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In March 1982.

In March 1982, “Polydor” label released “The Anvil”, the second Visage studio album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Mayfair Studios” in London, and was produced by Midge Ure, Steve Strange, Dave Formula, Billy Currie and Rusty Egan. The album’s front cover photograph was taken by Helmut Newton.


  • Steve Strange– lead vocals
  • Midge Ure– guitars, backing vocals, synthesizer
  • Dave Formula– synthesizer
  • Billy Currie– electric violin, synthesizer
  • Rusty Egan– drums, backing vocals, electronic drums
  • Barry Adamson– bass
  • Gary Barnacle– saxophone
  • Perri Lister– backing vocals
  • Lorraine Whitmarsh – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Currie, Rusty Egan, Dave Formula, Steve Strange and Midge Ure.

  1. The Damned Don’t Cry
  2. Anvil (Night Club School)
  3. Move Up
  4. Night Train
  5. The Horseman
  6. Look What They’ve Done
  7. Again We Love
  8. Wild Life
  9. Whispers



On March 30, 1979.


On March 30, 1979, “Virgin” label released “Secondhand Daylight”, the second Magazine studio album. It was recorded in January 1979, at “Good Earth Studios” in London and “Virgin Records” mobile studio, which was used at “Farmyard Studios”, and was produced by Colin Thurston.


  • Howard Devoto– vocals
  • John McGeoch– guitar, saxophone, backing vocals, keyboards
  • Barry Adamson– bass, backing vocals
  • Dave Formula– keyboards
  • John Doyle– drums, percussion
  • Colin Thurston–  engineering
  • Tony Wilson – production on “Give Me Everything” and “I Love You, You Big Dummy”
  • JJ Allom – engineering
  • Bill Aitken – engineering
  • Ian Pollock – sleeve illustration
  • Richard Rayner-Canham – sleeve photography
  • Malcolm Garrett– sleeve typography and images

Track listing:

All lyrics by Howard Devoto, except of “The Thin Air” and “I Love You, You Big Dummy”.

  1. Feed the Enemy – Dave Formula
  2. Rhythm of Cruelty – John McGeoch and Barry Adamson
  3. Cut-Out Shapes – Howard Devoto
  4. Talk to the Body – John McGeoch
  5. I Wanted Your Heart – Dave Formula and Barry Adamson
  6. The Thin Air – Howard Devoto and John McGeoch
  7. Back to Nature – Dave Formula
  8. Believe That I Understood – Howard Devoto and Barry Adamson
  9. Permafrost – Howard Devoto