Hunters and Collectors – True Tears of Joy

True Tears of Joy (cover)

True Tears of Joy (cover)

 

The Single

Released In: [Australia / NZ]

Release Date: November 1992.

Australian Chart Position: #14 (ARIA) / #13 (AMR).

Single Availability: Moderately rare.

Value: A$4-A$16.

B-side of the CD single is Another One Like You.

 

Original Version(s)

Version Length Source Availability
Studio [1] 4:33 Cut album. Extremely common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Studio [1] 4:32 Natural Selection / Greatest Hits album and video. Extremely common. Available new in CD, CD/DVD, DVD and digital form.
Studio [1] 4:32 Crucible album. Extremely common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Studio [1] 4:33 Australian True Tears Of Joy singles. Moderately rare. Not available new.
Studio [1] 4:33 UK Holy Grail single. Moderately rare. Not available new.
Studio [1] 4:33 Anthology album. Moderately common. Available new in digital form.
Studio [2] (demo) 3:40 25th Anniversary edition version of the Cut album. Moderately common. Available new in 2CD form.
Studio [2] (demo) 3:45 1991 04 Cut Demos Cassette. The Vault digital download at True Believers for 14 September 2014.
Live Acoustic [1] 3:43 25th Anniversary edition version of the Cut album. Moderately common. Available new in 2CD form.
Live Acoustic [1] 3:43 Australian Holy Grail single. Moderately rare. Not available new.
Live Acoustic [2] 4:12 Living In Large Rooms and Lounges album. Extremely common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Live Acoustic [3] 3:06 Mark Seymour Daytime and the Dark album. Moderately common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Live Acoustic [4] 3:45 Best of Acoustic video. Moderately common. Available new in DVD form.
Live [1] 4:27 Live Demons In Amsterdam EP. Moderately rare. Not available new.
Live [1] 4:28 Live Demons In Amsterdam EP. The Vault digital download at True Believers, 18 February 2013.
Live [2] 4:30 Under One Roof / Greatest Hits Live album and video. Extremely common. Available new in CD, DVD and digital form.
Live [3] 5:23 Live 2014 box set – Enmore 1 album. Extremely rare. Not available new.
Live [4] 4:39 Live 2014 digital album (2017 version). Moderately common. Available new in digital form.
Live [4] 4:39 Live 2014 box set – Palais 1 album. Extremely rare. Not available new.
Live [5] 4:09 From Bondi to Bedlam album and video. Moderately common. Available new in CD, DVD and digital form.
Live [6] 3:56 Mark Seymour Roll Back The Stone album. Moderately common. Available new in CD and digital form.

Recommended Version.

 

Cover Version(s)

Artist Version Length Source
Paul Kelly & Emma Donovan feat. Jimbalah Studio 3:56 Crucible album.

 

Commentary

Comments from the “Natural Selection” liner notes (by Mark Seymour):

She’s standing at the gate about to depart for Tokyo to pursue dubious employment. She doesn’t want to go, doesn’t know why she’s going, runs off… tears streaming down her face. Hardly joyous. That came later.

 

Lyrics

Come on confess with confusion… spread it around
They trickle down your cheek…tears fall like seed on barren ground
Your thoughts are scattered like paper everywhere
Tiny piece of laughter and despair

But you cry true tears of joy

Passion is your weakness but you feed it everyday
Like a moth to the naked flame… you just can’t keep away
You twist the truth and you turn the other cheek
But everybody knows it’s just salvation that you seek

And you cry true tears of joy
Yeh you cry true tears of joy… oh yeah, alright

It flickers on your face
I can see it in your eyes
I knew for you a moment
So don’t be so surprised

It’s only pleasure that you can’t resist
But say one word of truth and I’ll see you cry
True tears of joy

Yeah you cry true tears of joy
[repeat]