FR DAVID - Discography



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TitleWords - German Pressing
Label1982 Carrere International/Polyphon
StyleHI-ENERGY/Sleaze
Index #LP: 837 197-1
MC: 937 197-4
CD: 937 197-2
Tracks
Listing:
  • Words
  • Someone To Love
  • Take Me Back
  • Pick Up The Phone
  • Music
  • Rocker Blues
  • Givin' It Up
  • He
  • Porcelain Eyes
  • Can't Get Enough
  • TitleWords - Scandinavian/Finnland Pressing
    Label1982 EMI
    StyleHI-ENERGY/Sleaze
    Index #LP: Cars 67.920
    MC: TCCars 67.920
    Tracks
    Listing:
  • Words
  • Take Me Back
  • Music
  • Someone To Love
  • Porcelain Eyes
  • He
  • Rocker Blues
  • Givin' It Up
  • Pick Up The Phone
  • Can't Get Enough
  • Comments:Many different pressings issued: Some with different tracklisting, "club" pressings, promotion-pressings and other various releases. It seems each country released a different version. Too many to mention! The Scandinavian pressing e.g., was also released in Germany for the "Bertelsmann Club", with the different tracklisting shown on the sleeve but the record was pressed with the tracks in the 'normal' sort. And many Scandinavian pressings are available, I don't know why ...! Confusing? Yes, I think it is.

    TitleLong Distance Flight
    Label1984 Carrere International
    StyleHI-ENERGY/Sleaze
    Index #LP: CAL 214
    Tracks
    Listing:
  • This Time I Have To Win
  • Girl (You Are My Song)
  • Dream Away
  • Liberty
  • Long Distance Flight
  • Stay
  • Feedback Delay
  • Is It Magic?
  • Good Times
  • All I've Got
  • Comments:This album released in France was pressed in very limited quantity. Very rare.
    TitleReflections
    Reflections
    Label1987 CBS
    StyleEURO Pop/Rock
    Index #LP: CBS 460260 1
    CD: CBS 460260 2
    MC: CBS 460260 58
    Tracks
    Listing:
  • Sun
  • One Love
  • I Surrender
  • Don't Go
  • For Nothing
  • Sahara Night
  • I Keep Waiting
  • Sing In My Life
  • Shooting Star
  • Comments:Good album, but never received high reviews. Similar to "Long Distance Flight" is hard to find.



    TitleWords
    WORDS
    Year/Media1982 - 7"
    Index #Germany: 2044 225 CAR2089
    Scandinavia/Finland: CARS 49963
    France: CARRERE 49963
    Tracks
    Listing:
  • SIDE A - "Words"
  • SIDE B - "When The Sun Goes Down"
  • TitleWords
    Year/Media1982 - 12"
    Index #Germany: (Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft) - 2141 657
    Tracks
    Listing:
  • SIDE A - "Words" - Super Maxi Version
  • SIDE B - "When The Sun Goes Down"
  • Comments:sleeve with white border
    TitleWords
    Year/Media1982 - 12"
    Index #France: Carrere CARRERE 49963
    Tracks
    Listing:
  • SIDE A - "Words" - Super Maxi Version
  • SIDE B - "When The Sun Goes Down"
  • Comments:normal sleeve, like 7"
    Since this single was a really big success there were many various sleeves and promo pressings, far too many to mention.

    TitleI Need You
    I Need You
    Year/Media1983 - 7"
    Index #Germany: (Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft) - 813 732-7
    Scandinavia/Finland: (EMI) - CARS 13.213
    Tracks
    Listing:
  • SIDE A - "I Need You"
  • SIDE B - "Porcelain Eyes"
  • TitleI Need You
    Year/Media1983 - 12"
    Index #UK: (Carrere Music Ltd) - CART 288
    Germany: (Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft) - 813 732-1
    Tracks
    Listing:
  • SIDE A - "I Need You" (Extended Version)
  • SIDE B - "Porcelain Eyes"
  • SIDE B - "Words"
  • Comments:UK release: white, blank sleeve, German release: blue sleeve with 7" cover printed on front and back (front and back look the same)

    TitlePick Up The Phone
    Pick Up The Phone
    Year/Media1983 - 7"
    Index #France: CARRERE 13061
    Germany: (Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft ) - 810 601-7
    Tracks
    Listing:
  • SIDE A - "Pick Up The Phone"
  • SIDE B - "Someone To Love"
  • TitlePick Up The Phone
    Year/Media1983 - 12"
    Index #Germany: (Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft) - 810 601-1
    Tracks
    Listing:
  • SIDE A - "Pick Up The Phone" (Super Maxi Version)
  • SIDE B - "Someone To Love"
  • Comments:sleeve with red border and "Super Maxi Version" print, 7" cover printed on front and back (front and back look the same)
    TitleMusic
    Music
    Year/Media1983 - 7"
    Index #France: CAR282
    Tracks
    Listing:
  • SIDE A - "Music"
  • SIDE B - "Givin' It Up"
  • Comments:This record is rare and hard to find yet it is very good. Not many are around so you have to be lucky to find one.
    TitlePlay A Little Game
    Play A Little Game
    Year/Media1983 - 7"
    Index #France: (Vogue) - 101756
    Tracks
    Listing:
  • SIDE A - "Play A Little Game"
  • SIDE B - "Gotta Get A Move On"
  • Comments:This is original recording from French label: Voque. Ultra-rare and practically impossible to find. Good luck!
    TitleGotta Get A Move On
    Gotta Get A Move On
    Year/Media1983 - 7"
    Index #Germany: (Bellaphon) 100 07 232
    Tracks
    Listing:
  • SIDE A - "Gotta Get A Move On"
  • SIDE B - "Rock Fame"
  • Comments:German release from presently defunct label. This record is rare and hard to find. Collector item! Good luck!
    TitleSand Dunes
    Sand Dunes
    Year/Media1983 - 7"
    Index #Germany: (Bellaphon) 100 07 252
    Tracks
    Listing:
  • SIDE A - "Sand Dunes"
  • SIDE B - "Play A Little Game"
  • Comments:German release from presently defunct label. This record is rare and hard to find. Good luck!
    TitleDream Away
    Dream Away
    Year/Media1984 - 7"
    Index #Germany: (Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft) - 881 621-7
    Tracks
    Listing:
  • SIDE A - "Dream Away"
  • SIDE B - "Good Times"
  • Comments:This record is rare and hard to find yet it is very good. Not many are around so you have to be lucky to find one.
    TitleSahara Night
    Year/Media1986 - 7"
    Index #CBS 127206
    Tracks
    Listing:
  • SIDE A - "Sahara Night" - Club Version
  • SIDE B - "Sahara Night" - Remix
  • TitleSahara Night
    Year/Media1986 - 12"
    Index #CBS A127206
    Tracks
    Listing:
  • SIDE A - "Sahara Night" - Club Version
  • SIDE B - "Sahara Night" - Remix
  • SIDE B - "Sahara Night" - Dub Version
  • TitleSahara Night
    Year/Media1986 - 12"
    Index #CBS 650039 6
    Tracks
    Listing:
  • SIDE A - "Sahara Night" - Six Berlin Seven Mix
  • SIDE B - "Sahara Night" - Bizarre Mix
  • SIDE B - "Sahara Night" - Radio Version
  • TitleDon't Go
    Don't Go
    Year/Media1987 - 7"
    Index #CBS 650895 7
    Tracks
    Listing:
  • SIDE A - "Don't Go"
  • SIDE B - "Sing In My Life"
  • Comments:This record is rare and hard to find yet it is very good. Not many are around so you have to be lucky to find one.

    TitleWords
    Words
    Year/Media1991 - 7"
    Index #Germany: (Polydor/Mint Records) - 879 701-7
    Tracks
    Listing:
  • SIDE A - "Words" - Single Edit
  • SIDE B - "Words" - Instrumental
  • TitleWords
    Year/Media1991 - 12"/CD
    Index #Germany: (Polydor/Mint Records) - 879 701-1/2
    Tracks
    Listing:
  • SIDE A - "Words" - Mix Version
  • SIDE B - "Words" - Single Edit
  • SIDE B - "Words" - Instrumental
  • Comments:these were not original re-releases but remakes co-produced by M.Bassi and F.R. David originally for Italian label La Drogueria
    TitleI'll Try To Love Again
    Year/Media1992 - CD5
    Index #Germany - (Deutsche Schallplatten Berlin) - DSB 3025-5
    Tracks
    Listing:
  • SIDE A - "I'll Try To Love Again"
  • SIDE B - "Someone To Lead Me"



  • TitleGreatest Hits
    Label1991 Cezame Records
    StyleHI-ENERGY/Sleaze
    Index #80077
    Tracks
    Listing:
  • Words
  • Music
  • Rocker Blues
  • Long Distance Flight
  • Girl
  • Take Me Back
  • This Time I Have To Win
  • Pick Up The Phone
  • I Need You
  • All I've Got
  • Porcelain Eyes
  • Stay
  • Don't Go
  • Dream Away
  • Good Time
  • I Keep Waiting
  • Sing In My Life
  • Can't Get Enough
  • Sahara Night
  • Comments:This compilation released by Cezame Records might be still available in some stores. But be awared that there are also bottlegs of this particular compilation floating around. Those are really easy to distinguish because of horrid sound quality


    COMMENTARY from Christian Kohlrautz, GERMANY (the author of F.R. David Discography)

    The records I included in the discography are only items I have or those I know of. Anyone is kindly asked to add entries to it or suggest any correction or whatever. Also the remarks I wrote are based on information I have and might not be valid for other countries or so (maybe there ARE still records in the shops, but not in Germany!).

    Most of the records by F.R.David are not easy to find or almost rare today. But those are often not collectors items, its just they are no longer available. So if I say these records are 'rare' I actually mean they must be seeked. The "Words"-single (like most of all the other items) can still be found on any free market and almost any record shop that still sells second hand 7" - it is indeed NOT a rarity! But that's no wonder since millions of copies were sold during the years. And for any copy of the records I bought I didn't spent more than $5 (I yet do hear all the enquiries for items :-) )!

    There's one exception to that: I heard about a single that F.R.David released between 1972 and 1974 (!!!!). It has been sighted two times on this planet. This is perhaps "Rock Fame", a track that was chosen as the b-side for "Gotta Get A Move On" (1983, see discography). May pleeeeeaaaase someone confirm this. I do not know whether this is reliable or not.......!

    There is a 7" by Dee Dee Bridgewater "Angel Of The Night" (Gala Records, 1990, GL1014, b/w "Heartache Caravan") on which "Robert Fitoussi" is credited as producer. I'm not sure, but it is very likely that this is really F.R.David, and since the single was produced in Norway and Paris there is almost definitely. But maybe someone "out there" could confirm this, too.

    I welcome your comments. Please send them to Christian Kohlrautz


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