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Original Remixes & Rarities is a compilation album of tracks by The Human League released by Virgin/EMI in 2005. 

According to inner booklet nortes by Becky Ross the compilation "brings together for the first time the Human League's extraordinarily inventive mixes as found on various long-since-deleted B sides and holy grail rarities".

Many of the tracks featured effectively appeared on CD for the first time.

The compilation is now also available as a digital download on and on streaming sites.


Tracklisting[]

timings are not stated on physical release

1. Being Boiled (album version) (4:16)

2. The Sound of the Crowd (12" version) (6:31)

3. Hard Times (4:55)

4. Non-Stop (4:19)

5. Don't You Want Me (Special extended dance mix) (7:29)

6. Mirror Man (extended version) (4:22)

7. You Remind Me of Gold (3:38)

8. (Keep Feeling) Fascination (Improvisation) (6:10)

9. Total Panic (3:30)

10. The Lebanon (12" extended) (5:54)

11. Life on Your Own (extended) (5:48)

12. Together in Electric Dreams (extended) (6:23)

13. Human (extended version) (5:05)

14. Heart Like a Wheel (extended mix) (6:49)


Track notes[]

1. Being Boiled (album version) - this is the Travelogue version. Previously available on the Holiday '80 EP, Travelogue LP and CD (2003).

2. The Sound of the Crowd (12" version) - A side of the original 12" single. First time on CD/digital.

3. Hard Times - B side to the Love Action 7" single (1981). Previously available digitally on the Love Action CD single (1988) and The Best of the Human League (1997, 2004).

4. Non-Stop  - B side to the Love Action 7" single (1981). First time on CD/digital.

5. Don't You Want Me (Special extended dance mix). Exclusive to this release.

6. Mirror Man (extended version) - A side of the original 12" single (1982). First time on CD/digital.

7. You Remind Me of Gold -  B side to the Mirror Man 7" single (1982). First time on CD/digital.

8. (Keep Feeling) Fascination (Improvisation) (6:10) - first appeared on the (Keep Feeling) Fascination 12" single (1983). This is a slighly edited version which fades out as opposed to having the abrupt ending of the original.

9. Total Panic - B side to the (Keep Feeling) Fascination 7" single (1982). First time on CD/digital.

10. The Lebanon (12" extended) - originally released on the 12" issue of the single (1984). First UK CD/digital release, but also featured on the US CD re-issue of Hysteria which was released a few weeks prior to Original Remixes & Rarities.

11.  Life on Your Own (extended) -  originally released on the 12" issue of the single (1984). First UK CD/digital release, but also featured on the US CD re-issue of Hysteria which was released a few weeks prior to Original Remixes & Rarities.

12. Together in Electric Dreams (extended) - originally released on the 12" issue of the single released by Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder (1984). First CD/digital release.

13. Human (extended version) - A side of the original 12" single (1986). Also features on a US CD re-issue of the Crash album, released around the same time as this compilation. 

14. Heart Like a Wheel (extended mix) - A side of the original 12" single and included on CD single releases (1990).


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