"Ouija Board, Ouija Board"
November/December 1989


Ouija Board, Ouija Board
Yes, I'm Blind

UK 7" [HMV POP1622]
Australia 7" [EMI Australia EMI 2331]
Australia CSS [EMI Australia TCEMI2331]
EEC 7" [EMI/Electrola 006 20 3615 7]
Italy 7" [EMI Italiana 06 2036157]


Ouija Board, Ouija Board
Yes, I'm Blind
East West

UK 12" [HMV 12POP1622]
Austria CD3 [EMI/Electrola CDP 552-20 3615 3]
Canada 12" [Sire/Reprise 92 14240]
Canada CMS [Sire/Reprise 92 14244]
EEC 12" [EMI/Electrola 060 20 3615 6]
Italy 12" [EMI Italiana 14 2036156]
Japan CD5 [Toshiba EMI TOCP-6145]
USA CD5 [Sire/Reprise 9 21424-2]
USA 12" [Sire/Reprise 9 21424-0]
USA CMS [Sire/Reprise 9 21424-4]

Additional information:
The Australian 7" single didn't always come with a picture sleeve, some copies were slipped inside a generic yellow EMI bag.


Artwork information:
Uncredited photograph of Morrissey. The photo on the Canadian cassette single is raw, without the silver effect.


Etchings on vinyl:
UK 7" and 12": "ART, ANY ROAD" / none


Additional release date information:
UK: 13 November 1989
USA/Canada: 8 December 1989


Chart peak information:
UK: 18
USA: (didn't chart, but reached #2 on Modern Rock Chart)


UK: This single was promoted in the UK with the help of the fifth in a series of promo 12"s in glossy record bags of different colour. The one for this single was slipped inside a yellow sleeve (EMI 12POPDJ1622; view left). Stock copies of the 7" with a Capitol Parlophone plugger sticker on the front of the sleeve also served more limited promotional purposes. Stock 7"s with a white sticker on the back of the sleeve stating "Manufacturer's Property Not For Sale" have been spotted, but it is unclear whether or not these items are official label promos. One-track promo videos were distributed by EMI/Chop'Em Out.

Germany: The video for the title track was included on a various artists Electrola sampler video from December 1989 titled "Stop Look Listen".

Japan: Promo cds have a red and white promo sticker on the front of the booklet and 'SAMPLE NOT FOR SALE' etched on the cd's inner ring. The title track as well as Morrissey's next single "November Spawned A Monster" were included on a Toshiba-EMI various artists radio promo cd titled "?? ?? UK" (Toshiba EMI SPCD-1120).

USA: Gold-stamped copies of the 12" were the main promotional tool for this single. The video for the title track was included on a various artists Warner compilation as well as on issue 85a of the various artists Telegenics promo video series.