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SHARE: 1980 instrumentals

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SHARE: 1980 instrumentals

Postby Passing_Stranger » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:52 am

Hi all! Finally had some spare time and created another compilation (yes, I love doing them :D ). This time it's of the instrumental compositions released during the year 1980. It's a curious phenomenon that lots of NW bands and artists had at least one instrumental in their calatogue, either an album track or a B-side. Some even made a habit of doing the voxless compositions - usually for singles. And many of them are genuinely good or even great. I took some of those and created an hour-long program.

I mostly took tracks from the original vinyls or CDs i.e. not compressed ones so the sound is very pleasant (even with the very occasional vinyl crackles). Tracks are from across the NW specter, from guitar-based ones to completely synthetic. It's a good listen, very dynamic and hopefully will appeal to listeners. For better listening I made slight changes to the tracks, mainly shortening long silences and cutting out some unnecessary wankery, but nothing serious really, The last track is the unique edit from the later compilation.

Maybe if there's an interest I can do more of these for other years :)

Download here:!f190QCZR!pqaXWzdQJOOD ... eY_yShjiBQ

Tracklist: Rockets - Prophecy / Ultravox - Astradyne / The Human League - Gordon's Gin / Visage - The Dancer / The Books - I'll Be Your Friend / Split Enz - The Choral Sea / Rheingold - Pirata / The Korgis - Rover's Return / After the Fire - 1980-F / Yellow Magic Orchestra - Multiplies / The Boomtown Rats - Whitehall 1212 / The Pretenders - Space Invader / The Police - The Other Way of Stopping / M - Maniac / Yello - Blue Green

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Re: SHARE: 1980 instrumentals

Postby retromusic » Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:02 pm

And Cheers! :)
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Re: SHARE: 1980 instrumentals

Postby negative1 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:24 am

i liked :

simple minds - shake off the ghosts
simple minds - somebody up there likes you
and more from them...

duran duran - tel aviv
duran duran - tiger tiger
duran duran - faith in this colour

human league - non stop
total panic

depeche mode - Any Second Now
Oberkorn (It's A Small Town) (Development Mix)
Further Excerpts From: My Secret Garden
The Great Outdoors

the police - behind my camel
the other way of stopping

blancmange - business steps
heaven knows where heaven is
on our way to
all things are nice

there are too many more to mention.

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Re: SHARE: 1980 instrumentals

Postby Rissan » Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:33 pm

Wow, thanks a lot.

some suggestions:

A Flock Of Seagulls - The Last Flight Of Yuri Gagarin
A Flock Of Seagulls - Rosenmontag
A Flock Of Seagulls- (cosmos) The Effect Of The Sun

Pseudo Echo - Autumnal Park

China Crisis - Forever I & I
China Crisis - Watching Over Burning Fields
China Crisis - Dockland
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Re: SHARE: 1980 instrumentals

Postby eddie » Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:42 am

The Police left their best instrumental, 'light changes', off zenyatta.
let's hear what you could have won...
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Re: SHARE: 1980 instrumentals

Postby Passing_Stranger » Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:26 am

Eddie, I haven't heard "Light Changes" yet, thanks for pointing it out to me. With this compilation I decided to go by albums, actually I have stuff for another one for 1980.

I haven't decided yet whether to do separate album instrumentals and B-side instrumentals compilations. What do you people think? :)
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Re: SHARE: 1980 instrumentals

Postby negative1 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:59 am

Rissan wrote:Wow, thanks a lot.
Flock Of Seagulls- (cosmos) The Effect Of The Sun

This isn't actually an instrumental, but has long sections in it.

It's got full vocals and chorus also.

don't forget the award winning 'D.N.A' from them.

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Re: SHARE: 1980 instrumentals

Postby maccafan076 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:31 pm

Superb idea. I would always welcome more volumes like this. Maybe even for separate bands.
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