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Culture Club - Kissing To Be Clever (1982) [1983, W-Germany 1st Press]

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Culture Club - Kissing To Be Clever (1982) [1983, W-Germany 1st Press]

Culture Club - Kissing To Be Clever (1982) [1983, W-Germany 1st Press]
Pop/Rock, R&B, Electronic, Synth-pop | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 33:38 | 299,12 Mb
Label: Virgin (W-Germany) | Cat.# CDV2232 | Released: 1983 (1982-10-04)
Culture Club - Kissing To Be Clever (1982) [1983, W-Germany 1st Press]

"Kissing to Be Clever" is the debut album by the English band Culture Club, released on 4 October 1982 in the United Kingdom. It includes Culture Club's international breakthrough hit single, "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me", which reached #1 in the band's native UK and the Top 10 of many charts around the world. The album has reportedly sold over 5 million copies worldwide, including over 1 million in the US where it has been certified Platinum by the RIAA.
~Wikipedia

Culture Club - Kissing To Be Clever (1982) [1983, W-Germany 1st Press]

Kissing to Be Clever is the album that put Culture Club on the musical map. Incorporating pop, rock, dance, new wave, soul, and Caribbean rhythms (an amalgamation of "cultures"), the result was a soulful, progressive pop outing that scored several landmark international hits and made a star out of the band's outrageous frontman, Boy George. A couple of tracks were European dance hits, but the first "official" single, "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me," was a simple masterpiece, resonating with an ache that harked back to the classic torch songs of yesteryear. Most of the other songs were quite different, with energetic beats and sometimes silly, campy themes ("Boy Boy I'm the Boy," "White Boys Can't Control It," and "White Boy"). The album scored two other major hits, the zippy and bouncy "I'll Tumble 4 Ya" and the gorgeous "Time (Clock of the Heart)." However, beware that "Time" is only on certain pressings of the album. When the album was issued on CD, and once the Epic label dissolved, the formerly colorful album cover had turned to black and white, and "Time" had been omitted, which is pretty ridiculous, considering the song was a huge number two hit, and the album was then left with only nine tracks. Still, this set is a highlight of 1980s music, and set the stage for one of the decade's most loved and oft-remembered bands.
~Review by Jose F. Promis

Culture Club - Kissing To Be Clever (1982) [1983, W-Germany 1st Press]

Culture Club - Kissing To Be Clever (1982) [1983, W-Germany 1st Press]




Release of this album: 1982, October, 4 [LP Virgin, Cat.# V 2232, UK]
Release of this CD: 1983 [CD Virgin (W-Germany), Cat.# CDV2232, UPC: no barcode]
℗ 1982 Virgin Records Ltd.
© 1983 Virgin Records Ltd.
Printed/Made in West Germany

Credits:

Artwork By [Cover Design & Typography] – Jik Graham Astd.
Artwork By [Culture Club Logo] – Nick Egan & Jik Graham
Artwork By [Live Shot] – Andy Phillips
Artwork By [Make Up] – Kitty & Boy George
Artwork By [Photography] – Mark Lebon
Artwork By [Symbols] – Sue Clowes
Artwork By [Typesetting] – Montage
Backing Vocals – Colin Campsie, Denise Spooner
Bass – Michael Craig
Drums, Percussion, Programmed By [Linn Drum], Mixed By – Jon Moss
Engineer [Assistant] – Gordon Milne
Guitar, Keyboards, Piano, Sitar [Electric] – Roy Hay
Keyboards [Additional], Backing Vocals – Phil Pickett
Producer, Engineer, Mixed By – Steve Levine
Saxophone, Flute, Harmonica – Nick Payne
Synthesizer [Synclavier Ii], Programmed By [Synclavier Ii] – Keith Miller
Vocals – Boy George
Written-By – Culture Club


Tracklist:

01. White Boy (Dance Mix) (04:40)
02. You Know I'm Not Crazy (03:37)
03. I'll Tumble 4 Ya (02:36)
04. Take Control (03:11)
05. Love Twist (Featuring Captain Crucial) (04:22)
06. Boy Boy (I'm The Boy) (03:50)
07. I'm Afraid Of Me (Remix) (03:17)
08. White Boys Can't Control It (03:43)
09. Do You Really Want To Hurt Me (04:23)

Exact Audio Copy V1.0 beta 3 from 29. August 2011

EAC extraction logfile from 14. January 2017, 21:56

Culture Club / Kissing To Be Clever

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Analyzed: Culture Club / Kissing To Be Clever
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR16 -0.14 dB -19.04 dB 4:40 01-White Boy (Dance Mix)
DR14 -0.33 dB -17.50 dB 3:37 02-You Know I'm Not Crazy
DR16 -0.77 dB -18.44 dB 2:36 03-I'll Tumble 4 Ya
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DR14 -0.53 dB -17.43 dB 3:17 07-I'm Afraid Of Me (Remix)
DR15 -1.58 dB -19.49 dB 3:43 08-White Boys Can't Control It
DR15 -0.67 dB -18.63 dB 4:23 09-Do You Really Want To Hurt Me
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Number of tracks: 9
Official DR value: DR15

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 932 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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Thanks to original releaser

See also:
Culture Club - Colour By Numbers (1983) [1984, Japan, 1st Press]
Culture Club - Colour By Numbers (1983) [1984, W-Germany 1st Press]

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