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Cabaret Voltaire


The Living Legends...


Electronic style

FLAC album size:

1563 mb

MP3 album size:

1167 mb

WMA album size:

1997 mb

Other music formats:



4.1 ✱


Industrial, Experimental



Date of release:


Cabaret Voltaire - The Living Legends... FLAC

Cabaret Voltaire - The Living Legends... FLAC

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Do The Mussolini (Headkick) 3:06
2 Talk Over 3:23
3 Here She Comes Now
Composed By – Lou Reed
4 The Set Up 4:47
5 Nag Nag Nag
Producer – Geoff Travis, Mayo Thompson
6 Silent Command 4:08
7 Jazz The Glass 3:01
8 Walls Of Jericho 7:49
9 Seconds Too Late
Producer – Geoff Travis
10 Eddie's Out 9:55
11 Burnt To The Ground 2:27
12 Extract From: Chance Versus Causality 5:48
13 Control Addict
Producer – Geoff Travis
14 Is That Me (Finding Someone At The Door Again) (Live)
Producer – Geoff Travis, Mayo Thompson

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Western Works
  • Glass Mastered At – DADC Austria


  • Composed By – Watson* (tracks: 1 to 2, 4 to 14), Kirk* (tracks: 1 to 2, 4 to 14), Mallinder* (tracks: 1 to 2, 4 to 14)
  • Performer – Chris Watson, Richard H. Kirk, Stephen Mallinder
  • Producer – Cabaret Voltaire (tracks: 1 to 4, 6 to 9, 11 to 13)


Recorded at Western Works, except track 14 which was live in 1975.

This album compiles all singles (A- and B-sides) originally released by Rough Trade in 1978-1981.
Tracks 1 - 4 from "Extended Play" (7": RT003, 1978)
Tracks 5 & 14 from "Nag Nag Nag" (7": RT018, 1979)
Tracks 6 & 12 from "Silent Command" (7": RT035, 1980)
Tracks 9 & 13 from "Seconds Too Late" (7": RT060, 1981)
Tracks 7 & 11 from "Jazz The Glass" (7": RT095, 1981)
Tracks 10 & 8 from "Eddie's Out" (12": RT096, 1981)

On back and inner sleeve the track "Walls Of Jericho" is misspelled "Walls Of Jerico"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 016025 370061

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
7 71476-2, cabs 6 cd Cabaret Voltaire The Living Legends... ‎(CD, Comp) Restless Records, Mute 7 71476-2, cabs 6 cd US 1990
30384 Cabaret Voltaire The Living Legends… ‎(CD, Comp) Mute, Virgin 30384 France 1990
CABS 6 Cabaret Voltaire The Living Legends... ‎(2xLP, Comp) The Grey Area CABS 6 UK 1990
5016025370061 Cabaret Voltaire The Living Legends... ‎(CD, Comp, RP) Mute 5016025370061 Europe 2007
CABS 6 CD Cabaret Voltaire The Living Legends... ‎(CD, Comp, RP) The Grey Area CABS 6 CD UK 1990

Among many compilations documenting their work throughout the years, Cabaret Voltaire's "The Living Legends" remains one of the absolute recommendations - collecting all official a- and b-sides, plus ltd edition material related to some of the official single releases here. It stands solid to the present day, where most later collections don't fully encompass, without attempt at juxtaposing their diverse but stylistically irreconcilable eras, focusing on the Rough Trade years alone and to great effect.
From 1978 through 1981, up to the departure of co-founding member Chris Watson, the Cabs produced some of the most intense music ever recorded. Even over twenty years later, the material compiled on this disc still sounds like nothing ever released before or since. Everything here is drawn from singles released during the group's shaky tenure with Rough Trade which ended in '82. It also features the entire contents of the Cabs' first 'Extended Play' release from October '78 (very hard to find up until then). All the tracks are arranged more or less chonologically so listeners can note the various evolutionary changes Kirk, Mallinder & Watson put forward through their music over those early years; from processed guitar/ambient/industrial noise ('The Set Up', 'Is That Me?') to experiments in dub, funk and minimal dance music ('Seconds Too Late', 'Silent Command'). Unlike their contemporaries, namely Throbbing Gristle (who were more into the noisy elements of industrial music), the Cabs were almost always looking into the more hypnotic and rhythmic qualities of the genre. Their musical influences like Eno and Can are noticeable--but just barely. The immediate years after punk saw an explosion of new sounds and ways of doing things and it seems for this group that there had to be some kind of relentless underlying pulse to keep the music together; this is now an element found in almost every kind of experimental music from VNV Nation to Merzbow. The 'Living Legends' release is highly recommended both for its historical importance and its innovative sonic sculptures. It's even compatible with the "Original Sound" compilation which adds LP cuts along with single cuts. A great addition to anyone's collection.

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