After leaving the soft rock band Easy Street, Richard Burgess formed a slick synth pop/jazz group called Landscape in 1975. In addition to Burgess, who sang and played drums, Landscape included Andy Pask (bass), Chris Heaton (keyboards), John Walters (keyboards, woodwinds), and Pete Thomas (trombone, keyboards). After building a following through touring, the band released its self-titled debut in 1980, which sold rather poorly. 1981’s “From the Tea-Rooms of Mars…to the Hell-Holes of Uranus” firmly accented synthesizers as the focus of Landscape’s sound, and they scored a Top Five U.K. hit with “Einstein A-Go-Go.”
The first single released from the LP “From the Tea-Rooms of Mars” was “European Man” , the single did not hit the charts and was released again in 1981 after the success of “Einstein A-Go-Go” and “Norman Bates”, unfortunately the single failed to chart a second time.
The 12″ single featured an extended version of “European Man’ coupled with “The Mechanical Bride” from the debut album.
European Man 6:30
The Mechanical Bride 3:20