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Hot Valves

Be Bop Deluxe

ep - 5 November 1976

Hot Valves - Cover


A1)  Maid In Heaven

A2)  Bring Back The Spark

B1)  Blazing Apostles

B2)  Jet Silver & The Dolls Of Venus



All four tracks were album tracks, one taken from each of their four albums released up to that point.


The Hot Valves EP was the seventh Be Bop Deluxe single issued during the band's existence. The EP came in a picture sleeve (the first of their singles to do so). Promo copies exist with the words "Demo Record Not For Sale" and a large 'A' printed on the label.



"Maid in Heaven" was the track used to plug this EP, which finally earned the band a minor hit, although it deserved to peak higher than No. 36. Both "Jet Silver and the Dolls of Venus" and "Maid in Heaven" made it onto the Singles As and Bs compilation (1981) on the basis that they had also been issued as singles in their own right.


On 24 November 2023 the Hot Valves EP was reissued on 10" vinyl by Cherry Red with fully restored artwork and remastered from the original master recordings.

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