Tom Tom Club ‎– The Genius Of Love

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WIP 6735 Tom Tom Club The Genius Of Love(7", Single) Island Records WIP 6735 UK 1981 Sell This Version
SRE49882 Tom Tom Club Genius Of Love (Edit)(7", Mono, Promo) Sire SRE49882 US 1981 Sell This Version
12WIP 6735 Tom Tom Club Genius Of Love / Lorelei(12") Island Records 12WIP 6735 UK 1981 Sell This Version
600.443 Tom Tom Club Genius Of Love / Lorelei(12") Island Records 600.443 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
600.443 Tom Tom Club Genius Of Love / Lorelei(12", Whi) Island Records 600.443 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
103 588, 103.588 Tom Tom Club Genius Of Love / Lorelei(7", Single) Island Records, Island Records 103 588, 103.588 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
12WIP 6737 Tom Tom Club / Mr. Yellow Tom Tom Club / Mr. Yellow - Genius Of Love / Yella(12") Island Records 12WIP 6737 UK 1981 Sell This Version
6400 565 Tom Tom Club Genius Of Love(12", Maxi) Island Records, Phonogram 6400 565 France 1981 Sell This Version
PRO-A-996 Tom Tom Club Genius Of Love(12", Promo) Sire PRO-A-996 US 1981 Sell This Version
KSRE 49882 Tom Tom Club Genius Of Love(7") Sire KSRE 49882 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
6010 451 Tom Tom Club Genius Of Love(7") Island Records 6010 451 France 1981 Sell This Version
12WIP 6735 Tom Tom Club Genius Of Love(7", Single) Island Records 12WIP 6735 Jamaica 1981 Sell This Version
47.042 Tom Tom Club Genius Of Love(7", Single) A&M Records 47.042 Brazil 1981 Sell This Version
SRE49882 Tom Tom Club Genius Of Love(7", Single) Sire SRE49882 US 1981 Sell This Version
SRE49882 Tom Tom Club Genius Of Love(7", Single) Sire SRE49882 US 1981 Sell This Version
SRE49882 Tom Tom Club Genius Of Love(7", Single) Sire SRE49882 US 1981 Sell This Version
SRE49882 Tom Tom Club Genius Of Love(7", Single, Jac) Sire SRE49882 US 1981 Sell This Version
PRO-49882 Tom Tom Club Genius Of Love(7", Single, Promo) Sire PRO-49882 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
12WIP 6735 Tom Tom Club The Genius Of Love(12", Single) Island Records 12WIP 6735 UK 1981 Sell This Version
WIP 6735 Tom Tom Club The Genius Of Love(7", Single) Island Records WIP 6735 UK 1981 Sell This Version
12WIP 6735 Tom Tom Club / Mr. Yellow Tom Tom Club / Mr. Yellow - Genius Of Love / Yella(12") Island Records 12WIP 6735 UK 1982 Sell This Version
12WIP 6735 Tom Tom Club / Mr. Yellow Tom Tom Club / Mr. Yellow - Genius Of Love / Yella(12") Island Records 12WIP 6735 UK 1982 Sell This Version
103 588-100, 103 588 Tom Tom Club Genius Of Love(7", Single) Island Records, Island Records 103 588-100, 103 588 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
P-1633 Tom Tom Club Genius Of Love(7", Single) Sire P-1633 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
100197 Tom Tom Club Genius Of Love(7", Single) WEA 100197 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
12WIP 6735 Tom Tom Club The Genius Of Love(12", 3 T) Island Records 12WIP 6735 UK 1982 Sell This Version
none Tom Tom Club Genius Of Love(CDr, Promo) Because Music none UK 2010 Sell This Version
none Tom Tom Club Genius Of Love (Remix)(Acetate, 10", S/Sided) Sunshine Sound none US Unknown Sell This Version
PRO-A-996 Tom Tom Club Genius Of Love(12", Unofficial) Sire (2) PRO-A-996 US Unknown Sell This Version

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April 7, 2018
referencing Genius Of Love / Lorelei, 12", 12WIP 6735
Any indication of the duration of the track on side B?
omarcitoparana

omarcitoparana

August 3, 2016
referencing Genius Of Love / Lorelei, 12", Whi, 600.443
Hi . I consulted. vinyl is available for purchase ?? Thank you
kuma.chan

kuma.chan

March 24, 2011
edited over 7 years ago
referencing The Genius Of Love, 12", 3 T, 12WIP 6735

If you want the instrumental of Genius of Love its either on this UK issue or an Island promo here: http://www.discogs.com/Tom-Tom-Club-Compass-Point-All-Stars-Genius-Of-Love/release/2609757
ultrasound

ultrasound

October 14, 2007
referencing The Genius Of Love, 12", Single, 12WIP 6735

"We went insane, and we took cocaine..." Ms Weymouth sings at one point. Perhaps that's why, despite (what I remember) as being a bit of a buzz about the group and this record in particular at the time, it never really broke through into the mainstream. That and also perhaps because of the name-checking of some underground folk who many of us only started to recognize years later - for instance 'Bohannon'. (This record is also better known for mentioning James Brown, Bootsy Collins and Sly & Robbie). Still, a wistful neo-reggae vibe - no doubt aided by it being recorded in Nassau - pleasantly permeates this song. That and the sick and a little sad irony of the tale in the lyric (check it out for yourself) wraps it up as a nice and quirky, almost subversive, plus enjoyable groove, masquerading as something altogether lighter. 'Disco-not-disco' aficionados ought to check it really as a good candidate for a set opener in that style.
soulinhki

soulinhki

January 17, 2007
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Genius Of Love, 12", Promo, PRO-A-996
Original promo 12" is very hard to find but it has been reissued. The Mariah Carey song that sampled Genius of Love is called Fantasy and it actually sounds pretty good after ten years..
jazzliscious

jazzliscious

March 4, 2004
referencing Genius Of Love, 12", Promo, PRO-A-996

This is that classic early '80s cross between synth-pop and (?)hip-hop. That's right, it found a home in the samples of several hip-hop afficiandos and apparently was good enough to be used in a song by Mariah Carey, however, don't quote me on that! I've never heard it myself and was only told about it after playing it for a DJ friend of mine. Genius Of Love is so groovy, but Lorelie is also a beautiful song, too. The only problem is they should have used the vocal edit in long version form and they'd have had a winner on their hands. But they instead used an instrumental version which is good too but not like the really beautiful vocal version included on the Tom Tom Club album. Either way, this is a slice of pie you won't want to miss!