Cybotron ‎– Enter

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A1 Enter 5:37
A2 Alleys Of Your Mind 3:34
A3 Industrial Lies 6:14
A4 The Line 5:01
B1 Cosmic Cars 4:21
B2 Cosmic Raindance 4:00
B3 El Salvador 5:49
B4 Clear
Remix [Uncredited] – Jose Animal Diaz
4:47

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Recorded at Solid Sound. Mastered at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley. Published by Deep Space Music (BMI).

This is the Columbia Terre Haute (CTH) pressing plant variation of the second pressing. It has the hit 12" version of "Clear" as remixed by Jose Animal Diaz. The first pressing came with the original version of "Clear". Outside of this the jackets and labels are the same, but this second pressing came with a decal on the shrinkwrap advertising that it includes the remix version of "Clear". There is also a Columbia Pitman second pressing variation.. The runout groove etchings are the main way to detect the difference.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Etched in the A side runout groove): (T) F-9625 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched in the B side runout groove): (T) F-9625 B RE1
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 13) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
F-9625 Cybotron Enter(LP, Album) Fantasy F-9625 US 1983 Sell This Version
290 112 Cybotron Enter(Cass, Album) Hispavox 290 112 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
ZYX 20406-2 Cybotron Clear(CD, Album, RE, RM) ZYX Music ZYX 20406-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
F-9625 Cybotron Enter(LP, Album, Pit) Fantasy F-9625 US 1983 Sell This Version
FCD-4537-2 Cybotron Clear(CD, Album, RE) Fantasy FCD-4537-2 US Unknown Sell This Version

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kramtronix

kramtronix

July 9, 2010
edited over 8 years ago
It is note-worthy to know that some pressings of the original ENTER album from 1983 included the original version of "Clear" while others included the remix, which is the most familiar version.
david.michael.cross

david.michael.cross

November 5, 2008
I find it a bit rubbish that people on here are selling this LP saying things like "very rare edition with the remix". With or without the sticker, the remix version of Clear is the one that everyone knows, and it is not rare at all.
The rare one is the original version that not so many people have ever heard.
So beware of sellers trying to charge extra for nothing special.

Apart from that, fantastic album, some all-time great tracks on here, both versions of Clear are fantastic.
mostwanted

mostwanted

August 20, 2007
edited over 11 years ago
There are alot of mixed feelings about this release. The reason this album is considered a classic, at least from the Detroit point of view is because it contains 4 bonified hits, "Alley of your mind", "Clear","Cosmic Raindance" and the one most forgotten "Cosmic Cars".These were all very popular in Detroit. The others may be slightly irritating and off key, but experimentation is what got electro/techno where it is today.
x-mode

x-mode

February 28, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
"Industrial Lies" is the most obvious evidence how Cybotron and the other pioneers from Detroit were inspired by Tofflers book "The Third Wave". It is the transformation of vision and critics into revolutionary sound. Begin reading the book in order to really understand this early piece of "Sound of Detroit" and its deeper meaning.
jondavey

jondavey

January 3, 2005
edited over 8 years ago
I bought this hoping for all of the tracks to be as good as 'Clear'. A big ask. I was dissapointed.
Stoffeler10

Stoffeler10

October 24, 2004
edited over 13 years ago

A lot has been said here before. Thats fine, because this surely is a controversial release, especially for that time. So it deserves it.

But, when I think of all that`s written and said not only here, I can`t help thinking of a famous quotation, which says: „When the legend becomes fact, print the legend“.
Because I have the feeling, that this release is not regarded in an objective way.

As you all know, a legend is fictitous thing.
What makes it diiferent to facts.
So – sorry for this disillusionment, but fact is, that „Enter“ - in the true meaning of the word - is only half as good as most of the people think it is.

Because there is no doubt, that Side 1 of this record, is just ordinary New Wave stuff, including awful vocals and nerve-wracking guitar solos, which has been produced a million times in that decade.
If you don`t believe me, listen to records of that time. Start with Ultravox or maybe Midnight Rags and many many others. There is no difference. Not at all.
This is really no music worse thinking about, nowadays. It was just an expression of a temporary decade -nothing more ( I apologize for this simplification, but it is basically that ).

So, there is only Side 2 left, which makes it different to other releases of that period. And only four tracks left, to achieve the status of a legend.
If this is true, is this really the masterpiece most of the people think it is ?
Equal to „Man Machine“ or „Computerworld“ which – by the way – were released years before. Please think about this.
I myself don`t believe that.
robotronic

robotronic

December 27, 2003
This is true classical masterpiece...And a musthave for any electro-oriented listener. It reminds me the fantastic Die Mensh Machine/The Man Machine from my favourite Kraftwerk. Two tracks from 'Enter' are quite brilliant as a full improvisation: 'Cosmic Raindance' and 'El Salvador'. I don't talk about 'Clear' and other singles... You know the stuff.
helix2048

helix2048

November 29, 2003
I believe that the album "Enter" was the inspiration for "The Matrix". Not only does the cover depict a man going through glass and becoming digitized, lyrics also reflect things in the movie. The song "Enter" has the big giveaway with the phrase, "electric lady with the red dress on".
ne-plus-ultra

ne-plus-ultra

October 3, 2003

This initially came out with the original version of Clear on it, which is 5 minutes shorter than the remix.
It was then later issued with the remix version in place of the original.
editkut

editkut

September 26, 2003
This album is a true classic for the electro tech head. "Clear" rocks as the best track on the album, but for deep soulful listening peep "Industrial Lies"; a very political and social track for the soulful spirit. This album reveals the many faces of electro/electronic soul music. Peep it.