My Profile. Advanced Search. Track Listing. Almost Medieval. Circus of Death. The Path of Least Resistance. Blind Youth. The Word Before Last. Empire State Human. You've Lost That Loving Feeling. Zero as a Limit. The Dignity of Labour Part 1. The Dignity of Labour Part 2. The Dignity of Labour Part 3.
The Dignity of Labour Part 4. Flexi Disc. Being Boiled. The Human League. The cover shows the feet of a man and two women seemingly standing on a number of naked babies.
This was at the instruction of the band, but band member Martyn Ware described how the band's brief was misinterpreted by the record company's art department:.
It was meant to look like a still from a film — like some kind of dystopian vision of the future — but it just looks like they're treading on babies. We were quite upset but at that time, it was too late to change it.
The album's initial release in October was a commercial failure, but it was re-issued and entered the charts almost two years later in August , earning a Silver disc by the end of the year and peaking at 34 in early The only single released from the album was " Empire State Human " which initially failed to chart.
It was re-released in June with a free single taken from the band's second album, Travelogue and reached However, a re-recorded version of that single's B-side, "Circus of Death", was included on the album. The following tracks were first added when the album was released on CD in , increasing the album's runtime to The master tape of this recording probably got lost since a digitized vinyl recording was used for the CD.
The instrumental " The Dignity of Labour " tracks had been released as an EP in with "Flexi Disc" a tongue-in-cheek in-studio meta-conversation between the members of the band and their manager, Bob Last, about their plans to include a flexidisc with their EP and what to put on it.
The last two tracks were the A- and B-sides of the band's first single, "Being Boiled", released before they signed to Virgin. The 'Fast Version' so-called because of the label the single was released on — Fast Product of "Circus of Death" is shorter than the original single version as it does not have the spoken end of the song.
Of note, 'knit one, purl one' could be heard on side one. These elements were not included in subsequent CD reissues. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification.
Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The Human League. Retrieved 4 November The Great Rock Discography 7th ed. Canongate Books. ISBN January Record Mirror. In Brackett, Nathan ; Hoard, Christian eds.