The Edge Of The Eighties featuring New Order, Pretenders, Adam & The Ants

The Edge Of The Eighties

While the early 80's is now a quarter of a century ago: the style, the sounds, the fashion pioneered by the fringe artists of the 80's has never been so relevant to modern day life and music.

The Klaxons, CSS, New Young Pony Club, Calvin Harris are all artists who are heavily influenced by periphery 80s artists. Many a feel good album with the cheesy tunes of the 80s has been released but never something as razor sharp and stylish as 'The Edge Of The Eighties'.

Now for the first time Sony BMG is proud to announce the release of an 80's compilation with an 'edgier', fresher and cooler tracklisting. 'The Edge Of The Eighties' - highlighting some of the artists and tracks that may not be as familiar, but still defined the times, is set for UK release on 31st March, 2008.

Featuring fierce tracks from Ultravox "Vienna", Visage "Fade To Gray", New Order "Temptation", Pretenders "Talk Of The Town", The Associates "Party Fears Two", Propaganda "Duel", The Cure "The Walk" and Psychedelic Furs "Love My Way".

If that isn't enough this triple CD compilation also includes tracks from legends Adam & The Ants and superstar David Bowie. Many of these tracks have only previously been available on vinyl and now can all be found together on this excellent retrospective of the niche 80s bands that shaped a generation.

The Edge Of The Eighties track list (Provisional):


1. Ultravox - Vienna
2. Visage - Fade To Grey
3. Soft Cell - Torch
4. Passions - I'm In Love With A German Filmstar
5. Japan - Quiet Life
6. Landscape - Einstein A Go-Go
7. Simple Minds - Glittering Prize
8. Adam & The Ants - Dog Eat Dog
9. Bow Wow Wow - Go Wild In The Country
10. Altered Images - Don't Talk To Me About Love
11. Fiction Factory - Feels Like Heaven
12. Furniture - Brilliant Mind
13. Lotus Eaters - The First Picture Of You
14. David Sylvian - Red Guitar
15. Associates - Party Fears Two
16. ABC - That Was Then...
17. Haysi Fantayzee - John Wayne Is Big Leggy
18. Haircut 100 - Favourite Shirts


1. New Order - Temptation
2. Propaganda - Duel
3. Swansway - Soul Train
4. Joy Division - Atmosphere
5. Cocteau Twins - Pearly Dewrdrops' Drops
6. Mobiles - Drowning In Berlin
7. Pretenders - Talk Of The Town
8. Susan Fassbender - Twilight Cafe
9. Art Of Noise - Beatbox
10. SPK - Metal Dance **
11. A Flock Of Seagulls - I Ran
12. Tears For Fears - Pale Shelter
13. Blue Zoo - Cry Boy Cry
14. B-Movie - Remembrance Day
15. Thompson Twins - In The Name Of Love
16. Blancmange - Living On The Ceiling
17. Men Without Hats - Safety Dance
18. H20 - I Dream To Sleep


1. Siouxsie & The Banshees - Dear Prudence
2. The Cure - The Walk
3. Scritti Politti - Absolute
4. Talk Talk - It's My Life
5. Japan - Life In Tokyo
6. David Bowie - Up The Hill Backwards
7. Devo - Whip It
8. Our Daughters Wedding - Lawnchairs
9. Bauhaus - Kick In The Eye
10. Spear Of Destiny - Liberator
11. Echo & The Bunnymen - The Back Of Love
12. Bow Wow Wow - Chihuahua
13. Dead Or Alive - That's The Way (I Like It)
14. Psychedelic Furs - Love My Way
15. Stranglers - European Female
16. Telex - Moskow Diskow
17. Laurie Anderson - O Superman

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