Thompson Twins "Set"
Thompson Twins "Set"
Remastered and pressed on two 180g discs this Special Edition has initial pressings on RED vinyl. With a newly designed inner bags this is the third of our Thompson Twins re-issues and a special Record Store Day exclusive.
The first disc is the full Set album in its entirety and the second disc features 4 remixes including ‘In The Name Of Love’ which was a huge dance hit in the USA, ‘Runaway’ and ‘Bouncing’, plus the Big Synth Mix of ‘In The Name Of Love’. Produced by Steve Lillywhite, which was a real coup for the band, it signalled a new introduction for the band, both in terms of the creative process of writing material but also how it was recorded.
As Tom himself explains At the onset of this recording project we were still essentially an underground experimental rock band immersed in (but not fully satisfied by) post-punk and student politics. We were about to attempt the often notoriously difficult second album but had gathered a forward momentum from our live shows which featured an expanded line-up and lots of neo-tribal percussive music (click image for more info & tracklisting).
Tom had relinquished his role as bass guitarist to concentrate on his vocals and playing the synthesiser, to which Steve Lillywhite responded by inviting Thomas Doldy in to overdub sessions and add synth parts to several songs. His interest in new technology and the need for another track gave him the opportunity to write a song entirely on a drum machine and synth. ‘In The Name Of Love’ was borne. This triggered a new way for the band to record and Toms fascination with the studio as a creative tool.
With a fluid line up which at times reached upto 7 members on stage, a change in musical direction took Tom Bailey, Alannah Curry and Joe Leeway in a more mainstream direction than those of the early days of the first two albums; Chart success in the UK and Europe and in the USA soon followed and set the band on what proved to be their most successful global selling period.
1. In The Name Of Love
2. Living In Europe
4. Tok Tok
5. Good Gosh
6. The Rowe
2. Another Fantasy
3. Fool’s Gold
4. Crazy Dog
1. In The Name Of Love (12inch Dance Mix)
2. Runaway (Extended Mix)
1. Bouncing (Extended Mix)
2. In The Name Of Love (Big Value Version - Synthesized Version)