Monday 6/1/20 11pm ET: Feature LP: Spandau Ballet – Singles, Rarities & Remixes (2006)

Spandau Ballet were an English new wave band formed in Islington, London, in 1979. Inspired by the capital’s post-punk underground dance scene, they emerged at the start of the 1980s as the house band for the Blitz Kids, playing “White European Dance Music” as “The Applause” for this new club culture’s audience. They became one of the most successful groups of the New Romantic era of British pop and were part of the Second British Invasion of the Billboard Top 40 in the 1980s, selling 25 million albums and having 23 hit singles worldwide. The band have had eight UK top 10 albums, including three greatest hits compilations and an album of re-recorded material. Their musical influences ranged from punk rock and soul music to the American crooners Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett.

Singles, Rarities & Remixes is a compilation album by Spandau Ballet, released on December 11, 2006 and contains 30 songs, in original, live, or remixed version.

Disc 1
“Round and Round”
“Chant No. 1 (I Don’t Need This Pressure On)”
“With the Pride”
“Highly Strung”
“I’ll Fly for You”
“Heaven Is a Secret”
“Paint Me Down”
“To Cut a Long Story Short”

Disc 2
“Gold (12inch Version)”
“Lifeline (12inch Version)”
“Communication (12inch Version)”
“Only When You Leave (12inch Version)”
“Highly Re-Strung (Extended)”
“Pleasure (Live at Sadlers Wells)”
“True (Live at Sadlers Wells)”
“Gold (Live at Sadlers Wells)”
“Lifeline (Live at Sadlers Wells)”
“Through the Barricades”
“Only When You Leave”
“Always in the Back of My Mind”
“Revenge for Love”
“Gold (Instrumental)”