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disappointed
uk 7" (r 6311), 12" (12r 6311), cd in card sleeve (cdr6311) and double-play cassette in card sleeve (tcr 6311) released by parlophone on 22 june 1992. us 12" (0-40562) and cd in digipak (9 40562-2) released by warner bros in july 1992. german 7" (115 405), 12" (615 405), cd (665 405) and italian 12" (vinx 266) released by virgin.

uk 7"
uk cassette

disappointed 7" mix
idiot country two (edit)

disappointed (uk 7-inch)   disappointed (uk cassette)

uk 12"
italian 12"

disappointed 12" mix
disappointed original mix
idiot country two

disappointed (uk 12-inch)

uk cd
german cd

disappointed 7" mix
disappointed 12" remix
idiot country two
disappointed original mix

disappointed (uk cd)

us 12"
disappointed (electronic mix)
disappointed (808 mix)
gangster (fbi mix)
disappointed (single mix)

disappointed (us 12-inch)

us cd
disappointed (single mix)
disappointed (electronic mix)
gangster (fbi mix)
disappointed (808 mix)

disappointed (us cd)

promos
uk jukebox 7" (r 6311), 10" (10rdj 6311), 12" (12rdj 6311), cd in card sleeve and cassette released by parlophone. german 7" with press sheet (115 405) and 12" (615 472) released by virgin. mexican double-sided 1-track 7" titled decepcionado (pro 684) released by warner bros. the uk 10" had the same tracks as the 7".

uk 12"
disappointed 808 state 12" remix
idiot country two

disappointed (uk promo 12-inch)

press
nme, 4 july 1992

charts
uk #6

modern rock tracks #9

hot dance music #6

hot dance club play #10
austria #23

germany #20
netherlands #77
poland #45

sweden #14

credits
keyboards and programming: bernard sumner and johnny marr. guitars: johnny marr. vocals (disappointed): neil tennant. vocals (idiot country two): bernard sumner. disappointed: produced by marr, sumner and tennant. engineered by owen morris. recorded at clear, manchester. additional production and mix of 7" by stephen hague. 7" mix engineer: mike “spike” drake. 12" remix by 808 state. original mix by electronic. idiot country two: produced by marr and sumner. remix and additional production by ultimatum and electronic. gangster: edits by john m pillin jr and steve smith for art of mix/ultra hot razor.

comment
distributed by parlophone as factory records was imploding (having been assigned the catalogue number fac 348), the disappointed single represented a musical peak for electronic as well as a commercial one. stephen hague’s brilliant 7" mix was complemented by an inventive 12" version by 808 state and a reworking of idiot country so extreme that it almost became a different song, although an extended mix of gangster was released in the usa instead. housed in a stately sleeve and accompanied by a suitably gorgeous video, disappointed was a package of real class.

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