Difficult Shapes & Passive Rhythms, Some People Think It's Fun to Entertain

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Difficult Shapes & Passive Rhythms Some People Think It's Fun to Entertain
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Studio album by China Crisis
Released 1982 (1982)
Recorded Amazon Studios, Liverpool, Strawberry South, Stockport and Red Bus studios, London, 1980 - 1982
Genre New wave
Length 39:30
Label Virgin
Producer Peter Walsh, Steve Levine, China Crisis, Gil Norton, Jeremy Lewis
China Crisis chronology
Difficult Shapes & Passive Rhythms Some People Think It's Fun to Entertain
(1982)
Working with Fire and Steel – Possible Pop Songs Volume Two
(1983)Working with Fire and Steel – Possible Pop Songs Volume Two1983
Singles from Difficult Shapes & Passive Rhythms Some People Think It's Fun to Entertain
  1. "African and White"
    Released: 1981
  2. "No More Blue Horizons"
    Released: 1982
  3. "Christian"
    Released: December 1982
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Difficult Shapes & Passive Rhythms Some People Think It's Fun to Entertain is the debut album by English new wave group China Crisis released in 1982. It spent 17 weeks on the UK Albums Chart and peaked at number 21 in February 1983.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Daly/Lundon/Reilly.

  1. "Seven Sports for All" – 3:18
  2. "No More Blue Horizons (Fool, Fool, Fool)" – 3:48
  3. "Feel to Be Driven Away" – 2:55
  4. "Some People I Know to Lead Fantastic Lives" – 3:33
  5. "Christian" – 5:37
  6. "African and White" – 3:46
  7. "Are We a Worker" – 3:30
  8. "Red Sails" – 4:43
  9. "You Never See It" – 2:57
  10. "Temptation's Big Blue Eyes" – 3:25
  11. "Jean Walks in Fresh Fields" – 1:53

Personnel[edit]

China Crisis
  • Gary Daly – vocals, synthesizer + bass on tracks 6, 10
  • Eddie Lundon – guitar, vocals + synthesizer on tracks 1, 9 and percussion on tracks 2, 8
  • Dave Reilly – drums, percussion + synthesizer on tracks 1, 9
Other personnel
  • George McFarlane – bass on track 1
  • Pete Walsh – synthesizer (solo) on track 2, electric piano (chord organ) on track 5
  • Frank Walsh – trumpet on track 2
  • Andy Pask – fretless bass on track 5
  • Mike Timoney – synthesizer on track 7
  • Jean – vocals on track 7, 10
Producers
  • Steve Levine – Tracks 1, 3
  • Peter Walsh – Tracks 2, 4, 5
  • Jeremy Lewis – Track 6
  • Gil Norton & China Crisis – Tracks 7-11[3]

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