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Cupid & Psyche 85 is the second album by British/American pop group Scritti Politti, released in the UK on Virgin Records on 10 June 1985. It remains the band's most successful album, reaching number five in the UK, and was certified gold by the BPI for 100,000 copies sold.

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Around the time of Cupid & Psyche 85's release, Scritti Politti mastermind Green Gartside was fond of citing deconstructionist theory as an influence on his subversion of boy-meets-girl lyrics. He might just as well have named Elvis Costello, given the trenchant nature of e pop tunes such as the . Top 20 single "Perfect Way" ("You want a margin of error for two") and "The Word Girl" ("The girl was never real, She stands for your abuse"). 1985. This album has an average beat per minute of 110 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 79/134 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. BPM Profile Cupid & Psyche 85. Album starts at 134BPM, ends at BPM (-134), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Scritti Politti. White Bread Black Beer.

Records for CUPID & PSYCHE 85. Cut in New York as a trio with new collaborators David Gamson (keyboards) and Fred Maher (drums), the album is a superb fusion of synth-pop and soul co-produced by legendary R&B ace Arif Mardin. The myth-inspired title refers to the schism between love and knowledge, and Gartside's lyrics display a keen intelligence without distracting from the fine music; such tracks as Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin), Absolute and The Word Girl were hit singles in the group's native . and Perfect Way just missed the Top Ten in the. .


A1 The Word Girl 4:21
A2 Small Talk 3:36
A3 Absolute 4:21
A4 A Little Knowledge 4:57
A5 Don't Work That Hard 3:56
B1 Perfect Way 4:40
B2 Lover To Fall 4:10
B3 Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin) 4:45
B4 Hypnotize 3:33


  • Producer – Arif Mardin (tracks: A3, A5, B3), Gamson* (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B1, B2, B4), Maher* (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B1, B2, B4), Gartside* (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B1, B2, B4)
  • Written-By – Gamson* (tracks: A1, A2, B1), Green*


This version has V2350 and no barcode on sleeve and spine.
206 616 on labels and printed inner-sleeve with lyrics and credits.

Comes with printed inner, containing credits and lyrics.

The title is printed in golden letters (although some covers had '85' embossed in blue).

A very similar release without a labelcode on the back-sleeve exists Scritti Politti - Cupid & Psyche 85

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: GEMA STEMRA BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 3098

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
9 25302-2 Scritti Politti Cupid & Psyche 85 ‎(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 9 25302-2 US Unknown
CDV 2350 Scritti Politti Cupid & Psyche 85 ‎(CD, Album) Virgin CDV 2350 France 1985
92 53024 Scritti Politti Cupid & Psyche 85 ‎(Cass, Album) Virgin 92 53024 Canada 1985
OVED294 Scritti Politti Cupid & Psyche 85 ‎(LP, Album, RE) Virgin OVED294 Italy Unknown
206 616, 206 616-620 Scritti Politti Cupid & Psyche 85 ‎(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin 206 616, 206 616-620 Europe 1985

I bought this album in 1996 on the strength of hearing Perfwct Way on the radio..mesmerized with its wordplay and use of synths and moog bass. However I was taken back by songs in a similar fashion like Small Talk, Absolute, Wood Beez and Don't Work That Hard. All of them follow this strange lyrical wordplay foreign to US styles of music at the time, still with heavy influence of US r&b and pop elements spread throughout, even hints of reggae on Wood Beez and Word Girl. Good stuff and highly recommended especially for those into r&b, funk and pop in the 80's. Not to be missed. A near classic...his vocal ability lacked but they made up for it within the music, that's what matters most.Bought this record 3 times now lol.
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