RELEASE DATE
26th February 1990 (Germany), 26th February 1990 (UK), 20th April 1990 (USA)

TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM
Wild!

CHART POSITIONS
3 (UK) / 13 (DE)

TRACKLISTINGS

7″ SINGLE:

UK & GERMANY

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MUTE109 (UK) / INT 111.878 (DE)
A – Blue Savannah (Single Mix) [4:20]
B – Runaround On The Underground [3:20]

12″ SINGLES:

UK & GERMANY

bluesavannah_12inch1

12MUTE109 (UK) / INT 126.928 (DE)
Blue Savannah (Mark Saunders Mix) [6:55]
Runaround On The Underground [3:25]
No G.D.M. [4:07]

UK & GERMANY

bluesavannah_12inch2

L12MUTE109 (UK) / INT 126.929 (DE)
Blue Savannah (Der Deutsche Mix II) [6:14]
No G.D.M. (Unfinished Mix) [4:24]
Runaround On The Underground (12″ Mix) [6:38]

UK ONLY

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XL12MUTE109 (UK)
Blue Savannah (Der Deutsche Mix II) [6:14]
Blue Savannah (Der Deutsche Mix I) [7:06]

USA

bluesavannah_12inch1

Sire 21428-0 (USA)
Blue Savannah (Der Deutsche Mix I) [7:06]
Blue Savannah (Der Deutsche Mix II) [6:14]
Runaround On The Underground (12″ Mix) [6:38]
Blue Savannah (Mark Saunders Mix) [6:55]
Supernature (William Orbit Remix) [6:59]
No G.D.M. (Zeuss B. Held Mix) [4:24]

CASSETTE SINGLES:

UK

bluesavannah_UKcassette

CMUTE109 (UK)
Blue Savannah (Single Mix) [4:20]
Runaround On The Underground [3:20]

USA

bluesavannah_UScassette1

Sire 922721-4 (USA)
Blue Savannah (7″ Edit) [3:45]
91 Steps [5:33]

USA

bluesavannah_UScassette2

Sire 21428-4 (USA)
Blue Savannah (Der Deutsche Mix I) [7:06]
Blue Savannah (Der Deutsche Mix II) [6:14]
Runaround On The Underground (12″ Mix) [6:38]
Blue Savannah (Mark Saunders Mix) [6:55]
Supernature (William Orbit Remix) [6:59]
No G.D.M. (Zeuss B. Held Mix) [4:24]

CD SINGLES:

UK & GERMANY

bluesavannah_CD1

CDMUTE109 (UK) & INT 826.928 (DE)
Blue Savannah (Mark Saunders Mix) [6:55]
Runaround On The Underground [3:20]
No G.D.M. [4:07]

UK & GERMANY

bluesavannah_CD2

LCDMUTE109 (UK) & INT 826.929 (DE)
Blue Savannah (Der Deutsche Mix I) [7:06]
Blue Savannah (Der Deutsche Mix II) [6:14]
Runaround On The Underground (12″ Mix) [6:38]

USA

bluesavannah_CD1

Sire 21428-2 (USA)
Blue Savannah (Single Version) [3:51]
Blue Savannah (Der Deutsche Mix I) [7:06]
Blue Savannah (Der Deutsche Mix II) [6:14]
Runaround On The Underground (12″ Mix) [6:38]
Blue Savannah (Mark Saunders Mix) [6:55]
Supernature (William Orbit Remix) [6:59]
No G.D.M. (Zeuss B. Held Mix) [4:24]


VIDEO

Directed by Kevin Godley for Media Lab.

NOTES
The second Limited Edition 12″ (L12MUTE109) was released in a numbered white envelope. The XL12″ (XL12MUTE109) was also bundled with early editions of the Wild! LP.

CREDITS
Written by Clarke/Bell.

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

‘No G.D.M.’ written by Kikoine, published by Troja Music.

Produced by Gareth Jones, Mark Saunders and Erasure.

Recorded at Swing and Church Studios.

‘Runaround On The Underground’ and ‘No G.D.M.’ produced by Erasure.

Recorded by Gareth Jones and Mark Saunders.

Engineered by Wendy.

‘Blue Savannah (Mark Saunders Mix)’ mixed by Mark Saunders.

‘Runaround On The Underground’ and ‘No G.D.M.’ mixed by Mark Saunders.

‘Blue Savannah (Der Deutsche Mix I)’ mixed by Gareth Jones and Fischerman’s Friend.

‘Blue Savannah (Der Deutsche Mix II)’ mixed by Gareth Jones and Fischerman’s Friend.

‘Runaround On The Underground (12″ Mix)’ mixed by Mark Saunders.

‘No G.D.M. (Unfinished Mix)’ mixed by Zeus B Held.


Design by Me Company.

BLUE SAVANNAH

Blue savannah song
Oh, blue savannah song

Somewhere ‘cross the desert
Some time in the early hours
In a restless world
On the open highway

My home is where the heart is
Sweet to surrender to you only
I send my love to you

Blue savannah song
Oh, blue savannah song

Racing ‘cross the desert
At a hundred miles an hour
To the orange side
Through the clouds and thunder

My home is where the heart is
Sweet to surrender to you only
I send my love to you

Well I’m on my way back and your love will bring me home (say that your love will bring me home)
I’m travelling fast and your love will bring me home (say your love will bring me home)
Will I discover that your love will bring me home? (dream away darlin’)
Will I discover that your love will bring me home? (yeah)

Somewhere ‘cross the desert
Some time in the early hours
To the orange side
Through the clouds and thunder

My home is where the heart is
Sweet to surrender to you only
I send my love to you

Home is where the heart is
Sweet to surrender to you only (sweet to surrender)
I send my love to you

Ooh, savannah song (sweet to surrender)
To you only
I send my love to you

Ooh, savannah song
To you only
To you only

RUNAROUND ON THE UNDERGROUND

I’m waiting at the bus stop for a double-decker ride
Supermarket checkout boy finds his way inside
A shady looking character, his beady eyes on me
I slip into a window seat, and then pretend to read

It’s a wild, it’s a wild, wild, wild world
The hardest thing is holding on
Holding on and take the strain

They’re coming at me at angles that I never knew existed
And they ain’t gonna get me
I’m building up my colours of resistance
It’s a runaround on the underground

A cybernetic shopper with a slight sadistic grin
Pulls a zipper on her sleeping bag; shuts herself within
A triple quilted chrysalis waiting for the sales
A bargain basement butterfly going off the rails

It’s a wild, it’s a wild, wild, wild world
The hardest thing is holding on
Holding on and take the strain

They’re coming at me at angles that I never knew existed
They ain’t gonna get me
I’m building up my colours of resistance
It’s a runaround on the underground

It’s a wild, it’s a wild, wild, wild world
The hardest thing is holding on
Holding on and take the strain
Take the strain

They’re coming at me at angles that I never knew existed
They ain’t gonna get me
I’m building up my colours of resistance
(The hardest thing is holding on)
(Holding on and take the strain)

They’re coming at me at angles that I never knew existed
But they ain’t gonna get me
I’m building up my colours of resistance
(The hardest thing is holding on)
(Holding on and take the strain)

NO G.D.M.

Wanna be a great dark man
Being but a lesbian
You are perfect, you are sheer
If you are a red-haired queer

That’s life, one dice
C’est la vie, ma cherie
But it really doesn’t matter

No G.D.M., no great dark man
No G.D.M., no great dark man

There won’t be a great dark man
If I am a red-haired queer
You are perfect, you are sheer
If you are a red-haired queer

C’est la vie, pale sniff
C’est la vie, ma cherie
But it really doesn’t matter

Yellow teeth between pink lips
Eye-line shadow with a crazy look
Jewel behind the lobe of ear
Rouge on my face hides my beard
Long violet fingernails
I adore those magic tails

I don’t mind, I don’t mind
No G.D.M., no great dark man
No G.D.M., no great dark man

SUPERNATURE

Once upon a time
Science opened up the door
We would feed the hungry fields
Til they couldn’t eat no more

But the potions that we made
Touched the creatures down below
And they grew up in a way
That we’d never seen before

Supernature, supernature
Supernature, supernature

They were angry with the man
Cause changed their way of life
And they take their sweet revenge
As they trample through the night

For hundred miles or more
You could hear the people cry
But there is nothing you can do
Even God is on their side

(God is on, God is on, God is on their side)

Supernature, supernature
Supernature, supernature

Cars will break the light
Come flowing in the air
The creature will decide
Who goes where

How can I explain
Things are different today
Darkness all around
No one makes a sound
Such a sad affair
No one seems to care

Supernature, supernature
Supernature, supernature

Better watch out
There’s no way to stop it now
You can’t escape
It’s too late
Look what you’ve done
There’s no place that you can run
The monsters made
We must pray

Maybe nature has a plan
To control the ways of man
He must start from scratch again
Many battles must he win

Til he earns his place on earth
Like the other creatures do
Will there be a happy end
Now that all depends on you

Supernature, supernature
Supernature, supernature
Supernature, supernature
Supernature, supernature