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Beating The Retreat' was digitally recorded at Jacobs Studio, Farnham Surrey. Original construction by Test Dept & Trigger. Determined Cutting at The Townhouse. Usually comes with 4 pages of Photographs and Informations. Matrix, Runout (Runout A-Side): TEST 2A//1 420, FUTURE DREAMS DIE HERE. Matrix, Runout (Runout B-Side): TEST 2B//1 420, LICK THE FEET-FUTILE GESTURE FROZEN. Matrix, Runout (Runout C-Side): TEST 3A//1 420, PUT TERROR FIRST PLEASE. 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.

This album has an average beat per minute of 117 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 81/151 BPM). Tracklist Beating the Retreat. Get the Tempo of more than 6 Million songs.

Though the album has an aimlessness to it, the presence of several ambient tracks broadens the palate.

Format CD. Genre Rock. Is this information accurate? Is this Item a Fake or Counterfeit? Fake Item. Why do you think this is a Fake or Counterfeit? Cancel. Test Dept - Beating The Retreat. Case Grade : card outer case has only light wear, the plastic glued on tray has a large crack on two sides, although it does hold the disc as the clasps are undamaged. Label : SOME BIZARRE.

Includes the eight tracks from the original 1984 double vinyl box set along with the three tracks from the "Compulsion" single released the year prior. You can also pick up some Test Dept merch from this site, including some shirts and the "Total State Machine" book which documents the early history of the group: ww. c-press.

BEATING THE RETREAT was TD's debut LP after signing to the Some Bizzare stable, originally released as a double vinyl box set through Phonogram. The record company could not handle the politics of the group and it proved to be their last release for a major label. It was also the name of TD's first illegal performance at Arch 69 which although sparsely attended on a Saturday lunchtime was to send shockwaves through the underground scene, TD had most definately arrived. This Test Dept thing knows the power of doubt and the paralysis born of fear, gestures in awe of it, works in wonder of it, can't get to grips with it but, crucially won't succumb to it. Unique in todays pop depression, it confronts the cynicism adopted against the innefectiveness of our individual wills.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 The Fall From Light
Cello – Audrey RileyProducer – Ken Thomas, Test Dept.
A2 Kick To Kill
Producer – Ken Thomas
B1 Total State Machine
Producer – Test Dept.
B2 Plastic
Cello – Audrey RileyPerformer [Scrapes] – FM Einheit*Producer – Test Dept., Trigger
C1 Inheritance
Harp – Fiona ThompsonProducer – Ken Thomas, Test Dept.
C2 Cold Witness
Producer – Test Dept., Trigger Tape – FM Einheit*
D1 Sweet Sedation
Cello – Audrey RileyProducer – Ken Thomas, Test Dept.
D2 Spring Into Action
Producer – G.P.Orridge*, Ken Thomas

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Phonogram Ltd. (London)
  • Recorded At – Jacobs Studios
  • Lacquer Cut At – The Town House
  • Pressed By – PRS Ltd.


  • Artwork [Graphics] – Paul White
  • Edited By [Determined Cutting] – Tony Cousins
  • Engineer – Alan Cross, Ken Thomas, Mark Stent
  • Other [Visuals] – "Bert" Turnbull
  • Performer [Sound] – "One-Eyed" Jack*
  • Photography By – Brett Turnbull, Chris Barclay, Steve Pyre
  • Photography By [Cover] – Richard H. Smith
  • Tape – Paul "Slug" Hines*


Second Edition of the release.
Apparently identical to the first edition, the only differences are the Phonogram logo and the 'Second Edition' text on spine.

Released as a double 12" boxset with various inserts (usually comes with 4 pages of Photographs and Informations).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A-Side): TEST 2A//1 420 / FUTURE DREAMS DIE HERE
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B-Side): TEST 2B//1 420 / LICK THE FEET-FUTILE GESTURE FROZEN
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout C-Side): TEST 3A//1 420 / PUT TERROR FIRST PLEASE
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout D-Side): TEST 3B//1 420 / KILL SYMPATHY TOMORROW

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
TEST33 Test Dept. Beating The Retreat ‎(LP, Album, RE) Mercury TEST33 UK 1987
VOG-1-3359 Test Dept. Beating The Retreat ‎(LP, Album) Vertigo VOG-1-3359 Canada 1984

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