Great to see You Remind Me Of Gold included. Wind of Change 7. No ‘The Black Hit of Space’? Your email address will not be published. This months interview is with Dave Clayton, one third of the talented production team TOY that so magically produced The Human League's last studio album "Secrets" back in 2001. Wot? 6. 7. non essential compilation due to the scores of Human League compilations and a few non essential tracks. Human Obviously a lot of dedicated fans asking why we need another compilation. 11 – These Are The Days (Demo) Try it free. Boys and Girls, I don’t depend on you, Marianne, Rock & Roll etc are all on the 2012 CD release of Travelogue too. I’m sure I heard they had no interest in reissuing the other albums, aside from “Dare”. I definitely got some great deals (thank you Paul) but also regrettably some big losses. I agree with the people who said that this compilation is a waste of time (again). What I’d like would be a decent chronological set, with all the proper single versions and b-sides in order. How about a vinyl version with highlights? Released 16 October 1981 on Virgin (catalog no. I thought they were amazing, and while there hasn’t been any new albums of late, I’m impressed with their hard work in terms of staying on the road and playing live – they’ve not stopped! Let’s not forget, that expensive box set chose an instrumental of Sound Of The Crowd for no obvious reason. 9. 11. Complicated. Most of them I got for great deals, including the Dare/Fascination release: $9.27 + $3 shipping in 2013 from a market seller on Amazon. I love a cheap compilation as well as expansive and expensive super deluxe editions. 7. Shameless. 14. Marianne Find information on all of The Human League’s upcoming concerts, tour dates and ticket information for 2021-2022. The Fascination tracks were released on CD (along with Dare) in 2012. https://www.discogs.com/Human-League-Hysteria/release/11160053, Neil Young and Crazy Horse / Way Down in the Rust Bucket, Sting offers a digital-only expanded edition of The Soul Cages, Craft Recordings launch audiophile vinyl series with John Coltrane’s Lush Life, Lana Del Rey / Chemtrails Over The Country Club, The Black Crowes / Shake Your Money Maker 30th anniversary reissue, PJ Harvey / Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea reissued, Luke Haines / Setting the Dogs on the Post Punk Postman. 11. Look at how many Elton John compilations for example. While UK new wavers like The Human League and XTC began remixing their own albums in a dub style, most western remix albums by ’80s pop and new wave acts were compilations of 12″ single remixes and extended edits. Electronic band from Sheffield, England. 21 – Stay With Me Tonight (Single Version) Where and when were they first released etc… Otherwise I can also download them somewhere. The works and this is a way to tie into that project, or perhaps the person who put this together was not born when they were more than a 3 piece. bought that special release for about 8 Euro from jpc.de when they had it on sale in October 2013 ;-)). Another Human League comp that doesn’t include “Seconds”. Glad I didn’t succumb to their way-overpriced last package, Anthology – A Very British Synthesizer! Worth it though. all the edits, extendeds, mixes and b-sides wrapped up in original artwork. Time passes for everyone. 3. There is nothing wrong with the picture, they all look great. And especially when I am not so familiar with the artist, I also need information about the context of the tracks – where do they come from? Holiday '20 by Parralox, released 18 December 2020 1. Great to see Boys and Girls here, but where are the songs from Octopus, and Secrets? I agree, somehow these versions will not be released onto CD…I guess the original mastertapes are lost…. 11. 1988 Human League Greatest Hits: VHS/LD: Tie-in with 1988 Greatest Hits, containing videos for all tracks on that album except "Being Boiled" and "Love Is All That Matters", plus "Circus of Death". hint hint. Together In Electric Dreams (by Phil Oakey & Giorgio Moroder) 10 – Tell Me When (Demo) It’s fun (or not) to go into your Amazon order history and look at all the cd’s and box sets you bought over the years, what you paid at the time and how much they are now!! I’ve only ever seen Good Times compiled once and that’s on an obscure Brazil only Moroder compilation…it’s a fantastic dance song with a great remix. 07 – John Cleese; Is He Funny 3 of them extended versions. As for the other tracks – time to explore the catalogue, cheaply. The forthcoming album is the first of four releases from BMTH’s new musical anthology POST HUMAN.As well, SURVIVAL HORROR is packed with some exciting new … Boys And Girls Mirror Man Thanks once again Paul. Saw them at a local Tribal Casino (Sycuan) in San Diego County a couple of years ago – they were terrific but the audience looked very old with many being fat and ugly, me included :-). Great to see they have Rock’nRoll on there. Who approves these things? There’s not much going on in between any longer – individual album remasters are much less common, for example. I’m not a casual fan or casual listener but an true fan of the band and compelled to buy this compilation, why? What a disappointing release for real fans but a bargain for music lovers new to the Human League….. If you “discover” a group with a history you have heard a few singles but that is all- say Madness would a compilation like this be your first purchase, or all of the entire catalogue? Is that the Goodbye Bad Times remix that isn’t a Human League track? With only 12-15 tracks on each disc, I’m guessing the audio could have fitted onto two CDs but has been spread over three to make it look more consequent. I found a brand new copy of this in a local record shop last year and took perverse pleasure in telling the owner it was probably worth 3 times what he was asking for it. Your email address will not be published. It has some great 12inch mixes on it too. Bloody awful front cover photo. Not the alternative version that appeared on Australian releases of “Travelogue”, sadly – but still a great track! Fascination! Down to 4.99 pre order! 8. This collection includes all of the band’s top 20 singles during this time, including ‘Don’t You Want Me’, ‘(Keep Feeling Fascination)’, ‘Love Action (I Believe In Love)’ and ‘The Lebanon’ and also features Phil Oakey’s solo single ‘Together in Electric Dreams.’. But Dare, the album he made with the ruins of a broken band, was a paradigm shift: It signified the end of something old—the original Human League—and the beginning of something new… Constantly seeing what is NOT on releases instead of what IS ;-). The Snake The Human League have added a Bath show to their winter tour plans. My God, what a waste!!!! Owned by a different label – this is a budget compilation, so they’re not going to pay third parties to license tracks. We’re now in a very different place generally, with really basic sets around a fiver or huge multi disc box sets for around £100. Check out Human League on Amazon Music. Tracks seems excessive.I do prefer the Orbit mix of STAG,but the single Mix of HLAW is far superior.Its such a shame the bands back catalogue is so undervalued.At this point I can’t see any of their albums getting reissued properly,no doubt a 40th anniversary edition of Dare next year though. I haven’t heard this compilation yet but the version of I Love You Too Much is more than likely the Hysteria album version. Not that it really matters, they still look amazing live and more importantly sound great still. Heart Like A Wheel (William Orbit Remix) Greatest Hits, A Very British Synthesizer Group, All The Best, Sight & Sound, Don’t You Want Me (The Collection), The Very Best of The Human League…. Prices on Amazon for this are pretty isane now but on Discogs prices are a bit more moderate, although not cheap. I picked this up for £5 in Sainsbury’s, not a massive fan of HL, only have the Dare/Fascination collection. Can’t complain for the price.Its a really haphazard collection though.Tracks flung all over the place from all era’s.7 Romantic? Any collection that contains You remind me of Gold has to be good. I’m Coming Back Not all artists can get into a ‘album a year’ writing rhythm… The Human League is not due to play near your location currently - but they are scheduled to play 25 concerts across 6 … Blind Youth Another bargain i can’t refuse!! 16 – John Cleese- Is He Funny (Demo) "Reproduction" is the debut album released by British synthpop band "The Human League".The album was released in October 1979, through Virgin Records Ltd. "Reproduction" contains nine tracks of electronic music/synthpop and was recorded during six weeks at The Human League's studio in Sheffield. 2. 13. And once hooked in, those new fans chance search out other stuff like Seconds. On the other hand, I find my iPhone connects to Sync and plays music that I can’t even hear, which is annoying. Home 6. It’s the collections put together with thought – and a track order that makes sense – that I will really go back and listen to. The mastering seems quite bright/harsh though, but it’s still very listenable and pretty definitive of the Virgin years. I know petty. I like the cover, distinctive and contemporary. That’s fine Klaus, us collectors should be able to brag a little like that, after all, part of the fun of collecting is getting it for the absolute cheapest price. And Oakey & Moroder stuff really doesn’t belong on a Human League compilation, even if the band always play Together In Electric Dreams. I’ll stick with ‘Gold’ for budget compilations. Originally a minimal Post-Punk synthesiser-based group from Sheffield, UK, they became one of the most successful New Wave acts of the 80s. 2 versions of I love you too much. Grow up. Same old, same old! Why this rare mix hasn’t been included anywhere since (even if mastered sympathetically from vinyl) is a bit of a mystery. For the box I was patient and took advantage of a deep sale for around £30 from Amazon.de + shipping to CA for approx £35.50 total which was very reasonable versus the £80 full price. Well done. Or is that the mysterious missing track 8 on CD2?? Definitely nothing new here. Couple that with 2005’s “Original Remixes & Rarities” CD, and it was a great few years for Human League fans. I feel a coloured vinyl box set and cd box set coming on …. @colinthebruce – ha ha, me too (Kate Bush, not so much Abba), so I feel your pain. !Are we looking at the same picture?I’drather that picture than yet another 81/82 picture. It is WAY Overdue for them to actually release something new and I just can’t see why they don’t. I agree with most that it is probably unecessary. :). But was interested in acquiring the Travelogue/Reproduction stuff on Disc3 which I’m really enjoying. There are still a few which are vinyl only…. And yes it’s cheap but it has plenty of content, what’s the problem? so many people moaning about what’s NOT on it, it’s a budget collection, simple as that, Why do we need millions of “budget collections”? Rant over. ... summing up the new album’s lyrical vibe: “Yeah.” ... upper-crusty adolescence listening to the Cars and the Human League. Why not have a shot from their glory days instead of this atrocity where everyone looks fat, old and falling to pieces. If I wanted a karaoke Human League track, I’d ask for it at karaoke night down the pub (….when pubs were open!). 7. You can buy Album The Essential Human League CD2 2020 - The Human League. album, then couple of months later picked up Canadian import Fascination ep. The Path Of Least Resistance Check his very enthusiastic answers by clicking on image. THE HUMAN LEAGUE – Announce reissue of their seventh studio album ‘Octopus’. Pioneers in the UK's new wave movement, The Human League were formed in 1977 by synth duo Martyn Ware and Ian Marsh. Next. The Things That Dreams Are Made Of 1st time I heard it was on Hysteria! Update, it’s now £4.99! Kiss The Future Pretty good set. What kind of compilation do we need? Universal at least got those right. Can you believe that was once a b side? Size: 244 Mb, Tracklist: singles "(Keep Feeling) Fascination" (in two versions) and "Mirror Man." Contains a lot of 12-inch version from that era as well. Love Action (I Believe In Love) 4. ;-), Oh, and not that i want to brag about it but i I’m partial to a little HL. 08 – Never Again Wow! I’ve heard Human and Love Is All That Matters. https://amzn.to/2W6EOMY. 03 – One Man In My Heart With 41 tracks across the three discs, there’s time and space to explore more than just ‘the hits’ and Essential delves back to tracks like ‘Being Boiled’ and ‘I Don’t Depend On You’ (released under the pseudonym The Men in early 1979) and to early outings such as ‘Empire State Human’ (from debut album Reproduction) and the Mick Ronson cover ‘Only After Dark’ (from 1980’s Travelogue). Tracklist: 01 – Tell Me When 02 – These Are The Days 03 – One Man In My Heart 04 – Words 05 – Filling Up With Heaven 06 – Housefull Of Nothing 07 – John Cleese; Is He Funny 08 – Never Again 09 – Cruel Young Lover 10 – Tell Me When (Demo) [A mini LP from Canada I have] on CD wouldn’t go amiss, it had an alternate version of I Love You Too Much and You Remind Me Of Gold Dub on it. Louise This kind of compilation is totally out of focus, everyone who loves The Human League have these songs already. 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