The History Mix Volume 1

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The History Mix Volume 1
Studio album by Godley & Creme
Released 1985
Genre Rock
Length 55:57
Label Polydor
Producer Kevin Godley, Lol Creme, Nigel Gray, J. J. Jeczalik, Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldman, Trevor Horn
Godley & Creme chronology
Birds of Prey
(1983)
The History Mix Volume 1
(1985)
Goodbye Blue Sky
(1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

The History Mix Volume 1 is the sixth album by British pop band Godley & Creme. The album was a remix of songs spanning the career of Godley & Creme and their earlier bands, 10cc, Doctor Father and Hotlegs.

The album produced two singles, "Golden Boy" and "Cry", the latter which became a groundbreaking video clip featuring numerous "changing faces" that morphed from one to another as they mimed the lyrics to the song.

"Wet Rubber Soup" was also made into a video, which was effectively a collage of snippets from Godley and Creme's past work. "Cry" is featured at the end, with a version of the video slightly different from the single version - one part shows Lol Creme 'morphing' into Gonzo from the Muppets.

In an interview in Musician magazine in 1985, Lol Creme said: "We're not in the music business. We left it in 1976 and we haven't taken it seriously since. We decided to celebrate our 25 years together by taking all the music we've ever done – demos, masters, whatever – and putting it in a musical blender, the Fairlight. Then we got J.J. of Art of Noise to reprogram the sounds to a disco beat so we could dance at our party."[2]

Track listing[edit]

  • The History Mix Volume 1 was released in a number of variants depending on the format and territory. The core version of the album consists of 2-3 tracks, these are listed below with the appropriate writing credits.
  1. "Wet Rubber Soup" – 12:25
  2. "Cry" (Godley, Creme) - 6:32
  3. "Expanding the Business/The 'Dare You' Man/Hum Drum Boys in Paris/Mountain Tension" – 17:03
    • (Recycled from: "Business is Business" (Godley, Creme), "How Dare You" (Godley, Creme), "Neanderthal Man" (Godley, Creme, Stewart), "This Sporting Life" (Godley, Creme), "One Night in Paris" (Godley, Creme), "The Dean and I" (Godley, Creme), "Dynamic Tension" (Godley, Creme), "Umbopo" (Godley, Creme))

UK LP Version[edit]

  1. "Wet Rubber Soup" / "Cry" – 18:52
  2. "Expanding the Business/The 'Dare You' Man/Hum Drum Boys in Paris/Mountain Tension" – 17:03

International LP Version[edit]

  1. "Wet Rubber Soup" / "Cry" – 18:52
  2. "Light Me Up" (Godley, Creme) – 4:30
  3. "An Englishman in New York" (Godley, Creme) – 5:52
  4. "Save a Mountain For Me" (Godley, Creme) – 3:34
  5. "Golden Boy" (Godley, Creme) – 5:48

International CD Version[edit]

  1. "Wet Rubber Soup" / "Cry" – 18:52
  2. "Expanding the Business/The 'Dare You' Man/Hum Drum Boys in Paris/Mountain Tension" – 17:03
  3. "Light Me Up" – 4:30
  4. "An Englishman in New York" – 05:52
  5. "Save a Mountain For Me" – 3:34
  6. "Golden Boy" – 5:48

History Mix Vol. 1...Plus Version[edit]

  1. "Wet Rubber Soup" – 12:26
  2. "Cry" – 6:33
  3. "Expanding The Business / The "Dare You" Man / Hum Drum Boys in Paris / Mountain Tension" – 17:07
  4. "Cry (Single Edit)" – 3:54
  5. "Love Bombs" – 3:55
  6. "Snack Attack" (Godley, Creme) – 6:52
  7. "Wet Rubber Soup (Edit)" – 3:27
  8. "Golden Boy (Remix)" – 5:49
  9. "Light Me Up" – 4:28
  10. "Golden Boy" (12" Mix) – 4:57

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