Trevor Horn – The Legend returns

Trevor Horn , legendary producer and Buggles superstar releases The Eighties Reimagined with the Sarm Orchestra .

I was sceptical about this release at first but upon listening to it , it works on so many levels.

Popular 80s tracks flow with haunting melodies and silky vocals from a superb spectrum of artists (see below for track listing and full artist details).

Available here

Depeche Mode – The 12″ number # 1

In 2002 ,early 80s synth poppers and later stadium rock gods, Depeche Mode released the album ‘Exciter’ .

Dream On , I Feel Loved and Freelove preceded fourth single and final single  ‘ Goodnight Lovers’ . Released on CD single and 2 x 12″ vinyls .

Special to collectors was the red vinyl (pictured) 12″ which is pretty hard to find against the standard black version .

An acoustic version of When The Body Speaks and various other remixes make up the track listings spread over the formats.

A promotional sampler from ‘The Mirror’ featured the video ROM of Goodnight Lovers..

David Bowie Tonight 1984

Tonight is David Bowie’s thirteenth studio album and third entry into the 1980s.

Spawning three UK singles : Blue Jean /Tonight/Loving The Alien , it reached number one in the official album charts.

A ‘rushed’ album according to David as writing on tour was really not an ideal option and was received with critical reception.

I’ve grown to love this album over the years with the highlight for me being the Iggy Pop duet finale ‘Dancing With The Big Boys’.

Released on LP/cassette and later CD formats.

David Bowie Tonight LP

Madness .Michael Caine …a look back

7″ / 12″

In 1984 Madness released their final (at the time) single with Mike Barson .Lead vocals ,this time, were perfomed by Carl Smyth with backing vocals by Suggs and co. The song is allegedly about an informer during the troubles in Northern Ireland. The video was nowhere near the usual jokey Madness of old as the subject matter would probably explain.Micheal Caine contributed his voice to the song in a reference to The Ipcress File where Harry Palmer repeats his name under torture. B-side is If You Think There’s Something (see last video for clip)

Michael Caine can be found on several formats : 7″/12″/7″picture disc/doublepack gatefold with The Sun And The Rain bonus picture disc and of course the album Keep Moving.

It peaked at number 11 in the charts.

The Video…

The Formats…

7″ / 12″

7″ picture disc B

Doublepack with Sun And The Rain picture disc

7″ picture disc A

Live

 

The b-side