Various Artists: The Best Electronic Album In The World…Ever!

The Best Electronic Album In The World…Ever!

Various Artists

  • US $8.99  

  • Release Date 19 September 2019
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Product code
5388679
Format
Triple CD Album
Label
Spectrum
We are proud to present ’THE BEST ELECTRONIC ALBUM IN THE WORLD… EVER!’ which over 60 tracks includes some of the most influential songs ever recorded.

The emergence of the synth pop and dance music exploded in the late 70’s. Dancefloors were changed forever in 1977 when the pulsating and hypnotic ‘I Feel Love’ by Donna Summer showed the way forward, the track is included here alongside synth-driven dance cuts from Lipps Inc and Tom Tom Club and late 70s synth-pop classics from The Buggles and Blondie.

The dawning of the 1980’s saw the new romantics fusing club culture with synth music and the charts were suddenly full of exciting new bands presenting ice-cool hits that have become timeless pop classics.

This collection includes The Human League, Soft Cell, Visage, Heaven 17, Tears For Fears, Japan, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, Thompson Twins, The Psychedelic Furs and Landscape. The synthesizer allowed artists to experiment and the 80s saw some of the most experimental tracks become truly influential hits. Included here are some amazing examples from Yello, Martha & The Muffins, The Passions, Swansway and Yoko Ono’s epic ‘Walking On Thin Ice’.

Established acts also embraced an electronic soundscape on key tracks and The Cure, Simple Minds, Phil Lynott, Joe Jackson and the mesmerising ’The Day Before You Came’ by Abba are all featured on this album.

By the mid 80s the synth was the key ingredient of pure pop and Dead Or Alive, Falco, Marilyn and Philip Oakey’s collaboration with the creator of ‘I Feel Love’, Giorgio Moroder are all present.

Some of the most exciting electronic music was created when electronic sequencers were merged with hip hop beats and lyrics to create electro tracks that became the soundtrack to the breakdancing craze of the early 80s. Herbie Hancock, The Rock Steady Crew, Ollie & Jerry, The Dazz Band and the hugely influential ‘Buffalo Gals’ by Malcolm McLaren are all included.

An exhilarating journey through ice-cold synth classics – ‘The Best Electronic Album In The world… Ever!’ is essential to any pop fan’s collection.
Tracks
CD1
1 The Human League - The Sound Of The Crowd  
2 Soft Cell - Tainted Love  
3 Visage - Fade To Grey  
4 Heaven 17 - Temptation  
5 Tears For Fears - Mad World  
6 Japan - Quiet Life  
7 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Messages  
8 China Crisis - Christian  
9 The Cure - The Walk  
10 Simple Minds - Promised You A Miracle  
11 A Flock Of Seagulls - I Ran  
12 Yello - The Race  
13 Joe Jackson - Steppin' Out  
14 Split Enz - I Got You  
15 Thompson Twins - Love On Your Side  
16 Landscape - Einstein A Go-Go  
17 Trio - Da Da Da (I Don't Love You You Don't Love Me Aha Aha Aha)  
18 Nik Kershaw - Wouldn't It Be Good  
19 Fiction Factory - (Feels Like) Heaven  
20 Lotus Eaters - The First Picture Of You  
Tracks
CD2
1 Donna Summer - I Feel Love  
2 Lipps Inc. - Funkytown  
3 Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star  
4 Blondie - Atomic  
5 Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder - Together In Electric Dreams  
6 Philip Lynott - Yellow Pearl  
7 Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)  
8 Marilyn - Calling Your Name  
9 Altered Images - Don't Talk To Me About Love  
10 Liza Minnelli - Losing My Mind  
11 Eighth Wonder - I'm Not Scared  
12 ABBA - The Day Before You Came  
13 Jan Hammer - Crockett's Theme  
14 Tom Tom Club - Genius Of Love  
15 Harold Faltermeyer - Axel F  
16 Dazz Band - Let It All Blow  
17 Herbie Hancock - Rockit  
18 Malcolm McLaren And The World's Famous Supreme Team - Buffalo Gals  
19 Rock Steady Crew - (Hey You) The Rock Steady Crew  
20 Ollie & Jerry - Breakin'...There's No Stopping Us  
Tracks
CD3
1 Yoko Ono - Walking On Thin Ice  
2 Devo - Whip It  
3 Martha And The Muffins - Echo Beach  
4 Furniture - Brilliant Mind  
5 The Passions - I'm In Love With A German Film Star  
6 Visage - Mind Of A Toy  
7 Soft Cell - Torch  
8 Swansway - Soul Train  
9 Falco - Rock Me Amadeus (The American Edit)  
10 Sly Fox - Let's Go All The Way  
11 Animotion - Obsession  
12 The Human League - Hard Times  
13 Heaven 17 - Play To Win  
14 The Fixx - One Thing Leads To Another  
15 Our Daughter's Wedding - Lawn Chairs  
16 David Sylvian - Red Guitar  
17 The Psychedelic Furs - Love My Way  
18 The Mood - Don't Stop  
19 New Musik - Living By Numbers  
20 H2O - Dream To Sleep