release details   CD 1 ‘Town without pity’ single CD1 insert (85% size)
terr. label format pack. cat. no. rel. date
uk Blanco y Negro CDS S NEG90CD
[0630-15121-2]
1996-06-10
tracks
  1. Town without pity   (Tiomkin/Washington)   2:49
  2. Leave the light on   (Reader/Hewerdine)   2:53
  3. Wonderboy   (Ray Davies)   2:38
  4. Shall I be mother   (Reader/Borowiecki/Hewerdine)   6:10
note
the cover photgraph is from the video which was shot to support this single
cover art : M@ Maitland
(photo: Neil Preston)

‘Town without pity’ single CD2 insert (85% size)

cover art : M@ Maitland
(photo: Neil Preston)
release details   CD 2
terr. label format pack. cat. no. rel. date
uk Blanco y Negro CDS DDd NEG90CDX
[0630-15122-2]
1996-06-10
tracks
  1. Town without pity   (Tiomkin/Washington)   2:49
  2. If you got a minute, baby   (Freddie Garrity)   3:37
  3. Sex lives   (Frank Reader/Livingston/Stevenson)   4:10
notes
the cover photgraph is from the video shot to support this single; the double digi-pak has space for CD 1 (with a card advert in place); the double flaps have a single photograph of four dancing girls (also from the video), arranged two dancers on each flap
the credits for track 3 are annotated: “PART 1 OF THE ALBUM ‘SADENIA SINGS THE SINATRAS’ COLLECT THE SET!” in small caps: part two is on CD1 of the subsequent Medicine single (the track Earlies)

release details   MCS ‘Town without pity’ musicassette single insert (85% size)
terr. label format pack. cat. no. rel. date
uk Blanco y Negro MCS - NEG90C
[0630-14997-4]
1996-06-10
tracks
  1. Town without pity   (Tiomkin/Washington)   2:49
  2. Leave the light on   (Reader/Hewerdine)   2:53
notes
plays the same both sides

personnel
musicians
Eddi Reader lead vocal, guitar
Calum MacColl acoustic and electric guitars, nord lead, dulcimer
Boo Hewerdine acoustic and electric guitars
Teddy Borowiecki piano, Rhodes, organ, accordian [sic]
David Piltch electric and acoustic bass
Roy Dodds drums, percussion
with guests :
The Electra Strings :
Jules Singleton, Sonia Slaney,
Sally Herbert, Anna Hemery,
Jocelyn Pook, ClaireOrsler,
Dinah Beamish, Sian Bell
strings (arrangments: Teddy Borowiecki)
Bernard Butler electric guitar
Sid Gauld trumpet
Neil MacColl Leslied bass
Misses La La backing vocals (‘StarTrek singing’)
Mark E. Nevin guitar
Richard Sidwell trumpet
Michael Smith tenor
Annie Whitehead trombone
technical
produced by : Eddi Reader and Teddy Borowiecki;
CD1 track 2, original session (1992) : Boo Hewedine and Eddi Reader;
CD1 track 3 : Greg Penny
recorded by : track 1; CD1 track 4; CD2 track 3 : Gerry O’Riordan assisted by Dan Gilliland, Mark Chambers and Ron Warshow at The Snake Ranch, Lots Road, Chelsea, London (vocals on track 1 and CD2 track 3 recorded by David Bottrill assisted by Adrian Scarff and Simon Wall at Eden Studios, Acton, London?);
CD1 track 2 : Terry Medhurst at Helicon Mountain Studios, London, 1992; Gerry O’Riordan at The Snake Ranch, Lots Road, Chelsea, London;
CD1 track 3 : Jon Ingoldsby assisted by Steve Holroyd at Oceanway, LA, (1994?)
CD2 track 2 : David Bottrill assisted by Adrian Scarff and Simon Wall at Eden Studios, Acton, London;  
mixed by : David Bottrill assisted by Adrian Scarff and Simon Wall at Eden Studios, Acton, London;
CD1 track 3 : Jon Ingoldsby assisted by Andy Strange at Air Studios, London
mastered by : Tim Young? at Metropolis?

‘Town without pity’ promo CD insert promo details
terr. label format pack. cat. no. rel. date
uk Blanco y Negro CDS S NEG90CDDJ 1996-05-01/P6W
tracks
  1. Town without pity   (Tiomkin/Washington)   2:49
notes
unusually, Blanco y Negro invested in a unique picture insert for this promo: definitely worth seeking out
cover art : M@ Maitland
(photo: Neil Preston?)

chart placings
UK (CIN) (published in the week after the sales period shown) :
  • 1996-06-09/P7D : 26
  • 1996-06-16/P7D : 48
  • 1996-06-23/P7D : 70

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