Visage ‎– Fade To Grey

Polydor ‎– 2141 318
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Maxi-Single

Tracklist Hide Credits

A Fade To Grey
Written-By – Currie*, Payne*, Ure*
B The Steps
Written-By – Currie*, Formula*, McGeoch*, Ure*, Egan*, Strange*

Companies, etc.



Track A: Island Music Ltd. / Copyright Control
Track B: Island Music Ltd. / Virgin Mus. (Publishers) Ltd. / Copyright Control
℗ 1980 Polydor Incorporated
Made in West Germany

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 0309
  • Matrix / Runout (stamped Side 1 Variant 1): 2141 318 S1 320 AT 1A
  • Matrix / Runout (stamped Side 2 Variant 1): 2141 318 S2 320 AT 1A
  • Matrix / Runout (stamped Side 1 Variant 2): 2141 318 S1 320 W 1A
  • Matrix / Runout (stamped Side 2 Variant 2): 2141 318 S2 320 W 1

Other Versions (5 of 41) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
POSPX 194 Visage Fade To Grey(12", Single) Polydor POSPX 194 UK 1980 Sell This Version
POSP 194, 2095 320 Visage Fade To Grey(7", Single, Red) Polydor, Polydor POSP 194, 2095 320 UK 1980 Sell This Version
PD 2158 Visage Fade To Grey(7", Single) Polydor PD 2158 US 1980 Sell This Version
PZ 282, 861 961-1 Visage Fade To Grey (Bassheads 93 Remix)(12") Polydor, Polydor PZ 282, 861 961-1 UK 1993 Sell This Version
PZ 282 DJ 2 Visage Fade To Grey '93 Remixes (Promo 2)(12") Polydor PZ 282 DJ 2 UK 1993 Sell This Version



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March 23, 2009
edited over 5 years ago

Amazing! We all heard it about a thousand times, and it never got annoying. A fact, you won't expect from a song, you can also find on uncountable releases with titles like "Best of 80's", as well as you can hear it on public radio even today quite frequently. This catchy tune seems to be highly influenced by (maybe even stolen) the melody of "Human League - Being Boiled".
The french seductive vocals were sung by Brigitte Arens, who was Rusty Egan's girlfriend at that time. Sadly no more information about her, but as she starts to sing:

"Un homme dans une gare isolée
Une valise a ses cotés
Des yeux fixes et froids
Montre de la peur lorsqu'il
Se tourne pour se cacher"

... a whole generation is getting a flashback and the climax of a music period, called "New Romantic", is defined.