Human League - The Virgin Years
Human League – The Virgin Years boxset

Between 1981 and 1990, The Human League released four studio albums and one extended EP on Virgin Records. Those albums and that extended play have been collected in a special limited edition coloured vinyl boxset, The Human League – The Virgin Years, that can be pre-ordered here.

The Human League ‘Mark Two’, as they have been described, arose from the ashes of the band’s first incarnation and became one of the most influential and commercially successful groups of the early 1980s. The Virgin Years boxset opens with the classic Dare, the album that launched the band to superstardom across the globe. 

In the spring of 1983, the group released the six-track EP Fascination, which brought together the singles (Keep Feeling) Fascination in its extended forms, Mirror Man, and B-sides You Remind Me Of Gold and Hard Times along with a new track I Love You Too Much. 

The group re-recorded the latter track for the Hysteria album, which appeared in May 1984. The LP contained three hit singles in The Lebanon, Life On Your Own and Louise.  

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Two years later, the band would experiment even further by mostly recording the album Crash with the production team of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. The gamble paid off, and it returned The Human League to the top of the US charts with Human.

After a break in 1988 for a multi-platinum selling greatest hits album, the group returned with Romantic? However, after a dozen years with the label, it was to be their last LP for Virgin. 

The Human League – The Virgin Years is released on 11 November.

DARE – BLUE VINYL

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Side 1

The Things That Dreams Are Made Of

Open Your Heart

The Sound Of The Crowd

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Darkness

Do Or Die

 

Side 2

Get Carter 

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I Am The Law

Seconds

Love Actions (I Believe In Love)

Don’t You Want Me 

 

FASCINATION – GREEN VINYL

Side 1

(Keep Feeling) Fascination

Mirror Man

Hard Times

 

Side 2

I Love You Too Much

You Remind Me Of Gold

(Keep Feeling) Fascination (Improvisation)

 

HYSTERIA – YELLOW VINYL

Side 1

I’m Coming Back

I Love You Too Much

Rock Me Again And Again And Again And Again And Again And Again (Six Times)

Louise

The Lebanon

 

Side 2

Betrayed

The Sign

So Hurt

Life On Your Own

Don’t You Know I Want You

 

CRASH – RED VINYL 

Side 1

Money

Swang

Human

Jam

Are You Ever Coming Back?

 

Side 2 

I Need Your Loving

Party

Love On The Run

The Real Thing

Love Is All Matters

 

ROMANTIC – CLEAR VINYL

 

Side 1

Kiss The Future

A Doorway?

Heart Like A Wheel

Men Are Dreamers

Mister Moon And Mister Sun

 

Side 2

Soundtrack To Generation

Rebound

The Stars Are Going Out

Let’s Get Together Again

Get Is Right This Time

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