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    Label:Rational Records – Rate 8
    Cassette, Compilation
    Vinyl, 7"
    Genre:Rock, Pop
    Style:Post-Punk, New Wave, Indie Rock


    A1Josef KRomance
    A2Josef KHeads Watch
    A3Josef KVariation Of Scene
    B1The AssociatesDogs In The Wild
    B2Bebe Blanche Et Les Affaires Du CoeurUntitled
    B3The Distance (10)A Threat
    B4Article 58Reflections
    7" Vinyl Single
    A sideThe DelmontesSo It's Not To Be
    ProducerWilf Smarties
    Written ByDelmontes/ Goldberg
    AA sideThe DelmontesDon't Cry Your Tears
    ProducerWilf Smarties
    Written ByDelmontes


    A Cassette
    A Record
    A Magazine

    Includes previously unreleased recordings

    A compilation package from tiny Rational Records of Edinburgh, Scotland.

    Package includes a seven track, various artist cassette, a 'magazine' that includes transcripts of an interview with Jim Morrison of the Doors and a piece written by Mark E. Smith of the Fall, a poster for a gig and a ticket for a gig. Also included is a 7" single by the Delmontes. This had previously been released in it's own right by Rational Records as Rate 3, but appears in this package with a remixed A side and different sleeve. Matrix numbers for the version included here are:

    AA side matrix and runout reads: RATE 3 AA (MPO has been crossed out)
    A side matrix and runout reads: RATE 3A2

    The magazine in this package also includes notes on each of the featured bands as follows:

    A la rechercher du temps perdu: with characteristic emotional confusion, Josef K bring you "Romance" (from their first single), "Head's Watch (from the same session, previously unreleased) and "variation Of Scene", until now lying gathering dust amongst the tapes of a forgotten LP. In the blur of memory they walk from reality into myth.....

    With athleticism and animal energy The Associates rejoice with "Dogs In The Wild". The emotional burlesque comes to town.....

    Mysterieusement: Bebe Blanche se trouve toute seule sans aucun affaires du coeur.

    To the west, between Ana Hausen and the Eiffel Towers, lies The Distance. Here, with delicacy and icy precision, they present "A Threat".

    Article 58, often unsure and nervous, but frequently containing the excitement and exuberance of youth, leaving a minor classic in the Alan Horne/ Malcolm Ross produced "Event To Come" they give us their swansong "Reflections".

    The Delmontes inhabit the ambiguous world of Happy sad. Things are not always what they appear. Don't Cry Your Tears" and "So it's Not To Be" (now remixed) have been heard before .......but we all need reassurance, don't we?