The Human League ‎– Reproduction

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Virgin ‎– CDVR2133, Virgin ‎– 7243 580165 29
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CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo, Mono
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Please note, there is also a version manufactured by ims Manufacturing.

Mastered at Super Audio Mastering.
Co-produced for Cracker Music.

All tracks published by EMI Virgin Music Publishing Ltd except track 8 published by Mother Bertha Music Ltd / Abkco Music Ltd / EMI Virgin Music Publishing Ltd

Thanks to Jason Day and Tom Wegg-Prosser at Virgin Records.

All tracks digitally re-mastered ℗ 2003 Virgin Records Ltd. except tracks 2 & 17 digitally re-mastered ℗ 2003 Holding Ecosse Ltd. licensed to Virgin Records Ltd.

The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Virgin Records Ltd. ℗2003 Virgin Records Ltd.
©2003 Virgin Records Ltd.

Made in the EU
Printed in EU

Incidental info:
"Reproduction" (Tracks 1 to 9) originally released in the UK, October 1979 with the cat# V2133.
"Introducing" originally released in the UK, October 1979 with the cat# VS 294.
"The Dignity Of Labour Part 1 to 4" and "Flexi Disc" originally released in the UK, 1979 with the cat# VF. I., VF 1, FAST 10, F10X VF1.
"Being Boiled (Fast Version) and "Circus Of Death (Fast Version)" originally released in the UK, June 1978 with the cat# FAST 4 .

The last 2 tracks are Mono, the rest are Stereo.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 7 24358 01652 9
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): EMI UDEN 5801652 @ 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): EMI UDEN 5801652 @ 1 010107
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): EMI UDEN 5801652 @ 1 1-1-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4): EMI UDEN 5801652 @ 1 1-1-4-NL
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L047
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): ifpi 15E7
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): ifpi AAHE6
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): ifpi 150E
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): ifpi AAHD5
  • Rights Society: bel BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 03098
  • Price Code (F:): PM570

Other Versions (5 of 55) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
V2133 The Human League Reproduction(LP, Album) Virgin V2133 UK 1979 Sell This Version
477 747-3, 00602547774736 The Human League Reproduction(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Virgin, Universal Music Catalogue 477 747-3, 00602547774736 UK 2016 Sell This Version
201 019, 201 019-270 The Human League Reproduction(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin 201 019, 201 019-270 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
VIL 12133 The Human League Reproduction(LP, Album) Virgin VIL 12133 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
201019 The Human League Reproduction(LP, Album, RE) Virgin 201019 France 1979 Sell This Version

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Morb666

Morb666

August 21, 2003

Back when I was about 13 I borrowed a copy of this LP from my local library.....and Ive never looked back. My boundless enthusiasm for electronic music, my desire to become a musician, my love of synthesisers, my open minded approach to music are all thanks to this record!!

The combination of surreal lyrics, sung in a baritone northern accent, together with purely electronic sounds (something the League used to pride themselves on) was a complete revelation...this really was the future of music. There were pop sensibilities at work here but hidden under an inhuman other worldly facade...they even manage to make "You've lost that loving feeling" sound like you have stumbled upon some strange radio transmission from another dimension. Even the more straightforward tracks such as "Empire state human" take on a slightly uncomfortable edge, with Oakeys bizzare lyrics and the creepiness of "Circus of death" still sends shivers down my spine 20 years later.
If your only exposure to The Human League has been from the "Dare" era onwards then I cannot urge you enough to grab a copy of this Album (and the follow up "Travelogue") without a doubt two of the most influential albums of all time. Together with Kraftwerk, The Human League showed that a "Band" did not have to consist of Drums, Guitar, Bass and opened the door for a whole new generation of electronic musicians.