The League Unlimited Orchestra ‎– Love And Dancing

Virgin ‎– OVED 6
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Hard Times
Written-By – Callis*, Wright*, Oakey*
A2 Love Action (I Believe In Love)
Written-By – Burden*, Oakey*
A3 Don't You Want Me
Written-By – Callis*, Wright*, Oakey*
B1 Things That Dreams Are Made Of
Written-By – Wright*, Oakey*
B2 Do Or Die
Written-By – Burden*, Oakey*
B3 Seconds
Written-By – Callis*, Wright*, Oakey*
B4 Open Your Heart
Written-By – Burden*, Oakey*
B5 The Sound Of The Crowd
Written-By – Callis*, Oakey*

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[From labels:]

A1, A3, B3: Sound Diagrams/Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd
A2, B1, B2, B5: Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd
A2, B3, B4: Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd/Sound Diagrams

℗ 1981 Virgin Records Ltd

Side One (Time: 18.00)
Side Two (Time: 17.40)

[On back sleeve:]
This Album contains instrumental
versions of previously released
songs by The Human League specially
remixed and produced by Martin Rushent

© The Human League

[On spine:]

℗ 1981 and © 1982 Virgin Records Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, variant 1): OVED - 6 - A1 TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, variant 1): OVED - 6 - B1 TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, variant 2): OVED - 6 - A1 TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, variant 2): OVED - 6 - B2 TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, variant 3): OVED - 6 - A2 TOWNHOUSE C
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, variant 3): OVED - 6 - B2 TOWNHOUSE D
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, variant 4 Etched): OVED - 6 - A1 ( TOWNHOUSE C 2 3 stamped )
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, variant 4 Etched): OVED - 6 - B1 ( TOWNHOUSE C 1 3 D stamped )

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April 30, 2017
Having first heard their breakthrough singles "Don't You Want Me", "Love Action (I Believe in Love)" and the album track "Seconds" getting a lot of airplay on KROQ Pasadena I made a trip down to the Wharehouse at the Pasadena City Plaza back in 1982-1983 and wanted to purchase the album that had these songs. I did not own a turntable at the time (only a cassette player) so I had to purchase the cassettes. The sealed Dare! album had no track listing but the League Unlimited LP had the tracklisting and I saw that it had the songs I liked listed so I went ahead and purchased the Love and Dancing cassette. When I got home I was disappointed to find out that these were all instrumental / remix versions! I soon quickly got over it and the release grew on me. With my next allowance I went ahead and purchased the Dare! cassette and all was good in my world. It was very cool experience getting use to the instrumental remixes before hearing the Dare! versions. When Soft Cell released their Non-Stop Ecstatic Dancing album this time I was ready having purchased the Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret album first! Both albums (Soft Cell and Human League) are essential in the birth of new wave synth pop that invaded the USA airwaves during the early 1980's.

A few years ago I picked up a double unofficial CD called the Making of Dare! featuring many demos and unfinished tracks recording during the Dare! sessions. Comparing the demos to the final mixes / production by Martin Rushent you can hear that he played a very important role in the Human League's commercial sound. It's even nice to see him pictured and added to the back cover the of the League Unlimited Orchestra - Love & Dancing album much like an extra member of the band as George Martin was to the Beatles.


March 29, 2012

Just utterly brilliant production from Martin Rushent on this album. On a par with the great Trevor Horn, Rushent delivers the Human League sounds in their purest unadulterated electronic forms. He's stripped out all the chart pop shit and created a masterpiece on these versions, and it becomes totally timeless dance music as a result.
In my opinion one of the greatest electronic albums ever made, and essential listening whatever your musical leanings.


January 13, 2004

If you need proof of how ahead of its time this album was Richard X's saw no harm in sampling 'Things That Dreams Are Made Of' in it's entirety for his recent 'Finest Dreams' single. Also George Michael's 'Shoot the Dog' samples large chunks of 'Love Action'. Both taken from this album. The League Unlimited still sounds fresh today.


January 12, 2004

What can I say? This is the album that got me into electronic music and for me is very much the blueprint for the genre. Forget the fact that you have heard the singles throughout the decades. You will definitely not have heard them like this. The lush layers and the soaring synth riffs build upon each other to create magnificent soundscapes - 'Seconds' being a fantastic example you can almost visualise skyscrapers from the opening chords alone and 'Things That Dreams are Made Of' has me skiing on a deserted snowy mountain with avalanches crashing around me. I challenge anyone who is a fan of ambient techno or electronica to listen to this and not be impressed. This album is an inspiration. Plus it is the only album that I have ever bought in all three formats - need I say more...


August 5, 2003

This record...I can't describe how great it is. By far one of my favorites. The aesthetic of Love and Dancing is powerful and unique- it's one of those rare records that is a world unto itself.