#00 Honourable Mentions
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 Inches of the 80s What's it 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.
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Legendary US record producer Tom Moulton was probably one of the prime movers in developing 12-inch releases, he had discovered that the 12-inch had vastly superior sound quality, producing grooves perfect for the discotheque. It was music for hedonistic dancers – for metronomic beats, fewer vocals, stripped back instrumentation, slow-fading echo effects, sustains, slow builds in pace and intensity to maximum peaks.