Believe You Me

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Believe You Me
Blancmange - Believe You Me.jpg
Studio album by Blancmange
Released October 1985
Recorded May – August 1985
Genre New wave, synthpop
Length 45:09
Label London Records
Producer Stewart Levine
(1) Neil Arthur & John Williams
(2) Stephen Luscombe
Blancmange chronology
Mange Tout
(1984)
Believe You Me
(1985)
Second Helpings
(1990)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Believe You Me (1985) is the third album by Blancmange and was released in 1985. A remastered edition was released by Edsel in 2008 which featured the album along with 4 bonus tracks.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Neil Arthur & Stephen Luscombe.

LP: LONLP 10[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Lose Your Love" – 4:09
  2. "What's Your Problem?" – 4:13
  3. "Paradise Is" – 3:48
  4. "Why Don't They Leave Things Alone?" – 4:35
  5. "22339" – 5:23 (1)

Side two[edit]

  1. "Don't You Love It All" – 4:35
  2. "Believe" – 3:49
  3. "Lorraine's My Nurse" – 2:31
  4. "Other Animals" – 4:19
  5. "No Wonder They Never Made It Back" – 3:31 (1)
  6. "John" – 4:16 (2)

CD: 820 301–2[edit]

  1. "Lose Your Love" – 4:09
  2. "What's Your Problem?" – 4:13
  3. "Paradise Is" – 3:48
  4. "Why Don't They Leave Things Alone?" – 4:35
  5. "22339" – 5:23 (1)
  6. "Don't You Love It All" – 4:35
  7. "Believe" – 3:49
  8. "Lorraine's My Nurse" – 2:31
  9. "Other Animals" – 4:19
  10. "No Wonder They Never Made It Back!" – 3:31 (1)
  11. "John" – 4:16 (2)

2008 Edsel - Remastered CD: EDSS 1027[edit]

  1. "Lose Your Love" – 4:04
  2. "What's Your Problem?" – 4:09
  3. "Paradise Is" – 3:49
  4. "Why Don't They Leave Things Alone?" – 4:36
  5. "22339" – 7:01
  6. "Don't You Love It All" – 4:32
  7. "Believe" – 3:48
  8. "Lorraine's My Nurse" – 2:31
  9. "Other Animals" – 4:33
  10. "No Wonder They Never Made It Back!" – 4:33
  11. "John" – 4:24
  12. "Side Two" -7:50*
  13. "Mixing On The Ceiling" [Megamix] - 7:08*
  14. "I Can See It (Why Don't They Leave Things Alone)" [Extended] - 7:54*
  15. "Scream Down The House" - 4:07*
  • Bonus Tracks* 12-15

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1985/1986) Peak
position
Canadian Albums Chart[2][3] 73
UK Albums Chart[4] 54

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • David Rhodes - Guitar (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9)
  • Justin Hildreth - Drums (1, 4, 6)
  • Hugh Masekela - Flugelhorn (6)
  • Ronnie Ross - Baritone Saxophone (9)
  • Francis Foster - Congas & Tambourine (1, 6)
  • Pandit Dinesh - Tablas & Madal (10)
  • Katie Kissoon - Background Voice (6)
  • Stevie Lange - Background Voice (6)
  • London Community Gospel Choir - Background Voices (9)
  • Dick Cuthell - Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Cornet, Brass Arr. (10)
  • Tony Pleeth - Cello (4, 10)
  • Simon Elliston - Flute (4)
  • Lynton Naiff - String Arr. (8)
  • Gavin Wright - Violin (8)
  • Dick Morgan - Oboe (8)
  • Anthea Cox - Flute (8)
  • Steve Maw - Bassoon (8)
  • Nigel Warren-Green - Cello (8)
  • Paul Webb - Bass (5)

Production[edit]

  • Recorded in London from May to August 1985 at Air, Garden, Island, Redan, Roundhouse, Strongroom and Wessex Studios
  • Produced by Stewart Levine for Ultradelta Limited
    (1) "22339" and "No Wonder They Never Made It Back" produced by Neil Arthur & John Williams
    (2) "John" produced by Stephen Luscombe
  • Engineered by Femi J
  • Assistant Engineers: Karl Lever (Air)
    Pete Griffiths (Garden)
    Stephen Street (Island)
    Johnny Schinas (Redan)
    David Kemp (Roundhouse)
    Phil Bodger (Strongroom)
  • Management by Paul Williams, Paul Smith and Jolyan Burnham
  • 'Mask' construction by Annie Symons @ Manifest
  • Photography by Mike Owen
  • Designs by Assorted Images

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cassel, Bill. "Review: Blancmange - Believe You Me". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-09-18. 
  3. ^ "Results - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-09-18. 
  4. ^ "The Official Charts Company - Believe You Me by Blancmange Search". The Official Charts Company. 6 May 2013.