Pet Shop Boys - Undertow

New Releases and Record Store Day: 22 April 2017

It’s Record Store Day again! Here are some of the ’80s-related releases you may wish to go vainly searching for (or wait for them to appear on eBay at hugely inflated prices):

  • ALTERED IMAGES – Happy Birthday (2LP)
  • ART OF NOISE – Moments in Love (12″)
  • DAVID BOWIE – No Plan (12″) / BOWPROMO (12″) / Cracked Actor (3LP)
  • BUGGLES – Video Killed the Radio Star (12″)
  • COCTEAU TWINS – Four Calendar Café / Milk and Kisses (both 2LP)
  • JULIAN COPE – Drunken Songs (LP)
  • THE CURE – Greatest Hits / Acoustic Hits (both 2LP)
  • DEAD OR ALIVE – Unbreakable: The Fragile Remixes (2LP)
  • DEF LEPPARD – The Def Leppard EP (12″)
  • THE FALL – Masquerade (Single Mix b/w PWL Mix) (7″)
  • MADNESS – Drip Fed Fred b/w Johnny the Horse (7″)
  • MADONNA – Dance Mix (12″)
  • MARILLION – F.E.A.R. (2LP)
  • PAUL McCARTNEY – Flowers in the Dirt Demos (Cassette)
  • PRINCE – I Wish U Heaven / Batdance / Sign ‘O’ The Times / I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man / Partyman / Pop Life (all 12″)
  • DIANA ROSS – Diana (2LP)
  • THE SMITHS – The Boy With The Thorn In His Side (7″)
  • BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – Hammersmith Odeon, London ’75 (4LP)
  • STING – Live at the Bataclan (LP)
  • U2 – Red Hill Mining Town (2017 Mix) (12″ picture disc)
  • THE WEDDING PRESENT – The Home Internationals EP (12″)
  • YES – 90125 (LP picture disc)

Back in the real world, Kraftwerk trail their new box set 3-D: The Catalogue with a new “3-D” mix of The Robots, while Pet Shop Boys release another single from their Super album: Undertow includes a new version of Left To My Own Devices among its B-side tracks. Ahead of the new Erasure album, Andy Bell’s 2005 solo debut Electric Blue is expanded to a 3CD set with new remixes and unreleased material. Texas return with a new album Jump On Board and XTC’s Andy Partridge releases Powers, 12 pieces inspired by the sci-fi artist Richard M. Powers. The Bee Gees’ catalogue is plundered again with a new compilation Timeless: The All-Time Greatest Hits and if you have a penchant for generic 3CD ’80s compilations, Amazing 80s rounds up sixty hits including twenty number 1s.