Travelogue (Human League album)

Travelogue (Human League album)

Infobox Album |
Name = Travelogue
Type = Album
Artist = The Human League

Released = May 1980
Recorded = Monumental Pictures studio, Sheffield 1980
Genre = New Wave
Length =
Label = Virgin Records
Producer = Richard Mainwaring
Reviews = *Allmusic:rating|2.5|5 [ link]
Last album = "Holiday '80 (1980)
This album = Travelogue (1980)
Next album ="Dare (1981)

"Travelogue" is the second full-length studio album released by British synthpop band The Human League.

The band at this point had yet to achieve any degree of commercial success. For this album, they worked with a new producer, Richard Mainwaring, who the next year would produce Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark's platinum selling "Architecture & Morality". However, "Travelogue" did not sell well, reaching #16 on the UK album chart in May 1980 and, tired of commercial disappointment, it precipitated the departure of founding band members Martyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh.

The album included a cover of an advertising jingle for Gordon's Gin, written by Jeff Wayne (famous for his "War of the Worlds" album).

Virgin Records remastered and re-issued "Travelogue" on CD in 1988, with an expanded track listing which included the "Holiday '80" EP, the disco single "I Don't Depend on You", original released under the moniker "The Men", and the single "Boys and Girls", which had been produced by Oakey and Wright after the line-up split.

Track listing

# "The Black Hit of Space" (Ware, Marsh, Oakey, Wright) – 4:11
# "Only After Dark" (Richardson, Ronson) – 3:51
# "Life Kills" (Ware, Marsh, Oakey, Wright) – 3:08
# "Dreams of Leaving" (Ware, Marsh, Oakey, Wright) – 5:52
# "Toyota City" (Ware, Marsh, Oakey, Wright) – 3:21
# "Crow and a Baby" (Ware, Marsh, Oakey, Wright) – 3:43
# "The Touchables" (Ware, Marsh, Oakey, Wright) – 3:21
# "Gordon's Gin" (Wayne) – 2:59
# "Being Boiled" (Marsh, Oakey, Ware) – 4:22
# "WXJL Tonight" (Ware, Marsh, Oakey, Wright) – 4:46

Bonus tracks

# "Marianne" (Marsh, Oakey, Ware) – 3:17
# "Dancevision" (Marsh, Ware) – 2:22
# "Rock 'n' Roll/Night Clubbing" (Glitter, Leander/Bowie, Osterberg) – 6:23
# "Tom Baker" (Oakey, Wright) – 4:01
# "Boys and Girls" (Oakey, Wright) – 3:14
# "I Don't Depend on You" (Marsh, Oakey, Ware) – 4:36
# "Cruel" (Marsh, Oakey, Ware) – 4:45

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