Label: K-Tel - DD-7044 • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, Compilation • Country: Sweden • Genre: Electronic, Pop • Style: Italo-Disco, Synth-pop, Disco
Issued under the band name "The League Unlimited Orchestra" as a nod to Barry White 's disco-era Love Unlimited Orchestrathe album was principally the idea and work of producer Martin Rushent and contains dub -style, largely instrumental remixes of songs from the band's multi-platinum selling album Darealong with a version of the track "Hard Times", which had originally been the B-side of the single " Love Action I Believe in Love ".
Rushent was inspired by hip hop turntablist Grandmaster Flash and created Love and Dancing on a mixing board. He created vocal effects by cutting up portions of the Dare tape and manually gluing them together.
In total, over 2, edits feature on the album. Upon release, Love and Dancing was able to take advantage of the huge success of Dare and also work as a stopgap while the Human League worked on new material.
The album received both mixed and positive reviews from music critics and was a commercial success, reached number three in the UK Albums Chart and later being certified Platinum by the BPI. Today, the album is regarded as among the earliest remix albums ever released and has proven influential.
Inboth Dare and Love and Dancing were remastered and re-issued together on one CDwhile a single CD release of the Love and Dancing remaster was released the following year. Synth-pop band The Human League's third album Dareproduced by Martin Rushent reached number one on the UK Albums Chart and has retrospectively been considered one of the era's defining albums,  ranking in critics' lists of the greatest albums of the s and sometimes of all time. The record's synth bass and Linn Electronics drum machine beats paralleled the electro funk The Rolling Stones - Through The Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol.
2) that had gained popularity on New York stations like Kisswhere according to writer Simon Reynolds"tracks were undergoing radical remixing and be montaged into seamless segues that lasted half an hour or more.
The producer had been listening to hip hop DJ Grandmaster Flash and played his music to front man Phil Oakeywho also enjoyed it. This would allow Virgin Records to release it on the B-side of the single, as the label was eager to rush-release singles from Dareleaving the Love Taker - Various - Double Dancing League and Rushent without time to record new B-sides. Nonetheless, both the band and Virgin Records originally relented against the idea of the remix album, not wanting to pay for or release it.
Rushent had to fight their opposition in order to create the album. Love and Dancing is sometimes viewed as a stopgap in the Human League's discography, released to keep the band in the public profile while the band recorded new material. Soft Cell had done something Love Taker - Various - Double Dancing around that time releasing a remixed album.
Martin Rushent had this concept about remixing, taking a track apart and putting it back together. It was a new idea and concept and it seemed a good idea to everybody to try it out. So the concept of the Love and Dancing would have happened regardless.
Reynolds writes that it "took thousands of man-hours of intensive sonic surgery" for Rushent to create Love and Dancing. Rushent recalled: "I'd do a section and if I liked it I'd make a tape cut and Love Taker - Various - Double Dancing it in. There wasn't samplers then. I actually did it by cutting up tiny bits of tape. I made myself a special ruler which read out in milliseconds how long a piece of tape was. So I'd say, 'OK, this thing's at beats per minute, so one beat is that long, a quarter of a beat is that long, and so I want to cut that little piece of Rats In The Cellar - Aerosmith - California Jam 1978 by this length.
And then I got Love Taker - Various - Double Dancing copy End Part 1 (Cross) - Rescator - Ryoko (File, Album) 't' and I glued them all together and got the stutter effect: 't-t-t-t'. Dave Allen acted as Rushent's sound engineer during the sessions. This amount of splicing was so excessive — with an edit every half a second  — that the master tape came very close to disintegrating.
Rushent recalled: "You Orange Girls - Diarrhea Planet - Loose Jewels fast-forward it or fast-rewind it, so the first thing I did was copy the album on to another tape, before the original master fell apart.
Overall, Love and Dancing consists of Rushent's special dub remixes of eight tracks, seven of these from Dare and the other, "Hard Times", originally appearing as the B-side to the "Love Action" single. Upon the completion of Love and Dancingthe band decided to sell it at a relatively cheap price, believing the release to be "unfair to the fans.
Rushent recalled: "They had to have a picture of me. I did the whole thing on my own! The appearance of the album in July was a month after the release of Soft Cell 's similarly-styled remix album Non Stop Ecstatic Dancing and these releases, alongside The B's ' Party Mix! In a contemporary review, Paul Morley of the NME hailed Love and Dancing as an "exclamation mark" to the success of Darewhich he felt was "one of the great popular music LPs," and described its artful style as "the sound of 'love in fairyland' being launched into wonderland.
It's neither really. Instead, the new window dressing produces some jaunty and occasionally jolting electronic effects. Ideal for watching Ceefax to. Thankfully recorded before the Fairlight sampler had fully taken hold, it sounds like the last post in the '80s for real, organic synthesiser music, if there could ever be such a thing. It's great fun. Love and Dancing was one of the first remix albums ever released,   and established the Human League as pioneers of the format,  with Cottontail - The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis - Live In Swing City, Swingin W Falcone of Music OMH calling the album "revolutionary" for its production.
Phil Oakey said in a NME interview with Morley that, as long as the Human League can release albums as good as Love and Dancing"then we deserve to be heard in five years' time and we don't deserve to be dropped like, say, Adam Ant 's been dropped.
There isn't one effect or trick that you hear in any gene of modern dance music that you won't find on Love and Dancing. Like the stuttering vocals.
That's the first record you'll find it on. Something that has been difficult to top. I haven't gone anywhere near it since. That's probably why I gave up record production for so long. Love Taker - Various - Double Dancing like why astronauts go a bit loopy after they've got back from the moon.
You've walked on the fucking moon, what are you gonna do now? I'd had this incredible experience with Love and Dancing and made what I knew was a breakthrough record. Dare itself was fucking enormous. I'd won all the awards you could possibly win. Walls covered with gold, platinum and silver discs.
I suddenly felt, 'Well, there you are, Martin. At sixteen you wanted to be a world-famous record producer, but doing some really good work. And you've done it. Now what? There are some recordings, but they're not what he settled on.
The plan is for the first, last and only time, one take, Love And Dancing Live. It's all mapped out, it's all dad's work. And dad being dad, it's not as straightforward as it sounds. Love Taker - Various - Double Dancing we have to do is see that his final production happens. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Human League.
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