Journalists Who Lie
UK 7" [HMV POP1625]
UK CSS [HMV TCPOP1625]
Australia 7" [EMI Australia 2546-7]
Australia CSS [EMI Australia 2546-4]
EEC 7" [EMI 006 20 4155 7]
Journalists Who Lie
Tony the Pony
UK CD5 [HMV CDPOP1625]
UK 12" [HMV 12POP1625]
Holland CD5 [EMI 20 4155-2]
Japan CD5 [Toshiba EMI TOCP-6641]
USA CD5 [Sire/Reprise 9 40043-2]
USA 12" [Sire/Reprise 9 40043-0]
USA CMS [Sire/Reprise 9 40043-4]
The Australian 7" single didn't come with a picture sleeve, it was slipped inside a generic red EMI bag.
Morrissey, photographed by Pennie Smith. The USA cd-single features a different, uncredited photo. The Holland cd has Morrissey's name on the front in black instead of white, making it very difficult to see.
Etchings on vinyl:
UK 7": FREE RON, FREE REG / DRUNKER QUICKER
UK 12": "FREE REG, FREE RON" / "DRUNKER QUICKER"
Additional release date information:
UK: 4 February 1991
USA: March 1991
Chart peak information:
USA: (didn't chart but reached #2 on Modern Rock Chart)
UK: This single was the second of five consecutive ones promoted with the help of a retro-style promo 7" (POPDJ1625; view on the left). Some copies have a plugger sticker on the sleeve. Stock cd-singles with promo stickers on the back of the case also served more limited promotional purposes. "Our Frank" was also included on a Parlophone/Capitol various artists radio sampler cd subtitled "The Incredible Sound Machine". One-track In Phase and Capitol promo videos were also distributed to the relevent media.
France: The release of "Our Frank" was promoted in France with the help of stock copies of the EEC 7" (the standard pressing sold in France) stamped in the corner of the sleeve with a French promo warning
Japan: Promo cds are stock ones with a white and red promo sticker on the back and 'Sample not for sale' etched around the cd's inner ring. "Our Frank" was included on a various artists radio promo cd at the time of release of this single or the "Kill Uncle" album.
USA: Gold stamped copies of the 12" were the main promotional tool. A one-track promo cd of "Our Frank" was sent to radio in the USA, but this item was used mainly to promote the "Kill Uncle" album. "Our Frank" was included a various artists promo sampler titled "Schwartz Brothers Inc Compact Disc Sampler 8".