Scritti Politti ‎– Cupid & Psyche 85

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The Word Girl 4:22
Small Talk 3:36
Absolute 4:22
A Little Knowledge 5:00
Don't Work That Hard 3:56
Perfect Way 4:28
Lover To Fall 4:11
Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin) 4:46
Hypnotize 3:32

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V 2350 Scritti Politti Cupid & Psyche 85(LP, Album) Virgin V 2350 UK 1985 Sell This Version
9 25302-2 Scritti Politti Cupid & Psyche 85(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 9 25302-2 US 1985 Sell This Version
CDV 2350 Scritti Politti Cupid & Psyche 85(CD, Album) Virgin CDV 2350 France 1985 Sell This Version
32VD-1006 Scritti Politti Cupid & Psyche 85(CD, Album) Virgin 32VD-1006 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
9 25302-2 Scritti Politti Cupid & Psyche 85(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 9 25302-2 US 1985 Sell This Version
25VC-1028 Scritti Politti Cupid & Psyche 85(Cass, Album) Virgin 25VC-1028 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
406 616-652 Scritti Politti Cupid & Psyche 85(Cass, Album) Virgin 406 616-652 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
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4-25302, 9 25302-4 Scritti Politti Cupid & Psyche 85(Cass, Album, AR) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 4-25302, 9 25302-4 US 1985 Sell This Version
TCV 2350 Scritti Politti Cupid & Psyche 85(Cass, Album, Bla) Virgin TCV 2350 UK 1985 Sell This Version
W4-25302, 4-25302 Scritti Politti Cupid & Psyche 85(Cass, Album, Club, CH,) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records W4-25302, 4-25302 US 1985 Sell This Version
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TCV 2350 Scritti Politti Cupid & Psyche 85(Cass, Album, Red) Virgin TCV 2350 UK 1985 Sell This Version
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V 2350 Scritti Politti Cupid & Psyche 85(LP, Album) Virgin V 2350 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
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V 2350 Scritti Politti Cupid & Psyche 85(LP, Album, Emb) Virgin V 2350 UK 1985 Sell This Version
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1-25302, 9 25302-1 Scritti Politti Cupid & Psyche 85(LP, Album, Emb) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 1-25302, 9 25302-1 US 1985 Sell This Version
V2350, V 2350 Scritti Politti Cupid & Psyche 85(LP, Album, Gol) Virgin, Virgin V2350, V 2350 UK 1985 Sell This Version
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VJD-28091 Scritti Politti Cupid & Psyche 85(CD, Album, RE) Virgin VJD-28091 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
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dinho123

dinho123

February 1, 2020
referencing Cupid & Psyche 85, LP, Album, V 2350
Pure beauty without mixing.
Perfect pop album
Lover to Fall....A Little Knowledge
Crijevo

Crijevo

March 7, 2019
referencing Cupid & Psyche 85, LP, Album, V 2350

This is a super typical 80s' album. On the other hand it's a perfect pop album. Confusing a crossover due to the group's strict political past, there's a lot to shock anyone expecting anything remotely similar to, say, "OPEC-Immac". Might be misunderstood these days for the potential care-free cheese factor but revaluing it from a time distance of 30+ years, "Cupid & Psyche 85" remains a great testament to ambition and hard work that payed off in its 40-something minutes. A completely new line-up at the time - Green, Fred Maher and David Gamson delivered a record with a pedigree, keeping some of the subversiveness mainly in the album's cover art (the rear side is a reference to Marcel Duchamp).

On the music side of things, the highlights are definitely the five principal singles - "The Word Girl", "Absolute", "Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin)", "Perfect Way" and "Hypnotize" - the latter's bonus dub mix on CD/cassette is superb and the closest Scritti got to a certain Mark Stewart & the Maffia. The remaining songs consistently add to the cute playlist but as a whole "C+P85" may be a bit too sweet to handle. Of course this doesn't undermine the charm and the intention to make one feel good. And who doesn't want the taste of the finest milk chocolate constantly melting in the mouth?
izakteaz

izakteaz

February 7, 2018
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Cupid & Psyche 85, LP, Album, Emb, 206 616, V2350
I bought this album in 1996 on the strength of hearing Perfwct Way on the radio..mesmerized with its wordplay and use of synths and moog bass. However I was taken back by songs in a similar fashion like Small Talk, Absolute, Wood Beez and Don't Work That Hard. All of them follow this strange lyrical wordplay foreign to US styles of music at the time, still with heavy influence of US r&b and pop elements spread throughout, even hints of reggae on Wood Beez and Word Girl.
Good stuff and highly recommended especially for those into r&b, funk and pop in the 80's. Not to be missed. A near classic...his vocal ability lacked but they made up for it within the music, that's what matters most.

Bought this record 3 times now lol.
KingKenny

KingKenny

July 13, 2011
referencing Cupid & Psyche 85, LP, Album, 206 616, 206 616-620

David Gamson comes into his own on this record, his programming and production years ahead of most producers at the time...top stuff.