Reproduction

Label
EMI UK
Release date
3 Mar 2003
Running length
17 tracks
Running time
74:45

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Almost Medieval (2003 Digital Remaster) 4:43 179
2 Circus Of Death (2003 Digital Remaster) 3:55 192
3 The Path Of Least Resistance (2003 Digital Remaster) 3:33 162
4 Blind Youth (2003 Digital Remaster) 3:17 140
5 The Word Before Last (2003 Digital Remaster) 4:04 128
6 Empire State Human (2003 - Remaster) 3:12 354
7 Morale.../ You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (2003 Digital Remaster) 9:39 185
8 Austerity / Girl One (Medley) (2003 Digital Remaster) 6:44 109
9 Zero As A Limit (2003 Digital Remaster) 4:13 116
10 Introducing (2003 Digital Remaster) 3:19 94
11 The Dignity Of Labour (Part 1) (2003 Digital Remaster) 4:22 97
12 The Dignity Of Labour (Part 2) (2003 Digital Remaster) 2:53 81
13 The Dignity Of Labour (Part 3) (2003 Digital Remaster) 3:56 81
14 The Dignity Of Labour (Part 4) (2003 Digital Remaster) 3:52 71
15 Flexi Disc (2003 Digital Remaster) 4:11 64
16 Being Boiled (Fast Version) (2003 Digital Remaster) 3:50 634
17 Circus Of Death (Fast Version) (2003 Digital Remaster) 5:02 92

About this album

“Reproduction” is the debut album released by British band “The Human League”. The album was released in October 1979, through Virgin Records Ltd.

“Reproduction” contains nine tracks of music/ and was recorded during six weeks at The Human League’s studio in Sheffield. The recordings were produced by Colin Thurston, who had previously worked on some key new wave recordings such as Iggy Pop’s “Lust For Life” and the first “Magazine” album, and would go on to produce numerous hit albums of the 1980s, most notably for “Duran Duran”.

The album sold steadily upon release and received some good reviews, but it failed to chart well in the UK (until it was re-released in 1981, and reached number 34 in the UK and was certified Gold).

The album has a decidedly experimental feel to it, and most of the songs have dark aspects to the lyrics, which are sometimes hard to comprehend.

The only single released from the album was “Empire State Human” in late 1979. It reached number 62 on the UK Singles Chart, but was still not enough to break the group into the mainstream, despite being a likeable, dancy tune. Their debut single, “Being Boiled”, was not included on the original album but was added as an extra track on all CD issues from the late 1980s onwards; a re-recorded version of that single’s B-side, “Circus of Death”, was however included on the album.

The album also features The Human League’s cover version of “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling”, a hit single back in 1965 for “The Righteous Brothers.

The album was composed and engineered by The Human League (Oakey/Ware/Marsh) and Bob Last for Virgin Records Ltd.

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  • prominence_la

    You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'...one of the chilliest covers (hell, songs) I've ever heard. Scary good. Killer album.

    17 Sep 2011 Reply
  • SequenceC

    Brilliant

    12 Jul 2011 Reply
  • desperatebeat

    Yep. Their best by far.

    11 Aug 2010 Reply
  • escalation746

    This is where their legend comes from.

    27 May 2010 Reply
  • Atitlan

    Worth buying just for the fantastic cover of You've Lost that Lovin' Feelin'

    30 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Tony--

    I mean, look at that cover. you gotta love the whole album then!

    14 Jul 2009 Reply
  • analkitties

    I love it

    28 May 2009 Reply
  • Sonni16

    My favorite Human League album...

    17 Mar 2009 Reply
  • chaileywatts

    So much better before the girls joined...

    12 Feb 2009 Reply
  • caiocws

    Human League is the icone of 80`s year,one of the big bands of decade,and like usually,here in Brazil,the group have a wonderful sucess with the peoples that love it.......

    1 Jan 2009 Reply
  • factoryofangst

    i love it- sounds so good

    6 Dec 2008 Reply
  • Castelinho

    REPRODUCTION Originalmente produzido em 1979, este é o primeiro álbum do The Human League, um dos grandes ícones do pop eletrônico da década de 80. Este disco, porém, não foi um dos que levaram a banda a fazer jus à fama. Até mesmo porque não há um hit conhecido (ao menos aqui no Brasil). A faixa “flexidisc”, que traz um bate-papo entre os componentes da banda discutindo a melhor forma de fazer uma apresentação do grupo, é um prato cheio para quem estuda inglês. O disco, para não quebrar a tradição das bandas iniciantes em eletrônica, peca por trazer muitas faixas instrumentais (cinco ao todo) e uma cover infeliz de “you`ve lost that loving feeling”, que ficou conhecida aqui em terras brasileiras na voz da dupla brega righteous brothers. Em tempo: a primeira parte de “The dignity of labour” ficaria muito legal se houvesse letras para acompanhar. No mais, o disco vale como curiosidade para quem curte música eletrônica ou é fã da banda e só, já que até estes últimos vão estranhar as

    6 Jul 2008 Reply
  • filopepper

    dum dum dum dum etc... awesome!

    26 Mar 2008 Reply
  • FYLTHPIG

    this record is awesome

    31 Jan 2008 Reply
  • be_quiet_peter

    What do you mean sorry? Don't ever apologize for being right.

    24 Jul 2007 Reply
  • GoggleDotCom

    Sorry everyone, this is the best album.

    1 Jun 2007 Reply
  • lovely08

    Reproduction is pure perfection.

    4 May 2006 Reply

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