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2x45 (Cabaret Voltaire album).jpg
Studio album by Cabaret Voltaire
Released May 1982
Recorded Western Works, Sheffield, October 1981; Pluto Studios, Manchester, February 1982
Genre Experimental, post-punk, electronic, industrial
Length 44:46
Label Rough Trade
Producer Cabaret Voltaire, Phil Bush
Cabaret Voltaire chronology
Red Mecca
Hai! (Live in Japan)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Stylus Magazine favourable[2]

2x45 is the fourth studio album by English band Cabaret Voltaire. It was released in May 1982, through record label Rough Trade.


The title comes from the album's original format – two 45 RPM 12" discs. This was the last studio album by the band to feature Chris Watson as a member.

Sides A and B were recorded at Western Works, Sheffield in October 1981, while Sides C and D were recorded at Pluto Studios, Manchester in February 1982.

The track "Yashar" was later remixed as a dance record by John Robie and released as a single.

Track listing

Side A
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Breathe Deep" Chris Watson, Richard H. Kirk, Stephen Mallinder 5:20
2. "Yashar" Watson, Kirk, Mallinder 5:10
Side B
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Protection" Watson, Kirk, Mallinder 7:42
Side C
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "War of Nerves (T.E.S.)"   5:11
2. "Wait and Shuffle" Kirk, Mallinder 8:10
Side D
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Get Out of My Face" Kirk, Mallinder 13:13


Cabaret Voltaire
  • Stephen Mallinder – bass guitar, vocals, percussion on "Breathe Deep", "Yashar" and "Protection", tape on "War of Nerves (T.E.S.)", "Wait & Shuffle" and "Get Out of My Face", production
  • Richard H. Kirk – guitar, saxophone, synthesizer, clarinet on "Breathe Deep", "Yashar" and "Protection", tape on "War of Nerves (T.E.S.)", "Wait & Shuffle" and "Get Out of My Face", production
  • Chris Watson – organ and tape on "Breathe Deep", "Yashar" and "Protection", production
Additional personnel
  • Alan Fish – drums and percussion on "Breathe Deep", "Yashar" and "Protection"
  • Nort – drums and percussion on "War of Nerves (T.E.S.)", "Wait & Shuffle" and "Get Out of My Face"
  • Eric Random – guitar and percussion on "War of Nerves (T.E.S.)", "Wait & Shuffle" and "Get Out of My Face"
  • Neville Brody – sleeve inside artwork
  • George Peckham – cutting
  • Phil Bush – production and engineering on "War of Nerves (T.E.S.)", "Wait & Shuffle" and "Get Out of My Face"


  1. ^ Raggett, Ned. "2x45 – Cabaret Voltaire : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  2. ^ Smith, Chris. "Cabaret Voltaire – 2x45 – On Second Thought – Stylus Magazine". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 28 January 2013.

External links

  • 2x45 at Discogs (list of releases)
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