Mange Tout

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Mange Tout
Studio album by Blancmange
Released May 1984
Recorded August – November 1983
Genre New wave, synthpop
Length 43:26
Label London Records
Producer John Luongo
Peter Collins
Blancmange & John Owen Williams
Blancmange chronology
Happy Families
(1982)
Mange Tout
(1984)
Believe You Me
(1985)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Smash Hits 9/10 stars[1]
Allmusic 3/5 stars [2]

Mange Tout is the second album by the British synthpop duo Blancmange. Released in May 1984, it was Blancmange's most successful album, peaking at number 8 in the UK album chart[3] and was certified Gold by the BPI for sales in excess of 100,000 copies.[4] The album contained four UK Top 40 singles, two of which reached the Top 10.[3]

In addition to the usual vinyl and cassette release, a limited edition vinyl picture disc was also released. The album was later released on CD, and a 2-disc remastered Deluxe Edition was released by Edsel in 2008 which featured the album along with a second disc of remixes and B-sides.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Neil Arthur & Stephen Luscombe, except where noted.

LP: SH 8554[edit]

Side 1[edit]

  1. "Don't Tell Me" – 3:31
  2. "Game Above My Head" – 3:58
  3. "Blind Vision" – 3:56
  4. "Time Became The Tide" – 4:49
  5. "That's Love, That It Is" – 4:22

Side 2[edit]

  1. "Murder" – 5:58
  2. "See the Train" – 2:04
  3. "All Things Are Nice" – 4:59
  4. "My Baby" – 3:59
  5. "The Day Before You Came" (Andersson/Ulvaeus) – 5:50

CD: 810 235–2[edit]

2008 Edsel - Remastered CD: EDSL 2023[edit]

  1. "Don't Tell Me" – 3:31
  2. "Game Above My Head" – 3:59
  3. "Blind Vision" – 3:59
  4. "Time Became The Tide" – 4:50
  5. "That's Love, That It Is" – 4:20
  6. "Murder" – 5:58
  7. "See The Train" – 2:05
  8. "All Things Are Nice" – 5:01
  9. "My Baby" – 3:57
  10. "The Day Before You Came" – 4:25 (Anderson/Ulvaeus)
  11. "Game Above My Head (Long Version)" – 7:14

2008 Edsel - The B-Sides And Remixes CD: EDSL 2023[edit]

  1. "Blind Vision (Long Version)" – 9:39
  2. "Heaven Knows Where Heaven Is" – 3:24
  3. "On Our Way To?" – 5:37
  4. "That's Love, That It Is (Extended)" – 6:35
  5. "Vishnu (Full Length)" – 5:20
  6. "That's Love, That It Is (Remix)" – 7:34
  7. "Vishnu (Instrumental)" – 4:53
  8. "Don't Tell Me (Extended)" – 6:25
  9. "Get Out Of That" – 4:26
  10. "Feel Me (Live Version)" – 6:25
  11. "All Things Are Nice (Version)" – 4:14
  12. "The Day Before You Came (Extended)" – 7:59 (Anderson/Ulvaeus)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
position
Canadian Albums Chart[5][6] 41
Dutch Albums Chart[7] 16
German Albums Chart[8] 28
New Zealand Albums Chart[9] 46
UK Albums Chart[10] 8

Singles

Year Single Chart Position
1983 "Blind Vision" UK[11] 10
"That's Love, That It Is" UK[12] 33
1984 "Don't Tell Me" UK[13] 8
"The Day Before You Came" UK[14] 22

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

"Don't Tell Me"[edit]

"Game Above My Head"[edit]

"Blind Vision"[edit]

"Time Became The Tide"[edit]

"That's Love, That It Is"[edit]

  • David Rhodes - Guitars
  • The Uptown Horns - Horns
  • Jerry Marotta & Bashira Johnson - Percussion
  • Background Voices - Tawaitha Agee, Brenda White, Vernice

"Murder"[edit]

  • Malcolm Ross & David Rhodes - Guitars
  • Deepak Khazanchi - Sitar
  • Pandit Dinesh - Tablas
  • David McClymont - Bass Guitar
  • Dolette McDonald, Michelle Cobbs & Janice Pendarvis - Background voices

"All Things Are Nice"[edit]

  • David Rhodes - Guitars
  • Pandit Dinesh - Tablas & Percussion
  • Dave Allen - Bass Guitar
  • Blair Cunningham - Hi-Hat

"My Baby"[edit]

  • David Rhodes - Guitars
  • Gerry Marotta & Blair Cunningham - Percussion
  • The Uptown Horns - Horns
  • Neil Jason - Bass Guitar

"The Day Before You Came"[edit]

The Uptown Horns Are[edit]

  • Joe Mosello - Trumpet
  • Vinnie Della-Rocca & Jim Clouse - saxophones
  • Keith O’Quinn & Jack Gale - Trombone
  • James Biondolillo - Maestro

Production[edit]

  • Recorded at Marcus Music (London) and Sigma Sound (New York City). August–November 1983
  • Produced by John Luongo
    "Don't Tell Me" produced by Peter Collins
    "Game Above my Head" produced by Blancmange & John Owen Williams
  • "Time Became the Tide" arranged by Linton Naiff & Blancmange
  • "My Baby" remixed by Dennis Weinrich & John Owen Williams
  • Engineered by Jay Mark in London. Femi Jiya assisted by Matthew Wallis
  • Except "Time Became the Tide" recorded at Island Studios (London). Engineer: Richard Digby-Smith assisted by Steve Street
  • "Don’t Tell Me" recorded at Sarm East (London). Engineer: Julian Mendlesohn
  • In New York. James Docherty, Michael Hutchinson, John Potaka
  • Assisted by Linda Randazzo, Jimmy Santis, Elisa Gura, Melanie West, Glenn Rosenstein
  • Design: M. Atkins & Marcx, Town & Country Planning
  • Management: Paul Smith & John Owen Williams

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anthony, Lisa (10 May 1984). "Album Reviews: Blancmange – Mange Tout". Smash Hits (London, England: EMAP). p. 27. 
  2. ^ Cassel, Bill. "Review: Blancmange - Mange Tout". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Chartstats UK (Blancmange)
  4. ^ BPI Certifications Database
  5. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-09-18. 
  6. ^ "Results - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-09-18. 
  7. ^ Steffen Hung. "Blancmange - Mange tout". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2012-09-18. 
  8. ^ "charts.de". charts.de. Retrieved 2012-09-18. 
  9. ^ Steffen Hung. "Blancmange - Mange tout". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2012-09-18. 
  10. ^ "The Official Charts Company - Mange Tout by Blancmange Search". The Official Charts Company. 6 May 2013. 
  11. ^ "The Official Charts Company - Blind Vision by Blancmange Search". The Official Charts Company. 6 May 2013. 
  12. ^ "The Official Charts Company - That's Love, That It Is by Blancmange Search". The Official Charts Company. 6 May 2013. 
  13. ^ "The Official Charts Company - Don't Tell Me by Blancmange Search". The Official Charts Company. 6 May 2013. 
  14. ^ "The Official Charts Company - The Day Before You Came by Blancmange Search". The Official Charts Company. 6 May 2013.