Benefactor (album)

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Benefactor
Benefactor - Romeo Void.jpg
Studio album by Romeo Void
Released August 6, 1982
Recorded 1981-1982
Genre New wave
Length 38:04 (Benefactor)
20:23 (Never Say Never)
58:27 (total)
Label Columbia
Producer Ian Taylor
Ric Ocasek on "Never Say Never"
Romeo Void chronology
Never Say Never EP
(1981)
Benefactor
(1982)
Instincts
(1984)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

Benefactor is the second studio album by American new wave band Romeo Void, released in 1982. It was released on CD in 2006 by Wounded Bird Records, with their Never Say Never EP as four bonus tracks. The first version of the song "Never Say Never" is a shorter, "clean" edit suitable for general radio broadcast.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Benjamin Bossi, Larry Carter, Debora Iyall, Peter Woods, and Frank Zincavage, except where noted.

  1. "Never Say Never" – 3:27
  2. "Wrap It Up" (Isaac Hayes, David Porter) – 3:15
  3. "Flashflood" – 4:55
  4. "Undercover Kept" – 6:05
  5. "Ventilation" – 3:55
  6. "Chinatown" – 3:18
  7. "Orange" – 4:15
  8. "Shake the Hands of Time" – 3:19
  9. "S.O.S." – 5:30

Bonus tracks (2006 reissue; taken from "Never Say Never EP")[edit]

  1. "Never Say Never" – 6:06
  2. "In the Dark" – 4:33
  3. "Present Tense" – 5:47
  4. "Not Safe" – 3:57

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album

Item Year Chart Position
Never Say Never (EP) 1982 Pop Albums 147
Benefactor 1982 Pop Albums 119

References[edit]