B.E.F. (British Electric Foundation) 1981-2013 (Lossless/MP3)

B.E.F. (British Electric Foundation) — проект/продюсерская компания, созданная бывшими участниками Human LeagueMartyn Ware и Ian Craig Marsh, совместно с вокалистом Glenn Gregory, которые позднее организуют Heaven 17 и B.E.F. фактически станет сайд-проектом Heaven 17 в рамках которого Ware и Marsh периодически выпускают альбомы и синглы.

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B.E.F. (British Electric Foundation) 1981-2013 (Lossless/MP3)

Ware and Marsh's first release as B.E.F. in 1980, a collection of instrumentals entitled Music For Stowaways, was initially available only on cassette and was inspired by the appearance of the first Sony Walkman (at first marketed in the UK as the Sony Stowaway). There was also a vinyl release, Music For Listening To, mainly targeted for export sales, which was slightly truncated (though with the addition of a track not found on the cassette). In the late 1990s, a CD release with this title contained the complete contents from both versions.

In 1982, with Heaven 17 already established with Glenn Gregory as the lead vocalist, B.E.F. released an album entitled Music of Quality and Distinction Volume One on Virgin Records, which involved other artists covering classic songs. The production was mainly in the Heaven 17/ B.E.F. style (i.e. synthesisers and LinnDrums). Tina Turner's version of The Temptations's "Ball of Confusion" drew the attention of Capitol Records and her next single "Let's Stay Together", co-produced by Ware, peaked at number six in the UK chart and made the US Top 20. B.E.F.'s album also featured covers by Billy Mackenzie"The Secret Life of Arabia" and "It's Over," Paul Jones"There's A Ghost In My House," Paula Yates"These Boots Are Made For Walkin'," Gary Glitter"Suspicious Minds," Bernie Nolan"You Keep Me Hangin' On," Glenn Gregory"Wichita Lineman" and "Perfect Day" and Sandie Shaw"Anyone Who Had a Heart."

B.E.F. (British Electric Foundation) 1981-2013 (Lossless/MP3)

It was not until 1991 that a second volume appeared, again featuring Tina Turner (singing "A Change Is Gonna Come") and Billy Mackenzie (singing "Free"), whilst B.E.F.'s version of "Family Affair" gave them and singer Lalah Hathaway a Top 40 hit in the UK Singles Chart. Scritti Politti's Green Gartside was another guest on the album, performing "I Don't Know Why I Love You", and Scritti Politti's pop-reggae version of "She's a Woman" (featuring Shabba Ranks) was recorded in the same set of sessions.

B.E.F are currently working on a project titled Dark, with Ware explaining the album would consist of "very dark versions of tunes that have to be of a certain type. Basically it's dark reinterpretations, primarily looking at things differently from a lyrical point of view. It's almost like soundscape stuff, in much the same way as "You've Lost That Loving Feeling" on "Reproduction" was kind of like a soundscape."

In March 2007 B.E.F. made their first live performance, as part of the line-up for the Tribute to Billy MacKenzie Concert held at Shepherds Bush Empire, London, in memory of their three-time guest vocalist, and in aid of Sound Seekers. The B.E.F. line-up consisted of Martyn Ware on keyboards, a guitarist/keyboardist and a bassist, with Glenn Gregory and Billie Godfrey, Heaven 17's female vocalist.

B.E.F. (British Electric Foundation) 1981-2013 (Lossless/MP3)

B.E.F. 1981 Music For Listening To (1997, Caroline Records ‎– CAROL 1124-2)

B.E.F. (British Electric Foundation) 1981-2013 (Lossless/MP3)

Tracklist:

Penthouse Side
01 Groove Thang 4:06
Bass, Guitar – John Wilson
02 Optimum Chant 4:12
Producer – B.E.F.
03 Uptown Apocalypse 3:12
Bass, Written-By – Turner
Guitar, Synthesizer, Written-By – Adi Newton
04 B.E.F. Ident 0:37
Pavement Side
05 A Baby Called Billy 4:00
06 Rise Of The East 2:50
07 Music To Kill Your Parents By 1:24
Extra Tracks
08 Wipe The Board Clean 3:46
09 The Old At Rest 5:37
10 Decline Of The West 7:15

B.E.F. (British Electric Foundation) 1981-2013 (Lossless/MP3)

Credits:

Producer – Glenn Gregory
Producer, Composed By, Performer, Arranged By – Ian Craig Marsh, Martyn Ware

Notes:

Extra tracks (8-10) not included on Music For Listening LP from the Music For Stowaways cassette released March 31, 1981 in the UK.

Barcode and Other Identifiers
Barcode: 0 1704-61124-2 0

B.E.F. (British Electric Foundation) 1981-2013 (Lossless/MP3)

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British Electric Foundation 1982 Music Of Quality & Distinction Volume 1 (1991, 10 Records ‎– CD BEF 1, 262 390

B.E.F. (British Electric Foundation) 1981-2013 (Lossless/MP3)

Tracklist:

01 Ball Of Confusion (Remix) 4:11
Vocals – Tina Turner
02 The Secret Life Of Arabia 3:58
Vocals – Billy MacKenzie
03 There's A Ghost In My House 2:58
Vocals – Paul Jones
04 These Boots Are Made For Walking 2:49
Vocals – Paula Yates
05 Suspicious Minds 3:52
Vocals – Gary Glitter
06 You Keep Me Hanging On 2:47
Vocals – Bernie Nolan
07 Wichita Lineman 4:19
Vocals – Glenn Gregory
08 Anyone Who Had A Heart 3:11
Vocals – Sandie Shaw
09 Perfect Day 4:08
Vocals – Glenn Gregory
10 It's Over 2:42
Vocals – Billy MacKenzie

B.E.F. (British Electric Foundation) 1981-2013 (Lossless/MP3)

B.E.F. (British Electric Foundation) 1981-2013 (Lossless/MP3)

Credits:

Mixed By – Graham Bonnett, Martyn Ware
Producer, Arranged By – Ian Craig Marsh (tracks: 2 to 10), Martyn Ware

Notes:

This edition replaces the original album's version of "Ball Of Confusion" with a remix produced in 1991.

Barcode and Other Identifiers
Barcode: 5012982432125
Label Code: LC 3098

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British Electric Foundation Featuring Green Gartside 1991 I Don't Know Why I Love You (But I Love You) (10 Records ‎– TENCX 378)

B.E.F. (British Electric Foundation) 1981-2013 (Lossless/MP3)

Tracklist:

1 I Don't Know Why I Love You (But I Love You) 3:47
Featuring – Green Gartside
2 In My Life 3:26
3 I Don't Know Why I Love You (But I Love You) (Instrumental) 3:51
4 Family Affair (Plati Party Mix) 8:04
Featuring – Lalah Hathaway
Remix – Mark Plati

Credits:

Producer – Martyn Ware

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B.E.F. 2011 1981-2011 (3CD, Virgin ‎– BEFBOX 1, 50999 6 80664 2 0)

B.E.F. (British Electric Foundation) 1981-2013 (Lossless/MP3)

CD1 Music Of Quality & Distinction : Volume One

01 Ball Of Confusion 4:11
Featuring – Tina Turner
02 The Secret Life Of Arabia 3:59
Featuring – Billy MacKenzie
03 There's A Ghost In My House 2:57
Featuring – Paul Jones
04 These Boots Are Made For Walking 2:49
Featuring – Paula Yates
05 Suspicious Minds 3:53
Featuring – Gary Glitter
06 You Keep Me Hanging On 2:46
Featuring – Bernie Nolan
07 Wichita Lineman 4:20
Featuring – Glenn Gregory
08 Anyone Who Had A Heart 3:10
Featuring – Sandie Shaw
09 Perfect Day 4:08
Featuring – Glenn Gregory
10 It's Over 2:43
Featuring – Billy MacKenzie
Bonus Tracks
11 Ball Of Confusion (Backing Track) 3:45
12 Secret Life Of Arabia (Backing Track) 7:06
13 There's A Ghost In My House (Backing Track) 2:56
14 These Boots Are Made For Walking (Backing Track) 2:46
15 You Keep Me Hanging On (Backing Track) 2:44
16 Anyone Who Has A Heart (Backing Track) 3:20
17 It's Over (Orchestra Mix) 2:41

B.E.F. (British Electric Foundation) 1981-2013 (Lossless/MP3)

B.E.F. (British Electric Foundation) 1981-2013 (Lossless/MP3)

B.E.F. (British Electric Foundation) 1981-2013 (Lossless/MP3)


CD2 Music Of Quality & Distinction : Volume Two

01 Someday We'll All Be Free 4:02
Featuring – Chaka Khan
02 Family Affair 4:05
Featuring – Lalah Hathaway
03 Early In The Morning 4:58
Featuring – Richard Darbyshire
04 Free 4:52
Featuring – Billy MacKenzie
05 It's Alright Ma, I'm Only Bleeding 3:42
Featuring – Terence Trent D'Arby
06 I Want You 6:41
Featuring – Tashan
07 A Song For You 4:46
Featuring – Mavis Staples
08 Try A Little Tenderness 4:28
Featuring – Billy Preston
09 I Don't Know Why I Love You (Extended) 4:09
Featuring – Green Gartside
10 A Change Is Gonna Come 4:45
Featuring – Tina Turner
11 Feel Like Makin' Love 4:18
Featuring – Ghida De Palma
12 In My Life 3:24
Featuring – Billy Preston
Bonus Tracks
13 In My Life (Drums And Vox) 3:25
14 In My Life (Acapella) 3:04
15 Family Affair (Acapella) 3:25
16 I Want You (Alternative Introduction) 6:59
17 It's Alright (Instrumental) 3:40
18 I Don't Know Why I Love You (Original Version) 3:50

B.E.F. (British Electric Foundation) 1981-2013 (Lossless/MP3)

B.E.F. (British Electric Foundation) 1981-2013 (Lossless/MP3)

B.E.F. (British Electric Foundation) 1981-2013 (Lossless/MP3)

CD3 Music From Stowaways... To Dark

01 The Optimum Chant 4:12
02 Uptown Apocalypse 3:10
03 Wipe The Board Clean 3:47
04 Groove Thang 4:06
05 Music To Kill Your Parents By 1:26
06 The Old At Rest 5:39
07 Rise Of The East 2:52
08 Decline Of The West 3:04
09 A Baby Called Billy 4:02
10 Honeymoon In New York 2:14
11 B.E.F. Ident 0:36
Bonus Tracks
Original 1992 Backing Tracks
12 Tradewinds (Work-In-Progress Mix) 5:10
Featuring – Mavis Staples
13 Copilot To Pilot (Work-In-Progress Mix) 4:08
Featuring – Kelly Barnes
From Forthcoming Music Of Quality And Distinction : Volume 3 — Dark
14 Smalltown Boy (Work-In-Progress Mix) 7:36
Featuring – Billie Godfrey

B.E.F. (British Electric Foundation) 1981-2013 (Lossless/MP3)

B.E.F. (British Electric Foundation) 1981-2013 (Lossless/MP3)

B.E.F. (British Electric Foundation) 1981-2013 (Lossless/MP3)

Credits:

Acoustic Guitar – David Lockwood (tracks: 1-7, 3-1 to 3-8), John Foxx (tracks: 1-10), Tim Cansfield (tracks: 2-3, 2-7)
Arranged By [Backing Vox Arrangement] – Martyn Ware (tracks: 2-3, 2-6), Phil Spalding (tracks: 2-6)
Arranged By [Brass Arrangement] – Martyn Ware (tracks: 2-8), Phil Spalding (tracks: 2-8)
Arranged By [Orchestral Arrangement] – John Barker (tracks: 1-10)
Backing Vocals – Billy Preston (tracks: 2-2, 2-12), Glenn Gregory (tracks: 2-10), Hereafter, The (tracks: 1-1 to 1-3, 1-6, 1-7, 1-9), Jocelyn Brown (tracks: 2-5), Jocelyn Brown (tracks: 2-8), Martyn Ware (tracks: 1-5), Martyn Ware (tracks: 2-10), Nancy Boys, The (tracks: 1-4), Roy Galloway (tracks: 2-8), Sharon Rose-Blackwell (tracks: 2-8)
Bass – Phil Spalding (tracks: 2-8, 2-9), Randy Hope-Taylor (tracks: 2-6), Steven "Judd" Turner (tracks: 3-2)
Bass [Glitter], Backing Vocals – John Springate (tracks: 1-5)
Bass Guitar – Camelle Hinds (tracks: 1-8, 1-9), Jo Dworniak (tracks: 1-2, 1-9), John Wilson (2) (tracks: 1-6)
Cello – Glyn Perrin (tracks: 1-10)
Clavinet – Billy Preston (tracks: 2-9)
Double Bass – Jo Dworniak (tracks: 1-4)
Drum Programming – Ian Craig Marsh (tracks: 2-1, 2-2, 2-9), Martyn Ware (tracks: 2-1, 2-2), Randy Hope-Taylor (tracks: 2-1, 2-3, 2-4, 2-7, 2-9, 2-11)
Drums – Chuck Sabo (tracks: 2-1, 2-5, 2-6, 2-8 to 2-10)
Drums [Glitter] – Tony Leonard (tracks: 1-5)
French Horn – Jonathan Williams (7) (tracks: 1-10)
Grand Piano – Nick Plytas (tracks: 1-8, 1-9)
Guitar – Asa Bennett (tracks: 3-14), Hank Marvin (tracks: 1-8 to 1-10), Nevil 'Breeze' McKreith* (tracks: 1-1, 1-2, 1-4), Phil Spalding (tracks: 2-1, 2-2, 2-9), Randy Hope-Taylor (tracks: 2-3), Tim Cansfield (tracks: 2-1 to 2-3, 2-5, 2-6, 2-8 to 2-12), Vicky Aspinall (tracks: 1-10)
Guitar [E Iii Guitar Harmonics] – Ian Craig Marsh (tracks: 2-6), Phil Spalding (tracks: 2-6)
Guitar [Glitter], Backing Vocals – Gerry Shepherd (tracks: 1-5)
Guitar [Wah Solo] – Tim Cansfield (tracks: 2-1, 2-2)
Guitar, Bass – John Wilson (tracks: 3-4)
Guitar, Synthesizer – Adi Newton (tracks: 3-2)
Harmonica – Paul Jones (tracks: 1-1)
Harp – Helen Tunstall (tracks: 1-10)
Keyboards – Male Veale (tracks: 3-11)
Keyboards, Other [Solo] – Nick Plytas (tracks: 2-4, 2-10)
Lead Vocals – Bernie Nolan (tracks: 1-6), Billy MacKenzie (tracks: 1-2, 1-10, 2-4), Billy Preston (tracks: 2-2, 2-8, 2-12), Gary Glitter (tracks: 1-5), Kelly Barnes (tracks: 3-13), Mavis Staples (tracks: 2-7, 3-12), Paul Jones (tracks: 1-3), Paula Yates (tracks: 1-4), Sandie Shaw (tracks: 1-8), Tina Turner (tracks: 1-1, 2-10)
Lead Vocals, Arranged By – Billie Godfrey (tracks: 3-14)
Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Chaka Khan (tracks: 2-1), Ghida De Palma (tracks: 2-11), Lalah Hathaway (tracks: 2-2)
Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Arranged By [Backing Vox Arrangement] – Richard Darbyshire (tracks: 2-3), Tashan (tracks: 2-6)
Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Arranged By [Vox Arrangement] – Billy MacKenzie (tracks: 2-4)
Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Other [Musical Inspiration], Programmed By [Percussion, Keyboards], Drum Programming – Green Gartside (tracks: 2-9)
Lead Vocals, Saxophone – Glenn Gregory (tracks: 1-7)
Other [Intro], Guitar – John McGeoch (tracks: 1-1)
Percussion – Jeff Scantlebury (tracks: 2-1, 2-6)
Piano – Adrian Reid (tracks: 2-6, 2-7, 2-9, 2-11), Nick Plytas (tracks: 1-6), Phil Spalding (tracks: 2-3), Tim Cansfield (tracks: 2-3)
Piano [Rhodes], Organ [Hammond] – Billy Preston (tracks: 2-8, 2-12), Nick Plytas (tracks: 2-5)
Producer – B.E.F.
Programmed By – Martyn Ware (tracks: 3-14)
Programmed By [Bass] – Randy Hope-Taylor (tracks: 2-2 to 2-4, 2-7, 2-11)
Programmed By [Keyboard Programming] – Ian Craig Marsh (tracks: 2-3, 2-4, 2-9, 2-11), Martyn Ware (tracks: 2-3, 2-4, 2-9, 2-11), Randy Hope-Taylor (tracks: 2-1, 2-4, 2-9, 2-11)
Programmed By [Orchestral Programming] – Randy Hope-Taylor (tracks: 2-7)
Programmed By [Percussion] – Ian Craig Marsh (tracks: 2-2), Martyn Ware (tracks: 2-2), Randy Hope-Taylor (tracks: 2-3, 2-4, 2-9, 2-11)
Programmed By [Percussion], Drum Programming – Phil Spalding (tracks: 2-2)
Programmed By [Programming] – Martyn Ware (tracks: 1-10)
Programmed By [Programming], Synthesizer – Ian Craig Marsh (tracks: 1-1, 1-4, 1-7), Martyn Ware (tracks: 1-1 to 1-4, 1-6 to 1-9)
Programmed By [Song] – Ian Craig Marsh (tracks: 2-1), Martyn Ware (tracks: 2-1), Randy Hope-Taylor (tracks: 2-1)
Programmed By [Vox Arrangement] – Martyn Ware (tracks: 2-4)
Saxophone – Adrian Reid (tracks: 2-11), David 'Baps' Baptiste (tracks: 1-1, 1-4, 1-8, 1-9), Ray Carless (tracks: 2-5)
Saxophone [Glitter] – Brian Jones (4) (tracks: 1-5)
Saxophone, Arranged By [Brass Arrangement] – Molly Duncan (tracks: 2-8)
Tenor Saxophone – Don Myrick (tracks: 2-10)
Timpani, Castanets – Simon Limbrick (tracks: 1-10)
Trombone – Jake (2) (tracks: 1-4), Louis Sattersfield (tracks: 2-10), Nathaniel 'Nat' Augustin (tracks: 1-1), Neil Sidwell (tracks: 2-8), Winston Rollins (tracks: 2-5)
Trumpet – Barbara Snow (tracks: 2-5), Canute 'Kenny' Wellington (tracks: 1-1, 1-4), Michael Harris (tracks: 2-10), Rahmlee Davis (tracks: 2-10), Sid Gould (tracks: 2-8)
Violin – A.W. Thorpe (tracks: 1-10), Steve Jones (6) (tracks: 1-10)
Vocals [Additional] – Jocelyn Brown (tracks: 2-12)
Vocals [Killer Vox], Other [Musical Direction, Inspiration] – Terence Trent D'Arby (tracks: 2-5)
Vocals, Saxophone, Synthesizer – Glenn Gregory (tracks: 3-1 to 3-11)

Notes:

Includes 16-page booklet, 5 double-sided postcards with original single artwork, and large folded poster in clamshell box.

Credit mistakes:
Track 1-9 lead vox wrongly credited to Sandie Shaw. Track 1-10 orchestral arrangement wrongly credited to John Limbrick.

Barcode and Other Identifiers
Barcode: 50999 6 80664 2 0
Matrix / Runout (CD1): 6806652 AB50222-01 manufactured by optimal media production
Other (Mastering SID Code CD1/CD2): ifpi L573
Other (Mould SID Code CD1/CD2/CD3): IFPI 9723
Matrix / Runout (CD2): 6806662 AB50223-01 manufactured by optimal media production
Matrix / Runout (CD3): 6806672 AB50225-01 manufactured by optimal media production
Other (Mastering SID Code CD3): ifpi L574
Rights Society: SDRM BIEM

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British Electric Foundation 2013 Music Of Quality And Distinction Volume 3 — Dark (2CD, Wall Of Sound ‎– WOS120CDX)

B.E.F. (British Electric Foundation) 1981-2013 (Lossless/MP3)

Tracklist:

CD1

01 Every Time I See You I Go Wild 3:51
Featuring – Kim Wilde
02 Didn't I Blow Your Mind This Time 3:57
Featuring – Green Gartside
03 Don't Wanna Know 4:13
Featuring – Sarah Jane Morris
04 Picture This 6:38
Featuring – Kate Jackson
05 Breathing 5:25
Featuring – Andy Bell
06 It Was A Very Good Year 4:09
Featuring – Glenn Gregory
07 I Wanna Be Your Dog 3:37
Featuring – Boy George
08 The Same Love That Made Me Laugh 5:06
Featuring – David J Roch
09 God Only Knows 2:40
Featuring – Shingai Shoniwa
10 Make Up 2:54
Featuring – Boy George
11 Just Walk In My Shoes 3:02
Featuring – Sandie Shaw
12 The Look Of Love 4:22
Featuring – Polly Scattergood
13 Party Fears Two 6:33
Featuring – Glenn Gregory
14 Smalltown Boy 7:36
Featuring – Billie Godfrey
15 The Day Before You Came 4:05
Featuring – Maxim
16 Co-pilot To Pilot 3:44
Featuring – Kelly Barnes

B.E.F. (British Electric Foundation) 1981-2013 (Lossless/MP3)


CD2 Instrumental — Soundtracks For Imaginary Films

01 Every Time I See You I Go Wild (Instrumental) 3:51
02 Didn't I Blow Your Mind This Time (Instrumental) 3:57
03 Don't Wanna Know (Instrumental) 4:13
04 Picture This (Instrumental) 6:38
05 Breathing (Instrumental) 5:25
06 It Was A Very Good Year (Instrumental) 4:09
07 I Wanna Be Your Dog (Instrumental) 3:37
08 The Same Love That Made Me Laugh (Instrumental) 5:06
09 God Only Knows (Instrumental) 2:40
10 Make Up (Instrumental) 2:54
11 Just Walk In My Shoes (Instrumental) 3:02
12 The Look Of Love (Instrumental) 4:22
13 Party Fears Two (Instrumental) 6:33
14 Smalltown Boy (Instrumental) 7:36
15 The Day Before You Came (Instrumental) 4:05
16 Co-pilot To Pilot (Instrumental) 3:44

Notes:

Limited edition with bonus disc of instrumental versions.

Packaged in a six panel matt finish digipack, with luxor silver and black foils. Signed by Martyn Ware and available for a limited time from the British Electric Foundation website.

Barcode and Other Identifiers
Barcode: 5060243325129

B.E.F. (British Electric Foundation) 1981-2013 (Lossless/MP3)

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