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The Human LeagueDare

Label:Virgin – V2192
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, CBS Pressing, Gatefold
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic, Pop
Style:Synth-pop

Tracklist

A1The Things That Dreams Are Made Of
Written-ByWright*, Oakey*
4:14
A2Open Your Heart
Words ByPhilip Oakey
Written-ByCallis*, Oakey*
3:53
A3The Sound Of The Crowd
Words ByIan Burden, Phil Oakey*
Written-ByBurden*, Oakey*
3:56
A4Darkness
Written-ByCallis*, Wright*
3:56
A5Do Or Die
Words ByPhilip Oakey
Written-ByBurden*, Oakey*
5:23
B1Get Carter
Written-ByBudd*
1:02
B2I Am The Law
Words ByPhilip Oakey
Written-ByWright*, Oakey*
4:14
B3Seconds
Written-ByCallis*, Wright*, Oakey*
4:58
B4Love Action (I Believe In Love)
Words ByIan Burden, Philip Oakey
Written-ByBurden*, Oakey*
4:58
B5Don't You Want Me
Words ByPhilip Oakey
Written-ByCallis*, Wright*, Oakey*
3:56
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Credits

Notes

Issued with a printed lyric inner sleeve.
There is also an EMI pressing.

Instruments used: Roland MC8, System 700, JP4, Korg 770, Delta, Casio VLT 1, M10, Linn LM1, Yamaha CS15 and Roland Microcomposer and Linn Drum Computer

[Publishers]:
A1, A3, A5, B2, B4. Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd / Dinsong Ltd.
A2. Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd / Dinsong Ltd / Sound Diagrams.
A4, B3, B5. Sound Diagrams / Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd / Dinsong Ltd.
B1. The Big 3 Music Ltd.

Gatefold spine: De-Luxe V2192 ℗ and © 1981 Virgin Records Limited (in CAPS)

℗ 1981 VIRGIN RECORDS LTD (LABELS)

Layout and co-ordination: Ken (at A.S.)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Price Code: De-Luxe
  • Matrix / Runout (A side label): V2192a
  • Matrix / Runout (B side label): V2192b
  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout - variant 1): V2192 A1 38 TOWN HOUSE C
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout - variant 1): V2192 B1 35 TOWN HOUSE B
  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout - variant 2): V2192 A2 TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout - variant 2): V2192 B1 TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout - variant 3): V2192 A3 TOWNHOUSE ⋀
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout - variant 3): V2192 B3 TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout - variant 4): V2192 A2 TOWN HOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout - variant 4): V2192 B2 TOWN HOUSE ∴∴
  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout - variant 5): V2192 A4 TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout - variant 5): V2192 B4 TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout - variant 6): V2192 A1 TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout - variant 6): V2192 B3 TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout - variant 7): V2192 A3 TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout - variant 7): V2192 B4 TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout - variant 8): V2192 A5 TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout - variant 8): V219(3 rubbed out)2 B3 TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout - variant 9): V2192 A1 TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout - variant 9): V2192 B2 TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout - variant 10): V-2192-A3 ⋀ 3 TOWN HOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side runout - variant 10): V-219(# scratched out)2 B-3 [unknown stamp could be Q :] C TOWN HOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout - variant 11): V-2192-A3 TOWN HOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout - variant 11): V2192 B1 TOWN HOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout - variant 12): V2192 A2 : : < TOWN HOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout - variant 12): V2192 A2 : ) TOWN HOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout - variant 13): V2192 A2 TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout - variant 13): V219(3 rubbed out)2 B3 TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout - variant 14): V2192 A1 1 7 C TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout - variant 14): V2192 B2 1 C TOWNHOUSE <
  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout - variant 15): V2192 A1 C TOWN HOUSE CI ∴
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout - variant 15): V2192 B2 D TOWN HOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout - variant 16): V2192 A2 TOWN HOUSE C
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout - variant 16): V2192 B2 C TOWN HOUSE <
  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout - variant 17): V2192 A1 C TOWNHOUSE C
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout - variant 17): V2192 B2 TOWNHOUSE GET THIS!
  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout - variant 18): V2192 A4 TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout - variant 18): V-219(3 scratched out)2 B-3 [unknown stamp] TOWN HOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout - variant 19): V 2192 A1 7 TOWN HOUSE ∴
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout - variant 19): V 2192 B1 13 TOWN HOUSE B

Other Versions (5 of 170)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Recently Edited
Dare! (LP, Album)Virgin204104France1981
Recently Edited
Dare (Cassette, Album, Flat Window)Virgin, VirginTCV 2192, TCV2192UK1981
Dare! (LP, Album)VirginVIL 12192Italy1981
Dare! (LP, Album)VirginVL 2230Canada1981
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Dare! (LP, Album)Virgin, Virgin204 104, 204 104-320Netherlands1981

Recommendations

Reviews

  • EmpireOne10's avatar
    EmpireOne10
    Brilliant album.
    Smart songs.
    The big hit.. oddly the weakest song on the LP imho.
    • XETSOF's avatar
      XETSOF
      Edited 6 months ago
      Great pressing, solid bass, though some issues with sibilance. Of all the pressing I have heard, this is by far the best - including the B2B edition. “Love Action” is the standout track on this release. The quintessential 80s electronica album.
      • callimer's avatar
        callimer
        probably not everyone will agree with me but this record can easily compete with depeche mode's violator this human league album is simply beautiful all songs are wonderful and a stunning record from the first track to the last an absolute masterpiece of its kind beautiful cover beautiful record the wonder of wonders here you are in total orgasm music heaven !!!
        • Andyminns's avatar
          Andyminns
          Great album. Original pressing sounds brilliant too with nice clear mastering and a slightly less harsh analogue sound. Prefer it to the CD.
          • Yanthemann's avatar
            Yanthemann
            Proberly the best album of the year 1981 and at the same time the best Human League album.
            • Vinyltranny's avatar
              Vinyltranny
              OK how about this? Is the "Love and dancing" re-mix better than the "Dare" original? I think it is but am I alone in this opinion?
              • DazWhittaker's avatar
                DazWhittaker
                V2192/A2 TOWNHOUSE great pressing lovely soundstage and plenty of detail available. Pretty good dynamics too.
                • colinjones27's avatar
                  colinjones27
                  This pressing sounds great. Love the gatefold. If you love pop, buy it. If you love goth, buy it. If you love punk, buy it. If you love electronic.... Surely you own it?

                  A friend introduced me to this album, I laughed at first, but then I picked up this vinyl pretty cheap within a few days.
                  • GrooveFM's avatar
                    GrooveFM
                    Lyrics sheet for my pressing has surprising errors; 'I Guess It's Just What I Must Do' is written as 'I Guess it's Something I Must Do'
                    • mikey24's avatar
                      mikey24
                      Dug this out after about 30yrs since last played, fantastic, my copy came with a poster, which isn't mentioned here

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