Front by Front

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Front by Front
Studio album by Front 242
Released 1988
Genre EBM, industrial
Length 41:46
69:37 Epic CD issue
Label Red Rhino Europe
Wax Trax!
Animalized
Epic
Producer Front 242
Front 242 chronology
Official Version
(1987)
Front by Front
(1988)
Tyranny (For You)
(1991)
1992 Epic release cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Front by Front is an album by Front 242, released in 1988, and has been labelled as "easily one of the greatest industrial albums ever made".[2] The album was reissued in 1992 by Sony Music Entertainment. The song "Headhunter" became an industrial dancefloor hit, accompanied by a music video directed by Anton Corbijn, and has since been subject to over 20 remixes.

Miss Kittin used "First In / First Out" on her mix album A Bugged Out Mix.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Until Death (Us Do Part)"   4:30
2. "Circling Overland"   4:43
3. "Im Rhythmus Bleiben"   4:14
4. "Felines"   3:34
5. "First In / First Out"   3:52
6. "Blend the Strengths"   3:13
7. "Headhunter v3.0"   4:45
8. "Work 01"   3:28
9. "Terminal State"   4:09
10. "Welcome to Paradise"   5:18
Total length:
41:46
1992 Reissue Bonus Tracks
No. Title Length
11. "Headhunter v1.0"   5:01
12. "Never Stop! v1.0"   3:56
13. "Work 242 N.Off is N.Off"   5:18
14. "Agony" (Until Death) 2:43
15. "Never Stop! v.1.1"   4:24
16. "Work 242"   6:29
Total length:
69:37

Notes[edit]

The 1992 bonus tracks tracks were originally released on the Never Stop! EP, except for "Headhunter v1.0" which was originally released on the Headhunter EP.

Personnel[edit]

Additional Personnel[edit]

  • Frédéric Boebaert - Art Direction
  • Greg Calbi - Mastering/Remastering
  • Alain Verbaert - Photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Raggett, Ned. Front by Front > Overview. Allmusic. Retrieved on 1 February 2009.
  3. ^ Miss Kittin - A Bugged Out Mix By Miss Kittin (CD) Discogs. Retrieved 2010-07-16.