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Performer: Rational Youth
Genre: Electronic / Pop
Album: Cold War Night Life
Released: 1997
Style: Synth-pop
MP3 version ZIP size: 1598 mb
FLAC version RAR size: 1180 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1230 mb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 342
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1 Close To Nature 4:40
2 Beware The Fly 4:04
3 Saturdays In Silesia 4:21
4 Just A Sound In The Night 5:07
5 Le Meilleur Des Mondes 3:14
6 Ring The Bells 5:13
7 City Of Night 4:02
8 Dancing On The Berlin Wall 4:34
9 Power Zone 3:29
10 I Want To See The Light 3:42
11 Coboloid Race 5:18

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – SPV GmbH – 085-1450682
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – October
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Svenska Energy Rekords & Publishing AB
  • Copyright (c) – October
  • Copyright (c) – Svenska Energy Rekords & Publishing AB
  • Published By – Copyright Control
  • Mastered At – MusicLane Mastering
  • Glass Mastered At – DADC Austria – A0100234199-0101


  • Artwork [Original Album Graphics] – Alex MacDonald*, Sue Halle
  • Liner Notes – Jonas Wårstad
  • Music By, Lyrics By – Bill Vorn, Tracy Howe
  • Producer – Pat Deserio (tracks: 1 to 9), Pyer Desrochers (tracks: 10 to 11)
  • Remastered By – Ted Carson
  • Synthesizer – Kevin Komoda
  • Synthesizer, Vocoder, Programmed By – Bill Vorn
  • Vocals, Synthesizer – Tracy Howe


Reissue (first time on CD) of the Original LP (released March 1982) with 3 bonus tracks.
Comes with an 8-page coloured booklet with lyrics, credits and photographies.

Track 9 previously released 1982 on 12inch 'City Of Night'.
Track 10-11 previously released 1981 on 12inch 'I Want To See The Light'.

Publisher copyright control
Re-mastered at MusicLane, Toronto, Canada.
(C) + (P) October/Svenska Energy Rekords & Publishing AB

Durations are not listed on the release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 393412 015292
  • Rights Society: BIEM / ncb
  • Matrix / Runout: A0100234199-0101 12 A3 DADC AUSTRIA
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L552
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 94A8

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
YULP 1 Rational Youth Cold War Night Life ‎(LP, Album, Yel) Yul Records YULP 1 Canada 1982
YULP 1 Rational Youth Cold War Night Life ‎(LP, Album, Red) Yul Records YULP 1 Canada 1982
RAMSH 5057 Rational Youth Cold War Night Life ‎(LP, Album) Rams Horn Records RAMSH 5057 Netherlands 1983
YULP 1, YULP1 Rational Youth Cold War Night Life ‎(LP, Album, RE) Yul Records, Image Records YULP 1, YULP1 Canada Unknown
SPLI-7436 Rational Youth Cold War Night Life ‎(LP, Album) RCA SPLI-7436 Spain 1983

I rated this release 1/5 for dead-mastering and over-compressing. They've squashed every bit of dynamics out of the recordings (which were fantastic, when they were still original). Avoid! (and if you have a turntable, better go buying the LP!)

RATIONAL YOUTH … well, actually no other group has so deeply inspired Anna and reinforced her love for synthesisers (and especially the Roland TR-808 drum machine) and electropop than Bill Vorn and Tracy Howe did with their 1982 album “Cold War Night Life”. Anna has no doubt that it is THE BEST EVER RELEASED ELECTROPOP ALBUM OF ALL TIMES, simply pure and incredible synthesiser pop perfection with the most amazing synth sounds and pop compositions full of wonderful harmonies and ideas. RATIONAL YOUTH was formed in 1981 in Montreal, Canada, when Bill and Tracy found out they had the same fascination for synthesisers and the German electropop pioneers Kraftwerk. It is guessed they didn’t think they could do even much better than their idols, but they did! In 1981 they released a first 12” on YUL records featuring the classic tracks “I want to see the Light” and “Coboloid Race”, soon to be followed by “Cold War Night Life”, recorded with a maximum efficiency gear of Moog Source, Logan String Melody, Roland SH-5, MC-4 MicroComposer, TR-808, System-100, System-700, Vocoder SVC-350, Space Echo 201 and Casio VL-1. CD includes the complete album plus the aforementioned 12” tracks plus “Power Zone” from the “City of Night” 12”. This is synthesiser poetry and this album belongs to any collection of any sort of electronic music, if not in any collection in general!