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Scritti Politti – Perfect Way (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on November 30th, 2010


In June 1985, Scritti Politti released their second (and most successful) album, Cupid and Psyche ’85, with songs produced by Arif Mardin and performances by numerous session musicians. The LP was a Top 5 hit in the UK and also sold well in the US.  The album included the song, “Perfect Way”. It was only a minor hit when released in the UK (#48) but it became the band’s biggest US single, peaking at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in addition the song peaked at #6 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart,  with remixes by Committee (Alan Meyerson, Francois Kevorkian, Josh Abbey) and Steve Peck.

Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Near Mint

Perfect Way (Way Perfect Mix)  5:26
Mixed By – Committee (3)

Perfect Way (Way Perfect Version)  5:01
Engineer [Remix] – Steve Peck

Label: Warner Bros. Records
Catalog#: 0-20362
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Producer – Gamson* , Maher* , Gartside*
Recorded By – Howard Gray
Written-By – Gamson* , Gartside*

Original version on the Warner Bros. album “Cupid & Psyche 85” (1-25302)


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All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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10 Responses to “Scritti Politti – Perfect Way (US 12″)”

  1. Maggi Magg Says:

    Great post Paul…..always loved these Scritti 12″…..again first class (as always)…Thanx MM


  2. TD Says:



  3. Richard Says:

    Thank you so much for uploading this one. I have the 12″ myself but was hoping that one day I would see it on your site, now, here it is. The Cupid & Psyche 85′ CD contains the 12″ versions of all the singles relased from the album except “Perfect Way”, so I think it’s way perfect that you put it on here. Thanks again, you’re the best.


    ric Reply:

    Same case for me. So much thanks from me too, Paul. And hope you had a great Thanksgiving!
    Do you have the 12″ for The Word Girl? There is a Mendelsohn 12″ mix that is not included in the Cupid & Psyche CD.


  4. feanor Says:

    love this song–i’d heard about sp for years (and enjoyed green’s vocals on eurythmics’ “wrap it up”) and this was the first song i ever heard by them–thanks!


  5. Christian Says:

    Thanks, Paul! I was belatedly addicted to Cupid & Psyche — it was on heavy rotation in my dorm circa 1988. Did you know that this version of the Way Perfect Mix is actually an edit? The full 7:37 mix is on a promo (http://www.discogs.com/Scritti-Politti-Perfect-Way/release/1010925).


    VanceMan Reply:

    The full-length Way Perfect mix was also on a European 12″; I have it ripped but can’t find the original disc — so I’m not sure what was the country of issue.


    Christian Reply:

    @VanceMan: I have a European import 12″ too that has the album version (called the Extended Mix) and yet another mix called Version Extended Mix. I’ll have to dust off the turntable to compare them this weekend.


  6. Christian Says:

    Paul’s post inspired me to rip my other Scritti Politti vinyl.
    I’ve uploaded (http://rapidshare.com/files/434942579/scritti.zip) 4 tracks including:
    1) Perfect Way (Way Perfect Mix – Extended) from the promo 12″
    2) Perfect Way (Version Extended Mix) from the UK 12″
    3) The Word Girl (Mendelsohn Version) from the German 12″
    4) Hypnotize (Version 1) [which includes alternate verses] from the US 12″
    p.s. I make no claims that these rips are as pristine as Paul’s work.


  7. mikey Says:

    Great post thanks, i have the full version if you need it. Any chance of posting the 12” of Hypnotize someday with Version 1, 2 and Short? cheers!


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