The Human League – Love Is All That Matters (Extended Version) (12″)

It’s the festive season and time for the annual round of Human League concerts. Tapping into 80’s nostalgia and office parties these are quite grim affairs, Phil and the girls put on their Greatest Hits show fantastically, but for Purists of the band, the squeaky clean production and going through the motions performance is very production line. I’ve been to about three of these gigs and once you appreciate the clean, almost Kraftwerk-like sound, it seems to go into office party and parody mode…Shame.

This was from 1988 and sees the ill-advised collaboration with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis had run it’s course. It was originally on the “Crash” album, two years before and should have been the second single off the album instead of “I Need Your Loving”. It is a little bit bit cringe worthy as it desperately tries for the pop jugular but ends up biting its lip. Shades of Alexander O’ Neal’s “Criticize” and a huge bass synth line is a redeeming feature.

A massive bonus is the return of a Martin Rushent mix on the Dub version of the original B-side, “I Love You Too Much”; a return to normality and from the albums,  “Fascination.” and “Hysteria.” Love the Jo Callis disco bass-line and the vocoder, suitably given the Rushent production magic. Made my weekend!

http://www11.zippyshare.com/v/5pIR4VMg/file.html

Virgin ‎– VST 1025lovematters

A Love Is All That Matters (Extended Remix) 7:45
B1 I Love You Too Much (Dub) 5:54
B2 Love Is All That Matters (Edit) 4:06

 

 

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  1. I never knew about this one. Thanks

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