The Human League

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Electronic band from Sheffield, England. Formed in 1977 by Martyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh. Originally called 'The Future', but changed their name to 'The Human League' in 1978 with the addition of vocalist Phil Oakey and the release of the single "Being Boiled".

This original lineup lasted until 1980, after which Ware and Marsh left to form Heaven 17. Oakey kept the band name and added female vocalists, and it is this incarnation that gained widespread popularity.

Mainly known for a synthesizer based pop sound, in particular the song “Don’t You Want Me”.

In 1982 The Human League released a remix album, Love and Dancing, under the band name The League Unlimited Orchestra as a nod to Barry White's disco-era Love Unlimited Orchestra.
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TCV 2133 The Human League - Reproduction artwork dell'album The Human League Reproduction (Album) Virgin TCV 2133 UK 1979 Vendi questa versione
V 2160 The Human League - Travelogue artwork dell'album The Human League Travelogue (Album) Virgin V 2160 UK 1980 Vendi questa versione
V4613, V 2192 The Human League - Dare artwork dell'album The Human League Dare (Album) Virgin V4613, V 2192 Philippines 1981 Vendi questa versione
VEP 319 The Human League - Fascination! artwork dell'album The Human League Fascination! (MiniAlbum, Album) Virgin VEP 319 Canada 1983 Vendi questa versione
621505 The Human League - Hysteria artwork dell'album The Human League Hysteria (Album) Virgin, Virgin 621505 Portugal 1984 Vendi questa versione
0777 7 87298 2 2, CDV 2391 The Human League - Crash artwork dell'album The Human League Crash (Album) Virgin 0777 7 87298 2 2, CDV 2391 UK 1986 Vendi questa versione
RL 4-9 The Human League - Greatest Hits / Martika artwork dell'album Human League* / Martika Human League* / Martika - Greatest Hits / Martika(LP, Transcription) AFRTS, Armed Forces Radio And Television Service, United States Department Of Defense RL 4-9 US 1988 Vendi questa versione
TCV 2624 The Human League - Romantic? artwork dell'album The Human League Romantic? (Album) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin TCV 2624 Italy 1990 Vendi questa versione
96 87504 The Human League - Octopus artwork dell'album The Human League Octopus (Album) EastWest 96 87504 Canada 1995 Vendi questa versione
PRCD 9185-2 The Human League - Interview - 60 Minutes Of Conversation And Music artwork dell'album The Human League Interview - 60 Minutes Of Conversation And Music(CD, Promo) EastWest PRCD 9185-2 US 1995 Vendi questa versione
210336-4 The Human League - Secrets artwork dell'album Human League* Secrets (Album, Comp) Papillon Records, Roadrunner Arcade Music, Roadrunner Arcade Music 210336-4 Czech Republic 2001 Vendi questa versione
MELCD4, ENTER 666017046822 The Human League - The Golden Hour Of The Future artwork dell'album The Future (3) And The Human League The Future (3) And The Human League - The Golden Hour Of The Future (Comp) Black Melody, Black Melody MELCD4, ENTER 666017046822 UK 2002 Vendi questa versione
DR-4461 The Human League - Live At The Dome artwork dell'album The Human League Live At The Dome (Album) Secret Records Limited DR-4461 US 2004 Vendi questa versione
LOVECD115 The Human League - Credo artwork dell'album The Human League Credo (Album) Wall Of Sound, Wall Of Sound LOVECD115 Hong Kong 2011 Vendi questa versione
none The Human League - Drive Time artwork dell'album Iggy Pop, Gary Moore, Meat Loaf, Supergrass, Blondie, The Stranglers, The Human League, Billy Idol, Fun Lovin' Criminals, Duran Duran Iggy Pop, Gary Moore, Meat Loaf, Supergrass, Blondie, The Stranglers, The Human League, Billy Idol, Fun Lovin' Criminals, Duran Duran - Drive Time(6xCD-ROM) EMI Gold none UK & Europe 2011 Vendi questa versione

Singles & EPs

FAST 4 The Human League - Being Boiled / Circus Of Death artwork dell'album The Human League Being Boiled / Circus Of Death (Single, Maxi) Fast Product FAST 4 UK 1978 Vendi questa versione
VF.1. The Human League - The Dignity Of Labour  Pts.1-4 artwork dell'album The Human League The Dignity Of Labour Pts.1-4 (EP) Fast Product VF.1. UK 1979 Vendi questa versione
VS 294 The Human League - Empire State Human artwork dell'album The Human League Empire State Human (Single) Virgin VS 294 UK 1979 Vendi questa versione
VS 1104 The Human League - I Don't Depend On You artwork dell'album The Human League A.K.A. The Men The Human League A.K.A. The Men - I Don't Depend On You(7", Single) Virgin VS 1104 Canada 1979 Vendi questa versione
K-8039 The Human League - Rock 'N' Roll artwork dell'album The Human League Rock 'N' Roll (Single) Virgin K-8039 Australia 1980 Vendi questa versione
SV 105 The Human League - Holiday '80 artwork dell'album The Human League Holiday '80 (Single, EP) Virgin SV 105 UK 1980 Vendi questa versione
102 148, 102 148 - 100 The Human League - Only After Dark artwork dell'album The Human League Only After Dark (Single) Virgin, Virgin 102 148, 102 148 - 100 Germany 1980 Vendi questa versione
VS 395 The Human League - Boys And Girls artwork dell'album The Human League Boys And Girls (Single) Virgin VS 395 UK 1981 Vendi questa versione
VS435 The Human League - Love Action (I Believe In Love) artwork dell'album The Human League Love Action (I Believe In Love) (Single, Maxi) Virgin VS435 Ireland 1981 Vendi questa versione
VS453 The Human League - Open Your Heart artwork dell'album The Human League Open Your Heart (Single) Virgin VS453 UK 1981 Vendi questa versione

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kraff

kraff

16 marzo 2020
modificato about 1 year ago
"I guess you always wanted. Life on your own" (1984) and "Rebound" (1990)
DJWerkz

DJWerkz

28 maggio 2002
Continuing from Mr. Tech above...Ian Craig Marsh and Martyn Ware after leaving Oakey and Wright formed B.E.F., or, The British Electric Foundation.
If you have the Japanese import of the Holiday '80 EP on 12" vinyl, it has a large picture label of the original Human League, Oakey, Wright, Marsh and Ware.
B.E.F. issued an album on cassette tape only called 'Music for Stowaways' for their first release, this was totally instrumental, and this is where the classic 'We Don't Need This (Fascist Groove Thang)' first appeared as an instrumental. Next came a vinyl version of this album but with a minor track change, 'A Baby Called Billy' (some dispute still rages as to whether this has any reference to Billy Mackenzie of the Associates who later recorded three tracks with Marsh and Ware under the B.E.F. moniker), featured on the vinyl version only. The vinyl record was sought after at the time as it was marketed for 'export only', but I remember seeing loads of these at the time. B.E.F. later produced two compilation albums, nine years apart I might add, with various guest vocalists appearing. The first early 80's album was more in tune with the 80's sound, but the early 90's album seemed to be hinting towards that Level 42 type Funk Fusion sound. All great stuff though. The first compilation album was also released as a 7" box set, which is a very nice collectors piece.
I have just burned a very nice CD-R with complete original artwork of the first 'Music for...' releases which include all the early tracks.
On a final note, March and Ware also produced some songs for solo members of the 80's dance troup, Hot Gossip. Most of these seem to be early Human League covers, such as, 'I Don't Depend on You' (originally recorded by The Men, but was the first Human League line-up). These productions along with many other's can easily be found on ebay and www.Netsounds.com
techrat

techrat

25 marzo 2002
Most people remember 'the League' from their successful post 1981 synth-pop, but credit must be given to the original line-up (before Ian Craig Marsh and Adrian Ware split to form 'Heaven 17'). Although not commercially as successful, the first two albums, 'Travelogue' and 'Reproduction' were considerably darker. Along with Gary Newman, they were among the very first (UK) artists to produce TOTALLY electronic music.

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