Beauty And The Beat

Go-Go’s

Beauty And The Beat

Go-Go’s

Beauty And The Beat

Release information

Release information

Label: Edsel • Format: CD • Date: 25/03/2016 Cat#: EDAK7103 • Barcode: 740155710330 • Genre: Pop, Rock

Track Listing

  1. Our Lips Are Sealed
  2. How Much More
  3. Tonite
  4. Lust To Love
  5. This Town
  6. We Got The Beat
  7. Fading Fast
  8. Automatic
  9. You Can’t Walk In Your Sleep
  10. Skidmarks On My Heart
  11. Can’t Stop The World
  12. Surfing And Spying
  13. We Got The Beat [single mix]
  14. Lust To Love [demo]
  15. How Much More [demo]
  16. Living At The Canterbury / Party Pose [live at rehearsal]
  17. Fashion Seekers [intro: live at rehearsal/live at The Mabuhay]
  18. Screaming [live at The Mabuhay]
  19. Johnny Are You Queer? [live at The Mabuhay]
  20. Fun With Ropes [live at The Mabuhay]
  21. Blades [live at rehearsal]
  22. He’s So Strange [live at rehearsal]
  1. Skidmarks On My Heart
  2. How Much More
  3. Tonite
  4. Fading Fast
  5. London Boys
  6. Cool Jerk
  7. Automatic
  8. Lust To Love
  9. Can’t Stop the World
  10. This Town
  11. You Can’t Walk In Your Sleep (If You Can’t Sleep)
  12. Our Lips Are Sealed
  13. Let’s Have A Party
  14. We Got the Beat
  15. Surfing And Spying / Beatnik Beach
  16. (Remember) Walking In The Sand
  17. Vacation
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About this release

The Go-Go’s formed in January 1978 in the midst of LA’s punk scene, the line-up eventually coalescing in 1980 with the talents of Belinda Carlisle (lead vocals), Charlotte Caffey (guitars, keyboards, vocals), Jane Wiedlin (guitars, vocals), Kathy Valentine (bass, vocals) and Gina Schock (drums, percussion).

Signed to Miles Copeland’s IRS label, their debut album was produced in New York by Richard Gottehrer (fresh from producing Blondie) and Rob Freeman. It was released in July 1981, reached # 1 on the Billboard album chart and sold 2 million copies in the US alone. It includes the hits “Our Lips Are Sealed” (co-written with The Specials’/Fun Boy Three’s Terry Hall), “Automatic” and the band’s anthem “We Got The Beat”.

Edsel’s deluxe 2 CD digipak reissue takes us back to rehearsals in February 1979 and January 1980 and a concert in August 1979, along with b-sides and demos. The bonus disc is a full-length concert recorded in Boston in August 1981, a month after the release of the album.

For the comprehensive note, Paul Myers has newly interviewed Belinda, Charlotte and Jane for the full story of the band’s formation, the tours with The Specials, Madness and The Police, and the recording of the album. The booklet also includes lyrics and photos.

CD1 – BEAUTY AND THE BEAT
CD2 – LIVE AT THE METRO CLUB, BOSTON, 20 AUGUST 1981