Visage ‎– Fade To Grey

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Polydor ‎– POSPX 194
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Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single
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A Fade To Grey
Written-By – Currie*, Payne*, Ure*
3:50
B The Steps
Written-By – Currie*, Formula*, McGeoch*, Ure*, Egan*, Strange*
3:08

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Notes

Picture sleeve with Steve Strange.

Taken from the Polydor album "Visage" 2490 157

Billy Currie/Midge Ure: Appear courtesy of Chrysalis Records
John McGeoch/Dave Formula: Exclusive recording artists for Virgin Records, appear courtesy of Virgin Records
Rusty Egan: Appear courtesy of EMI

A: Island Music Ltd./Copyright Control
B: Island Music Ltd./Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd./Copyright Control
℗ 1980 Polydor Inc.
© 1980 Polydor Ltd UK
Original sound recording made by Polydor Inc.
Made in France

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
POSP 194, 2095 320 Visage Fade To Grey(7", Single, Sil) Polydor, Polydor POSP 194, 2095 320 UK 1980 Sell This Version
POSP 194, 2095 320 Visage Fade To Grey(7", Single, Red) Polydor, Polydor POSP 194, 2095 320 UK 1980 Sell This Version
POSP 194, 2095 320 Visage Fade To Grey(7", Single, Sil) Polydor, Polydor POSP 194, 2095 320 UK 1980 Sell This Version
PD 2158 Visage Fade To Grey(7", Promo) Polydor PD 2158 US 1980 Sell This Version
PD 2158 Visage Fade To Grey(7", Single) Polydor PD 2158 US 1980 Sell This Version

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AndyPandy2000

AndyPandy2000

June 27, 2017
I'm loved the original since it came out when I was still at school but love the Bassheads '93 dub - easily the best of the post 80s remixes in my opinion
Vlad1982

Vlad1982

October 13, 2016
The A-side of the 7" single is just an LP version without its opening bleeping electronic effects. The B-side is a straight LP track. Contents of the original 12" single are the same as on 7" - quite a common thing at the time.

The first extended version was on the second German 12", released after the song's chart success in Spring 1981, - not very imaginative, simply restarting the song with "needle-slip" effect about halfway (interesting to note that 10 years later the same trick was applied to Wolfsheim classic first single "Sparrows and the Nightingales" for their extended version; maybe just a coincidence, maybe not). This version can be found on the German maxi CD-single "Fade to Grey", released in 1988.

The real 12" remix was first released on the US EP "Visage" in Summer 1981, done by the US producer John Luongo. It's also on the first Visage compilation, "Fade To Grey (The Singles Collection)" released in 1983, and its German CD release from 1991.

There are a couple of versions of that mix - one can be found on Old Gold CD-single of Visage 12" mixes from the first album, released in 1992. It's duration is 6:22, 20 sec shorter than the original 12" (why did they do that is a mystery to me). A bigger edit can be found on the UK compilation "Real Eighties (Hits Plus Extended Mixes)" released in 2005 - it lasts for 5:36, being more than a minute shorter. Just for completists, but interesting anyway.
dmp

dmp

July 21, 2014

Could it be "Fade To Grey" has been inspired by Human League's "Being Boiled" a bit? The main chorus sound very similar in both songs.
planet-noise

planet-noise

September 19, 2007
The most brilliant electronic piece of all times, blah blah blah... Can't say anything new about this truely amazing song.

However,
if you just after an extend version of this song - you won't find it here. You have to look for the one which is 6:44 mintues long (see below).

This is this poor exuse for a 12" "version" (if you can call it a 12" version at all). The song simly repeat itself twice. There's only one cut just before the chorus repeats to fade out, straight to the first verse, and goes again till the ends. that's it. What's the point of releasing a 12" if it doesn't contain a 12" version? I could never understood that.

Later, Visage did release an awsome extended remix for this song, on a remix EP, which also released in one of their hits collection. But that remix had never been released as a stand alone 12". Pitty.