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The Names | Swimming + Singles

Between 1979 and 1983 Belgian new wavers The Names released a string of classic singles on WEA, Factory and Crepuscule, including Calcutta, The Astronaut, and -best of all- Nightshift. Their sole album, Swimming, appeared in 1982 on Crepuscule, and like the singles was produced by the late, great Martin Hannett. This full-length 17-track CD combines the entire album with selected single tracks as well as material recorded for Crepuscule compilation albums.
Originally released on Factory Benelux in 1991 and deleted ever since, this remastered CD features detailed liner notes and the original Benoît Hennebert sleeve artwork. The music of The Names boasts a dark, romantic majesty and grace, sometimes redolent of Magazine, early Simple Minds and Joy Division.
"Classic disaffected pop" (Top, 4/91); "Intelligent and imaginative" (The Face, 7/82); "Exhibits many of the fine qualities of early 80s avant-rock: icy brutalism, spectral reverb, tormented vocals, techno-tribal rumbles." (Uncut, 12/2000)

| tracklist
01 Music For Someone
02 Discovery
03 Floating World
04 The Fire
05 Life By The Sea
06 White Shadow
07 Calcutta
08 Postcards
09 (This Is) Harmony
10 Shanghai Gesture
11 Leave Her To Heaven
12 Light
13 Nightshift
14 I Wish I Could Speak Your Language
15 The Astronaut
16 Cat
17 I Wish I Could Speak Your Language (Premix)

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