I love Thomas Dolby.  I have all his albums on vinyl, cassette tapes and CD’s.  However, I do not own all of Dolby’s maxi-singles on 12″ or CD’s.  But I am a proud to have in my collection a rare 12″ vinyl record of Dissidents, Part-1 and Part-2.  To this day, I have yet to find the full-length dub-version (Part-1) of  the track on any Thomas Dolby CD out there so far.

Thomas Dolby became one of the most recognizable figures of the synth-pop movement of early-’80s new wave.  Dolby successfully harnessed the power of synthesizers and samplers, to make catchy pop and light electro-funk.  Dissidents revisits Dolby’s love of cold-war espionage.  The track’s funky, cold-war theme shows Dolby’s take and collaboration with Ryuichi Sakamoto on a variety of intelligent subjects with ease.  Definitely a solid marriage of substance and style — a combination which often went unrecognized in the synth laden landscape of the 80s.

Thomas Dolby – “Dissidents: The Search For Truth, Part-1″ (Dub, 12″ Mix)…

Artist: Thomas Dolby
Title: Dissidents: The Search For Truth, Part-1 (Dub, 12″ Mix)
Year: 1984
Label: Capital Records
Media Source: Recorded straight from 12-inch record to enhanced digital.

Thomas Dolby – “Dissidents: The Search For Truth, Part-1″ (Dub, 12″ Mix) (mp3)

 

Thomas Dolby – “Dissidents: The Search For Truth, Part-2″ (Vocal)…

Artist: Thomas Dolby
Title: Dissidents: The Search For Truth, Part-2 (Vocal)
Year: 1984
Label: Capital Records
Media Source: Recorded straight from 12-inch record to enhanced digital.

Thomas Dolby – “Dissidents: The Search For Truth, Part-2″ (Vocal) (mp3)