This is number 50 in my occasional series of 12″ records from the 80s that had an effect on my life.

So, Alison Moyet having just “divorced” from Vince Clarke after the breakdown of Yazoo, Alison teamed up with Steve Jolley and Tony Swain to work on a solo project. This resulted in the mega selling “Alf” album being released in 1984, being preceded by this and Love Ressurection.

Personally this was one of those tracks that reminds me of the time, and the Extended Version gives the track some coverage. As is usual with Jolley & Swain tracks it’s superbly produced.

Top 50 12″s of the 80s – What’s that all about?

Inspired by all the lists you see on FaceBook saying “Post your favourite albums, but don’t say anything about them…” I thought, hell I’m gonna say a bit about them and why they’re special. As a general rule I have chosen particular extended vinyl versions of the tracks for various reasons, amongst them they extend the length I can listen to them, and they often add extra ambience to the Radio Friendly 7″ version.

12 Inches 19 80s 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1987 Alison Moyet Alphaville Barry Leng david ball David Bowie Deiter Meyer disco Fairlight Frankie Goes to Hollywood Jim Steinman Jolley Kim Wilde marc almond Marty Wilde Midge Ure Mixes New Romantics Nile Rodgers Paul Hardcastle Pet Shop Boys Phil Harding Power Station Studios Sisters of Mercy soft cell Some Bizarre Stephen Hague Steve Strange Stevie Ray Vaughan Swain Top 50 Vinyl Visage Yello