Arabesque Discography

October 5, 1999

This discography has a short summary of all releases followed by a more detailed listing.

Albums

Singles

1978Arabesque
1979City Cats
Peppermint Jack (Arabesque II)
1980Marigot Bay
Arabesque III
Arabesque IV
1981In for a Penny
Arabesque (Club Edition)
Greatest Hits
Billy's Barbeque (Arabesque V)
1982Caballero (Arabesque VI)
1983Hot Dancing Nights
1989Best 18
1995Deluxe
1977Hello Mr. Monkey
1978Friday Night
Fly High Little Butterfly
1979Rock Me After Midnight
Peppermint Jack
1980High Life
Take Me Don't Break Me
Marigot Bay
Parties in a Penthouse
Make Love Whenever You Can
1981Midnight Dancer
In for a Penny
In for a Penny, In for a Pound
Indo Boy
Billy's Barbeque
Hit the Jackpot
1982Tall Story Teller
Caballero
Young Fingers Get Burnt
Why No Reply?
1983Sunrise in Your Eyes
1985Time to Say "Good Bye"
1986Ecstasy

Hello Mr. Monkey Single 1977

7"

Europe (Germany)
Europe (Netherlands)
Japan 1978

Papillon 5 pls 15007 (Netherlands)
EMI Electrola 1C 006-32 486 (Germany)
Victor VIP-2601

    Hello Mr. Monkey 3:27
    Buggy Boy 2:55


Arabesque Album 1978

LP

Japan

Victor VIP-6594

Track Listing Unknown

Cassette

Japan

Victor VCW-1637

Track Listing Unknown


Friday Night Single 1978

7"

Europe (Germany)
Japan

EMI Electrola 1C 006-45-059 (Germany)
Victor VIP-2653 (Japan)

    Friday Night 4:14
    Someone is Waiting for You 4:04


Fly High Little Butterfly Single 1978

7"

Japan

Victor VIP-2695

    Fly High Little Butterfly 3:26
    Give It Up 3:57


Rock Me After Midnight Single 1979

7"

Japan

Victor VIP-2753

    Rock Me After Midnight 3:48
    In the Heat of a Disco Night 3:16


City Cats Album 1979

LP
Cassette

Europe (Norway)

Talent TLS 4022 (LP)
Talent T4S 4022 (Cassette)

    Peppermint Jack 3:06
    Rock Me After Midnight 3:50
    Dancin' in the Fire of Love 3:30
    Hell Driver 5:00
    Don't Kiss a Crocodile 3:30
    Lucifer's Lover 3:35
    Plastic Heart 4:03
    In the Heat of the Disco Night 3:18
    It's so Hard to Leave You 4:06


Peppermint Jack (Arabesque II) Album 1979

LP

Japan

Victor VIP-6692

    Track Listing Unknown

Cassette

Japan

Victor VCW-1678

    Track Listing Unknown


Peppermint Jack Single 1979

7"

Europe (Germany)

EMI Electrola 1C 006-45 903

    Peppermint Jack 3:03
    Roller Star 3:37

Japan

Victor VIP-2783

    Peppermint Jack 3:06
    Lucifer's Lover 3:32


High Life Single 1980

7"

Japan

Victor VIP-2811

    High Life 3:05
    Roller Star 3:39


Marigot Bay Album 1980

LP
Cassette
CD

Europe

Metronome 0060.346 (LP) Alternate Cover 'Arabesque'
Metronome 0660.346 (Cassette) Alternate Cover 'Arabesque'
Karussell 843 971-2 (Cassette)

    Once in a Blue Moon 3:18
    Jingle Jangle Joe 3:10
    High Life 3:05
    Bye Bye My Love 3:29
    Marigot Bay 3:50
    Hey, Catch On 3:20
    Take Me Don't Break Me 3:17
    Parties in a Penthouse 3:18
    Hey What a Magic Night 3:13
    The Only Night was a Lonely Night 3:20


Arabesque III Album 1980

LP
Cassette

Japan

Victor VIP-28001 (LP)
Victor VCW-10001 (Cassette)

    High Life 3:04
    Jingle Jangle Joe 3:09
    Roller Star 3:40
    Bye Bye My Love 3:29
    Marigot Bay 3:49
    Parties in a Penthouse 3:18
    Once in a Blue Moon 3:18
    Hey, Catch On 3:20
    Take Me, Don't Break Me 3:17
    The Only Night was a Lonely Night 3:21


Take Me Don't Break Me Single 1980

7"

Europe (Germany)
Europe (Netherlands)

Metronome 0030.294 (Germany)
CNR 144.789 (Netherlands)

    Take Me Don't Break Me 3:16
    Parties in a Penthouse 3:18

12"

Europe (Germany)

Metronome 0930.013

    Take Me Don't Break Me 4:54
    Once in a Blue Moon 4:30


Marigot Bay Single 1980

7"

Europe (Germany)
Europe (Netherlands)

Metronome 0030.353 (Germany)
CNR 144828 (Netherlands)

    Marigot Bay 3:50
    Hey, Catch On 3:20

12"

Europe (Germany)

Metronome 0930.026

    Marigot Bay 4:10
    Hey, Catch On 4:02


Parties in a Penthouse Single 1980

7"

Japan

Victor VIPX-1509

    Parties in a Penthouse 3:18
    Jingle Jangle Joe 3:09


Arabesque IV Album 1980

LP
Cassette

Japan

Victor VIP-28012 (LP)
Victor VCW-10012 (Cassette)

    Track Listing Unknown


Make Love Whenever You Can Single 1980

7"

Japan

Victor VIPX-1539

    Make Love Whenever You Can 3:46
    I Don't Wanna Have Breakfast With You 3:49


In for a Penny Album 1981

LP
Cassette

Europe

Metronome 0060.438 (LP)
Metronome 0660.438 (Cassette)

    In For a Penny 2:58
    Midnight Dancer 3:38
    Born to Reggae 3:26
    Hero of my Life 3:48
    Highway 4:05
    I Don't Wanna Have Breakfast With You 3:48
    Rebels of the Bounty 3:59
    Billy's Barbeque 2:48
    Let's Make a Night of it 3:30
    I Stand By You 3:44
    Indio Boy 3:57
    Make Love 3:45


Arabesque (Club Edition) Album 1981

LP

Europe (Germany)

Metronome 91 407 7

    In For a Penny 2:58
    I Don't Wanna Have Breakfast With You 3:48
    Billy's Barbeque 2:48
    Let's Make a Night of it 3:30
    Indio Boy 3:57
    Make Love 3:45
    Marigot Bay 3:50
    Once in a Blue Moon 3:18
    Hey, Catch On 3:20
    Take Me Don't Break Me 3:17
    Parties in a Penthouse 3:18
    The Hero of my Life 3:48


Midnight Dancer Single 1981

7"

Japan

Victor VIPX-1559

    Midnight Dancer 3:39
    Keep the Wolf From the Door 4:19


Greatest Hits Compilation Album 1981

LP
Cassette

Japan

Victor VIP-28019 (LP)
Victor VCW-10025 (Cassette)

    Track Listing Unknown


In for a Penny Single 1981

7"

Europe (Germany)

Metronome 0030.390

    In for a Penny 2:58
    I Don't Wanna Have Breakfast With You 3:48

12"

Europe (Germany)

Metronome 0930.033

    In for a Penny 4:04
    I Don't Wanna Have Breakfast With You 3:48


In for a Penny, In for a Pound Single 1981

7"

Japan

Victor VIPX-1572

    In for a Penny, In for a Pound 2:58
    The Hero of my Life 3:46


Billy's Barbeque (Arabesque V) Album 1981

LP
Cassette

Japan

Victor VIP-28024 (LP)
Victor VCW-10028 (Cassette)

    In For a Penny, In for a Pound 2:59
    The Hero of my Life 3:47
    Like a Shot in the Dark 3:43
    Run the Show 3:14
    Indio Boy 3:58
    Billy's Barbeque 2:47
    The Doctor Likes Music 2:55
    The Rebels of the Bounty 3:58
    Let's Make a Night of it 3:30
    I Stand By You 3:44


Indio Boy Single 1981

7"

Europe (Germany)

Metronome 0030.437

    Indio Boy 3:57
    Let's Make a Night of It 3:30


Billy's Barbeque Single 1981

7"

Japan

Victor VIPX-1586

    Billy's Barbeque 2:47
    Indio Boy 3:58


Hit the Jackpot Single 1981

7"

Japan

Victor VIPX-1600

    Hit the Jackpot 3:16
    A Flash in the Pan 3:57


Caballero (Arabesque VI) Album 1982

LP
Cassette

Japan

Victor VIP-28049 (LP)
Victor VCW-10046 (Cassette)

    Caballero 3:59
    Why Do You Ride the High Horse? 3:38
    Tall Story Teller 3:10
    Touch and Go 3:35
    Don't Wait for a Sailor 4:03
    Hit the Jackpot 3:16
    Look Alive 3:43
    A Flash in the Pan 3:58
    Fool's Paradise 3:24
    The End of the Show 4:14


Tall Story Teller Single 1982

7"

Europe (Germany)
Europe (Netherlands)

Metronome 0030.510 (Germany)
Utopia 6198 622 (Netherlands)

    Tall Story Teller 3:11
    Caballero 3:58


Caballero Single 1982

7"

Japan

Victor VIPX-1627

    Caballero 3:58
    Tall Story Teller 3:11


Young Fingers Get Burnt Single 1982

7"

Japan

Victor VIPX-1651

    Young Fingers Get Burnt 3:07
    Zanzibar 3:40


Why No Reply? Single 1982

7"

Japan

Victor VIPX-1677

    Why No Reply? 3:31
    Discover Me 3:50

Europe (Germany)

Metronome 0030.611

    Why No Reply? 3:29
    Don't Fall Away From Me 3:32


Sunrise in Your Eyes Single 1983

7"

Europe (Germany)

Polydor 813 249-7

    Sunrise in Your Eyes 3:18
    You Better Get a Move On 2:51


Hot Dancing Nights Compilation Album 1983

LP
Cassette

Europe

Metronome 811 995-1 (LP)
Metronome 811 995-4 (Cassette)

    Midnight Dancer 3:38
    Tall Story Teller 3:10
    Caballero 3:58
    Why No Reply 3:29
    Marigot Bay 3:50
    In for a Penny 2:58
    Take Me Don't Break Me 3:17
    Let's Make a Night of It 3:30
    Billy's Barbeque 2:48
    Indio Boy 3:57


Time to Say "Good Bye" Single 1985

7"

Europe (Germany)

ZYX ZYX 1157

    Time to Say "Good Bye" 3:25
    Stop Crying for the Moon 3:19

12"

Europe (Germany)

ZYX ZYX 5330

    Time to Say "Good Bye" 5:16
    Time to Say "Good Bye" 3:25
    Stop Crying for the Moon 3:19


Ecstasy Single 1986

12"

Europe

ZYX ZYX 5427

    Ecstasy 5:12
    Ecstasy Another Version 3:52


Best 18 Compilation Album 1989

CD

Japan

Victor YDPY-25028
Victor VICP-5078
1991, Re-issue

    Time to Say Goodbye 3:37
    Heart on Fire 3:36
    Parties in a Penthouse 3:18
    Dance Dance Dance 3:09
    Hit the Jackpot 3:15
    Young Fingers Get Burnt 3:07
    Make Love (Whenevr You Can) 3:45
    Peppermint Jack 3:06
    High Life 3:06
    In For a Penny, In For a Pound 2:59
    Caballero 3:59
    Midnight Dancer 3:40
    Billy's Barbeque 2:47
    Jingle Jangle Joe 3:09
    Fly High Little Butterfly 3:26
    Buggy Boy 2:55
    Friday Night 4:15
    Hello Mr. Monkey 3:29


Deluxe Compilation Album 1995

CD

Japan

Victor YICP-40173
Double CD
CD 1

    Hello Mr. Monkey
    Fly High Little Butterfly
    Someone Is Waiting For You
    Buggy Boy
    Friday Night
    Peppermint Jack
    In The Heat Of A Disco Night
    Rock Me After Midnight
    Lucifer's Lover
    Hell Driver
    High Life
    Jingle Jangle Joe
    Roller Star
    Marigot Bay
    Parties In A Penthouse
    Once In A Blue Moon
    Make love Whenever You Can
    Keep The Wolf From The Door
    I Don't Wanna Have Breakfast With You
    Midnight Dancer

CD 2

    In For A Penny, In For A Pound
    The Hero Of My Life
    Indio Boy
    Billy's Barbeque
    Caballero
    Why Do You Ride The High Horse
    It's So Hard to Leave You
    Hit The Jackpot
    Why No Reply
    A New Sensation
    Young Fingers Get Burnt
    Zanzibar
    Loser Pays The Piper
    Heart On Fire
    Don't Kiss a Crocodile
    Dance, Dance, Dance
    You Better Get A Move On
    Tropical Summernight
    Time To Say Goodbye
    Dreamin'


Discography created and maintained by Gavin Stok. Original discography by Ernie Longmire in 1993 with additions by Joar Grimstvedt, Robin Wessels, and Razvan Verzeanu.
Please email me if you have any amendments or additions to this discography!

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