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Culture Club – Move Away (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on January 16th, 2012


“Move Away” is the first single from Culture Club’s fourth album, From Luxury to Heartache. The song became the group’s eighth top-ten hit on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number seven. It reached number twelve on the Billboard Hot 100, being their last chart success in USA and hit the top ten in many countries including Canada (#4), Italy (#10) and Australia (#10).

The song was seen as a kind of “comeback” for the group since it was following a year on hiatus. It divided their fanbase with its production, more synth-oriented and less organic. They worked with Arif Mardin (producer for Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin in the 80s). While not reaching the highest places of hit parades, it was a moderate hit for the band. The following singles from its parent album (“God Thank You Woman” in Europe, Australia and Japan, “Gusto Blusto” in Canada and USA) were not as popular as this song. The video-clip, which cast Boy George and Jon Moss as silent film-stars racing cars across a black/white movie screen, was filmed at the Brixton Academy, London. George’s friend Alice Temple can also be seen in the video.

The remix was a huge hit in many clubs, especially in North America. “Move Away” was Culture Club’s last UK top 10 hit before 1998’s “I Just Wanna Be Loved”.

Move Away (Extended Version) 7:24
Written-By – Culture Club, P. Pickett*

Sexuality (Tango Dub Remix Version) 10:34
Written-By – Culture Club, M. Rudetsky*

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1986 Move Away U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #12
1986 Move Away U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks #11
1986 Move Away U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Hip-Hop Songs #87
1986 Move Away U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #4
1986 Move Away U.S. Cashbox Top 100 Singles #14


Label: Epic – 49-05360
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Artwork By [Sleeve] – Assorted Images, Assorted Images
Photography – Jamie Morgan
Producer – Arif Mardin, Lew Hahn

Original version on the LP “From Luxury To Heartache”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
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Playlist Creator

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

PW: burningtheground

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14 Responses to “Culture Club – Move Away (US 12″)”

  1. Doug Says:

    Great choice– I have never heard the b-side mix before.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Doug 🙂


  2. xolondon Says:

    Interesting how this mix is better than the album version!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I agree with you Xolondon.


  3. Jermajesty Says:



  4. mjb Says:

    The 16-bit FLAC .rar isn’t unpacking for me with the usual password. I tried two copies from different sources. The 24-bit .rar was fine.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks for letting me know. I have re-uploaded the file and it should be working fine now. Enjoy!


  5. Jon Says:

    Both remixes are on the UK CD pressing of From Luxury to Heartache…however “Sexuality” is mislabeled as “extended version”. An edited version of the “Sexuality” remix was the B-side of “Move Away” in the US.


  6. ric Says:

    Culture Club really burned brightly for the first two albums…and then a mixture of arrogance, disharmony and drugs tore the group apart. The group really was already in turmoil by this album, and the lack of solid material showed. But Move Away showed us what more they could’ve achieved!
    I give Culture Club for individual brilliance for singles like Do You Really Want To Hurt Me, Time, victims and Mistake Number 3, but Duran surely beat them in the department of longevity.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    i always loved the last two Culture Club albums. Maybe it was because they were not so commercial I have wondered what they could have become had they not had so many problems.


  7. Tim Says:

    Hi Jon

    I just wanted to say that you have one of the best music blogs I have ever seen and I really like this post. I have religiously followed this blog (even before you made the switch to this new blog site) and have downloaded most of your posts! I always look forward to see what will be the next post. I am hosting a party and hope to play some of these 80’s gems for people to appreciate the lost 12″ remix….

    Also… by the way I was wondering if you have the “Time (Clock of the Heart)” Single… That is one of my favorite culture club songs!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Tim thank you so much for the nice comment I really do appreciate it very much. I think all I have is the 7″ of “Time” I will have to look through my collection and see what I can do. 🙂


  8. Antonios Says:

    I was really wondering if you could post any of the Boy George solo stuff! There are plenty of gems out there and I guess many of us would be more than happy to see them posted here! 😉



  9. Matt Says:

    Great to hear these versions again. Thanks


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