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Crash

October 4, 2005 | Format: MP3

$10.49
Also available in CD Format
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: October 3, 2005
  • Release Date: October 4, 2005
  • Label: Virgin Catalogue
  • Copyright: (C) 2005 Virgin Records Ltd This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2005 Virgin Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 1:04:42
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  • ASIN: B000TENK72
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 34 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #112,068 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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Format: Audio CD
After a handful of hits in the early 1980s, the Human League's streak came to a halt with the release of 1984's "Hysteria," which had the flop single "The Lebanon." Phil Oakey and Co. needed to prove that they weren't a flash in the Totally 80's pan, and, strangely enough, they hooked up with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis for their 1986 album "Crash." It's a departure from their ice-cold, synth-heavy work, but, remarkably, the Minneapolis funk Jam and Lewis bring nicely compliments the group. Of course, there's the hit "Human," but the League don't turn it loose until the we get to the stomper "I Need Your Loving," which is probably as funky as anything the Time recorded back in the day. "Swang" swings along nicely, but the song that brings the house down is the excellent "Love is All That Matters." While "Crash" didn't steer the League into r&b territory for long, it was a welcome diversion that makes it one of their most interesting albums.
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By A Customer on April 17, 1999
Format: Audio CD
It's a shame music critics were not too kind to this album or that the only place it went was into the cutout clearance bins at your local record/c.d. shop. A lot of critics and die-hard Human League fans claimed that this project was too Americanized or pop driven by producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. The only gem of the album for the Human League and for many listeners was the hit song Human.
What I appreciated most about Crash was that the Human League displayed a warm and enjoyable (letting loose, if you will) type of dance or club sound. Of course it sounded "American"--whatever that means; the album was produced here in the U.S. by mega-talented producers Jam & Lewis from FlytTyme Productions ( responsible for contributing to the successes of Janet Jackson, S.O.S. Band, Cherelle, and Alexander O'Neal). Crash had that mid 80's chart topping R&B Minneapolis sound which still sounds just as fresh today. Crash also demonstrated that the Human League did not necessarily have to adhere to their usual heavily synthesized and often cold sounding material which catapulted them to the top back in the early 80's with Don't You Want Me ! I must admit,even though this album sounded great, the last few tracks started to sound redundant until it slightly picked up again with the last track titled Love Is All That Matters. I think what disturbed critics of this album is that some songs were produced by Jam & Lewis while the others were produced or written by the Human League and their own writing team which may have caused a notable inconsistency in style. Despite the fact that this album "crashed and burned" on the charts and with many critics, it is worth a listen and your few dolllars if you find it in the cutout clearnace bins or at a used c.d. shop...
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One could tell with their 1983 single (Keep Feeling) Fascination,with it's Sly & The Family Stone inspired traded off vocals and strong groove that The Human League would over time lean more and more toward a funkier R&B direction with their music. The hybrid of new wave and funk,both often mutually exclusive had worked so well for Duran Duran,Kajagoogoo,Spandau Ballet and Level 42. All the same Human League were the more heavily eletronic of all of these groups so it was rather surprising that they were able to bring together the mechanical synthesizer textures of their earlier work with the warmer rhythmic refrains of funk and R&B. But one thing that funk and The Human League's music had in common was a love of precision and strong melodic ideas so the band baught in the production assistance of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis from Minneapolis to bring their spin,fresh from The S.O.S Band and Janet Jackson to work their magic with them.

Now this album has often been accused of being "too 80's" but,the fact of the matter is it's one of the best full lengh albums The Human League ever recorded (not to mention their funkiest) and actually a lot glossier and sleeker than Duran Duran's similarly funk oriented Notorious,although Nile Rodgers produced that and not Jam & Lewis;their flavors are both highly funky but different in focus. "Money","Swang","Jam","Are You Ever Coming Back" and "Love On The Run" are all excellent mid 80's sophistifunk-pop and..
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CRASH was released in 1986 and Human League enlisted the production genius of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. The move worked and Human League was rewarded with their second US #1 hit, ironically called HUMAN. The song itself is nothing short of brilliant, Phil's voice is in perfect form here and the female confession mid-way through the song is chilling. This version of CRASH includes the rare and haunting longer extended version of HUMAN. Also included are the Extended versions of I NEED YOUR LOVING and LOVE IS ALL THAT MATTERS, both should have been smashes in their own right. The remainder of the album is solid and interesting, no filler here. MONEY, SWANG, PARTY and LOVE ON THE RUN are all fine jams. Jam&Lewis work their magic well here. If you are a HUMAN LEAGUE fan, this album is a must.
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