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Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad (1992)

Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad.

  • UK Release Date - 31st August 1992.
  • US Release Date - 4th August 1992.
  • Format - 7/12 Inch/CD/CASS.
  • Producer - Mike Shipley/Def Leppard.
  • Tracks 02/03/04 - Live acoustic songs recorded with Hothouse Flowers members.
  • UK Record Label - Bludgeon Riffola/Phonogram.
  • US Record Label - Mercury.
  • Special Formats - Picture Disc CD Single - part three of 'Let's Get Rocked' boxed set.
  • Special Formats - Numbered Limited Edition 12 Inch Picture Disc.
  • Special Formats - US Picture Disc Gatefold Card Sleeve Promo CD.
  • Special Formats - French Limited Edition three-pack 7 Inch Coloured Vinyl/T-Shirt set (Blue/Red/Yellow).
  • UK Chart - 16 (26th September 1992/5 weeks on chart)
  • US Chart - 12 (31st October 1992/20 weeks on chart)

Single Notes By dltourhistory

The third single from 'Adrenalize' was released in August 1992. 'Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad' was the first ballad released from the album and another major hit. It reached number 16 on the UK Top 40 chart and 12 on the US Billboard chart. The band later said it was the biggest selling US single in their career.

The UK single saw the third disc of the CD Single box set and another 12" picture disc this time with Vivian on the back. Three acoustic songs recorded with the Hothouse Flowers were also included featuring a new song by Joe.

The French release had a unique limited edition set of three coloured vinyl singles in transparent picture sleeves and matching t-shirts. An edit version appears on some of the promo singles.

CD Single Band Message

"Here's our 3rd single from Adrenalize - 'Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad'. We've searched far and wide for the appropriate performances to go along with it and we came across these recordings by a group known only as 'The Acoustic Hippies From Hell'. In a raging 3 hour late night session, the Hippies (comprised of various Defs and 3 Hothouse Flowers) knocked off versions of a track Joe had lying around, 'From The Inside' as well as the Stones' 'You Can't Always Get What You Want' and Hendrix's 'Little Wing'. So lay back and let your mind do the rest."

US 'From The Inside' Promo CD Single Message

"Recorded during a three-song late night jamming session with three Hothouse Flowers. This song originally surfaced on a British TV series called "Friday At The Dome" when Joe was asked to perform with an artist from a different music field. Liam O Maonlai was the chosen victim for the song which tackles addiction from the drugs' point of view. This version was recorded during the "Adrenalize" B-Side sessions."