Island Life | Media Sampler (2)

1 Oct 1986
Island Records
The Bottom Line:

October/ November releases of Island in their 25th year.

"Promo sampler not for re-sale"

The records have white labels with black print.

Track Listing:

nr artist track author(s) time provenance
A1 The Wailers Concrete Jungle [Bob Marley] 4:12 Catch A Fire
Island ILPM 9241
A2 Spencer Davis group Keep On Running [Jackie Edwards] 2:42 The Best Of Spencer Davis Group
Island ILPM 9070
A3 Linton Kwesi Johnson Sonny's Lettah (Anti-sus Poem) [Johnson] 4:56 Forces Of Victory
Island ILPM 9566
A4 John Martyn May You Never (J. Martyn) 3:40 Solid Air
Island ILPM 9226
A5 B52's Planet Claire [Schneider/ Strickland] 4:35 The B-52's
Island ILPM 9580
A6 Tom Tom club Genius Of Love [Tom Tom Club] 5:34 Tom Tom Club
Island ILPM 9686
B1 Cat Stevens Wild World [Cat Stevens] 3:18 Tea For The Tillerman
Island ILPM 9135
B2 Bob Marley & the Wailers Is This Love? [Bob Marley] 3:53 Kaya
Island ILPM 9517
B3 Ultravox Just For A Moment [Ultravox] 3:03 Three Into One
Island ILPM 9614
B4 Traffic Empty Pages [Capaldi/ Winwood] 4:47 John Barleycorn Must Die
Island ILPM 9116
B5 Sandy Denny Let's Jump The Broomstick [Robins] 2:40 The North Star Grassman & The Ravens
Island ILPM 9165
B6 Grace Jones I've Done It Again [Barry Reynolds] 3:48 Nightclubbing
Island ILPM 9624

This promo and the eponymous first one prelude to a big release to celebrate Island's 25th anniversary in 1987. The seven LP box Island Life (IBX 25) did not materialise until April 1988, however. John Martyn is represented on this item with three tracks: Traffic-Light Lady (side five); You Can Discover (live) on side eight - probably the Rainbow Theatre version; and Certain Surprise (side nine).

John's albums were also rereleased this year in a budget version with an Island Life logo on the cover.

Mold numbers:
MP 2 A-1U-1-1-1 and
MP 2 B-1U-1-1-1.

Related to: 
Vinyl: Island MP2