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BerlinPleasure Victim

Tracklist

Tell Me Why
Pleasure Victim
Sex (I'm A...)
Masquerade
The Metro
World Of Smiles
Torture

Credits (27)

Notes

Pleasure Victim was originally released in 1982 in the US by the independent M.A.O. Records / Enigma Records (3). The album was subsequently reissued in the US by Geffen Records in early 1983 with distribution via Warner Bros. Records; and by Mercury internationally.

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    Cover of Pleasure Victim, 1982, VinylPleasure Victim
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    Mercury – 6302 236, M.A.O. Records – 6302 236Netherlands1982Netherlands1982
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    Cover of Pleasure Victim, 1982, VinylPleasure Victim
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    M.A.O. Records – Enigma 3, Enigma (4) – Enigma 3US1982US1982
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    Cover of Pleasure Victim, 1982, VinylPleasure Victim
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    Mercury – 6302 236Germany1982Germany1982
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    Cover of Pleasure Victim, 1982, VinylPleasure Victim
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    Mercury – 6302 236Australia1982Australia1982
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    Cover of Pleasure Victim, 1982, VinylPleasure Victim
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    Mercury – 25PP-82Japan1982Japan1982
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    Cover of Pleasure Victim, 1982, VinylPleasure Victim
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    Mercury – 6302 236New Zealand1982New Zealand1982
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    Cover of Pleasure Victim, 1982, VinylPleasure Victim
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    Mercury – 25PP-82Japan1982Japan1982
    Cover of Pleasure Victim, 1982, VinylPleasure Victim
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    Mercury – 6302 236, M.A.O. Records – 6302 236Greece1982Greece1982
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    Cover of Pleasure Victim, 1982, VinylPleasure Victim
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    Mercury – 6302 236, M.A.O. Records – 6302 236France1982France1982
    Cover of Pleasure Victim, 1982, VinylPleasure Victim
    LP, Album, White Label
    Mercury – 6302 236Greece1982Greece1982
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    Cover of Pleasure Victim, 1982, VinylPleasure Victim
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    Mercury – 6302 236, M.A.O. – 6302 236Netherlands1982Netherlands1982
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    Cover of Pleasure Victim , 1982, VinylPleasure Victim
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    Mercury – 6302 236, M.A.O. Records – 6302 236Italy1982Italy1982
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    Cover of Pleasure Victim, 1982, VinylPleasure Victim
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    Mercury – 6302 236, M.A.O. Records – 6302 236Australia1982Australia1982
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    Cover of Pleasure Victim, 1982, CassettePleasure Victim
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    M.A.O. Records – Enigma 3, Enigma Records (3) – Enigma 3US1982US1982
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    Cover of Pleasure Victim, 1982, CassettePleasure Victim
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    Mercury – 714423-6New Zealand1982New Zealand1982
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    Cover of Pleasure Victim, 1982, VinylPleasure Victim
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    Mercury – 6302 236, M.A.O. Records – 6302 236Germany1982Germany1982
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    Cover of Pleasure Victim, 1982, VinylPleasure Victim
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    M.A.O. Records – STAR 5304, Enigma Records (3) – STAR 5304South Africa1982South Africa1982
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    Cover of Pleasure Victim, 1982, VinylPleasure Victim
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    Mercury – 6302 236Singapore, Malaysia & Hong Kong1982Singapore, Malaysia & Hong Kong1982
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    Cover of Pleasure Victim, 1982, CassettePleasure Victim
    Cassette, Advance, Album, Stereo
    M.A.O. Records – MC STAR 5304South Africa1982South Africa1982
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    Cover of Pleasure Victim, 1982, CassettePleasure Victim
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    Mercury – 7144 236Australia1982Australia1982
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    Cover of Pleasure Victim, 1983, VinylPleasure Victim
    LP, Album, Reissue, Allied Pressing
    Geffen Records – GHS 2036, Enigma (4) – GHS 2036, M.A.O. Records – GHS 2036
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    US1983US1983
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    Cover of Pleasure Victim, 1983, VinylPleasure Victim
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    Geffen Records – XGHS 2036, M.A.O. Records – XGHS 2036Canada1983Canada1983
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    Cover of Pleasure Victim, 1983, CassettePleasure Victim
    Cassette, Album, Reissue, Winchester
    Geffen Records – M5G 2036US1983US1983
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    Cover of Pleasure Victim, 1983, VinylPleasure Victim
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    Mercury – 6302 236, Mercury – 6302236Brazil1983Brazil1983
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    Cover of Pleasure Victim, 1983, VinylPleasure Victim
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    Mercury – 63 02 236Spain1983Spain1983
    Cover of Pleasure Victim, 1983, VinylPleasure Victim
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    Geffen Records – GHS 2036US1983US1983
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    Cover of Pleasure Victim, 1983, CassettePleasure Victim
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    Geffen Records – XM5-2036Canada1983Canada1983
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    Cover of Pleasure Victim, 1983, CassettePleasure Victim
    Cassette, Album, Reissue, SR, Dolby
    Geffen Records – M5G 2036US1983US1983
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    Cover of Pleasure Victim, 1983, VinylPleasure Victim
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    Philips – 6302236Colombia1983Colombia1983
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    Cover of Pleasure Victim, 1983, CassettePleasure Victim
    Cassette, Album, Club Edition, Reissue, Dolby B
    Geffen Records – M5G 2036US1983US1983
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    Cover of Pleasure Victim, 1983, VinylPleasure Victim
    LP, Album, Reissue, Winchester
    Geffen Records – GHS 2036, Enigma (4) – GHS 2036, M.A.O. Records – GHS 2036
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    Cover of Pleasure Victim, 1983, VinylPleasure Victim
    LP, Album, Club Edition, Reissue, RCA Music Service
    Geffen Records – GHS 2036, Enigma Records (3) – GHS 2036US1983US1983
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    Cover of Pleasure Victim, 1983, VinylPleasure Victim
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    Mercury – LP-70035Ecuador1983Ecuador1983
    New Submission
    Cover of Pleasure Victim, 1983, VinylPleasure Victim
    LP, Album, Reissue, Jacksonville Pressing
    Geffen Records – GHS 2036, Enigma Records (3) – GHS 2036, M.A.O. Records – GHS 2036
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    US1983US1983
    Cover of Pleasure Victim, 1983, VinylPleasure Victim
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    Mercury – LPR 19074Mexico1983Mexico1983
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    Pleasure Victim
    Cassette, Album, Reissue
    Geffen Records – XM5-2036Canada1983Canada1983
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    Cover of Pleasure Victim, 1983, CassettePleasure Victim
    Cassette, Album, Reissue, AR
    Geffen Records – M5G 2036US1983US1983
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    Cover of Pleasure Victim, 1983, CassettePleasure Victim
    Cassette, Album, Reissue, Stereo, Cinram
    Geffen Records – XM5-2036Canada1983Canada1983
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    Cover of Pleasure Victim, 1983, 8-Track CartridgePleasure Victim
    8-Track Cartridge, Album, Club Edition, Reissue
    Columbia – M8G 2036, M.A.O. Records – M8G 2036US1983US1983
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    Cover of Pleasure Victim, 1983, CassettePleasure Victim
    Cassette, Album, Club Edition, Reissue, RCA Music Service
    Geffen Records – M5G 2036US1983US1983
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    Reviews

    • AndrewBWhite's avatar
      AndrewBWhite
      Edited 4 months ago
      Let's start by addressing the color of the vinyl - it is in no way red as advertised o the website but actually opaque neon pink.

      This is cut at 45rpm as opposed to the original 33rpm and I'm not sure that makes it sound better.
      Overall this pressing is flat, quiet and sounds fine.
      I did an A/B companion with an 80s 33rpm pressing and to be honest the 80s version feels like it has more punch but this repress addresses a little of the sibilance that occurs with Terri Nunn's vocals.

      This is definitely appears to be a new cut though as it is 45rpm and there are initials in the dead wax that I can't quite make out - VM something...
      This is where a SPARS code would be handy - Terri Nunn apparently said all of the Berlin masters were lost in the Universal fire so if that's the case this would not be cut from the original masters. However, Ruebellan Remasters released CD remasters recently using original tapes(?) so I'm not sure what the true story is.

      The album cover and inner sleeve are decent reproductions (the inner is glossy, so not as bad as a paper sleeve).

      This would have made a nice package with a second LP of the remixes from the album include - The Metro, Sex, Masquerade all had extended versions and there are some earlier versions of The Metro and Tell MY Why that would be at home on here.

      Verdict - if you want a nice clean copy of Pleasure Victim on vinyl then sure, grab it.
      It's harder to get a decent copy of the 80s version that hasn't been thrashed at parties and doesn't suffer surface noise and pops.
      But I would suggest your best bet is the 2020 CD reissue from Rubellan Remasters which does have all the remixes and sound good: https://www.discogs.com/release/15834453-Berlin-Pleasure-Victim
      • mcalnd's avatar
        mcalnd
        Edited 11 months ago
        The back cover states Terri Nunn as "Vocals" and "BJs" - really? :)

        Terrible album though
        • JollyJole's avatar
          JollyJole
          In the runout side 1 my version lappears Auk du lieber!
          • vidar567's avatar
            vidar567
            Has anyone compared these remastered Berlin CDs to the original vinyl pressings?
            • rhenneberger's avatar
              rhenneberger
              Edited 2 years ago
              my original press is on quiex translucent vinyl its dead quiet ,and this is prolly the best press there is of this record
              • jayham692's avatar
                jayham692
                Outstanding!! puts the Geffen CD version to absolute shame.. Pleasure Victim finally gets the respect that it deserves.. thank you RR..
                • Guill's avatar
                  Guill
                  Terri Nunn said on the MTV come back band programe that the master tape was cooked therefore it was impossible for a remastering.
                  Well, guess she was wrong and the ghost of the past is gonna hunt her once more but at least her fans are happy.
                  I would.
                  No sign of the videos.pity.
                  • fedge's avatar
                    fedge
                    Was track 11 recorded from the vinyl? I hear some (minimized) vinyl pops/clicks (in the first minute).
                    • Jarren's avatar
                      Jarren
                      It's about time that Pleasure Victim was given the remaster treatment it deserves, and this delivers!

                      Rubellan Remasters are well documented as experts in their field, so it's no surprise.

                      The bonus tracks are very welcome, but the only "downer" is that we don't get the original MAO mixes of The Metro / Tell Me Why.

                      Sadly they were not released on Geffen, so Scott could not get clearance for them. The master tapes may not even still exist in any case.

                      But that aside (and it's just something for hardcore Berlin collectors to discuss), this remaster is 100% PERFECT.
                      • Echo-01's avatar
                        Echo-01
                        Wow, what a great mastering by Rubellan Remasters... No compression to hear, just clear sound. Wasn't familiair with that album, but liked the songs, often clearly inspired byGiorgio Moroder. The bonus tracks at this cd version are even better (and that's not always the case). Would not have missed these!

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