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B.E.F.*Music Of Quality & Distinction (Volume One)

Label:Virgin – V2219
Format:
Vinyl, LP
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic, Rock, Pop
Style:New Wave, Synth-pop

Tracklist

A1Tina TurnerBall Of Confusion
Drum Programming [Linndrum]Martyn Ware
Guitar [Distorted], Rhythm GuitarNevil 'Breeze' McKreith*
Guitar [Intro]John McGeoch
HarmonicaPaul Jones
Lead VocalsTina Turner
Programmed By [Roland System 100]Ian Craig Marsh, Martyn Ware
SaxophoneDavid 'Baps' Baptiste*
Written-ByB. Strong*, N. Whitfield*
3:50
A2Billy MacKenzieThe Secret Life Of Arabia
BassJo Dworniak*
Drum Programming [Linndrum], Vocoder [Roland]Martyn Ware
Lead VocalsBilly MacKenzie
Rhythm GuitarNevil 'Breeze' McKreith*
Written-ByEno*, Carlos Alomar, Bowie*
4:00
A3Paul JonesThere's A Ghost In My House
Drum Programming [Linndrum], Synthesizer [Roland Jupiter 4], Vocoder [Roland], Synthesizer [Synclavier 2]Martyn Ware
Lead VocalsPaul Jones
Written-ByHolland-Dozier-Holland
2:55
A4Paula YatesThese Boots Are Made For Walking
Backing VocalsThe Nancy Boys
Double BassJo Dworniak*
Drum Programming [Linndrum], Synthesizer [Synclavier 2]Martyn Ware
Lead VocalsPaula Yates
Programmed By [Roland System 100]Ian Craig Marsh, Martyn Ware
Rhythm GuitarNevil 'Breeze' McKreith*
SaxophoneDavid 'Baps' Baptiste*
TromboneJake (2)
Written-ByLee Hazelwood*
2:48
A5Gary GlitterSuspicious Minds
Bass [Glitter]John Springate
Drums [Glitter]Tony Leonard
Guitar [Clitter]Gerry Shepherd*
Lead VocalsGary Glitter
Saxophone [Glitter]Brian Jones (4)
Written-ByMark James (4)
3:51
B1Bernie NolanYou Keep Me Hanging On
Bass GuitarJohn Wilson (2)
Drum Programming [Linndrum], Synthesizer [Roland Jupiter 4]Martyn Ware
Lead VocalsBernie Nolan
PianoNick Plytas
Written-ByHolland-Dozier-Holland
2:43
B2Glenn GregoryWichita Lineman
Acoustic GuitarDavid Lockwood
Drum Programming [Simmons]Ian Craig Marsh, Martyn Ware
Lead VocalsGlenn Gregory
Synthesizer [Roland System 100], Sequenced ByIan Craig Marsh
Synthesizer [Yamaha Cs-20], Synthesizer [Roland Jupiter 4]Martyn Ware
Written-ByJimmy Webb
4:18
B3Sandie ShawAnyone Who Had A Heart
Alto Saxophone, Soprano SaxophoneDavid 'Baps' Baptiste*
Bass GuitarCamelle Hinds
Drum Programming [Linndrum], Grand Piano [Grand Bass Piano], Vocoder [Roland], Synthesizer [Synclavier 2]Martyn Ware
Grand PianoNick Plytas
GuitarHank Marvin
Lead Vocals, Backing VocalsSandie Shaw
Written-ByBacharach And David
3:10
B4Glenn GregoryPerfect Day
Grand PianoNick Plytas
Lead VocalsGlenn Gregory
Synthesizer [Roland Jupiter 4], Drum Programming [Simmons]Martyn Ware
Written-ByLou Reed
4:06
B5Billy MacKenzieIt's Over
Acoustic GuitarJohn Foxx
Arranged By [Orchestra]John Barker
Bass GuitarJo Dworniak*
CelloGlyn Perrin
Drum Programming [Linndrum]Martyn Ware
French HornJonathan Williams (7)
GuitarHank Marvin
Lead VocalsBilly MacKenzie
Timpani, CastanetsSimon Limbrick
Written-ByBill Dees, Roy Orbison
2:40
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Notes

Printed inner.
℗ and © 1982 Virgin Records Limited.
Recorded and mixed at The Garden Studio Nov '81 - Feb 82
except track B2 and track B4 recorded at Monumental Pictures Studio, Jan '81.

Full text on front cover: "B.E.F Presents" - "Music of Quality and Distinction - Volume One" - "Featuring - Gary Glitter Glenn Gregory Paul Jones Billy MacKenzie Bernie Nolan Sandie Shaw Tina Turner Paula Yates"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-side, Etched): V2219 A2 BilBo TAPE ONE
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side, Etched, "⋀" Stamped): V2219 B2 BilBo TAPE ONE ⋀

Other Versions (5 of 24)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Music Of Quality And Distinction - Volume One - (5×7", 45 RPM, Single, Box Set, Album, Special Edition)VirginVV2219UK1982
Music Of Quality And Distinction Volume One (LP, Album)Virgin, Ariola, Virgin, Ariola204 184, 204 184-320Europe1982
Music Of Quality And Distinction Volume One (Cassette, Album)Virgin, VirginTCV 2219, TCV2219UK1982
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Music Of Quality & Distinction Volume One (LP)VirginVM 2350Canada1982
Music Of Quality And Distinction Volume One (LP, Album)VirginVIL 12219Italy1982

Reviews

BioTracer's profile picture
BioTracer
Edited 14 years ago
One could also argue that the collaboration of B.E.F. with Tina Turner on "Ball Of Confusion" was the start of the complete resurrection of her career in the Eighties. Her version of Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" was produced by the B.E.F guys and was the first single to be released from her Private Dancer album.
gravedigger's profile picture
gravedigger
Although some think of this as bizarre (see note above), I think it's one of the best 80's albums. With all the different artists contributing, it sounds as if it's going to be just an ordinary, run-of-the-mill compilation, but it isn't. As Martyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh contribute most of the backing tracks, it forms a cohesive entity. Just to let you know my favorite track is "It's Over" with vocals by Billy Mackenzie.

N.B. A "dub" version of "Secret Life of Arabia" was included on an 80's compilation album called "Methods of Dance" (Virgin)

gravedigger