|Initial UK Release Date||1 March 2004|
|Initial UK Catalogue Number||Parlophone 5940 892|
|Weeks On UK Chart (to date)||Failed to chart|
|Peak UK Chart Position||–|
Originally released on 8 November 1982 in the UK and 5 November 1982 in the US, Gone Troppo failed to bother the UK charts at all whilst in the US it only managed to climb to number 108. It wasn’t helped by the fact that George did no publicity whatsoever to promote the album and the only UK single from it, Wake Up My Love, also failed to chart. George was fed up with the music business by this time so, as it was the last album due on his contract with Warner Bros, it’s thought he just went through the motions to get it out of the way. It would be his last studio album for five years.
Recording took place at George’s home studios at Friar Park between May and August 1982 and amongst the contributing musicians are Henry Spinetti, Herbie Flowers, Billy Preston, Joe Brown, Jim Keltner and Jon Lord.
It received it’s initial official release on CD in the UK when a newly remastered version was released on 1 March 2004 on Parlophone under UK catalogue number 5940 892 with international catalogue number 7243 5 94089 2 7. This release contained a demo of Mystical One as a bonus track. It could either be bought seperately or as part of the Dark Horse Years 1976-1992 box set.
The initial US CD release was on 11 June 1991, on Dark Horse/Warner Bros under catalogue number 9 26615-2 and contained the same tracks as the original vinyl release. This was followed by the 2004 remastered version around the same time as the UK release on Capitol under catalogue number CDP 7243 5 94089 2 7.
I have two copies on CD, the one shown below and a copy which can be found in my Dark Horse Years 1976-1992 box set here.
German 1991 Release
The pictures below are of my German copy that was released at the same time as the original US CD release on 11 June 1991 and contains the same tracks as the original vinyl release. It is on Dark Horse/Warner Bros under catalogue number 7599-26615-2. The case (usual light storage marks), CD and insert are all in excellent condition.
Estimated Value : £5 – £10