Love Shack [Single]


Out of nowhere, the B-52's had a genuine hit single -- as in a single that went all the way to number three, not just one that was an underground hit -- with "Love Shack," the irresistible second single from Cosmic Thing that showcased all three lead vocalists to fine effect. Since it was a hit, however, "Love Shack" became the most recycled and reissued B-52's single ever. It was originally released as a single edit, supported by an edit of "Channel Z," on a 7" and cassette single. At that time, it was also released as a 12" single, with adequate but not really interesting remixes of the title track ("12-Inch Remix," "12-Inch Instrumental," "12-Inch Mix," "Big Radio Mix"), plus a "12-Inch Rock Mix" of "Channel Z." The U.K. counterpart contained the single edit and the 12" mix, plus the "Danny Rampling Mix," which was the best remix of the bunch. The CD single that appeared in America contained familiar variations of "Love Shack" -- "12-Inch Remix," an edit of the remix, "12-Inch Mix," "Big Radio Mix" -- plus the new "A Cappella Mix" and the "12-Inch Rock Mix" of "Channel Z." Clearly, this latter single was the best bargain of the bunch, but confused fans -- and if you're not a hardcore collector, you're probably confused by all of this -- will likely just want to stick with Cosmic Thing to hear this great single. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

  • Condition: Used - Good
    HPB condition ratings
    • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
    • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
    • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
    • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
    • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
    • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
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  • Format: Compact Disc
  • Sold by: HPB Dublin
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  • Label: Reprise
  • UPC: 075992131827


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Track listings

  • 1. Love Shack
  • 2. Love Shack
  • 3. Love Shack
  • 4. Love Shack
  • 5. Love Shack
  • 6. Channel Z (Remix)
 
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  • Good (G): Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: This movie is unopened and brand new.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
  • Very Good (VG): Attractive and well cared for but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, but will play almost perfectly. For VHS: barely detectable distortion or very few fuzzy or snowy frames.
  • Good (G): This item is in okay condition and basically works well. There may be some minor distortion on VHS tape; slight scratching or wear on DVD.
  • Fair (FR): Basically plays, but may be obviously well-worn with some scratching or tape distortion.
  • Poor (P): Disc or tape is intact, but may be scratched or stretched. There may be skips or distortion or product defects.
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