Tom Tom Club ‎– Genius Of Love

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Sire ‎– PRO-A-996
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Vinyl, 12", Promo
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Tracklist

A Genius Of Love (Long Version) 7:24
B Lorelei (Instrumental) 6:22

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Notes

Beware of this bootleg pressing which looks nearly identical but are not machine-stamped "STERLING" in the deadwax.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WIP 6735 Tom Tom Club Genius Of Love(7", Single) Island Records WIP 6735 UK 1981 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
PRO-49882 Tom Tom Club Genius Of Love(7", Single, Promo) Sire PRO-49882 Canada 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 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 1981 Sell This Version

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soulinhki

soulinhki

January 17, 2007
edited over 10 years ago
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

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!