Posts Tagged ‘1983’

Twilight 22 (1983) Electric Kingdom 12″

Twilight 22 (1983) Electric Kingdom 12"

Twilight 22’s first ever release was the 12″ of “Electric Kingdom” in 1983. The single was a Top 10 hit on Billboard’s R&B and Dance charts.

Real Life (1983) Send Me An Angel 12″

Real Life (1983) Send Me An Angel 12"

This is the original 1983 12″ release of Real Life’s “Send Me An Angel”, not to be confused with the “Send Me An Angel ’89” remix.

Haircut One Hundred (1983) Prime Time UK 12″

Haircut One Hundred (1983) Prime Time UK 12"

Haircut One Hundred’s UK 12″ release of “Prime Time” features the Late Night Shopping Version with “Too Up Two Down” on the b-side.

Roman Holliday (1983) Stand By 12″

Roman Holliday (1983) Stand By 12"

“Stand By” is a 1983 song recorded by Roman Holliday, written by Steve & Rob Lambert, produced by Peter Collins and engineered by Phil Harding.

Greg Kihn Band (1983) Love Never Fails 12″ Promo

Greg Kihn Band (1983) Love Never Fails 12" Promo

This 1983 promo 12″ by the Greg Kihn Band features John Luongo at the controls for the “Long Remix” and the 8:02 “Dub” of “Love Never Fails”.

Prince (1983) Let’s Pretend We’re Married 12″

Prince (1983) Let's Pretend We're Married 12"

This 12″ vinyl rip comes from Prince’s “Let’s Pretend We’re Married” single of 1983. Featuring the album version and non-album b-side “Irresistible Bitch”.

Malcolm McLaren (1983) Double Dutch UK 12″

Malcolm McLaren (1983) Double Dutch UK 12"

This Malcom McLaren UK 12″ of “Double Dutch” features the New Dance Mix. “Double Dutch” was a #3 pop hit in the UK in 1983.

Billy Joel (1983) Tell Her About It 12″

Billy Joel (1983) Tell Her About It 12"

“Tell Her About It” was Billy Joel’s second #1 hit of his career. The 12″ release features a remix by John “Jellybean” Benitez.

Rick Springfield (1983) Human Touch 12″ Promo

Rick Springfield (1983) Human Touch 12" Promo

“Human Touch” was the 8th of 17 US Top 40 hits for Rick Springfield. This promo 12″ features a remix and instrumental by John Luongo.

Orbit (Featuring Carol Hall) (1983) All Shook Up 12″

Orbit (Featuring Carol Hall) (1983) All Shook Up 12"

Don Was produced this 1983 12″ release by Orbit. The record is a dance/electro cover of Elvis Presley’s 1957 #1 hit “All Shook Up”.

Kashif (1983) Stone Love 12″ Promo

Kashif (1983) Stone Love 12" Promo

“Stone Love” was Kashif’s second solo single to chart on the Billboard R&B charts where it reached #22. This promo 12″ features the album cut as the “Long Version” and includes an Instrumental version on the B-side.

The Reddings (1983) Hand Dance 12″

The Reddings (1983) Hand Dance 12"

Back in 2011, I posted the 7″ single of “Hand Dance” by The Reddings. In that post I lamented, “I have never been able find any info regarding an extended or remixed release of this song, which is a damned shame because I would really love to hear this one extended out about another 3-4 minutes.” Well, I’m out of luck on that as it obviously doesn’t exist. But, I did happen to find a 12″ release that contains the full 5:22 album cut. So, for posterity’s sake, here’s 33 seconds more of “Hand Dance” than what was on the 45…

Bill Summers and Summers Heat (1983) London Style LP

Bill Summers and Summers Heat (1983) London Style LP

‘London Style’ was the 7th and final LP released by Bill Summers and Summers Heat. Check out the Prince-influenced track “Suzi Plastic”.

Jonzun Crew (1983) Lost In Space LP

Jonzun Crew (1983) Lost In Space LP

The Jonzun Crew’s ‘Lost In Space’ LP was released in 1983 on Tommy Boy Records with catalog #TBLP-1001. This album received a limited CD release in 2001.

Glass (1983) Bedrok 12″

Glass (1983) Bedrok 12"

This 12″ vinyl rip features the full-length LP version of”Bedrok” from the 1983 album ‘Introducing Glass (Featuring John Williams)’ on HCRC Records.

Kraftwerk (1983) Tour De France UK 7″

Kraftwerk (1983) Tour De France UK 7"

Kraftwerk’s Tour De France UK 7″ release is the original mix on the A side and an Instrumental version on the B side.

Kraftwerk (1983) Tour De France 7″

Kraftwerk (1983) Tour De France 7"

Kraftwerk’s Tour De France promo 7″ release features edits of the full mixes that were released on the Tour De France 12″.

Kraftwerk (1983) Tour De France Promo 7″

Kraftwerk (1983) Tour De France 7" Promo

Kraftwerk’s Tour De France promo 7″ release features edits of the full mixes that were released on the Tour De France 12″.

Club House (1983) Do It Again medley with Billie Jean 7″

Club House (1983) Do It Again medley with Billie Jean 7"

“Do It Again medley with Billie Jean” was by Club House who were an Italian house music studio group. It’s a mashup of Steely Dan and Michael Jackson.

Paul Young (1983) Love Of The Common People 12″

Paul Young (1983) Love Of The Common People 12"

This 12″ release from Paul Young features extended club mixes of “Love Of The Common People” and “Come Back And Stay” from his debut album ‘No Parlez’.

Huey Lewis And The News (1983) I Want A New Drug (Called Love) UK 12″

Huey Lewis And The News (1983) I Want A New Drug (Called Love) UK 12"

This UK 12″ from Huey Lewis & The News features the 12″ and 7″ mixes of “I Want A New Drug”, a #1 Dance hit for the group in 1984.

Various (1983) Attack Of The Killer B’s LP

Various (1983) Attack Of The Killer B's LP

‘Attack Of The Killer B’s’ is a 12-track compilation LP featuring non-album b-sides from The Time, Peter Gabriel, Talking Heads, Roxy Music and more…

Agnetha Faltskog (1983) Can’t Shake Loose 12″ Promo

Agnetha Faltskog (1983) Can't Shake Loose 12" Promo

One of the 4 members of ABBA out on her own as a solo act. This would be the only single she ever placed in the US Top 40 as a solo artist. The song was written by renowned songwriter Russ Ballard and produced by Mike Chapman who enjoyed great success with Blondie. This 12″ AOR mix was serviced to rock radio stations.

ZZ Top (1983) Legs 12″

ZZ Top (1983) Legs 12"

Although, they were a very popular rock radio and concert band prior to the release of ‘Eliminator’, ZZ Top had not experienced much mainstream success on the Pop charts. That all changed in 1983. The ZZ Top music video phenomenon and the synth-driven music on ‘Eliminator’ launched the group on an 8-10 year run of success on the Pop and Rock charts. The lil’ ole band even started rocking the Dance charts as “Legs” became their first song to receive an official remix treatment aimed at the dance clubs.

Grandmixer D.ST. (1983) Crazy Cuts 12″

Grandmixer D.ST. (1983) Crazy Cuts 12"

The man credited as being the first to establish the turntable as a fully performable and improvisational musical instrument was Grandmixer D.ST. He also performed scratching and other turntablist techniques on the first recognized popular single to feature those sounds: Herbie Hancock’s “Rockit”. Here we go, the turntable wizardry of Grandmixer D.ST. from 1983… “Crazy Cuts”.

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