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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 die cut 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
  • Pressing Plant ID (Runout, stamped): Λ
  • Matrix / Runout (A side label): V2192a
  • Matrix / Runout (B side label): V2192b
  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout - Variant 1): V2192 A1 TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout - Variant 1): V2192 B1 TOWNHOUSE
  • 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

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Dare! (LP, Album)Virgin204104France1981
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Dare (Cassette, Album)VirginTCV 2192UK1981
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Dare! (LP, Album)VirginVIL 12192Italy1981
Dare! (LP, Album)VirginVL 2230Canada1981
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Dare! (LP, Album)Virgin, Virgin204 104, 204 104-320Netherlands1981
  • 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
              • Tuaam's avatar
                Tuaam
                It's a good album, just not a good Human League Mk1 album
                • bimster14's avatar
                  bimster14
                  Why has this album never been reissued with all of the consequent extended versions and such?
                  • Seconds is the most classic song on this album. I have it when I bought the original release. Excellent album from the ongoers of Heaven 17
                    • daviddgrant's avatar
                      daviddgrant
                      Decent album from start to finish. Not a huge Human League fan, but this album is true classic of this era. Stand out tracks, Love action, The Law, Don't you want me and Open your heart.

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