Single: I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down

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Tracks Release date Media Catalog number Comments
Side A:
I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down [2:09]
Side B:
Girls Talk [1:57]
1980-01-18 7" 2 Tone chs TT 7 UK (Plain sleeve)
1980-03-__ 7" F-Beat XX1 UK, ps
1980-03-__ 7" F-Beat XX1 Australia, ps
1980-__-__ 7" F-Beat K 18171 Italy, different ps
1980-__-__ 7" WEA WEA18171 Holland
1980-__-__ 7" F-Beat 18 171 Germany
1980-__-__ 7" Hispavox 45 1958 Spain
1980-__-__ 7" Smash Records TAR 11 Scandinavia, ps
1980-__-__ 7" F-Beat/Warner P-551X Japan, ps
Side A:
I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down [2:05]
Love For Tender [1:58]
Side B:
High Fidelity [2:27]
Beaten To The Punch [1:47]
1980-__-__ 7" F-Beat FBR 5001 France, 4 Track ps
Side A:
I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down [2:05]
Side B:
Girls Talk [1:56]
1980-03-__ 7" Columbia 1-11194 US/Canada
Side A:
I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down [2:05]
Side B:
I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down [2:05]
1980-__-__ 7" Columbia 1-11194 US, white label promo
Side A:
I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down [2:05]
Girls Talk [1:56]
Side B:
Secondary Modern [1:58]
King Horse [2:57]
1980-__-__ 7" Columbia 1-11251 US, ps, 4-track EP
1980-__-__ 7" Columbia 1-11251 US promo, 4-track EP
1. I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down [2:09]
2. Girls Talk [1:57]
2003-10-27 5" CD Edsel XX 1 UK, available only in Singles, Volume 1 box set


Artwork

7" UK 2 Tone CHS TT7
CHS TT7 A SIDE.JPG CHS TT7 B SIDE.JPG

7" UK F Beat XX1
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7" Australia F Beat XX1
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7" Italy F Beat K 18171
CANT STAND UP ITALY FRONT.JPG CANT STAND UP ITALY BACK.JPG CANT STAND UP ITALY PROMO A SIDE.JPG CANT STAND UP ITALY PROMO B SIDE.JPG

7" Holland WEA 18171
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7" Germany F-Beat FB 18 171
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7" Spain Hispavox 45-1958
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7" Scandinavia Smash TAR 11
CANT STAND UP SCANDINAVIA FRONT.JPG CANT STAND UP SCANDINAVIA BACK.JPG CANT STAND UP SCANDINAVIA A SIDE.JPG CANT STAND UP SCANDINAVIA B SIDE.JPG

7" Japan F Beat/Warner P-551X
CANT STAND UP JAPAN FRONT.JPG CANT STAND UP JAPAN BACK.JPG CANT STAND UP JAPAN A SIDE.JPG CANT STAND UP JAPAN B SIDE.JPG

7" Japan F Beat/Warner P-551X PROMO
CANT STAND JAPAN PROMO FRONT.JPG CANT STAND JAPAN PROMO BACK.JPG CANT STAND JAPAN PROMO A.JPG CANT STAND JAPAN PROMO B.JPG

7" France F Beat FBR 5001 4 Track
FBR 5001 FRONT.JPG FBR 5001 BACK.JPG FBR 5001 A SIDE.JPG FBR 5001 B SIDE.JPG

7" USA Columbia 1-11194
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7" USA Columbia 1-11194 PROMO
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7" Canada Columbia 1-11194
CANT STAND CANADA A.JPG CANT STAND CANADA B.JPG

7" USA Columbia 1-11251 4 Track
CANT STAND USA 4 TRACK FRONT.JPG CANT STAND USA 4 TRACK BACK.JPG CANT STAND USA 4 TRACK A.JPG CANT STAND USA 4 TRACK B.JPG

7" USA Columbia 1-11251 PROMO 4 Track
CANT STAND USA 4 TRACK PROMO FRONT.JPG CANT STAND USA 4 TRACK PROMO BACK.JPG CANT STAND USA 4 TRACK PROMO A.JPG CANT STAND USA 4 TRACK PROMO B.JPG

5" CD UK Edsel XX 1
CANT STAND UP EDSEL FRONT.JPG CANT STAND UP EDSEL BACK.JPG CANT STAND UP EDSEL DISC.JPG

Credits

Charts

  • #4 (UK)

Notes

  • According to Record Collector (#91): "This was the most sought-after collector's item of early 1980, which offended the law of gravity by gradually becoming more common instead of less. Costello had been signed to Radar in 1978, via a licensing deal from Riviera Global Productions. Radar collapsed towards the end of 1979, and so Elvis's manager Jake Riviera alighted upon the Specials' 2-Tone label as an ideal venue for a holding operation - a one-off single - until Elvis sorted out a deal for the Get Happy!! album. WEA, who had distributed Radar, were less than delighted: they felt they had a stake in Costello's career by virtue of the success of the records they had distributed for him, and so they obtained a court injunction to stop the 2-Tone single being sold. By March '80, the situation was clarified: F-Beat was set up by Riviera as an independent company, but WEA continued to distribute their records. In the meantime, there were several thousand 2-Tone singles to dispose of. These were handed out free to the audience at a London's Rainbow Theatre gig. Several months later, Riviera pressed up a few thousand more of the 2-Tone singles, and these were given away at London and US gigs. By this time, however, the single had been issued with the catalogue no. F-Beat XX-1. As this new number had replaced the 2-Tone number in the run-off grooves, the second batch of 2-Tone singles carried the F-Beat number, whereas the original copies had 'TT-7' as their matrix number. Copies from the first batch are now worth about twice as much ones from the second."
  • According to Krista Reese's EC book the total number of 2-Tone singles pressed was 13,000, and the remaining copies were sold at NY Palladium 1981 concerts for $3.00 each.
  • It seems that some copies of the 2-Tone 'reissue' have 'CHS TT7' and 'XX1' in the runoff, and also 'CHS TT8' crossed out on both sides.

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