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Encyclopedia > Into The Gap
Into the Gap
Studio album by Thompson Twins
Released 1984
Recorded 1984
Genre Alternative rock, Post-punk, New Wave music
Length 42:33
Label Arista
Producer Alex Sadkin and Tom Bailey
Thompson Twins chronology
Quick Step and Side Kick/Side Kicks
(1983)
Into the Gap
(1984)
Here's To Future Days
(1985)

Into the Gap is the fourth album by the British pop group Thompson Twins. It was released in 1984 and reached no.1 on the UK album chart. The album also reached no.10 in the US. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A studio album is a collection of previously unreleased, studio-recorded tracks by a recording artist. ... The Thompson Twins were an English New Wave/pop band normally associated with the 1980s. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Alternative music redirects here. ... Post punk generally refers to the particularly fertile and creative period following the initial punk rock explosion. During the first wave of punk, roughly spanning 1976-1983, bands such as The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Ramones and The Damned began to challenge the current styles and conventions of rock... New Wave was a rock music and pop genre and movement that existed during the late 1970s and the early-to-mid 1980s. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... The Thompson Twins were an English New Wave/pop band normally associated with the 1980s. ... Quick Step and Side Kick/Side Kicks is the Thompson Twins second USA album, and third album overall. ... Heres to Future Days is the fifth album by the British pop group Thompson Twins. ...

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Production

After the success of their commercial breakthrough album, Quick Step and Side Kick (known in the United States as Side Kicks), the English pop group Thompson Twins followed up with Into the Gap. Although the album was created using the same producer as the previous album, Alex Sadkin, Into the Gap revealed a slight departure from the formula of Side Kicks. In addition to the synthpop stylings that had become their musical direction, Into the Gap made even greater use of exotic instruments and melodies, as well as a more noticeable use of rhythm guitar as a balance to the electronic elements. Quick Step and Side Kick/Side Kicks is the Thompson Twins second USA album, and third album overall. ... Alex Sadkin is best remembered as a record producer in the early 1980s, but actually got his start as a saxophonist for the Las Olas Brass. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


As with Side Kicks, recording took place in the Bahamas at Sadkin's Compass Point studio. The first single to be released was "Hold Me Now", which reached the #4 position in the UK in November 1983. The album itself was released in February 1984, and entered the UK albums chart at number one, where it stayed for three weeks. When Into the Gap was released in the United States, it peaked at the #10 position.


Singles

In addition to "Hold Me Now", there were four other singles released from the album in various countries around the world: "Doctor! Doctor!" (UK #3, US #11), "You Take Me Up" (UK #2, US #44), "Sister of Mercy" (UK #11), and "The Gap" (US #69). The first four of those singles all had music videos that were shot to promote them, and the Thompson Twins were a prominent fixture on MTV and other music video outlets of the era. This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ...


Track listing

  1. "Doctor! Doctor!" - 4:39
  2. "You Take Me Up" - 4:26
  3. "Day After Day" - 3:49
  4. "Sister Of Mercy" - 5:09
  5. "No Peace For The Wicked" - 4:09
  6. "The Gap" - 4:44
  7. "Hold Me Now" - 4:46
  8. "Storm On The Sea" - 5:32
  9. "Who Can Stop The Rain" - 5:46

Some pressings of the album (usually US) have an alternate tracklisting, and a shorter version of the final track:

  1. "Doctor! Doctor!" - 4:39
  2. "You Take Me Up" - 4:26
  3. "Hold Me Now" - 4:46
  4. "Day After Day" - 3:49
  5. "No Peace For The Wicked" - 4:09
  6. "The Gap" - 4:44
  7. "Sister Of Mercy" - 5:09
  8. "Storm On The Sea" - 5:32
  9. "Who Can Stop The Rain" - 5:16

The version of Into the Gap released on cassette in the UK contained an additional side of remixes and b-sides, many of which were otherwise unreleased. The track listing of this additional album is as follows:

  1. "Leopard Ray" (an original instrumental composition)
  2. "Doctor! Doctor!" (extended version)
  3. "Panic Station" (a remix of album track "Day After Day")
  4. "Down Tools" (a remix of album track "You Take Me Up")
  5. "Hold Me Now" (extended version)
  6. "Funeral Dance" (a remix of album track "No Peace For The Wicked")
  7. "Compass Points" (a remix of album track "The Gap")
  8. "Still Water" (a remix of album track "Storm on the Sea")

Other album credits

Tom Bailey: vocals, guitar, harmonica, synthesizer, programming Tom Bailey This Article is about the politician. ...


Alannah Currie: marimba, xylophone, percussion, background vocals Former member of the band Thompson Twins and Babble. ...


Joe Leeway: synthesizer, congas, background vocals Joe Leeway born on 15 November 1957, in Islington, London, was the multi-instrumentalist, bass guitar specialist, and stylings guru, for the 80s band, The Thompson Twins. ...


Lyrics by Alannah Currie. Former member of the band Thompson Twins and Babble. ...


Produced by Alex Sadkin. Alex Sadkin is best remembered as a record producer in the early 1980s, but actually got his start as a saxophonist for the Las Olas Brass. ...


Originally released on Arista Records. Arista Records is an American record label that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony BMG, and operates under the RCA Records Group // After being fired from CBS Records, Columbia Pictures hired Clive Davis to be a consultant for the company’s record and music operations. ...


External Links

Much of the information used for this article can be found collected here:

  • http://eightiesclub.tripod.com/id246.htm
  • "Hold Me Now" music videos with lyrics

 
 

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