The Normal ‎– T.V.O.D. / Warm Leatherette

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Warm Leatherette

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MUTE 001 The Normal T.V.O.D. / Warm Leatherette(7", Single) Mute MUTE 001 UK 1978 Sell This Version
MUTE 001 The Normal T.V.O.D. / Warm Leatherette(7") Mute MUTE 001 UK 1978 Sell This Version
MUTE 001 The Normal T.V.O.D. / Warm Leatherette(7") Mute MUTE 001 UK 1978 Sell This Version
MUTE 001 The Normal T.V.O.D. / Warm Leatherette(7") Mute MUTE 001 UK 1978 Sell This Version
SRE 1044 The Normal T.V.O.D. / Warm Leatherette(7", Single) Sire SRE 1044 US 1978 Sell This Version
MUTE 001 The Normal T.V.O.D. / Warm Leatherette(7", Single) Mute MUTE 001 UK 1978 Sell This Version
LTM 202 The Normal T.V.O.D.(7", Single) Celluloid LTM 202 France 1978 Sell This Version
SRE 1044 The Normal T.V.O.D.(7", Single, Promo, Mono) Sire SRE 1044 US 1978 Sell This Version
SMU 435 The Normal Warm Leatherette / T.V.O.D.(7", Single) GAP Records, Mute SMU 435 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
INT 126.804, MUTE 001 The Normal T.V.O.D. / Warm Leatherette(12", Maxi, RE) Mute, Mute INT 126.804, MUTE 001 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
7 71400-3 The Normal T.V.O.D. / Warm Leatherette(CD, Mini, Single, RE) Restless Records, Mute 7 71400-3 US 1988 Sell This Version
7 71400-3 The Normal T.V.O.D. / Warm Leatherette(CD, Mini, Single, RE) Restless Records, Mute 7 71400-3 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
EPRO-149 The Normal Warm Leatherette(12", Single, Promo, RE) Restless Records EPRO-149 US 1988 Sell This Version
7 71400-0, 12MUTE 001 The Normal Warm Leatherette(12", Single, RE) Mute, Mute 7 71400-0, 12MUTE 001 US 1988 Sell This Version
7 71400-2, MUTE 001 The Normal Warm Leatherette(CD, Single, RE) Restless Records, Mute 7 71400-2, MUTE 001 US 1988 Sell This Version
7 71400-2, MUTE 001 The Normal Warm Leatherette(CD, Single, RE, Lon) Restless Records, Mute 7 71400-2, MUTE 001 USA, Canada & UK 1988 Sell This Version
Mute 001, INT 126.919 The Normal Warm Leatherette(12", Single, RE) Mute, Mute Mute 001, INT 126.919 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
INT 826.919, CD Mute 001 The Normal Warm Leatherette(CD, Mini, Single, RE) Mute, Mute INT 826.919, CD Mute 001 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
CDMUTE001 The Normal Warm Leatherette / T.V.O.D.(CD, Single, RE) Mute CDMUTE001 UK 1995 Sell This Version
INT 826.919, CD Mute 001, 7243 4 72390 2 1 The Normal Warm Leatherette(CD, RE) Mute, Mute, Mute INT 826.919, CD Mute 001, 7243 4 72390 2 1 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
9045-2 The Normal Warm Leatherette / T.V.O.D.(CD, Single, RE) Mute 9045-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
9045-2, MUTE9045-2 The Normal Warm Leatherette / T.V.O.D.(CD, Single, RE) Mute, Mute 9045-2, MUTE9045-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
MUTE 001 The Normal T.V.O.D. / Warm Leatherette(7", Single, RE) Mute MUTE 001 UK 2009 Sell This Version
MUTE 001 The Normal T.V.O.D. / Warm Leatherette(7", RE, Ltd, Num, Whi) Mute MUTE 001 UK 2011 Sell This Version
MUTE 001 The Normal T.V.O.D. / Warm Leatherette(7") Mute MUTE 001 UK Unknown Sell This Version
MUTE 001 The Normal T.V.O.D. / Warm Leatherette(7") Mute MUTE 001 UK Unknown Sell This Version
MUTE 001 The Normal T.V.O.D. / Warm Leatherette(7") Mute MUTE 001 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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mimikaki

mimikaki

June 3, 2016
referencing T.V.O.D. / Warm Leatherette, 7", Single, MUTE 001

how can we know this is the first pressing of this record, that has been repressed so many times, please?
Crijevo

Crijevo

March 14, 2009
referencing T.V.O.D. / Warm Leatherette, 7", Single, MUTE 001
A dear friend of mine once wrote - "It is amazing what can be done with only one tone". The record itself sounds amazing in every bit as if an accidental outcome over one's desire to create an all electronic single after years of fascination with the likes of Kraftwerk. As with The Cure's Camus study in 'Killing an Arab', 'Warm Leatherette' sumarises J. G. Ballard in merely couple of minutes. The flipside of 'TVOD' is another astonishing instant, mass irony over mass consumerism.

An accomplishment by minimalism that even works as a pop record. Even though it never tried to sound like one. I wonder if the guy ever tried to stick the aerial. A synth masterpiece that still works. Grab it.
20100

20100

December 18, 2005
edited over 10 years ago
For those interested this is still available on Mute label (catalogue number 001). It was the first 7 inch Mute released. This track still stands today. Wonderfull Cold Wave way ahead of it's time.
Dogma

Dogma

May 1, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
referencing T.V.O.D. / Warm Leatherette, 12", Maxi, RE, INT 126.804, MUTE 001

There are rumours about a story behind this. It was released in Germany as 12" in the year 1982 (INT 126.804). At the end of the 80s someone at Intercord was going through the back-catalogue in order to delete low-selling items. Well, warm Leatherette is a classic, but not at all a chart hit. So it went out of the catalog! - Later on they found out what happened and came to the conclusion, that it was a bad idea to delete Mute founder Daniel Millers own and very first release. So Warm Leatherette/T.V.O.D. was rereleases with new cat.no. not only on vinyl but also on CD. A truely oggers-fairytale!
deejsasqui

deejsasqui

January 11, 2004
referencing T.V.O.D. / Warm Leatherette, 7", Single, MUTE 001
This is the single which started MUTE records, and has been re-released twice on CD by MUTE. After releasing this, Daniel Miller, aka The Normal, focused mainly on the MUTE label, with various small excursions back into music-making over the years.
Saittham

Saittham

June 18, 2003
referencing T.V.O.D. / Warm Leatherette, 7", Single, MUTE 001

This must be the most irritating monotone song ever. However this was in the late '70's, so I guess it was a milestone then. The song was covered by many artists, most notable: Grace Jones.

May 28, 2003
referencing Warm Leatherette / T.V.O.D., CD, Single, RE, CDMUTE001
I would add only one thing to Spork's comment (the rest would be insulting): I'm not even sure you carefully listened to Adult. ... Adult. is working on an efficient minimalistic formula, questionning the melody in its popular effect on people. Adult. is working on dancefloor effect and this means melodic mediums and most of the time, no bass at all. Miller's in 1978 did not give a fuck to those art school's poseurs considerations, he just wanted to release this harsh repetitive no wave track telling bout carcrash erotic. Listen carefully on W.L: it's speedy, maybe 150 bpm or more, unmelodic, just the same loop sometimes slightly filtered, the rhythm is martial as ever, and the lyrics are hardcore (spin it in a party, you will see how the reaction can be different from Adult.'s LoveSick, ie). How can you pretend it's a weak track when Grace Jones made a cover of it?! This had been the 1978 underground planetary hit, spinned in Paris' Palace, NYC's CBGB, or London's Marquee... This track is to undaground what Blue Monday was to overground. And it's obvious that Blue Monday had the possibility to become an international hit in 1981 because W.L existed 3 years ago. So please don't make this kind of stupid comments when you're not documented... It's a real chance you people did not use the electroclash term to describe this electronic music masterpiece ;-) ...