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KajagoogooIslands

Genre:Pop
Style:Synth-pop
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Tracklist

The Lion's Mouth3:32
Big Apple4:09
The Power To Forgive4:45
Melting The Ice Away5:10
Turn Your Back On Me3:57
Islands4:52
On A Plane4:14
Part Of Me Is You3:52
The Loop4:40

Credits (17)

Notes

The 2nd album, originally released on 21 May 1984.
Three singles were released from the album: Big Apple, The Lion's Mouth and Turn Your Back On Me.

Released in the United States and Canada as "Extra Play" by Kaja. They are the same album, the only difference being the "US Mix" of Turn Your Back On Me, which was included as a bonus track within the album's 2004 remastered + expanded CD release.

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    Cover of Extra Play, 1984, CassetteExtra Play
    Cassette, Album
    EMI America – 4XT-17157Canada1984Canada1984
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    Cover of Islands, 1984, VinylIslands
    LP, Album
    EMI – 1A 064-2401161Europe1984Europe1984
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    Cover of Islands, 1984, CassetteIslands
    Cassette, Album
    EMI – 1C 264-2401164Germany1984Germany1984
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    Cover of Islands, 1984, VinylIslands
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    EMI – 1C 064 2401161Europe1984Europe1984
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    Cover of Extra Play, 1984, VinylExtra Play
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    EMI America – ST-17157US1984US1984
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    Cover of Islands, 1984-06-05, VinylIslands
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    EMI – EMS-91081Japan1984Japan1984
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    Cover of Islands, 1984, VinylIslands
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    EMI – 64 240 1161Italy1984Italy1984
    Cover of Islands, 1984, VinylIslands
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    EMI – KAJA 1, EMI – EMC 24 01161UK1984UK1984
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    Cover of Islands, 1984, VinylIslands
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    EMI – 2401161France1984France1984
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    Cover of Islands, 1984-06-05, VinylIslands
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    EMI – EMS-91081Japan1984Japan1984
    New Submission
    Cover of Islands, 1984, VinylIslands
    LP, Album, Picture Disc
    EMI – S30-103Japan1984Japan1984
    New Submission
    Cover of Islands, 1984, VinylIslands
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    EMI – 062-2401161Greece1984Greece1984
    New Submission
    Cover of Islands, 1984, VinylIslands
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    EMI – 064-2401161Spain1984Spain1984
    New Submission
    Cover of Extra Play, 1984, VinylExtra Play
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    EMI America – ST-17157Canada1984Canada1984
    New Submission
    Cover of Islas, 1984, VinylIslas
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    EMI – 81 2401161 8237Argentina1984Argentina1984
    New Submission
    Cover of Islands, 1984, VinylIslands
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    EMI – EMC 24011India1984India1984
    Cover of Islands, 1984, CassetteIslands
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    EMI – 64 2401164Italy1984Italy1984
    Cover of Islands, 1984, CassetteIslands
    Cassette, Album, Unofficial Release, Stereo
    MAX (2) – MAX 1985Poland1984Poland1984
    New Submission
    Cover of Islands, 1984, CassetteIslands
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    EMI – 262-2401164Greece1984Greece1984
    New Submission
    Cover of Islands, 1984, VinylIslands
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    EMI – 24 0116 1Portugal1984Portugal1984
    New Submission
    Cover of Islands, 1984, VinylIslands
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    EMI – EMCJ (d) 2401161, EMI – EMCJ (d) 2401161South Africa1984South Africa1984
    New Submission
    Cover of Islas, 1984, CassetteIslas
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    EMI – 18237Argentina1984Argentina1984
    New Submission
    Cover of Islands, 1984, VinylIslands
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    Portrait – EMC 24 0116, Portrait – SP 8405GLIsrael1984Israel1984
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    Cover of Extra Play, 1984, CassetteExtra Play
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    EMI America – 4XT-17157US1984US1984
    New Submission
    Cover of Islands, 1984, CassetteIslands
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    EMI – TC-EMC 2401164UK1984UK1984
    New Submission
    Cover of Islands, 1984, VinylIslands
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    EMI – 064-2401161Spain1984Spain1984
    New Submission
    Cover of Islands, 1984, CassetteIslands
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    Pathé Marconi EMI – 2401164France1984France1984
    New Submission
    Cover of Islands, 1984, VinylIslands
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    EMI – 062-2401161Greece1984Greece1984
    New Submission
    Cover of Islands, 1984, CassetteIslands
    Cassette, Album, Slipcase
    EMI – OET-547, Oasis Records (4) – OET-547South Korea1984South Korea1984
    New Submission
    Cover of Islands, 1984, CassetteIslands
    Cassette, Album
    EMI – L4 EMCJ(N) 2401161South Africa1984South Africa1984
    Cover of Islands, 1984, VinylIslands
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    EMI – EMC 24 01161Singapore, Malaysia & Hong Kong1984Singapore, Malaysia & Hong Kong1984
    New Submission
    Cover of Islands, 1984, CassetteIslands
    Cassette, Album
    EMI – ZR28-1171Japan1984Japan1984
    New Submission
    Cover of Islands, 1984-09-17, VinylIslands
    LP, Album
    Oasis Record Co. – OLE-547South Korea1984South Korea1984
    New Submission
    Cover of Islands, 1984, VinylIslands
    LP, Album, Stereo
    EMI – 1C 064 2401161, EMI – 1C 064 2401 161, EMI – 2401161Europe1984Europe1984
    Cover of Islands, 1984, VinylIslands
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    EMI – EMC 2401161Ireland1984Ireland1984
    New Submission
    Cover of Islands, 1984, VinylIslands
    LP, Album, Repress, Stereo
    EMI – EMS-91081Japan1984Japan1984
    New Submission
    Cover of Islands, 2004-08-02, CDIslands
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
    EMI – 7243 4 73654 2 3, EMI – 473 6542UK2004UK2004
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    Cover of Islands, 2004, CDIslands
    CD, Album, Remastered, Reissue, Copy Protected
    EMI – 7243 4 73859 2 6Europe2004Europe2004
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    Cover of Islands, 2004, CDrIslands
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    EMI – noneUK2004UK2004
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    Cover of Islands, 2004, CDIslands
    CD, Album
    Parlophone – 2564636193-2Germany2004Germany2004
    New Submission

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    Reviews

    • bugglesman1993's avatar
      This is from the Kajagoogoo and Limahl box-set and shouldn't be listed here as an entry...
      • vinyl_solution's avatar
        Edited 3 months ago
        I've had this LP since it was released and often come back to it. Not easy embarking on a new album after your main lead singer and selling point has upped and left, but Nick Beggs was more than capable of lead vocals along with his excellent bass playing. This album shows just what good musicians they all were/are. I remember it getting panned by critics at the time, not surprisingly, and it has its faults, that can't be ignored, but the melodies on certain tracks have stayed with me to this day, especially "Melting the Ice Away", which I often refer to. The 2nd single release "The Lion's Mouth" is excellent, and of course "Big Apple" briefly continued their chart success. "On A Plane", "Part Of Me (Is You)" and the instrumental closer "The Loop" all deserve a mention.

        The production is quite "dry", it won't win many sonic awards, but was quite typical of the 80's at that point. Still sounds ok though, and my UK pressing is as good as any, I would imagine.

        Recommended!
        • Noisyspace's avatar
          Noisyspace
          Do you have blue labels on this one? Matrix codes match on mine
          • cmordant's avatar
            cmordant
            Alternate version with another front cover, without the blue triangle "featuring" but with a "pink" triangle with the text :
            "INCLUDING HITSINGLES:
            Turn Your Back On Me
            Lion's Mouth
            Big Appel"
            • neilostos's avatar
              neilostos
              The Inner sleeve features a sculpture of Yuka Fujii by Japan bassist Mick Karn
              • aceiota's avatar
                aceiota
                My favourite album of all time, simply superb!! All songs are great, great unique flair unmatched. Just my opinion.
                • KohTaKyiv's avatar
                  KohTaKyiv
                  Edited 6 years ago
                  B5 is a very very nice instrumental a sense of a boogie thing, A3 is ok as well as slow B2. The rest is above obscure.

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