Visage ‎– Visage (1980)

Visage is the debut album by the namesake New Wave supergroup comprised of Ultravox and Magazine personnel and fronted by Blitz Club impresario Steve Strange. Forwarded by the singles “Tar” and the Euro smash “Fade to Grey,” the album was released in November 1980 on Polydor. Computer programming is done by ex-Easy Street drummer and Landscape main-man Richard James Burgess — coiner of the music/fashion nomenclature New Romantic (NuRo)  — who would notch further soundboard credits as the sonic-architect behind fellow NuRo champs Spandau Ballet.

Tracklist:
A1. “Visage” (3:50)
A2. “Blocks on Blocks” (4:02)
A3. “The Dancer” (3:37)
A4. “Tar” (3:31)
A5. “Fade to Grey” (3:58)
B1. “Malpaso Man” (4:05)
B2. “Mind of a Toy” (4:35)
B3. “Moon Over Moscow” (3:59)
B4. “Visa-age” (4:17)
B5. “The Steps” (3:10)

Credits:
Steve Strange — lead vocals
Dave Formula — synthesizer
Rusty Egan — drums, electronic percussion, backing vocals
Billy Currie — electric violin, synthesizer
Midge Ure — guitar, producer, synthesizer, backing vocals
John McGeoch — guitar, saxophone, backing vocals
Barry Adamson — bass

Visage — producer
Richard James Burgess — programming
John Hudson — recorder, mixing, engineer
Chris Payne — synthesizer
Cedric Shapley — drums, electronic drums, programming
Brigitte Arens — vocals

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