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1. New Order - Thieves Like Us
2. Eurythmics, Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart - Beethoven (I Love To Listen To)
3. Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
4. David Sylvian - Red Guitar
5. The Associates - Party Fears Two
6. Marc Almond - Stories Of Johnny
7. Aztec Camera - Oblivious
8. Pete Wylie ; The Mighty WAH! - Come Back
9. The Adventures - Broken Land
10. Iggy Pop - Shades
11. Pretenders - Talk Of The Town
12. R.E.M. - So. Central Rain
13. Pixies - Monkey Gone To Heaven
14. The Psychedelic Furs - President Gas
15. The B-52's - Planet Claire
16. The Creatures - Mad Eyed Screamer
17. Echo And The Bunnymen - The Cutter
18. The Jam - That's Entertainment
19. Tom Robinson - Atmospherics: Listen To The Radio
20. Robert Wyatt - Shipbuilding
21. Laurie Anderson - O Superman
22. The Passions - I'm In Love With A German Film Star
23. The Stranglers - European Female
24. Electronic - Getting Away With It
25. Propaganda - Dr. Mabuse
26. Yello - Vicious Games
27. Scarlet Fantastic - No Memory
28. The Motels - Suddenly Last Summer
29. Naked Eyes - Always Something There to Remind Me
30. Split Enz - I Got You
31. Our Daughter's Wedding - Lawnchairs
32. DEVO - Whip It
33. Midge Ure ; Mick Karn - After A Fashion
34. Japan - Gentlemen Take Polaroids (Edit)
35. Sandii ; The Sunsetz - Dream Of Immigrants
36. China Crisis - African And White
37. The Lotus Eaters - The First Picture Of You
38. Zaine Griff - Flowers
39. Anne Pigalle - He! Stranger
40. Sisters Of Mercy - This Corrosion
41. Siouxsie And The Banshees - Peek-A-Boo
42. Bauhaus - Kick In The Eye
43. The Cure - A Forest
44. Joy Division - Atmosphere
45. The Sugarcubes - Birthday
46. David Sylvian - Pop Song
47. Act - Snobbery ; Decay
48. Simple Minds - The American
49. Soft Cell - Down In The Subway
50. The Fall - There's A Ghost In My House
51. The Damned - Grimly Fiendish
52. Spear Of Destiny - Liberator
53. Theatre Of Hate - Do You Believe In The Westworld?
54. The Clash - This Is England
55. The Cult - Edie (Ciao Baby)
56. The Mission - Tower Of Strength
57. All About Eve - Martha's Harbour
58. The Darling Buds - Hit The Ground
59. The Go-Go's - Head Over Heels
60. The Waitresses - I Know What Boys Like
61. The Smiths - Hand In Glove
62. The Icicle Works - Love Is A Wonderful Colour
63. It's Immaterial - Driving Away From Home (Jim's Tune)
64. Timbuk 3 - The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades
65. Wall Of Voodoo - Mexican Radio
66. XTC - Senses Working Overtime
67. B-Movie - Remembrance Day
68. Kissing The Pink - The Last Film
69. Gang Of Four - I Love A Man In A Uniform
70. After The Fire - Der Kommissar
71. Altered Images - Dead Pop Stars
72. Toyah - Ieya
73. Adam ; The Ants - Car Trouble
74. Julian Cope - World Shut Your Mouth
75. The Primitives - Crash
76. Westworld - Sonic Boom Boy
77. Pop Will Eat Itself - Def Con One
78. Big Audio Dynamite - Medicine Show
79. Latin Quarter - Radio Africa
80. Scritti Politti - The "Sweetest Girl"

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NOW Music proudly presents NOW - 80s Alternative: 80 tracks across 4 CDs encapsulating the era and celebrating an incredibly diverse decade for 'Alternative' music. CD1 showcases genre-defining bands and kicks off with New Order's sublime 'Thieves Like Us', Eurythmics stunning 'Beethoven (I Love To Listen To)' and Joy Division's era defining 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'. Post-Punk New Wave exploded on to the charts, and The Associates, The Jam, Echo And The Bunnymen, Pretenders, and Siouxsie's side project The Creatures are all included. The U.S. Alt scene provided R.E.M., Pixies, The Psychedelic Furs, and the David Bowie co-write 'Shades' from Iggy Pop. Plus, some of the best written Pop songs ever, represented here by David Sylvian, Marc Almond, Aztec Camera, Pete Wylie & The Mighty WAH!, The Adventures, Tom Robinson, and the Elvis Costello co-write 'Shipbuilding', beautifully realised by Robert Wyatt. The (still) incredible 'O Superman' from Laurie Anderson opens the second disc, along with other synth-based classics from Yello, Propaganda, Midge Ure & Mick Karn, Japan, Electronic and a brilliant single from Japanese band Sandii & The Sunsetz. DEVO produced the defining U.S. New Wave smash with 'Whip It', and fantastic unique hits from Scarlet Fantastic, Split Enz, Our Daughter's Wedding, Anne Pigalle and 'Flowers' by Zaine Griff (featuring Kate Bush on backing vocals) are all included. The epic 'This Corrosion' from Sisters Of Mercy starts CD3 in grandiose style - and is followed with atmospheric masterpieces from Siouxsie And The Banshees, Bauhaus, The Cure and a second appearance from Joy Division - before some late-80s Alternative essentials, including Bjork's band The Sugarcubes, Act, The Mission, All About Eve, The Cult's 'Edie (Ciao Baby)', 'This Is England' from The Clash, and The Fall's version of 'There's A Ghost In My House', before closing with two more great examples of U.S. Alt Pop from The Go-Go's, and The Waitresses. Opening with the song that launched one of the defining bands of the era, The Smiths, with 'Hand In Glove' the final CD features a stellar line up of 80s Alternative Chart hits - The Icicle Works, It's Immaterial, B-Movie, Kissing The Pink and Gang Of Four are all featured with timeless singles... Altered Images, Toyah and Adam & The Ants would go on to find huge mainstream success in the early '80s - and we celebrate these artists with their earlier singles. Big Audio Dynamite, Julian Cope and XTC are also included before the collection draws to a close with Latin Quarter's 'Radio Africa' - and Scritti Politti's 1981 single 'The "Sweetest Girl"'. NOW - 80s Alternative - A celebration of a different view of the decade's charts - the lesser-compiled 1980's singles.

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