Information Society (album)

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Information Society
Information Society InSoc cover.jpg
Studio album by Information Society
Released June 21, 1988
Recorded Platinum Island, New York, and Nicollet Studios, Minneapolis
Genre Freestyle, synthpop, new wave
Length 43:42
Label Tommy Boy/Reprise/Warner Bros. Records
Producer Fred Maher
Paul Robb
Information Society chronology
Creatures of Influence
Information Society
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Information Society is an album by the synthpop, techno and freestyle band Information Society. It was their first release under a major label, after two independently released albums. Numerous top-40 hits quickly led the group to fame and fortune. The album was certified gold (selling 500,000 units) after five months in the U.S. and also went gold in Brazil in just 10 days. The album had several chart-topping hits such as "What's on Your Mind (Pure Energy)", "Walking Away", and "Running". It was one of the only albums released in the seldom-used CD+G format.

Track listing[edit]

  • All songs published By T-Boy Music/INSOC Music, except where noted.
  1. "What's on Your Mind (Pure Energy)" (Paul Robb, Kurt Harland) — 4:33
  2. "Tomorrow" (Robb, Harland, Amanda Kramer) — 4:11
  3. "Lay All Your Love on Me" (Ulvaeus, Andersson; Eleven East Corporation) — 3:39
  4. "Repetition" (Robb) — 4:33
  5. "Walking Away" (Robb) — 5:01
  6. "Over the Sea" (Harland) — 3:50
  7. "Attitude" (Robb, Harland) — 4:12
  8. "Something in the Air" (Robb) — 4:54
  9. "Running" (Konar; T-Boy Music/Murat Konar Music) — 7:41
  10. "Make it Funky" (Robb) — 1:08



It is one of the very few CDs to have CD+G content. As the CD+G format never caught on and compatible players are difficult to find, the whole content was also made available on the band's web site. "What's on Your Mind (Pure Energy)" and "Walking Away" were used in a sampler disc bundled with the Sega CD to showcase the console's CD+G capability. It had the same graphics as the album.


Country Music recording sales certification Date Sales certified
 United States - RIAA [2] Gold December 6, 1988 500,000


Chart (1988) Peak
Canadian Albums Chart[3] 56
US Billboard 200[4] 25
US Billboard Top R&B Albums[4] 78


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