Cupid & Psyche 85 is the second album by British/American pop group Scritti Politti, released in the UK on Virgin Records on 10 June 1985. It remains the band's most successful album, reaching number five in the UK, and was certified gold by the BPI for 100,000 copies sold.
On their second album, Scritti Politti essentially was Green Gartside, who directed drummer Fred Maher, keyboardist David Gamson, and a multitude of studio musicians through a state-of-the-art, immaculately constructed set of catchy synth pop on Cupid & Psyche 85. The results are as impressive as Songs to Remember and produced the hit singles "Perfect Way" and "Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin).
Simply one of the most seminal and outstanding record of the eighties, and a pearl in pop history. My little tribute to this album. Absolute ly unofficial. Scritti Politti - Lover To Fall.
Initial copies of this release on vinyl had the title Cupid & Psyche 85 embossed in gold print. The catalogue number V 2350 is the same. Matrix, Runout (Label Side A): V 2350 (A). Matrix, Runout (Label Side B): V 2350 (B).
Cupid & Psyche 85 - Студийный альбом от Scritti Politti. В альбом вошло 24 треков. Продолжительность альбома: 01:48:48. Scritti Politti - The Perfect Way. Scritti Politti - Boom There She Was. Scritti Politti - The Word Girl (Official Video). Scritti Politti - Absolute. Scritti Politti - Absolute (HQ). G vs Scritti Politti - Hypnotize Mashup.
Cupid & Psyche 85, 1985. The Word Girl, 04:24.
Around the time of Cupid & Psyche 85's release, Scritti Politti mastermind Green Gartside was fond of citing deconstructionist theory as an influence on his subversion of boy-meets-girl lyrics. He might just as well have named Elvis Costello, given the trenchant nature of e pop tunes such as the . Top 20 single "Perfect Way" ("You want a margin of error for two") and "The Word Girl" ("The girl was never real, She stands for your abuse").
Cupid & Psyche 85. Scritti Politti. Cupid & Psyche 85 Q&A. More Scritti Politti albums.
Records for CUPID & PSYCHE 85. Cut in New York as a trio with new collaborators David Gamson (keyboards) and Fred Maher (drums), the album is a superb fusion of synth-pop and soul co-produced by legendary R&B ace Arif Mardin. The myth-inspired title refers to the schism between love and knowledge, and Gartside's lyrics display a keen intelligence without distracting from the fine music; such tracks as Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin), Absolute and The Word Girl were hit singles in the group's native . and Perfect Way just missed the Top Ten in the. .