eventually surfaced on
Sister Feelings Call, it was omitted from the first
Sons And Fascination CD release, along with
Sound In Seventy Cities, for space reasons. Therefore,
Sound In Seventy Cities was added as a bonus, so this Theme
was a 'CD First' for all three songs.