Written by Pmachine 01 Feb 2020, 12:0047 Views
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Rhino are to reissue The Human League‘s 1995 albumOctopusacross a number of formats, to mark the album’s 25 anniversary.
Octopuswas originally issued on East West Records and with the band then officially a trio – vocalists Philip Oakey, Joanne Catherall and Susan Ann Sulley – they cocked a snook at the guitar-driven Britpop of the time and created an album fashioned from analogue synthesizers. Their instincts were vindicated when The Human League enjoyed their first UK top ten hit in nine years with the infectiousTell Me When. Follow up single One Man in My Heartconsolidated the success (peaking at number 14) and even third and final single Filling Up With Heaven still sneaked into the top 40.
As a result of all thisOctopuswent gold and peaked at number six in the UK album charts.
The 25th anniversary reissue is available as atwo-CD setwith the bonus disc offering many demos as well as some single edits and remixes. A vinyl LP edition is also available along with an limited 2LP set with the second LP featuring a selection of remixes (the latter is only available via Rhino’s own store).
Octopus is reissued on 6 March 2020.
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