Cabaret Voltaire ‎– Micro-Phonies

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Tracklist

Do Right 6:44
The Operative 3:14
Digital Rasta 3:40
Spies In The Wires 3:19
Theme From Earthshaker 2:48
James Brown 5:01
Slammer 5:37
Blue Heat 4:04
Sensoria 6:19

Versions (29)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CV 2 Cabaret Voltaire Micro-Phonies(LP, Album) Virgin, Some Bizzare CV 2 UK 1984 Sell This Version
CVCD2 Cabaret Voltaire Micro-Phonies(CD, Album) Virgin CVCD2 UK 1984 Sell This Version
TCV 2 Cabaret Voltaire Micro-Phonies(Cass, Album) Virgin TCV 2 UK 1984 Sell This Version
262 VG 50092 Cabaret Voltaire Micro-Phonies(Cass, Album) Virgin 262 VG 50092 Greece 1984 Sell This Version
VL4 2316 Cabaret Voltaire Micro-Phonies(Cass, Album, Bei) Virgin VL4 2316 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
VL4 2316 Cabaret Voltaire Micro-Phonies(Cass, Album, Bla) Virgin VL4 2316 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
TCV 2 Cabaret Voltaire Micro-Phonies(Cass, Album, Bla) Virgin, Some Bizzare TCV 2 UK 1984 Sell This Version
TCV 2 Cabaret Voltaire Micro-Phonies(Cass, Album, Red) Virgin, Some Bizzare TCV 2 UK 1984 Sell This Version
TCV 2 Cabaret Voltaire Micro-Phonies(Cass, Album, UPC) Virgin, Some Bizzare TCV 2 UK 1984 Sell This Version
VG 50092, 062-VG 50092 Cabaret Voltaire Micro-Phonies(LP, Album) Virgin, Some Bizzare, Virgin VG 50092, 062-VG 50092 Greece 1984 Sell This Version
CV 2 Cabaret Voltaire Micro-Phonies(LP, Album) Virgin, Some Bizzare CV 2 New Zealand 1984 Sell This Version
CV 2 Cabaret Voltaire Micro-Phonies(LP, Album) Virgin, Some Bizzare CV 2 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
70292 Cabaret Voltaire Micro-Phonies(LP, Album) Virgin 70292 France 1984 Sell This Version
206 701, 206 701-620 Cabaret Voltaire Micro-Phonies(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin 206 701, 206 701-620 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
VL 2316 Cabaret Voltaire Micro-Phonies(LP, Album) Virgin VL 2316 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
CV2, CV 2 Cabaret Voltaire Micro-Phonies(LP, Album) Virgin, Some Bizzare, Virgin, Some Bizzare CV2, CV 2 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
CV 2 Cabaret Voltaire Micro-Phonies(LP, Album) Virgin, Some Bizzare CV 2 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
CV 2 Cabaret Voltaire Micro-Phonies(LP, Album, Promo) Virgin, Some Bizzare CV 2 UK 1984 Sell This Version
206 701, 206 701-620 Cabaret Voltaire Micro-Phonies(LP, Album, Promo, TP) Virgin, Virgin 206 701, 206 701-620 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
CVCD2 Cabaret Voltaire Micro-Phonies(CD, Album) Virgin CVCD2 UK 1985 Sell This Version
CVCD2 Cabaret Voltaire Micro-Phonies(CD, Album, RE) Virgin CVCD2 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
TRCP-145 Cabaret Voltaire Micro-Phonies(CD, Album, RE, RM) Traffic Inc. TRCP-145 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
CABS23CD, 50999 9 93827 2 8, MUT 69580 Cabaret Voltaire Micro-Phonies(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mute, The Grey Area, Mute, Mute CABS23CD, 50999 9 93827 2 8, MUT 69580 UK, Europe & US 2013 Sell This Version
CABS23 Cabaret Voltaire Micro-Phonies(LP, Album, RE, RM) Mute, The Grey Area CABS23 UK 2013 Sell This Version
CVCD2 Cabaret Voltaire Micro-Phonies(CD, Album) Virgin CVCD2 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CVCD2 Cabaret Voltaire Micro-Phonies(CD, Album) Virgin CVCD2 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CVCD2 Cabaret Voltaire Micro-Phonies(CD, Album, RE) Virgin CVCD2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CVCD2 Cabaret Voltaire Micro-Phonies(CD, Album, RE) Virgin CVCD2 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CVCD2 Cabaret Voltaire Micro-Phonies(CD, Album, RP) Virgin CVCD2 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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GammaX

GammaX

June 6, 2010
referencing Micro-Phonies, LP, Album, 206 701, 206 701-620

The picture of this german printed vinyl version from 1984 are actually the pic of the CD. The vinyl looks very similar to the UK release. Correct labels though.
jkn

jkn

December 10, 2003
referencing Micro-Phonies, CD, Album, CVCD2
Regarding breaking into the mainstream, a subway poster for Micro-phonies is in "Ferris Beuler's Day Off" (John Hughes film, 1986) in Ferris' bedroom. I don't recall any Cabaret Voltaire music on the soundtrack, but the simple fact they were viewed as hip and cool enough to be a prop at that point while not having any mainstream visibility in the US I thought was interesting. Or, did Virgin simply pay to place it there? Then again, it seems it would have been The Covenant, The Sword, The Arm Of The Lord instead.
cvoltaire02

cvoltaire02

November 22, 2003
referencing Micro-Phonies, CD, Album, CVCD2
The Cabs' follow up to 'The Crackdown' is a bit grittier and sparser sounding, concentrating more on the beat/rhythm for the dancefloor. It was also the first release that received some recognition from the mainstream. The CD features both the original and 12" versions of 'Sensoria' (their 'big hit'-- you can even find it on Rhino's 'Just Can't Get Enough' series) and 'Blue Heat'. Other highlights range from the post-punk funk of 'The Operative', the dubby 'Digital Rasta' (which samples...Geraldo?!), and the creepy-crawling 'Spies In The Wires'. Altogether, one of their best releases.
Yeshello

Yeshello

November 19, 2002
referencing Micro-Phonies, LP, Album, 206 701, 206 701-620
An album that solidifies their move into electro-funk. Worth it alone for "Sensoria", but "James Brown" and "Digital Rasta" are good listens as well.