Martha And The Muffins - Trance and Dance

Format: LP
Label: Dindisc VL-2207
Year: 1980
Origin: Toronto, Ontario, 🇨🇦
Genre: new wave, electronic, rock, Synth-pop
Value of Original Title: $10.00
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Release Type: Albums
Websites:  No
Playlist: Ontario, New Wave Post Punk Wave, 1980's


Side 1

Track Name
Suburban Dream
Luna Park
Was Ezo
Teddy the Dink
Symptomatic Love
Primal Weekend

Side 2

Track Name
Halfway Through the Week
Am I On?
About Insomnia
Be Blase
Trance and Dance



Martha And The Muffins / Trance and Dance


Trance and Dance


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Trance and Dance (Dindisc LP, VL 2207) was Martha and the Muffins' 1980 second album, and like the previous Metro Music was produced by Mike Howlett. The album included "Motorbikin’", the band's cover of Chris Spedding's 1976 UK hit.

Initial editions were released with a bonus 4 track EP of live recordings.

Part of Trance And Dance was later released (along with Metro Music in its entirety and two tracks from the later This is the Ice Age album) on the 1987 semi-compilation Far Away in Time.

A freshly remastered and expanded edition of Trance And Dance was issued on CD in 2013 by Cherry Red Records (CDMRED 584) in the UK. This edition includes the complete original album, the original bonus 4 track EP of live recordings, along with two b-sides: "Girl Fat" which had appeared on the "Suburban Dream" single, and "1 4 6" which is taken from the "About Insomnia" single. All tracks were remastered in Toronto by Peter J. Moore under the band's supervision. A 15-page colour booklet features song lyrics, photos of the band and of various album-related artifacts, the band's complete UK discography, and new liner notes written by founding and current band member, Mark Gane.

Martha Johnson: vocals, keyboards
Martha Ladly: vocals, keyboards, trombone
Mark Gane: guitars, vocals, synthethizer
Carl Finkle: bass
Tim Gane: drums, percussion
Andy Haas: saxophone

Produced by Mike Howlett
Engineered by Richard Manwaring
Live sound engineering by David Millar
Recorded and mixed at The Manor, July 1980; and The Town House (About Insomnia)
Tape op by Howard Gray
2013 Remastered & Expanded Edition: remastering by Peter J. Moore

Cover concept by Martha and the Muffins
Cover painting by Martha Ladly
Art Direction by Peter Saville


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