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BlondieRapture

Label:Chrysalis – CHS 12 2485
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style:New Wave, Disco

Tracklist

ARapture (Special Disco Mix)
Written ByC. Stein/D. Harry
BLive It Up (Special Disco Mix)
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Notes

Stereo. UK issue, "Made in France."
"Tone" in the A side runouts is etched, all the rest on both sides is stamped.

Taken from 'the latest album', Autoamerican (CDL 1290).

[Sleeve]:
℗ & © 1981 Chrysalis Records Limited.
[Labels]:
© ℗ 1981 Chrysalis Records Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): CHS 12 2485 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): CHS 12 2485 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 1): 634 CHS 122485 A3 POLYGRAM A5 tone
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 1): 634 CHS 122485 B3 POLYGRAM A5
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 2): 634 CHS 122485 A4 DM POLYGRAM A3 tone
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 2): 634 CHS 122485 B4 DM POLYGRAM A3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 3): 634 CHS 122485 A3 POLYGRAM Λ1 Tone
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 3): 634 CHS 122485 B3 POLYGRAM Λ4
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 4): 634 CHS 122485 A3 POLYGRAM Λ2 Tone
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 4): 634 CHS 122485 B4 DM POLYGRAM Λ2

Other Versions (5 of 68)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Rapture (7", 45 RPM, Single)ChrysalisK-8205Australia1980
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Rapture (7", 45 RPM, Single)ChrysalisK 8205New Zealand1980
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Rapture (7", 33 ⅓ RPM, Single)ChrysalisRCYS-5009Bolivia1980
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Rapture (The Man From Mars) (7", 45 RPM, Single)ChrysalisK-8205Australia1980
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Rapture (7", 33 ⅓ RPM, Single, Promo, Stereo)Chrysalis31081Chile1980

Reviews

gavinlloydwilson's avatar
This is the only 12" record I personally have ever encountered that had the record label stamped into the vinyl. Labels like this were common on 7" releases in the 70s and 80s but I don't know of any other 12" examples.
postpunkmonk's avatar
postpunkmonk
And both mixes have verses unique to this 12" - always a delight.
zevulon's avatar
zevulon
Edited 16 years ago
This is a superb Super Sound Single from the proud tradition of the disco era that gave birth to the magical 12-inches!
"Rapture", with Debbie's cool rap, gets a funky latino wrap; this is PARTY!
"Live it up" on the flip tells about the flipside of partying, the truth of too much partying(!!).If you ever liked these two originals, you will love these augmented/fully extended versions meant for the discoteque - They NEVER sounded better. A milestone.