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2x45 is the fourth studio album by English band Cabaret Voltaire. It was released in May 1982, through record label Rough Trade.

2x45
2x45 (Cabaret Voltaire album).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 1982
RecordedWestern Works, Sheffield, October 1981; Pluto Studios, Manchester, February 1982
GenrePost-punk, electronic, industrial
Length44:46
LabelRough Trade
ProducerCabaret Voltaire, Phil Bush
Cabaret Voltaire chronology
Red Mecca
(1981)
2x45
(1982)
Hai! (Live in Japan)
(1982)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Stylus Magazinefavourable[2]

Contents

BackgroundEdit

The title comes from the album's original format – two 45 RPM 12" discs. This was the last studio album by the band to feature Chris Watson as a member.

Sides A and B were recorded at Western Works, Sheffield in October 1981, while Sides C and D were recorded at Pluto Studios, Manchester in February 1982.

The track "Yashar" was later remixed as a dance record by John Robie and released as a single.

Track listingEdit

Side A
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Breathe Deep"Chris Watson, Richard H. Kirk, Stephen Mallinder5:20
2."Yashar"Watson, Kirk, Mallinder5:10
Side B
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Protection"Watson, Kirk, Mallinder7:42
Side C
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."War of Nerves (T.E.S.)" 5:11
2."Wait and Shuffle"Kirk, Mallinder8:10
Side D
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Get Out of My Face"Kirk, Mallinder13:13

PersonnelEdit

Cabaret Voltaire
  • Stephen Mallinder – bass guitar, vocals, percussion on "Breathe Deep", "Yashar" and "Protection", tape on "War of Nerves (T.E.S.)", "Wait & Shuffle" and "Get Out of My Face", production
  • Richard H. Kirk – guitar, saxophone, synthesizer, clarinet on "Breathe Deep", "Yashar" and "Protection", tape on "War of Nerves (T.E.S.)", "Wait & Shuffle" and "Get Out of My Face", production
  • Chris Watson – organ and tape on "Breathe Deep", "Yashar" and "Protection", production
Additional personnel
  • Alan Fish – drums and percussion on "Breathe Deep", "Yashar" and "Protection"
  • Nort – drums and percussion on "War of Nerves (T.E.S.)", "Wait & Shuffle" and "Get Out of My Face"
  • Eric Random – guitar and percussion on "War of Nerves (T.E.S.)", "Wait & Shuffle" and "Get Out of My Face"
  • Neville Brody – sleeve inside artwork
  • George Peckham – cutting
  • Phil Bush – production and engineering on "War of Nerves (T.E.S.)", "Wait & Shuffle" and "Get Out of My Face"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Raggett, Ned. "2x45 – Cabaret Voltaire : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  2. ^ Smith, Chris. "Cabaret Voltaire – 2x45 – On Second Thought – Stylus Magazine". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 28 January 2013.

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