ARTIST: THE LEAGUE UNLIMITED ORCHESTRA
ALBUM: LOVE AND DANCING
This Sunday (July 3rd), at 9pm, you’re invited to share a listening session with some likeminded souls, wherever you might be. This can be experienced either alone or communally, and you don’t need to leave the comfort of your own home to participate. Full lowdown here:
The League Unlimited Orchestra’s ‘Love And Dancing’ was a seminal dance album, yet, despite it’s commercial success at the time, it’s something that many people will be completely unaware of nowadays. However, if I mentioned the classic Human League LP ‘Dare’, which included major hits like ‘Don’t You Want Me’, ‘Love Action’, ‘Open Your Heart’ and ‘The Sound Of The Crowd’, most people would know exactly what I was talking about.
‘Love And Dancing’ is basically the remix version of ‘Dare’, with producer Martin Rushent stripping the tracks down and dubbing them up, creating a dancefloor masterclass in the process. The name, League Unlimited Orchestra a play on Barry White’s legendary Love Unlimited Orchestra – the group of musicians who in the early ’70s provided a cornerstone of what later became known as Disco, via White’s solo tracks and their own recordings, most notably ‘Love’s Theme’ (1973).
I always had this earmarked for Living To Music, but when I heard the sad news of Martin Rushent’s passing earlier this month (June 4th), I wanted to feature the album at the earliest possible opportunity. I’ve outlined its importance to me on a personal level in this post:
Your own memories are always welcomed, and, should you join us for Sunday’s session, it’d be great if you could leave a comment here after you’ve listened to the album sharing your impressions – how the music affected you, who you listened to it with, where you were, plus anything else relevant to your own individual / collective experience.
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