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Way back in 2002 my girlfriend bought me a CD for my birthday (a request) and it was the most exciting thing for me at the time to get some previously unreleased early material from The Future and The Human League. Being a huge fan of their early master works 'The Dignity Of Labour' etc. It appeared in my best albums of the last 10 years chart which I submitted to Norman Records back when I was me ...

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2008 Remastered CD on Black Melody.

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The Golden Hour of the Future by The Future and The Human League
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9/10 Ant Staff review, 25 September 2008
Way back in 2002 my girlfriend bought me a CD for my birthday (a request) and it was the most exciting thing for me at the time to get some previously unreleased early material from The Future and The Human League. Being a huge fan of their early master works 'The Dignity Of Labour' etc. It appeared in my best albums of the last 10 years chart which I submitted to Norman Records back when I was merely a humble customer. .The CD has been out of print for a while but has now been remastered and re-released at a decent price. What you get for your hard earned are 20 tracks, everyone of them astonishing to me. I love a lot of analog synth stuff and Ian Craig Marsh and Martyn Ware's stuff has always had a special place in my heart. They took their inspiration from Kraftwerk and their surroundings of their home city of Sheffield and constructed their own visionary futurism.. There are so many thrilling analog synth sounds on here that I'm driven to the point of ecstacy listening to them. Also there is some very dark material as well as light hearted cheeky home recordings and gorgeous primitive electro pop like 'Blank Clocks' . There are cracking covers including Ennio Morricone's Once Upon A Time In The West. There are some abstract moments that recall some of the Cabs experiments as well as some spine melting proto techno. 30 years later and this still sounds like the Future to me. What's in a name? Well they got it bang on there. I reckon this shits on 95% of electronic music that comes out these days. I cannot recommend this enough. It's absolutely bloody essential!!!!!!!

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