Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Blancmange


1-12-10 Blancmange


Out of the 70’s, into the 80’s with Blancmange!


LP BELIEVE YOU ME LONDON UK LONLP 10

1985 11 TRKS 3rd

12" BLIND VISION LONDON UK BLANX 5

1983 3 TRKS with pic sleeve

7" BLIND VISION / HEAVEN KNOWS WHERE HEAVEN IS LONDON UK BLANC 5

1983 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

12" DAY BEFORE YOU CAME, THE LONDON UK BLANX 8

1984 3 TRKS with pic sleeve

12" DON'T TELL ME LONDON UK BLAPX 7

1984 2 TRKS with large pic labels

7" DON'T TELL ME / GET OUT OF THAT LONDON UK BLANC 7

1984 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

12" FEEL ME LONDON UK BLANX 2

1982 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

12" GOD'S KITCHEN LONDON UK BLANX 1

1982 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

CD HAPPY FAMILIES LONDON DE 810123.2

1982 10 TRKS ('87 issue)

LP HAPPY FAMILIES ISLAND US 90053.1

1982 10 TRKS 1st

12" I CAN SEE IT LONDON UK BLANX 11

1986 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

12" LIVING ON THE CEILING LONDON UK BLANX 3

1982 3 TRKS with pic sleeve

7" LIVING ON THE CEILING / RUNNING THIN LONDON UK BLANC 3

1982 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

12" LIVING ON THE CEILING (Picture label) LONDON JPN L15P-1155

1983 4 TRKS with large picture labels

12" LOSE YOUR LOVE LONDON UK BLANX 10

1985 3 TRKS with pic sleeve

LP MANGE TOUT LONDON UK SH 8554

1984 10 TRKS 2nd (810235.1)

CD SECOND HELPINGS - THE BEST OF LONDON UK 828043.2

1990 12 TRK collection (80's recordings)

LP SECOND HELPINGS - THE BEST OF LONDON UK 828043.1

1990 11 TRK collection (80's recordings)

12" THAT'S LOVE, THAT IT IS SIRE US 20282-0

1983 3 TRKS with pic sleeve

7" THAT'S LOVE, THAT IT IS / VISHNU LONDON UK BLAPD 6

1983 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, pic disc

12" WAVES LONDON UK BLANX 4

1983 3 TRKS with pic sleeve

7" WAVES / GAME ABOVE MY HEAD, THE LONDON UK BLANC 4

1983 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

12" WHAT'S YOUR PROBLEM? LONDON UK BLANX 9

1985 3 TRKS with pic sleeve


I do not obsessively have every format of every release, but I do really like them. Almost all of the singles have great videos, too. I recently found an original ’87 CD of the “Happy Families” album; this is what got me thinking about Blancmange again. Those Germans really knew how to make CD’s in the late 80’s! I remember being surprised to find an LP version of their “Best Of”, seeing as it’s from 1990.

2 comments:

REVO said...

Just hearing "Don't Tell Me" is guaranteed to brighten my day. I'm biggest on "Mange Tout" but that's only because I replaced my cherished LP of it with a CD about 17 years ago. I should get those fine remasters with the heaps of bonus tracks while they're in print.

I have an LP (unplayed) of "Believe You Me" but I've never had any copy of "Happy Families." I have about a half dozen 12"ers and I have two Blancmange Laserdiscs!

Ron Kane said...

My Blancmange collection is as per this list. Impressive that you have 2 x Blancmange LD's!