Blancmange ‎– Happy Families -1982- Synth-pop (vinyl)

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Blancmange ‎– Happy Families -1982- Synth-pop (vinyl)

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Initial pressings of the album in 1982 contained the original version of "Waves" – on later pressings and on the subsequent CD issues this version was replaced by the 7" single version, which had been remixed by Denis Weinrich and the band's manager John Owen Williams, and included re-recorded vocals and a string section arranged by Linton Naiff. The original version remained unavailable on any format until its inclusion on the 2012 compilation album The Very Best of Blancmange. The Canadian release of the album had a slightly rearranged running order and included a special mix of the song "Blind Vision", released as a single in May 1983 and which appeared on the group's second album Mange Tout in the UK in 1984.

In 2008 Edsel Records reissued Happy Families as a remastered and expanded version titled Happy Families... Plus. This version of the album added six bonus tracks to the original ten-track album: the extended versions of the singles "God's Kitchen", "Feel Me" and "Living on the Ceiling"; two instrumental mixes of "Feel Me"; and the instrumental track "Business Steps" (originally the B-side of "Waves"). However, Happy Families... Plus featured the 7" single versions of not just "Waves" but also "Living on the Ceiling", rather than the original album version

Label:London Records ‎– SH 8552
Format:Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:UK
Released:1982
Style:Synth-pop
Sleeve Condition (Out of 10) ~ 10 / with inner sleeve
Label Condition (Out of 10) ~ 10
Vinyl Condition ~ (Out of 10)
Side 1 - 10
side 2 - 10
BIN # 50

Tracklist

A1 I Can't Explain
A2 Feel Me
A3 I've Seen The Word
A4 Wasted
A5 Living On The Ceiling
B1 Waves
B2 Kind
B3 Sad Day
B4 Cruel
B5 God's Kitchen

 

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