Whatever date for the album release is correct, “Touch Me When We’re Dancing” was released June 19, 1981 - after the album. Why on earth would they do that? The usual protocol with albums and singles is to release your lead single first in order to generate interest in the album, which would then follow later. If people had bought the album in early June, there would be absolutely no incentive to buy the single, as they already had it. With no non-album B-side either, there was even less reason for anyone to buy it.
Had A&M done this the right way, the single probably would have fared better and might even have reached the top 10. Yet another bizarre marketing decision on the label’s part.
Does anyone have this Japan pressing AMP-722 ?
It is Single
Beechwood 4-5789 backed by Because We Are In Love (the ebay listing description is incorrect about the flip side).
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It is very interesting, because on the eBay image as well as the Discogs image, in English it says at the very bottom in very fine print: "SIDE 2 BECAUSE WE ARE IN LOVE (THE WEDDING SONG)."Do you own a copy GaryAlan? Discogs has it listed as being backed by Somebody’s Been Lyin’ as do several other sites. I’ve never heard of it being backed with Because We Are In Love in any territory. Very strange.