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Tom Tom ClubThe Genius Of Love

Label:Island Records – 12WIP 6735
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic, Funk / Soul, Pop
Style:Disco

Tracklist

AGenius Of Love (Long Version)7:26
BLorelei (Instrumental) (Long Version)6:22
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Initial quantities came in a top opening card picture cover not bearing a catalogue number.

Sleeve:
[front] The Genius Of Love
[back] Genius Of Love

Label:
Genius Of Love

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): 12WIP 6735-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): 12WIP 6735-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): 12WIP 6735 A - 1 U GRAEME - SOUND CLINIC
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): 12WIP 6735 B - 1 U

Other Versions (5 of 38)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
The Genius Of Love (7", 45 RPM, Single)Island RecordsWIP 6735UK1981
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Genius Of Love (Long Version) / Lorelei (Instrumental) (12", 45 RPM, Promo)SirePRO-A-996US1981
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Genius Of Love (7", 45 RPM, Single, Winchester Pressing)SireSRE49882US1981
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Genius Of Love / Lorelei (12", 45 RPM)Island Records600.443Netherlands1981
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Genius Of Love (7", 45 RPM, Single)Island Records6010 451France1981

Reviews

duncanbell23's avatar
duncanbell23
hard to understand why the 'long version' wasn't on the 'deluxe' CD issue of the album. Master tapes lost, presumably.
ultrasound's avatar
ultrasound
"We went insane, and we took cocaine..." Ms Weymouth sings at one point. Perhaps that's why, despite (what I remember) as being a bit of a buzz about the group and this record in particular at the time, it never really broke through into the mainstream. That and also perhaps because of the name-checking of some underground folk who many of us only started to recognize years later - for instance 'Bohannon'. (This record is also better known for mentioning James Brown, Bootsy Collins and Sly & Robbie). Still, a wistful neo-reggae vibe - no doubt aided by it being recorded in Nassau - pleasantly permeates this song. That and the sick and a little sad irony of the tale in the lyric (check it out for yourself) wraps it up as a nice and quirky, almost subversive, plus enjoyable groove, masquerading as something altogether lighter. 'Disco-not-disco' aficionados ought to check it really as a good candidate for a set opener in that style.