Love and Dancing is a remix album released by the British synthpop band The Human League in 1982. It was released under the name “The League Unlimited Orchestra” as a nod to Barry White‘s disco-era Love Unlimited Orchestra.
Artist: The League Unlimited Orchestra
Title: Love And Dancing
Label: Virgin Records
The album was principally the idea and work of producer Martin Rushent and contained remixes of many of the songs from the band’s multi-platinum selling album Dare, along with a version of the track “Hard Times”, which had originally been the B-side of the single “Love Action“. It was conceived to take advantage of the unexpected huge success of Dare and also designed as a stopgap while the Human League worked on new material.
Rushent described working on Love and Dancing during an interview in 2007:
The dub mixes started because we didn’t have time to do ‘B’ sides, We’d send Virgin Records a track and they’d want to rush-release it. I’d been listening to Grandmaster Flash and played it to Phil (Oakey). He liked it so I suggested doing a remix of “Love Action” by chopping it up and adding effects, then we could get Virgin off our backs!
When it was all finished I had four or five remixes. Phil wasn’t sure about releasing them on an album and left me to make Love and Dancing on my own. It was mixed on a board, so I had the multitrack of Dare feeding in, a Harmonizer on send one, delay lines and phasers everywhere and I’d flick it about. I’d do a section and if I liked it I’d make a tape cut and splice it in. There were thousands of edits on the master and it took forever to do.
1. Hard Times (5:40)
2. Love Action (I Believe In You) (5:12)
3. Don’t You Want Me (7:18)
1. Things That Dreams Are Made Of (5:10)
2. Do Or Die (4:36)
3. Seconds (2:25)
4. Open Your Heart (2:35)
5. The Sound Of The Crowd (2:55)