Love and Dancing

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Love and Dancing
Remix album by The Human League
Released 17 July 1982
Recorded 1981
Genre Synthpop, new wave
Length 35:40
Label Virgin Records
Producer Martin Rushent
The Human League
The Human League chronology
Dare
(1981)
Love and Dancing
(1982)
Fascination!
(1983)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Love and Dancing is a remix album released by the British synthpop band The Human League in 1982. It was released under the name "The League Unlimited Orchestra" as a nod to Barry White's disco-era Love Unlimited Orchestra. The album was principally the idea and work of producer Martin Rushent and contained remixes of many of the songs from the band's multi-platinum selling album Dare, along with a version of the track "Hard Times", which had originally been the B-side of the single "Love Action". It was conceived to take advantage of the unexpected huge success of Dare and also designed as a stopgap while the Human League worked on new material.[2]

Rushent described working on Love and Dancing during an interview in 2007:

The dub mixes started because we didn't have time to do 'B' sides, We'd send Virgin Records a track and they'd want to rush-release it. I'd been listening to Grandmaster Flash and played it to Phil (Oakey). He liked it so I suggested doing a remix of "Love Action" by chopping it up and adding effects, then we could get Virgin off our backs!

When it was all finished I had four or five remixes. Phil wasn't sure about releasing them on an album and left me to make Love and Dancing on my own. It was mixed on a board, so I had the multitrack of Dare feeding in, a Harmonizer on send one, delay lines and phasers everywhere and I'd flick it about. I'd do a section and if I liked it I'd make a tape cut and splice it in. There were thousands of edits on the master and it took forever to do.[2]

The album reached number three in the UK Albums Chart and was later certified Platinum by the BPI.

In 2002, the album Dare and Love and Dancing were remastered and re-issued together on one CD.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hard Times" (Callis, Oakey, Wright) — 5:40
  2. "Love Action (I Believe in Love)" (Burden, Oakey) — 5:12
  3. "Don't You Want Me" (Callis, Oakey, Wright) — 7:18
  4. "Things That Dreams Are Made Of" (Oakey, Wright) — 5:10
  5. "Do or Die" (Burden, Oakey) — 4:36
  6. "Seconds" (Callis, Oakey, Wright) — 2:25
  7. "Open Your Heart" (Callis, Oakey) — 2:35
  8. "The Sound of the Crowd" (Burden, Oakey) —2:55

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