The Human League – Octopus: Special Edition – Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition, Vinyl, LP, Rhino/Wea Uk, Import, 2020

#Vinyl LP pressing. Twenty-fifth Anniversary edition. Originally released in 1995 by EastWest Records, it was the first new album from The Human League in five years after the termination of their long-term contract with Virgin Records. Octopus was the first album that presented the band as a trio consisting of the singers Philip Oakey, Joanne Catherall and Susan Ann Sulley. It was produced by Tears For Fears’ Ian Stanley and former band members Jo Callis and keyboard player Neil Sutton also contributed to the writing of the album. The album’s sound is notable for the nearly exclusive use of analogue synthesizers, a marked change from the band’s primarily digital sound in the mid-to-late 1980s.