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Columbia 44 05984 12", released 1986
CBS/Sony 12AP 3295 12" (Japan)
CBS 650820 6 12" (Australia)
CBS/Sony XDSP 93082 promo 7" (Japan)

I thought there were far better songs on the In Your Face album that could have become singles. I don't get paid to make these decisions, though. The promo 12"s contained several mixes of the title track. I heard years ago that there was an Australian version on CBS, but, much like with the Australian In Your Face LP, I was unable to confirm its existence until 2018. Very tough find.

Then, there's this other version...a Japanese promo 7" that showed up out of nowhere. I found it in a random discount bin in Tokyo in 2015. I have never seen another. Who knew? The b-side is "A Selection". It's interesting that there was so much promotion for In Your Face in Asia and Australia and so little in Europe.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
Columbia 44 05984 12" 3-5 1 Stable
CBS/Sony 12AP 3295 12" (Japan) 5-8 4 Down
CBS 650820 6 12" (Australia) 20-30 9 ?
CBS/Sony XDSP 93082 promo 7" (Japan) ? 10 ?
Columbia 44 05984 12"
CBS/Sony 12AP 3295 12" (Japan)
CBS 650820 6 12" (Australia)
CBS/Sony XDSP 93082 promo 7" (Japan)
Sleeve:  Full P/S (all versions)

This page was last updated on February 20, 2022.

Fishbone Index

Scarcity Score Definition
10 Near impossible: Fewer than 50 copies or publicly sold every few years
8-9 Very rare: 50-199 copies or publicly sold 1-2 times per year
6-7 Rare: 200-499 copies or publicly sold a few times a year
4-5 Medium: 500-999 copies or publicly sold ~10 times a year
1-3 Common: 1000+ copies, readily available, or publicly sold 20+ times a year

Estimated values are based on recent auction results or online sales.