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

8 responses

  1. You are spoiling us! This alone is worth living for.

    1. DJ, you must have been similarly enthusiastic about this because the levels are off the charts 😉

  2. The album was very good so thank you for these little bonuses.

  3. ørbit is the man! as are you!

  4. Hi can you please repost the Can’t find my way home EP? link is dead….

    1. I’ve re-upped the 12″ your track was on, I think it’s “Don’t Look Now” 🙂

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