Cabaret Voltaire ‎– The Crackdown

Virgin ‎– CV 1, Some Bizzare ‎– CV 1
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 24-24
A2 In The Shadows
A3 Talking Time
A4 Animation
Drum Programming [Rhythm Assistance] – Dave Ball
B1 Over And Over
B2 Just Fascination
B3 Why Kill Time (When You Can Kill Yourself)
B4 Haiti
B5 Crackdown
Drum Programming [Rhythm Assistance] – Dave Ball



Recorded and mixed at Trident Studios, December 1982. Licensed release by Some Bizzare through Virgin. Initial copies came with a free bonus 12" single (CVDV 1).

With thanks to Steveo for support and encouragement, Jane, Marion, Stuart.

Comes with a printed inner sleeve.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CVCD1 Cabaret Voltaire The Crackdown(CD, Album, RE) Virgin CVCD1 UK 1985 Sell This Version
VIL-6060, VIRG-6069 Cabaret Voltaire The Crackdown(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin VIL-6060, VIRG-6069 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
I-205596 Cabaret Voltaire The Crackdown(LP, Album) Virgin I-205596 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
VLX4 2266 Cabaret Voltaire The Crackdown(Cass, Album) Some Bizzare VLX4 2266 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
205 596, 205 596-320 Cabaret Voltaire The Crackdown(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin 205 596, 205 596-320 Europe 1983 Sell This Version


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January 21, 2010
a landmark album for modern electronica, that also reflects certain changes in the artistic development of cabaret voltaire, but nevertheless is as radical and groundbraking as anyhting they have done before this release. applied dance-beats actually intensify the messages, moods and methods mallinder and kirk always wanted to express, a visonary album on the cutting edge of it´s era and beyond. the albums still sounds raw and fresh and has not lost impact on it´s hypnotic and haunting qualities. where kraftwerk´s "computerwelt" aims for clean surfaces to produce timeless music, "crackdown" challanges the listerner with raw and dark substance, that is a more realisitc dystopic projection of our futures ahead. we should answer with "just fascination".