Cabaret Voltaire ‎– Conform To Deform '82 / '90. Archive;

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Virgin ‎– CVBOX1, Virgin ‎– 7243 8 11244 2 0
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3 × CD, Compilation
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Conform '82 /'90. Archive 1;
1-1 Diskono (Alternate Version)
Drums – Alan FischEngineer – Phil Bush
6:02
1-2 Code (12 Mx) 7:04
1-3 The Web (12 Mx) 6:44
1-4 Shakedown (Original Version) 6:38
1-5 Bad Self (Part 1) 6:40
1-6 Automotivation 2 5:54
1-7 Slow Boat To Thassos 6:20
1-8 The Web (Respun) 6:06
1-9 Eastern Track 6:25
1-10 Cut The Damn Camera
Drums – Roger QuailPercussion – Mark TattersallTabla – Eric Random
3:50
1-11 Lost Possibilities Of Modern Dreams 10:45
Deform '82 /'90. Archive 2;
2-1 Drink Your Poison (12 Mx) 6:12
2-2 C.O.M.A. 8:34
2-3 Safety Zone 6:22
2-4 Hypnotised (A Guy Called Gerald's Music Mx)
Backing Vocals – Ten CityProducer [Original] – Cabaret Voltaire, Mark Brydon, Robert GordonProducer [Remix], Mixed By [Derived] – A Guy Called Gerald
6:09
2-5 Easy Life (Rob Gordon Vocal Mx)
Backing Vocals – Ten CityProducer [Original] – Cabaret Voltaire, Mark Brydon, Robert GordonProducer [Remix], Mixed By [Derived] – Robert Gordon
6:24
2-6 Sex, Money, Freaks (Kevorkian 12 Mx)
Bass – Mark BrydonGuitar – Bill NelsonProducer [Original] – Adrian Sherwood, Cabaret VoltaireProducer [Remix], Mixed By [Derived] – Francois Kevorkian*Saxophone [Sax] – Sim Lister
7:35
2-7 Ghost Talk 7:58
2-8 Diffusion
Drums – Roger Quail
7:59
2-9 Just Fascination (R H Kirk 2001 Mx)
Drums [Additional] – Alan FischMixed By [Derived] – R H Kirk*Producer [Original] – Cabaret Voltaire, Flood
5:51
2-10 Sex, Money, Freaks (Kevorkian Dub)
Bass – Mark BrydonGuitar – Bill NelsonProducer [Original] – Adrian Sherwood, Cabaret VoltaireProducer [Remix], Mixed By [Derived] – Francois Kevorkian*Saxophone [Sax] – Sim Lister
7:54
Liveform 8 June '90 Edinburgh. Archive 3;
3-1 Intro/Runaway 7:22
3-2 Keep On 5:23
3-3 Sex, Money, Freaks 5:23
3-4 Sensoria 5:43
3-5 Thank You America 6:45
3-6 Positive ID 6:04
3-7 Whole World 4:35
3-8 Easy Life 6:24
3-9 Ride Baby Ride (Acid) 7:48
3-10 Searching 6:53
3-11 Hypnotised/Outro 7:15

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Disc 1
Track 1-1: Record Studio Pluto Manchester 1982. Previously unreleased. Original version Doublevision 12 free with The Crackdown Some Bizzare / Virgin CVCD1
Track 1-2: Record / Mix Studio Western Works Sheffield 1987. Previously unreleased. Original version Code album EMI CDP 7 46999 4
Track 1-3: Record / Mix Studio Western Works Sheffield 1985. Previously unreleased. Original version The Covenant, The Sword And The Arm Of The Lord Some Bizarre / Virgin CVCD3
Track 1-4: Record / Mix Studio Western Works Sheffield 1985. Previously unreleased. Alternate version Drain Train EP Doublevision DVR21
Track 1-5: Record / Mix Studio Western Works Sheffield 1985. ℗1984 Virgin Records Limited. Original release James Brown b-side Some Bizarre / Virgin CVS412A
Track 1-6: Record / Mix Studio Western Works Sheffield 1985. Previously unreleased. Automotivation 1 Gasoline In Your Eye Soundtrack. Doublevision / Virgin Film VVD078
Track 1-7: Record / Mix Studio Western Works Sheffield 1985. Previously unreleased. Gasoline In Your Eye Soundtrack. Doublevision / Virgin Film VVD078
Track 1-8: Record / Mix Studio Western Works Sheffield 1985. Previously unreleased. Original version The Covenant, The Sword And The Arm Of The Lord Some Bizarre / Virgin CVCD3
Track 1-9: Mix Studio Western Works Sheffield / Sarm West London 1984. Previously unreleased. Taken from Microphonies sessions. Microphonies Some Bizarre / Virgin CVCD2
Track 1-10: Record / Mix Studio Western Works Sheffield / Sarm West London. ℗1984 Virgin Records Limited. Original release Sensoria b-side Some Bizarre / Virgin CVS312B
Track 1-11: Record / Mix Studio Western Works Sheffield 1983. Originally released as 'Lost Possibilities And Modern Dreams', and credited to 'Phil Barnes Featuring Cabaret Voltaire', on TV Wipeout - Naked art video exhibition soundtrack. Doublevision Film DV4.

Disc 2
Track 2-1: Record / Mix Studio Western Works Sheffield. ℗1985 Virgin Records Limited. Original release I Want You b-side Some Bizarre / Virgin CVSB5
Track 2-2: Record / Mix Studio Western Works Sheffield. ℗1985 Virgin Records Limited. Original release I Want You b-side Some Bizarre / Virgin CVSB5
Track 2-3: Record / Mix Studio Western Works Sheffield. ℗1983 Virgin Records Limited. Original release Dream Ticket b-side Some Bizarre / Virgin CVS2B
Track 2-4: Original producer for FON Force. Original Record / Mix Studio FON Sheffield. Licensed courtesy of EMI Commercial Markets ℗1990 EMI Records Ltd. Original release Parlophone 12RX 6227B. Original version Groovy, Laidback And Nasty album EMI PCSX7338
Track 2-5: Remix producer for FON Force. Original producer for FON Force. Original Record / Mix Studio FON Sheffield. Licensed courtesy of EMI Commercial Markets ℗1990 EMI Records Ltd. Mislabeled "Vocal Mix" while it is actually the "Strange Mix". Original release Parlophone 12RX 6261B. Original version Groovy, Laidback And Nasty album EMI PCSX7338
Track 2-6: Original Record / Mix Studio Western Works Sheffield / Red Bus London. Licensed courtesy of EMI Commercial Markets. Previously unreleased. Original version Code album EMI CDP 7 46999 4
Track 2-7: Record Studio Western Works Sheffield. ℗1985 Virgi Records Limited. Original release Drinking Gasoline EP Some Bizarre / Virgin CVM 1B
Track 2-8: Record / Mix Studio Western Works Sheffield 1985. Gasoline In Your Eye Soundtrack. Doublevision / Virgin Film VVD078
Track 2-9: Record / Mix Studio Trident London. Previously unreleased. Original version The Crackdown Some Bizarre / Virgin CVCD1
Track 2-10: Original Record / Mix Studio Western Works Sheffield / Red Bus London. Licensed courtesy of EMI Commercial Markets. Previously unreleased. Original version Code album EMI CDP 7 46999 4

Disc 3
Recorded live on the Groovy Laidback And Nasty tour at Edinburgh Carlton Studios June 08 / 90 (correct date for this gig was June 07 1990)

Box / Booklet cover image found image taken from Cabaret live performance visual archive.
Live Form cover image from spanish tv live performance L'Edad D'Oro 1984.
Page 7 image from spanish tv live performance L'Edad D'Oro 1984.
Page 32 found image taken from Cabaret Volatire live performance visual archive.

All tracks Copyright Control except track 3-9 Universal / Island Music Ltd / Copyright Control. This compilation ℗&© 2001 Virgin Records Limited. © 2001 Virgin Records Limited
Insert Virgin logo. Printed in EU.
Made in the EU.

Incidental info:
Cardboard boxset with a 32 pages booklet. Spelling mistakes on box and booklet (Hynotised in lieu of Hypnotised).
A collection of B-sides, alternate versions and various rare tracks and outtakes from the Virgin era.
Disc 3 features a complete concert from the 'Groovy, Laidback And Nasty' tour.
"Conform To Deform" was a Some Bizzare label motto.
Some copies of this release contain a "Made in Holland" sticker that typically appears on the lower right-hand portion of the back of the cardstock box, although it sometimes appears on the box's spine.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed On Box): 7243 8 11244 2 0
  • Barcode (Disc 1): 7243 8 11245 2 9
  • Barcode (Disc 2): 7243 8 11246 2 8
  • Barcode (Disc 3): 7243 8 11247 2 7
  • Other (Disc 1 Catalog): CVBOX1.1
  • Other (Disc 2 Catalog): CVBOX1.2
  • Other (Disc 3 Catalog): CVBOX1.3
  • Other (Distribution Code): UK: CVBOX 1
  • Label Code: LC 03098
  • Rights Society: BEL BIEM
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1): 811245 2. 1 EMI UK
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2): 811246 2. 1 EMI UK
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 3): 811247 2. 2 EMI UK
  • Mastering SID Code (Discs 1 & 2): IFPI L042
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 3): IFPI L041
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1): IFPI 1452
  • Mould SID Code (Discs 2 & 3): IFPI 1450

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Crijevo

Crijevo

March 3, 2017
edited 8 months ago
A nice addition to Cabaret Voltaire's list of compilations out there, some might say - but from a closer note, nothing that special, and sadly not without technical fault. To start with, there's a strange (digital?) dropout at the very beginning of the first disc - "Diskono (Alternate Version)" suddenly cuts a millisecond not long after it kicks off, which immediately leaves bitter taste in the mouth before getting into it even started. For many years now, the quality of CD releases (box-sets especially) continues to degrade due to a customary problem of clumsy supervision, that is in the end affecting the buying public who justifiably expect decent digital treatment, especially when it comes to value for money.

And then there's the contents itself - surely there are moments on this collection not to be missed but "Conform to Deform" is audibly a missed opportunity just the same, making excuses with the choice of repeated material (read - remixes and dub versions) included on the two thirds of the box-set. The remaining, third segment is reserved for the selection of the group's late 80s live material, established firmly in the house camp, which for better (or worse) marks the core duo's smart move and honest intention to explore the genre in their own right.

While the regular variant "The Best Of - The Original Sound Of Sheffield" cleverly relies on the Virgin/Parlophone-era 12" mixes in a nice consistent overview, "Conform To Deform" is a deceptive mess not intended to relate to that regular compilation's A-side material. Thus it is too bad that "Conform To Deform" didn't reach further into the vault for the more obscure Cabaret Voltaire material that was always known to be plenty out there.

Instead, try "Technology", "Listen Up With", "Radiation", "Methodology", and "The Living Legends". These were constructed with more attention to a certain chronology, the obscurity factor and enthusiasm. "Conform To Deform" sadly leaves the impression it was heading more in the direction of an inevitable cash cow.
fivershutch

fivershutch

January 24, 2004
This release is a nice treat for Cabaret Voltaire fans who want more of the Drinking Gasoline era. The live disc is a nice curiousity because it demonstrates their ability to play live house music. By the way, I had to buy this release 3 times. I kept exchaning it because "Disconon" (alternate mix) has a skip. I think it was recorded that way because every CD player I played on it would skip at that point and the CDs looked totally fine.