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Promo release

Tarantula Promo CD
Tarantula
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Creation Records CD - CRECD 180P Black Nite Crash Sunshine/Nowhere To Run Dead Man Walk On Water Deep Inside My Pocket Mary Anne Castle On The Hill Gonna Be Alright The Dawn Patrol Ride The Wind Burnin' Starlight Motel Some jewel cases are stickered (see image) Sleeve artwork as commercial release A US promo CD, cat # 2-61893-P, also exists - no front insert, back insert has tracklist & brief biography  

Black Nite Crash Promos
Black Nite Crash
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Creation Records Promo 12" - No Cat # Black Nite Crash 12" is housed in black, die-cut sleeve Promo CD - CCD 199 Black Nite Crash Nothing Lasts Forever Slave A Trip Down Ronnie Lane CD sleeve is identical to commercial release, with CD printed black rather than cream  

Live Light Promo Cassette
Live Light promo cassette

10 track cassette to promote the Live Light album on Mutiny Records. Catalogue number 60023-80002-4

Small Faces Tribute Album Sampler
Back cover

Focus Records CD Promo - FOCUSPCD12 That Man (Small Faces) (Rough Mix) Sleeve Notes: Thank you for purchasing "Small Faces - The Young Mods' Forgotten Story". We hope you have enjoyed the book and hope you feel as we do that it does justice to one of the most underrated bands of all time. This CD gives you your first chance to hear tracks from a tribute album of current artists recording Small Faces songs due for release in January. As we write artists already confirmed include P.P. Arnold, Dodgy, Gene, Kenney Jones, Primal Scream and Supergrass. With many more waiting in the wings. Watch press for further details CD promo distributed free with initial copies of Paolo Hewitt's 'Small Faces - The Young Mods' Forgotten Story' book. Ride's track is a rough mix of the version that eventually appeared on the Long Ago And Worlds Apart album

Live French Promo CD
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Sire/Reprise - Promo CD - PRO-CD-2054 Twisterella (live) Drive Blind (live) Nowhere (live) Chelsea Girl (live) Given away free with purchases of the 'Carnival of Light' album in FNAC shops in France All tracks recorded live, Brixton Academy, London 27/03/92

Carnival Of Light 5 Track Sampler

Creation Records CD - CCD 147 Magical Spring I Don't Know Where It Comes From Natural Grace Only Now How Does It Feel To Feel? Promotional CD, distributed prior to release of the 'Carnival Of Light' album. All tracks are full album versions No sleeve artwork

Ride/Slowdive U.S. Blue Vinyl Promo 7″

SBK/Sire Blue Vinyl 7" Single - PB05468 She Calls (Slowdive) Leave Them All Behind (Ride) Released to promote Ride/Slowdive 1992 US tour Artwork has regular 'Leave Them All Behind' artwork on one side, and Slowdive photo on the other Record has no centre (juke box style)

Select Magazine / Creation Tape

Creation Records/Select Magazine / C-RE 128 Time Of Her Time (Live At Hultsfred Festival, Sweden, 1991) Cassette free with April 1992 issue of Select Magazine

Twisterella Promos
Twisterella front cover

7" Promo - CRE 150P (Creation Records UK) Twisterella Going Blank Again Black, dye cut sleeve 12" Promo - 150TP (Creation Records UK) Twisterella Going Blank Again Howard Hughes Stampede Creation company sleeve Spanish Promo 7" (Warner Bros) 7" Single - 1576 Twisterella Twisterella (plays both sides) Lists Ride's 1992 Spanish Autumn tour dates - released to promote tour Record has no centre (juke box style)  

Going Blank Again Promos
Front cover

Creation Records Promo CD - PCRECD 124 White Label LP - ? Advance Cassette - ? Leave Them All Behind Twisterella Not Fazed Chrome Waves Mouse Trap Time Of Her Time Cool Your Boots Making Judy Smile Time Machine OX4 Existence of white label vinyl promos unconfirmed. Preview cassettes exist. CD housed in stiff polythene sleeve - no artwork A US promo CD, cat # 26836-2-DJ, also exists - this is identical to the regular release (plastic case, same inserts) - the only difference is the release number printed on the disc (26836-2-DJ), which is a black & white picture disc A 4 page press release was also issued in the US (below)

Leave Them All Behind Promos

Creation Records 7" Promo - CRE 123P Leave Them All Behind (Radio Edit) 7" is in a black, dye cut sleeve. 12" in a Creation company sleeve 12" Promo - 123TP Leave Them All Behind Chrome Waves Grasshopper 12" comes with press release (below) CD Promo - PCRESCD 123 Leave Them All Behind (Radio Edit) Leave Them All Behind Chrome Waves Grasshopper CD is in jewel case identical to commercial release, though may be stickered

Kaleidoscope Plus 6 Live Tracks
Kaleidoscope EP
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Sire/Reprise 12" Vinyl LP - PRO-A-4961 CD - PRO-CD-4961 Kaleidoscope (Album Version) Seagull (Live) Dreams Burn Down (Live) Vapour Trail (Live) In A Different Place (Live) Nowhere (Live) Drive Blind (Live) Co-Produced by Ride and Marck Waterman, 'Drive Blind' produced by Ride Live Tracks: Mobile Recording by Westwood One Engineered by Biff Dawes Live tracks recorded at the Roxy, L.A., 10/04/91 for US radio Bootlegged as 'Roxy, L.A.', and as part of the 'Overdrive' CD. Sleeve image from 'Vapour Trail' video. CD is in jewel case, but has no inner-cover artwork Live tracks later re-mixed and released officially as part of 'Nowhere 20th Anniversary Edition'

The Roxy, Los Angeles, USA
Nowhere front ocover

Polar Bear Seagull Taste Dreams Burn Down Like A Daydream Vapour Trail In A Different Place Perfect Time Unfamiliar Nowhere Chelsea Girl Drive Blind Decay With Lush Part of the show was broadcast on US radio and released on the US promo only CD/LP 'Kaleidoscope'. This release was subsequently bootlegged on the 'Ride Roxy LA' LP and 'Overdrive' CD. The whole show was re-mixed and officially released in 2011 as the second disc of the 'Nowhere 20th Anniversary Edition'

Town & Country Club, London, UK

Polar Bear Unfamiliar Like A Daydream Drive Blind Vapour Trail Beneath In A Different Place Perfect Time Sennen Taste Today Decay Dreams Burn Down Chelsea Girl Nowhere Seagull Supported by Slowdive & Flite 118 Part of the show was broadcast by BBC radio and has subsequently been made available on the bootlegs 'Meltdown' and 'Overdrive' A BBC Transcription CD of a more complete recording of the show also exists

Today Forever 12″ promo
Today Forever

Creation Records 12" Promo - CRE 100TP Unfamiliar Sennen Beneath Today Distrbuted in die-cut Creaion Records sleeve Pressing identical to commercial Today Forever 12" EP, complete with writing in run-out grooves

Vapour Trail U.S. Promo CD

Sire/Reprise CD Single - ??? Radio promo single No Inner sleeve - only artwork is rear inner for jewel case (shown)

Nowhere White Label Promo LP

Creation Records Vinyl LP White Label - CRE LP074 Seagull Kaleidoscope In A Different Place Polar Bear Dreams Burn Down Decay Paralysed Vapour Trail Some copies were issued with a press release including tour dates, suggested selling price, etc (below)  

Taste U.S. Promo CD
Ride 1990

Sire/Reprise CD Single - PRO-CD-4659 Radio promo single No Inner sleeve - only artwork is rear inner for jewel case

Taste 7″ Promo

Creation Records 7" single - CRE 087P Label Notes: Radio Play Track, from 'Fall' E.P. Distributed to radio stations Deadwax etching -  'Yo Peelie'  Black, Dye-Cut sleeve See also 'Fall' EP 12" Promo

Fall EP 12″ Promo

Creation Records 12" Promo - CRE 087TP Dreams Burn Down Taste Here And Now Nowhere Distrbuted in die-cut Creaion Records sleeve Pressing identical to commercial Fall 12" EP, complete with writing in run-out grooves See also 'Taste' 7" Promo

Motorcycle Ride (Cassette & 7″)

Union City Blue Atomic 'Xmas 89' Given away free at 22/12/89 private party at the Jericho Tavern, Oxford, where Ride played a set of (mainly) Blondie covers with Alex Taylor of Motorcycle Boy. Alex also appears on the songs on this cassette. Re-issued in 1993 as a semi-official bootleg 7" by Fierce Records  

Ride EP Test Pressing
21st December test pressing

12" Promo - CRE 72T Chelsea Girl Drive Blind All I Can See Close My Eyes Mayking Records white labels stamped 12th and 21st Dec 1989, presumably the pressing dates. accompanied by a Creation Records press release Ride EP details here

Demo #3 (AKA ‘RIDE Demo #3’, ‘RIDE Demo’) Cassette
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Chelsea Girl Drive Blind I'm Fine Thanks Cassette sold at early gigs. This was the band's third demo, but first in a recording studio: it is also the only demo recording the band sold commercially Some copies invert the track running order Some copies in handwritten/letrasetted sleeve Inserts vary 'Drive Blind' from this demo was later released on the Ride EP 'I'm Fine Thanks' released on‘Firing Blanks_Unreleased Ride Recordings 1988-95‘ compilation   Bottom two images courtesy Ride - The Network  

Demo #2
Ride
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Chelsea Girl I'm Fine Thanks All I Can See 4 track demo, recorded in ‘Steve’s room’ Distributed on cassette

Demo #1

Chelsea Girl Drive Blind Close My Eyes 6/11/88 4 track demo, recorded in 'Mark's room' Distributed on cassette, some copies included 'Date With Death', a Fall pastiche