- "Women Around the World at Work"
Released: October 1981
Released: December 1981
The album was a debut for Daniel Lanois as a rock music producer; he would later (often in partnership with Brian Eno) produce for artists as diverse as U2, Bob Dylan, and Dashboard Confessional. Daniel's sister Jocelyne was a member of the band, playing bass and singing backing vocals on this album.
The cover image was taken by Muffins' guitarist Mark Gane from an apartment he was living in on Bloor Street in Toronto. It depicts the Bank of Montreal's headquarters, First Canadian Place over a building in poor repair.
After being unavailable for over 20 years, this much sought-after album was finally re-released on CD in 2005 by EMI Canada and includes two bonus tracks that were not on the original release. The CD was released with copy protection technology, which may make it difficult to play in some players or rip for use on MP3 players.
All tracks are written by Mark Gane; except where indicated.
- "I'm No Good At Conversation" was the B-side of the "Several Styles of Blonde Girls Dancing" single from Danseparc.
- "Twenty-two in Cincinnati" was the B-side of the "Women Around the World at Work" single.
- Martha Johnson - keyboards, vocals
- Mark Gane - guitar, vocals
- Jocelyne Lanois - bass
- Tim Gane - drum kit
- Andy Haas - saxophone
- Daniel Lanois - treatments
- Glenn Schellenberg - piano
- George Axon - percussion
- Alyx Skriabow, Sandy Horne, Corinne Plomish, Gordon Deppe - background vocals