Seduction (The Danse Society album)

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Seduction
Seduction (The Danse Society album) cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 1982 (1982-09)
GenrePost-punk, gothic rock
LabelSociety
ProducerThe Danse Society, Tim Parry
The Danse Society chronology
Seduction
(1982)
Heaven Is Waiting
(1984)

Seduction is the debut studio album by English gothic rock band the Danse Society. It was released in September 1982 on the band's own record label, Society. It included a cover of the Peter Ivers song "In Heaven" from the David Lynch film Eraserhead.

Track listing[edit]

Side A
No.TitleLength
1."Godsend"4:53
2."My Heart"4:19
3."Falling Apart"4:13
4."Danse / Move"4:51
Side B
No.TitleLength
1."Ambition"6:35
2.""In Heaven (Everything Is Fine)""7:39

Release[edit]

Seduction reached No. 3 in the UK Indie Chart.[1]

In 2001, Cherry Red Records reissued a remastered, expanded edition of the album, Seduction: The Society Collection, as part of its Anagram Goth series. It included the original six-track album plus eight additional tracks taken from their early independent singles.

Critical reception[edit]

Trouser Press panned the album, calling it a "longwinded six-track 12-inch with busy Bauhaus-strength mud supporting sporadic vocals and gimmicky sound effects. Tuneless and tedious".[2]

Personnel[edit]

The Danse Society
  • Steven Victor Rawlings – vocals, production, sleeve concept
  • Lyndon Scarfe – keyboards, production, sleeve concept
  • Paul Nash – guitar, production, sleeve concept
  • Tim Wright – bass guitar, production, sleeve concept
  • Paul Gilmartin – drums, production, sleeve concept
Technical
  • Tim Parry – production

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lazell, Barry (1997). Indie Hits 1980–1989. Cherry Red Books. ISBN 0-9517206-9-4.
  2. ^ Robbins, Ira. "trouserpress.com :: Danse Society". trouserpress.com. Retrieved 14 March 2013.

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