NOW 12″80s: 1982 Part One

48 extended mixes from 1982

NOW That’s What I Call Music continue their year-themed 12″ 80s series with a 4CD set which covers 1982.

Actually, so good was 1982 that this new 4CD is, in fact, only ‘Part One’. The 48 tracks included are extended, full-length or remixed versions of pop hits of the day, reflecting the move from disco to synth-pop/new wave.

The first disc includes the likes of Duran Duran (‘Rio (Part II)’), Spandau Ballet (‘Instinction (Remix)’), Visage (‘The Damned Don’t Cry (Dance Mix)’), The Human League (‘Mirror Man (Extended Version)’), Japan (‘Life In Tokyo (1982 12″ Extended Remix)’), Gary Numan (‘Music For Chameleons (Extended Version)’) and Tears For Fears (‘Pale Shelter (Long Version)’). 

CD 2 kicks off with Carly Simon and the brilliant Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards written and produced hit ‘Why’, before moving on to Rockers Revenge feat. Donnie Calvin with ‘Walking On Sunshine’, and P-Funk from George Clinton with ‘Loopzilla’. Culture Club, Bananarama, The Belle Stars and Bucks Fizz also feature.

CD3 has a disco/funk/soul vibe with hits from Shalamar (‘A Night To Remember’), The Boys Town Gang (‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’), Patrick Cowley feat. Sylvester (the extended remix of ‘Do You Wanna Funk’) and Imagination’s ‘Just An Illusion’ in its full 12-inch glory. Spandau Ballet, Daryl Hall & John Oates and Haircut 100 appear later on.

The final disc is the ‘indie’ selections with classic 12-inches from New Order, Associates, Siouxsie And The Banshees and The Cure. Simple Minds are represented with the German 12” Remix of ‘New Gold Dream (81/82/83/84)’ and A Flock Of Seagulls’ ‘Wishing (If I Had A Photograph of You)’ also features. The set finishes with Thomas Dolby and Soft Cell.

NOW 12” 80s: 1982 Part One will be released on 19 January 2024. Full tracklisting is below.


Now That’s What I Call Music 12″80s: 1982 Part One Various Artists /

    • CD 1
      1. The Human League – Mirror Man (Extended Version) 
      2. Duran Duran – Rio (Part II)
      3. Spandau Ballet – Instinction (Remix)
      4. ABC – The Look Of Love, Pt.1 (12″ Special Remix)
      5. Soft Cell – What! (Extended Version / 12″ Edit)
      6. Visage – The Damned Don’t Cry (Dance Mix)
      7. Ultravox – Reap The Wild Wind (Extended Version)
      8. Japan – Life In Tokyo (1982 12″ Extended Remix)
      9. Gary Numan – Music For Chameleons (Extended Version)
      10. Blancmange – Living On The Ceiling (Extended version) 
      11. Thompson Twins – Lies (Bigger & Better)
      12. Talk Talk – Talk Talk (Extended Mix)  
      13. Tears For Fears – Pale Shelter (Long Version)
    • CD 2
      1. Carly Simon – Why (Full Length Version) 
      2. Rockers Revenge feat. Donnie Calvin – Walking On Sunshine (12″ Version)
      3. George Clinton – Loopzilla (Full Length Version) 
      4. Bohannon feat. Dr. Perri Johnson – Let’s Start II Dance Again (Full Length Album Version) 
      5. Haysi Fantayzee – John Wayne Is Big Leggy (Groovy Long Version)
      6. Bow Wow Wow – Go Wild In The Country (12″ Version)
      7. Culture Club – I’m Afraid Of Me (Extended Mix)
      8. Altered Images – See Those Eyes (12″ Version)
      9. Bananarama – Shy Boy (Extended Version) 
      10. The Maisonettes – Heartache Avenue (12” Version) 
      11. The Belle Stars – The Clapping Song (Extended 12” Mix)
      12. Bucks Fizz – My Camera Never Lies (Extended 12″ Version)
    • CD 3
      1. Shalamar – A Night To Remember (12” Mix) 
      2. Donna Summer – Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger) (Dance Remix) 
      3. The Boys Town Gang – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You (Extended Version) 
      4. Patrick Cowley feat. Sylvester – Do You Wanna Funk (Remix) 
      5. Divine – Native Love (Step By Step) (Extended Version)
      6. Odyssey – Inside Out (12″ Version)
      7. Imagination – Just An Illusion (12” Version) 
      8. Modern Romance – Best Years of Our Lives (Midnight Mix)
      9. Spandau Ballet – Coffee Club (Remix)
      10. Daryl Hall & John Oates – I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) (Extended Club Mix)
      11. Musical Youth – Pass The Dutchie (12″ Version)
      12. Haircut 100 – Fantastic Day (12″ Version)
    • CD 4
      1. New Order – Temptation (12″ Version)
      2. Associates – Club Country (12” Version)
      3. 3iouxsie And The Banshees – Fireworks (12″ Version)
      4. The Cure – Let’s Go To Bed (Extended Mix 1982)
      5. Fun Boy Three feat. Bananarama – T’Aint What You Do…. / Just Do It (Extended Version)
      6. Trio – Da Da Da I Don’t Love You You Don’t Love Me Aha Aha Aha (Long Version)
      7. Visage – The Anvil (Dance Mix)
      8. Simple Minds – New Gold Dream (81/82/83/84) (German 12” Remix)
      9. A Flock Of Seagulls – Wishing (If I Had A Photograph of You) (Extended Version)
      10. Thomas Dolby – Windpower (High Powered Extended Play) 
      11. Soft Cell – Where The Heart Is (12″ Version)

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