A Very British Synthesizer Group: The Anthology

A Very British Synthesizer Group: The Anthology

by The Human LeagueThe Human League

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Overview

Even in its standard two-disc/30-track edition, A Very British Synthesizer Group is the Human League compilation with the widest scope. It starts with the group's earliest, late-'70s output as the boundary-pushing trio of Philip Oakey, Martyn Ware, and Ian Craig Marsh -- the latter two of whom bailed in 1980 to start B.E.F. and Heaven 17 -- and chronologically summarizes the longer-lasting Oakey/Joanne Catherall/Susan Sulley version through the early 2010s. The selection favors the singles, such as the post-punk classic "Being Boiled," the global hits "Don't You Want Me" and "Human," and later works from the group's occasionally fine '90s and 2000s releases. The anthology isn't truly straightforward. It bounces from extended mixes to edits, while "The Sound of the Crowd" is present in instrumental form, and the William Orbit remix of "Heart Like a Wheel" appears instead of the original version. That said, it is a representative introduction to the work of a top-tier synth pop group.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/18/2016
Label: Virgin Records Us
UPC: 0602557025866
catalogNumber: 002570902
Rank: 88039

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Human League   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

David Bowie   Composer
Human League   Producer
Iggy Pop   Composer
Alyson Williams   Composer
Mick Ronson   Composer
Philip Oakey   Composer
Scott Richardson   Composer
Ian Burden   Composer
Jo Callis   Composer
David Eiland   Composer
Jimmy Jam   Producer
Bob Kraushaar   Producer
Terry Lewis   Composer
Ian Craig Marsh   Composer
Eugene Reynolds   Composer
Martin Rushent   Producer
Ian Stanley   Composer,Producer
Martyn Ware   Composer
Philip Adrian Wright   Composer
Paul Beckett   Composer
Chris Thomas   Producer
Neil Sutton   Composer
I Monster   Producer
Dean Honer   Composer
Jarrod Gosling   Composer
Calvin Harris   Composer
Langston Richey   Composer
Rob Barton   Composer

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