In June 1981.

In June 1981, “T Records” label released “A Product of…”, the debut Thompson Twins studio album. It was recorded in April 1981 and was produced by Dennis Bovell, Tom Bailey, Joe Leeway, Chris Bell, Jane Shorter, Peter Dodd, John Roog, and Mike Howlett.

Personnel:

  • Tom Bailey– lead vocals, bass, keyboards, percussion, reeds, mixing
  • Chris Bell – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Peter Dodd – guitar, percussion, saxophone, backing vocals
  • Joe Leeway– congas, percussion, backing vocals
  • John Roog – guitar, percussion, backing vocals
  • Jane Shorter – saxophone, percussion
  • Steve Dewey – engineer, mixing
  • Alan O’Duffy, John Hade – mixing
  • Jonathan Phipps – cover art

Track listing:

All tracks by Tom Bailey, Joe Leeway, Chris Bell, Jane Shorter, Peter Dodd, John Roog, and Mike Howlett, except where noted

  1. When I See You
  2. Politics
  3. Slave Trade
  4. Could Be Her…Could Be You
  5. Make Believe
  6. Don’t Go Away
  7. The Price
  8. Oumma Aularesso (Animal Laugh) – traditional from Sierra Leone; arranged by Tom Bailey
  9. Anything Is Good Enough
  10. A Product Of…
  11. Perfect Game
  12. Vendredi Saint – traditiional Gregorian chant; arranged by Tom Bailey

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