release details   CD 1 ‘Fragile thing’ CD 1 insert (85% size)
terr. label format pack. cat. no. rel. date
uk Track CDS J TRACK0004A 1999-08-09
tracks
  1. Fragile thing   (Stuart Adamson/Bruce Watson)   3:42
  2. I get hurt   (Stuart Adamson)   4:30
  3. John Wayne’s dream   (Stuart Adamson/Mark Brzezicki/Bruce Watson)   4:59

total time : 13:13

note
only the central 3 inches of the five-inch CD disc is silvered; in the transparent jewel-case tray this makes it look like a normal small-size, 3" CD single
cover art : JP3 for Playground Art
(photo: Jim Herrington)

‘Fragile thing’ CD 2 cover (85% size) release details   CD 2
terr. label format pack. cat. no. rel. date
uk Track CDS D TRACK0004B
limited edition
1999-08-09
tracks
  1. Fragile thing   (Stuart Adamson/Bruce Watson)   3:42
  2. Dust on the road   (Stuart Adamson/Siemens)   3:29
  3. Loserville   (Stuart Adamson/Tony Butler/Mark Brzezicki/Bruce Watson)   5:25

total time : 12:38

note
above is the actual track order: the listing on case and disc has tracks 2 and 3 in the reverse order
cover art : JP3 for Playground Art
(photo: Jim Herrington)

personnel
musicians
Stuart Adamson vocals, guitar, mandolin, slide guitar, moog
Bruce Watson guitars, mandolin, sitar, slide guitar
Tony Butler bass, vocals, vibe
Mark Brzezicki drums, vocals, percussion
with :
Eddi Reader joint lead vocal
technical
produced by : Rafe McKenna and Big Country, except 1.3 and 2.2: Big Country
recorded by : Rafe McKenna assisted by Lee Butler at Rockfield Studios
mixed by : Rafe McKenna assisted by Lee Butler at Rockfield Studios
mastered by : Tim Young? at Metropolis?

chart placings
UK (CIN) (published in the week after the sales period shown) :
  • 1999-08-15/P7D :   69

commentary
the Digipak® housing CD 2 is in a fold-out card box; the ‘b-side’ tracks on this disc were either mastered in the wrong order or listed in the wrong order on the box and CD!

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