RELEASE DATE
19th September 1988 (Germany), 19th September 1988 (UK), TBC 1988 (USA)

TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM
The Innocents

CHART POSITIONS
4 (UK) / 34 (DE) / 14 (USA)

TRACKLISTINGS

7″ SINGLE:

ALL REGIONS

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MUTE85 & PMUTE85 (UK) / INT 111.869 (DE) / Sire 27738-7 (USA)
A – A Little Respect [3:31]
B – Like Zsa Zsa Zsa Gabor [4:00]

12″ SINGLES:

UK & GERMANY

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12MUTE85 (UK) / INT 126.894 (DE)
A Little Respect (Extended Mix) [6:35]
Like Zsa Zsa Zsa Gabor (Mark Freegard Mix) [4:50]
Love Is Colder Than Death [2:10]

UK & GERMANY

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L12MUTE85 (UK) / INT 126.895 (DE)
A Little Respect (Big Train Mix) [6:07]
Like Zsa Zsa Zsa Gabor (Rico Conning Mix) [6:05]
Love Is Colder Than Death [2:10]

USA

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Sire 21059-0 (USA)
A Little Respect (12″ Vocal) [6:27]
A Little Respect (12″ House Mix) [6:42]
A Little Respect (Extended Mix) [6:35]
A Little Respect (Big Train Mix) [6:07]
Like Zsa Zsa Zsa Gabor (Rico Conning Mix) [6:05]

CASSETTE SINGLE:

USA

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Sire 927738-4 (USA)
A Little Respect [3:31]
Like Zsa Zsa Zsa Gabor [4:00]

CD SINGLE:

UK & GERMANY

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CDMUTE74 (UK) & INT 826.878 (DE)
A Little Respect [3:31]
A Little Respect (Extended Mix) [6:35]
Like Zsa Zsa Zsa Gabor (Rico Conning Mix) [6:05]
Love Is Colder Than Death [2:10]


VIDEO

Directed by Peter Christopherson for Aubrey Powell Productions.

NOTES
The 7″ Vinyl edition was released in a special envelope, containing the normal 7″ Vinyl plus promotional postcards for ‘A Little Respect’, ‘Ship Of Fools’ and ‘Chains Of Love’ (PMUTE85).

CREDITS
Written by Clarke/Bell.

Published by Musical Moments Ltd/Minotaur Music Ltd/Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Ltd.

‘The Good, The Bad And The Ugly’ written by Morricone and published by SBK United Partnership Ltd.

Produced by Stephen Hague.

Engineered by: Bob Kraushaar.

Recorded at Blackwing Studios and Swanyard Studios.

‘Like Zsa Zsa Zsa Gabor’ and ‘Love Is Colder Than Death’ recorded at D & D Recording. Produced by Erasure and engineered by Mike Rogers.

‘A Little Respect (Extended Mix)’ mixed by Mark Saunders.

‘Like Zsa Zsa Zsa Gabor (Rico Conning Mix)’ mixed by Rico Conning.

‘Like Zsa Zsa Zsa Gabor (Mark Freegard Mix)’ mixed by Mark Freegard.

‘A Little Respect (Big Train Mix)’ mixed by Phil Legg.


Design by Paul Khera and Slim Smith.

LYRICS

A LITTLE RESPECT

I try to discover a little something to make me sweeter
Oh baby refrain from breaking my heart

I’m so in love with you
I’ll be forever blue
That you gimme no reason why you make me work so hard

That you gimme no
That you gimme no
That you gimme no
That you gimme no

Soul, I hear you calling
Oh baby please
Give a little respect to me

And if I should falter would you open your arms to me?
We can make love not war and live at peace with our hearts

I’m so in love with you
I’ll be forever blue
What religion or reason could drive a man to forsake his lover?

Don’t you tell me no
Don’t you tell me no
Don’t you tell me no
Don’t you tell me no

Soul, I hear you calling
Oh baby please
Give a little respect to me

I’m so in love with you
I’ll be forever blue
That you gimme no reason, you know you make me work so hard

That you gimme no
That you gimme no
That you gimme no
That you gimme no

Soul, I hear you calling
Oh baby please (give a little respect)
Give a little respect to me

Soul, I hear you calling
Oh baby please (give a little respect)
Give a little respect to me

LIKE ZSA ZSA GABOR

She wanted to be the hostess of the Big Game Show
Like Loni Anderson
She wanted to be seen on Spectravision
She told her friends that one day
She would be the movie queen
Like Krystle Carrington
Pay her weekly visit
To the top beauticians

Soul corruption, self destruction
(Are you prepared to fight?)
You can make a lotta money
Take a little bit, take a little bit, run
New sensation, Cecil B. DeMille creation
You can make a lotta money
Take a little bit, take a little bit, run

She wanted to marry a big movie star
Like Omar Sharif
Her walk-on part
In the b-movie was a big success
She did a voiceover selling Hershey bars
Just like Betty White
But for now she is a temporary waitress

Soul corruption, self destruction
(Are you prepared to fight?)
You can make a lotta money
Take a little bit, take a little bit, run
New sensation, Cecil B. DeMille creation
You can make a lotta money
Take a little bit, take a little bit, run

All the way to Hollywood
All the way to Hollywood
All the way to Hollywood
All the way to Hollywood

She told her friends that
One day she would be the movie queen
Like Zsa Zsa Zsa Gabor
But for now she is a waitress in a cocktail bar

Soul corruption, self destruction
(Are you prepared to fight?)
You can make a lotta money
Take a little bit, take a little bit, run
New sensation, Cecil B. DeMille creation
You can make a lotta money
Take a little bit, take a little bit, run

Soul corrupt, self destruct
Soul corrupt, self destruct

All the way to Hollywood
All the way to Hollywood
All the way to Hollywood
All the way to Hollywood

Are you prepared to fight?

She wanted to marry a big movie star
Like Omar Sharif

Soul corrupt, self destruct
Are you prepared to fight
You can make a lotta money
Take a little bit, take a little bit, run
Soul corrupt, self destruct
You can make a lotta money
Take a little bit, take a little bit, run

LOVE IS COLDER THAN DEATH

Love is colder than death they say
To warm your heart to the bone
Hold me closer, don’t dare to speak
Because soon my love I’ll be gone
Cherish the moment with me
Love for all, love for all, all eternity

Golden dance with the moon tonight
The starlight to serenade you
Venus the goddess of love
Love for all, love for all, all eternity
Love for all, love for all, all eternity