Not had an album for a while, and what an album this is….
Cutting edge stuff from December 1981 from artists who were on Virgin Records.
They’ll all here , kicking off with an early version of “Groove Thang,” from the cassette “Music For Stowaways” by B.E.F. they probably felt bad including 2 tracks by the same band on a compilation.
The 7″ version of “Love Song” just shows how synth Simple Minds were. A great mix of guitar and electronics.
Some late Magazine is next from the album, ‘Magic, Murder and the Weather’. Mutant funk at it’s finest.
Japan have the 12″ version of “The Art Of Parties” with that mesmeric rhythm section and the extended ending.
Finally it is the fabled Human League “Do Or Die” exclusive Dub mix that most people would like to listen to. Not too far removed from the “Dare” version with the vocals removed until the breakdown then, oh indeed, it’s so dub reggae and then some!! Rushent at his very best.
Virgin – OVED 5
|A4||Fingerprintz||The Beat Escape||3:40|
|A5||Heaven 17||Soul Warfare||4:57|
|B1||Simple Minds||Love Song||3:54|
|B2||Magazine||The Great Man’s Secrets||4:56|
|B3||Japan||The Art Of Parties||6:41|
|B4||The Human League||Do Or Die Dub (Special Edit)||6:20|