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THE KORGIS
- The Rialto Years: 1979-1982 -

16 Feb 1979 7" Young 'n' Russian

    Young 'n' Russian 3.09 / Cold Tea [3.50?] (Rialto, TREB 101)
18 May 1979 7" If I Had You
    If I Had You 3.54 // Chinese Girl 2.15 / Art School Annexe 3.32 (Rialto, TREB 103)
Alan Wilder, who later joined Depeche Mode, actually plays on 'If I Had You'!

3 June 1979 LP/MC (+ CD) THE KORGIS

  1. Young 'n' Russian 3.09 [Davis/Warren/Ridlington]
  2. I Just Can't Help It 3.40 [Davis]
  3. Chinese Girl 2.15 [Davis]
  4. Art School Annexe 3.34 [Davis]
  5. Boots and Shoes 4.29 [Davis/Warren]

  6. Dirty Postcards 4.42 [Warren]
  7. O Maxine 2.36 [Warren]
  8. Mount Everest Sings the Blues 2.29 [Warren]
  9. Cold Tea 4.23 [Warren]
  10. If I Had You 3.53 [Davis] (LP: Rialto, TENOR 101; CD 29 Nov 1999: Edsel EDCD 621)
Track 10 (c) 1977; tracks 1-4, 7-8 (c) 1978; tracks 5,6,9 (c) 1979. Recorded at Crescent Studios in Bath, England.

5 Oct 1979 reissue 7" Young 'n' Russian

    Young 'n' Russian 3.11 / Mount Everest Sings the Blues 2.28 (Rialto, TREB 108)
25 Jan 1980 7" I Just Can't help It
    I Just Can't Help It 3.44 [Single Remix] / O Maxine 2.36 (Rialto, TREB 112)


11 April 1980 7" Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime

    Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime 3.38 [Single Edit] / Dirty Postcards 4.42 (Rialto, TREB 115)
1 July 1980 LP/MC (+ CD) DUMB WAITERS
  1. Silent Running 3.03 [Warren]
  2. Love Ain't Too Far Away 3.18 [Davis]
  3. Perfect Hostess 3.18 [Davis]
  4. Drawn and Quartered 3.17 [Warren]
  5. Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime 4.13 [Warren] [CD: different lyrics 4.22]

  6. Intimate 3.06 [Davis]
  7. It's No Good Unless You Love Me 3.22 [Warren]
  8. Dumb Waiters 2.39 [Warren]
  9. If It's Alright with You Baby 4.04 [Warren]
  10. Rovers Return 3.31 [Davis] (LP: Rialto, TENOR 104; CD 29 Nov 1999: Edsel EDCD 622)
Recorded Oct 1979 - March 1980 at Crescent Studios in Bath, England.

The CD version of 'Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime' includes some previously unreleased lyrics: 'Everyday / So confused inside / Everyday / You know we live such [life?] / I feel so helpless / When will we see the light'. This version was obviously used by mistake, instead of the original version.

1 Aug 1980 7"/12" If It's Alright with You Baby

    If It's Alright with You Baby 3.48 [Single Edit] / Love Ain't Too Far Away 3.18 (7": Rialto, TREB 118)

    If It's Alright with You Baby / Rovers Return (12": TREBL 118)

On this single version some backing vocals are edited out at the very end. Thanks to Marc Stwe for information on the 12" single.

17 Oct 1980 7" Dumb Waiters

    Dumb Waiters 2.39 / Perfect Hostess 3.18 (Rialto, TREB 122)
12 Dec 1980 7" Rovers Return
    Rovers Return 3.31 / Wish You a Merry Christmas [Warren/Harrison] (Rialto, TREB 131)


17 April 1981 7" James Warren and The Korgis: That Was My Big Mistake

    That Was My Big Mistake 4.01 [Single Edit] / Can't We Be Friends Now 3.58 (Rialto, TREB 134)
19 June 1981 7" All the Love in the World
    All the Love in the World 3.38 [single edit] / Intimate 3.06 (Rialto, TREB 138)
10 July 1981 LP (+ CD) STICKY GEORGE
  1. Sticky George 3.34 [James Warren/Phil Harrison]
  2. Can't We Be Friends Now 3.58 [James Warren]
  3. Foolishness of Love 3.28 [Phil Harrison]
  4. Domestic Bliss 3.13 [James Warren/Phil Harrison/Stuart Gordon]
  5. That Was My Big Mistake 4.35 [James Warren/Andy Davis]

  6. Nowhere To Run 4.15 [Andy Davis/James Warren] [CD: different version 5.17]
  7. Contraband 3.15 [James Warren]
  8. All the Love in the World 4.10 [Andy Davis/James Warren]
  9. Don't Say That It's Over 2.47 [James Warren]
  10. Living on the Rocks 3.30 [James Warren] (LP: ALTO 103; CD 29 Nov 1999: Edsel EDCD 623)
Recorded Dec 1980 - Feb 1981 at Crescent Studios in Bath, England. The different CD version of 'Nowhere To Run' was surely used by mistake. It sounds a bit rougher and possibly it was recorded as a demo.

25 Sep 1981 7" Don't Say That It's Over

    Don't Say That It's Over 2.47 [Single Remix] / Drawn and Quartered 3.17 (Rialto, TREB 142)
This single remix has a guitar solo instead of the synth solo on the LP version.


30 July 1982 non-LP 7" Don't Look Back

    Don't Look Back 4.16 [Warren] / Xenophobia 2.30 [Warren] (London/Decca, LON 7)
This single is available on the 2003 Korgis double CD compilation 'DON'T LOOK BACK: THE VERY BEST OF THE KORGIS'.


late 1983 James Warren performance in Bath

    Info from Tim Hawkins: "The Korgis appeared live at the Theatre Royal in Bath in late November or very early December 1983. The live musicians comprised James on guitar and occasional keyboards (and incidentally a yodel solo spot in authentic alpine costume) plus his then girl-friend (I believe), Maggie Stewart, on keyboards and, er, dancing. There were backing tapes. It was a free entry with voluntary contributions in buckets on the way out. James sang a large number of songs which have never seen the light of day: 'Friends' was in the vein of 'Living on the Rocks' [my comments: "Friends" is actually a Stackridge song]. Some of the songs might have appeared on an album on London Records if 'Don't Look Back' had been successful."


1983 coll-LP THE BEST OF THE KORGIS [1979-81]

  1. Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime 4.13
  2. If I Had You 3.54
  3. All the Love in the World 3.38 [single edit]
  4. I Just Can't Help It 3.44 [single remix]
  5. If It's Alright With You Baby 4.01
  6. That Was My Big Mistake 4.01 [single edit]
  1. Domestic Bliss 3.07
  2. O Maxine 2.36
  3. Don't Say That It's Over 2.46
  4. Drawn and Quartered 3.17
  5. It's No Good Unless You Love Me 3.22
  6. Rovers Return 2.31 (Rialto, KORG-1/CKORG-1)
This original vinyl LP has the same cover as the 'If I Had You' single. It is divided into 'Slow Side' (side A) and 'Fast Side' (side B).

1988 Japanese coll-CD THE BEST OF THE KORGIS [1979-81]

  1. Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime 4.13
  2. If I Had You 3.54
  3. All the Love in the World 3.38 [single edit]
  4. I Just Can't Help It 3.44 [single remix]
  5. If It's Alright With You Baby 4.01
  6. That Was My Big Mistake 4.01 [single edit]
  7. Christmas in Japan 2.14 [previously unreleased]
  8. Domestic Bliss 3.07
  9. O Maxine 2.36
  10. Don't Say That It's Over 2.46
  11. Drawn and Quartered 3.17
  12. It's No Good Unless You Love Me 3.22
  13. Rovers Return 2.30 (Midi Inc. 28MD-1001; reissue CD 1993: MDCP-4001)
The Japanese CD has the original LP cover, and also includes lyrics. Basically a CD version of the LP, with one previously unreleased extra track "Christmas in Japan". It is listed as "Wish You a Merry Christmas" on the back cover, a track that replaced "I Just Can't Help It" on the French original LP, so my guess is that the Japanese record company intended to use it but got hold of a previously unreleased (Christmas-related) track by mistake instead.

April 1990 UK coll-CD/MC THE BEST OF & THE REST OF THE KORGIS [1979-81]

  1. Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime 4.13
  2. If I Had You 3.54
  3. All the Love in the World 3.38 [single edit]
  4. I Just Can't Help It 3.44 [single remix]
  5. If It's Alright With You Baby 4.01
  6. That Was My Big Mistake 4.01 [single edit]
  7. Christmas in Japan 2.14 [only on first CD edition]
  8. Domestic Bliss 3.07
  9. O Maxine 2.36
  10. Don't Say That It's Over 2.46
  11. Drawn and Quartered 3.17
  12. It's No Good Unless You Love Me 3.22
  13. Rovers Return 2.30 (Action Replay CDAR 1015/MCAR 1015)
New title and cover picture, but no booket. "Christmas in Japan" is not listed on the back cover, and was only included on the first CD edition. The "Rest Of" in the CD title is a bit weird, as it has no "rare" tracks listed on the cover, but the CD is part of a CD series.

April 1997 UK coll-CD THE KORGIS: ARCHIVE SERIES [1979-81]

  1. Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime 4.13
  2. If I Had You 3.54
  3. All the Love in the World 3.38 [single edit]
  4. I Just Can't Help It 3.44 [single remix]
  5. If It's Alright With You Baby 4.01
  6. That Was My Big Mistake 4.01 [single edit]
  7. Domestic Bliss 3.07
  8. O Maxine 2.36
  9. Don't Say That It's Over 2.46
  10. Drawn and Quartered 3.17
  11. It's No Good Unless You Love Me 3.22
  12. Rovers Return 2.31
  13. Sticky George 3.27
  14. Can't We Be Friends Now 3.51
  15. Foolishness of Love 3.27
  16. Nowhere To Run 4.15
  17. Dumb Waiters 2.39
  18. Perfect Hostess 3.16
  19. Love Ain't Too Far Away 3.20
  20. Living on the Rocks 3.26 (Rialto, RMCD 213)
Same as previous CD with 8 added tracks (13-20, all unfortunately mastered from vinyl) but without Christmas in Japan.

27 Jan 2001 German coll-CD THE KORGIS: GREATEST HITS [1979-81]

  1. All the Love in the World 3.38 [single edit]
  2. If I Had You 3.54
  3. If It's Alright with You Baby 4.01
  4. Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime 4.13
  5. Can't We Be Friends Now 3.51
  6. Love Ain't Too Far Away 3.20
  7. Nowhere to Run 4.15
  8. Perfect Hostess 3.16
  9. Drawn and Quartered 3.17
  10. It's No Good Unless You Love Me 3.22
  11. That Was My Big Mistake 4.01 [single edit]
  12. Sticky George 3.27
  13. I Just Can't Help It 3.44 [single remix]
  14. Don't Say That It's Over 2.46
  15. Living on the Rocks 3.26
  16. O Maxine 2.36
  17. Domestic Bliss 3.07 (Armoury Records, ARMCD055)
17 Sep 2001 UK coll-CD KLASSICS - THE BEST OF THE KORGIS [1979-81]
  1. If I Had You 3.54
  2. Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime (Version) 4.24 [same as on DUMB WAITERS CD]
  3. If It's Alright with You Baby 4.01
  4. That Was My Big Mistake 4.35
  5. Can't We Be Friends Now 3.51
  6. Young 'n' Russian 3.09
  7. I Just Can't Help It 3.40
  8. Art School Annexe 3.34
  9. Boots and Shoes 4.29
  10. O Maxine 2.36
  11. Silent Running 3.03
  12. Love Ain't Too Far Away 3.20
  13. Perfect Hostess 3.16
  14. Drawn and Quartered 3.17
  15. It's No Good Unless You Love Me 3.22
  16. Domestic Bliss 3.07
  17. Nowhere to Run (Version) 5.17 [same as on STICKY GEORGE CD]
  18. Contraband 3.15
  19. All the Love in the World 3.38 [single edit]
  20. Living on the Rocks 3.26 (Music Club, MCCD474)
26 May 2003 UK coll-2CD DON'T LOOK BACK: THE VERY BEST OF THE KORGIS [1979-82]
  1. Young 'n' Russian 3.08
  2. If I Had You 4.00
  3. I Just Can't Help It 3.46 [single remix]
  4. Chinese Girl 2.15
  5. Art School Annexe 3.33
  6. Boots and Shoes 4.28
  7. Dirty Postcards 4.42
  8. O Maxine 2.36
  9. Mount Everest Sings the Blues 2.29
  10. Cold Tea 3.50 [shorter - original B-side version?]
  11. Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime 4.15
  12. Silent Running 3.01
  13. Love Ain't Too Far Away 3.25
  14. Perfect Hostess 3.17
  15. Drawn and Quartered 3.17
  16. Intimate 3.07
  17. It's No Good Unless You Love Me 3.22
  1. If It's Alright with You Baby 3.45 [single edit]
  2. Dumb Waiters 2.39
  3. Rovers Return 3.30
  4. Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime (alternate vesion) 4.22 [different lyrics]
  5. That Was My Big Mistake 4.16 [single version?]
  6. All the Love in the World 3.40 [single edit]
  7. Sticky George 3.33
  8. Can't We Be Friends Now 3.56
  9. Foolishness of Love 3.28
  10. Domestic Bliss 3.13
  11. Nowhere to Run 5.17 [alternate version]
  12. Contraband 3.15
  13. Don't Say That It's Over 2.46
  14. Living on the Rocks 3.30
  15. Don't Look Back 4.12
  16. Xenophobia 2.27
  17. Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime (DNA '93 Housey 7" remix) 3.51 (Sanctuary/Castle Music, CMDDD 673)
An excellent compilation with extensive liner notes based on an interview with James Warren himself, as well as colour photos of all singles. But why on earth did they not include the few B-sides and rare single remixes that exist?? (the B-side 'Wish You a Merry Christmas', the rare track 'Christmas in Japan' and the single remix of 'Don't Say That It's Over').

Nov 2004 / 11 April 2005 UK coll-CD THE KORGIS KOLLECTION [1978-2004]

  1. If I Had You 3.58 [vocals by James Warren] [1993 Version] [previously unreleased] [possibly recorded for the German THIS WORLD'S FOR EVERYONE]
  2. Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime 4.09 [vocals by James Warren] [1990 Version]
  3. It All Comes down to You 3.40 (Davis/Baker/Warren) [vocals by James Warren] [New Track 2004]
  4. One Life 3.36 [vocals by John Baker] [from THIS WORLD'S FOR EVERYONE, 1992]
  5. Who Are These Tears For 4.14 [vocals by James Warren] [from THIS WORLD'S FOR EVERYONE, 1992]
  6. Find Yourself Another Fool 3.56 (Davis) [vocals by James Warren] [New Track 2003]
  7. This World's for Everyone 3.26 [vocals by John Baker] [from THIS WORLD'S FOR EVERYONE, 1992]
  8. That's What Friends Are For 3.47 (Davis/Ferguson) [vocals by Andy Davis] [from ANDY DAVIS BAND solo CD, 1993]
  9. Hold On 4.12 [vocals by John Baker] [from THIS WORLD'S FOR EVERYONE, 1992]
  10. I Wonder What's Become of You 3.25 (Baker/Warren) [vocals by James Warren] [New Track 2004]
  11. Work Together 3.42 [vocals by John Baker] [from THIS WORLD'S FOR EVERYONE, 1992]
  12. Come To Me 3.52 [new track 2004] (Warren/Lord) [vocals by James Warren] [New Track 2004]
  13. All the Love in the World 4.00 [vocals by John Baker] [New Version]
  14. Wish You Merry Xmas 2.55 [vocals by James Warren] [New Version 2003]
  15. Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime (Slow & Moody DNA 7" Mix '93) 3.44 [vocals by James Warren]
    Bonus Rarities:
  16. It Won't Be the Same Old Place 5.12 [1986 12" remix by David Lord]
  17. Lines 3.29 (Steve Lindsey) [the first Korgis song ever recorded, in Sep 1978] [previously unreleased]
  18. Boots and Shoes 4.04 [1978 rock demo version] [vocals by James Warren] [previously unreleased]
  19. Make a Fuss about Us 3.32 [Andy Davis 1978 demo of 'Rovers Return'] [previously unreleased] (Angel Air SJPCD204)
Was first sold from www.korgis.co.uk starting with Nov 2004. The last four tracks are previously unreleased tracks from this early Korgis period.

12 Jan 2015 CD THE KORGIS... BY APPOINTMENT [1979-2006]

  1. If I Had You 3.58 [from THE KORGIS, 1979]
  2. Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime 4.12 [from THIS WORLD'S FOR EVERYONE, 1992]
  3. True Life Confessions 4.17 [from JAMES WARREN: BURNING QUESTIONS, 1986]
  4. This World's for Everyone 3.27 [from THIS WORLD'S FOR EVERYONE, 1992]
  5. Lines 3.12 [from UNPLUGGED, 2006]
  6. Perfect Hostess 3.20 [from DUMB WAITERS, 1980]
  7. One Life 3.39 [from THIS WORLD'S FOR EVERYONE, 1992]
  8. If It's Alright with You Baby 4.06 [from DUMB WAITERS, 1980]
  9. Hold On 4.12 [from THIS WORLD'S FOR EVERYONE, 1992]
  10. Mount Everest Sings the Blues 2.32 [from THE KORGIS, 1979]
  11. All the Love in the World (unplugged) 3.37 [from UNPLUGGED, 2006]
  12. I Just Can't Help It 3.44 [from THE KORGIS, 1979]
  13. That's What Friends Are For (unplugged) [from UNPLUGGED, 2006]
  14. Something About the Beatles 4.11 [from CD-maxi Something about The Beatles, 2006]
  15. Young 'n' Russian (unplugged) 3.02 [from UNPLUGGED, 2006]
  16. It Won't Be the Same Old Place 4.47 [from JAMES WARREN: BURNING QUESTIONS, 1986]
  17. Art School Annex 3.35 [from THE KORGIS, 1979]
  18. Rover's Return 3.28 [from DUMB WAITERS, 1980] (Angel Air)
24 June 2016 UK coll-2CD EVERYBODY'S GOT TO LEARN SOMETIME - THE COMPLETE RIALTO RECORDINGS 1979-1982
  1. Young 'n' Russian 3.08
  2. If I Had You 4.00
  3. I Just Can't Help It 3.46 [single remix]
  4. Chinese Girl 2.15
  5. Art School Annexe 3.33
  6. Boots and Shoes 4.28
  7. Dirty Postcards 4.42
  8. O Maxine 2.36
  9. Mount Everest Sings the Blues 2.29
  10. Cold Tea [LP version? shorter original B-side version?]
  11. Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime 4.15
  12. Silent Running 3.01
  13. Love Ain't Too Far Away 3.25
  14. Perfect Hostess 3.17
  15. Drawn and Quartered 3.17
  16. Intimate 3.07
  17. It's No Good Unless You Love Me 3.22
  1. If It's Alright with You Baby 3.45 [single edit]
  2. Dumb Waiters 2.39
  3. Rovers Return 3.30
  4. Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime (alternate vesion) 4.22
  5. That Was My Big Mistake [single version? 4.16? LP version?]
  6. All the Love in the World 3.40 [single edit]
  7. Sticky George 3.33
  8. Can't We Be Friends Now 3.56
  9. Foolishness of Love 3.28
  10. Domestic Bliss 3.13
  11. Nowhere to Run 5.17 [alternate version]
  12. Contraband 3.15
  13. Don't Say That It's Over 2.46
  14. Living on the Rocks 3.30
  15. Don't Look Back 4.12
  16. Xenophobia 2.27
  17. Christmas in Japan 2.14 [was supposed to be "Wish You a Merry Christmas"] (Sanctuary/Castle Music, CMDDD 673)
Same as the previous "DON'T LOOK BACK" 2-CD except for the last track. Again a missed opportunity to include the relatively few rare tracks and versions!


Copyright (c) 1996-08-29 Jonas Wårstad.

Last update 2016-06-24.


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