Fad Gadget ‎– The Best Of Fad Gadget

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Disc One: The Singles & B-Sides
1-1 Fad Gadget Back To Nature
Producer – Daniel Miller, Frank ToveySynthesizer – Daniel MillerSynthesizer, Voice, Electric Piano [Distorted Electric Piano], Performer [Rhythm Generator] – Frank ToveyWritten-By – Tovey*
5:49
1-2 Fad Gadget The Box
Producer – Daniel Miller, Frank ToveyVoice, Electric Piano [Distorted Electric Piano], Performer [Rhythm Generator] – Frank ToveyWritten-By – Tovey*
4:15
1-3 Fad Gadget Ricky's Hand
Effects [Choir Girl Effect] – B.J. Frost*Engineer – Eric RadcliffeProducer – Daniel Miller, Frank ToveySynthesizer – Daniel MillerSynthesizer, Voice, Tape [Tapes], Performer [Black And Decker, V.8 Double Speed Electric Drill] – Frank ToveyWritten-By – Miller*, Tovey*
4:09
1-4 Fad Gadget Handshake
Effects [Choir Girl Effect] – B.J. Frost*Engineer – Eric RadcliffeProducer – Daniel Miller, Frank ToveySynthesizer – Daniel MillerSynthesizer, Voice, Tape [Tapes], Performer [Black And Decker, V.8 Double Speed Electric Drill] – Frank ToveyWritten-By – Miller*, Tovey*
4:27
1-5 Fad Gadget Fireside Favourite
Bass Guitar, Banjo – Eric RadcliffeRecorded By – Eric Radcliffe, Frank Tovey, John FryerSynthesizer, Voice, Drum Machine – Frank ToveyWritten-By – Tovey*
4:17
1-6 Fad Gadget Insecticide
Drums – Nick CashGuitar – Eric RadcliffeRecorded By – Eric Radcliffe, Frank Tovey, John FryerSynthesizer, Voice, Performer [Electric Razor] – Frank ToveyWritten-By – Tovey*
3:11
1-7 Fad Gadget Make Room
Bass Guitar – Pete Balmer*Drums – Robert GotobedRecorded By – Eric Radcliffe, Frank Tovey, John FryerSynthesizer – David SimmondsVocals [Extra Vocals] – B.J. Frost*, Sarah PirozekVoice – Frank ToveyWritten-By – Tovey*, Balmer*
4:14
1-8 Fad Gadget Lady Shave
Recorded By – Daniel Miller, Eric Radcliffe, Frank Tovey, John FryerSynthesizer – David SimmondsSynthesizer, Drum Machine – Daniel MillerVoice, Effects – Frank ToveyWritten-By – Miller*, Tovey*
5:48
1-9 Fad Gadget Saturday Night Special
Backing Vocals – Anne Clift, B.J. Frost*Bass Guitar – Pete Balmer*Drums – Nick CashGuitar – Eric RadcliffePiano – David SimmondsRecorded By – Eric Radcliffe, Frank Tovey, John FryerVoice, Synthesizer – Frank ToveyWritten-By – Frost*, Tovey*
4:34
1-10 Fad Gadget King Of The Flies
Bass Guitar – Peter BalmerDrums – Nick CashGuitar – Eric RadcliffePiano, Synthesizer – David SimmondsRecorded By – Eric Radcliffe, Frank Tovey, John FryerVoice, Synthesizer – Frank ToveyWritten-By – Tovey*, Cash*, Balmer*
3:06
1-11 Fad Gadget Life On The Line
Chorus – Alison Moyet, B.J. Frost*, Jill TippingEngineer – John FryerGrand Piano, Synthesizer – David SimmondsProducer – Frank Tovey, John FryerVoice, Computer, Synthesizer, Drum Machine – Frank ToveyWritten-By – Tovey*
3:57
1-12 Fad Gadget 4M
Computer, Synthesizer, Drum Machine, Performer [Toys] – Frank ToveyEngineer – John FryerProducer – Frank Tovey, John FryerVoice – Morgan Tovey Frost*Written-By – Tovey*
3:09
1-13 Fad Gadget For Whom The Bells Toll
Chorus – Alison Moyet, Andrew Kay, Anne Clift, B.J. Frost*, Jill Tipping, Yvette AnnaEngineer – John FryerProducer – Frank Tovey, John FryerSynthesizer – David SimmondsVibraphone – Nick CashVoice, Computer, Synthesizer, Drum Machine – Frank ToveyWritten-By – Tovey*
3:35
1-14 Fad Gadget Love Parasite
Chorus – Alison Moyet, B.J. Frost*, Jill Tipping, Yvette AnnaEngineer – John FryerProducer – Frank Tovey, John FryerSynthesizer – David SimmondsVibraphone – Nick CashVoice [Extra Voice] – John FryerVoice, Computer, Synthesizer, Drum Machine – Frank ToveyWritten-By – Tovey*
3:17
1-15 Fad Gadget I Discover Love
Double Bass – David Rogers*Drums – Nick CashEngineer – Gareth JonesGuest [Guest Musicians], Brass – Daryl Williams (2), Eddie Carnihan, Simon Gardener*Guest [Guest Musicians], Guitar – Rowland S Howard*Piano – David SimmondsProducer – Frank ToveyVoice – Frank Tovey, Joni SackettWritten-By – Tovey*
3:50
1-16 Fad Gadget Collapsing New People
Double Bass, Synthesizer [Bass Synthesizer], Slide Guitar – David Rogers*Drums – Nick CashEngineer [Tonmeister] – Gareth JonesPiano, Synthesizer, Performer [Tuned Bottles] – David SimmondsProducer – Daniel Miller, Frank Tovey, Gareth JonesVoice – Frank ToveyWritten-By – Frost*, Rogers*, Simmonds*, Tovey*, Cash*
4:17
1-17 Fad Gadget One Man's Meat
Backing Vocals – B.J. Frost*, Joni SackettDouble Bass, Rhythm Guitar – David Rogers*Drums, Percussion – Nick CashEngineer [Tonmeister] – Gareth JonesPiano, Synthesizer, Organ – David SimmondsProducer – Frank Tovey, Gareth JonesVoice – Frank ToveyWritten-By – Simmonds*, Tovey*, Sackett*
3:27
1-18 Frank Tovey Luxury
Bass – David Rogers*Drums – Nick CashEngineer – FloodKeyboards – David SimmondsProducer – Daniel Miller, Frank ToveyProgrammed By [Synclavier Programming] – Daniel MillerRecorded By [Additional Recording] – Tony HarrisVocals, Guitar [Guitars] – Frank ToveyWritten-By – Tovey*
4:05
Disc 2: 12" Mixes
2-1 Fad Gadget Collapsing New People (Berlin Mix)
Guest [Guest Musicians] – Einstürzende NeubautenRemix – Frank Tovey, Gareth JonesWritten-By – Frost*, Rogers*, Simmonds*, Tovey*, Cash*
7:10
2-2 Fad Gadget Fireside Favourite (I Monster's Toasted Crumpet Mix)
Remix – I MonsterWritten-By – Tovey*
4:48
2-3 Fad Gadget Swallow It (Regurgitated)
Remix – Frank ToveyWritten-By – Simmonds*, Tovey*, Balmer*
4:55
2-4 Fad Gadget Love Parasite 2
Remix – Frank Tovey, John FryerWritten-By – Tovey*
6:32
2-5 Frank Tovey Luxury (Remix)
Remix – Alistair Clay, FloodWritten-By – Tovey*
7:06
2-6 Fad Gadget For Whom The Bells Toll 3
Remix – Frank Tovey, John FryerWritten-By – Tovey*
8:05
2-7 Fad Gadget I Discover Love (Extended Version)
Remix – Frank Tovey, Gareth Jones, Nick CashWritten-By – Tovey*
5:46
2-8 Fad Gadget Sleep (Electro-Induced Original)
Engineer – Eric Radcliffe, John FryerProducer – Daniel Miller, Frank ToveyWritten-By – Miller*, Tovey*
3:55
2-9 Fad Gadget Life On The Line (Version 2)
Remix – Frank Tovey, John FryerWritten-By – Tovey*
5:09
2-10 Fad Gadget One Man's Meat (Remix)
Remix – Eric Radcliffe, Frank ToveyWritten-By – Simmonds*, Tovey*, Sackett*
6:29
2-11 Mkultra Immobilise (Foot Binding Trot Mix)
Mixed By – Mkultra, Paul KendallPerformer [Mkultra Is] – Frank Tovey, Malcolm Poynter, Simon StringerProducer – MkultraVoice – Frank Tovey, Simon StringerWritten-By – Tovey*, Poynter*, Stringer*
4:24
2-12 Fad Gadget Collapsing New People (London Mix)
Remix – Daniel Miller, FloodWritten-By – Frost*, Rogers*, Simmonds*, Tovey*, Cash*
9:30

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Released in a transparent 2CD jewel case with a 12-page booklet.

[Booklet]
All songs published by Habana Music Publishing Ltd
except Disc 1 tracks 3, 4, & 8, and Disc 2 tracks 8 & 11 published by Habana Music Publishing Ltd / Mute Song.

This compilation ℗ 2001 Mute Records Limited. © 2001 Mute Records Limited.
Made in Great Britain. Distributed by Vital.

Due to lost master tapes, tracks 4 & 6 on Disc 2 were cut from vinyl.

[back sleeve]
CDMUTEL7 www.mute.com
www.mute.de www.labels.tm.fr
lc5834 PM538 lc5284 Printed in EU

This compilation ℗ & © 2001 Mute Records Limited. Mute Tonträger GmbH,
released under licence by Virgin Schallplatten GmbH. & Co. KG.
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The logo's of Mute, Labels, bel BIEM & Virgin printed on back sleeve.
The logo's of Mute & Labels printed on both disc's.

[Cat# variants]
On spine & both CD's: 5016025683055
On back sleeve: CDMUTEL7

Durations are not listed on the release.
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[Tracklisting details]
Tracks 1-1 & 1-2 recorded at RMS Studios London 1979.
Tracks 1-3 to 1-6 recorded at Blackwing Studios London 1980.
Tracks 1-7 to 1-10 recorded at Blackwing Studios London 1981.
Tracks 1-11 to 1-14 recorded at Blackwing Studios London 1982.
Track 1-15 recorded at The Garden Studio London 1983.
Tracks 1-16 & 1-17 recorded at Hansa Tonstudios Berlin November 1983.
Track 1-18 recorded & mixed in London 1985.

Track 2-1 remixed in Berlin 1983.
Tracks 2-2 & 2-3 remixed in 2000.
Tracks 2-4, 2-6 & 2-9 remixed in 1982.
Track 2-5 remixed in 1985.
Track 2-7 remixed in 1983.
Track 2-8 recorded at Blackwing Studios 1982.
Track 2-10 remixed at Splendid (Blackwing) Studios 1984.
Track 2-11 was originally released under the name Mkultra 1987.
Soundscape inspired by the sculptures of Malcom Poynter & Simon Stringer.
Track 2-12 remixed at The Garden Studio London 1983.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 5 016025 683055 >
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1): EMI UDEN 2578305 @ 2 1-1-4 -NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2): EMI UDEN 2588305 @ 2 2-1-2-NL
  • Other (Mastering SID Code Disc 1): IFPI L047
  • Other (Mastering SID Code Disc 2): IFPI L046
  • Other (Cat# Disc 1): 5016025783052
  • Other (Cat# Disc 2): 5016025883059
  • Other (Distribution Code): PM538
  • Label Code: LC5284
  • Label Code (Mute): LC5834
  • Rights Society: bel BIEM

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CDMUTEL7 Fad Gadget The Best Of Fad Gadget(2xCD, Comp) Mute CDMUTEL7 UK & Ireland 2001 Sell This Version
9171-2 Fad Gadget The Best Of Fad Gadget(2xCD, Comp) Mute, Mute Corporation 9171-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
CDMUTEL7, 5016025683055 Fad Gadget The Best Of Fad Gadget(2xCD, Comp) Mute, Mute CDMUTEL7, 5016025683055 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
CDMUTEL7, 391.2007.023 Fad Gadget The Best Of Fad Gadget(2xCD, Comp) Mute, Mute CDMUTEL7, 391.2007.023 Europe 2001 Sell This Version

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August 24, 2016
Sadly this European/Mute-Labels' edition is one in a row of earlier 21st century editions suffering due to loudness war. Some songs are audibly compressed and/or distorted in places. Basically "The Best of Fad Gadget" is an updated version of "The Fad Gadget Singles" from 1986 (which I'd recommend more) - albeit here respectively documenting all the accompanying b-sides, along with the 12" mixes and a few 2001 remix cuts (plus, bizarrely, adding a Frank Tovey-penned "Luxury" and Mkultra's "Immobilise"), it's a bit of a (calculated) mess that was corrected with the more properly extensive "Fad Gadget by Frank Tovey" box set.