Scritti Politti – Perfect Way 1985

Scritti Politti – Perfect Way 1985

Scritti Politti Perfect Way (HQ)

From their 1985 album Cupid & Psyche 85.

“Perfect Way” (Way Perfect Mix) – Scritti Politti

Published on May 16, 2013

“Perfect Way” (Way Perfect Mix) – Scritti Politti (1985)

Scritti Politti are a British band, originally formed in 1977 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England by Cardiff-born singer-songwriter Green Gartside. He is the only member of the band to have remained throughout the group’s history. Initially a left-wing-inspired post-punk British rock group, Scritti Politti developed into a more mainstream pop music project in the early to mid-1980s, enjoying significant success in the record charts in the UK and the US. The group’s most successful album, 1985’s Cupid & Psyche 85, spawned three UK Top 20 hits with “Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin)”, “Absolute”, and “The Word Girl”, as well as a US Top 20 hit with “Perfect Way”.
The band’s 1988 album Provision was a UK Top 10 success, though it only produced one UK Top 20 hit single (“Oh Patti”). After releasing a couple of non-album singles in 1991, as well as a collaboration with B.E.F., Gartside became disillusioned with the music industry and retired to south Wales for more than seven years. He returned to music-making in the late 1990s, releasing two albums, 1999’s Anomie & Bonhomie (which included various rap and hip hop influences) and 2006’s stripped-down White Bread, Black Beer which returned to the more experimental era of the band’s history.
Scritti Politti’s music was characterised by sophisticated studio production, Gartside’s sly, punning wordplay and the tension between the polished pop-funk stylings of their music and the subtle radicalism of the political and social messages embedded in their lyrics.
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“Perfect Way” is a song by British new wave pop band Scritti Politti. It was featured on the band’s second and most successful album, Cupid & Psyche 85 (released in June 1985).

Four singles had already been released in the UK from the album before “Perfect Way”. It was only a minor hit when released in the UK (#48), but in the US it became Scritti Politti’s biggest hit, reaching #11


Scritti Politti – Perfect Way 45 rpm 1985

Way Perfect Version Edit. Flip of Perfect Way. Reached #11 Billboard Hot 100, #48 U.K. Singles chart, 1985.

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