The Voice of America (album)

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The Voice of America
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Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 1980
RecordedMarch–April 1980
StudioWestern Works, Sheffield, England
GenreIndustrial, experimental, post-punk
LabelRough Trade
ProducerCabaret Voltaire
Cabaret Voltaire chronology
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The Voice of America
Three Mantras

The Voice of America is the second studio album by English band Cabaret Voltaire. It was released in July 1980, through record label Rough Trade.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Richard H. Kirk, Stephen Mallinder, Chris Watson.

Side A
1."The Voice of America/Damage Is Done"6:16
2."Partially Submerged"3:45
3."Kneel to the Boss"3:52
Side B
1."This Is Entertainment"5:51
2."If the Shadows Could March? (1974)"0:55
3."Stay Out of It"2:38
5."News From Nowhere"2:21
6."Messages Received"3:16

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

Trouser Press described the album as "an uneven work".[2] AllMusic called it "Not as spectacular as what would follow", but not without its own set of thrills."[1]


"Stay Out Of It" samples three phrases from the Outer Limits episode "Demon with a Glass Hand": "the third part of your brain... you know where it is?", "don't kill me, please... please..." and "the hand... tell me what to do".

The opening of the album is taken from newsreel footage of policemen being given instructions how to cope with Beatle fans before a Beatles concert in 1966.


Cabaret Voltaire


  1. ^ a b Kellman, Andy. "The Voice of America – Cabaret Voltaire : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  2. ^ Grant, Stephen; Sheridan, David. " :: Cabaret Voltaire". Retrieved 23 February 2013.

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