Beauty and the Beat is the debut album from California new wave band The Go-Go's. Released in 1981 on the I.R.S. Records label, the album was preceded by the single and signature song "We Got the Beat". It also includes the hit single "Our Lips Are Sealed". The LP sold in excess of 2 million copies and reached double platinum status, making it one of the most successful debut albums of all time. Critically acclaimed, it has been described as one of the "cornerstone albums of American new wave".
Vinyl LP pressing. Greatest is a 1990 compilation that represents the first best-of album by The Go-Go's. The 14-track LP includes many hits and stand-out tracks from the band's first three studio albums, 1981 Beauty and the Beat, 1982 Vacation, and 1984 Talk Show. Includes the hit singles 'Our Lips Are Sealed', 'We Got The Beat', 'Vacation', 'Head Over Heels', 'This Town', 'Cool Jerk' and more!
Vinyl LP pressing. 1982 sophomore album from the new wave quintet. Capitalizing on the swift success of the debut album, The Go-Go's toured extensively in Europe and the US, even playing Madison Square Garden, and needed a "vacation" when the time came to record the follow-up album in late 1981. Produced again by Richard Gottehrer, Vacation featured another eleven originals, including hit single title track and "Get Up And Go", as well as a cover of The Capitols' old favorite "Cool Jerk". The Go-Go's were riding high at the time of the album's first release, their prospects to all outward appearances looking bright.
30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of classic 80s album BEAUTY AND THE BEAT, digitally remastered for the first time since 1987. This 2 CD set includes a previously unreleased full concert recorded in 1981. Original album is certified Double Platinum. Features tracks such as "We Got the Beat," "Our Lips Are Sealed," "Lust TO Love" and more!
Originally released in 2001 GOD BLESS THE GO-GOS was the first album of brand new material since 1984s TALK SHOW. Produced by Sean Slade and Paul Kolderie (Radiohead, Hole), this 13-track album finds a more mature group that is on an obvious mission to continue to write new classics into the 21st century.
This newly digitally remastered edition of the girls' 2nd album comes just in time for The Go-Go's 1999 reunion tour. This gold-certified album hit #8 in 1982 and features the #8 hit title song (a classic MTV video), as well as the Top 50 charting "Get Up And Go."
The girl group of the new-wave era burst out of the gate with this 1981 #1 smash. The energy is infectious and the hooks are razor sharp on the hits Our Lips Are Sealed and We Got the Beat plus Tonite; Automatic; Lust to Love, and more!