Album artwork for Anthology - A Very British Synthesizer by The Human League

Anthology – A Very British Synthesizer Group is the story of The Human League; no ordinary pop group. Their co-founders have long gone. The lead singer continues the band with two women still known to many as ‘the girls.’ Variously, during their thirty-nine-year existence, they have included in their ranks a core member who initially played no instrument and contributed no sound; a tape machine taking the place of a human drummer centre-stage; two female singers who by their own admission couldn’t really sing (at least initially); and later in the group’s career a revolving-door policy of semi-permanent contributors, live and studio boffins who, although never legally credited as members of the band would, in essence, be part of The Human League. To say this is the story of one pop group is misleading. As Britain’s answer to Kraftwerk they were already interested in electronic music at the time the Dusseldorf band was making its breakthrough with Autobahn in 1975 and The Human League’s initial recordings date to early 1977 when Bowie released Low. Back in the late Seventies and early Eighties, music wasn’t streamed or given away but sought out and championed. This was the era of the ‘super-fan’, the people who followed and debated the merits of David Bowie, Roxy Music, The Sex Pistols, Kraftwerk, Giorgio Moroder, Michael Jackson… The Human League. All formats contain 8 Top 10 singles including the Number 1 hit, Don’t You Want Me ( number 1 in December 1981 ) and 6 Top 20 hits.

4CD - 3 CD and One DVD Set. Discs One and Two contain 30 songs including all of the hit singles.
Including 7 Previously Unreleased DJ edits. Disc Three contains 17 exclusive and Previously Unreleased mixes. The DVD contains 21 Promo Videos plus 25 BBC performances from Top of The Pops, Wogan and Later With Jools. 58 Page hard back book contains as new essay by David Buckley ( David Bowie – Strange Fascination / Kraftwerk – Publikation ), memorabilia and rare photos.

2CD - 30 songs on 2CDs – Features all of the hit singles including 7 Previously Unreleased edits. 20 Page booklet includes a new essay by David Buckley plus rare memorabilia and photographs.

3LP - Half Speed mastering by Miles Showell at Abbey Road studios. Includes a 20 Page booklet includes a new essay by David Buckley. Rare memorabilia and photographs.

The Human League

Anthology - A Very British Synthesizer

Virgin
Album artwork for Anthology - A Very British Synthesizer by The Human League
CDx2

£10.99

Released 18/11/2016Catalogue Number

5702586

The Human League

Anthology - A Very British Synthesizer

Virgin
Album artwork for Anthology - A Very British Synthesizer by The Human League
CDx2

£10.99

Released 18/11/2016Catalogue Number

5702586

Anthology – A Very British Synthesizer Group is the story of The Human League; no ordinary pop group. Their co-founders have long gone. The lead singer continues the band with two women still known to many as ‘the girls.’ Variously, during their thirty-nine-year existence, they have included in their ranks a core member who initially played no instrument and contributed no sound; a tape machine taking the place of a human drummer centre-stage; two female singers who by their own admission couldn’t really sing (at least initially); and later in the group’s career a revolving-door policy of semi-permanent contributors, live and studio boffins who, although never legally credited as members of the band would, in essence, be part of The Human League. To say this is the story of one pop group is misleading. As Britain’s answer to Kraftwerk they were already interested in electronic music at the time the Dusseldorf band was making its breakthrough with Autobahn in 1975 and The Human League’s initial recordings date to early 1977 when Bowie released Low. Back in the late Seventies and early Eighties, music wasn’t streamed or given away but sought out and championed. This was the era of the ‘super-fan’, the people who followed and debated the merits of David Bowie, Roxy Music, The Sex Pistols, Kraftwerk, Giorgio Moroder, Michael Jackson… The Human League. All formats contain 8 Top 10 singles including the Number 1 hit, Don’t You Want Me ( number 1 in December 1981 ) and 6 Top 20 hits.

4CD - 3 CD and One DVD Set. Discs One and Two contain 30 songs including all of the hit singles.
Including 7 Previously Unreleased DJ edits. Disc Three contains 17 exclusive and Previously Unreleased mixes. The DVD contains 21 Promo Videos plus 25 BBC performances from Top of The Pops, Wogan and Later With Jools. 58 Page hard back book contains as new essay by David Buckley ( David Bowie – Strange Fascination / Kraftwerk – Publikation ), memorabilia and rare photos.

2CD - 30 songs on 2CDs – Features all of the hit singles including 7 Previously Unreleased edits. 20 Page booklet includes a new essay by David Buckley plus rare memorabilia and photographs.

3LP - Half Speed mastering by Miles Showell at Abbey Road studios. Includes a 20 Page booklet includes a new essay by David Buckley. Rare memorabilia and photographs.