Yaz* ‎– Situation

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"Situation" first appeared as a b-side to the single Only You.
Released in the US & Canada in 1982 (and select territories excluding UK & Europe).
Re-released in 1990, and again in 1999 with new remixes for the compilation Only Yazoo (The Best Of).

Tracklist

Situation 5:40
Situation (Dub Version) 5:45

Versions (60)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
0-29950, 9 29950-0 A Yaz* Situation(12", Single) Sire, Sire 0-29950, 9 29950-0 A US 1982 Sell This Version
POWT 0113 Yazoo Situation / Don't Go(12", Single) Powderworks POWT 0113 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
0-29950 Yazoo Situation(12") Sire 0-29950 US 1982 Sell This Version
0-29950, 9 29950-0 A Yaz* Situation(12") Sire, Sire 0-29950, 9 29950-0 A US 1982 Sell This Version
0-29950 Yazoo Situation(12", Promo) Sire 0-29950 US 1982 Sell This Version
92 99500 Yaz* Situation(12", Single) Sire, Mute 92 99500 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
92 99500 Yaz* Situation(12", Single) Sire, Mute 92 99500 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
92 99500 Yazoo Situation(12", Single) Sire 92 99500 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
7-29953 Yazoo Situation(7", Promo, Single) Sire 7-29953 US 1982 Sell This Version
7-29953 Yazoo Situation(7", Single) Sire 7-29953 US 1982 Sell This Version
7-29953 Yaz* Situation(7", Single) Sire, Mute 7-29953 US 1982 Sell This Version
92 99537 Yazoo Situation(7", Single) Sire 92 99537 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
92 99537 Yazoo Situation(7", Single, Promo) Sire 92 99537 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
7-29953 Yaz* Situation(7", Single, Promo, Mono) Sire, Mute 7-29953 US 1982 Sell This Version
P-1704 Yazoo / ヤズー* シチュエーション / Situation(7", Single) Sire, Mute P-1704 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
88.000 Yazoo Situation / Only You(7", Single) Fermata 88.000 Brazil 1983 Sell This Version
12 yaz 4, 12yaz 4 Yazoo Situation (Remix) (test pressing)(12", TP) Mute, Mute 12 yaz 4, 12yaz 4 UK 1990 Sell This Version
YAZ 128222 Yazoo Situation (Remix)(12") Indisc YAZ 128222 Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
X 14936 Yazoo Situation (Remix)(12") Liberation Records X 14936 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
12Yaz4, 12 yaz 4 Yazoo Situation (Remix)(12", Maxi) Mute, Mute 12Yaz4, 12 yaz 4 Spain 1990 Sell This Version
INT 126.951, 12 yaz 4 Yazoo Situation (Remix)(12", Single) Mute, Mute INT 126.951, 12 yaz 4 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
12 yaz 4, 12yaz 4 Yazoo Situation (Remix)(12", Single) Mute, Mute 12 yaz 4, 12yaz 4 UK 1990 Sell This Version
none Yazoo Situation (Remix)(12", W/Lbl) Mute none UK 1990 Sell This Version
K10310 Yazoo Situation (Remix)(7") Mute K10310 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
YAZ 4 Yazoo Situation (Remix)(7") Sanni Records YAZ 4 Spain 1990 Sell This Version
YAZ 4 Yazoo Situation (Remix)(7") Mute YAZ 4 UK 1990 Sell This Version
90654 Yazoo Situation (Remix)(7", Single) Mute (2) 90654 France 1990 Sell This Version
90654 Yazoo Situation (Remix)(7", Single) Mute 90654 France 1990 Sell This Version
INT 111.888, 7 yaz 4, yaz 4 Yazoo Situation (Remix)(7", Single) Mute, Mute, Mute INT 111.888, 7 yaz 4, yaz 4 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
K10310 Yazoo Situation (Remix)(7", Single) Liberation Records K10310 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
YAZ 8222 Yazoo Situation (Remix)(7", Single) Mute YAZ 8222 Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
jazcd 8222 Yazoo Situation (Remix)(CD, Maxi) Mute jazcd 8222 Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
jazlcd 18222 Yazoo Situation (Remix)(CD, Maxi) Indisc jazlcd 18222 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
cdyaz 4 Yazoo Situation (Remix)(CD, Single) Mute cdyaz 4 UK 1990 Sell This Version
C YAZ 4, cyaz 4 Yazoo Situation (Remix)(Cass, Single) Mute, Mute C YAZ 4, cyaz 4 UK 1990 Sell This Version
int 826.951, cdyaz 4, cd yaz 4 Yazoo Situation Remix(CD, Single) Mute, Mute, Mute int 826.951, cdyaz 4, cd yaz 4 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
PYAZ 4 Yazoo Situation(12", Promo) Mute PYAZ 4 UK 1990 Sell This Version
PYAZ 4 Yazoo Situation(12", TP, W/Lbl) Mute PYAZ 4 UK 1990 Sell This Version
INT 826.952, lcdyaz 4, l cd yaz 4 Yazoo Situation(CD, Single) Mute, Mute, Mute INT 826.952, lcdyaz 4, l cd yaz 4 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
lcdyaz 4 Yazoo Situation(CD, Single) Mute lcdyaz 4 UK 1990 Sell This Version
RCDYAZ4 Yazoo Situation(CD, Single, Promo) Mute RCDYAZ4 UK & Europe 1990 Sell This Version
80570 Yazoo Situation (Remix)(12") Mute, Virgin 80570 France 1991 Sell This Version
9 21812-0, 0-21812 Yaz* Situation (Remix)(12", Maxi) Sire, Warner Bros. Records, Mute 9 21812-0, 0-21812 US 1991 Sell This Version
30416 Yazoo Situation (Remix)(CD, Maxi) Mute, Virgin 30416 France 1991 Sell This Version
9 21812-2 Yaz* Situation (Remix)(CD, Maxi, Dig) Sire, Warner Bros. Records 9 21812-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
9 21812-4 Yaz* Situation (Remix)(Cass, Maxi) Sire, Warner Bros. Records, Mute 9 21812-4 US 1991 Sell This Version
30425 Yazoo Situation(CD, Maxi) Virgin, Mute 30425 France 1991 Sell This Version
12YAZ6 Yazoo Situation (Remixes)(12", 1/2) Mute 12YAZ6 UK 1999 Sell This Version
L12YAZ6 Yazoo Situation (Remixes)(12", 2/2) Mute L12YAZ6 UK 1999 Sell This Version
P12 YAZ 6 Yazoo Situation (Remixes)(2x12", Promo) Mute P12 YAZ 6 UK 1999 Sell This Version
P12YAZ6 Yazoo Situation (Remixes)(2x12", Promo, W/Lbl) Mute P12YAZ6 UK 1999 Sell This Version
none Yazoo Situation (Remixes)(Acetate, 12", S/Sided) Tape To Tape, Mute none UK 1999 Sell This Version
CDYAZ6 Yazoo Situation (Remixes)(CD, Maxi, Enh) Mute CDYAZ6 Scandinavia 1999 Sell This Version
INT 8 87884 0, CDYAZ6 Yazoo Situation (Remixes)(CD, Single, Enh) Mute, Mute INT 8 87884 0, CDYAZ6 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
CDYAZ6 Yazoo Situation (Remixes)(CD, Single, Enh) Mute CDYAZ6 UK & Europe 1999 Sell This Version
PRO-A-9968-A Yaz* Situation(12", Promo) Kinetic Records PRO-A-9968-A US 1999 Sell This Version
PRO-A-9881, PRO-A-9881 (#1) Yaz* Situation(2x12", Promo) Kinetic Records, Kinetic Records, Reprise Records, Mute PRO-A-9881, PRO-A-9881 (#1) US 1999 Sell This Version
4392 Yazoo Situacion(7", Single) Mag 4392 Peru Unknown Sell This Version
0-29950, 9 29950-0 A Yaz* Situation(12", RE) Sire, Sire 0-29950, 9 29950-0 A US Unknown Sell This Version
NEW 9211 Yazoo Situation(7", Single) New York Records NEW 9211 Philippines Unknown Sell This Version

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cesardemedianoche

cesardemedianoche

January 2, 2016
referencing Situacion, 7", Single, 4392
Got 2 copies of this item. Anyone wants to trade check my wantlist.
laughing-gor

laughing-gor

October 11, 2015
referencing Situation, 12", Single, 0-29950, 9 29950-0 A
I've just given this a spin for the first time in many years.

Listen to the 40-second break on the original mix, starting at about 2:55 - that's surely one of the earliest recorded blueprints for the classic Chicago house sound that I've ever heard.

Don't believe me? Speed it up to 120 bpm and you'll definitely see what I mean.
BrianSeduction84

BrianSeduction84

August 14, 2013
referencing Situation, 12", Single, 0-29950, 9 29950-0 A
I have 2 copys of this song that i stumbled upon at a shop, 1 has the "YAZ" on the top left corner, the other identical copy has the Band name spelled "Yazoo".....#2: 1 record has a "MUTE" Printed Stamp on the left of the label, the other doesn't. Kinda rare i guess for the misprinted Band name as "YAZOO" anyone care to share their knowledge on this version, i'd like to know more....thanks
Guill

Guill

September 28, 2012
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Situation (Remix), CD, Maxi, Dig, 9 21812-2

It was not necessary to edit the Madhouse Mix and we waited 8 years to have the Deadline Mix on CD.
Clueless record company!
parahandy

parahandy

July 24, 2011
referencing Situation (Remix), 12", Single, 12 yaz 4, 12yaz 4
My copy of this has a Mute Records history insert sheet. Has anyone else got this?
ElectronichEad

ElectronichEad

March 25, 2004
referencing Situation (Remixes), CD, Single, Enh, CDYAZ6

These evergreen synth-pop gems r converted to the 1999 reality, adding more lines to make it catchier for the dancefloor. Varieted, leveled-up and butt-shaking. This should suite more people than just the average synth-pop maniacs. Beyond nostalgia and a must have!
jazzliscious

jazzliscious

February 26, 2004
referencing Situation, 12", 0-29950, 9 29950-0 A

Yeah, this is the one! Excellent early '80s innovator of techno style before most of us referred to it as "techno". Great tune! Dancy and fresh even to this day, this was what pioneered the "techno" sound. I was not privy to hearing this track until about 1993, when a local radio program director/disc jockey (who happened to be from ol' Blighty - England if you're not nasty) started playing this tune regularly. Being at the height of the techno explosion in the US at the time, it seemed so very logical to school us who wanted to be (and accepted it as such) schooled about the origins of techno music by the original proprietors of the sound. I still love it to this day and feel unfortunate that I had to wait eleven years to finally hear it. Thanks alot shitty US radio! You want techno? Here's some of the original stuff. Check it!