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Then Jerico – The Motive (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on February 6th, 2017


“The Motive”, also titled as “The Motive (Living Without You)”, is a 1987 single by English band Then Jerico, from their debut album, First (The Sound of Music). The song was their first hit single, reaching the top 20 and peaking at No. 18 on the UK Singles Chart in July 1987.

The Motive (Extended) 5:53
Engineer – Wobbly Tony Phillips*
Producer [Assistant], Recorded By [Assistant] – Shaw*
Producer, Recorded By – The Elusive Owen Davies*
Remix – Rt. Hon. Greg Walsh*

The Word 3:52
Mixed By – Pete Von Wooliscroft*
Mixed By [Assistant] – Stainthorpe*, Shaw*
Recorded By – Owen Davies

The Motive (Midnight Mix) 5:56
Producer [Assistant], Mixed By [Assistant], Engineer [Assistant] – Shaw*
Producer, Mixed By, Engineer – Owen Davies

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

Label: London Records – LONX 145
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

Design – The Leisure Process
Keyboards – The Leisure Process
Performer – Stainthorpe*, Shaw*, Taylor*, Wren*
Photography By – Laurence (Of Arabia) Lawry*
Sleeve [Design], Lyrics By, Other [Styling] – Shaw*
Tape Op – Ashley Alexander, John (Teddy) Brough*, Joolz, Mark O’Donahuge*, Noel Harris (2)
Written-By, Arranged By, Performer – Then Jerico

(Summer 1987)

“The Word” Recorded (Live in London Summer 1986)

“The Motive” from the album ‘First’ (The Sound Of Music).

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Isolation: Auralex Acoustics ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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17 Responses to “Then Jerico – The Motive (UK 12″)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    You got me Paul! I don’t (think) I know this record, but I love when you introduce to me a new potential favorite. I’m really excited to check this out. You absolutely pick the best music to share on your site. AWESOME!!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    One of my favorite bands Jeff. they did not have an US charting singles but have several internationally. Very over looked 🙂


  2. OMAR Says:

    Thanks Paul. TJ should have their albums remastered and reissued big time.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I agree Omar 🙂


  3. Song_and_Dance Says:

    I couldn´t have given the title of one song by them. The name Then Jericho was familiar (well…. let´s say known…) but I had no idea what their music sounded like. But hey…. The Motive was quite famous over here now that I listened to it again. Searching the net I also found “Big Area” which I liked quite much back then. MAybe there´s another 12inch waiting for uns 🙂

    Nice find, Paul. Thank you!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Song and Dance. I do infact have the 12″ for “Big Area” 🙂


  4. Junior Says:

    I remember this well as it was played all over UK radio back then. I have this single somewhere in my basement room. Thanks for posting this Paul as it holds fond memories 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Junior 🙂


  5. Reed Says:

    Ooh, are you making your way through the TJ catalog now, Paul? Looking forward to this very much!!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I do have most of their singles and will be posting more Reed 🙂


  6. Daniel Says:

    I haven’t heard this song for a very long time. I rediscover it thanks to you Paul. It was often played on german radio stations back then. Thank you Paul for this great choice.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Daniel 🙂


  7. Chris Says:

    Another forgotten gem, Paul.

    Picked up “First (The Sound of Music)” and Holly Johnson’s “Blast” for a dollar each at the Everything’s a Dollar store at the mall in 1993.

    Thanks for rekindling another good memory.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Chris 🙂


  8. Osc Says:

    I have no recollection of these guys whatsoever. Will be interesting to hear. 🙂

    Thanks again.


  9. John Marrs Says:

    I had no idea this was available as an extended mix! I did really like them here in the Uk back in the 1980s.Do you have the brilliant follow up What Does It Take (extended version) that featured Belinda Carlisle?
    That was a very minor hit over here.


  10. Juan Campanini Says:

    Awesome, Paul! One of my favourite bands too…I posted this one along a few more in my own blog last year, but I got to say your rip is much better (of course).
    Thanks for posting!


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