This is explained in part by the fact that his experiences of fame and commercial success in the years that followed the release of Cupid and Psyche were unhappy ones. But perhaps the absence of a multi-disc reissue gives us a better opportunity to celebrate this complex wonder of a record as it approaches a significant anniversary; an album which improbably combines glossily produced music with lyrics deeply engaged in critical and theoretical enquiry. And an album which, in spite of that description, contains three UK Top 40 singles.
The songs of Scritti Politti in their first incarnation in the late s are scratchy, intense affairs which evoke the environment of all-night, speed-fuelled debates in a Camden squat which produced them. It was at this time that he discovered the rapture of black pop and soul music, and as a means of persuading his fellow band members that they should in future take this as their inspiration, Green wrote down his ideas.
The resulting manuscript ran to thousands of words — the basis of a book, he later suggested, about the state and politics of popular music. Familiarity with these songs would have been no preparation for the single that emerged in February and which would provide a template for the new sound of Scritti Politti. And this was all in the first sixty seconds. This item is in Excellent condition or better unless it says otherwise in the above description. We buy items as close to Mint condition as possible and many will be unplayed and as close to new as you could hope to find.
Sold Out - 'Request Next' to get an email if it comes back into stock. Scritti Politti click here for complete listing. Regardless of country of origin all tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description. Additional info:. COM Ref No. Related Artists:. Scritti Politti. Marko L. Location: Y'allywood. The vinyl was reference quality for showing off the recording technology of it's time. Very slick and well recorded.
Great album. T'mershi Duween , Aug 27, Gavinyl and noahjld like this. I own this on LP because my wife liked them. It is the essence of 80's pop. I never listen to it anymore, but maybe I'll break it out for a spin because of this thread. Sneaky Pete , Aug 27, Gavinyl likes this.
Location: las vegas. NV They thought I was crazy! Nice cat, vince. Dan Steely , Aug 28, Location: South East. JJAM , Aug 28, Location: London, United Kingdom. Not that the UK Virgin sounds great by any means. Since I doubt there'll ever be decent remaster, the vinyl is the way to go.
And yes, one of the quintessential 80's albums. I remember someone defending it as "futuristic, not dated". I don't care - it's incredibly well-crafted, perfect pop.
However delivered in two weeks. That's fair enough. Not every company can do quick deliveries. I'm pleased,especially as this is a great album. Reminds me of the 80's everytime i play it. Classic 80s pop album with a reggae mid Atlantic sound and Green's unique vocal stylings. Small Talk and A Little Knowledge don't quite sit in the album's mix; but the versions of Absolute and Wood Bees are stunningly good additions.
One person found this helpful. Can't think why it took me so long to get round to Scritti Politti - this grooves along nicely and bears repeated listening.
My vinyl copy is a good clean pressing and the album is well-produced. Enjoyed this enough to look out their other stuff. One of the best pop albums of the '80s, one of the best electronic music albums of the '80s. Incredibly catchy hooks, amazing production.
A sublime album. See all reviews. Customers who bought this item also bought. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. The Collection. White Bread Black Beer.LP - Scritti Politti Cupid & Psyche 85 Warner Brothers Records Label; Includes the original inner photo/lyric liner sleeve; Track Listing: The Word Girl; Small Talk; Absolute; A Little Knowledge; Don't Work That Hard; Perfect Way; Lover to Fall; Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin); Hypnotize; VG+/VG+Seller Rating: % positive.