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7 Sep 1979 7" Straight Lines

    Straight Lines 3.59 / On Islands 4.25 (GTO, GT 255)
Reached no 53. This shorter single version of Straight Lines was included the CD 'Rock On To The Seventies' (on the Pickwick label).

30 Nov 1979 7" Living by Numbers

    Living by Numbers 3.29 / Sad Films 2.41 (GTO, GT 261)
Reached no 13.

1980 US 10" EP Straight Lines

    Straight Lines 3.59 / On Islands 4.25 //
    Living by Numbers 3.29 / Sad Films 2.41 (US 10": Epic, Nu-Disk, 3E 36450)
11 April 1980 7" This World of Water
    This World of Water 3.10 [fade-out] // Missing Persons 3.29 / Tell Me Something New 2.10 (GTO, GT 268)
Reached no 31.

1 May 1980 LP (+ CD) FROM A TO B

  1. Straight Lines 5.12 [longer LP version]
  2. Sanctuary 4.12
  3. A Map of You 3.50
  4. Science 3.19
  5. On Islands 4.25

  6. This World of Water 3.37
  7. Living by Numbers 3.29
  8. Dead Fish (Don't Swim Home) 5.24
  9. Adventures 3.51
  10. The Safe Side 3.08 (UK LP: GTO, GTLP 041)
Recorded at TMC Studios, Tooting, England. All songs written and produced by Tony Mansfield. Tony Mansfield: guitars, keyboards, vocals. Clive Gates: keyboards. Phil Towner: drums, percussion. Tony Hibbert: bass guitar. Reached number 35.

I have to say I'm a bit disappointed at Alan Robinson's use of quotes from my New Musik site, in the 2001 CD booklet. Partly because he never asked me, and partly because he never credited me (or Miklos Galla who did the interviews!).

May ca 1980 Dutch/French 7" On Islands

    On Islands 4.23 / Straight Lines 3.59 (GTO 273)
Picture sleeve of a ceiling with members appearing in the corners of the sleeve.

20 June 1980 7" Sanctuary

    Sanctuary 4.00 [fade-out] // She's a Magazine 4.16 / Chik Musik 2.10 / Magazine Musik 0.54 (GT 275)
Reached no 31.


30 Jan 1981 7" Luxury

    Luxury 3.48 / The Office 4.28 (GT 284)
The B-side was written by the keyboard player Clive Gates.

25 March 1981 LP/MC (+ CD) ANYWHERE

    1981 Vinyl LP:
  1. They All Run after the Carving Knife 5.52
  2. Areas 4.10
  3. Churches 4.53
  4. This World of Walter 2.55
  5. Luxury 3.48
  6. While You Wait 5.05
  1. Changing Minds 4.52
  2. Peace 5.14
  3. Design 3.44
  4. Traps 4.03
  5. Division 4.20
  6. Back To Room One 4.15 (UK LP/MC: GTLP/GTMC 044)
    1981 Cassette:
  1. They All Run after the Carving Knife 5.52
  2. Areas 4.10
  3. Churches 4.53
  4. This World of Walter 2.55
  5. Luxury 3.48
  6. While You Wait 5.05
  7. Under Attack 4.04
  1. Changing Minds 4.52
  2. Peace 5.14
  3. Design 3.44
  4. Traps 4.03
  5. Division 4.20
  6. Back To Room One 4.15
  7. And 4.37 (UK MC: GTMC 044)
    European/UK CD:
  1. They All Run after the Carving Knife 5.52
  2. Areas 4.10
  3. Churches 4.53
  4. This World of Walter 2.55
  5. Luxury 3.48
  6. While You Wait 5.05
  7. Changing Minds 4.52
  8. Peace 5.14
  9. Design 3.44
  10. Traps 4.03
  11. Division 4.20
  12. Back To Room One 4.15
  13. The Office 4.28
  14. From the Village 3.29
  15. Guitars 3.29
    (Austrian CD April 1994: GTO 474615-2; UK CD "ANYWHERE ... plus" 26 Feb 2001: Edsel EDCD 679;
    UK 2-CD with 'FROM A TO B' 17 Jan 2011: Cherry Red CDLEMD 182)
Recorded at TMC Studios, Tooting, England. All songs written and produced by Tony Mansfield (except 'The Office' written by Clive Gates). Tony Mansfield: vocals, guitar, keyboards. Clive Gates: keyboards. Phil Towner: drums, percussion. Tony Hibbert: bass. Reached number 61. Thanks to Miklos Galla for telling me about the cassette bonus tracks, which unfortunately are not included on the CD.

Lee Mansfield told me 14 April 2001: "There were a few tracks that were written around the same time [Anywhere sessions] that were never released. One I remember being played on a radio interview with Tony (Radio Jackie - a local South London based station) and it was called 'Pleasure Moves' - it had a similar feel to 'From The Village'."

I have to say I'm a bit disappointed at Alan Robinson's use of quotes from my New Musik site, in the UK 2001 CD booklet. Partly because he never asked me, and partly because he never credited me (or Miklos Galla who did the interviews!).

3 April 1981 7"/12" While You Wait

    While You Wait 4.10 [single edit] // From the Village 3.29 / Guitars 3.56 (7": GT 291)

    While You Wait 5.55 [12" remix] // From the Village 3.29 / Guitars 3.56 (12": GT 13 291)

    While You Wait 5.05 / They All Run after the Carving Knife 4.54 (US promo 12": Epic, AS 997 - XSM 168658)
Added between From the Village and Guitars is a 26 sec synth tune, which was later featured in the instrumental part of Kingdoms for Horses on the Warp LP.

April? 1981 French 7"/12" Luxury

    Luxury 3.48 / From the Village 3.29 (7": GT 293)

    Luxury 3.48//They All Run after the Carving Knife 5.52/Churches 4.53 (12": GT 12-296)

The cover is the same as the Anywhere LP.

spring? 1981 German 7" They All Run after the Carving Knife

    They All Run after the Carving Knife 3.19 [fade-in/edit] / This World of Walter (GTO 297)
spring? 1981 French 7" Churches
    Churches 4.53 / They All Ran after the Carving Knive 4.55 (GT 298)


1981 US coll-LP SANCTUARY

  1. They All Run after the Carving Knife
  2. Areas
  3. Churches
  4. Sanctuary
  5. Science
  6. Division
  1. Luxury
  2. Straight Lines
  3. This World of Water
  4. Dead Fish (Don't Swim Home)
  5. While You Wait
  6. Back To Room One (US LP: Epic, NFE 37314)


18 Sep 1981 7"/12" The Planet Doesn't Mind

    The Planet Doesn't Mind [7" mix] 3.46 / 24 Hours from Culture - Part II 3.38 (7": GT 302)

    The Planet Doesn't Mind [12" mix] 4.45 / 24 Hours from Culture - Part II 3.38 (GT 13 302)

At least two different UK 7" pressings exist, both without picture sleeve: one with blue label, one with grey. The Dutch 7" has a painted picture sleeve. The 12" has no picture sleeve either.

5 Feb 1982 7" All You Need Is Love

    All You Need Is Love 4.17 (Lennon/MacCartney) / Twelfth House 4.32 (EPC A1976)
This single version simply misses the first 1 min and 22 sec of LP version. The UK 7" has no picture sleeve, just a blue label. The Dutch 7" has a painted picture sleeve. Tim Masson told me that there is a promotional 7" (EPC A1976ADJ) where the music fades out after about 4 minutes.

5 March 1982 LP (+ CD) WARP

  1. Here Come the People 3.28
  2. Going Round Again 2.57
  3. A Train on Twisted Tracks 3.27
  4. I Repeat 4.30
  5. All You Need Is Love 4.25
  6. All You Need Is Love 5.39 [Lennon/MacCartney]

  7. Kingdoms for Horses 4.18
  8. Hunting 4.17
  9. The New Evolutionist (example 'A') 3.22
  10. Green and Red (respectively) 3.06 [Mansfield/Gates/Venner]
  11. The Planet Doesn't Mind 3.43 [re-recording]
  12. Warp 4.26 (LP: Epic EPC 85567)
Recorded at TMC Studios, Tooting, England. All songs written and produced by Tony Mansfield except where noted. Tony Mansfield: keyboards, guitars, vocals. Clive Gates: keyboards, vocals. Cliff Venner: percussion, vocals.

18 June 1982 7" Warp

    Warp 3.46 [fade-out] / Here Come the People (Remix) 5.30 (EPC A2424)


26 Nov 1982 solo/collaboration 7" Planet Ha Ha: Home

    Home 4.35/Home 4.25 (Instrumental) (EMI, 5358)
Planet Ha Ha is Tony Mansfield, Lee Mansfield and Rob Fisher (from Naked Eyes). EMI wanted them to record this single for the movie E.T. 'Lee Mansfield [who sings on Home] said that Planet Ha-Ha were originally to become NEW MUSIK II. Besides 'Home' and 'Finders Keepers' (which was created especially for the BBC Children's TV show) an album's worth of material was recorded, but due to the legal issues pending around Home, EMI delayed releasing the album, and eventually the various members moved on to other projects leaving the recorded tracks in the archives."


INFO FROM TONY MANSFIELD HIMSELF 5 Jan 2000: "1) A new "new musik" album is in production and should be released in autumn this year. [note: this has been delayed!] 2) The original masters are owned by Sony after GTO records were sold to Sony in 1982. Product is subject to availability however there are plans to re-package the original albums and for a new compilation. 3) There were two UK tours (1980/1981). Live tapes do exist and there were two early promo videos for "Living By Numbers" and "This World Of Water". 4) I still keep in contact with Clive (we last played together at a garden party in summer 98!!) and Tony Hibbert. Clive now works for a software company and Tony has a "live music" bar in South London. I lost contact with Phil Towner and Cliff Venner. 5) Aside from new musik, I was recently in Dublin, Ireland collaborating with Jane Siberry on an album by Japanese artist "Sotoma". I've produced an album for new Columbia artist "Ilene Barnes" and negotiations are underway in the US for a new "Naked Eyes" album based on the songs written by Rob Fisher before he sadly died." (Thanks to Mark Hershberger for doing this on-line short interview with Tony and for kindly providing it to my mailing list.)


Copyright (c) 1996-11-30 Jonas Wårstad.

Last update 2011-01-17.

Thanks to John Relph, Emmanuel Goedseels and Miklos Galla.


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