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Official Version
Front 242
Official Version
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, World Music, Special Interest
 
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All Artists: Front 242
Title: Official Version
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rre
Original Release Date: 1/1/1992
Re-Release Date: 6/8/1992
Album Type: Import
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, World Music, Special Interest
Styles: Goth & Industrial, Europe, Continental Europe, Experimental Music
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 074645240527, 016581002647, 017837002619, 074645240541, 5413356500523, 5413356500578

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Official VersionThis title is manufactured "on demand" when ordered from Amazon.com, using recordable media as authorized by the rights holder. Powered by CreateSpace, this on-demand program makes thousands of titles available that were previously unavailable. For reissued products, packaging may differ from original artwork. Amazon.com?s standard return policy will apply.

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Loved it from the moment I heard it for the first time
Marco Salvatori | Chicago, IL | 01/04/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A friend introduced me to Industrial, EBM, Acid, and other sounds way back in 1990 while we were still in high school. What I never could've imagined is that I'd still be listening to them some 15 years later! This is testament to the genius that many of those bands were, but who never got to be appreciated by the mainstream quite the way they deserved. Official Version was to me THE album that defined Front 242's style and sound, with tracks like "Masterhit" and "Quite Unusual". I never get tired of playing this and other 242 albums, but I do go through streches of time when I don't listen to them and then I get to "rediscover" their beats and melodic sounds that really get the body moving. Front 242's Official Version. What a great band and what a great album!!"
"It's A Carnage..."
Christopher Vaughn | San Antonio | 02/03/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"242's most remarkable album. This one had a profound effect on me in 1987. To this day I still can hear Jean Luc DeMeyer's vocals in my head ("Hey man you better move aside or I'll run you over..."-Television Station/ "The way the morning broke was quite unusual..."-Quite Unusual/ "It's a carnage, it's a carnage...official version..."-Slaughter). This album was a huge cold war statement and at the time really prevailed as well as 1988's VIVIsectVI by Skinny Puppy. Front 242 are THE prolific pioneers of the EBM movement. Bands like Funker Vogt, In Strict Confidence, VNV Nation, Informatik, etc. are obviously heavily influenced by 242. A "Tour De Force" album and by far my favorite!"
The greatest industrial band ever
Steven Josselson | New York, NY United States | 05/21/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was a big Front 242 fan in high school, and now, a decade later, I have begun listening to their music again with a new appreciation for how far ahead of their time this band truly was. This music was created 15 years ago, but still sounds like it is too perfect to be for real. This may not be my favourite album of theirs, but it is certainly the album I respect the most considering what their peers were putting out at the time. Its too bad 242 weren't as commercially successful as Nine Inch Nails or Depeche Mode, but then again, pop culture has often failed to appreciate genius in its time. The writing is dark and brilliant, the beats are tight, there is not a false note on the album. "Quite unusual" is the best track- apocalyptic yet pulsating with energy."