Bonus extended honourable mention in an occasional series of reviews of my favourite 80s 12″ records.
A killer tune when originally released in 1979, multi-million selling and hitting #1 in the Billboard hot 100 this Barry Leng produced masterpiece also featured early production and studio engineering by other notable music maestros of the 80s such as Phil Harding and the late great Alan Murphy.
The particular mix I have chosen might be a bit controversial, but it was a definite floor filler in the 80s/90s when I was rocking the decks.
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