the only single taken from Reproduction,
was issued shortly after the release of the debut album. Like
the previous singles, it failed to make the UK Top 75, despite
being one of the group's most infectious compositions at the
the single was reissued the following June and this time fared
slightly better - the record entered the UK Top 75 on June
21 1980, spending two weeks there and peaking at number 62.
improved performance was probably partly because the reissue
included a free single with the first 15,000 copies - Only
Virgin had originally intended to release Only After Dark
as a single with Empire State Human
shrink-wrapped as a free disc, but the group objected to this
plan and Only After Dark became the free single.
instrumental B-side, Introducing,
was based on an earlier demo, Overkill Disaster Crash.
Interestingly, Philip briefly sang on that demo, but
the vocals were not re-used for Introducing,
presumably because they detracted slightly from the
12" edition of the June 1980 reissue featured the
same tracks as the 7".
the Dutch edition of this single featured a 4'10"
edit of You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling
on the B-side instead of Introducing (sleeve shown
if you've ever wondered about the identity of the strapping
chap depicted on the UK sleeve above, it's actually Ian Craig
Both tracks written by Marsh/Oakey/Ware
by The Human League & Colin Thurston
available on: Reproduction
CD (Virgin CDV 2133)