The Human League ‎– Travelogue

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The Black Hit Of Space 4:05
Only After Dark 3:45
Life Kills 3:02
Dreams Of Leaving 5:46
Toyota City 3:15
Crow And A Baby 3:40
The Touchables 3:20
Gordon's Gin 2:56
Being Boiled 4:20
WXJL Tonight 4:38

Versions (58)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
V 2160 The Human League Travelogue(LP, Album) Virgin V 2160 UK 1980 Sell This Version
TCV 2160 The Human League Travelogue(Cass, Album) Virgin TCV 2160 UK 1980 Sell This Version
C 37381 The Human League Travelogue(Cass, Album) Virgin C 37381 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
VL 2202 The Human League Travelogue(LP, Album) Virgin VL 2202 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
VI 2160 The Human League Travelogue(LP, Album) Virgin International VI 2160 US 1980 Sell This Version
VL 2202 The Human League Travelogue(LP, Album) Virgin VL 2202 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
2473 757 The Human League Travelogue(LP, Album) Virgin 2473 757 France 1980 Sell This Version
202 332 The Human League Travelogue(LP, Album) Virgin 202 332 Benelux 1980 Sell This Version
202 332, 202 332-270 The Human League Travelogue(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin 202 332, 202 332-270 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
BAN 2160 The Human League Travelogue(LP, Album) Virgin BAN 2160 Israel 1980 Sell This Version
VIL 12160 The Human League Travelogue(LP, Album) Virgin VIL 12160 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
V 2160 The Human League Travelogue(LP, Album) Virgin V 2160 Scandinavia 1980 Sell This Version
V 2160 The Human League Travelogue(LP, Album) Virgin V 2160 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
2473757 The Human League Travelogue(LP, Album) Virgin 2473757 Greece 1980 Sell This Version
VV 33.050Y The Human League Travelogue(LP, Album) Virgin VV 33.050Y Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
VIP-6956 The Human League Travelogue(LP, Album) Virgin VIP-6956 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
L 37381, V 2160, L-37381, V-2160 The Human League Travelogue(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin, Virgin L 37381, V 2160, L-37381, V-2160 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
202332 The Human League Travelogue(LP, Album) Virgin 202332 France 1980 Sell This Version
VIP-6956 The Human League Travelogue(LP, Album, Promo) Virgin VIP-6956 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
L 37381, VGL.37381, V 2160 The Human League Travelogue(LP, Album, Promo, W/Lbl) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin L 37381, VGL.37381, V 2160 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
V 2160 The Human League Travelogue(LP, Album, W/Lbl) Virgin V 2160 UK 1980 Sell This Version
VC 2160 The Human League Travelogue(Cass, Album) Virgin VC 2160 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
V 2160 The Human League Travelogue(LP, Album, RE) Virgin V 2160 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
D-402-332 The Human League Travelogue(Cass, Album) Virgin D-402-332 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
LPBS-1058 The Human League Travelogue(LP, Album) Beta Record C.A. LPBS-1058 Venezuela 1982 Sell This Version
I-202332 The Human League Travelogue(LP, Album) Virgin I-202332 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
70023 The Human League Travelogue(LP, Album, RE) Virgin 70023 France 1984 Sell This Version
OVED 115 The Human League Travelogue(LP, Album, RE) Virgin OVED 115 UK 1985 Sell This Version
OVED 115, YVPL 112 The Human League Travelogue(LP, Album, Edi) Virgin, Yeh Eum Records OVED 115, YVPL 112 South Korea 1987 Sell This Version
CDV 2160 The Human League Travelogue(CD, Album, RE) Virgin CDV 2160 UK 1988 Sell This Version
CDV 2160 The Human League Travelogue(CD, Album, RE) Virgin CDV 2160 UK 1988 Sell This Version
7 90880-4 The Human League Travelogue(Cass, Album, RE, C38) Virgin 7 90880-4 US 1988 Sell This Version
OVED 115 The Human League Travelogue(LP, Album, RE) Virgin OVED 115 Italy 1988 Sell This Version
7 90880-1 The Human League Travelogue(LP, Album, RE) Virgin 7 90880-1 US 1988 Sell This Version
VJCP-2317 The Human League Travelogue(CD, Album, RE) Virgin VJCP-2317 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
CDVR2160, 7243 5 80115 2 4, 7243 580115 24 The Human League Travelogue(CD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin CDVR2160, 7243 5 80115 2 4, 7243 580115 24 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
CAR 80115-2, 7243 5 80115 2 4 The Human League Travelogue(CD, Album, RE, RM) Caroline Records, Virgin CAR 80115-2, 7243 5 80115 2 4 US 2003 Sell This Version
CDVR2160, 7243 5 80115 2 4, 7243 580115 24 The Human League Travelogue(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin CDVR2160, 7243 5 80115 2 4, 7243 580115 24 UK & Europe 2003 Sell This Version
CDVR2160, 7243 5 80115 2 4, 7243 580115 24 The Human League Travelogue(CD, Album, RE, RP) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin CDVR2160, 7243 5 80115 2 4, 7243 580115 24 UK & Europe 2003 Sell This Version
COE41 The Human League Travelogue(CD, Album, Unofficial) COE Records (2) COE41 Russia 2004 Sell This Version
477 748-1, 00602547774811 The Human League Travelogue(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Virgin, Universal Music Catalogue 477 748-1, 00602547774811 UK 2016 Sell This Version
00602547774811 The Human League Travelogue(LP, Album, RE, RM, TP, 180) Universal Music Catalogue 00602547774811 UK 2016 Sell This Version
UICY-78479 The Human League Travelogue(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) Virgin UICY-78479 Japan 2017 Sell This Version
CDV 2160, 0777 7 87301 2 5 The Human League Travelogue(CD, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin CDV 2160, 0777 7 87301 2 5 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
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CDVR2160, 7243 580115 24, 7243 580115 2 4 The Human League Travelogue(CD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin CDVR2160, 7243 580115 24, 7243 580115 2 4 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CDVR2160, 7243 5 80115 2 4, 7243 580115 24 The Human League Travelogue(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin CDVR2160, 7243 5 80115 2 4, 7243 580115 24 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CDVR2160, 7243 5 80115 2 4, 7243 580115 24 The Human League Travelogue(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin CDVR2160, 7243 5 80115 2 4, 7243 580115 24 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
VL4-2202 The Human League Travelogue(Cass, Album, Dol) Virgin VL4-2202 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
OVEDC 115 The Human League Travelogue(Cass, Album, RE) Virgin OVEDC 115 UK Unknown Sell This Version
TCV 2160, OVEDC The Human League Travelogue(Cass, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin TCV 2160, OVEDC UK Unknown Sell This Version
R184 The Human League Travelogue(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Ricks Records, WEA Indonesia R184 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
IMD 7956 The Human League Travelogue(Cass, Album, Unofficial) IMD (2) IMD 7956 Saudi Arabia Unknown Sell This Version
V 2160 The Human League Travelogue(LP, Album) Virgin V 2160 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
2473 757 The Human League Travelogue(LP, Album, RE) Virgin 2473 757 France Unknown Sell This Version
602305 The Human League Travelogue(LP, Album, RE) Virgin, Edisom 602305 Portugal Unknown Sell This Version
202 332, 202 332-270 The Human League Travelogue(LP, Album, RP) Virgin, Virgin 202 332, 202 332-270 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
15MP-53 The Human League Travelogue(LP, Album, Unofficial) 小雅唱片 15MP-53 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version

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primecut3

primecut3

June 2, 2020
referencing Travelogue, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, 477 748-1, 00602547774811
No downloads!??? This is the 21st Century, right??? Not impressed.
Vinyl-Accelerator

Vinyl-Accelerator

May 29, 2020
referencing Travelogue, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, 477 748-1, 00602547774811
Do anyone know which version of "Being Boiled" is on this reissue...?!?
banyera

banyera

March 31, 2020
referencing Travelogue, Cass, Album, C 37381
The Version Of Marianne on the Original Australian Release is Different to the Version on the UK Release !!
Tuaam

Tuaam

January 23, 2020
referencing Travelogue, LP, Album, V 2160
One of the best sounding early 80s electronic albums you can buy that doesn't sound out of date and cheesy.

Whereas Reproduction was more or less the same, travelogue plays itself with the same instrumental sets and patch notes used on reproduction, but with more of a focus on commercial accessibility than their debut ever maintained. While this is true it is still far more different from what mainstream listeners would experience with the new lineup's next album, which by comparison doesn't sound as good or doesn't hold up as well.

Just like the last album, there's a mix of pop songs and more experimental / instrumental songs which compliment each other nicely, and then there's in-betweens like 'Dreams of Leaving' and 'Crow and a Baby' which mix both experimental and popular rhythym styles. I'm 100% certain that the drum patterns for 'Crow and a Baby' are well used in modern Electronic Dance Music, which makes this album rather prophetic for certain styles of music which would emerge.

But as for the actual legacy this album this album left on the popular music crowd, I would say that there is unfortunately not much to see. Most people who grew up in the 80s remember Dare or Hysteria as the League's best work for the time, which while true doesn't necessarily mean it's their best for their full career. It has however (as well as a large number of earlier Human League works) left a large impact on the alternative music scene, with people like Trent Reznor and New Order citing them as influences.
Hozonkai

Hozonkai

November 10, 2019
referencing Travelogue, LP, Album, V 2160
I've loved Dare for 10 years (23 years old, so not as long as most of you). Only discovered the first two albums this week. Travelogue isn't as good as Reproduction and Dare, but satisfying enough. I love The Touchables. It's upbeat and a damn fun tune in general.
Crijevo

Crijevo

August 21, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Travelogue, LP, Album, V 2160
As some of the reviews point out here, "Travelogue" sure is a mixed bag. Revered as influential, yes, but at the other end of its synth spectrum, it's a downright mess sadly marred with compromise, where it should have been a stunning second album.

Along with its amazing cover art, the interesting side to "Travelogue" is in its "acoustic" approach and pleasant experimental/cinematic touches the group kept throughout the album; "Dreams Of Leaving" is a stunning example in reconciling experimental and pop tendencies within a song, and as such would have been the perfect opener to an album. "Toyota City" is a beautiful soothing piece of night music, ideal for wandering through the quiet city streets wrapped in neon glow.

On the downside, the very choice of songs just doesn't jell; some of which sound like forced into the whole - "Only After Dark", albeit effectively taking on from "The Black Hit Of Space", this rather sinister take on Mick Ronson's original already appeared on the flipside of one of the group's 7" singles prior to the LP (along with "WXJL Tonight"), while "Being Boiled" indeed should have been better off and left alone. This updated album version is so overproduced, it's unlistenable - maybe we can thank it for all the future "Sensorias" and "Let The Music Play's" but in itself, the album version's scattering rhythm has no focus, with horrific synth horns only adding insult to injury, completely ruining the song that originally, and forever, sounds so icily cool.

The grooves are more evident in the synths' bass lines than drum programs. Some songs just yearn for, but lack a punchier kick in the teeth ("The Crow And A Baby", "The Touchables", "Life Kills" and the aforementioned "WXJL Tonight"), a promise cast aside sounding like a wasted opportunity.

In total, "Travelogue" has documentary value and as such has its deserved place in synth-pop's history, but had the group focused on a different setlist (many rightfully point out "Marianne" (and I'd also like to add the amazing "Dancevision"), which is super ironic such a good song was left off the very album in favour of some other, much weaker songs), the album very probably wouldn't sound as clumsy as it actually does. Considering The Human League's first line-up history, here the group sound fragmented, everyone pulling in different direction, packing it in, and in that the album sadly suffered as a result.
qlek

qlek

February 22, 2019
referencing Travelogue, LP, Album, V 2160
This is a great pressing. I bought it second hand in an auction pile and it's apparent there is some surface wear, but not a single crackle or pop. I am amazed or very lucky on this one.
brianwould

brianwould

November 29, 2018
referencing Travelogue, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, 477 748-1, 00602547774811
Why does the sticker state erronneously that "Only after dark" was a single when it was Being Boiled thats was a "single, and every few weeks "Only after dark" is switched between being a single by itself and part of the Empire State Human double single pack by editors on here ..weird.
Guill

Guill

November 26, 2017
referencing Travelogue, CD, Album, RE, RM, CDVR2160, 7243 5 80115 2 4, 7243 580115 24
Where is the Long Version of Toyota City? Clueless as usual.
MISTER_DIA-TRIBE_73

MISTER_DIA-TRIBE_73

March 18, 2017
referencing Travelogue, LP, Album, V 2160
Shame they never released an instrumental LP version of this stunning piece of work! Oakey's voice and psychobabble ruins yet another impressive album (again)! Proto Techno Sheffield style...