CVO are John Lewis, Gareth Marshal / Electrophon Studion. Psychotic
Tanks are Roberty Crash, Schruuv, Schengel and Bjorn. Coproduced by
Conny Plank at Conny Plank's Studio in Koln. The Last Dance are Soozy
Bowler, Phil Roberts and P.P.P.. Produced by Michael O'Conell at
Archipelago. Spasmodic Caress are Peter Masters, Phil Mister, Chris
Chisnall and Pete Ashby. Supposedly 4 versions were released - one
green and pink, one dark brown and light brown, one black and white
and one unknown.
Sleeve by 23
Envelope. Coproduced by Robbie Mayhew. Engineered by Mike Kemp.
Coproduced by Nick Launey. The run-out grooves read «Dirtness is next
to antigodliness» «Mister Pierre forvever».
Came with an lyrics insert.
See AD10. Rereleased in 1984 with text on the back of the sleeve.
Released on CD in 1993 under the «The The» name. Featuring Bruce Gilbert (Wire) and Graham Lewis (Wire).
Coproduced by Ivo except 1 coproduced by Pete Maben and 3 and 9
produced by BC Gilbert and G Lewis. Sleeve by Tony Barrett and Fiona
Originally released under the name «Matt Johnson» but was changed to
«The The» at Johnson's request.
Dance Chapter are Cyrus
Hadfield and John Turner. Coproduced by Hugh Allen. Engineered by
Gary Lucas. Recorded at Spaceward. The run-out grooves
read «19 yrs of scars» «Dave drives».
Featuring Hollis Chambers and Scott Rodger.
CAD117CD (1981): CAD117, C.V.O.: Sargaso Sea [BAD11], The Past Seven days: So Many Others [AD102], Sort Sol: Misguided [AD101], Last Dance: Malignant Love [BAD11], The The: Black & White [AD10]
CAD117 released in Japan only. 500 copies were imported back into the
UK. CAD117CD was released in 1997 as a mail order release.