Scritti Politti release Cupid & Psyche ’85 Reissue

Diving into Scritti Politti’s back catalogue, Rough Trade Records / Remote Control Records have reissued the 1985 album Cupid & Psyche ‘85

Cupid & Psyche ‘85, released in the summer of 1985, was both a pop masterpiece and landmark in music production. Terrifyingly complex technology, embarrassingly expensive studio time and months of intensive work resulted in a brilliant, immaculate sound, described today by singer Green Gartside as “pyrotechnics of pointillist syncopation”. 

Overseen by legendary producer Arif Mardin and featuring some of New York’s finest session musicians, Cupid & Psyche 85 took Scritti’s acute pop sensibility to new, glittering heights. It spawned five singles, all hits on one side of the Atlantic or the other: ‘Wood Beez’, ‘The Word Girl’, ‘Absolute’, ‘Perfect Way’ and ‘Hypnotize’. 

Purchase / Download Scritti Politti – Cupid & Psyche ’85

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