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Tom Tom ClubGenius Of Love (Long Version) / Lorelei (Instrumental)

Label:Sire – PRO-A-996
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Promo
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Synth-pop, Disco

Tracklist

AGenius Of Love (Long Version)7:24
BLorelei (Instrumental)6:22
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Beware of this bootleg pressing which looks nearly identical but are not machine-stamped "STERLING" in the deadwax.

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  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): ZAA 1225 VII S
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): ZAA 1229 VI S
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Runout Etching): PRO-A-996-ZAA-1225-V2-S-SH1 + SLM+ △1052 Q B-16347-SH1 STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Runout Etching): PRO-A-996-ZAA-1229-VI-S-SH1 + SLM+ △1052-X Q B-16348-SH1 STERLING

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
The Genius Of Love (7", 45 RPM, Single)Island RecordsWIP 6735UK1981
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Genius Of Love (7", 45 RPM, Single, Winchester Pressing)SireSRE49882US1981
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Genius Of Love / Lorelei (12", 45 RPM)Island Records600.443Netherlands1981
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The Genius Of Love (12", 45 RPM, Single)Island Records12WIP 6735UK1981
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Genius Of Love (7", 45 RPM, Single)Island Records6010 451France1981

Reviews

soulinhki's avatar
soulinhki
Edited 15 years ago
Original promo 12" is very hard to find but it has been reissued. The Mariah Carey song that sampled Genius of Love is called Fantasy and it actually sounds pretty good after ten years..
jazzliscious's avatar
jazzliscious
This is that classic early '80s cross between synth-pop and (?)hip-hop. That's right, it found a home in the samples of several hip-hop afficiandos and apparently was good enough to be used in a song by Mariah Carey, however, don't quote me on that! I've never heard it myself and was only told about it after playing it for a DJ friend of mine. Genius Of Love is so groovy, but Lorelie is also a beautiful song, too. The only problem is they should have used the vocal edit in long version form and they'd have had a winner on their hands. But they instead used an instrumental version which is good too but not like the really beautiful vocal version included on the Tom Tom Club album. Either way, this is a slice of pie you won't want to miss!