Torch Song – 3 x 12’s

For fans of William Orbit, this was his first band and their album I posted a while back is over here.

Tattered Dress (US 12″)

The sultry downtempo groover, here in a slightly different edit (I’m assuming) to the album version. Quite hypnotic on the old headphones and superbly produced for 1984. The B-side is another of the more commercial tracks from the album, here in a slightly different longer edit.



I.R.S. Records ‎– SP 70978

A Tattered Dress 5:06
B Don’t Look Now 7:36

Prepare To Energize (US Promo 12″)

The debut release from 1983!!! Unbelievable production with an electro feel and some great Numan-style, glacial synths. The “Fong Test” almost sounds like it made last year. Added vocoded vocals from Laurie Meyer, cutting edge! (and appeared in the film “Bachelor Party”)


I.R.S. Records ‎– SP 70412


A Prepare To Energize 5:29
B Prepare To Energize (The Fong Test) (8 Track Version) 5:54

Don’t Look Now (US 12″)

Jumping to 1987 and a re-release of “Don’t Look Now” re-recorded at the newly built Guerilla Studios and here in the extended version with extra slap bass. Two bonus tracks are also here. A cover of the atmospheric Steve Winwood track, “Can’t Find My Way Home” remixed by Rico Conning and featuring some nice sampled guitar and more slap bass, pre-dating Trip Hop. The semi-instrumental “Mothdoom Ecstasy” gets an A star for inventiveness and showcases plenty of samples.


I.R.S. Records ‎– IRS-23745torch

A Don’t Look Now (Extended Mix) 6:30
B1 Can’t Find My Way Home (Extended Mix) 5:40
B2 Mothdoom Ecstasy 7:25

12 thoughts on “Torch Song – 3 x 12’s”

  1. repeating – i’d sell my grandma for wav copies of these torch song 12″s
    also would be happy to do any nec cleaning in izotope RX for you

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