Cupid & Psyche 85
‚Cupid & Psyche ’85‘, released in the summer of 1985, was both a pop masterpiece and landmark in music production. Terrifyingly complex technology, embarrassingly expensive studio time and months of intensive work resulted in a brilliant, immaculate sound, described today by singer Green Gartside as „pyrotechnics of pointillist syncopation“. Overseen by legendary producer Arif Mardin and featuring some of New York’s finest session musicians, Cupid & Psyche 85 took Scritti’s acute pop sensibility to new, glittering heights. It spawned five singles, all hits on one side of the Atlantic or the other: ‚Wood Beez‘, ‚The Word Girl‘, ‚Absolute‘, ‚Perfect Way‘ and ‚Hypnotize‘.