The Human League ‎– Being Boiled / Circus Of Death

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FAST 4 The Human League Being Boiled / Circus Of Death(7", Single, Mono) Fast Product FAST 4 UK 1978 Sell This Version
FAST 4 The Human League Being Boiled / Circus Of Death(7") Portrait FAST 4 Israel 1980 Sell This Version
EMI-657 The Human League Being Boiled / Circus Of Death(7", Single) EMI EMI-657 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
FAST 4 The Human League Being Boiled / Circus Of Death(7", Single, Mono, Promo, RE) Fast Product FAST 4 UK 1980 Sell This Version
FAST 4 The Human League Being Boiled / Circus Of Death(7", Single, Mono, RE, 4-P) Fast Product FAST 4 UK 1980 Sell This Version
FAST 4 The Human League Being Boiled / Circus Of Death(7", Single, Mono, RE, Sol) Fast Product FAST 4 UK 1980 Sell This Version
1C K 052-64 693 Z The Human League Being Boiled / Circus Of Death(12", Maxi, Mono) EMI 1C K 052-64 693 Z Germany 1982 Sell This Version
1C K 052-64 693 Z The Human League Being Boiled / Circus Of Death(12", Maxi, TP) EMI Electrola 1C K 052-64 693 Z Germany 1982 Sell This Version
3C 006 64693 The Human League Being Boiled / Circus Of Death(7", Single) EMI 3C 006 64693 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
11C 008-64693 The Human League Being Boiled / Circus Of Death(7", Single) EMI 11C 008-64693 Portugal 1982 Sell This Version
1C 006-64 693 M The Human League Being Boiled / Circus Of Death(7", Single, Mono, RE) EMI, EMI Electrola 1C 006-64 693 M Germany 1982 Sell This Version
2C008-64693 M, 2C 008-64.693 M The Human League Being Boiled / Circus Of Death(7", Single, RE) EMI, EMI 2C008-64693 M, 2C 008-64.693 M France 1982 Sell This Version
1C K 052 20 1128 6, 052 20 1128 6 The Human League Being Boiled / Circus Of Death(12", Maxi, RE) EMI, EMI 1C K 052 20 1128 6, 052 20 1128 6 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
2011286 The Human League Being Boiled / Circus Of Death(12", Promo, RE) EMI 2011286 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
1C 006 20 1128 7, 1C 006-20 1128 7 The Human League Being Boiled / Circus Of Death(7", Single, RE) EMI, EMI 1C 006 20 1128 7, 1C 006-20 1128 7 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
611 908 The Human League Being Boiled(12", Maxi, RE) Virgin 611 908 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
FAST 4 The Human League Being Boiled / Circus Of Death(7", Single) EMI FAST 4 Ireland Unknown Sell This Version

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Saint_Man

Saint_Man

June 19, 2018
referencing Being Boiled / Circus Of Death, 7", Single, Mono, RE, 1C 006-64 693 M
"Being Boiled" is the "more echo" version here. Means more echo on the vocals and some instruments. Sounds worse than the original 1978 version for me. Be warned!
d.teil

d.teil

May 18, 2018
edited 5 months ago
referencing Being Boiled / Circus Of Death, 7", Single, Mono, FAST 4
Over the last 13 years just 6 reviews overall about one of the all time best synth tunes of the late '70's and even more this is almost disgusting, is it? This tune was and is history for a whole generation. In my opinion.
loveincorporation

loveincorporation

November 13, 2015
referencing Being Boiled / Circus Of Death, 12", Maxi, Mono, 1C K 052-64 693 Z
total confusion :-)) ...my copy has the identifiers that are here listed, but only the b-side plays mono and the label shows "made in eec"
Booj1Boy

Booj1Boy

January 17, 2015
referencing Being Boiled / Circus Of Death, 7", Single, Mono, RE, 4-P, FAST 4

My copy claims to be Mono on the A side, actually plays Stereo, any info on this?
beatflip

beatflip

December 31, 2014
referencing Being Boiled / Circus Of Death, 12", Maxi, RE, 1C K 052 20 1128 6, 052 20 1128 6
Absolute killer track, but 3:45 on a 12"? And that annoying fade.....
dmp

dmp

July 21, 2014
referencing Being Boiled / Circus Of Death, 12", Maxi, RE, 1C K 052 20 1128 6, 052 20 1128 6
Is this also a mono recording like the prior releases?
Crijevo

Crijevo

May 27, 2007
edited 4 months ago
referencing Being Boiled / Circus Of Death, 7", Single, Mono, FAST 4
A brilliant statement. Much, much better here without echo-treatments (as later on 1982 version). 'Circus of Death' however fares much better on 'Reproduction' - production was more lush and even more in Depeche-Mode-to-come terms... Still a nice start for a truly synth-minded group.

June 1, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
referencing Being Boiled / Circus Of Death, 12", Maxi, RE, 1C K 052 20 1128 6, 052 20 1128 6
True pioneers in every sense of the word, The Human League's contributions to this lil ol' genre known as Electronica are legendary. For starters, they are the undisputed founders of Synth-Pop and, moreso, critical figures in the "White Electro" movement at the dawn of the 80s. Even though the roots of Electro originate in Germany with you-know-who, it wasn't until The League re-sculpted the style to fit in with their pop sensibilities that the sub-genre really crossed-over to the mainstream.

'Being Boiled' is a great example of Electro in its post Kraftwerk, pre-Funk era. It was these 'ere sounds that became the blueprint for what Afrika Bambattaa and Newclus later relaunched with a new face, literally. Today, we don't think much of the plodding analogue bass line and the tinny snares that made the track what it is, but for the early 80s, this was realised science fiction for the music industry.