Work for Love

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"Work for Love"
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Single by Ministry
from the album With Sympathy
B-side "Work for Love" (7" edit)
ReleasedJanuary 1983 [1]
Format 7", 12", maxi single, promo single
RecordedLate 1982
Studio Syncro Sound Studios, Boston
Genre
Length4:44
Label
Songwriter(s) Alain Jourgensen
Producer(s) Vince Ely, Ian Taylor
Ministry singles chronology
"I'm Falling / Cold Life"
(1981)
"Work for Love"
(1983)
"I Wanted to Tell Her"
(1983)

"Work for Love" is a song by American rock band Ministry. Written by frontman Al Jourgensen, produced by Vince Ely and Ian Taylor, and recorded at Syncro Sound Studios in Boston during 1982, it was the band’s first single from their debut studio album, With Sympathy .

Contents

Track listing

7" single (UK)
  1. "Work for Love" [Early Mix] 4:15
  2. "For Love" [Edit of Dub Version] 5:20

Note: The A-side is an exclusive early mix that differs from the LP and Short/Demo version.

7" single (EU)
  1. "Work For Love" 4:42
  2. "She's Got A Cause" 3:36
7" single (Japan)
  1. "Work For Love" 4:42
  2. "Effigy" 3:52
12" maxi-single (US and Italy)
  1. "Work For Love" (Extended Version) 6:25
  2. "Work For Love" (Short Version) 3:58
  3. "For Love" [Dub Version] 6:15

Note: The short version is identical to the demo version.

12" single (EU)
  1. "Work For Love" (Extended Version) 6:25
  2. "For Love" [Dub Version] 6:15

Personnel

Ministry
Additional musicians

Charts

Song (1983) US Dance [4]
"Work for Love"20

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