This discography is broken into the following sections:




Tom Verlaine

LP (USA) Elektra 6E-216 1979
LP (UK) Elektra K52156 1979
LP (France) Elektra ELK 52156 1979 LP (Canada) Elektra Q6E-216 1979
LP (Japan) Elektra (Distributed by Warner-Pioneer Corporation)
P-10717E 1979
CD (Japan) Elektra WPCP-4161 1979
CD (Germany) Elektra 7559-60540-2 1979
CD (USA) Collectors' Choice CCM-316-2 2002

The Grip of Love (3:46)
Souvenir From a Dream (3:46)
Kingdom Come (3:35)
Mr Bingo (3:55)
Yonki Time (3:50) Flash Lightning (3:48)
Red Leaves (2:42)
Last Night (4:43)
Breakin' In My Heart (6:03)


All songs written by Verlaine. Tom Verlaine: Guitars, solos, vocals;
Fred Smith: Bass, percussion, vocals;
Jay Dee Daugherty: Drums, percussion, vocals;
Tom Thompson: Drums on Last Night;
Alan Schwartzberg: Drums, percussion;
Mark Abel: 12-string guitar;
Deerfrance: Vocals;
Bruce Brody: Piano;
Ricky Wilson: Guitar
(Tom Verlaine also plays organ on Kingdom Come).

When Collectors' Choice reissued the album in 2002, the initial release contained Verlaine's own original mixes, rather than the Bob Clearmountain ones which appeared on the official release. The CD was recalled and subsequent copies contained the "official" Clearmountain mixes.



Dreamtime

LP (USA) Warner Bros BSK 3539 1981
LP (UK) Warner Bros (Distributed by WEA Ltd., London) K56919 1981
LP (Japan) Warner Bros (Distributed by Warner-Pioneer Corporation) P-11070W 1981
LP (France) Warner Bros WB 56919 1981
LP (France) TV Records Inc. (reissued under license with Warner Bros) TV-3539 1988
LP (Germany) Warner Bros K56919 (BSK 3539) 1981
(All LP pressings manufactured in Germany by Record Service GmbH. Beigique/Belgie: dist. by WEA Records S.A./N.V.; Deutchland: Vertreib durch WEA Musik GmbH; France: dist par WEA/Flipacchi Music; Italia: dist by WEA Italiana S.P.A.; Nederland: dist. by WEA Records B.V.; Ostereich: Vertreib durch WEA Musik Ges. m.b.H.; Sverige: dist. by WEA Metronome Records AB)
CD (USA) Infinite Zero 9-14508-2 1994
(same tracks as USA LP release plus The Blue Robe (Alternate Version) (4:18) and Always (Alternate Version) (4:09)
CD (Japan) Warner Bros WPCP-4099
Cassette (USA) Warner Bros WB M5 3539 1981

There's a Reason (3:38)
Penetration (4:00)
Always (3:57)
The Blue Robe (3:53)
Without a Word (3:16)
Mr Blur (3:32)
Fragile (3:26)
A Future in Noise (4:13)
Down on the Farm (4:48)
Mary Marie (3:23)


All songs written by Verlaine.
(Without a Word seems to recycle the melody line/chord structure from the old Television song Hard On Love, played live in 1974/75)

Tom Verlaine: Guitars, solos, vocals and bass;
Ritchie Fliegler: Guitars;
Fred Smith: Bass;
Donald Nossov: Bass;
Richard Teeter: Drums;
Jay Dee Daugherty: Drums;
Bruce Brody: Keyboards



Words From The Front

LP (USA) Warner Bros BSK 3685 1982
LP (UK) Virgin V2227 1982
LP (France) Virgin 204749 1982
LP (Japan)
CD (UK) Virgin CDV2227 1989
Cassette (USA) Warner Bros WB 25144-4 1982

Present Arrived (5:16)
Postcard From Waterloo (3:30)
True Story (5:24)
Clear It Away (4:11)
Words From The Front (6:39)
Coming Apart (2:59)
Days On The Mountain (8:59)
All songs written by Verlaine.

Tom Verlaine: Guitars, solos, vocals;
Jimmy Rip: Guitars;
Fred Smith: Bass;
Joe Vasta: Bass;
Tommy Price: Drums;
Jay Dee Daugherty: Drums;
Alan Schwartzberg: Drums;
Lene Lovich: Vocals, sax



Cover

LP (USA) Warner Bros 25144-1 (cardboard LP cover but 1-25144 on vinyl label) 1984
Cassette (USA) Warner Bros WB-25144-4 1984 (same tracks as USA LP release)

Five Miles Of You (4:16)
Travelling (4:55)
O Foolish Heart (4:23)
Lindi-Lu (3:40)
Let Go The Mansion (3:06)
Dissolve/Reveal (4:41)
Miss Emily (4:41)
Rotation (4:11)
Swim (4:31)


LP (UK) Virgin V2314 1984
LP (France) Virgin 70265 1984
CD (UK) Virgin CDV 2314 1989

Five Miles of You (4:16)
Let Go The Mansion (3:06)
Travelling (4:55)
O Foolish Heart (4:23)
Dissolve/Reveal (4:41)
Miss Emily (4:41)
Rotation (4:11)
Swim (4:31)


Same tracks as USA LP release except that:
1) no Lindi-Lu;
2) the song-ending guitar solo of Five Miles of You has been truncated from the version on the 12" UK EP (Extended Mix) (5:36). On the CD, the extended mix version instead ends very abruptly at only 4:19, probably as a result of a mistake during the CD mastering process (so 1:17 of solo and fadeout has been chopped off).

All songs written by Verlaine except Five Miles of You, by Rip/Verlaine.

Tom Verlaine: Guitars, solos, vocals, synthesisers;
Jimmy Rip: Guitars, bass;
Fred Smith: Bass;
Allan Schwartzberg: Drums;
Jay Dee Daugherty: Drums;
Bill Laswell: Bass
(Verlaine: drum machine on O Foolish Heart, Let Go The Mansion, Dissolve/Reveal and Swim)



"The Lost Album" Sometime in 1986 or early 1987 Verlaine and Dave Bascombe produced at least 10 tracks intended for an LP that was shortly thereafter rejected by Phonogram/Fontana. The known 10 tracks from these sessions are sometimes called the 'Bascombe sessions', the '1986 London sessions', the '10 b-sides', or the 'Lost Album'. They are:

Sixteen Tulips
Caveman-Flashlight
Anna
The Scientist Writes A Letter
Call Me The
Circling
Smoother Than Jones
Vanity Fair
One Time At Sundown
The Scientist Writes a Letter (Paris Version)


Subsequently, Verlaine recorded the album Flash Light (1987). A version of The Scientist Writes A Letter from the Bascombe sessions ended up intact on Flash Light (the non-Flash Light, b-side version of Scientist is known as the 'Paris Version'); another of the 10 b-sides, One Time at Sundown, was rerecorded in a different version for Flash Light.
Caveman-Flashlight, Circling, Smoother Than Jones, One Time at Sundown (The 1986 London Version) and The Scientist Writes a Letter (Paris Version) do not exist in a CD format.



Tom Verlaine
Special Promotional Preview Edition - Flash Light

LP TVFan1 1987
Cry Mercy Judge (3:58)
Say A Prayer (3:49)
A Town Called Walker (3:24)
Bomb (4:27)
The Funniest Thing (3:31)
Annie's Telling Me (4:02)


Includes 32-page booklet, "Quote Unquote" by John Angus containing copies of reviews, articles and interviews.

All songs written by Verlaine.

Tom Verlaine: Guitars, solos, vocals;
Jimmy Rip: Guitar;
Fred Smith: Bass;
Allan Schwartzberg: Drums;
Andy Newmark: Drums



Flash Light

LP (USA) International Record Syndicate, Inc (IRS) IRS42050 1987
(promotional copy only; unlike UK and Canadian LPs lyrics and information on musicians is printed on back of album cover. Manufactured and distributed by MCA Records Ltd.)
LP (UK) Phonogram/Fontana SFLP1 1987
LP (USA) International Record Syndicate, Inc (IRS) IRS-42050 1987
LP (Canada) Polygram/Vertigo 830 861-1 1987
LP (Japan) Phonogram/Fontana, (distributed by Nippon Phonogram Co. Ltd.) 25PP-216 1987
CD (USA) International Record Syndicate, Inc (IRS) IRSD-42050 1987
CD (UK) Phonogram/Fontana 830 861-2 1987
CD (USA) Collectors' Choice CCM-394-2 2003
Cassette (USA) International Record Syndicate, Inc (IRS) IRSC 42050 1987
Cassette (UK) Phonogram/Fontana SFMC1 1987
Cassette (Canada) Polygram/Vertigo 830 861-4 1987

Cry Mercy Judge (3:58)
Say A Prayer (3:49)
A Town Called Walker (3:24)
Song (4:13)
The Scientist Writes A Letter (4:28)
Bomb (4:27)
At 4 A.M. (3:30)
The Funniest Thing (3:31)
Annie's Telling Me (4:02)
One Time At Sundown (4:00)


All songs written by Verlaine.

Tom Verlaine: Guitars, solos, vocals;
Jimmy Rip: Guitar;
Fred Smith: Bass;
Allan Schwartzberg: Drums;
Andy Newmark: Drums



The Wonder

LP (UK) Phonogram/Fontana 842 420-1 1990
LP (Greece) Fontana/Polygram 842 420-1 1990
(No USA LP release)
CD (UK) Phonogram/Fontana 842 420-2 1990
CD (Canada) Polygram/Fontana 842 420-2 1990
CD (Japan) Phonogram/Fontana (distributed by Nippon Phonogram Co. Ltd.) PPD-1137 1990
Cassette (UK) Phonogram/Fontana 842 420-4 1990

Kaleidescopin' (3:27)
August (5:22)
Ancient Egypt (4:32)
Shimmer (3:35)
Stalingrad (3:25)
Pillow (4:26)
Storm (2:36)
5 Hours From Calais (4:35)
Cooleridge (4:16)
Prayer (3:54)


All songs written by Verlaine.

Tom Verlaine: Guitars, solos, vocals;
Jimmy Rip: Guitars
Fred Smith: Bass
Andy Newmark: Drums;
Bruce Brody: Keyboards

(although they are uncredited, there is evidence that both Jay Dee Daugherty (drums) and the Church's Marty Wilson-Piper (guitar) play on The Wonder)
("Marty: "Yes I did play on the Tom Verlaine album The Wonder. I definitely play on a track called 'Stalingrad' and there may be one or two more as well. 'Stalingrad' was a song he did when he supported us in the States so I already knew it; but what else I played on was just instrumental pieces without words. I did it in New York and, by the way, Jay Dee didn't get credited either.")



Warm and Cool

LP (UK) Rough Trade (distributed by RTM/Pinnacle) R2881 1992
(No USA LP release)
CD (USA) Rykodisc RCD 10216 1992
CD (Japan)
CD (USA) Thrill Jockey Records thrill 162 2005

Those Harbor Lights (3:06)
Sleepwalkin' (3:28)
The Deep Dark Clouds (3:08)
Saucer Crash (5:04)
Depot (1951) (5:27)
Boulevard (2:36)
Harley Quinn (2:38)
Sor Juanna (1:50)
Depot (1957) (1:46)
Spiritual (5:22)
Little Dance (3:14)
Ore (4:58)
Depot (1958) (1:44)
Lore (6:49)


Bonus Tracks on Thrill Jockey release:
Old Car (2:31)
Ancient (1:50)
Asmileyfallsapart (1:47)
Avanti (1:58)
Early Waltz (1:35)
Please Keep Going (3:02)
Tontootempo (2:34)
A Film of Flowers (2:26)


All songs written by Verlaine.

Tom Verlaine: Guitars;
Patrick A. Derivaz: Bass;
Billy Ficca: Drums;
Jay Dee Daugherty: Drums;
Fred Smith: Bass



Warm and Cool Promo Cassette

Cassette (UK) Rough Trade

Those Harbor Lights
Sleepwalkin'
The Deep Dark Clouds
Saucer Crash
Depot (1951)
Boulevard
Harley Quinn
Sor Juanna
Depot (1957)
Spiritual
Little Dance
Ore
Depot (1958)
Lore
All songs written by Verlaine.

Tom Verlaine: Guitars;
Patrick A. Derivaz: Bass;
Billy Ficca: Drums;
Jay Dee Daugherty: Drums;
Fred Smith: Bass



The Miller's Tale

CD (UK) Virgin CDVDM 9034 1996

2 CD compilation

CD1 (live at the Venue, London, June 3rd 1982):
Kingdom Come (3:51)
Souvenir From A Dream (4:30)
Clear It Away (4:51)
Always (9:05)
Postcard From Waterloo (3:20)
Penetration (5:09)
Breakin' In My Heart (8:14)
Marquee Moon (13:31)
Days On The Mountain (10:30)
Prove It (5:53)


(Tom Verlaine: Guitars, vocals;
Jimmy Rip: Guitars
Fred Smith: Bass
Jay Dee Daugherty: Drums.)

The date given for the live CD recording is surely wrong - Verlaine played the Venue on June 9th and 10th but not on June 3rd, so the recording would be from the 9th or 10th.

CD2 (Compilation of Television and Verlaine solo tracks):
Venus (3:49)
Glory (3:08)
The Grip Of Love (3:55)
Without A Word (3:16)
Words From The Front (6:40)
Let Go The Mansion (3:10)
Lindi-Lu (3:43)
O Foolish Heart (4:28)
Five Miles Of You (5:36)
Your Finest Hour (2:27)
Anna (5:07)
Sixteen Tulips (4:55)
Call Me The (3:35)
At 4 a.m. (3:29)
Stalingrad (3:32)
Call Mr. Lee (4:14)
No Glamour For Willi (4:56)
The Revolution (3:09)




Live at the Venue, London, June 3rd 1982

Released: 25 June 2010 as a digital download only. Recording copyright Virgin Records Ltd.
(As above, the date given for the live recording is surely wrong)

Kingdom Come (3:51)
Souvenir From A Dream (4:30)
Clear It Away (4:51)
Always (9:05)
Postcard From Waterloo (3:20)
Penetration (5:09)
Breakin' In My Heart (8:14)
Marquee Moon (13:31)
Days On The Mountain (10:30)
Prove It (5:53)


(Tom Verlaine: Guitars, vocals;
Jimmy Rip: Guitars
Fred Smith: Bass
Jay Dee Daugherty: Drums.)



The Miller's Tale Promo Cassette

Cassette (UK) Virgin

(live at the Venue, London, June 3rd 1982)
Kingdom Come (3:51)
Souvenir From A Dream (4:30)
Clear It Away (4:51)
Always (9:05)
Postcard From Waterloo (3:20)
Penetration (5:09)
Breakin' In My Heart (8:14)
Marquee Moon (13:31)
Days On The Mountain (10:30)
Prove It (5:53)


(Tom Verlaine: Guitars, vocals;
Jimmy Rip: Guitars
Fred Smith: Bass
Jay Dee Daugherty: Drums.)



The Best of Television and Tom Verlaine

CD (Japan) East-West / WEA Records AMCY-2562 1998

Elevation (5:05)
Glory (3:08)
See No Evil (3:51)
Souvenir From A Dream (3:45)
The Fire (3:53)
Ain't That Nothin' (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)


All songs written by Verlaine.

For the Verlaine songs which do not involve all members of Television, musicians are same as on the Tom Verlaine LP release, except for The Blue Robe and Without A Word, which have the same musicians as on the Dreamtime LP release.



A Conversation With Tom Verlaine

Cassette (USA) Warner Bros Promotional copy only

Snippets of tracks from Dreamtime, Marquee Moon and Adventure, but great interview with Verlaine. Impressions of mid-70s CBGB scene, playing with Television, why he plays Fender Jaguars and his early solo career.
Interview by Meg Griffin



Songs and Other Things

CD (USA) Thrill Jockey Records Thrill 173 2006

a parade in littleton (3:35)
heavenly charm (2:24)
orbit (4:34)
blue light (2:27)
from her fingers (3:20)
nice actress (3:10)
a stroll (3:20)
the earth is in the sky (3:42)
lovebird asylum seeker (3:20)
documentary (4:14)
shingaling (4:13)
all weirded out (4:23)
the day on you (5:10)
peace piece (2:36)

All songs written by Verlaine

Tom Verlaine: Guitars, vocals
Patrick A. Derivaz: Bass
Fred Smith: Bass
Tony Shanahan: Bass
Louie Appel: Drums
Jay Dee Daugherty: Drums
Graham Hawthorne: Drums
Jimmy Rip: Rhythm guitar




Around

CD (USA) Thrill Jockey Records Thrill 174 2006

the o of adore (3:54)
brief description (1:45)
rain, sidewalk (2:32)
shadow walks away (1:52)
meteor beach (2:43)
mountain (4:47)
candle (2:01)
balcony (2:04)
flame (2:56)
curtains open (1:36)
eighty eights (3:32)
a burned letter (2:21)
wheel broke (3:12)
the suns gliding! (4:06)
new (2:14)
rings (6:38)

All songs written by Verlaine except "rings", by Verlaine/Derivaz/Ficca

Tom Verlaine: Guitars
Patrick A. Derivaz: Bass
Billy Ficca: Drums


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Always (Alternative Version) (4:09) // The Blue Robe (Alternative Version) (4:18)

UK 7" single 45rpm Warner Bros K 17855 (FWB 0522) 1981
(The back cover has a glaring typo: "The Blue Rose")
Same musicians as on Dreamtime LP



Always (Alternative Version) (4:09) // The Blue Robe (Alternative Version) (4:18)

UK 12" single 45rpm Warner Bros K 17855(T) 1981
(The back cover has a glaring typo: "The Blue Rose")
Photo of Verlaine on the cover by James Hamilton. Same musicians as on Dreamtime LP



Always (The Best Kept Secret In Town) (3:57) // There's A Reason (3:38)

Australia 7" single 45rpm Warner Bros WB 0599 (FWB 0522) 1981
Same musicians as on Dreamtime LP



Postcard From Waterloo (3:30) // Clear It Away (4:11)

UK 7" single, 45rpm Virgin VS 501 1982
Same musicians as on Words From The Front LP



Clear It Away (4:11) France 7" single, 45rpm Virgin SA1062 1982
Promo item, one track and one-side only



Days On The Mountain (8:59)// Postcard From Waterloo (3:30)

UK 12" single, 45rpm Virgin VS 501-12 1982
Same musicians as on Words From The Front LP



Let Go The Mansion (2:58)// Let Go The Mansion (Instrumental version no. 1) (3:04)

UK 7" single 45rpm Virgin VS 696 1984
Same musicians as on Cover LP



Let Go The Mansion (3:06)// Let Go The Mansion (Instrumental version no. 2) (3:06)/ Lindi-Lu (3:40)

UK 12" single 45rpm Virgin VS 696-12 1984
Same musicians as on Cover LP



Let Go The Mansion (3:06)// Let Go The Mansion (Instrumental version no. 2) (3:06)/ Lindi-Lu (3:40)

France 12" single 45rpm Virgin 80116 1984
Same musicians as on Cover LP



Five Miles Of You (3:49) // Your Finest Hour (2:28)

UK 7" single 45rpm Virgin VS 704 1984
Same musicians as on Cover LP except for Your Finest Hour which is an out-take from the Words From The Front sessions.



Five Miles of You (Extended Mix) (5:36) // Your Finest Hour (2:28) / Dissolve/Reveal (Instrumental) (4:43)

UK 12" single 45rpm Virgin VS 704-12 1984
Same musicians as on Cover LP except for Your Finest Hour which is an out-take from the Words From The Front sessions.



A Town Called Walker (3:24) // Smoother Than Jones (3:29)

UK 7" single Phonogram/Fontana FTANA 1 1987




A Town Called Walker (3:24) // Marquee Moon (Live) (10:35)

USA 12" single IRS L33-17369 / IRS 7137 1987
Unlike most 12" EPs (which are 45rpm) this is 33rpm; promotional copy only.
Same musicians as on Flash Light LP except Marquee Moon (Live), which has Jay Dee Daugherty on drums, does not exist in any CD format.



A Town Called Walker (3:24) // Caveman-Flashlight (3:11) / Smoother Than Jones (3:29)

UK 12" single Phonogram/Fontana FTANA 112 1987
Same musicians as on Flash Light LP except Caveman-Flashlight and Smoother Than Jones have Andy Newmark on drums.



Cry Mercy Judge (3:58) // Circling (2:32)

UK 7" single 45rpm Phonogram/Fontana FTANA 2 1987
Same musicians as on Flash Light LP except Circling has Andy Newmark on drums



Cry Mercy Judge (3:58) // Call Me The (3:35) / Circling (2:32)

UK 12" single 45rpm Phonogram/Fontana FTANA 212 1987
Same musicians as on Flash Light LP except Call Me The and Circling have Andy Newmark on drums



The Funniest Thing (3:31) // One Time At Sundown (The London 1986 Version) (4:28)

UK 7" single 45rpm Phonogram/Fontana VLANE 3 1987
Same musicians as on Flash Light LP except One Time At Sundown (The London 1986 Version) has Andy Newmark on drums.



The Funniest Thing (3:31) / One Time At Sundown (The London 1986 Version) (4:28) // Marquee Moon (1987 Live) (10:35)

UK 12" single 45rpm Phonogram/Fontana limited edition blue vinyl FTANA 312 1987
Same musicians as on Flash Light LP except One Time At Sundown (The London 1986 Version) has Andy Newmark on drums and Marquee Moon (1987 Live) has Jay Dee Daugherty on drums.



The Scientist Writes A Letter (4:28) // The Scientist Writes A Letter (Paris Version) (4:09)

UK 7" single 45rpm Phonogram/Fontana VLANE 4 1987
Same musicians as on Flash Light LP except Andy Newmark on drums.



Shimmer (4:08) // Bomb (4:27)

UK 7" single 45rpm Phonogram/Fontana VLANE 5 1989
Shimmer has the same musicians as on The Wonder LP but Bomb has the same musicians as on the Flash Light LP.



Shimmer (4:08) // Bomb (4:27) / The Scientist Writes A Letter (4:28)

UK 12" single 45rpm Phonogram/Fontana VLANE 512 1989
Shimmer has the same musicians as on The Wonder LP but Bomb and The Scientist Writes A Letter have the same musicians as on the Flash Light LP except that Andy Newmark plays drums on The Scientist Writes A Letter .



Shimmer (3:34) / Shimmer (4:08) / Bomb (4:27) / The Scientist Writes A Letter (4:28)

UK CD single Phonogram/Fontana VLACD 5 1989
Track-listing for the CD single is incorrect; it only lists three tracks, omitting one of the Shimmer listings; the two versions Shimmer (3:34) and Shimmer (4:08) are identical except the former is shorter in length, possibly a radio/single edit. Shimmer (3:34) and Shimmer (4:08) have same musicians as The Wonder LP release. Bomb and The Scientist Writes A Letter have same musicians as the Flash Light LP release except Andy Newmark plays drums on The Scientist Writes A Letter.



Kaleidescopin' (3:28) / Sixteen Tulips (4:56)

UK 7" single 45rpm Phonogram/Fontana VLANE 6 1990



Kaleidescopin' (3:28) / Sixteen Tulips (4:56) / Vanity Fair (5:56)

UK 12" single 45rpm Phonogram/Fontana VLANE 612 1990
Kaleidescopin' has the same musicians as on The Wonder LP. Sixteen Tulips and Vanity Fair have the same musicians as on Flash Light LP except that Andy Newmark plays drums.



Kaleidescopin' (3:28) / Sixteen Tulips (4:56) / Vanity Fair (5:56)

UK CD single Phonogram/Fontana VLACD 6 1990
Kaleidescopin' has the same musicians as on The Wonder LP. Sixteen Tulips and Vanity Fair have the same musicians as on Flash Light LP except that Andy Newmark plays drums.



The Earth Is In The Sky

UK CDr Single, Thrill Jockey, 2006


Kingdom Come

Released a a limited run of 9,000 b/w David Bowie's cover version of the Verlaine song.
Part of Rhino's exclusive Side By Side 7" singles series for Record Store Day 2015.


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Revenge Of The Killer B's Volume 2

(USA) LP Warner Bros 1-25068 1984
(USA) Cassette Warner Bros 4-25068 1984

Your Finest Hour (2:30)

This song appeared on the b-side of Five Miles Of You and was an out-take from the Words From The Front sessions.



Beat Runs Wild

(UK) LP Mercury WILD-1 1986
(UK) Cassette Mercury WILD-4 1986

Anna (5:09)

Anna was produced by Dave Bascombe and Verlaine in 1986, but previously unreleased. Beat Runs Wild contains 10 other songs by various artists. Same musicians as Flash Light LP except that Andy Newmark plays drums.



Phonogram 1990

CD (UK) Phonogram 1990

Kaleidoscopin' (3:28)

Five track Phonogram sampler, Kaleidoscopin' appears as a promo for the soon-to-be-released The Wonder. Also contains tracks by The Fall, House of Love, Last Few Days and TX.



Select 12: Various Artists

Audio Cassette Tape (UK) 1990

Cooleridge (4:16)

Compilation by Phonogram
Originally supplied with the launch issue of Select Magazine in 1990.



Guitar Speak 3

CD IRS X2-13111 1991
CD Capitol 13111 1991
Cassette IRS X4-13111 1991
CD Castle CCS-373 1994

The 62 (3:47)

The 62 is a previously-unreleased instrumental written by Verlaine
Tom Verlaine: Fender Jazzmaster, Fender Stratocaster and Hollowbody Epiphone; Jay Dee Daugherty: Drums; Heavy T: Bass.



Infinite Zero Sampler

CD (USA) Infinite Zero Records 1994

Mr. Blur (3:32)

From the Dreamtime album.



Elysian Fields Soundtrack

(France) CD Purple Music / Centre Pompidou 2000

Only (2:48)

Verlaine plays guitar on Only, an instrumental, and is credited in the CD's notes as having written the song; CD was a compilation of songs by various artists; put together by the group Sonic Youth. No musicians or producer are listed on the CD. CD that came with Elysian Fields Art Catalogue that was available at an art exhibit at Paris' Pompedou Centre. Very hard to find, but I've discovered that you can get it from HERE.



Music For Plants

(US) 2xCD PerfectIfOn 85926/2 2005

Jutta Koether, Alan Licht & Tom Verlaine: Plant Jam

"The music on this CD was composed to be played to plants. Artists Mice Parade, Tetsu Inoue & seed(), No Neck Blues Band, Languis, HiM, Syntony, Deaken and Geologist, Ariel Pink, Delia R. Gomez & Gavin R. Russom, Sun Burn Hand of the Man, Ara Peterson, Hiroshi Sunairi & Hideyuki Mari, Fugu, Tony Goddess, Zs, Anthony Burdin, Weise & Koh, This Invitation, Kenta Nagai, Liam Gillick, and Kites are on the first CD. Jutta Koether, Alan Licht & Tom Verlaine, Black Dice, Arto Lindsay, DJ Olive the Audio Janitor, Phil Manley, David Grubbs, Electrophilia, Carter Thornton, LoVid, Christian Marclay, Tim Barnes, Chris Corsano, Sean Meehan, Barry Weisblat and Michael Evans, Rusty Santos, Rolland Alley, and Dearraindrop are on CD number two."



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Patti Smith: Hey Joe (Version) (5:05) / Piss Factory

(USA) 7" single (mono) Mer Records (Wartoke Concern Inc.) 601 Z2701-A

Verlaine plays lead guitar on Hey Joe (Version) but does not play on Piss Factory.

Patti Smith: Vocals; Richard Sohl: Piano; Lenny Kaye: Rhythm guitar; Hey Joe (Version) (Roberts/P. Smith), Third Story Music; original Hey Joe (Powers/Roberts)



Patti Smith: Horses

LP (USA) Arista 4066 and ALB6-8362 1975
Cassette (USA) Arista CS ACB6-8362 1975
CD (USA) Arista ARCD-8362 1996

Verlaine co-wrote Break It Up (4:05) with Smith and plays lead guitar; the song has its roots in an early (c. 1974) Television song. Patti Smith: Vocals, guitar; Lenny Kaye: Guitar, vocals, bass; Ivan Kral: Bass, guitar; Jay Dee Daugherty: Drums; Richard Sohl: Piano; Alan Lanier: Keyboards, guitar



Patti Smith: Hey Joe (Version) (5:05) / Piss Factory

(France) 12" single Arista 2 C052-60133Z; made in France; distributed by Pathe Marcomi/EMI 1977

Verlaine plays lead guitar on Hey Joe (Version) but does not play on Piss Factory.

This 1977 EP appeared in France between the releases of Smith's second album, Radio Ethiopia, and her third, Easter; it contained one side of her independently released 1974 single, Hey Joe (version), as well as a live performance recorded during her recovery from her January 1977 fall from a stage. Side 2 contains an extended (live) improvisation that includes portions of Radio Ethiopia, Rock N Roll Nigger, and Land. Same musicians as 1975 7" Mer Records 45 rpm.



Patti Smith: Easter

LP (USA) Arista 422 and AL-8546 1979
Cassette (USA) Arista CS AC-8546 1979
CD (USA) Arista ARCD-8546 1996

Arranger on Space Monkey (4:04) ; song written by Kral/Smith/Verlaine
Patti Smith: Vocals, guitar; Lenny Kaye: Guitar, vocals, bass, 12-string guitar; Ivan Kral: Bass, guitar, keyboards, vocals; Jay Dee Daugherty: Drums, percussion; Richard Sohl: Piano, keyboards; Bruce Brody: Synthesizers, keyboards; Todd Rundgren: Bass; John Paul Fetta: Bass; Jimmy Maxwell: Pipe, bagpipes; Andi Ostrowe: Percussion.



Friends Again: Trapped and Unwrapped

(UK and Europe) LP - out of print Mercury 1984
(Japan) CD 1989

Verlaine produced one of Trapped and Untrapped tracks, but only one of eight producers including Bob Sargeant.
"'This train is free wheelin, there is love on board, exclaims Chris Thompson on Lullaby No. 2, one of the most electrifying numbers on this debut album. The unbridled glee in which those lyrics are sung could also epitomize the LP's rollicking mood. Friends Again is a sunny mélange of funk, new wave, and country. The soulful guitar pop of Lullaby No. 2 is reminiscent of fellow Scottish band Orange Juice. Each track is embedded with keen hooks. Surprisingly, two of the album's best songs are among its slowest. The jangly State of Art illustrates adolescent infatuation with a poet's ear for dialogue while the moving Old Flame glides over a breezy, laid-back groove. Thompson voice emits the warmth of a summer's day at the beach."



The Room: In Evil Hour

(UK) LP - out of print Red Flame Ltd/IO Records Ltd. (distributed through Virgin Records Ltd) RFA42 1984
First CD release on LTM: LTMCD 2416, 2004 (Details here)

Verlaine produced the tracks Crying Red, Calloused Hands and Jackpot Jack

This Liverpool new wave band Room were greeted with critical rhapsodies when they first appeared in early '80s. The Room formed in 1983, releasing several singles on Box Records. None of them penetrated the pop charts, but music writers showered praise. In 1984, the Room opened for former Television leader Tom Verlaine; Verlaine was so impressed with the group that he produced several tracks on the Room's 1984 LP In Evil Hour. The Room was Dave Jackson: Vocals; Paul Cavanagh: Guitar; Becky Stringer: Bass; Alan Wills: Drums



Holger Hiller: Oben Im Eck

(UK)LP Mute: STUMM 38 1986

Verlaine wrote lyrics to the track Warm Glass



Ric Ocasek: This Side Of Paradise

(USA) LP Geffen 24098 1986
(USA) CD Geffen 2-24098 1996
(USA) Cassette Geffen CS M5G-24098
(USA) LP Geffen GHS-24098 1997
(USA) Cassette Geffen CS 24098 1997

Verlaine plays guitar on P.F.J. (3:39)

Ric Ocasek: Vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards; Steve Stevens: Guitar; Elliot Easton: Guitar; Greg Hawkes: Bass, Keyboards, Vocals (bckgr); Benjamin Orr: Vocals (bckgr); Roland Orzabal: Guitar, vocals (bckgr); G.E. Smith: Guitar; Sandy McLelland: Vocals (bckgr); Chris Hughes: Drums; Tony Levin: Bass, stick bass.



Brace Yourself: A Tribute to Otis

(USA) CD Shanachie CD5702 1993
(USA) Cassette Shanachie CS 5702 1993

Verlaine covers Otis Blackwell's song Fever (3:34).

Verlaine plays lead guitar and sings vocals; Verlaine first guitar solo, Chris Spedding second guitar solo. Verlaine: Guitar, vocals; Chris Spedding: Guitar; Kenny Aaronson: Bass; Steve Ferrone: Drums, percussion; Jimmy Destri: Piano, organ; the Uptown Horns: Horns; Tony Visconti, Randall Grass, Jimmy Destri, Steve Ferrone: Finger snaps.



The Waterboys: The Secret Life Of The Waterboys

(UK) CD Ensign 7243 8 31201 2 3 1994
(UK) CD Ensign CHEN 35 1997

That Was The River (4:45), recorded February/April 1985, is the previously unreleased fast version of This is the Sea and features Tom Verlaine on lead guitar. The track appears on The Secret Life Of The Waterboys, a collection of "unreleased Waterboys studio recordings, radio sessions, live tracks and 'lost' b-sides"; originally intended as the opening track of the This Is The Sea album.

Mike Scott: Vocals, piano, feedback; Tom Verlaine: lead guitar; Anthony Thistlethwaite: bass, sax; Karl Wallinger: Hammond Organ; Chris Witten: Drums.



Love And A .45 (Original Soundtrack)

Film soundtrack was released in 1994, but CD and Cassette are out of print; VHS/DVD available from Trimark Pictures.

In production credits Verlaine is credited as "Composer (Music Score)". There are various artists' (previously released) songs on soundtrack, plus Verlaine wrote music and played guitar for other short segments of the film. This crime drama of two lovers on the lam was directed by C.M. Talkington, and stars Renee Zellweger and Gil Bellows.



Luna: Penthouse

(USA) CD Elektra CD 61807 1995
(USA) Cassette Elektra/Asylum CS 61807 1995

Verlaine played guitar and 12-string guitar on Moon Palace (3:46) and guitar on 23 Minutes in Brussels (6:40), both songs written by Dean Wareham of Luna Dean Wareham: Guitar, vocals; Sean Eden: Guitar; Justin Harwood: Bass, Theremin; Stanley Demeski: Drums, percussion, vibraphone; Jane Scarpantoni: Cello; Matthew Buzzell: Vocals (bckgr)



Patti Smith: Gone Again

(USA) CD Arista CD 18747 1996
(USA) Cassette Arista CS 18747-4 1996

Verlaine plays guitar on Beneath The Southern Cross (4:35), Summer Cannibals (4:10), Wing (4:35) and lead guitar on Fireflies (9:36). Patti Smith: Vocals; Lenny Kaye: Acoustic and electric guitars; Jay Dee Daugherty: Drums; Tony Shanahan: Bass



The Patti Smith Masters: The Collective

(USA) CD Arista CD 18933 1996

Verlaine co-wrote Break It Up (4:05) with Smith and plays lead guitar; arranger on Space Monkey (4:04), (Kral/Smith/Verlaine); guitar on Summer Cannibals (4:10)

Patti Smith: Vocals, guitar; Lenny Kaye: Guitar, vocals, bass; Ivan Kral: Bass, guitar; Jay Dee Daugherty: Drums; Richard Sohl: Piano; Alan Lanier: Keyboards.



Dead Man Walking: Music from & Inspired by the Motion Picture

(USA) CD Columbia/Sony CD 67522 1996
(USA) Cassette Sony CS 67522 1996

Verlaine played guitar on Walkin' Blind (4:39) written by Oliver Ray.
This CD should NOT be confused with the CD entitled Dead Man Walking [Original Score], which does not contain the song Walkin' Blind Patti Smith: Vocals; Tony Shanahan: Bass.



Jeff Buckley: Sketches for My Sweetheart - The Drunk

(USA) CD Columbia CD 67228 1998
(USA) Cassette Columbia CS 67228 1998
(USA) CD Columbia CD 488661 1999
(Japan) CD Sony CD 8640/1 (contains bonus tracks) released in USA 2001

This is a double CD release. CD1 consists of 10 demos produced by Verlaine in three sudio sessions, including one, You and I, which was produced and mixed by Verlaine. CD2 contains two tracks, Nightmares By The Sea and New Year's Prayer, which were produced and mixed by Verlaine.

Jeff Buckley: Guitar, vocals; Michael Tighe: Guitar; Mick Grondahl: Bass; Parker Kindred: Drums; Eric Eidel: Drums; Benjamin Goldstein: Drums.



Jeff Buckley: Everybody Here Wants You

(UK) CD single Columbia Europe 665791 2 (Part 1) 1998
(UK) CD single Columbia Europe 665791 5 (Part 2) 1998
(Australia) CD single Columbia Australia 665848 2 1998

Verlaine produced the track Everybody Here Wants You.



Patti Smith: Gung Ho

(USA) CD Arista CD 14618 2000

Verlaine plays guitar on Glitter In Their Eyes (3:00)

Patti Smith: Vocals; Lenny Kaye: Acoustic and electric guitars; Oliver Ray: Acoustic and electric guitars; Jay Dee Daugherty: Drums; Tony Shanahan: Bass



Kim's Bedroom

Kim's Bedroom was an apparently somewhat eccentric exhibition held at a private gallery in Eindhoven, Holland, between March 17th and April 24th 2000. Curated by Sonic Youth bassist and singer Kim Gordon. The catalogue to the exhibition was accompanied by a CD which includes a contribution from Jutta Koether and Tom Verlaine: "Jutta Koether, "eating the I", oration: Tom Verlaine, piano and recording Jutta Koether".



Friends Again, Bathers: Trapped and Unwrapped

(Japan) CD Sony International CD 3097 2001

Producer (but only one of eight producers including Bob Sargeant). Same as 1984 UK LP release but includes bonus tracks for Japanese CD



Patti Smith: Land: 1975-2002

(USA) CD Arista 14708 2002

Verlaine plays guitar on Wander I Go (Version) (4:56) a 1996 studio outtake (Gone Again sessions); Beneath The Southern Cross (4:35), Summer Cannibals (4:10), Glitter In Their Eyes (3:00)

Same musicians as 1996 Gone Again CD release and 1999 Gung Ho CD release



Big Bad Love (Original Soundtrack)

(USA) CD Elektra/Asylum 79637 2002

Sleepwalkin' (3:31) (instrumental), Spiritual (5:30) (instrumental) Verlaine plays guitar on Sleepwalkin'; this song is the exact same version found on Warm and Cool.Patrick A. Derivaz plays bass and Bill Ficca drums.

Verlaine also plays guitar on Spiritual, which is a collaboration with the Kronos Quartet: David Harrington: First violin; John Sherba: Second violin; Hank Dutt: Viola; Jennifer Culp: Cello.



Don't Let The Bastards Get You Down (Kris Kristofferson tribute)

(USA) CD Jackpine Social Club 102972 2002

Verlaine plays electric guitar, bass and drums and sings vocals on The Hawk

It marks Verlaine's first released vocal performance in 8 years; recorded at The Pigeon Club in Hoboken, NJ; The Hawk was originally sung by Marianne Faithfull on the Trouble in Mind soundtrack that starred Kristofferson and was directed by Alan Rudolph (one of Verlaine's favorite directors). Other contributors include John Doe, The Mekons' Jon Langford and Chuck Prophet.



Patti Smith: Horses - legacy Edition

(USA) CD Arista ‎– 82876 71198 2, Columbia ‎– 82876 71198 2, Legacy ‎– 82876 71198 2 2005

Verlaine plays electric guitar, bass and drums and sings vocals on The Hawk

a release to mark the 30th anniversity of the relese of Horses. Also contains a second CD - Horses Live - which was recorded on June 25, 2005, at The Royal Festival Hall, London, England.
Verlaine plays guitar during the whole set.



Dark Globe: Nostalgia For The Future

(UK) CD GU Music GUMU006CD 2006

Verlaine plays guitar on Everybody Fades



True West: Hollywood Holiday Revisited

(US) CD Atavistic ALP179 2007

Verlaine produced three tracks listed as The Verlaine Demos; Burn The Roses, Look Around, Throw Away The Key



I'm Not There (Original Soundtrack)

(USA) CD Columbia 712038 2007

Verlaine plays guitar and sings Dylan's Cold Irons Bound

Backed by The Million Dollar Bashers, featuring Sonic Youth members Lee Ranaldo and Steve Shelley, Wilco guitarist Nels Cline, Dylan bassist Tony Garnier, guitarist Smokey Hormel and keyboardist John Medeski.



Patti Smith: Twelve

(Europe) CD Columbia FNAC-23 2007

Verlaine plays guitar on Everybody Wants To Rule The World, Helpless, Gimme Shelter (including solo) and Pastime Paradise



Patti Smith: Four From Twelve

(Europe) CD, Single, Promo Columbia 88697 08371 2 2007

Verlaine plays guitar on Everybody Wants To Rule The World, Helpless, Gimme Shelter (including solo) and Pastime Paradise



Pioneers For A Cure - American Songs To Fight Cancer

Pioneers For A Cure, mp3 album download, October 2011

Verlaine covers the song Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho (3:23).



Patti Smith: Banga

(USA) CD Columbia 2012

Verlaine plays guitar on pril Fool (3:46) and Nine (5:03)

Patti Smith: Vocals; Lenny Kaye: Acoustic and electric guitars; Jay Dee Daugherty: Drums; Tony Shanahan: Bass



Patti Smith - Live At Montreux 2005

DVD, BLU-ray 2012

Verlaine plays lead guitar on Dancing Barefoot and contributes on several others.



James Iha: Look To The Sky

The End Records TE288-2 2012

Verlaine plays lead electric guitar on 'Til Next Tuesday and Appetite.



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