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Test Dept. - Beating The Retreat album download
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Label: Not On Label (Test Dept. Comes with a live photo of the performance. Аудиозаписи 642. Test Dept. Speak Truth To Power. The group was formed in New Cross, south-east London in late 1981.

Complete your Test Dept. I'm surprised this album and many other titles from their early years don't have a proper remaster and reissues on audiophile 180gr. From 1981 early tracks to 1987's Terra Firma ( the title track sucks big time but the rest is damn good) they were among the big names of one of the best genres of the 80s.

Distributed by PHD Cut at the Townhouse. Remastered at Audio Archive Company, London. Beating The Retreat: Original construction by Test Dept, Trigger & Ken Thomas. Compulsion: Recorded under Metropolitan Wharf, Warpping, London, July 1983. Other Versions (5 of 8) View All.

Лицензиар: Believe Music (от лица компании "Some Bizzare").

Listening to Beating the Retreat, it's little wonder that it was Test Dept. s own Angus Farquhar who was instrumental in resurrecting the festival in 1988. The album carries with it a sense of something primal and totemic, yet inherently violent and degraded, at once mechanical and organic, as if it were the musical conclusion to the rise and fall of man, the sound of tribesmen hammering out war rituals in the ruins of Tralfagar Square or Trump Plaza.

Is Beating The Retreat the best album by Test Dept? BestEverAlbums. com brings together thousands of 'greatest ever album' charts and calculates an overall ranking. Beating The Retreat DIGI CD NEW & SEALED! Some Bizzare 2008 Reissue Condition: Like New. Time left: 11h 1m 47s. Ships to: Worldwide. TEST DEPT BEATING THE RETREAT VINYL LP EX UK ORIGINAL 1984 Condition: Used. Time left: 16d 12h 39m 2s.

Some Bizarre SBZCD 023. CD. 2007. Some Bizzare SBZ 065CD.

Chords for Test Dept. 1984 - Beating The Retreat - 02 - Kick To Kill with capo transposer, play along with guitar, piano, ukulele & mandolin.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 The Fall From Light
Producer – Ken Thomas
A2 Kick To Kill
Producer – Ken Thomas, T.D.*
A3 Sweet Sedation
Producer – Ken Thomas, T.D.*
A4 Spring Into Action
Producer – G. P. Orridge*, Ken Thomas
B1 Total State Machine
Producer – T.D.*
B2 Plastic
Producer – T.D.*, Trigger
B3 Inheritance
Producer – Ken Thomas, T.D.*
B4 Cold Witness
Featuring [Uncredited] – F.M. EinheitProducer – T.D.*, Trigger

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – Phonogram
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Phonogram Ltd. (London)
  • Copyright (c) – Phonogram Ltd. (London)
  • Published By – Test Department Productions
  • Pressed By – PRS Ltd.
  • Lacquer Cut At – Master Room


  • Photography By – Richard Smith*
  • Sleeve – Paul White


Comes in rough sleeve.
The center labels are wrong titled:
Side 1 with TEST33B
and side 2 with TEST33A

[Back sleeve]
Original sound recording made by Phonogram Ltd (London)
℗ 1984 Phonogram Ltd (London)
© 1987 Phonogram Ltd (London)
Phonogram [logo]
Mercury [logo]

[Label side 2]
Original sound recording made by Phonogram Ltd (London)
℗ 1984 Phonogram Ltd (London)

Published by Test Department Productions
Mercury [logo]
Phonogram [logo]

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 42281 88591 4
  • Barcode (Scanned): 042281885914
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side 1): TEST33B
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side 2): TEST33A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped): TEST33 A / 2 ▽420 R 11 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped): TEST333⃫ B / 2 ▽420 R 11 1

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
TEST 2-3, 818 859-1 Test Dept. Beating The Retreat ‎(2x12", Album + Box) Some Bizzare, Some Bizzare TEST 2-3, 818 859-1 UK 1984
TEST 2-3 Test Dept. Beating The Retreat ‎(2x12", Album, TP) Some Bizzare TEST 2-3 UK 1984
SBZ065CD Test Dept. Beating The Retreat ‎(CD, Album, Enh, Dig) Some Bizzare SBZ065CD UK 2008
VOG-1-3359 Test Dept. Beating The Retreat ‎(LP, Album) Vertigo VOG-1-3359 Canada 1984
TESTC 23, 818 859-4 Test Dept. Beating The Retreat ‎(Cass, Album) Some Bizzare, Some Bizzare TESTC 23, 818 859-4 UK 1984