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Spandau Ballet "40 Years – The Greatest Hits" Boxset


Spandau Ballet "40 Years – The Greatest Hits" Boxset

Postby omar » Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:21 am

This 5CD/DVD/Vinyl set is out early next year but the 2CD version should be out late Nov. Here's the tracklist for the boxset:



CD1 + CD2 – The Hits
To Cut A Long Story Short
The Freeze
Musclebound
Glow
Chant No.1
Paint Me Down
She Loved Like Diamond
Instinction
Lifeline
Communication
TRUE
Gold
Pleasure
Only When You Leave
I’ll Fly For You
Highly Strung
Round and Round
Fight For Ourselves
Through The Barricades
How Many Lies
Cross The Line
Raw
Be Free With Your Love
Empty Spaces
Crashed Into Love
The Boxer ***
Once More
This Is The Love
Steal
Soul Boy
***Previously Unreleased


CD3 + CD4 – The Mixes
To Cut A Long Story Short (Mix 1)
The Freeze (Special Mix)
Musclebound
Glow (12” Version)
Chant No.1 (12” Version)
Chant No.1 (Remix)
Paint Me Down (12” Version)
She Loved Like Diamond (12” Version)
Instinction (Remixed & Extended Version)
Coffee Club (Remix)
Lifeline (Special Club Mix)
Communication (Club Mix)
True (12” Version)
Gold (Extended Version)
Only When You Leave (Extended Mix)
I’ll Fly For You (Glide Mix)
Highly Strung (Highly Re-Strung)
Highly Strung (Extended Version)
Fight For Ourselves (Extended Remix)
Fight The Heartache
Through The Barricades (Extended Version)
Cross The Line (Extended Version)
Raw (Amnesia Mix)
Raw (Extended Mix)
Be Free With Your Love (Extended Dance Mix)
Be Free With Your Love (Dub Mix)
This Is The Love (Eric Kupper Vocal Mix)
Soul Boy (1980 Mix)
True (2002 Mix By Tony Swain & Gary Kemp)
Gold (Paul Oakenfold Club Mix)


CD 5 – Live at Ahoy (previously unreleased)
Highly Strung
Communication
Only When You Leave
Foundation
Instinction
With The Pride
Round & Round
I’ll Fly For You
Nature of The Beast
Gold
TRUE
Revenge 4 Love
Always in the Back on my Mind
Paint Me Down
Chant No 1
Lifeline
To Cut A Long Story Short


12” Vinyl
To Cut A Long Story Short (Demo Version)
The Freeze (Demo Version)
Eyes (Demo Version) ***
Age Of Blows (Demo Version) ***
Toys (Demo Version) ***
Previously Unreleased


DVD
Twentieth Century Box: Documentary (Previously Unreleased
and not seen for 40 years)
Live at HMS Belfast (3 minutes footage from London show on
board HMS Belfast ship in 1980)
Music Videos
· To Cut A Long Story Short
· The Freeze
· Musclebound
· Chant No.1 (I Don’t Need This Pressure On)
· Paint Me Down
· She Loved Like Diamond
· Instinction
· Lifeline
· Communication
· TRUE
· Gold
· Only When You Leave
· I’ll Fly For You
· Highly Strung
· Round And Round
· Fight For Ourselves
· Through The Barricades
· How Many Lies
· Cross The Line
· Raw
· Raw (Amnesia Mix)
· Be Free With Your Love
· Crashed Into Love.

· Once More
· Steal
· Soul Boy
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Re: Spandau Ballet "40 Years – The Greatest Hits" Boxset

Postby telekon3 » Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:28 am

What I wish they would do is realize
nothing and no one lasts forever
and mend ties and make a new full length recording.
Tony Hadley is one of the few who's voice
still sounds great after all of these years.
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Re: Spandau Ballet "40 Years – The Greatest Hits" Boxset

Postby postpunkmonk » Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:27 am

I have 94% of this. I may see if the few new tracks are available as DLs.The band could have stopped in 1984 and that would have been fine. Where is this online? Its not on the band's website; as interesting as Steve Dagger's history of the early days has been.
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Re: Spandau Ballet "40 Years – The Greatest Hits" Boxset

Postby ZippY » Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:43 am

I hoped for a Deluxe Edition of Heart Like A Sky, which I would have bought for sure. Going to skip this one and it's remixes because I have them already.
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Re: Spandau Ballet "40 Years – The Greatest Hits" Boxset

Postby discoginfo » Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:49 am

Practically all of their CDs for their early 80s albums have suffered from very bad mastering, if you read the reviews on Amazon. Perhaps this will rectify this problem? Although I believe the tracks will be brickwalled, as that is what the world (most people) wants. Except us of course.

http://www.discog.info/spandau-ballet.html
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Re: Spandau Ballet "40 Years – The Greatest Hits" Boxset

Postby omar » Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:00 am

postpunkmonk wrote:I have 94% of this. I may see if the few new tracks are available as DLs.The band could have stopped in 1984 and that would have been fine. Where is this online? Its not on the band's website; as interesting as Steve Dagger's history of the early days has been.







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Re: Spandau Ballet "40 Years – The Greatest Hits" Boxset

Postby omar » Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:22 am

discoginfo wrote:Practically all of their CDs for their early 80s albums have suffered from very bad mastering, if you read the reviews on Amazon. Perhaps this will rectify this problem? Although I believe the tracks will be brickwalled, as that is what the world (most people) wants. Except us of course.

http://www.discog.info/spandau-ballet.html



The only good remaster was the 20th anniversary of True in 2003. Those 2010 versions were awful as i recall especially Journeys To Glory and Parade.
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Re: Spandau Ballet "40 Years – The Greatest Hits" Boxset

Postby mathmandan » Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:38 am

[quote="postpunkmonk"]The band could have stopped in 1984 and that would have been fine.

Truer words have never been spoken.
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Re: Spandau Ballet "40 Years – The Greatest Hits" Boxset

Postby negative1 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:37 am

mathmandan wrote:
postpunkmonk wrote:The band could have stopped in 1984 and that would have been fine.

Truer words have never been spoken.


to me that applies to many bands:
==============================
abc
blancmange
cabaret voltaire
depeche mode
duran duran
erasure
flock of seagulls
go west
human league
inxs
kraftwerk
new order
simple minds
tears for fears
ultravox
u2


the list is almost endless.

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Re: Spandau Ballet "40 Years – The Greatest Hits" Boxset

Postby humanracer » Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:15 pm

negative1 wrote:
mathmandan wrote:
postpunkmonk wrote:The band could have stopped in 1984 and that would have been fine.

Truer words have never been spoken.


to me that applies to many bands:
==============================
abc
blancmange
cabaret voltaire
depeche mode
duran duran
erasure
flock of seagulls
go west
human league
inxs
kraftwerk
new order
simple minds
tears for fears
ultravox
u2


the list is almost endless.

later
-1


You must really hate Erasure then if you wanted them to quit after 1984...: )

Or maybe now we are talking about 1994....in which case I would actually agree.
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Re: Spandau Ballet "40 Years – The Greatest Hits" Boxset

Postby blaaah » Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:56 am

And Go West who didnt release anything till 1985..

Bar about three of that list, that opinion couldnt be further from the truth, as that ignores Black Celebration, Welcome To Wherever You Are, Big Thing, How To Be A Zillionaire, Technique, Songs From The Big Chair, Achtung Baby etc. Musical life would be much the poorer without them.
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Re: Spandau Ballet "40 Years – The Greatest Hits" Boxset

Postby negative1 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:13 pm

negative1 wrote:
to me that applies to many bands:
==============================
abc
blancmange
cabaret voltaire
depeche mode
duran duran
erasure
flock of seagulls
go west
human league
inxs
kraftwerk
new order
simple minds
tears for fears
ultravox
u2


the list is almost endless.

later
-1


You must really hate Erasure then if you wanted them to quit after 1984...: )

Or maybe now we are talking about 1994....in which case I would actually agree.


Wonderland was their best album, and the circus was very good, that was it for me.

blaaah wrote:And Go West who didnt release anything till 1985..

Bar about three of that list, that opinion couldnt be further from the truth, as that ignores Black Celebration, Welcome To Wherever You Are, Big Thing, How To Be A Zillionaire, Technique, Songs From The Big Chair, Achtung Baby etc. Musical life would be much the poorer without them.


Ok, fine, lets go until 1985:
-----------------------------------------------------
Abc - How to be a zillionaire (probably equal with Lexicon of Love)
New Order - Low-life (Power Corruption and Lies was their best)
Go West - Go West
Tears for Fears - The Hurting - masterpiece
Depeche Mode - Some Great reward
Duran Duran - Rio
U2 - War
======================================

I can live without any album that came after these, as they were all subpar release from then on,
and for most of the groups, it was just a complete decline in creativity.

Sure some did really well, and were popular too, but they were way past their prime after that.


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Re: Spandau Ballet "40 Years – The Greatest Hits" Boxset

Postby mathmandan » Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:19 am

Ok, fine, lets go until 1985:
-----------------------------------------------------
Abc - How to be a zillionaire (probably equal with Lexicon of Love)
New Order - Low-life (Power Corruption and Lies was their best)
Go West - Go West
Tears for Fears - The Hurting - masterpiece
Depeche Mode - Some Great reward
Duran Duran - Rio
U2 - War
======================================


I couldn't resist weighing in on this.

ABC: for me nothing comes close to Zillionaire, 1985
New Order: totally agreed on Power Corruption Lies. Low-Life also very good. Steady decline after for me.
Tears for Fears: Yes masterpiece status for The Hurting. Big Chair was medium for me, everything after I didn't care for.
Depeche Mode: I favor the first two but consider Violator (1990) one of their best. They lost me after that.
Duran Duran: Rio definitely was the apex, although I loved the 1997 track Electric Barbarella.

the other mentioned bands:

Blancmange: Mange Tout (1983) is the winner, but Neil Arthur's recent prolific offerings under the Blancmange moniker have some very bright spots, especially the Wanderlust album.
Cabaret Voltaire: Winner for me is Micro-Phonies (1984), still good up through Code (1987), then they wandered. I do like much of Richard Kirk's subsequent solo work.
Erasure: Wonderland is also my favorite. Chorus (1991) was very strong though. Some bright spots mixed with lots of not so much follows. The Neon (2020!) is more enjoyable than I was expecting.
Flock of Seagulls: I could stop with 1983.
Human League: I was in love through 1983. Then drifting into decline to the truly dreadful (I'm talking to you 'Human'). But then I thought Octopus (1995) and Secrets (2001) were close to amazing. Ignore the subsequent Credo (2011).
Kraftwerk: peak period ends 1981 for me but I still enjoy the subsequent output.
Ultravox: I'm solid through 1984 so looks like I agree with you there.
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Re: Spandau Ballet "40 Years – The Greatest Hits" Boxset

Postby magnum » Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:18 am

no "she loved like diamond" instrumental
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Re: Spandau Ballet "40 Years – The Greatest Hits" Boxset

Postby negative1 » Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:07 pm

magnum wrote:no "she loved like diamond" instrumental


also missing:
=============
How Many lies (extended)
Raw (flip)
Be free with your love (mix edit)



This Is The Love (Eric Kupper Radio Edit) 3:59

This Is The Love (Eric Kupper Love Dub Mix) 7:48

This Is The Love (Basement Jaxx Ex N' Trix Mix) 5:05

This Is The Love (Basement Jaxx House Dub Mix) 5:34

1 Gold (Sun's Golden Remake) 3:51

2 Gold (Sun's Golden Club Mix) 5:40

3 Gold (Breakbeat Reprise) 1:50

Gold (Basto Radio Edit) 3:06

Gold (Basto Extended Mix) 5:21


Gold (Paul Oakenfold Dub) 5:47

Gold (Paul Oakenfold BMX Remix) 2:56

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