1983 found China Crisis at the height of their popularity, using modern technology to shape their subtle sound. Eddie Lundon and Gary Daly had the backing of Virgin Records with the production of Mike Howlett (Flock Of Seagulls) The earlier stuff was very synthy and cutting edge. This was a quirky tribute to the Industrial Revolution and the exploitation of the working class, there is even a swear word in there! The “Mix” is an extended version with more of that lovely, rumbling, walking bassline sound (that Paul Young liked to use) The b-side comprises of 2 moody instrumentals, “Dockland” has a real haunting quality to it whilst the delayed, dream-like guitar on “Forever I and I” proves how good they were as musicians.
Virgin – VS620-12
|A1||Working With Fire And Steel|
|A2||Fire And Steel (Mix)|
|B2||Forever I And I|