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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.

Virtual C90 – April 2016

Virtual C90 April 2016

New music this month from New Order, Holly Johnson, Andy Bell, Blancmange, Tanita Tikaram and James, plus the usual mix of hits, misses, remixes and forgotten gems. Enjoy! read more

New Releases: 18 March 2016

Fly (Songs Inspired By The Film: Eddie The Eagle)

Just when you thought everyone over the age of 30 had stopped releasing singles, the Pet Shop Boys are back with The Pop Kids out today on CD and download, including two new B-side tracks In Bits and One-Hit Wonder, … read more