Various ‎– Extended 80s - The Definitive 12" Collection

Union Square Music ‎– USMTVCD008
3 × CD, Compilation, Digipak

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1-1 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax (New York Mix / U.S. Mix) 7:24
1-2 Yazoo Situation (U.S. Remix)
Remix – François Kevorkian
1-3 Soft Cell Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go (12" Version) 9:05
1-4 Duran Duran Girls On Film (Night Version) 5:30
1-5 Wham! Everything She Wants (Remix) 6:29
1-6 The Human League Don't You Want Me (Oliver Lieb Extended Mix)
Remix – Oliver Lieb
1-7 Blondie Atomic (Diddy's 12" Mix) 6:50
1-8 Peter Gabriel Sledgehammer (Dance Mix) 5:08
1-9 Talk Talk It's My Life (U.S. 12" Mix) 6:13
1-10 Fiction Factory (Feels Like) Heaven (12" Version) 5:53
1-11 Scritti Politti Absolute (Gary Langan Version)
Remix – Gary Langan
1-12 Tears For Fears Shout (U.S. Dub Version) 6:46
2-1 The Cure Lullaby (Extended Mix) 7:43
2-2 Siouxsie And The Banshees* Spellbound (12" Version) 4:39
2-3 The Psychedelic Furs Pretty In Pink (Berlin Mix) 6:49
2-4 Echo & The Bunnymen Never Stop (Discothéque) 4:46
2-5 Japan Quiet Life (Extended Version) 4:50
2-6 Visage Fade To Grey (Dance Mix) (Edit) 5:36
2-7 Art Of Noise* Close (To The Edit) (Closely Closely, Enough's Enough) 7:15
2-8 Dead Or Alive You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) (Murder Mix) 8:01
2-9 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Welcome To The Pleasuredome (Escape Act Video Mix) 5:09
2-10 The Blow Monkeys Diggin' Your Scene (Extended Mix) 6:26
2-11 ABC Poison Arrow (U.S. Remix) 6:55
2-12 Bananarama Feat. Fun Boy Three Really Saying Something 4:01
2-13 Madness Our House (Extended Version) 5:59
3-1 Spandau Ballet Chant No. 1 (I Don't Need This Pressure On) (12" Version) 5:45
3-2 Grace Jones Pull Up To The Bumper (Remixed Version) 7:17
3-3 Erasure Sometimes (12" Mix) 5:17
3-4 Nik Kershaw I Won't Let The Sun Go Down On Me (Extended Remix)
Remix – Simon Boswell
3-5 Paul Young Love Of The Common People (Extended Club Mix) 5:51
3-6 Swing Out Sister Breakout (New Rockin' Mix) 5:49
3-7 Kirsty MacColl A New England (Extended Version) (Edit) 6:50
3-8 Alison Moyet All Cried Out 6:46
3-9 Propaganda Duel (Bitter Sweet) 7:35
3-10 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Genetic Engineering (312mm Version) 5:08
3-11 Ultravox All Stood Still (12" Version) 5:05
3-12 808 State Pacific State (Origin) (Edit) 5:46
3-13 The Belle Stars Sign Of The Times (Remixed Extended 12" Version) (Edit) 5:17

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UK & European 3 CD budget compilation album released in digipak.

Many of the mix titles are incorrect and also lack remix/producer credits - mix titles have been corrected in the listing above.

Also, some of the tracks sounds like they are sourced from vinyl, and many play at a slightly wrong pitch.

Track 1-1: Also informally known as "U.S. Mix".
Track 1-2: This version was actually sub-titled as the "US 12" Mix".
Track 1-8: This version of Sledgehammer is NOT the "Dance Mix" - it is a completely different mix that has never been released before on any format. (The original 12" single was 5m40s and the "Limited Edition Dance Mix" was 7m20s.)

Track 2-6: Fades out early.
Track 2-9: Also known as "Alternative Reel".
Track 2-11: Listed as "US Remix", but mostly known as "Jazz Mix" or "Jazz Re-Mix".
Track 2-12: This version is listed as "Extended Mix", but is most likely the US 7" Mix. The "Extended Version" (not "Mix") was 5m40s and the US Extended Version was 7m57s.

Track 3-6: Listed wrongly as "N.A.D. Mix".
Track 3-7: Listed wrongly as "12" Mix" and fades out early. (The original Extended Version is 7m55s.)
Track 3-8: Listed wrongly as "Extended Version", but is the album version (which the cd text also displays).
Track 3-10: Listed wrongly as "Extended Mix".
Track 3-12: Fades out early.
Track 3-13: Fades out early.

This compilation: ℗ & © 2014 Union Square Music Ltd.
Manufactured in the EU.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 98458 04082 4
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LD11
  • Mould SID Code (CD 1, CD 2, CD 3): IFPI 5Q76
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 1): | USMTVCD008/A | *70939 |
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 2): | USMTVCD008/B | *70940 |
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 3): | USMTVCD008/C | *70941 |
  • Other (CD 1 Catalogue #): USMTVCD008 - 1
  • Other (CD 2 Catalogue #): USMTVCD008 - 2
  • Other (CD 3 Catalogue #): USMTVCD008 - 3
  • Rights Society: MCPS


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May 27, 2014
After reading the review from "audiodile", which points out that Peter Gabriel's Sledgehammer is a Version or Mix that has never been heard or released before, I finally listened to it properly all the way through, and I agree with the reviewer.

I tried to source this Version through Discogs library and can not find it anywhere; hence I updated the Release Notes to point out that fact.

Again, I agree with the reviewer, it's a good track that sounds as if it's meant to be longer than the early fade out on this compilation.


May 22, 2014
Mostly a fairly standard collection, though the sound quality is quite good, almost rivaling the Dance Classics series.

The biggest find here is a previously unreleased (in any format) remix of Sledgehammer that sounds nothing like either of the two that were originally on the 12" single. It's arguably more interesting than either, featuring some unexpectedly great hard guitar at the beginning and really showcasing parts of the song that were mixed down. Oddly it fades out in the middle of one of the verses, making you wonder if there was even more of it.

Also, the Oliver Lieb mix of Don't You Want Me is unlike the other Oliver Lieb mix that I've seen. This one is called Oliver Lieb Extended Remix, the other was Oliver Lieb Club Remix. This one is 12 seconds shorter but markedly different, if not amazing.