Television  - Official Discography

By Steve Rovner (serovner@mindspring.com)
Dated April 26, 2000

This discography is broken down into the following sections:

(1)   7 Inch Single Releases;
(2)   12 Inch Single Releases;
(3)   Vinyl Albums;
(4)   Eight Track Tapes;
(5)   Cassettes;
(6)   Compact Disc Albums;
(7)   Compact Disc Singles;
(8) Covers of Television Songs;
(9) Songs included in Compilations.


(1) 7 Inch Single Releases

   (As the Neon Boys)
Thatís All I Know (Right Now) 2:30/Love Comes In Spurts 2:59
(backed with Donít Die/Time by Richard Hell & The Voidoids)  Shake Records No. SHK 101 EP, Released 1980 (with picture sleeve).
The press release that came with the single, written by Richard Hell, says in part... Thatís All I Know (Right Now) and Love Comes In Spurts were recorded in late 1973.  It was the final effort of the group we tentatively (never finding the second guitarist we needed to gig) called The Neon Boys.  Weíd formed about six months earlier.  It was my first group and my first bass.  The tape was made at the cheapest four track studio we could find advertised in the paper--a manís basement in Brooklyn.  The only way weíve tampered with the recording is to remix it--no new overdubs.  Weíve left it in mono since no single instrument could be located to send through a speaker because each track on the tape carries more than one instrument/vocal.

Also: rereleased on purple vinyl
         Overground Records (U.K.) No. OVER011, released 1990
 

  Little Johnny Jewel (Part One) (3:30)/Little Johnny Jewel  (Part Two) (4:00)
Ork Record No. 81975, released 1975
 

Marquee Moon (Part I) (3:13)/Marquee Moon (Part II) (6:45)
Elektra Records (U.K.) No. K.12252, released 1977
Also: Elektra Records (Germany) No. ELK 12252, released 1977 (with picture sleeve)
Also: Electra Records/Hispa Vox (Spain) No. 45-1519, released 1977 (with picture sleeve)
 

Prove It (5:04)/Venus (3:48)
Elektra Records (U.K.) No. K 12262, released 1977
 

Venus (3:48)/Friction (4:43)
Warner Pioneer K.K. (Japan) No. Elektra P98E (with picture sleeve)
 

Foxhole (4:49)/Careful (3:15)
Elektra Records (U.K.) No. K12287, released 1978
 

Glory (3:10)/Carried Away (5:09)
Elektra Records (U.K.) No. K 12306, released 1978
Also: Elektra Records (Germany) No. ELK 12 306 N (with picture sleeve)
 

Glory (3:10)/Ainít That Nothiní (3:51)
Elektra Records (U.S.) No. E-45516, released 1978
 

Ainít That Nothiní (Stereo) (3:51)/Ainít That Nothiní (Mono) (3:51)
Elektra Records (U.S.) No. E-45516, released 1978, radio station promo only

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(2) 12 Inch Single Releases

   (As the Neon Boys)
Thatís All I Know (Right Now) (2:37)/Love Comes In Spurts (3:03)/High Heeled Wheels (3:16)
(backed with Donít Die/Time by Richard Hell & The Voidoids)
Overground records (U.K.) No. Over 19, released 1991 (with picture sleeve, on clear vinyl).
 

Marquee Moon (Stereo) (9:58)/Marquee Moon (Mono) (9:58)
Elektra Records (U.K.) No. K 12252, released 1977
 

Prove It (5:04)/Venus (3:48)
Elektra Records (U.K.) No. K 12262, released 1977
 

  Foxhole (4:49)/Careful (3:15)
Elektra Records (U.K.) No. K12287, released 1978 (red vinyl)
Came with picture sleeve in one of the following colors: green, yellow, red, blue.
 

  Little Johnny Jewel (Studio) / Little Johnny Jewel (Live)
Ork Records Ltd. (U.K.) No. NYC 1T, released 1979 (with picture sleeve)

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(3) Vinyl Albums

  Marquee Moon
See No Evil 3:56/Venus 3:48/Friction 4:43/Marquee Moon 9:58/Elevation 5:08/Guiding Light 5:36/Prove It 5:04/Torn Curtain 7:00
Elektra Records (U.S.) No. 7E-1098, released 1977
Also: Elektra Records (Germany) No. ELK 52046, released 1977
Also: Warner Pioneer K.K. (Japan) No. Elektra P-10308E
 

  Adventure
Glory 3:10/Days 3:12/Foxhole 4:49/Careful 3:15/Carried Away 5:09/The Fire 5:54/Ainít that Nothiní 4:52/The Dreamís Dream 6:39
Elektra Records (U.S.) No. 6E-133, released 1978
Also: Elektra Records (U.K.) No. K52072, released 1978
Also: Elektra Records (U.K.) No. K52072, released 1978, on red vinyl
Also: Warner Pioneer K.K. (Japan) No. Elektra P-10499E
 

  Television
1880 Or So 3:38/Shane, He Wrote This Letter 4:19/In World 4:07/Call Mr. Lee 4:15/Rhyme 4:45/No Glamour For Willi 4:58/Beauty Trip 4:21/The Rocket 3:32/This Tune 3:41/Mars 4:56
Capitol Records (U.S.) No. SPRO-79456, Promo Only, 2000 copies made, released October, 1992
Also: Capitol Records (Germany) No. 7 98396 1, released October, 1992
Also: Capitol Records (U.K.) ESTU 2181, released  October, 1992
 

  The Blow Up
The Blow Up (Fire Engine)/See No Evil/Prove It/Elevation/I Donít Care/Venus De Milo/Foxhole/Ainít that Nothiní/Knockiní On Heavenís Door/Little Johnny Jewel/Friction/Marquee Moon/Satisfaction
Danceteria Records (France) No. DANLP030, released (?)

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(4) Eight Track Tapes

  Marquee Moon
(same as album)
Electra Records (U.S.) No. ET-81098, Released 1977
 

  Adventure
(same as album)
Elektra Records (U.S.) No. ET-8133, released 1978

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(5) Cassettes

Marquee Moon
Same as album
Electra Records (U.S.) No. (?), Released 1977
 

Adventure
Same as album
Elektra Records (U.S.) No. (?), released 1978
Elektra Records (Canada) No. TC5-133
 

Television
Same as album
Capitol Records (U.S.) No. 7 98396-4-3, released October, 1992
 

The Blow Up
Same as album.
ROIR Records (U.S.) No. A114, released 1982

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(6) Compact Disc Albums

  Marquee Moon
(same as album, except for longer fade-out on the title track.)
Elektra (U.S.) No. 1098-2, released November, 1987
Also: WEA Music K.K. (Japan) No. Elektra 20P2-2107
Also: Elektra/Asylum/Warner 7559-60616-2 (Germany)
 

  Adventure
(same as album.)
Elektra Records (U.S.) No. 133-2, released August, 1988
Also: WEA Music K.K. (Japan) No. Elektra 18P2-2692
Also: Elektra/Asylum/Warner 960 523-2 (Germany)
 

  Television
(same as album.)
Capitol Records (U.S.) No.CDP 0777 7 98396 2 9, released October, 1992
Also: Toshiba EMI Ltd. (Japan) No. Capitol TOCP-7398
Also: Capitol CDP 0777 7 98396 2 9 (Holland)
 

  The Blow Up
(same as album.)
Danceteria Records (France) No. DANCD030
 

  The Blow Up
(same as album)
Re-issue with different sleeve (digipack)
ROIR Europe / Danceteria Records No. RE114CD, released December, 1992
 

  The Blow-Up
(same as album)
Reissue with different sleeve.
ROIR Records, No. RUSCD 8249, released March, 1999
 

  The Best of Television & Tom Verlaine
East-West / WEA Records (Japan) No. AMCY-2562, released 1998
Elevation 5:05 / Glory 3:08 / See No Evil 3:51 / Souvenir From A Dream 3:45 / The Fire 3:53 / Ainít That Nothiní 4:49 / The Blue Robe 3:53 / Without A Word 3:15 / Venus 3:49 / Days 3:11 / Flash Lightning 3:51 / Guiding Light 5:33 / Friction 4:42 / Kingdom Come 3:40 / Marquee Moon 10:38

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(7) Compact Disc Singles

   (As the Neon Boys)
Thatís All I Know (Right Now) (2:37)/Love Comes In Spurts (3:03)/High Heeled Wheels (3:16)
(same as 12Ē vinyl release)
Overground Records (U.K.) No. OVER 19CD, released 1991
 

  Call Mr Lee (4:15)
Capitol Records (U.S.) No. DPRO 79452, released 1992, promotional only.
 

  In World (4:07)
Capitol Records (U.S.) No. DPRO 79557, released 1992, promotional only.
 

  Call Mr. Lee (4:16) / In World (4:07)/ 1880 Or So
Capitol Records No. DJ670, Released 1992, promotional only.
 

  The Revolution (3:13)/Big Jo (0:35)/Hoo (4:56)
EMI France No. SPCD 1619, released 1992.   French CD single, promotional item given away with the 1992 Television CD in a sealed package. This appeared only in French FNAC stores.

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(8) Covers of Television Songs

REM - See No Evil (REM fanclub single c. 1988)

Siouxsie & The Banshees - Little Johnny Jewel (Through The Looking Glass)

Kronos Quartet - Marquee Moon ('Rubáiyát - Elektra's 40th Anniversary) double CD, Electra 1990 (960940-2))

Lloyd Cole - Glory (B-side of the "Forest Fire" single, Polydor 1984)

Lloyd Cole and The Commotions  - Perfect Skin UK CD-Video (Polydor
080 152-2) is the only digital release with their cover of "Glory"
that I am aware of. It's one of the three audio-only tracks, and
it's incorrectly credited to "Tom Jermaine".

David Bowie - Kingdom Come (Scary Monsters)

Echo & the Bunnymen - Friction (Bedbugs & Ballyhoo ep, and New, Live & Rare CD)

Damned - Idiot Box (not a cover, but a song about Television), from their second album "Music For Pleasure" (Stiff 1977) - this was apparently a less than complimentary rebuke to Television after their treatment of the Damned as support act on a (UK?) tour in 77. (can you blame them?!)

The Windbreakers - Glory (At Home with Bobby and Tim CD).

The Family Cat's CD "Steamroller" contains a song titled "Tom
Verlaine (Re-Bereted)".

The Rain Parade - Ain't that Nothin' (Beyond the Sunset LP).

Terry Hall - See No Evil

Bob Mould - Glory (performed live)

Nick Heyward - See No Evil as a live b-side

Church - Friction (Box of Birds CD)

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(9) Songs included in Compilations

"Singles - The Great New York Singles Scene"
CD (ROIR/Danceteria DANCD077, France) - includes "Little Johnny Jewel" performed by Televison at Patti Smith's rehearsal loft on 19/8/75 (and remixed by T. Verlaine in 1982).  Also includes Patti Smithís ďPiss FactoryĒ single, on which Tom Verlaine plays guitar.

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