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From Luxury to Heartache

From Luxury to Heartache

by Culture Club Culture Club
From Luxury to Heartache

From Luxury to Heartache

by Culture Club Culture Club

CD(German Import)



For their fourth album, From Luxury To Heartache, Culture Club jettisoned producer Steve Levine in favor of pop/R&B veteran Arif Mardin, seeking to reverse the commercial decline they had suffered with their third album. When the danceable lead-off track, "Move Away," rose into the singles chart, that seemed like a good decision, and the rest of the album followed through with a pronounced drum sound and a relentless beat. The group's flamboyance was played down, from the relatively austere album cover to the music, in an attempt to redefine Culture Club as dance floor favorites. But previously the group had enjoyed a broad-based pop appeal, and by focusing on one part of their constituency, they ultimately sacrificed the rest. What's more, to make this kind of music, you didn't need a group; all you needed was a lead singer and some synthesizers. No wonder Boy George went solo before the year was out.

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Product Details

Release Date: 11/03/1998
Label: Emi Europe Generic
UPC: 0077778670421
catalogNumber: 786704
Rank: 73905


  1. Move Away
  2. I Pray
  3. Work on Me Baby
  4. Gusto Blusto
  5. Heaven's Children
  6. God Thank You Woman
  7. Reasons
  8. Too Bad
  9. Come Clean
  10. Sexuality
  11. Move Away
  12. God Thank You Woman
  13. Sexuality

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Culture Club   Primary Artist
Ruby Turner   Background Vocals
David Lasley   Background Vocals
Jocelyn Brown   Background Vocals
Wendell Morrison   Background Vocals
Phil Pickett   Background Vocals
Helen Terry   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Lewis Hahn   Producer,Engineer
Arif Mardin   Producer
Michael O'Reilly   Engineer
Martin Pearson   Engineer
Michael Rudetsky   Composer
David Richards   Engineer
Tony Gordon   Management
George O'Dowd   Composer
Ed Garcia   Engineer
Lew Hahn   Producer,Engineer

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