The Future (3) And The Human League ‎– The Golden Hour Of The Future

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The Human League Dance Like A Star 4:48
The Future (3) Looking For The Black Haired Girls 3:40
The Human League 4JG 3:36
The Future (3) Blank Clocks 3:20
The Future (3) Cairo 3:08
The Human League Dominion Advertisement 0:25
The Future (3) Dada Dada Duchamp Vortex 5:49
The Future (3) Daz 3:40
The Future (3) Future Religion 3:44
The Human League Disco Disaster 5:06
The Human League Interface 2:59
Philip Oakey The Circus Of Dr Lao 3:58
The Human League Reach Out (I'll Be There) Instrumental 3:55
The Human League New Pink Floyd 2:14
The Human League Once Upon A Time In The West 1:53
The Human League Overkill Disaster Crash (V.1) 2:02
The Human League Year Of The Jet Packs 5:25
The Future (3) Pulse Lovers 4:02
The Human League King Of Kings 1:56
The Human League Last Man On Earth 10:01

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MELCD4, ENTER 603305845997 The Future (3) And The Human League The Future (3) And The Human League - The Golden Hour Of The Future(CD, Comp, Mono, M/Print) Black Melody, Black Melody MELCD4, ENTER 603305845997 UK 2002 Sell This Version
MELCD4, ENTER 666017046822 The Future (3) And The Human League The Future (3) And The Human League - The Golden Hour Of The Future(CD, Comp, Mono) Black Melody, Black Melody MELCD4, ENTER 666017046822 UK 2002 Sell This Version
MELCD5, ENTER 0666017190822 The Future (3) And The Human League The Future (3) And The Human League - The Golden Hour Of The Future(CD, RE, RM) Black Melody, Black Melody MELCD5, ENTER 0666017190822 UK 2008 Sell This Version
MELCD5, ENTER 0666017190822 The Future (3) And The Human League The Future (3) And The Human League - The Golden Hour Of The Future(CD, RE, RM, RP) Black Melody, Black Melody MELCD5, ENTER 0666017190822 UK 2009 Sell This Version

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kuma.chan

kuma.chan

March 31, 2019
referencing The Golden Hour Of The Future, CD, Comp, Mono, M/Print, MELCD4, ENTER 603305845997

I was just looking on the inner sleeve of Heaven 17's Penthouse and Pavement and it has "The Future - The Future Tapes" sitting there amongst the Heaven 17, Human League and BEF releases... To be released in October 1981, catalog number OVED4... There is a blog entry here https://www.blindyouth.co.uk/Tapes.htm explaining how Phil Oakey had blocked release of the album for 20 years...
Jarren

Jarren

March 17, 2016
referencing The Golden Hour Of The Future, CD, Comp, Mono, M/Print, MELCD4, ENTER 603305845997

Oh, and while I'm back here again, how about a 2xLP vinyl pressing?

You know it makes sense.
Jarren

Jarren

January 26, 2015
edited over 7 years ago
referencing The Golden Hour Of The Future, CD, Comp, Mono, M/Print, MELCD4, ENTER 603305845997

Although 4JG & Dance Like A Star get all the plaudits, my personal favourite is the hypnotic Year Of The Jet Packs.

As a child of the early 80's, the bubbling melody combined with the harsh "percussion" (which, to be honest, is more akin to playing a Commodore 64 game cassette through your dad's hi-fi) really hits home with me.

In fact, the entire song sounds like some twisted c64 game music, once you get past the rather bizarre clicky finger intro.

When you consider the influence of Punk that spread through UK youth in the late 70's, for a few Sheffield lads in their early 20's to give the middle finger to all things rock 'n roll and experiment on synths is quite something.

The legacy they left is felt to this day.
Crijevo

Crijevo

January 31, 2003
edited over 3 years ago
referencing The Golden Hour Of The Future, CD, Comp, Mono, M/Print, MELCD4, ENTER 603305845997

It really doesn't matter whether you are technically improved these days to make music that will satisfy a selective ear. In case of the Human League, their early incarnations give a certain proof that all this glitch-crap of today lays fingers deep on their experimental beginnings. This is the perfect and by all means a very rare and ultimate experience to face the Human League when they WERE the Human League - also more to refer to Ian C Marsh and Martyn Ware in their collaboration with later-Clock DVA's Adi Newton as The Future. isn't it strange how all of a sudden all these master tapes appeared from a dusty corner of 1976-77 period when Punk just hit the UK and when all these characters popped out and started twitching with three-chord cliches to become another Sex Pistols. Unlike the rest of the UK where more-less everyone carried on the Sex Pistols fame, The Human League and their fellow-Sheffieldeans had a much more diverse background which generated itself through Kraftwerk and Disco influences amongst other things... The Human League just like their peers respected the Punk ethic for most of its preachings but in the end failed just like the rest because they transformed their electronic experiment into commodity and instead of updating electronic-pop with finesses, they crushed on it along the way. 'The Golden Hour of the Future' is a powerful testimony of the group' awareness of the times they grew up with all this massive grey environment where culturally THEY established the new background. Due to rarities, it seems that every 'phase one' counts with positiveness - endless enthusiasm and believing what they did back then that it would change the world. And it did. Nevermind the side effects afterwards.