Kiss of Light

Be-Bop Deluxe

single - 6 August 1976

TRACKS:

A)  Kiss Of Light

B)  Shine

ORIGINALLY:

 

"Kiss of Light" was issued in advance of the Modern Music album, from which is was lifted.
"Shine" was a non-album cut stemming from a one-off session sometime in 1976.

NOTES:

Kiss of Light was the sixth Be Bop Deluxe single issued during the band's existence.  The single came in a generic record company sleeve.  Promo copies exist with the words "Demo Record Not For Sale" and a large 'A' printed on the label.  As Charlie Tumahai was unavailable for this session, Nelson decided to change the band name (for the 'B' Side only) to Funky Phaser and His Unearthly Merchandise.


PAST RELEASES:

 

Both tracks would be included on The Best of and the Rest of Be Bop Deluxe double album (1978), and the Singles As and Bs compilation (1981).  "Shine" would also grace the reissue of Sunburst Finish as a bonus track when it was issued on CD in 1991.

CURRENT AVAILABILITY:
 

The single is long deleted, but both tracks can be found on the Futurist Manifesto 1974-1978 box set (2012) - both in physical form and as a digital download.

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