20 September 2009Cabaret Voltaire Archive (Live 1982-1986)
The Venue, London 8 June 1982
The Leadmill, Sheffield 30 November 1984
Town & Country Club, London 11-12 February 1986 (both nights)
Highlights include Yashar, Sensoria, I Want You and Just Fascination. The full tracklisting is available at discogs.com and it's available to buy from iTunes UK priced 17.99 GBP.
Post punk cult band The Names emerged in the winter of 1977-1978 as The Passengers, gathering immediate attention on the local Brussels scene. In 1979, after a series of successful gigs and a crucial step forward opening for Magazine, they recorded their first E.P. ("Spectators Of Life") and attracted the interest of prominent label Factory Records in Manchester.
Their first British studio session (at Stockport's Strawberry Studio) produced the single "Nightshift" / "I Wish I Could Speak Your Language (Fac 29). Receiving enthusiastic reviews in the UK and abroad, it marked the start of a long and fruitful collaboration with producer Martin Hannett. The album "Swimming" followed as well as more singles, including "Calcutta" and "The Astronaut".
- extract from the official website biography