Blancmange ‎– Happy Families

London Records ‎– LON 101
Vinyl, LP, Album

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Waves
Backing Vocals – Joy Yates, Madeline Bell, Stevie LangeRemix – Denis Weinrich*, John Owen Williams*
A2 Feel Me
Backing Vocals – Madeline Bell, Stevie Lange
A3 I've Seen The Word 3:00
A4 Wasted 4:18
A5 Living On The Ceiling
Drums – James LaneRemix – Denis Weinrich*Sitar – Deepak*Tabla – Pandit Dinesh
B1 Blind Vision
Producer – John Luongo
B2 I Can't Explain 4:00
B3 Kind
Backing Vocals – Joy Yates, Stevie LangeDrums – James LaneRemix – Denis Weinrich*
B4 Sad Day 4:04
B5 Cruel 4:52
B6 God's Kitchen 2:53



Recorded at CBS and Battery Studios, London, February/August 1982.

Manufactured by Polygram Inc and Distributed by Polygram Distribution Inc.
Made in Canada

The mix of "Blind Vision" is unique to this release.
Track times do not appear on the release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout, etched (“5” in DM-5 is stamped, string within { } is crossed out)): LON 101-A SnB230 DM-5 {CSRS-2159-A}
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout, etched (“3” in DM-3 is stamped)): LON-101-B-2 REVISED SnB Al. 230 DM-3

Other Versions (5 of 29) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SH 8552 Blancmange Happy Families(LP, Album) London Records SH 8552 UK 1982 Sell This Version
DL 13.027 Blancmange Happy Families(LP, Album, TP) Decca DL 13.027 Greece 1982 Sell This Version
L28P 1070 Blancmange Happy Families(LP, Album, Promo) London Records L28P 1070 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
SH 8552 Blancmange Happy Families(LP, Album, RE) London Records SH 8552 UK 1988 Sell This Version
SH 8552 Blancmange Happy Families(LP, Album) London Records SH 8552 Ireland 1982 Sell This Version



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June 21, 2012

"Waves" is the Weinrich/Williams single remix, as confirmed only on the label, but moving it to the album opener does change the feel of this album, as does the inclusion of an earler mix of "Blind Vision" on Side B. "I Can't Explain" moves to the same side, and these two tracks work very well as a pairing. These changes do give this release a slightly different vibe to the original, and hence as a Blancmange collector this is a 'must'.

Canadian/USA release of Shriekback's "Care" had similar changes (more dramatic), which arguably improved the album, so it's an interesting concept that can sometimes really work.