Men At Work - Cargo

Limited Numbered 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl LP

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Cargo is the second studio album by Australian rock band Men At Work, originally released in May 1983 via CBS Records in Australia, Columbia Records in the US and Epic Records in the UK.

Men At Work formed in 1978 by Colin Hay on lead vocals and guitar, Jerry Speiser on drums and Ron Strykert on lead guitar. They were joined by Greg Ham on flute, saxophone, and keyboards and finally John Rees on bass guitar. This line-up achieved national and international success in the early 1980s. In January 1983, they were the first Australian artists to have a simultaneous No. 1 album and No. 1 single in the United States Billboard charts with Business As Usual and "Down Under" respectively. With the same works, they achieved the same distinction of a simultaneous No. 1 album and No. 1 single on the Australian, New Zealand and United Kingdom charts.

Their follow-up album to Business As Usual was Cargo, released in May 1983. The album was produced by Peter McIan with recording being completed by mid-1982 but held back from release due to the on-going chart success of its predecessor. The album did not receive the same level of critical acclaim upon release, however it did perform strongly in the charts both in Australia and Internationally.

The lead single from the album was "Dr. Heckyll & Mr. Jive", which peaked at #6 in Australia, #28 in the US and #31 in the UK. The second single was “Overkill” and it performed better in the singles charts, reaching #5 in Australia, #3 in the US and #21 in the UK. The third single “It’s a Mistake” reached #34 in Australia, #6 in the US and #33 in the UK. A fourth single “High Wire” peaked at #89 in Australia and #23 on the US Rock Singles Chart.

The band toured extensively in 1983 in support of the album and by the time the band reconvened in 1984 to work on their third album Speiser and Rees were told they were no longer required, bringing to a conclusion this “classic” line-up of the band.

In retrospect Cargo was a hard act to follow such a successful and strong debut album, but it is a very good record in its own right. The production and quality of musicianship still stand the test of time.

Check out the tracks:  "Dr. Heckyll & Mr. Jive”; Overkill”; “It’s a Mistake”; and “High Wire”.

This limited edition individually numbered LP record is on 180 audiophile vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve with remastered audio, pressed in the USA via Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab.

(821797100250)

Tracklisting:

 

No.

Track

Time

A1

Dr. Heckyll & Mr. Jive 

4:38

A2

Overkill 

3:44

A3

Settle Down My Boy 

3:30

A4

Upstairs In My House 

4:02

A5

No Sign Of Yesterday 

6:09

B1

It's A Mistake 

4:33

B2

High Wire 

3:00

B3

Blue For You 

3:53

B4

I Like To 

4:01

B5

No Restrictions 

4:29

SKU 821797100250
Record Label Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
Label / Model # Independent
Catalogue Number MOFI 1-025
Country US - United States
Release Date (Year) 08 October 2013
Original Release Date (Year) 02 May 1983
Barcode # 821797100250
Shipping Weight 0.4800kg
Shipping Width 0.012m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.001183000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Remastered Audio, Individually Numbered
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock & Popular
Format VINYL LP

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