Various ‎– Debut LP Magazine - Issue 11

Debut (3) ‎– LP MAG 11
Debut LP Magazine – Issue 11
Vinyl, LP, Compilation, 10"


A1 Monochrome Set* Starry Nowhere 3:45
A2 Beltane Fire Run Like Beltane Fire 3:20
A3 Yes Lets* Carried Away 3:26
A4 Kirsty MacColl Eighty Year Old Millionaire 2:51
A5 Adventures* These Children 3:16
A6 Colourfield* Sorry 3:15
B1 Duck You Sucker I'm Yours She Said 4:18
B2 Maxi Priest Should I 3:26
B3 New Order Sunrise 4:28
B4 Big Sound Authority Person I Want To Be 3:50
B5 Tears For Fears The Big Chair 3:18

Companies, etc.


Large thick magazine with record LP in the back of the cover.
Tears For Fears are on the cover of the magazine.


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December 4, 2013

NB - the New Order track, "Sunrise", is an instrumental version which has never been made available anywhere else.


September 25, 2007
These Debut Magazine/Records are fantastic. They had a fairly short run most likely because of the expense of creating and distributing a magazine and an album packaged together in a gate-fold sleeve (magazine stapled inside the fold). Licensing the tracks must have been fairly costly and with NME/Melody Maker as competition - well, it's easy to see why Debut Magazine didn't last.
Near the end of their run the Debut issues were cut down in size - from a 12" vinyl & magazine to a 10". As far as I know there are only two 10" releases.

The bands featured on the record were always featured in some way in the magazine. There were usually a handful of really well known bands/artists and a handful of lesser to complete unknowns. Some appear to be one-off bands never to be seen or heard from again.
The music is hit and miss but it's a perfect example of what was going on in the mid 1980s. Today you only hear 80s music that caught in the filter - but it only scrapes the surface of what was out there. Debut captured everything: synth-pop, jangly "C86", electro-pop, Gothic bands (not "goth"), funk-rock, Hi-NRG, reggae, the birth of hip-hop and freestyle, the stragling tail of punk, the changes in post-punk, etc.

The best bits, however, are in the magazine. If you weren't around in the 80s and you want to see what it was really like - you must check out Debut Magazine. Great fashion spreads and short but well written articles about musical trends, bands, travel, art, etc. In addition, all the adverts from the 80s - various brands of boomboxes, Sony Walkman, Radio Luxembourg, brands of jeans you just don't see anymore, lots of synthesizer adverts, etc. Debut is a real "wayback" machine.

A German language edition, Debüt, was also issued in the same format (magazine/record) but with slightly if not totally different content/music.