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Visage - Visage Album

Visage - Visage Album

Performer: Visage
Title: Visage
Released: 29 Jun 1981
Cat#: POSP 293
Label: Polydor
Country: UK
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop
Category: Electronic / Rock
Size MP3: 2712 mb
Size FLAC: 1923 mb

Tracklist

1Visage (Remix)
2Second Steps

Versions

CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
POSP 293Visage Visage ‎(7", Red)PolydorPOSP 293UK1981
2095 387Visage Visage ‎(7", Single)Polydor2095 387Austria1981
2095 387Visage Visage ‎(7", Single)Polydor2095 387Germany1981
2141 390Visage Visage (Dance Mix) ‎(12", Maxi)Polydor2141 390Germany1981
2095 387Visage Visage ‎(7", Single)Polydor2095 387France1981
CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
PEP 306Visage Visage ‎(12", EP)PolydorPEP 306Canada1981
CX-1-501Visage Visage ‎(Cass, EP)PolydorCX-1-501US1981
PX-1-501Visage Visage ‎(12", EP, TP)PolydorPX-1-501US1981
PX-1-501Visage Visage ‎(12", EP, PRC)PolydorPX-1-501US1981
PX-1-501, 2929 099Visage Visage ‎(12", Pre)Polydor, PolydorPX-1-501, 2929 099US1981
CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
2490 157, 2490-157Visage Visage ‎(LP, Album)Polydor, Polydor2490 157, 2490-157UK1980
1369Visage Visage ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial)Takt Music1369PolandUnknown
CT-1-6304, 3177 494Visage Visage ‎(LP, Album, TP)Polydor, PolydorCT-1-6304, 3177 494US1980
2490 157, 2490157Visage Visage ‎(LP, Album)Polydor, Polydor2490 157, 2490157Greece1980
800 029-2Visage Visage ‎(CD, Album)Polydor800 029-2EuropeUnknown

Credits

  • DesignAlwyn Clayden, Visage
  • Lacquer Cut ByGC
  • MusicianBilly Currie, Dave Formula, John McGeoch, Midge Ure, Rusty Egan, Steve Strange
  • ProducerMidge Ure, Visage
  • DesignAlwyn Clayden, Visage
  • Other [Clothes] – Darlajane Gilroy
  • Other [Hair] – Ricci Burns
  • Other [Make Up] – Carolyn Cowan
  • Photography By [Photo]Robyn Beeche
  • ProducerMidge Ure, Visage
  • Written-ByCurrie, Formula, McGeoch, Ure, Egan, Strange
  • BassBarry Adamson (tracks: 1,2,4)
  • Cover [Sleeve Artwork]Iain Gillies
  • Cover [Sleeve Design]Visage
  • EngineerJohn Hudson
  • MusicianBilly Currie, Dave Formula, John McGeoch, Midge Ure, Rusty Egan, Steve Strange
  • ProducerMidge Ure, Visage
  • Typography [Lettering]Kate Wilson
  • Written-ByVisage (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B1 to B5)
  • Arranged By, Artwork [Sleeve Design]Visage
  • ArtworkIain Gillies
  • Artwork [Lettering By]Kate Wilson
  • EngineerJohn Hudson
  • Performer [Musician]Billy Currie, Dave Formula, John McGeoch, Rusty Egan, Steve Strange
  • Photography ByPeter Ashworth, Robyn Beeche
  • ProducerVisage
  • Producer, PerformerMidge Ure
  • Programmed By [Computer Programming]Richard Burgess
  • TechnicianMartin Rushent

Notes

US issue with custom picture sleeve, different from the standard US and international issues.
"26" on labels denotes a PRC Recording Company, Compton, CA pressing.

The standard US issue can be found here.

A similar release pressed by Presswell (#18) exists here.

Recorded at Genetic Sound, Reading, England
Mixed at Mayfair Sound, LondonSleeve artwork available in three different versions often referred to as "chinese", "mirror" and "cowboy" and shows a picture of Steve Strange in different outfits and make up. All three versions have the same catalogue number.
"Chinese" - "Clothes: Darlajane Gilroy, Make Up: Carolyn Cowan, Photo: Robyn Beeche, Hair: Ricci Burns"
"Mirror" - "Clothes: Helen Robinson PX, Make Up: Steve Strange, Photo: John Timbers, Hair: Ollie"
"Cowboy" - "Clothes: Melissa Caplan, Make Up: Steve Strange, Photo: Brian Griffin, Hair: Steve Strange"

From the album "Visage" 2490 157.
A Morrison-O'Donnell Production
Original sound recording made by Polygram Records Inc.
(P) 1981 Polygram Records, Inc.
Made in England.Also exist 2 other US releases with slightly different center labels.
Labels here display Side A, Side B versus Side One, Side Two versus Side 1, Side 2.

[Back sleeve]
A Morrison-O'Donnell Production
A1, A2: ℗ 1981 PolyGram Records, Inc.
B1 to B3: ℗ 1980 PolyGram Records, Inc.
© 1980 Morrison-O'Donnell Productions, Ltd.
Manufactured and marketed by PolyGram Records, Inc., 810 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY10019
Also available on Cassette (CS-1-501)
Printed in U.S.A.

Manufactured and Marketed by PolyGram Records

[Labels]
(ASCAP)
A Morrison-O'Donnell Production
℗ 1981 PolyGram Records, Inc.
53 Manufactured by Polydor Incorporated / 810 Seventh Avenue / New York N.Y. 10019

The 2nd catalog number on labels reads: Intl. #2929 099"SREBRNA" - silver star for commercial succes printed on front cover. On centre labels I-5000 printed, that means First edition - 5000 copies, but that could not be, because it is a repress. I guess they just forgot to print new centre labels.

Companies

  • Mastered At – The Town House
  • Published By – Island Music
  • Published By – Virgin Music
  • Published By – Copyright Control
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Polygram Records, Inc.
  • Licensed From – Polydor International GmbH
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Polydor Incorporated
  • Copyright (c) – Morrison O'Donnell Productions Ltd.
  • Recorded At – Genetic Sound
  • Mixed At – Mayfair Studios
  • Printed By – GIP "Beograd"
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – PolyGram Records, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Morrison O'Donnell Productions Ltd.
  • Manufactured By – PolyGram Records, Inc.
  • Marketed By – PolyGram Records, Inc.
  • Manufactured By – Polygram Records
  • Marketed By – Polygram Records
  • Manufactured By – Polydor Incorporated
  • Pressed By – Hauppauge Record Manufacturing Ltd.
  • Lacquer Cut At – Sterling Sound
  • Pressed By – PRC Recording Company, Compton, CA

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Comments:

Agalas
Years ahead of its time and obviously must have inspired the New Romantic/sythpop magazine of the time New Sounds New Styles.
Munigrinn
The A-side is not really a remix, it just chops off the first drumbeats from the LP version to make all instruments start similtaneously and fades out a bit earlier.

The main point of interest is the B-side - which exists in two versions. The main one, found on the UK 7" and 12" versions, is the full version that lasts ~5:30. But there's also a shorter one, released on the German 7", which is almost exactly the same, but fades out at ~5:00 mark, therefore being half a minute shorter.

The full version can be found on the initial pressings of the 2000 compilation "The Damned Don't Cry" though they exist in small quantities. And whoever did the transfer botched the first seconds of the track resulting in a kind of rough fade-in while the original version started at full level. Still, to this day it's the only place to find this fine insturumental composition on CD.

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