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Ludus \ The Visit + The Seduction [LTMCD 2333]

This remastered CD gathers together three releases by Ludus originally issued by Manchester imprint New Hormones.

Released in March 1980, EP The Visit was the first ever Ludus record and includes the classic I Can't Swim I Have Nightmares. These tracks are joined by alternate 7-inch single versions of Mother's Hour and Anatomy Is Not Destiny.

The core of the collection is debut Ludus album The Seduction, issued as a double 12-inch package in February 1982. This pairs some of Ian Devine and Linder's most accessible music (Mirror Mirror) with their most adventurous (The Dynasty).

Artwork by Linder Sterling. Liner notes in CD booklet. 71 minutes of music remastered from the original analog tapes.


1. Lullabye Cheat
2. Unveil
3. Sightseeing
4. I Can't Swim I Have Nightmares
5. Mother's Hour
6. Anatomy Is Not Destiny
7. Unveiled (A Woman's Travelogue)
8. My Cherry Is In Sherry
9. See the Keyhole
10. Her Story
11. Inheritance
12. The Dynasty
13. Mirror Mirror
14. The Escape Artist

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The Visit / The Seduction [LTMCD 2333]
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"Linder's voice remains a brilliantly discomforting instrument, glassy and gliding at tangents to conventional pop melodics" (Mojo, 12/2002)

"Linder's blood-smeared cocktail frock of a voice lived in sin with Ian Devine's high-life guitar stylings to produce carnal knowledge that was too cool to commit, forever at odds with its own beauteous untouchableness" (Glasgow Herald, 09/2002)

"Rich, strange, exotic, playful and terrifying - these are words that only scratch the surface of their singular soundworld. Spectacularly unclassifiable - 8 out of 10" (Whisperin' & Hollerin', 10/2002)

"The Seduction is arguably their most cohesive statement, and contains their most accessible Pop songs. The swinging Mirror Mirror and The Escape Artist are like Weekend with rougher edges and sharper teeth" (Careless Talk Costs Lives, 01/2003)