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Released October 3, 2022
SPIRAL VISIONS’ DANSE MACABRE EP is one of those early self-released synthpop records that has acquired cult status among collectors over the years. Released in 1982 in 7″ format.
This EP contains the first studio recordings of the band, who changed their name to Vision and achieved a huge alternative hit with their song «Lucifer’s Friend» that same year. As a result, the band gained a huge following, but Danse Macabre has remained an obscure and almost impossible-to-find release that many don’t even associate with the band.
Dead Wax Records is bringing it back for sale, now in 12″ format with adapted/improved artwork, presented as a limited edition, hand-numbered two-colour split.
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Visions, Synth pop band from Rotherham in South Yorkshire, the brainchild of keyboard player Andy Beaumont. In 1982 Paul Statham temporarily joined Vision as guitarist at the bequest of vocalist Russell Bonnell, who was a friend of his from Nottingham. Paul appears on their debut single «Lucifer’s Friend» which came out on the Sheffield based MVM label. It was a cult classic in clubs across Europe. However before long Paul headed back to the B-Movie ranks whilst Vision carried on with an ever-changing cast of musicians. They released numerous singles on the PRT imprint during the mid-eighties.
They also recorded as Spiral Visions and the 1983 USA Quality singles credited them as U.K. Vision.
Members: Andy Beaumont, Gary Gillott, Jeremy Cousins, Paul Statham, Pete Dineley, Pete Jackson, Russell Bonnell