WILD FLOWER

Released: 20th April 1987
Recorded: Electric Ladyland Studios, NYC. November and December 1986
Producer: Rick Rubin
Label: Beggars Banquet, Sire

Additional tracks:

*The Manor, Oxfordshire sessions, Summer '86
**recorded at the Brixton Academy, London, 31 March 1987

This song finds Ian Astbury adopting his rock star alter ego of Wolfchild, indulging in hard liquor, powder-format drugs and fast women. "It was my persona for when I'd stepped over the line of making sensible choices," he explained to Mojo magazine in 2016.

Wild Flower, 7", CAN, SOV2397, plain sleeve
Wild Flower, 7", UK, BEG 195, w/ press release
Wild Flower, 7", UK, BEG 195, white label promo
Wild Flower, 7", UK, BEG 195D, double pack
Wild Flower, 7", UK, BEG 195P, picture disc
Wild Flower, 7", USA, 7-28213, plain sleeve, w/ jukebox title strips
Wild Flower, 7", USA, 7-28213, promo, double A-side, plain sleeve
Wild Flower, 7", USA, 9 28213 7, poster bag
Wild Flower, FLEX, UK, RM Flexidisc3, previously unreleased mix + interview 
Wild Flower, FLEX, UK, RM Flexidisc3, previously unreleased mix + interview (w/ Record Mirror Magazine)
Wild Flower/Born To Be Wild, 7", S-AFR, PRO-VS96, promo, plain sleeve

Wild Flower, 12", AUS, VOZ195T, special ltd edition Australian Tour EP, green/red labels
Wild Flower, 12", AUS, VOZ195T, red 'EMI' record company sleeve, grey/blue labels
Wild Flower, 12", CAN, CULT3, double pack w/ 2 posters of Billy and Jamie
Wild Flower, 12", CAN, CULT3, double pack w/ 2 posters of Billy and Jamie (sealed)
Wild Flower, 12", CAN, DJV 241, promo, plain sleeve
Wild Flower, 12", GER, 609 953
Wild Flower, 12", UK, BEG 195T
Wild Flower, 12", UK, BEG 195T, white label promo, with press release sheet and promo flat
Wild Flower, 12", UK, BEG 195TR, Extended Rock Mix
Wild Flower, 12", UK, BEG 195TR, Extended Rock Mix, white label promo
Wild Flower, 12", USA, 207 43
Wild Flower, 12", USA, 207 43, stamped sleeve in gold ´Lent for promotional use only …´
Wild Flower, 12", USA, PRO-A-2775, plain sleeve
Wild Flower, 12" ACETATES, USA, 06/26/87, double pack single sided acetates - Sterling Sound NY  (remix-dub-lp version)

WILD FLOWER US ACETATE 
* double pack of single-sided US acetates

Wild Flower, CDS, CAN, BEG 195CD
Wild Flower, CDS, AUS, VOZCD195T
Wild Flower, CDS, USA, VOZCD195T, mastered by Disctronics USA

Wild Flower, TAPE, CAN, CULTC3, extended play cassette
Wild Flower, TAPE, UK, BEG195C
Wild Flower, VID, UK, 1-track promo video on Island Rec

 
*Australian chart sheets

UK PRESS RELEASE SHEET WILD FLOWER 12"