Visage (video)

Visage is a compilation video by the British band Visage, released in 1986.

Visage
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Original VHS cover
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Released1986 (VHS)
27 March 2006[1] (DVD)
Recorded1980-1983
GenrePop
Length51 mins
LabelPolygram (Channel 5) (VHS)
Universal Music Group (DVD)
DirectorJean-Claude Luyat
ProducerFranz Auffray, Jean-Baptiste Donzella
DVD cover
2006 DVD cover
2006 DVD cover

BackgroundEdit

The compilation collects most of the music videos from the band's career between 1980—84, including songs from their first three studio albums. The first part of the video consists of music clips directed by Godley & Creme, Midge Ure, Tim Pope and Jean-Claude Luyat interspersed with interludes filmed by Luyat.[2] The footage from "Can You Hear Me" onwards is film material shot by Luyat in Egypt, which includes tracks from The Anvil and Beat Boy. This includes footage shot for the song "Love Glove", though the original promo video for the song (directed by Nick Morris in a late night London Docklands setting) is not included.

Steve Strange announced the release of the video in 1985 in an interview for a German television show, saying that it was going to be "a documentary on the history of Visage".[3]

The video was produced in 1985, according to end credits, and released in 1986 by Polygram's "Channel 5" brand, when Visage had already disbanded. In 2006, Universal Music released Visage on DVD with a different cover and liner notes by music journalist Paul Simper.[4]

Track listingEdit

The following is the VHS track listing. The DVD release does not list "The Steps", "The Dancer" and two parts of "Can You Hear Me" as separate titles (although it is identical to the VHS release), and adds jukebox and an audio-only option as extra features.

  1. "Visage"
  2. "The Steps" (interlude)
  3. "Fade to Grey"
  4. "The Dancer" (interlude)
  5. "Damned Don't Cry"
  6. "Pleasure Boys"
  7. "Mind of a Toy"
  8. "Night Train"
  9. "Can You Hear Me" (interlude)
  10. "Casualty" (interlude)
  11. "The Horseman"
  12. "Yesterday's Shadow"
  13. "Love Glove"
  14. "Wild Life"
  15. "Beat Boy"
  16. "Can You Hear Me" (Reprise) (end credits)

PersonnelEdit

  • Starring Steve Strange and Rusty Egan
  • Executive Producers: Franz Auffray and Jean-Baptiste Donzella
  • Directed and Filmed by: Jean-Claude Luyat
  • Compilation Video Editor: Simon Brewster
  • Compilation Produced and Directed by: Peter Olliff

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Visage DVD: Amazon.co.uk: Visage: Film & TV". www.amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-10-02.
  2. ^ "Visage - Visage (VHS) at Discogs". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-10-02.
  3. ^ "steve strange interview 1985 part 2". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2012-10-03.
  4. ^ "Visage - Visage (DVD) at Discogs". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-10-02.