Fascination!

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Fascination!
EP by The Human League
Released 1983
Genre Synthpop, new wave
Label Virgin Records
A&M Records (US)
Producer Martin Rushent
The Human League
The Human League chronology
Love and Dancing
(1982)
Fascination!
(1983)
Hysteria
(1984)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Fascination! is an EP released by the British synthpop band The Human League in 1983. The EP was issued by Virgin Records in North America (though made available in Europe as an import) as a stop-gap release in between the albums Dare (1981) and Hysteria (1984).

The original vinyl release of Fascination! contained six tracks, including two versions of their single "(Keep Feeling) Fascination" as well as "Mirror Man", both of which were hits in the UK and the U.S.

Also included is "Hard Times", which was originally the B-side of their 1981 hit "Love Action" and also appears on the band's 1982 remix album Love and Dancing.

The featured version of "I Love You Too Much" is an earlier version of the song that would later be released on the band's Hysteria album in 1984.

The album was released as a digital download in 2008 with a bonus track, a dub version of "I Love You Too Much".

A CD version was released as part of the "deluxe edition" release of Dare in 2012,[2] minus Hard Times, but with other extra tracks.

Track listing[edit]

original US/Canada vinyl release

  1. "(Keep Feeling) Fascination" (Extended version) (Callis, Oakey)
  2. "Mirror Man" (Burden, Callis, Oakey)
  3. "Hard Times" (Callis, Oakey, Wright)
  4. "I Love You Too Much" (Burden, Callis, Wright)
  5. "You Remind Me of Gold" (Oakey)
  6. "(Keep Feeling) Fascination" (Improvisation)

2008 digital download

  1. "(Keep Feeling) Fascination" (Extended version) (Callis, Oakey)
  2. "Mirror Man" (Burden, Callis, Oakey)
  3. "Hard Times" (Callis, Oakey, Wright)
  4. "I Love You Too Much" (Burden, Callis, Wright)
  5. "You Remind Me of Gold" (Oakey)
  6. "(Keep Feeling) Fascination" (Improvisation)
  7. "I Love You Too Much" (Dub Version) (Burden, Callis, Wright) [Digital Download Bonus Track]

2012 Dare/Fascination! special CD

  1. Hard Times/Love Action (I Believe In Love) (Instrumentals)
  2. "Mirror Man"
  3. "You Remind Me of Gold" (Oakey)
  4. "(Keep Feeling) Fascination" (Extended version)
  5. "I Love You Too Much"
  6. "Mirror Man"
  7. "You Remind Me of Gold" (Instrumental)
  8. "(Keep Feeling) Fascination" (Improvisation)
  9. "I Love You Too Much" (Dub Version)
  10. "Total Panic"

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