Crackers International

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RELEASE DATE
28th November 1988 (Germany), 28th November 1988 (UK), TBC 1988 (USA)
CHART POSITIONS
2 (UK) / 18 (DE) / 73 (USA)

TRACKLISTINGS

7″ SINGLES:
UK & GERMANY

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MUTE93 (UK) / INT 111.870 (DE)
• A – Stop! (Fade Ending) [2:55]
• B – Knocking On Your Door [2:57]

UK & GERMANY

crackers_7inch
EMUTE93 (UK) / INT 111.871 (DE)
• A1 – Stop! (Fade Ending) [2:55]
• A2 – The Hardest Part [3:40]
• B1 – Knocking On Your Door [2:57]
• B2 – She Won’t Be Home [3:28]

USA
This single was packaged in a plain bag.
Sire 22879-7 (USA)
• A – Stop! (Fade Ending) [2:55]
• B – Ship of Fools (LP Version) [4:01]

12″ SINGLES:

UK & GERMANY

crackers_12inch
12MUTE93 (UK) / INT 126.901 (DE)
• Stop! (Cold Ending) [3:03]
• The Hardest Part (12″ Mix) [5:07]
• Knocking On Your Door (12″ Mix) [3:59]
• She Won’t Be Home [3:28]

UK & GERMANY

crackers_12inch2
L12MUTE93 (UK) / INT 126.902 (DE)
• Stop! (12″ Remix) [5:47]
• Knocking On Your Door (12″ Remix) [6:07]
• God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen [3:12]

USA

crackers_12inch
Sire 25904-1 (USA)
• Stop! (Fade Ending) [2:55]
• The Hardest Part [3:40]
• Stop! (12″ Remix) [5:47]
• Knocking On Your Door [2:57]
• She Won’t Be Home [3:28]
• Knocking On Your Door (12″ Remix) [6:07]

CASSETTE SINGLES:

USA

stop_cassette
Sire 22879-4 (USA)
• Stop! (7″ Version) [2:55]
• Ship of Fools (LP Version) [4:01]

USA

stop_cassette2
Sire 25904-4 (USA)
• Stop! (Fade Ending) [2:55]
• The Hardest Part [3:40]
• Stop! (12″ Remix) [5:47]
• Knocking On Your Door [2:57]
• She Won’t Be Home [3:28]
• Knocking On Your Door (12″ Remix) [6:07]

CD SINGLE:

UK & GERMANY

crackers_CD
CDMUTE93 (UK) & INT 826.901 (DE)
• Stop! (Cold Ending) [3:03]
• The Hardest Part (12″ Mix) [5:07]
• Knocking On Your Door (12″ Remix) [6:07]
• She Won’t Be Home [3:28]

UK & GERMANY

crackers_CD2
LCDMUTE93 (UK) & INT 826.902 (DE)
• Stop! (12″ Remix) [5:47]
• Knocking On Your Door (12″ Remix) [6:07]
• God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen [3:12]

USA

crackers_12inch
Sire 25904-2 (USA)
• Stop! (Fade Ending) [2:55]
• The Hardest Part [3:40]
• Stop! (12″ Remix) [5:47]
• Knocking On Your Door [2:57]
• She Won’t Be Home [3:28]
• Knocking On Your Door (12″ Remix) [6:07]



NOTES
The Limited Edition CD (LCDMUTE93) was released in a special envelope, containing the CD, a postcard and an address sticker. A mispressing of LCDMUTE93 – featuring ‘Stop! (Cold Ending)’, ‘Knocking On Your Door’ and ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’ was later made available from the Erasure Information Service.

CREDITS
Written by Clarke/Bell.

Published by Musical Moments Ltd/Minotaur Music Ltd/Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Ltd.

‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’ arranged by Erasure.

Produced by Erasure.

Recorded at Powerplant Studios.

Engineered by Alan Moulder, assisted by Cameron Jenkins and Jack Loveband.

‘Stop!’ mixed by Mark Saunders and Phil Legg.

‘She Won’t Be Home’ mixed by Phil Legg.

‘The Hardest Part’ and ‘Knocking On Your Door’ mixed by Mark Saunders.

‘The Hardest Part (12″ Mix)’ mixed by Phil Legg.

‘Knocking On Your Door (12″ Mix)’ mixed by Mark Saunders.

‘Stop! (12″ Remix)’ mixed by Mark Saunders.

‘Knocking On Your Door (12″ Remix)’ mixed by Mark Saunders.

‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’ mixed by Mark Saunders.

‘Stop! (Fade ending)’ mixed by Phil Legg.

Design by Me Company. Cover Image by James Marsh.


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