Buried in the latest newsletter from Astralwerks was this...
HUMAN LEAGUE CLASSICS!
The groundbreaking first albums from the Human League have been reissued. "Reproduction," "Travelogue" and "Dare" have all been digitally remastered and include no fewer than 7 bonus tracks each! On their third album, Dare!, the Human League hit pay dirt. Perfectly fusing electronic music with infectiously catchy songwriting,"Dare" is one of the best selling electronic albums ever. Unlike other albums made at the time, it still sounds fresh and innovative. The entire "Love and Dancing" album (one of the earliest example of a remix album, featuring instrumental and dance mixes from "Dare," as well as the track "Hard Times") is included as bonus material.
Gee, I kind of need to go buy these as soon as possible. Sure, they make lots of my old EPs obsolete but I'm cool with that, since they kinda SOUND like 20+ year old 45s...
Reproduction (1979) + 8 bonus tracks 1. Almost Medieval 2. Circus Of Death 3. Path Of Least Resistance, The 4. Blind Youth 5. Word Before Last, The 6. Empire State Human 7. My Morale.... 8. You've Lost That Loving Feeling 9. Austerity / Girl One 10. Zero As A Limit
11. Introducing 12. The Dignity Of Labour (Part 1) 13. The Dignity Of Labour (Part 2) 14. The Dignity Of Labour (Part 3) 15. The Dignity Of Labour (Part 4) 16. Flexi Disc 17. Being Boiled - (Fast Product version) 18. Circus Of Death - (Fast Product version)
Travelogue (1980) + 7 bonus tracks
1. Black Hit Of Space 2. Only After Dark 3. Life Kills 4. Dreams Of Leaving 5. Toyota City 6. Crow And A Baby 7. The Touchables 8. Gordon's Gin 9. Being Boiled 10. WXJL Tonight
11. Marianne 12. Dance Vision 13. Rock'N'Roll Part Two / Night Clubbing 14. Tom Baker 15. Boys And Girls 16. I Don't Depend On You 17. Cruel
Dare (1981) + Love and Dancing ("League Unlimited Orchestra" - 1981)
1. The Things That Dreams Are Made Of 2. Open Your Heart 3. The Sound Of The Crowd 4. Darkness 5. Do Or Die 6. Get Carter 7. I Am The Law 8. Seconds 9. Love Action (I Believe In Love) 10. Don't You Want Me 11. Hard Times
12. Love Action (I Believe In Love) 13. Don't You Want Me 14. The Things That Dreams Are Made Of 15. Do Or Die 16. Seconds 17. Open Your Heart 18. The Sound Of The Crowd
According to MSN (music.msn.com), Mary Travers passed away yesterday. As a kid, I remember my parents playing Peter, Paul, and Mary records an awful lot even though they disagreed with their politics because of the musicianship.