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Smooth UK 1980s Pop - Male artists/groups only - Love & Money, Danny Wilson etc

Discussion in 'Comeback corner' started by ysaferrer, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. Yes, they had big hits on the US Hot 100 at a time when virtually nothing British was doing anything there. Soul II Soul, Lisa Stansfield, Howard Jones...and that was about it.
     
  2. I still think Hurts should cover It Hurts and return to the sound that people loved on the Happiness album, non pop anorak friends of mine even noticed Hurts from the get-go and then they released three albums in a row that were basically ignored.
     
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  3. Can someone bring back melodic jingle jangle pop sung by lookers?

     
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  5. The Railway Children? - The best thing they ever did imho was "Music Stop" - which should have been a UK Top 10 hit!
     
  6. Great band, very underrated, should have been huge.
     
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  7. Music Stop and Every Beat of the Heart are great pop, wasnt Every Beat an actual top 40 hit?
     
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  8. Yes it was - peaked at #24 in the UK Chart back in Feb 1991!
     
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  9. On @Eric Generic 's Number Ones thread, I mentioned a Sophistipop playlist I put together recently and @ModeRed expressed interest on what might be on it.

    Rather than drag Eric's thread sideways, I thought I'd plonk it here instead.

    Arbitrary rule I tend to stick to: one track only per artist. Your definition of what constitutes Sophistipop may vary from mine. All rights reserved / wronged.

    Sophistipop: Labours Of Love

    Hue & Cry - Labour Of Love
    Danny Wilson - Mary's Prayer
    Black - Wonderful Life
    Curiosity Killed The Cat - Down To Earth
    Swing Out Sister - Surrender
    Blow Monkeys - It Doesn't Have To Be This Way
    ABC - The Night You Murdered Love
    Love & Money - Strange Kind Of Love
    The Bible - Honey Be Good
    Hipsway - The Honeythief
    Lloyd Cole & The Commotions - Jennifer She Said
    The Big Dish - Prospect Street
    The Blue Nile - Tinseltown In The Rain
    Prefab Sprout - When Love Breaks Down
    Scritti Politti - Oh Patti (Don't Feel Sorry For Loverboy)
    Sade - Paradise
    The Style Council - My Ever Changing Moods
    George Michael - Kissing A Fool
    Aztec Camera - How Men Are
    Matt Bianco - More Than I Can Bear
    Go West - Call Me
    Thomas Dolby - I Scare Myself
    Nick Heyward - Whistle Down The Wind
    The Lotus Eaters - First Picture Of You
    China Crisis - Black Man Ray
    Johnny Hates Jazz - Shattered Dreams
    Wet Wet Wet - Angel Eyes (Home And Away)
    Spandau Ballet - How Many Lies?
    Bryan Ferry - Don't Stop The Dance
    The Christians - Forgotten Town
    The Adventures - Broken Land
    Furniture - Brilliant Mind
    It's Immaterial - Driving Away From Home
    Tears For Fears - Woman In Chains
    The Dream Academy - Life In A Northern Town
    The Colourfield - Thinking Of You
    Suzanne Vega - Left Of Center
    Joe Jackson - You Can't Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want)
    Double - The Captain Of Her Heart
    Thomas Lang - The Happy Man
    Sting - Fragile
    Breathe - Hands To Heaven
    So - Are You Sure
    Then Jerico - Muscle Deep
    Waterfront - Cry
    When In Rome - The Promise
    The Kane Gang - Closest Thing To Heaven
    Floy Joy - Weak In The Presence Of Beauty
    Alison Moyet - Is This Love?
    Everything But The Girl - Don't Leave Me Behind
    Fine Young Cannibals - Blue
    Level 42 - Leaving Me now
    The Church - Under The Milky Way
    The Railway Children - Every Beat Of The Heart
    The Silencers - I Can Feel It
    Talk Talk - Living In Another World
    David Sylvian - Let The Happiness In
    Deacon Blue - Raintown
    Living In A Box - Living In A Box
    Roachford - Cuddly Toy

    60 tracks, 3 CDs.

    (I could have just embedded the Spotify playlist, but it's under my real name, and I am a man of mystery.)
     
  10. Wow, would you look at that. Sublime.
     
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  11. That’s how you do a compilation @Auntie Beryl - plenty of smashes and a few obscurities.
     
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  12. An undervalued style these days, for sure. It was prompted by a Love And Money rabbit hole excursion a few months ago.
     
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  13. Thanks @Auntie Beryl - now for the task of replicating it and seeing what I’m missing/never replaced a vinyl copy and don’t have digitally!
     
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  14. A Love and Money rabbithole is something I would like to be in forever. Magical band.
     
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  15. If anyone's up for a very laidback version of "Strange Kind Of Love", here it is...

     
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  16. Brilliant playlist Auntie Beryl!
     
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  17. Going to recreate this now.
     
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  18. Even using some edits, I can't quite get the running time down to under 80 mins a disc for a 3CD set, so I will split it into four, maybe.

    That would have Oh Patti as the last song on CD1, which kind of works well.
     
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  19. And lo, for @Auntie Beryl 's amazing Sophistipop playlist was immortalised in my iTunes...

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  20. Thomas Lang completely passed me by until now @Auntie Beryl but the Scallywag Jazz album cover is familiar and he looks like the epitome of a sophisti-pop poster boy. I think I confused him with Thomas Leer.

    Any recommendations album wise? I see there is a recent expanded Scallywag Jazz but I’m worried it might be brickwalled.
     
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