Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Twelve Inch Eighties: The Complete Collection, Demon Dazzles With Eight New Triple Disc Collections Of The Decade's Best






Demon Records has just released a group of albums under the title Twelve Inch Eighties that collects extended twelve inch versions of some of the 80s best songs. This is a great concept, whether you are are an eighties fan or a record collector. Twelve inch singles proliferated during the eighties (until they were supplanted by CDs); these long versions were often remixes as well, and they rarely appeared on the regular album releases of most artists.

Twelve inch singles were known to have the best sound quality and terrific bass. This had something to do with the fact that a 12" vinyl record had plenty of physical room for the grooves so they wouldn't be packed as tightly as they were on a typical LP. Twelve inch singles usually ran at 45 rpm, which allowed for even more vinyl real estate of per minute of groove. Whatever the technical reason, when I listened to these Demon collections I was quickly reminded of the 12" reputation for sound quality. Demon did a phenomenal job with the production and mastering of these releases. They just sound great.

Twelve inch singles were designed for club play; some of them are even called club mixes. I guess that makes them disco records by default, but these are decidedly not disco collections, per say. I'm sure there are plenty of disco compilations out there, but instead the Twelve Inch Eighties releases present a lineup of excellent rock, pop, and soul tracks for your enjoyment. Feast your eyes on the complete track lists below, and check out the sample song or album trailer for each collection. These songs have an average length of more than six minutes each and there are ten songs per disc. With three CDs per album, you are receiving thirty semi-rare tracks for a retail price that works out to less than five dollars (US) per CD.

Listen to the Thompson Twins "Hold Me Now" (12" Version)


Hold Me Now - A collection of classic love songs extended, remixed and reimagined

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CD 1:
01. Through The Barricades (Extended Version) - Spandau Ballet
02. Every Time You Go Away (Extended Remix Version) - Paul Young
03. Whistle Down The Wind (12" Version) - Nick Heyward
04. Hold Me Now (12” Version) - Thompson Twins
05. I Second That Emotion (12” Version) - Japan
06. See The Day (12” Version) - Dee C. Lee
07. World Without You (Extended Worldwide Mix) - Belinda Carlisle
08. When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)?(12" Version) - Deacon Blue
09. The Taste Of Your Tears (Breaker Heart Mix) - King
10. Fantastic Day (12" Version) - Haircut 100
CD 2:
01. State Of Independence (Full Length Album Version) - Donna Summer
02. Do What You Do (12" Remix Version) - Jermaine Jackson
03. How 'Bout Us (12” Version) - Champaign
04. Shake You Down (Extended Club Mix) - Gregory Abbott
05. If You Were Here Tonight (Soft Version) - Alexander O'Neal
06. I Need You (12" Version) - The Pointer Sisters
07. Wishing Well (Three Coins In A Fountain Mix) - Terence Trent D'arby
08. Rain Or Shine (Remix) - Five Star
09. Girl I'm Gonna Miss You (Long Version) - Milli Vanilli
10. In And Out Of Love (12” Version) - Imagination
CD 3:
01. Keeping The Dream Alive (Solang' ManT räume Noch Leben Kann) (Extended Version) - Münchener Freiheit
02. Broken Wings (12” Version) - Mr. Mister
03. I Get Weak (12” Version) - Belinda Carlisle
04. If She Knew What She Wants (Extended Remix) - The Bangles
05. One On One (12" Version) - Daryl Hall & John Oates
06. Change Of Heart (12" Extended Club Remix) - Cyndi Lauper & The Bangles
07. Never Knew Love Like This (Extended) - Alexander O'Neal & Cherelle
08. Tell Me If You Still Care (12" Version) - The S.O.S. Band
09. (You Are My) All And All (Take Twenty Three) - Joyce Sims
10. Ring Of Ice (Extended UK Remix) - Jennifer Rush



When The Going Gets Tough - A collection of extended Pure Pop excellence

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CD 1:
01. Leave A Light On (Extended Version) - Belinda Carlisle
02. Walk Like An Egyptian (Extended Dance Mix) - The Bangles
03. Maneater (Extended Club Mix) - Daryl Hall & John Oates
04. More Than You Know (Dance Mix, Pt. 1) - Martika
05. Cross My Heart (Dance Mix) - Eighth Wonder
06. I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down (Extended Mix) - Paul Young
07. If You Let Me Stay (Extended Version) - Terence Trent D'arby
08. You Got It (The Right Stuff) (12" Version) - New Kids On The Block
09. I Owe You Nothing (Club Mix) - Bros
10. Warning Sign (12" Version) - Nick Heyward
CD 2:
01. Fake (Extended Version) - Alexander O'Neal
02. When The Going Gets Tough (Extended Version )- Billy Ocean
03. Eyes (Extended Remix) - Donna Summer
04. Stay Out Of My Life (12" Version) - Five Star
05. Bad Boy (Remix) - Miami Sound Machine
06. Whenever You Need Somebody (Lonely Hearts Mix) - Rick Astley
07. The Goonies 'R' Good Enough (Dance Remix) - Cyndi Lauper
08. Just Got Lucky (12" Version) - Jo Boxers
09. Won't You Hold My Hand Now (Heavy Times Mix) - King
10. Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl) (12" Version) - Haircut 100
CD 3:
01. John Wayne Is Big Leggy (Groovy Long Version) - Haysi Fantayzee
02. Happy Birthday (Dance Mix) - Altered Images
03. You Take Me Up (Machines Take Over Me)(12" Version) - Thompson Twins
04. Fantasy Island (Almighty Mix) - Tight Fit
05. When We Were Young (12" Club Mix) - Bucks Fizz
06. The Promise You Made (Extended Version) - Cock Robin
07. Brother Louie (Special Long Version) - Modern Talking
08. Call Me (Viva Mix) - Spagna
09. Handful Of Promises (12" Version) - Big Fun
10. I Only Wanna Be With You (Extended Version) - Samantha Fox

Trailer for Twelve Inch 80's Digging Your Scene & Can You Feel It


Digging Your Scene - A collection of classic 12” remixes straight from the edge of the 80s

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CD 1:
01. Pretty In Pink (Berlin Mix) - The Psychedelic Furs
02. I Ran (So Far Away) - A Flock Of Seagulls
03. European Son (12") - Japan
04. Einstein A Go-Go (12" Mix) - Landscape
05. Brilliant Mind (12" Mix) - Furniture
06. (Feels Like) Heaven - Fiction Factory
07. The First Picture of You (12" Version) - The Lotus Eaters
08. Love All Day (And Night) - Nick Heyward
09. Lover Come Back To Me (Extended Remix) - Dead Or Alive
10. Love On Your Side (No Talkin') (12" Version) - Thompson Twins
CD 2:
01. Love & Pride (Body And Soul Mix) - King
02. Apollo 9 (Francois K Splashdown Mix) - Adam Ant
03. I Could Be Happy - Altered Images
04. Shiny Shiny Dance (12 Inch Version) - Haysi Fantayzee
05. Chihuahua (12" Version) - Bow Wow Wow
06. Don't Fall In Love (I Said) (Extended Mix) - Toyah
07. Nobody's Fool (12" Version) - Haircut 100
08. Bridge to Your Heart (The Unabridged Version) - Wax
09. (Si Si) Je Suis Un Rock Star (Extended) - Bill Wyman
10. Love of the Common People (12" Mix) - Paul Young
CD 3:
01. Digging Your Scene (Long Version) - The Blow Monkeys
02. Funky Town (Dance Mix) - Pseudo Echo
03. E=MC2 (12 Inch Remix) - Big Audio Dynamite
04. Real Gone Kid - Deacon Blue
05. Radio Africa (Extended Version) - Latin Quarter
06. Skin Deep (Extended Version) - The Stranglers
07. I Feel Free (Extended) - Belinda Carlisle
08. In Your Room (12" Remix) - The Bangles
09. Method of Modern Love (Extended Mix) - Daryl Hall & John Oates
10. Bop 'Til You Drop (Remixed) - Rick Springfield



Can You Feel It - A collection of some of the biggest 80s dance classics

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CD 1:
01. Can You Feel It - The Jacksons
02. Inside Out (12" Version) - Odyssey
03. Body Talk (Album Version) - Imagination
04. (What Can I Say) To Make You (Hateful Club Mix) - Alexander O’Neal
05. She Won't Talk To Me (12" Extended) - Luther Vandross
06. Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car (Extended Version) - Billy Ocean
07. Indestructible (Extended Version) - The Four Tops featuring Smokey Robinson
08. Who's Zoomin' Who? (Dance Mix) - Aretha Franklin
09. Funkin' for Jamaica - Tom Browne
10. Seasons Change (12" Version) - Exposé
CD 2:
01. I Don’t Wanna Get Hurt (Extended Version) - Donna Summer
02. Together Forever (Lover's Leap Extended Remix) - Rick Astley
03. Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now (Extended Version) - Samantha Fox
04. Toy Boy (Extended Bicep Mix) - Sinitta
05. Blame It on the Boogie (PWL Mix) - Big Fun
06. Love Pains (Steve Hurley's Remix) - Liza Minnelli
07. My Heart Goes Bang (American 'Wipe Out' Mix) - Dead Or Alive
08. I'm so Excited (Extended Version) - The Pointer Sisters
09. Let's Hear It for the Boy (Extended Version) - Deniece Williams
10. Lost In Emotion (F.F. Remix) - Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam
CD 3:
01. Get On Your Feet (Pop Vocal) - Gloria Estefan
02. The Slightest Touch (The Pettibone Touch Remix) - Five Star
03. Walk Away (12” Club Mix) - Joyce Sims
04. Prove Your Love (Extended Remix) - Taylor Dayne
05. Roses (12" Version) - Haywoode
06. This Is The Right Time (Extended Version) - Lisa Stansfield
07. Girl You Know It's True (Maxi Version - Super Club Mix) - Milli Vanilli
08. Deep in Vogue (Banjie Realness) - Malcolm McLaren & The Bootzilla Orchestra
09. What's Going On (Club Version) - Cyndi Lauper
10. Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home) (Extended Club Mix Version) - Paul Young



Rhythm is Gonna Get You - Collects even more classic Pop anthems from the 80s in all their alternatively mixed beauty.

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CD 1:
01. State Of Shock (Dance Mix) - The Jacksons
02. Rhythm Is Gonna Get You (Special 12” Dance Mix)- Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine
03. Love’s About To Change My Heart (Clivillés & Cole 12” Mix) - Donna Summer
04. Freeway of Love (Rock Mix) - Aretha Frankli
05. Stop To Love (12” Mix) - Luther Vandross
06. Hitmix (The Official Bootleg Megamix) - Alexander O’Neal
07. Just The Way You Like It (Long Mix) - S.O.S. Band
08. Touch Me (I Want Your Body) - Samantha Fox
09. Cuddly Toy (Extended Mix) - Roachford
10. Dignity (Extended Version) - Deacon Blue
CD 2:
01. Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler
02. We Built This City (Special Club Mix) - Starship
03. Out of Touch (Club Version) - Daryl Hall & John Oates
04. Kyrie - Mr. Mister
05. Eye of the Tiger (Special Extended European Version) - Survivor
06. Playing with the Boys (12” Version) - Kenny Loggins
07. Human Touch (Extended Mix) - Rick Springfield
08. Hazy Shade Of Winter (Purple Haze Mix) (Clean Version) - The Bangles
09. She Bop (Special Dance Mix) - Cyndi Lauper
10. Circle In The Sand (Beach Party Mix) - Belinda Carlisle
CD 3:
01. Go Wild in the Country (12” Version) - Bow Wow Wow
02. See Those Eyes (Dance Mix) - Altered Images
03. Life in Tokyo (12” Extended Version) - Japan
04. Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You) (Extended Version) - A Flock Of Seagulls
05. We Are Detective - Thompson Twins
06. Alone Without You (Scorcher Mix) - King
07. Fight For Ourselves (Extended Remix) - Spandau Ballet
08. Medicine Show (12 inch Remix) - Big Audio Dynamite
09. Hey Manhattan! (JFK Version) - Prefab Sprout
10. Dreamtime (Extended Remix Version) - Daryl Hall



Let's Groove - The first dip into the classics 80s Disco scene. These extended hits will keep you in your platforms all night long.

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CD 1:
01. This Time I Know It's For Real (12" Extended Remix) - Donna Summer
02. Jump (For My Love) - The Pointer Sisters
03. Let's Groove (Special Remixed Holiday Version) - Earth, Wind & Fire
04. Walk Right Now (12" John Luongo Disco Mix) - The Jacksons
05. Party All the Time (Special Version) - Eddie Murphy
06. Use It Up and Wear It Out (12" Single Edit) - Odyssey
07. Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
08. Fake 88 (12" House Mix) - Alexander O'Neal
09. Love Come Down (12" Version) - Evelyn "Champagne" King
10. Take Your Time Do It Right (12” Version) - The S.O.S. Band
CD 2:
01. That's The Way (I Like It) - Dead Or Alive
02. Tell It to My Heart (Club Mix) - Taylor Dayne
03. It's Raining Men (12" Mix) - The Weather Girls
04. So Macho (Extended Club Mix) - Sinitta
05. The Time Warp 2 (Brand New Extended Version) - Damian
06. Don't Drop Bombs (Remix) - Liza Minnelli
07. Hey Music Lover (Spatial Expansion Mix) - S'Expres
08. Doctorin' The House (Vocal Verse) - Coldcut feat. Yazz & The Plastic Population
09. Baby Don't Forget My Number (Pennsylvania Six-Five-Thousand Heart Line Mix) - Milli Vanilli
10. Go Deh Yaka (Club Mix) - Monyaka
CD 3:
01. The Eve of the War (Deep Space Mix) - Ben Liebrand
02. All Around the World (Long Version) - Lisa Stansfield
03. Tribute (Right On)(The Screaming Cat Mix) - The Pasadenas
04. All Fall Down (Full Length Version) - Five Star
05. Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run) (Extended Mix) - Billy Ocean
06. Loco In Acapulco (PH Balance Mix) - The Four Tops
07. Conga (Dance Mix) - Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
08. Let's Go Round Again (12" Version) - Average White Band
09. Another Night (Dance Mix) - Aretha Franklin
10. Move Closer (New Mix) - Phyllis Nelson

Trailer for Twelve Inch 80's You Spin Me Round


You Spin Me 'Round - 80s pop classic anthems in their glorious alternatively mixed editions.


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CD 1:
01. You Spin Me Round (12” Murder Mix) - Dead Or Alive
02. I’m Not Scared (Disco Mix) - Eighth Wonder
03. Losing My Mind (Extended) - Liza Minnelli
04. Never Gonna Give You Up (12” Cake Mix) - Rick Astley
05. I Feel The Earth Move (Club Mix) - Martika
06. Criticize (12” Remix) - Alexander O’Neal
07. The Finest (12” Extended) - S.O.S. Band
08. Dinner With Gershwin (12” Extended Version) - Donna Summer
09. 1, 2, 3, (Extended Version) - Gloria Estefan
10. Can’t Wait Another Minute (12” Mix) - Five Star
CD 2:
01. Safety Dance (12” Version) - Men Without Hats
02. Quiet Life (12”) - Japan
03. Love Plus One (12” Version) - Haircut 100
04. Doctor Doctor (Long Version) - Thompson Twins
05. 99 Red Balloons (12” Club Mix) - Nena
06. Don’t Talk To Me About Love (Extended) - Altered Images
07. Girls Just Want To Have Fun (Extended Version) - Cyndi Lauper
08. Break My Stride (Remix/Club Version) - Matthew Wilder
09. Live It Up (12” Remix) - Mental As Anything
10. Down Under (Extended) - Men At Work
CD 3:
01. Heaven Is A Place On Earth (Heavenly Version) - Belinda Carlisle
02. Manic Monday (Extended Remix) - The Bangles
03. Holding Out For A Hero (Club Mix) - Bonnie Tyler
04. I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) (Extended Club Mix) - Daryl Hall & John Oates
05. Celebrate Youth (Dance Mix) - Rick Springfield
06. Come Back & Stay (12” Mix) - Paul Young
07. Take That Situation (Rhythm Mix) - Nick Heyward
08. My Favourite Waste Of Time (12” Jumbo Remix) - Owen Paul
09. When Will I Be Famous (12” Infamous Mix) - Bros.
10. My Camera Never Lies (12”) - Bucks Fizz

Trailer for Twelve Inch 80's People Hold On


People Hold On - A collection of some of the biggest 80s dance classics in their full extended 12” form

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CD 1:
01. People Hold On (12” Disco Version) - Coldcut Ft. Lisa Stansfield
02. Theme From S’Express (12” Version) - S’Express
03. Beat Dis (Extended Dis) - Bomb The Bass
04. Love Can’t Turn Around (12” Extended Version) - Farley “Jackmaster” Funk
05. Promised Land (Club Mix) - Joe Smooth
06. Rock It (12”) - Herbie Hancock
07. I Wonder If I Take You Home (Extended) - Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam
08. Alice I Want You Just For Me! (12”) - Full Force
09. Got To Get (Extended) - Rob N Raz Ft. Leila K
10. Body Work - Hot Streak
CD 2:
01. Just Be Good To Me (12” Extended) - S.O.S. Band
02. The Lovers (12” Extended Version) - Alexander O’Neal
03. Come Into My Life (12” Mix) - Joyce Sims
04. I Really Didn’t Mean It (12”) - Luther Vandross
05. Love Is In Control (12” Dance Remix) - Donna Summer
06. Jump To It (Original 12” Mix) - Aretha Franklin
07. Shake It Up Tonight (12”) - Cheryl Lynn
08. Something’s Jumpin’ In Your Shirt (Walk The Body Mix) - Lisa Marie with Malcolm McLaren and The Bootzilla Orchestra
09. Love House (12” Black Pyramid Mix) - Samantha Fox
10. I’ll House You (Gee St. Reconstruction Mix) - Jungle Brothers
CD 3:
01. Dr Beat (Long Version) - Miami Sound Machine
02. Automatic (12” Special Remix) - The Pointer Sisters
03. Saturday Love (12” Version) - Cherrelle & Alexander O’Neal
04. Roots Suite - Odyssey
05. Lovely Day (88 Remix 12” Version) - Bill Withers
06. Dance Little Sister (TTD’s Remix) - Terence Trent D’Arby
07. Living In America (Extended R&B Dance Mix) - James Brown
08. System Addict (M&M Remix) - Five Star
09. Lover Boy (12” Extended Mix) - Billy Ocean
10. Just An Illusion (Extended) - Imagination


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