" I WENT OUT WALKING THROUGH STREETS PAVED WITH GOLD " 
I WILL FOLLOW

Vinyl UK

Vinyl US

Vinyl US (Poster)

Vinyl NZ
 Commercial Release October 1980 / March 1981
 Record Label CBS / Island Records
 Top Chart Position US: NA, Canada: NA, UK: NA
 Album Boy (1980)
 Promotional Releases Available
 TRACKLISTING (Click for Lyrics)
LINER NOTES
I Will Follow: Produced by Steve Lillywhite.
Boy / Girl: Recorded Live at the Marquee
Out of Control: Recorded live at The Paradise Theatre, Boston, March 6, 1981)  Recorded by Starfleet / Blair. Mixed by Robert L. DeMuth.
OTHER NOTES
I Will Follow was the second single released from the album Boy and has held it's place in history much better than the first single released, A Day Without Me.  I Will Follow continues to be a song played live on a regular basis including 2001's Elevation tour.

The single was initially released in Europe, and also became the first single released outside of Europe when it was released in 1981 in North America and Australasia.  These 1981 releases featured different artwork than the European single.  The North American version featured an alternate B-Side recorded in the United States shortly before the release date of the single.  Some of the copies in North America featured a fold out picture sleeve which looked different on the shelf and folder out into a 6 panel poster.

I Will Follow was also released as a live single on two occasions.  In 1982 it was released in the Netherlands.  In 1983 it was released to promote the live EP Under a Blood Red Sky in North America.  It has also appeared on Hasta La Vista Baby which was a fan club only CD documenting 1997's Popmart Tour.  In 2001 it was also released on several items: The Elevation Single / Sunday Times Promo CD as performed at Irving Plaza in New York in 2000.  It also appeared on the Best Buy Promo CD which featured the song recorded live in Boston during 2001's Elevation tour.

CATALOG INFORMATION
 7" VINYL:
Country: Ireland
Label: CBS Records
Catalog: CBS 9065
UPC: None
Package: Picture Sleeve
Track Listing:
I Will Follow / Boy - Girl (Live)
Further Information:
Released initially on black vinyl.  Other copies of the 7" are re-releases, released as part of the first singles pack, 4U2Play.
Other Images:

Country: Ireland
Label: CBS Records
Catalog: CBS 9065
UPC: None
Package: Picture Sleeve / Pack
Track Listing:
I Will Follow / Boy - Girl (Live)
Further Information:
In 1982 / 1983 CBS re-released the 7" Version of I Will Follow in a singles pack. These releases came with a red CBS label with the CBS in white print (seen above) or a yellow and red CBS sunburst label. It was released as part of the pack in black vinyl or one of a coloured vinyl - yellow, orange, white or brown.
Other Images:
CBS Sunrise Repress on Black Vinyl A Side / CBS Sunrise Repress on Black Vinyl B Side

Country: UK
Label: Island Records
Catalog: WIP 6656
UPC: None
Package: Picture Sleeve
Track Listing:
I Will Follow / Boy - Girl (Live)
Further Information:
Early pressings contained a punch out center (pictured above) in the vinyl. Later pressings contained just the small hole in the center of the vinyl instead.
Other Images:
UK B Side with Punch Out Center

Country: USA
Label: Island Records
Catalog: IS 49716
UPC: None
Package: Generic Island Sleeve
Track Listing:
I Will Follow / Out of Control (Live)
Further Information:
Featured the same track listings and labels as other Canadian / US pressings, but was released in a generic Island sleeve instead.
Other Images:

Country: USA
Label: Island Records
Catalog: IS 49716
UPC: None
Package: Picture Sleeve
Track Listing:
I Will Follow / Out of Control (Live)
Further Information:
Featured a different sleeve from the UK releases and was released in March of 1981. Two different labels are present on pressings of this single in the US.
Other Images:

Country: USA / Canada
Label: Island Records
Catalog: IS 49716
UPC: None
Package: 6 panel poster sleeve
Track Listing:
I Will Follow / Out of Control (Live)
Further Information:
Same as the above US release but featured a sleeve that folded out to form a poster. Was released in the US but also sold throughout Canada. The front and back as sold (above) are portions of the larger poster.
Other Images:
6 panel poster back / 6 panel poster front / B Side of Vinyl

Country: Canada
Label: Island Records
Catalog: IS 49716
UPC: None
Package: Picture Sleeve
Track Listing:
I Will Follow / Out of Control (Live)
Further Information:
Pressing by WEA Music, Canada - first Canadian release.
Other Images:
Canada B Side

Country: Australia
Label: Island / Festival Records
Catalog: K 8150
UPC: None
Package: Generic Festival Sleeve
Track Listing:
I Will Follow / Boy - Girl (Live)
Further Information:
Same track listing as the European releases, but without a picture sleeve.
Other Images:

Country: New Zealand
Label: Island / Festival Records
Catalog: K 8150
UPC: None
Package: Picture sleeve
Track Listing:
I Will Follow / Boy - Girl (Live)
Further Information:
Unique picture sleeve released only in New Zealand. Label different from that of the Australian release.
Other Images:
A Day Without Me (1980) Fire (1981)
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