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Top 100 Albums 82". RPM. Vol.37, no.19. 25 December 1982. p.19. ISSN 0315-5994. Archived from the original on 17 January 2021 – via Library and Archives Canada. After a break in 1988 for a multi-platinum selling greatest hits album, the group returned with Romantic? which was yet another move forward with their sound, the hit single “Heart Like A Wheel” saw the band reunite with Dare producer Martin Rushent. However, after a dozen years with the label, it was to be their last album for Virgin. The band continue to record, have hits and tour the world to this day……but that’s a story for another boxset. Human League". virgin40.com. Archived from the original on 5 July 2014 . Retrieved 15 December 2016. a b c " Dare". Acclaimed Music. Archived from the original on 10 October 2021 . Retrieved 22 October 2021.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the release of Dare (and the 30th anniversary of the formation of the band), the modern-day Human League (Oakey, Sulley and Catherall from the original 1981 band line up) conducted a special Dare 2007 tour of the UK and Europe playing the original album live in full during November and December 2007. An updated version of the album's cover artwork, now with recent photographs of Sulley, Oakey and Catherall in the style of the original artwork, accompanied the advertising for the tour. [42] To prepare for the album's release (set for the end of October 1981), "Open Your Heart" was released - it went to number six in the UK. It was accompanied by a high-end promotional video. When the album was released, it was condemned by the Musicians' Union, who believed the new technology employed by the Human League was making traditional musicians redundant among other concerns; they would begin a "Keep It Live" campaign believing that bands like the Human League would be able to perform concerts at the touch of a button. [9] Classifiche". Musica e dischi (in Italian) . Retrieved 29 May 2022. Select "Album" in the "Tipo" field, type "Human League" in the "Artista" field and press "cerca". Dare has appeared on several lists of the greatest albums of all time. Sounds magazine ranked it the 81st best album of all time in 1986, and the 44th best album of the 1980s three years later. [33] [34] In 1990, Dare was listed by Rolling Stone as the 78th best album of the previous decade. [35] Q placed the record at number 69 on its 2000 list of the "100 Greatest British Albums Ever"; [20] the same magazine, in 2006, ranked Dare the 19th best album of the 1980s. [36] In 2006, British Hit Singles & Albums and NME organised a poll in which 40,000 people worldwide voted for the 100 best albums ever, with Dare placing at number 77. [37] Slant Magazine listed it in 2012 as the 86th best album of the 1980s. [38] In 2013, NME ranked the record 111th on its list of " The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time". [39] Meanwhile, Uncut ranked Dare 132nd on its list of the 200 greatest albums of all time in 2015. [40] Paste placed Dare at number 34 on its 2016 list of the best new wave albums. [5]The first release from the now complete new team came in July 1981, "Love Action (I Believe in Love)", which peaked at number three in the UK. By September 1981, the album was finished and provisionally entitled Dare, after a Vogue magazine cover (U.K., April 1979, Gia Carangi). Oakey explained the story behind the album name at the time: Christgau, Robert (13 April 1982). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. New York. Archived from the original on 7 March 2015 . Retrieved 3 June 2016. Offiziellecharts.de – The Human League – Dare" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 16 April 2020. New Zealand album certifications – The Human League – Dare". Recorded Music NZ . Retrieved 16 November 2019. a b "The 50 Best New Wave Albums". Paste. 8 September 2016. Archived from the original on 1 October 2017 . Retrieved 4 November 2020.

Sheffield, Rob (1995). "Human League". In Weisbard, Eric; Marks, Craig (eds.). Spin Alternative Record Guide. Vintage Books. pp.186–187. ISBN 0-679-75574-8. Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin – levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1sted.). Helsinki: Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava. ISBN 978-951-1-21053-5.Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Dare! – The Human League". AllMusic. Archived from the original on 14 December 2021 . Retrieved 26 January 2005. The album was a massive commercial success, reaching number one on the UK Albums Chart in its second week of release. The album's release was expected to be the climax of an enormously successful year for the band, but Virgin Record's Simon Draper decided he wanted an additional single from the album before the end of the year. [9] By Christmas 1981, Dare had gone platinum in the UK, and the Human League had a number-one album and number-one single concurrently on the UK charts. Dare would eventually remain on the UK Albums Chart for 71 weeks. [11] A remix album, called Love and Dancing, was released in July 1982. a b c d e Windle, Robert (2010) [2001]. "The Human League Biography Part 2: 'Our music beats the best...' ". Electronically Yours. Opium Visuals. Archived from the original on 9 August 2007 . Retrieved 8 August 2007.

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