Sabre Dance front cover (US) Sabre Dance back cover (US)

  • Above: Sabre Dance US release, 1988, front & back cover. Click to enlarge.

Cat. No: NRA07
Label: New Red Archives
Recorded: July 1988
Released: 1988


A-Side: Sabre Dance (Extended) (Khachaturian)

Run-out groove: S-20936


B-Side: Motivator (Alternative take) (Harper)
             No Heart (Garratt)
             Fear To Go (Gibbs)
             Nico (Instrumental) (Garratt)

Run-out groove: S-20937


Line Up

Vocals: Charlie Harper/Nicky Garratt (No Heart)/Alvin Gibbs (Fear To Go)
Guitar: Nicky Garratt
Bass: Alvin Gibbs/Ryk Oakley (Motivator)/Nicky Garratt (No Heart)
Drums: Belvy K


Five tracks taken from the Killing Time recording sessions; Sabre Dance (a movement in the final act of the Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian's 1942 ballet, Gayane), an alternative take of Motivator with slightly different lyrics to the album and 12" single version, two non-album tracks (No Heart and Fear To Go) plus an instrumental vesion of Nico.

This was a yellow vinyl only and first exclusive Subs release on Nicky Garratt's New Red Archives label, Sabre Dance, No Heart and Fear To Go would all later appear on the CD release of Killing Time.


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A-side A-Side B-side B-Side

Label Stamper

  • Above: Original stamper used to press the record label (B-Side)


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