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VariousMusik Music Musique 2.0 (1981 | The Rise Of Synth Pop)

Tracklist

1-1Heaven 17(We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang
Written-ByGregory*, Marsh*, Ware*
4:23
1-2Soft CellFrustration
Written-ByBall*, Almond*
4:15
1-3DevoThrough Being Cool
Written-ByMothersbaugh*, Casale*, Mothersbaugh*
3:16
1-4DramatisLady DJ
Written-BySharpley*, Payne*, Haines*, Bell*
3:54
1-5AnekaJapanese Boy
Written-ByHeatlie*
3:59
1-6Richard BoneAlien Girl
Written-ByBone*
3:06
1-7New MusikTwelfth House
Written-ByMansfield*
4:38
1-8A Flock Of SeagullsTalking
Written-ByScore*, Maudsley*, Score*, Reynolds*
4:39
1-9Virna LindtYoung And Hip
Written-ByTaylor*, Lindt*
3:34
1-10The PassageTaboos
Written-ByWitts*
5:39
1-11Toyah (3)Thunder In The Mountains
Written-ByLee*, Glockler*, Willcox*
3:52
1-12Duran DuranKhanada
Written-ByTaylor*, Taylor*, Taylor*, Le Bon*
3:30
1-13Second LayerIn Bits
Written-ByBorland*, Bailey*
3:10
1-14Orchestral Manoeuvres In The DarkSouvenir
Written-ByCooper*, Humphreys*
3:40
1-15The Fallout ClubWonderlust
Written-ByDolby*, Herion*
4:08
1-16Analysis (2)Surface Tension
Written-ByRome*, Lloyd*
3:16
2-1Yellow Magic OrchestraCue
Written-ByHosono*, Barakan*, Takahashi*
4:36
2-2Gina X PerformanceNo G.D.M. (Dedicated To Quentin Crisp)
Written-ByKikoine*, Zeus B. Held
6:01
2-3Drinking ElectricityRandom Particles
Written-ByRome*
3:27
2-4Hazel O'Connor(Cover Plus) We're All Grown Up
Written-ByO'Connor*
3:44
2-5Rod VeyBrave New Modern World
Written-ByMcVey*
3:04
2-6Those French GirlsClose-Up
Written-ByKelly*
3:42
2-7Kim WildeCambodia
Written-ByWilde*, Wilde*
3:59
2-8Thomas LeerWest End
Written-ByLeer*
4:33
2-9Voice FarmSleep
Written-ByBrown*
2:54
2-10Tears For FearsSuffer The Children
Written-ByOrzabal*
3:46
2-11Johnny WarmanWill You Dance With Me
Written-ByWarman*
3:21
2-12VisageVisage
Written-ByCurrie*, Formula*, McGeoch*, Ure*, Egan*, Strange*
3:51
2-13Spandau BalletReformation
Written-ByKemp*
4:57
2-14Beasts In CagesSandcastles
Written-ByBunny*, Ashton*
4:41
2-15Peter BaumannRepeat Repeat
Written-ByBaumann*
3:48
2-16JapanThe Art Of Parties
Written-BySylvian*
4:14
2-17Fashiøn*Move Øn
Written-ByHarris*
3:56
2-18Natasha*I Can't Hold On (Original Mix)
Written-ByEngland*, Hartley*
2:52
3-1Chris & CoseyThis Is Me
Written-ByCarter*, Tutti*
2:59
3-2Schleimer KNevermore
Written-ByBrethes*, Wolfen*
4:36
3-3YelloBostich
Written-ByBlank*, Meier*
4:38
3-4Naked LunchSlipping Again
Written-ByNaked Lunch
3:59
3-5AK-47Stop! Dance!
Written-ByLeonard*
3:19
3-6Zeus*Cowboy On The Beach
Written-ByZeus B. Held
3:44
3-7Blue ZooLove Moves In Strange Ways
Written-ByParry*
4:08
3-8Mystery PlaneSomething To Prove
Written-ByHarvey*
3:31
3-9John FoxxYou Were There
Written-ByFoxx*
3:53
3-10Portion ControlBrix
Written-ByPortion Control
2:54
3-11B-MovieNowhere Girl
Written-ByHolliday*, Hovington*
4:44
3-12UltravoxI Remember (Death In The Afternoon)
Written-ByCurrie*, Cross*, Ure*, Cann*
5:00
3-13The Limit (3)OK Go
Written-ByEdgley*
3:03
3-14Erogenous Zones (3)Say It's Not So
Written-BySewell*
3:30
3-15Faction (6)Wrong Again
Written-ByHillon*
3:47
3-16Alan BurnhamScience Fiction
Written-ByBurnham*
3:52
3-17Eyeless In GazaThe Eyes Of Beautiful Losers
Written-ByBates*, Becker*
5:17
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Notes

UK edition 3 CD compilation supplied in three cardboard sleeves, with clamshell box, subtitled, 1981 | The Rise Of Synth Pop, with a 22-page booklet with exclusive notes about each artist.

[CDs]:
SEE WALLET FOR TRACK DETAILS
THIS COMPILATION © 2021
CHERRY RED RECORDS LTD
WWW.CHERRYRED.CO.UK
CRCDBOX115 - 1
CRCDBOX115 - 2
CRCDBOX115 - 3

[CLAMSHELL BOX]:
℗ see inside for details.
This compilation © 2021
Cherry Red Records
London W4.
www.cherryred.co.uk

cherry red
records [logo]
CRCDBOX115
5 013929 111592

[ERRATUM]:
Track 1-4: Lady D.J. printed as Lady DJ
Track 1-9: Young & Hip printed as Young And Hip

All tracks are from 1981 except
Track 2-5: ℗ 1980 released initially 1980-12 on the album ROD VEY - Can You Hear Me Mother?
Track 3-11: ℗ 1980 released initially 1980-12 on the single B-Movie - Nowhere Girl
Track 3-8: ℗ 1981 recorded in 1981 but first released in 2016 on Mystery Plane - Still Life

Track durations are not printed on the release.
Total durations 63:00 + 71:27 + 66:52

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 013929 111592
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5013929111592
  • Other (CD 1 catalogue #): CRCDBOX115 - 1
  • Other (CD 2 catalogue #): CRCDBOX115 - 2
  • Other (CD 3 catalogue #): CRCDBOX115 - 3
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 1): 2100010073945 www.keyproduction.co.uk
  • Mastering SID Code (CD 1): IFPI LK97
  • Mould SID Code (CD 1): IFPI AEW46
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 2): 2100010073976 www.keyproduction.co.uk
  • Mastering SID Code (CD 2): IFPI LK97
  • Mould SID Code (CD 2): IFPI AEW52
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 3): 2100010074003 www.keyproduction.co.uk
  • Mastering SID Code (CD 3): IFPI LK97
  • Mould SID Code (CD 3): IFPI AEW46

Reviews

  • Vlad1982's avatar
    Vlad1982
    I hoped against hope that they would use a different master of Alan Burnham's song. All the previous ones used by Cherry Red have the main synth line horribly distorted - while on the original version it sounds perfectly clear. And what a line it is! One of my favourite synth riffs ever! But of course no. It's like they only have that one master and simply duplicate it endlessly. But why did they use the obviously faulty version is beyond me. Especially seeing (hearing) how the B-side of that single, "Science fiction", is mastered greatly, clear as a bell. What's that? Do they have no proof-hearing?

    Other than that - again, hmmm, an interesting release that is compiled like a mish-mash with no real purpose, with random songs chosen for no reason whatsoever. And some truly odd choices - Aneka, Toyah, Hazel O'Connor and Natasha presented as "synth-pop"? Kamooooon! Why that song exactly by Voice Farm? They had much more "synth-pop" ones, like the perfect "Modern things".

    Japan's "The art of parties" and John Foxx's "You were there" feature such prominent guitar sound they have very little to nothing to do with synthpop. But that seems to be the main thread of this volume - to choose song from even the very synth-oriented artists that use as much traditional instrumentation as possible. OK then, but why pass such compilation as synthpop? Pop-rock with electronic lacing would've been a much better description. It's like they are afraid to use songs with too much of those devilish synths :)

    On the other hand, some truly inspired choices: Johnny Warman (his 1981 album is perfection and this song is a criminally ignored synthpop should've been classic), Beasts in Cages (pre-Hard Corps) finally with their own (very cool) song, AK-47 (!!!), The Limit (yeah!), Rod Vey (how on Earth did they find him?!). Worth having after all.
    • elmofudge's avatar
      elmofudge
      whoever compiled this needs to go to Category School. Aneka's Japanese Boy? Toyah? Terrible compilation, with an awful muddy sound to most of the tracks. And they are charging premium prices for this tripe.

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