Spandau Ballet

Spandau Ballet were an English new wave band formed in Islington, London, in 1979. Inspired by the capital's post-punk underground dance scene, they emerged at the start of the 1980s as the house band for the Blitz Kids, playing "White European Dance Music" as "The Applause" for this new club culture's audience. They became one of the most successful groups of the New Romantic era of British pop and were part of the Second British Invasion of the Billboard Top 40 in the 1980s, selling 25 million albums and having 23 hit singles worldwide. The band have had eight UK top 10 albums, including three greatest hits compilations and an album of re-recorded material. Their musical influences ranged from punk rock and soul music to the American crooners Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett.
The band's classic line-up featured Gary Kemp on guitar, synthesiser and backing vocals, his brother Martin Kemp on bass, vocalist Tony Hadley, saxophonist Steve Norman and drummer John Keeble. Gary Kemp was also the band's songwriter. Their debut single, "To Cut a Long Story Short", reached No.5 in the UK in 1980. It was the first of ten UK Top 10 singles.

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Top SongsAlbum
The Freeze (12'' Version)Synth Dance Classics6:33
Feel the Chant (7'' Version)Electropop Classics4:06
To Cut a Long Story Short80's UK Pop3:21
The Freeze (7" Version)Eighties Songs3:34
True80's Love Songs5:28
Glow (Live At Sadlers Wells)True (Special Edition)3:42
I'll Fly for You (2010 Remaster)Parade (2010 Remastered Version)5:35
Code of Love (2003 Remaster)True (2003 - Remaster)5:11
LifelineWe Love - Synthpop3:35
Lifeline (2003 Remaster)True (2003 - Remaster)3:34
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