Poly Styrene ‎– Translucence

United Artists Records ‎– UAG 30320, United Artists Records ‎– OC 062-83009
Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 Dreaming
A2 Toytown
A3 Sky Diver
A4 Day That Time Forgot
A5 Shades
A6 Essence
B1 Hip City
B2 Bicycle Song
B3 Sub Tropical
B4 Translucent
B5 Age
B6 Good Bye

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℗ 1980 Original Sound Recording made by Liberty/United Records (UK) Ltd.

Printed inner sleeve

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
7C 062-83009 Poly Styrene Translucence(LP, Album) United Artists Records 7C 062-83009 Sweden 1980 Sell This Version
RRLC128 Poly Styrene Translucence(Cass, Album, Dol) Receiver Records Limited RRLC128 UK 1990 Sell This Version
RRLP 128 Poly Styrene Translucence(LP, Album, Promo, RE) Receiver Records Limited RRLP 128 UK 1990 Sell This Version
LUK-11C 076 - 83009 Poly Styrene Translucence(LP, Album) Valentim De Carvalho LUK-11C 076 - 83009 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
RRLP128 Poly Styrene Translucence(LP, Album, RE) Receiver Records Limited RRLP128 UK 1990 Sell This Version


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February 20, 2017

She had such a great voice, this album gives her a time to shine, if you could compare it to anything I would say it on par with what Peter Shelley did after Buzzcocks. It isn't like The X-Ray Spexs at the time but could seen more like being with the heavy reggae influences that The Clash and the Two Tone movement at the time. I tend to remember that even most punk band tried to have a world record under their belt but couldn't pull it off like this (Looking at you Siouxie and The Banshees).


February 11, 2014
The Translucence album is such a joyful listening experience (if verging on hippy) with great vocals (of course) and imaginative and ear tickling music. Definitely not punk. It was a brave release and showed Poly Styrene to be a true original.


December 10, 2012
edited over 3 years ago

What happened to her? this is appaling!