The past couple of years have been kinder to the League. Caroline Records re-released Dare, along with the earlier Reproduction, and Travelogue. The Golden Hour of the Future, a compilation of demos and early recordings, turned up on a UK import. NYC-based March Records issued a tribute album, Reproductions, featuring the likes of Stephin Merritt and Momus. Moreover, thanks to the trendier "electro" moniker, synth-pop is back in style, with acts such as Ladytron and the Faint mining the League's early analog keyboards and drum programs for inspiration.
The Human League could do a better job exploiting this interest -- maybe a guest spot at All Tomorrow's Parties or a deal with a prestige indie, such as Warp. As it is, the band has a greatest-hits compilation due out on CD and DVD, and the current live set reflects this fact. You'll hear the hits, a few songs from their most recent CD (2001's Secrets) and a few choice vintage tracks, such as "Being Boiled." Expect a solid show, if not necessarily an innovative one.
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