Blancmange ‎– Waves

London Records ‎– BLANX 4
Vinyl, 12", Single, 45 RPM

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A1 Waves
Arranged By [Strings] – Linton Naiff*Backing Vocals – Madeline Bell, Stevie LangeProducer – Mike HowlettRemix – Dennis Weinreich, John Owen Williams*
A2 Business Steps
Producer – Stephen Luscombe
B Game Above My Head
Bass – Bobby CollinsProducer – John Owen Williams*, Neil Arthur, Stephen Luscombe

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"Game Above My Head" is an extended mix but this is not indicated on the release.

Track A2: Excerpt from the score "Pick Up"
Commissioned by Micha Bergese for the Mantis Dance Company, as part of "Dance Umbrella 1982"

℗ 1983 The Decca Record Co. Ltd.
Cherry Red Music Ltd.
Track times not listed on release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label A-side): ZPMSC 10286/8
  • Matrix / Runout (Label B-side): ZPMSC 10287
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A: Machine stamped): BLANX 4 A//1∇420 R 1 1 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B: Machine stamped): BLANX 4 B//1∇420 R 1 1 4

Other Versions (5 of 13) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BLANC 4, blanc 4 Blancmange Waves(7", Single, Pap) London Records, London Records BLANC 4, blanc 4 UK 1983 Sell This Version
6.20200 AE Blancmange Waves(12") London Records 6.20200 AE Germany 1983 Sell This Version
6.13 778, 6.13778 Blancmange Waves(7", Single) London Records, London Records 6.13 778, 6.13778 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
810 114-7 Blancmange Waves(7") London Records 810 114-7 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
blanc 4, BLANC 4 Blancmange Waves(7", Single, MP, Pap) London Records, London Records blanc 4, BLANC 4 UK 1983 Sell This Version


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October 7, 2018

Game Above My Head is an incredible track, my favourite Blancmange did.


September 10, 2014
To say I was very disappointed when I got my copy of this 12" home in 1983, only to discover that the title track was only the same as the single version is an understatement. The track could easily have been made into a quality extended version that was twice as long, and I still can't understand why it never was. The same applies to OMD's Enola Gay which was also released in a similar way.