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Cabaret Voltaire: New Compilation Details
The Quietus , May 6th, 2014 12:05

Following last year's reissue series and boxset, Mute now set to release a compilation of 7" singles, edits and album tracks covering the Cabs' history

Last year, Sheffield pioneers Cabaret Voltaire released a series of remastered reissues of their back catalogue through Mute. They included a new vinyl pressing of Red Mecca as well as the #8385 (Collected Works 1983 - 1985) boxset, which gathered several of the group's later albums and which tQ's John Doran called "good enough to make the pupil dilate and the pulse quicken" in the introduction to his comprehensive interview with Richard H. Kirk (read that here).

Now Mute have announced the release of a new compilation in June, which follows on from last year's reissues. Titled #7885 (Electropunk to Technopop 1978 – 1985), as its name suggests it bridges the two phases of the group, gathering music from both their earlier, more overtly experimental explorations while Chris Watson was still a member, and their later forays into innovative pop. The aim of the compilation, says Kirk in an accompanying statement, was to provide a concise overview of the Cabs' history: "[a] choice of 7” singles, edits and shorter album tracks, a kind of sound bite take on CV."

Its tracklist is listed below, and the compilation - released on CD, double vinyl and digital download on 23rd June - will also feature sleevenotes from Kirk and Mute's Daniel Miller. With Kirk now the sole member of Cabaret Voltaire, we're also promised that new recorded projects and live performances will take place in 2015.

'Do The Mussolini (Headkick)'
'The Set Up'
'Nag Nag Nag'
'On Every Other Street'
'Silent Command'
'Kneel To The Boss'
'Seconds Too Late'
'Breathe Deep'
'Just Fascination (7” Version)'
'Crackdown (Radio Edit 83)'
'The Dream Ticket (7” Version)'
'Sensoria (7” Version)'
'James Brown (7” Version)'
'Kino (7” Version)'
'Big Funk (7” Version)'
'I Want You (7” Version)'

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