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THE GO-GO’S – BEAUTY AND THE BEAT LP – Nr MINT 1981 HONG KONG NEW WAVE PUNK

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The Go-Go’s – Beauty And The Beat
(CBS/Sony Records  1981  25AP2140  Hong Kong Press)

Vinyl in Nr MINT condition
(there are some surface marks visible on the vinyl when held up to the light but they don’t affect the sound quality)

Sleeve in Excellent/Very Good+ condition
– some wear to edges with some scuffing along top edge and top part of spine
Insert in Nr MINT condition

The Go-Go’s were an American all-female rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1978. Except for short periods when other musicians joined briefly, the band has had a relatively stable lineup consisting of Charlotte Caffey on lead guitar and keyboards, Belinda Carlisle on lead vocals, Gina Schock on drums, Kathy Valentine on bass, and Jane Wiedlin on rhythm guitar. They are widely considered the most successful all-female rock band of all time.

Beauty and the Beat is the debut album from Californian all-female band The Go-Go’s. Released in 1981 on the IRS Records label, the album was preceded by the single and signature song “We Got the Beat”, which became a massive club hit in Europe and, later, the United States. When the album was eventually released, it steadily climbed the Billboard 200 chart, ultimately peaking at number one, where it remained for six consecutive weeks. The LP sold in excess of two million copies and reached double platinum status, making it one of the most successful debut albums of all time. Critically acclaimed, it has been described as one of the “cornerstone albums of American new wave”.

The title is a play on the European fairy tale “Beauty and the Beast”.

Track listing

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. “Our Lips Are Sealed” Jane Wiedlin, Terry Hall 2:45
2. “How Much More” Charlotte Caffey, Wiedlin 3:06
3. “Tonite” Caffey, Wiedlin, Peter Case 3:35
4. “Lust to Love” Caffey, Wiedlin 4:04
5. “This Town” Caffey, Wiedlin 3:20
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. “We Got the Beat” Caffey 2:36
7. “Fading Fast” Caffey 3:41
8. “Automatic” Wiedlin 3:07
9. “You Can’t Walk in Your Sleep (If You Can’t Sleep)” Caffey, Wiedlin 2:54
10. “Skidmarks on My Heart” Caffey, Belinda Carlisle 3:06
11. “Can’t Stop the World” Kathy Valentine 3:20

Personnel

Band members
  • Belinda Carlisle – lead vocals
  • Charlotte Caffey – lead guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Gina Schock – drums, percussion
  • Kathy Valentine – bass, backing vocals
  • Jane Wiedlin – rhythm guitar, vocals
Production
  • Richard Gottehrer – producer
  • Rob Freeman – producer, engineer, and mixing
  • James A. Ball – assistant engineer and mixing assistant
  • Ted Blechta, Darroll Gustamachio, Gray Russell, John Terelle – assistant engineers
  • Stuart Furusho, David Leonard – mixing assistants
  • Doug Schwartz – remixing
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Ginger Canzoneri, Mike Doud, Mick Haggerty, Vartan – art direction
  • Mike Fink, Mick Haggerty – design
  • George DuBose, Mick Haggerty, Cindy Marsh – photography
  • Cindy Marsh – illustrations
Weight 1.00000000 kg

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