Absolute Beginners

Release info:

Produced by: various
Release date: 24 Mar, 1986
Record label & catalog #: Virgin V 2386
Country: UK
Format: 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Release type: Non-Kinks release
Description/Notes: movie soundtrack


Side 1
1. Absolute Beginners - David Bowie
2. Killer Blow - Sade
3. Have You Ever Had It Blue? - Style Council
4. Quiet Life   stereo mix, recorded Jan 1985 at Konk Studios, Hornsey, London
5. Va Va Voom - Gil Evans
Side 2
1. That's Motivation - David Bowie
2. Having It All - Eigth Wonder Feat. Patsy Kensit
3. Rodrigo Bay - Working Week
4. Selling Out - Slim Gaillard
5. Riot City - Jerry Dammers

Liner Notes:

[photo of Ray from back cover]

All titles produced by Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley except 'Absolute Beginners' and 'That's Motivation' produced by David Bowie, Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley. Additional production work on 'Killer Blow' by Robin Millar and on 'Riot City' by Jerry Dammers. Brass arrangements on 'Killer Blow;, 'Have You Ever Had It Blue?', 'That's Motivation', 'Riot City' by Gil Evens, Robert Porter. Additional arrangements on 'Have You Every Had It Blue?' by David Bedford. 'Having It All' and 'Rodrigo Bay' are Engineered by Mark Saunders, Richard Sullivan and Julian Wheatley. Music Co-ordination Don Macpherson, Cynthia Lake, Daniel Secunda. Executive Music Supervisor Ray Williams. Special thanks to Don Weller, Luis Jardim, Colin Purbrook, Isobel Griffiths. Sade and Eighth Wonder appear courtesy of CBS Records. Paul Weller appears courtesy of Polydor Ltd. Jerry Dammers appears courtesy of Chrysalis Records Ltd. Front cover photograph: Davies and Starr. Back cover photographs: Graham Attwood. Design and Art Direction: Tracy Drew.

Related Releases:

Absolute Beginners 20 Mar, 1986 USA EMI-America SV 17182 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM

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