Twelve Inch Singles (1981–1984)

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Twelve Inch Singles (1981–1984)
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Compilation album by Ministry
Released 16 January 1987
Recorded 1981–84
Genre Industrial techno [1]
Length54:50
Label Wax Trax!
Producer
Ministry chronology
Twitch
(1986)
Twelve Inch Singles (1981–1984)
(1987)
The Land of Rape and Honey
(1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svg [1]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide Star full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [3]
Spin Alternative Record Guide 4 / 10 [4]

Twelve Inch Singles (1981–1984) is a compilation album by American rock band Ministry, first released in 1987 by Wax Trax! Records. It comprises tracks from early non-album singles originally released on the label. The album was reissued by Cleopatra Records in 2014, including a second CD of early tracks.

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Ministry (band) American industrial metal band

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Wax Trax! Records is an American independent record label based in Chicago. It began as a record shop in Denver, Colorado, opened by Jim Nash and Dannie Flesher, who sold the store in 1978 and moved to Chicago. In November of that year, they opened a store under the same name in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. During the 1980s and 1990s, the accompanying record label became a presence on the new wave and punk rock scenes in the city. The label was purchased in 1992 by TVT Records and was discontinued in 2001. In 2014, it was re-established by Julia Nash, daughter of co-founder Jim Nash.

Contents

Track listing

Original 1987 release

No.TitleLength
1."(Every Day Is) Halloween"6:26
2."The Nature of Love"6:57
3."All Day"5:53
4."Cold Life"5:12
5."Halloween Remix"10:31
6."Nature of Love" (Cruelty Mix B)6:52
7."All Day" (Remix B)6:38
8."Cold Life" (Dub)6:21

2014 release

Disc One

No.TitleLength
1."(Everyday Is) Halloween"6:36
2."The Nature of Love"7:04
3."All Day"5:51
4."Cold Life"5:11
5."Halloween Remix"10:25
6."Nature of Love" (Cruelty Mix)6:43
7."All Day" (Remix)6:34
8."Cold Life" (Dub)6:22

Disc Two

No.TitleLength
1."Same Old Madness"5:58
2."Primental"5:14
3."I'm Falling"4:24
4."Nature Of Outtakes"8:09
5."I'm Falling"4:04
6."Overkill"4:31
7."He's Angry"3:54
8."Move" (Original Mix)6:21
9."Nature Of Love" (Cruelty B Mix)6:43

Personnel

Al Jourgensen musician

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