referencing The Official Secrets Act, LP, Album, MCF 3085, MAPS 9792. This album has to rank high on the list of the "World's Greatest Little Known Albums. At a time when the concept album of Seventies Prog Rock was being vilified as hopelessly old school, Robin Scott created a masterful work with a broad satirical take on society and the security state. The lyrics are as apt today as they were in 1980, particularly on cuts like 'Working for the Corporation.
The Official Secrets Act is M's second album, released in 1980 on Sire Records. The track "Official Secrets" was released as a single and charted in the UK at No. 64 in November 1980. The follow-up single was "Keep It To Yourself". The track "Maniac" featured Level 42 members Phil Gould on drums and Mark King on bass. The album title is a reference to the various UK Official Secrets Acts. Transmission (The World Is at Your Fingertips)" – 4:30. Join the Party" – 3:39.
Yet if the sound of Official Secrets Act isn't quite as futuristic as its predecessor, Scott's lyrics preach pure sci-fi paranoia, heavily Orwell-ian and as obsessed with corporations and governments as Big Brothers. When the tunes are good, and a few are, it all makes for entertaining theater; "Official Secrets" jumbles synths and guitars into the sort of colorful, surprise-filled mix Scott was a master at assembling, and the suave French synth pop of "Abracadabra" is equally appealing. Which he ended up doing, but the more focused efforts here show he didn't have to. Collectors note: The 1997 reissue of the album contains six bonus tracks that feature frequent M collaborator Brigit Novic, including a couple of keyboard-heavy keepers.
Tracklist: 1. Transmission (The World Is At Your Fingertips), 2. Join The Party, 3. Working For The Corporation, 4. Your Country Needs You, 5. M’ Aider, 6. Relax, 7. Maniac, 8. Keep It To Yourself, 9. Abracadabra, 10. Official Secrets. 1. Transmission (The World Is At Your Fingertips). 3. Working For The Corporation. 4. Your Country Needs You. 8. Keep It To Yourself. 10.
Back to The Official Secrets Act, though. The great thing about this album, aside from the songs, of course, is that it's Paranoid Dance Pop. In fact, that could be said about a lot of M 's songs, but the ones on Official Secrets Act in particular. The theme of the album is betrayal by the government and totalitarianism. Every song on the album has a great hook and worms its way into your head and doesn't leave. The album's heavy in atmosphere, but doesn't go the way of relying on sound-scapes, either. While it's best to listen to the album all the way through, you can just drop the needle anywhere and get great enjoyment from it. The CD adds a bunch of bonus tracks, and while they're all very good (especially " Don't Believe What The Papers Say/The Bride Of Fortune "), they're not necessary to the enjoyment of the album, and not all of them really fit.
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The track "Official Secrets" was released as a single and charted in the UK at No. The follow up single was "Keep It To Yourself". ide one. "Transmission (the world is at your fingertips)" – 4:30 "Join the Party" – 3:39 "Working for the Corporation" – 3:35 "Your Country Needs You" – 3:20 "M'aider" – 5:26
|1||Transmission Robin Scott||M||4:28|
|2||Join the Party Robin Scott||M||3:40|
|3||Working for the Corporation Robin Scott||M||3:34|
|4||Your Country Needs You Robin Scott||M||3:23|
|5||Mayday Robin Scott||M||5:22|
|6||Relax Robin Scott||M||3:46|
|7||Maniac Robin Scott||M||3:20|
|8||Keep It to Yourself Robin Scott||M||3:33|
|9||Abracadabra Brigit Novik / Robin Scott||M||2:52|
|10||Official Secrets Robin Scott||M||6:04|
|11||Abracadabra Robin Scott||M||2:49|
|12||Danube Brigit Novik / Robin Scott||M||3:34|
|13||The Wedding Dance Brigit Novik / Robin Scott||M||3:37|
|15||Don't Believe What the Papers Say Robin Scott||M||1:12|
|16||The Bride of Fortune Robin Scott||M||4:18|
Title: The Official Secrets Act
Style: New Wave,Punk/New Wave
Recording location: Lombard Studios, Dublin, Ireland
Size MP3: 1984 mb
Size FLAC: 1650 mb
Rating: 4.1 / 5
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