2x45

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2x45
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
(1981)
2x45
(1982)
Hai! (Live in Japan)
(1982)
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.

Background

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

Personnel

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"

References

  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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