Red Box ‎– For America / Lean On Me (Ah-Li-Ayo) (10″ + 7″Disc)

I always think of Red Box to be out of the same stable as Blancmange, a more exotic filly. Here you get a 2 for 1 with the inclusion of “Lean On Me” Instantly catchy and of its time, this is your more organic synthpop. The mix was done by Phil Harding over the warm production of Dave Motion, Chris Hughes and Ross Cullum with Dave Bascombe engineering – all well respected studio bods of their time. A fun cover version from the musical “Hair” and a weird semi-instrumental “R’n A”. My favourite is the unusual synthpop of “Stinging Bee.”


Oh and another hit by them. Chenko is over here

Sire ‎– YZ 84 SFredboxfrontcov

A For America (Boys Own Mix)
B1 Ain’t Got No..I Got Life (From The Musical HAIR)
B2 R’n A
C Lean On Me (Ah-Li-Ayo)
D Stinging Bee

12 responses

  1. Found 2 12ers by these guys about a month ago, send over soon!

    1. Didn’t know about that one. I’ll put it on my list 🙂

  2. The only Go West Mixes I have are the Call Me 12’’ Indiscrimate Mix, We Close Our Eyes (Complete Underhang Mix), & The 12’’ Of Mixes for Don’t Look Down (The Sequel) (Dance Version, Dub Version, & 7” version). Plus A 12’’ Of We Close Our Eyes (Total Overhang Club Mix) & LP Version – No Dub!!

  3. So I hope I’m not completely off here, but I seem to remember a discussion about all the We Close Our Eyes mixes from somewhere, that the ones on that AUS 12″ were actually (A1) the Total Overhang (aka. Complete Underhang) mix and (B1, the dub mix) the Total Overhang CLUB mix… And that no dub mix actually exists. But again, I’m not sure about this, just maybe don’t spend too much hunting down that AUS 12″ for the dub…

  4. Still love Lean On Me

  5. very good but offline

    1. There you go ! 🙂

  6. Super! Thx for sharing

  7. Please re-up

  8. Thanks but ‘Chenko’ is down!

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