The Vels "Private World" Single LP (1984)
The Vels "Private World" Single LP (1984)
The Vels "Private World" Single LP (1984)
Mercury Records

The Vels "Private World" Single LP (1984)

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Details: The Vels released their single "Private World" on Mercury Records in 1984. This 12" single contains two album tracks from the Vels debut album Velocity, as well as the dub versions of each track. 

Description: "The music Alice [Cohen] is making these days is done in the same snug NYC apartment where she does her animation. After five recent albums made at home, it’s pretty clear that this is the same Alice who wrote this lyric over thirty years ago for one of the finest pop tracks of the 80’s:

Got myself a closet,
Got a dress to wear,
Got myself a mirror,
Place to fix my hair now, fix my hair now.
It’s so quiet, it’s so still here
In my private world
— from Private World, the Vels

As front-gal and creative leader of the Vels, an early-80’s synth-pop band from Philly, Alice DeSoto (as she called herself) and her bandmates, Charles Hanson and the late Chris Larkin, signed with Mercury/Polygram and were teamed up with producer Steve Stanley at Compass Point Studios in Nassau. Stanley, a reggae studio legend and creative force behind the Tom-Tom Club, worked with the best US and UK acts of the 80’s: Talking Heads, B-52’s, Grace Jones, Thompson Twins, Roxy Music, and David Bowie." - Culture Sonar, John Lorenz

Grade: VG+ (Record/Cover)


A1. Private World
A2. Private World Dub


B1. Hieroglyphics
B2. Hieroglyphics Dub