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Lost And Found Volume 1 : Imagination
Non Stop Erotic Cabaret (Deluxe Edition)
Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret is the debut album by English synthpop duo Soft Cell, released in the United Kingdom on 27 November 1981 by Some Bizzare Records. The album's critical and commercial success was bolstered by the worldwide success of its single "Tainted Love", a cover version of a soul song by Gloria Jones, which topped charts worldwide and became the best-selling British single of 1981 in the United States—as a result of the single's success the album had reported advance orders of more than 200,000 copies. The album produced two more top five singles in the UK with "Bedsitter" and "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye".
Welcome To The Pleasuredome
Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Welcome to the Pleasuredome is the debut studio album by Frankie Goes to Hollywood, first released by ZTT and Island Records on 29 October 1984. Originally issued as a vinyl double album, it was assured of a UK chart entry at number one due to reported advance sales of over one million. The album was also a top ten seller internationally in countries such as Switzerland, Sweden, and New Zealand.
While commercially successful, the album also drew criticism for containing new versions of all of the songs from the group's hit singles from the same year, as well as a surfeit of cover versions in lieu of much new original material. It was later revealed that Trevor Horn's production dominated the record so thoroughly that the band's own instrumental performances were often replaced by session musicians or Horn himself. Frankie's second album, Liverpool, actively featured the full band.
However, the album's evergreen ballad "The Power of Love" subsequently provided the group with their third consecutive UK number one single.
Second Helpings is a compilation album by the British synthpop band Blancmange. It contains most of the band's singles from the period 1982-85, as well as a previously unreleased track.
Absolutely is a greatest hits album by English pop band ABC, released in 1990. It includes most of the band's singles, from 1981 until the album's release. A video package featuring their promos was also released. One new song, "The Look of Love", was released to promote the album, but not with approval of the band. Other remixes were included on this compilation, including "When Smokey Sings", "Be Near Me" and "One Better World".
Outside World is a 2002 compilation album by Propaganda. The album collects remixes, B-sides and extra tracks released on 7-inch and 12-inch records, cassette singles and white-label DJ vinyl pressings during the band's tenure on the ZTT label in 1984/85. It was released as a CD and as a CD with a bonus DVD containing promotional videos and TV commercials.
Choices, The Single Collection
The Blow Monkeys
Choices – The Singles Collection is a compilation album by British band The Blow Monkeys, released in 1989 by RCA and distributed by BMG / Ariola. The album includes most of the band's singles and features genres from the new wave of their debut album to pop rock and funky evolution, up to their discovery of the potentialities of the new dance revolution, a genre that they embraced on their final album, Springtime for the World, which was released the following year, shortly before they split up.
The Age of Consent
The Age of Consent is the debut album by synthpop band Bronski Beat, released on London Records on 15 October 1984. This was the only album released by the band to feature Somerville, who departed the band in 1985.
Upstairs At Eric's
Upstairs at Eric's is the debut album by British synthpop duo Yazoo, released in the UK on Mute Records on 20 August 1982. It was produced by the band and E.C. Radcliffe, with assistance from Mute label boss Daniel Miller on some of the tracks. Named after producer Radcliffe's Blackwing Studios where the album was recorded, Upstairs at Eric's was preceded by two top three UK singles, the ballad "Only You" and the more uptempo "Don't Go". The singles' success helped Upstairs at Eric's reach number 2 in the UK Albums Chart and gain platinum certification for 300,000 copies sold in the UK.
Against the group's wishes, "Situation", originally the B-side of "Only You" in the UK and Europe, was released as the band's debut single in the US and Canada, where a remixed version of the song by DJ François Kevorkian was a hit in the clubs and reached #1 on Billboard's Club Play Singles chart. On the Billboard Hot 100 chart "Situation" was a minor hit in the US, peaking at #73, while in Canada it made the top 40, peaking at #31. The North American version of the album subsequently substituted the remixed version of "Situation" for the UK album track "Tuesday".
Essential '80s - The New British Invasion
Love, Lies And Other Strange Things
I Could Be Happy: The Best Of Altered Images
Steps In Time
Steps in Time is the debut album by the English band King, released by CBS Records in October 1984. The album peaked at number 6 on the UK Albums Chart and was certified Gold by the BPI. Prior to this, lead singer Paul King's previous band The Reluctant Stereotypes had released an album, The Label in 1980
The album included three singles. "Love & Pride", "Soul On My Boots" and "Won't You Hold My Hand Now" were all released in 1984 but were initially unsuccessful. "Love and Pride" was then re-released in January 1985, this time becoming a hit and peaking at no.2 in the UK Singles Chart. "Won't You Hold My Hand Now", was re-released in March 1985 and peaked at no.24. A live videoclip was also released for the track "Trouble", and aired on MTV, though the song was never released as a single.
The cassette edition of the album was soon re-released with eight bonus tracks, including B-sides, previously unreleased songs and remixes.
The first CD edition was not released until 1993 and featured no bonus tracks but did, perhaps unintentionally, include the single remix of Won't You Hold My Hand Now instead of the standard album version.
The Very Best Of
Bright Lights, Big City (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Fade To Grey: The Best Of Visage
Fade to Grey – The Singles Collection is a 1983 compilation album by the British synthpop group Visage.
38 Carat Collection is a compilation album by the English pop band Prefab Sprout, released in October 1999 by Columbia Records. It was issued in a double CD version. Each disc is arranged in chronological order, with most of the group's singles appearing on disc 1 and tracks from their six previous studio albums on disc 2.
"Where the Heart Is", the theme from the TV series of same name, was issued as a single in May 2000.
Life's Hard And Then You Die
Cupid & Psyche 85
Cupid & Psyche 85 is the second album by British/American pop group Scritti Politti, released in the UK on Virgin Records on 10 June 1985. The release continued frontman Green Gartside's embrace of commercial pop music stylings and state-of-the-art studio production, while its lyrics reflect his preoccupation with issues of language and politics.
It remains the band's most successful album, reaching number five in the UK, and was certified gold by the BPI for 100,000 copies sold. The album contained five singles, three of which were top 20 hits in the UK. The single "Perfect Way" became a surprise hit in the US, reaching number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in a 25-week run on the chart.
FROM A TO B
From A to B is the debut album from New Musik released on 18 April 1980. The CD version was first released on the GTO/Rewind label in 1996 with three bonus tracks. A digitally remastered version called From A To B...Plus was released in 2000 and contained six bonus tracks.
Hearts & Knives
Hearts and Knives is the fourth studio album by the British rock/pop band Visage. It was released on 20 May 2013 and was the band's first album of new material in 29 years.
The Gift (Deluxe Version)
The Gift is the first solo album by former Ultravox frontman Midge Ure, released in 1985. It was released while Ultravox were taking a break; the band would go on to release U-Vox before splitting. The album reached #2 in the UK Albums Chart partly due to the large attention drawn to it by the single "If I Was" which reached #1 in the UK Singles Chart in September 1985. "That Certain Smile" was released as the second single in November 1985, and "Wastelands" was released as the third single in January 1986.
They Called Him Tin Tin
Tin Drum is the fifth and final studio album by English band Japan, released in November 1981 by record label Virgin. It peaked at No. 12 on the UK charts, and featured the top 5 single "Ghosts." It has received acclaim as the band's best work.
Feels Like Heaven (The Best)
Laughter, Tears And Rage - The Anthology
Laughter, Tears and Rage was the sole album produced by Act - the short musical collaboration between Thomas Leer and ex-Propaganda vocalist Claudia Brücken. Originally scheduled to be titled Name Dropping: Songs for Young Sinners it was released 27 June 1988, by ZTT Records. The album was deleted by ZTT in the early 90s. It was eventually reissued on CD in 2004, as a one disc album and as a three disc box set entitled Laughter, Tears and Rage - The Anthology.
Like most ZTT releases, the LP and CD releases differed quite a lot in track listing. The LP and cassette were both released as 12 tracks, while the CD was 14. However, a number of tracks were exclusive to each format. "Short Story" and "Theme from Laughter" were LP only, while "Poison" and "Bloodrush" were issued only on CD and cassette, and "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now" and "The 3rd Planet" were CD only.
High Land, Hard Rain
High Land, Hard Rain is the debut album by jangle pop band Aztec Camera, released in 1983. Three tracks from the album originally appeared on the Oblivious EP which reached number 18 on the UK Singles Chart in November 1983. The album itself reached number 22 on the UK Albums Chart. The majority of the album was recorded at the ICC Studios in Eastbourne.
"Down the Dip" was inspired by a local East Kilbride pub located close to Duncanrig Secondary School, Roddy Frame's high school. Originally called "The Diplomat", it is now called Gardenhall Inn.
Aztec Camera's debut album, High Land, Hard Rain, was produced by John Brand and Bernie Clarke for the Rough Trade record label. The album was released in April 1983 and was distributed in different formats on Domino Recording Co. Ltd. in the US; WEA and Celluloid in France; Nuevos Medios, Nuevos Medios in Spain; Powderworks in Australia; MVM Records in Portugal; and WEA for a general European release. The album was successful, garnering significant critical acclaim, and peaked at number 129 on the Billboard 200.[
Live At The Milky Way
Live at the Milky Way is a live album by Captain Sensible, released in 1994 by Humbug Records. It was recorded at the Milky Way club in Amsterdam on the final gig of a European tour supporting the album The Universe of Geoffrey Brown. Sensible's backing band, known as the Ugly Sods, features ex-Damned bassist Paul Gray, keyboardist Malcolm Dixon and drummer Garrie Dreadful.
90's Pop Essentials
The Riddle is the second studio album by the English singer-songwriter Nik Kershaw. It was originally released in November 1984, on the label MCA.
On release, the album was received favourably by the majority of music critics. It went on to peak at #8 on the UK Albums Chart and reached #39 on the Australian ARIA Charts. The album launched three charting singles in the UK. "The Riddle" peaked at #3 on the UK Singles Chart; "Wide Boy" at #9; "Don Quixote" at #10. The album was certified platinum by the BPI.
The album was re-released on 9 August 2013 on Universal's new Re-presents imprint featuring rare bonus content. The reissue is a 2-CD set with the original album digitally remastered from the original 1/2" mix tapes; the bonus content consists of associated B-sides, 12" mixes, and live versions of the songs featured on the album.
Back to School: 80s Old-Skool
Ultimate Collection is the second greatest hits compilation album by the British pop duo Eurythmics. It was released on 7 November 2005 by RCA Records. This set preceded the re-issuing of all eight Eurythmics back-catalogue albums originally released by RCA Records. These re-issues include remastered tracks and bonus material. The fact that the Ultimate Collection was closely connected to these re-issues is also the chief reason for the omission of "Sexcrime". While that song gave Eurythmics a No. 4 hit in the UK in 1984 and was later featured on the previous Greatest Hits album released in 1991, it is actually taken from the 1984 Virgin Records soundtrack album 1984, Eurythmics' only album to date not to be released by RCA Records in the UK.
Unlike 1991's Greatest Hits, Ultimate Collection contains two previous unreleased songs "I've Got a Life" and "Was It Just Another Love Affair?", recorded on the "Peace" album sessions, and all of the tracks have been remastered. Also unlike the 1991 compilation, Ultimate Collection contains no tracks from the duo's 1989 album We Too Are One.
One of the new songs, "I've Got a Life", was released as a single.
Kissing The Pink
"Naked" is the first studio album by the English new wave band Kissing the Pink. The album reached No. 54 on the UK Albums Chart in April 1983, and produced their Top 20 hit "The Last Film". The song was their best performing single in the UK, and the only one to break the top 75.
Love And Dancing
League Unlimited Orchestra
New York, London, Paris, Munich
The Very Best Of
Dance Vault Mixes - Whisper To A Scream (Birds Fly)
Live From London
The Belle Stars
From The Tea-Rooms Of Mars...
From the Tea-rooms of Mars .... is the second album from Landscape and was released in 1981. The album contains the band's only UK chart hits: "Einstein A Go-Go" which reached No. 5 in April 1981 and "Norman Bates," which reached No. 40 in June of the same year.
The album was reissued in 1992 on the Mau Mau Records label. This CD also includes Landscape's first album, Landscape. The album was reissued again in 2002 on the Cherry Red Records label.
Homosapien is the 1981 second solo album by Buzzcocks frontman Pete Shelley. Homosapien saw a marked departure from the punk guitar stylings of Buzzcocks' records, being heavily influenced by the programmed synthesizer sounds and drum machines of synthpop. The title track was released as a UK single and was banned by the BBC, but was nevertheless a hit in several other countries.
The Bad and Lowdown World of the Kane Gang
The Kane Gang
Searching For The Young Soul Rebels
Dexy's Midnight Runners
Searching for the Young Soul Rebels is the debut studio album by English pop group Dexys Midnight Runners, released on 11 July 1980, through EMI Records. Led by Kevin Rowland, the group formed in 1978 in Birmingham, England, and formed a strong live reputation before recording their first material. Recorded during April 1980, the album combines the aggressiveness of punk rock with soul music, particularly influenced by the Northern soul movement.
The album was preceded by and contains the hit-single "Geno", which topped the UK Singles Chart. It also contains two other charting singles: "Dance Stance" and "There, There, My Dear". The album reached number 6 on the UK Albums Chart and is certified Silver by the British Phonographic Industry. It has been widely acclaimed by music critics since its release and is included in 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.
The Golden Age Of Wireless
The Golden Age of Wireless is the debut album by Thomas Dolby. Released in 1982, the album contains the pop hit "She Blinded Me with Science" in its later resequencings. Following the album's overall theme of radio are the songs "Airwaves", "Commercial Breakup", and "Radio Silence," along with songs about the modern world.
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