M – New York . London . Paris . Munich (1979) – Lp
Title: New York London Paris
Label: MCA Records
New York – London – Paris – Munich is M‘s first album, released in 1979, the title being taken from a line in the chorus of the March 1979 hit single “Pop Muzik,” an extended version of which is featured on the album.
M is most known for the 1979 hit “Pop Muzik“, which reached number two in the UK Singles Chart in May 1979, and number one in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart on 3 November 1979. Musicians who contributed to M at one time or another included Wally Badarou, Mark King, Phil Gould and Gary Barnacle of Level 42.
Scott first used the pseudonym M in 1978, when he released the single “Moderne Man”. His next single, “Pop Muzik,” featured Scott’s brother Julian on bass, his wife Brigit Novik on backing vocals, and Wally Badarou on keyboards. The album New York – London – Paris – Munich came out in 1979.
The sound of the record is more entertaining than the songwriting, but with its synthesized, danceable beats, big, catchy hooks, and glossy “futuristic” production, it’s a terrific new wave artifact.
1. Pop Muzik (4:56)
2. Woman Make Man (2:18)
3. Moderne Man/Satisfy Your Lust (6:32)
4. Made in Munich (5:36)
1. Moonlight and Muzak (5:36)
2. That’s the Way the Money Goes (4:27)
3. Cowboys and Indians (3:54)
4. Unite Your Nation (5:44)