Spandau Ballet ‎– Instinction

Reformation ‎– CHS 12 2602, Chrysalis ‎– CHS 12 2602
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single

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A Instinction
Producer – Richard James Burgess, Trevor Horn
B1 Chant No. 1 (Remix)
Producer – Richard James Burgess
B2 Gently
Engineer – Gary LanganProducer – Spandau Ballet

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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, A-side, stamped variant 1): CHS 122602 A // 4 ∇ 420 H TOWN HOUSE 1 1 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, B-side, stamped variant 1): CHS 122602 B // 3 ∇ 420 H TOWN HOUSE 1 1 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout variant 2): CHS 122602 A//4 ∇ 420 H TOWN HOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout variant 2): CHS 122602 B//4 ∇ 420 H TOWN HOUSE

Other Versions (5 of 16) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CHS 2602 Spandau Ballet Instinction(7", Single, Pap) Reformation, Chrysalis CHS 2602 UK 1982 Sell This Version
CHS 2602 Spandau Ballet Instinction(7", Single) Reformation CHS 2602 Ireland 1982 Sell This Version
CHSC 2615 Spandau Ballet Instinction(12") Chrysalis CHSC 2615 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
K 8730 Spandau Ballet Instinction(7", Single) Chrysalis K 8730 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
CDS 2598 DJ Spandau Ballet Instinction(12", Promo) Chrysalis CDS 2598 DJ US 1982 Sell This Version



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July 30, 2007
edited over 11 years ago

This release features a great version of Instinction redone by Trevor Horn. Mr Horn has given the track a shiny & glossy makeover with a huge ambience. It sounds joyous, brash & bold, quite in line with some of his other productions from the same year (ABC's Poison Arrow to name just one). Instinction was originally included on the Diamond album where it sounds flat, stale and uninspired - I would never have imagined it could have been turned into something this good by anyone!

The excellent remixed version of Chant No.1 on the B-side of this release was originally first included on a limited 4x12" box set release of the Diamond LP. This remix still sounds fresh to this day - it wisely retains the tight groove from the original version and adds some really tasty use of dub effects and horn riffs panned from speaker to speaker that are not overdone.

The acoustic-tinged ballad Gently on the B-side was never included on any studio album. It is an understated sad & quiet song for a Spandau release.