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Synthicide
Jet Town
Big Electronic Beat
Clockwork
Screaming In My Pillow
Anonymous
Walkman On
N'Importe Quoi

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    Cover of Playback, 1983, CassettePlayback
    Cassette, Album, Dolby HX Pro XDR
    EMI America – 4XT-17114Canada1983Canada1983
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Playback, 1983, VinylPlayback
    LP, Album, Reissue
    EMI America – ST-17114, Enigma Records (3) – ST-17114US1983US1983
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Playback, 1983, VinylPlayback
    LP, Album, Gatefold
    Enigma Records (3) – E 1046US1983US1983
    Cover of Playback, 1983, VinylPlayback
    LP, Album
    EMI America – ST-17114Canada1983Canada1983
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Playback, 1983, CassettePlayback
    Cassette, Album
    Enigma Records (3) – EC 1046US1983US1983
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Playback, 1983, VinylPlayback
    LP, Album
    EMI America – ST-17114Singapore, Malaysia & Hong Kong1983Singapore, Malaysia & Hong Kong1983
    New Submission
    Cover of Playback, 1983, CassettePlayback
    Cassette, Album, Promo, Dolby B XDR
    EMI AMERICA Records – 4XT-17114US1983US1983
    New Submission
    Cover of Playback, 1983, CassettePlayback
    Cassette, Album
    Enigma Records (3) – 4XT-17114US1983US1983
    New Submission
    Cover of Playback, 1983, VinylPlayback
    LP, Album, Jacksonville Pressing
    EMI America – ST-17114, Enigma Records (3) – ST-17114US1983US1983
    New Submission
    Cover of Playback, 1984, VinylPlayback
    LP, Album
    EMI America – ST-17114India1984India1984
    New Submission
    Cover of Playback, 1984, VinylPlayback
    LP, Album
    EMI America – SLEM-1211Mexico1984Mexico1984
    New Submission
    Cover of Playback, 1984, CassettePlayback
    Cassette, Album
    EMI America – 4TCS ST 17114India1984India1984
    New Submission
    Cover of Playback, 2014-07-10, FilePlayback
    14×File, MP3, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 256 kbps vbr
    F1 Music – noneUS2014US2014
    New Submission
    Cover of Playback, 2014-08-20, FilePlayback
    14×File, FLAC, Album, Reissue, Remastered
    F1 Music – none20142014
    New Submission
    Cover of Playback, 2016-05-00, VinylPlayback
    LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Pink Swirl
    Strange Disc Records – SD-003LPUS2016US2016
    New Submission
    Cover of Playback, 2016-05-00, VinylPlayback
    LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Crystal Clear
    Strange Disc Records – SD-003LPUS2016US2016
    New Submission
    Cover of Playback, 2016-05-00, VinylPlayback
    LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue
    Strange Disc Records – SD-003LPUS2016US2016
    New Submission

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    • arcanelore's avatar
      arcanelore
      Just bought this and Walkman On seems to be the alternate mix from the 2016 vinyl. Was this always the case? Seems odd no one mentioned it at the time.
      • MichaelOC's avatar
        MichaelOC
        I prefer the original press as it is better and cheaper than the reissues. The also redid the songs. I don't like them.
        • uclasnyd's avatar
          uclasnyd
          I totally agree...good to know...had it on cassette back in the day...might still actually have it somewhere...very rare & obscure...making it all the more nostalgic...brings back memories...cheers!
          • Stahlnetz1's avatar
            Stahlnetz1
            This really needs to be released on CD! ! !
            • Jarren's avatar
              Jarren
              Just to add to my previous comment regarding Walkman On, I use the original LP version to calibrate audio channels (Stacey says "I come to you on the left... now I'm on the right" which is very useful on headphones).

              On this reissue, it's mono! Bloody hell, why did they butcher the track so much?
              • Morinaka's avatar
                Morinaka
                I have both this and the 1983 pressing. A couple of the synth sounds are different on Walkman On, and i think some of the vocal effects on Synthicide are as well; not to say they are bad though, i actually prefer the minor changes on those over the old ones. The rest of the tracks they share are identical to my ears.

                This is a really good repress, i think it sounds better than the original pressing, super clean sounding with good range. The colour of this pink one is a really pretty pink splatter that looks like stretched bubblegum. The packaging is good overall, thick card stock, includes info on the inside of the gatefold from the old 1983 sleeve notes and new stuff on the record sleeve itself. The label on the record is a homage to the one on the original gatefold pressing, white with black text on one side with a logo on the other, nice touch.

                My only minor issue is the front cover of the gatefold is clearly not the best scan of the original, it has a texture effect on it that isn't present on the original glossier looking jacket.

                This album is a hidden gem in my opinion, i'm a big fan of synth-pop from this era and this is some of the best i've heard, grab a copy of this new while you still can, this repress was clearly done by someone who cared about it.
                • chadergeist's avatar
                  chadergeist
                  Edited 6 years ago
                  This is not the same USA album release! The last song is on the soundtrack to The Return Of The Living Dead. I will stick with the original EMI America lp anyway. I don't purchase reissues or remasters.
                  • Jarren's avatar
                    Jarren
                    Edited 6 years ago
                    What's up with the version of Walkman On on this reissue?

                    It's got distinctly different synths. Definitely not the same mix as featured on the original LP (both Enigma & EMI versions).

                    Calling our resident SSQ expert ShampooCell, can you shed some light on this?
                    • Jarren's avatar
                      Jarren
                      Edited 7 years ago
                      Why is "The Girl Who Seduced The World" on this reissue? It's a different version than the one featured on Trans-Atlantic, so was this version originally intended to be on Playback?

                      Also, track 10 is the original Q version of Playback, so why is it called "Kendun Mix"?

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