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Phil Oakey of Human League photo by Ros O'Gorman

The Human League Play Their First Complete Australia Show For Adelaide

by Paul Cashmere on December 12, 2017

in News

The Human League have kicked off their headline tour of Australia in Adelaide after a warm-up opening for Culture Club last weekend. One song that is sure to get a run wasn’t originally a Human League song at all but has become one of their greatest hits live.

‘Together In Electric Dreams’ was credited to Philip Oakey and Giorgio Moroder. The song was recorded for the soundtrack to the 80s movie ‘Electric Dreams’.

“It’s become a Human League song,” Philip Oakey tells Noise11.com. “It is just me and Giorgio (Moroder) playing on it. He wanted Joanne and Susan to sing on it but they were doing something at the time. So he went around LA and found people who sounded like them. It is very much like a Human League”.

Fans of The Human League can expect to hear the song in the encore on this current Australian tour.

The ‘Electric Dreams’ soundtrack featured original music by Jeff Lynne, Culture Club and Heaven 17 but the Oakey Moroder song was the big hit. Despite charting all over the world, the song didn’t save the movie. Even Philip Okaey says the movie is a dog but he did once buy it. “I bought it on Laser Disc and I bought it on video CD. No, It slightly under performed didn’t it!

The Human League last toured Australia in 2009 for the now defunct V Festival. The 2017 is complete greatest hits and a smattering of the total career with a heavy dose of the iconic ‘Dare’ album.

The Human League setlist Adelaide, 11 December 2017

Sky (from Credo, 2011)
Open Your Heart (from Dare, 1981)
Heart Like a Wheel (from Romantic, 1990)
The Sound of the Crowd (from Dare, 1981)
Soundtrack to a Generation (from Romantic, 1990)
Seconds (from Dare, 1981)
The Lebanon (from Hysteria, 1984)
Human (from Crash, 1986)
Behind the Mask (new)
Love Action (I Believe in Love) (from Dare, 1981)
Tell Me When (from Octopus, 1995)
Mirror Man (single 1982)
(Keep Feeling) Fascination (single, 1983)
Don’t You Want Me (from Dare, 1981)

Encore:
Being Boiled (from Travelogue, 1980)
Together in Electric Dreams

The Human League Australian dates

December 13, Melbourne, Palais
December 15, Sydney, State Theatre
December 16, Gold Coast, The Star
December 17, Brisbane, The Tivoli

Pseudo Echo opened for The Human League and will continue to open all of the remaining shows.

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