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Commercial Single is a 7" single by The Residents, released by PRE Records in October 1980.

The single features two songs, "Shut Up Shut Up" and "And I Was Alone", which had been written and recorded for Commercial Album but left out of the final track listing.


Commercial Single was released in the UK and France by The Residents' European distributor PRE Records to promote the release of Commercial Album in 1980.

As well as six tracks from the album, it also includes "Shut Up Shut Up" and "And I Was Alone", which were not included on Commercial Album as The Residents deemed them to be "too trendy".

These two tracks were also included on a limited edition 7" titled Commercial Single Two, included with early Celluloid copies of Commercial Album in 1980. - however some copies also seem to have been sold separately from the album at the time.

Both tracks have since been re-issued on later CD versions of Commercial Album, in addition to other contemporary bonus tracks. Music videos for the tracks also featured in the 2004 DVD release Commercial DVD.

Track listing

All tracks composed by The Residents.

Side One (4:00)

  1. Amber (1:00)
  2. Red Rider (1:00)
  3. Picnic Boy (1:00)
  4. Shut Up Shut Up (1:00)

Side Two (4:00)

  1. When We Were Young (1:00)
  2. Phantom (1:00)
  3. Moisture (1:00)
  4. And I Was Alone (1:00)

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