Mix-Up (Cabaret Voltaire album)

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Studio album by Cabaret Voltaire
Released 23 October 1979
Recorded July–August 1979 at Western Works
Label Rough Trade
Producer Cabaret Voltaire
Cabaret Voltaire chronology
Extended Play (Cabaret Voltaire EP)
Live at the Y.M.C.A.

Mix-Up is the debut studio album by English band Cabaret Voltaire. It was released on 23 October 1979, through record label Rough Trade.


The album contains a cover of The Seeds' song "No Escape".

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by 'Cabaret Voltaire' (Chris Watson, Richard H. Kirk, Stephen Mallinder) except as noted.

A1."Kirlian Photograph"
A2. "No Escape" (Sky Saxon, Jan Savage -Buck Reeder-, Jimmy Lawrence)
A3. "Fourth Shot"
A4. "Heaven and Hell"
A5. "Eyeless Sight" (live)
B1. "Photophobia" (lyrics by "Victor")
B2. "On Every Other Street"
B3. "Expect Nothing"
B4. "Capsules"

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Head Heritage favourable[2]
Smash Hits 5/10[3]
Spin 7/10[4]

Writing in Smash Hits in 1979, Red Starr said the album was an "intriguing but only occasionally attractive array of verbal and musical images". Starr went on to say that it sounded like "pointless backroom self indulgence".[3]

AllMusic's review was mixed, writing "It's true that Cabaret Voltaire's first two proper studio albums hardly match the greatness of later works like Red Mecca, 2 X 45 and even 3 Crepuscule Tracks. Despite this", Mix-Up "only helped solidify Cabaret Voltaire's status as an integral part of the extended frisson of 1978-1982 post-punk".[1]


Cabaret Voltaire
Additional personnel


  1. ^ a b Kellman, Andy. "Mix-Up – Cabaret Voltaire : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Julian Cope Presents Head Heritage | Unsung | Reviews | Cabaret Voltaire – Mix-Up". Head Heritage. 22 April 2002. Retrieved 3 September 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Starr, Red. "Albums". Smash Hits (November 15–28 1979): 31. 
  4. ^ Acclaimed Music

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