Monday, 14 May 2012

Human League - The Sound of the Crowd

Continuing my 80's theme with, "The Sound Of The Crowd" by the British Human League which became the band's commercial breakthrough, reaching #12 on the UK singles chart in May 1981.

Written jointly by lead singer Phil Oakey and keyboard player Ian Burden, the song was recorded at Genetic Sound Studios, Reading, in March 1981. Originally released as a stand-alone single in April 1981, it was subsequently re-recorded and incorporated into the studio album Dare, later in the year.

"The Sound Of The Crowd" was the first Human League song to feature female vocals, from new band members Susan Ann Sulley and Joanne Catherall, which was one of the main reason's I liked the song!!
This was one of the first records I bought, can't possibly tell you what the first one was, its just too embarrassing??

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