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Men at Work - Still Life EP feat. Simeone + Cargo Remastered LP

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Men at Work Cargo LP newly remastered by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (cat no. MOFI 1-025) A special limited edition* 12'' comes FREE. Features a new Abbey Rd remastered mix from the original album master of 'Blue for you'. Each vinyl record of the EP are truly unique to the listener due to the random nature of the splatter effect. Not one is the same!

A recent interview with the bands Ron Strykert rounds off the A-Side.

For Side-B a brand new song 'Star Lane'. Written by Lee Simeone in Memoriam - Greg Ham 1953 - 2012.

Remastered from newly sourced master tapes. The free 12'' not only brings the artwork back into full-scale glory but also takes the enjoyably melodic pop-rock to new sonic heights courtesy of improved imaging, separation, and balance. Previously obscured details jump to the surface, and leader Colin Hay’s unique voice takes on life-like dimensions that hover between the speakers. These are strictly limited edition to 250 copies*.

The Still Life EP has been released to accommodate the newly remastered Cargo LP by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab.

SIDE A *

1. BLUE FOR YOU (newly remastered 2014)
Produced by Peter McIan
Remastered from the original masters via
Abbey Road studios London by Lee Simeone & Simon Gibson
in loving memory of Greg Ham.

2. INTERVIEW WITH RON STRYKERT (2014)
Hosted by Harry Hayes & Lee Simeone.

SIDE B

1. STAR LANE - Composed & Produced by Lee Simeone.

::Remastered LP Track Listing::

01 Dr. Heckyll and Mr. Jive
02 Overkill
03 Settle Down My Boy
04 Upstairs in My House
05 No Sign of Yesterday
06 It's a Mistake
07 High Wire
08 Blue for You
09 I Like To
10 No Restrictions

Men at Work already had an album in the Top Ten when the Australian ensemble released Cargo, which continued the momentum gained by its record-setting debut. As ambitious and even more diversified than its initial salvo, the 1983 effort firmly established the band as new-wave pioneers—a group whose goofy playfulness, sharp hooks, brass accents, and memorable choruses helped define the decade’s landscape. Any doubts about Men At Work’s quirky sensibility were promptly answered by the iconic cover art gracing this multi-platinum set.

While remaining true to the approach that garnered them a Grammy Award for Best New Artist, Men at Work expands the creative palette on Cargo by giving guitars a more prominent role and increasing the rhythmic textures. With the sweeping ballad “Overkill” and politically savvy cynicism of “It’s a Mistake,” the band furthered their radio domination and extended their run of Top 10 singles. A third hit, “Dr. Heckyll and Mr. Jive,” cracked the Top 30. Well-tailored melodies and whimsical imagination definitely had a place in the public’s consciousness, and no group understood this more.

As the final album captured by the original lineup, Cargo remains an indelible piece of the 1980s audio terrain and a reminder of the era’s endless fun. Bolstered by lively saxophone solos, self-effacing humor, and instantly catchy refrains, the album is as good as excuse as any to turn on the stereo, sit down, forget your worries, and dance to leisurely pursuits so perfectly captured by this beloved group.

::Album

Engineer [Additional] – Paul Ray
Engineer [Assistant, Los Angeles] – Chip Orlando
Engineer [Assistant, Melbourne] – Scott Heming*
Engineer [Assistant, Sydney] – David Price
Mastered By – Jg*
Sleeve Design - Ron Strykert
Photography By [Inner Sleeve] – Greg Noakes
Producer, Engineer – Peter McIan

::12''

Producer, Engineer [Side A] – Peter McIan
Remastering Engineer [Side(s) A/B] - Simon Gibson
Remastering Engineer [Additional] – Lee Simeone
Producer [Side B] - Lee Simeone
Sleeve Design - Ron Strykert
Sleeve [Additional] & Vinyl Designs - Lee Simeone

Simon Gibson bio: www.abbeyroad.com/Engineers/Engineer/14/Simon-Gibson

Some of the proceeds of this release will go to the Depression Alliance Registered UK charity No. 1096741 depressionalliance.org & Turning Point, Sydney, Australia.

* The "Still Life 12" vinyl EP" is a FREE promotional item and is not available for sale separately. It is only given away to purchasers of the Cargo LP record (cat no. MOFI 1-025)