Blank & Jones / so80s 9 track listing


Blank & Jones have today confirmed the track listing to volume 9 of their so80s remix series.

The three-CD set is crammed full of original remixes of eighties’ classics. Everyone will have their own personal highlights, but I’m very pleased to see the full length extended version of John Waite‘s Missing You, the 12-inch of Fleetwood Mac‘s Little Lies, the Dance Mix of Debbie Harry‘s French Kissin’ in the USA, The Cure‘s Pictures of You (Extended Re-Mix), and the full length Final Story version of Paul Hardcastle‘s 19.

If you have any queries on the track selection be sure to ask a question in the comments section of this post – Piet Blank reads this blog and has told me that he will respond.

so80s volume 9 is out on 6 February 2015. Due to licensing issues you have to order it from Germany, although it may turn up on Amazon UK as an import soon.

Update 23 Jan: It is now on Amazon UK (see link below).


01 Missing You (Extended Version) – John Waite 7:02
02 Little Lies (12″ Version) – Fleetwood Mac 6:16
03 Wild Horses (Remix) – Gino Vannelli 6:22
04 Closest Thing To Heaven (Full Version) – The Kane Gang 5:03
05 Radio Africa (Extended Version) – Latin Quarter 6:32
06 Paradise (Extended Remix) – Sade 5:34
07 Money’s Too Tight (To Mention) (12″ Version) – Simply Red 6:13
08 Hello Again (Remix Version) – The Cars 5:55
09 Our House (Special Remix – Extended Dance Version) – Madness 4:59
10 Precious Little Diamond (Dub) – Fox The Fox 5:57
11 French Kissin’ In The USA (Dance Mix) – Debbie Harry 7:26


01 Pictures Of You (Extended Re-Mix) – The Cure 8:06
02 Mercy (Long Version) – Steve Jones 5:03
03 Big Bubbles, No Troubles (Final Mix) – Ellis, Beggs & Howard 9:04
04 Help The Man (Save Ya Mix) – Georgie Red 7:18
05 More To Lose (Extended Mix) – Seona Dancing 6:05
06 Obsession (Dance Mix) – Animotion 6:00
07 All She Wants Is (US Master Dub) – Duran Duran 6:45
08 Break My Stride (Remix/Club Version) – Matthew Wilder 5:04
09 You Can Leave Your Hat On (Extended Dressed Mix) – Joe Cocker 6:21
10 Moonlighting (Extended Remix) – Al Jarreau 4:17


01 Planet Rock (Long Version) – Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force 7:28
02 19 (The Final Story) – Paul Hardcastle 8:33
03 One Small Day (US Club Mix) – Ultravox 7:50
04 Treat The Youths Right (Special Mix) – Jimmy Cliff 6:50
05 Rainy Day In London (Full Length Version) – Boulevard 4:22
06 Call Me (Special Viva Mix) – Spagna 5:41
07 Dreaming (Extended Dance Mix) – Glen Goldsmith 6:07
08 Touched by The Hand Of Dub – New Order 5:33
09 Invitation (Full Length Version) – Saâda Bonaire 5:24
10 Live At The Roxy, N.Y. Dec.’83 – Yello 15:03

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Paul MacDonald

A few never on CD to my knowledge to consider:

YELLO/Vicious Games (Vicious Remix)
INXS/To Look At You (Extended Version)
THE CURE/Primary (12″)
WALL OF VOODOO/Mexican Radio (Special Dub Mix)
KISSING THE PINK/Watching Their Eyes (Club Mix)
LOU GRAMM/Ready Or Not (Extended Dance Mix)
STEVE WINWOOD/Freedom Overspill (Liberty Mix and Dub)
THE CARS/Hello Again (Dub)
YELLO/No More Words (Extended)
LINDSAY BUCKINGHAM/Go Insane (Extended Remix and/or Dub from UK Promo B-Side)
STACEY Q/Music Out Of Bounds (Out Of Bounds Mix)
IGNATOUS JONES/Like A Ghost (An M&M Mix)
SUZY ANDREWS/Der Kommissar (12″)
PINK PROJECT/B.Project (12″)
BOYS DON’T CRY/Cities On Fire (Remix)
WANG CHUNG/Don’t Let Go (Extended Remix) or other Wang Chung they deserve a 2CD Temix compilation
ZZ TOP/Sleeping Bag or Velcro Fly mixes
CHARLIE/It’s Inevitable (Maxi Version)
RICK SPRINGFIELD/Dance This World Away (12″) only mix not on Japanese 12″ Collection
OINGO BOINGO/Weird Science (Boingo Dance Version and Weird Dub from US Promo 12″)
HALL & OATES/Adult Education (US Promo Club Mix)
PETER WOLF/Oo-Ee-Diddley-Bop (Dance Mix) or others from this album

Thanks and keep up the great work!


Charlie ‘It’s Inevitable’ [Extended] is already available on Original MP3 file from the Album ‘Charlie’ on Unidisc Record Label Canada. Amazon.com ASIN: B00OZNGB7E.

ZZ Top – Velcro Fly 12 Inch Remix is on ‘Rancho Texicano: The Very Best Of ZZ Top’ https://www.discogs.com/ZZ-Top-Rancho-Texicano-The-Very-Best-Of-ZZ-Top/master/384409

Also, Velcro Fly ‘Dance Mix’ is included on ‘Viva Las Vegas’ CD Single https://www.discogs.com/ZZ-Top-Viva-Las-Vegas/release/666385

Michael Pendlebury

My copy has just arrived from Germany. Only just started playing it but really happy with my copy – John Waite’s “Missing You” is sounding so good! On Ellis Beggs & Howard now! Tune!


Hi Michael The Liebrand Mix of Need You Tonight is released on 12″/80/2


@Soren: thanks for that info :-)


would also be nice:

INXS: I Need You Tonight (Ben Liebrand Mix) 7:14
Never released on CD



Yes,you and G.Luca are right.

The “Extended Version” is rarer,I want just mean that I find the “Cutback” version better,that’s all.


Hi The Cutback mix is on the album Picture Book (Collecters Edition) which should be easy to get.

Paul Chapman

mmmm so 80s Yello , now we are talking!!


Wish they put the “Cutback Mix” of Money’s Too Tight instead of the original extended.


Hi Piffard, the “Cutback mix” is very common, instead the original extended is quiet rare to find on CD, I know just one cd that includes it. Regards


Don’t know it,thak you.
Hi G.Luca,
I didn’t heard the original extended but I’ve read from comments on the web that “Cutback” is better.

Plus,I’m not so sure is very common to find on CD.



so8os presents Visage


I own all previous 8 volumes of “so80s” (in addition to a handful of other “so80s” artist editions and exclusive compilations like ZTT & Formel Eins) and will gladly add volume 9 to my collection. Piet, thank you for sharing information regarding the licensing of certain artists. It’s a shame that so many of these mixes will never see CD releases because of these licensing issues. Thank you for hunting down master tapes and giving us the best quality available. Thank you for listening to fan feedback. I will always support your releases. I’m looking forward to more volumes.


@Piet, I pre-ordered a copy of it! Many thanks for Missing You (Extended Version) – John Waite 7:02 & 19 (The Final Story) – Paul Hardcastle 8:33 ;)

Also thank you for the additional info’s on licensing and why some artists will or won’t allow for the release! It’s always interesting to know these kind of things :)

How about So80s Presents Pepsi & Shirlie or Eighth Wonder (Cherry Pop left out so many of them unreleased)? Of course Alison Moyet or Dead Or Alive would be nice (but to be honest, it would probably be very difficult)! Although I have many of them already, I still would love to see So80s presents Nick Kamen :D


I’m looking forward to this latest so80s release as I know the quality is always superb, thanks B&J!

Here’s another vote for that… ‘So80s Presents Dead Or Alive’ release… please :)

Just a quick question regarding the Nik Kershaw Radio Musicola 12″ versions (Radio Musicola and When A Heart Beats). Have these ever appeared on CD yet? Looking for the latter track especially.



Hey Piet, quick question. Have you guys thought about a Den Harrow artist release? None of your releases have any Den Harrow songs. The only one who has it is Blanco Y Negro in Spain. Are there licensing issues? Or issues because he didn’t sing himself (Tom Hooker did as everyone knows)?
Thanks for including “Closest Thing To Heaven”. That is one of the most beautiful songs ever!!

eoin hall

heres a couple more unreleased 12” mixes on cd
amazulu montego bay
break machine are you ready
this island earth see that glow
malcolm mclaren double dutch


Hey Piet,

i love the tracklist for the new release – especially the inclusion of Debbie harry’s “French Kissin’ In The USA” previous compilations only passed of the album version as “Extended Mix”.

Are there plans to issue a dedicated release for Alison Moyet? 12″ Versions of her first 3 Albums are quite hard to find on CD. And her B-Sides also had many exclusive tracks. Would be heaven to get those on CD.

Regards Marc


These mixes would also be nice on the next So80s:

Duran Duran: A View To A Kill – Extended Version 00:07:30
David Bowie: Cat People (Putting Out Fire) – 12″ Version 0:09:21
Peter Wolf: Lights Out – Extended Dance Mix 00:06:17
Al Corley: Square Rooms – Long Version 0:07:57
Julian Lennon: Too Late For Goodbyes – Vocal Special Remix 0:05:50
Karel Fialka: Hey Matthew – Extended Remix 0:06:57
Rod Stewart: Love Touch – Exended Version 0:05:01
Mick Jagger: Just Another Night – Extended Remix 0:06:42
Kate Bush: Cloudbusting – The Organon Re-Mix 0:06:32
A-ha: You Are The One – 12″ Remix 0:06:30
The Jeremy Days: Brand New Toy – Dance Mix 0:06:05
Nina Hagen: New York, N.Y. – New York Transformed Mix 0:06:57
Bob Geldof:Love Like A Rocket: Extended 12″ Remix 0:07:44
Bryan Adams: Heat Of The Night – Extended Version 0:06:24
Genesis: Land Of Confusion – Extended Version 0:06:55

Additionally, these mixes were missing from the otherwise brilliant So80s presents Falco compilation from 2012:

Falco: Do It Again – 12″ Remix 00:08:27
Falco: Der Kommissar – 12″ Version 00:06:00
Falco: The Sound Of Musik – 12″ Version 00:07:12
Falco: Vienna Calling – Midnight Train To Vienna Mix 00:05:20
Falco & B. Nielsen: Body Next To Body Extended Other Version 00:06:22


Only 2 are on my wish list as I have never heard a good vinyl copies and have loved them forever-
Chenko (Tenka-io) (No Reservations Mix) by Red Box and
Band of Gold (Long Version)(remixed by Arthur Baker)-Bonnie Tyler.

That’s all.


Those people requesting some Pet Shop Boys remixes, if you buy Ben Liebrand’s Grand series and buy into his update programme, you will receive the following wav files to download. Not sure how many of these have only been released on vinyl.

West End + Sunglasses 7:35

West End Girls (Dance Mix By PSB & Frank Roszak)
Mixed By – Frank Roszak 6:40

West End Girls (Disconet Mix) 6:44

West End Girls (DJ Hell Remix)
Remix – DJ Hell* 8:44

West End Girls (Grum Remix)
Remix – Grum 5:34

West End Girls (Master Mix By Shep Pettibone)
Mixed By – Shep Pettibone 8:12

West End Girls (Sasha Remix)
Remix – Sasha 7:46

West End Girls (Shep Pettibone Remix)
Remix – Shep Pettibone

I'M SO 80s

Hi Piet,
thanks very much for your great work, I’m your fan since SO8OS Vol.1
Some suggestions for the next volumes:

RICK JAMES “Sweet And Sexy Thing”
SIMPLY RED ”Come To My Aid”
DEAD OR ALIVE ”I’ll Save You All My Kisses”, “In Too Deep”, “Hooked On Love”
FIONA FRANKLYN ”Busted Up on Love”
FIRFLY ”Stay (No Time)”
ALISON MOYET ”Invisible”, “Love Resurrection”, ”Is This Love”
OINGO BOINGO ”Weird Science”
DANNY ELFMAN “Gratitude”
TINA TURNER ”One Of The Living”
SADE “Hang On To Your Love”, “Never As Good As The First Time”, “Sweetest Taboo”
EURYTHMICS ”There Must Be An Angel”, “Would I Lie To You”, “Beethoven”, “You Have Placed A Chill In My Heart”
PRINCE “Mountains”
JULIAN LENNON ”Too Late For Good-Bye”
PETER GABRIEL ”Sledgehammer”
KATE BUSH “Cloudbusting”
STEVE WINWOOD “Freedom Overspill” (Liberty Mix)
WAX “Ball And Chain” (Chainsaw Mix)
STATE OF PLAY “Natural Colour”
NICK HEYWARD ”Warning Sign” (US Remix)
NIK KERSHAW “Dancing Girls” (Special Hi-Energy Remix)
SHEILA E. ”A Love Bizarre”
HIPSAWY ”Ask The Lord”
ALBA “Jum And Do It”
MICHAEL CRETU “Samurai” (Long Version 7:01)
JILL JONES “Mia Bocca”
GRACE JONES “I’m Not Perfect”
TRANCE DANCE “Hoodoo Wanna Voodoo”
TRACY SPENCER “Love Is Like A Game”
MATT BIANCO “Whose Side Are You On”, “Sneaking Out The Back Door”, “More Than I Can Bear” Etc…


It would be great to collect all Alison Moyet remixes and 12″ versions on a special compilation, nothing official has ever been issued on CD.

M Foster

I can just add to the last comment here… The True Faith Shep Pettibone Dub would be amazing on Vol. 10!


Thanks for the New Order Touched By The Hand Of Dub mix, a first on CD. I can see you guys are overwhelmed with requests, however one last must have track from New Order is the Shep Pettibone dub mix of True Faith (arguably their best known song). It was originally released by Factory on the b side of the remix 12, and also in the US (on Qwest records) re titled as ” alternate Faith dub”. Has never appeared on CD, and coming up for 28 years of age! Would be a crackers for your volume ten. I hope your sales keep you going for a long time, there’s still so much stuff out there….


Touched By The Hand Of Dub has been on CD before on the Blue Monday 1988 CD single.


Would also love to see a release for Dead or Alive, Seccession, Eurythmics, and Boy George. For the life of me, I cannot understand why Dead or Alive (who is one of the biggest high energy groups of the eighties) doesn’t already have a release? I know Pete Burns can be extremely difficult, but wouldn’t he want the money?


I want to provide a second vote for a collection of Secession 12″s and b-sides. I have read that this has been considered/discussed/attempted previously, but ran into a variety of issues (licensing and Peter Thomson’s death in 2001) that kept it from getting any momentum. In fact, a 3 disc set w/ a remastered version of ” A Dark Enchantment” along with all of the band’s 12″ tracks and b-sides would be absolutely fantastic!


I was mistaken. The Wang Chung track is available on a compilation CD issued in the Netherlands in 2012: “Dance Classics, Pop Edition Vol. 7” (www.discogs.com/release/3521576).


Great news: The full 15 minute version of Yello’s “Live at the Roxy” has only been released on CD once, on the German CD Single (of the same name). Thanks for digging that one up!

And since this appears to be a wishlist thread: I wish for the Jellybean Benitez remix of “Everybody Have Fun Tonight” (known as “12 inches of fun”) to finally become available on CD.



It’s on Dance Classics: Pop Edition Vol. 7. The Dance Classics series also features pretty excellent sound quality, they’re pretty much the only other ongoing remix comp that contains 80s mixes besides Blank & Jones so80s.


Piet, are you also going to continue releasing more so90s compilations? I liked the first release and i play it a lot.

piet blank

david, to be honest, it was much more difficult to find a tracklist which is fun to listen to…the 90s were more diverted…you either loved rap or grunge, brit pop or euro dance…but the classic pop music was pretty hard to find..also, as it was the digital age, most mixes were available on cd single…that’s also a reason why we decided to go for the main versions…plus many remixes of that time were made for the danceflorrs in the 90s and sound terrible out of time today….not so with the 80s 12″ mixes where it was more about polishing a song and not totally deconstruct it….don’t get me wrong, i love remixes that only take a small part of the original and create something new, but most of these mixes are functional…and the dancefloor sounds from 15 years plus ago sound a bit “cheap” today….anyway…all in all the idea was also not too well received when we released it…probably mainly for the reason that all songs are available in all formats…maybe we were also too early…it seems that the 90s theme collections picked up in the past 2 years…

chris old

Many thanks to both of you for your contribution to avid 80’s collectors. With so few 12″ or rare titles being released in this day and age, it sure is fantastic to keep the dream alive.
I, like many others would cherish an opportunity to own a Dead or Alive collection. Please consider this a top priority, if anyone can, you two will find a way. If I could dare to dream, a Secession collection would also be priceless.
One last rare track I would love to own someday is the Extended Mix of Flesh Under Skin by National Velvet.
Love the track listing of So8os 9. Amazing Dubs as well. Keep up the incredible work boys!

eoin hall

hi guys great new cd.just some suggestions of 12” mixes unreleased on cd.chaka khan eye to eye,jimmy nail love dont live hear anymore,shelia e the belle of st mark,phil lynott yellow pearl ,mick karn and midge ure after a fashion,feargal sharkey you little thief.thanks


As a BIG fan of Phil Harding, I too think a So80’S presents Dead Or Alive edition would be great.
I have a lot of them transfered from vinyl myself and have some on CD. It needs to be at least a 2 CDset though there are so much and such long mixes.
Perhaps some of you missed Phil Harding Club Mixes of the 80’s well worth checking out.

As for So80S 9. You guys did a great job, AGAIN, glad you stepped of of the mixed CDs. Not that they were not good. They were very good mixed but I prefer the original 12-Inch versions.

Jeff P

Dear OR Alive. oops

Jeff P

I would add another vote for Dead of Alive. SO overdue for a comprehensive collection.


Piet, can I ask why you went for the Us Master dub of All She Wants Is and not the unreleased House Dub 2 please? That probably would have ensured another 100 sales from Duranies?

piet blank

we love the dubs from shep pettibone and think that this one is one of his finest works. we also got it from master tape without the little skip which was on the original release…

piet blank

thank you all for the great suggesntions here. we always have a big pool of wish lists and these tracks will certainly find their way into it, if not already listed.
once again: it is not possible to clear tracks from depeche mode or pet shop boys for compilation which carry the name “80s” in their name…the artists don’t want to accociated with that decade…or not only…
others like the rolling stones, bruce springsteen, eurythmics don’t approve thrird party comps at all…as artists we respect that decision, as fans, we really hope that the mixes will find inclusion on deluxe editions at least…but as you might remember from the nik kershaw releases sometimes the artists never liked their club mixes and are happy not listen to them anymore ; )
but there are many other great tracks out there for which we hope to find the master tapes someday…so anyone who has connections to tape archives, please contact us anytime….


As you rightly say, some artists aren’t so enamoured with some of their eighties output thirty years later. I notice a few requests above for Alison Moyet tracks, but she doesn’t appear to be a big fan of her first 2 or 3 albums if you read her thoughts on them on her website.


Very pleased to see the extended dance mix of Madness’s ‘Our House’ from the Geffin 12″ single finally released on CD.


Hi Piet Great job please continue to track down rare mixes from the 80’s as you can see at this forum there is a demand for this.


Ben Liebrand has his own set of CD’s of remixes. Look at his website for the Grand 12 Inches. I’m sure there’s more chance of him releasing a Wham megamix if he put it together though I guess it also involves the record company.


Great! Thanks for the reply, Piet.

Gary Clarke

Can I put in a shout for The Associates?


Hi Piet

I’d like to echo the suggestion of a SO CHRISTMAS extensions !

That could be very very special.. as the eighties was cram full of some wonderful all-time greats and left field seasonal gems.

Thank You.

Craig Jacks

Thanks for all the hard work on these!

Some “requests” for future issues:

Berlin – Masquerade, The Metro, No More Words, Dancing in Berlin
Sparks – Music That You Can Dance To (US 12″)
Wham Megamix by Ben Liebrand
Dead or Alive – Brand New Lover
Style – Telephone
+ 1 – Nevermore
Depeche Mode – No Disco (Razormaid Mix), Master And Servant (US Black and Blue Mix)
ABC – How To Be A Millionaire (US 12″)

Looking forward to the release!


Berlin – Masquerade, The Metro, No More Words & Dancing in Berlin Remixes are available on Japanese CD exclusive compilation called ‘Dancing In Berlin’ – https://www.discogs.com/Berlin-Dancing-In-Berlin/release/1298275

Dead or Alive – Brand New Lover (Dust Monkey’s Love Bubble Club Mix) is available on ‘Hi-NRG Classics’ from SPG Record Label Canada – https://www.discogs.com/Various-Hi-NRG-Classics/release/507119

peter pyser

Many thanks AudioDile and Robbert for your great suggestions!


After Falco, Sandra, Hubert Kah, Alphaville…. so8os présents “Yello”…

piet blank

we are in talks with our friends yello about this since years…likely to happen in the future…..


thanks Piet! ;-)


I will be getting this.
Just a note to Piet – compilations require a lot of negotiation with the companies to get permissions/masters for these compilations – have you yet tried to get Rare Eurythmics tracks like the Dance Mix of “You have placed a chill i my heart?” I’m pretty certain I would pay big money for a remastered copy of this track (along with many others). However the powers that be seem to have no interest in releasing these. Have you experienced something similar in your compilation journey? And what can we do to change their minds?

piet blank

well eurythmics…not only we tried hard to license anything from them i guess…as far a i know even sony won’t get permission for inhouse compilations for special mixes…they have fantastic 12″ mixes still sitting somewhere unreleased on cd…i was really a bit sad when that box was released and so many 12″ mixes were negleted…i guess only dave and annie know why….


Well maybe. Maybe not, but either way I think I will be an old man before these finally surface and by then I doubt I will be able to enjoy them through my ear horn.


The excellent 1984 dance mix of ‘You Don’t Love Me’ by Marilyn never saw a digital release. It should have been included on the Cherry Pop album reissue ‘Despite Straight Lines’, but it didn’t. Kinda unbelievable, because it was his best 12 inch he produced in his career at Phonogram. Hope you will consider to add this one on a future volume Piet. That would be really awesome.


Just in case Piet is still checking the comments, Will the mastering be along the same lines as So80s 8? The best sounding volume for me!

piet blank

yes, the mastering will be very gentle. that’s why we only use original 80s master. no loudness war whatsoever!


Bryan ‘Chuck’ New, there’s a name from my dim and distant past! I used to work with him back when he was recording and mixing for Jive Records for the likes of Billy Ocean, Ruby Turner, Jonathan Butler and MC Jazzy Jeff (no relation to Jazzy Jeff of DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince, aka Will Smith) whose track Rock It was ‘Chuck’s best mix I think. I wonder what became of him? :-)


There’s a few Talk Talk US remixes, some of which have been released on CD.

It’s My Life (US 12″ Mix) can be found on 12″/80s

Such A Shame (US Remix) can be found on German issue Pop & Wave not released in the UK .

Life’s What You Make It (US Remix)
Living In Another World (US Remix)
Why Is It So Hard? (US Remix)
To my knowledge have only been released on vinyl or cassette.

piet blank

yeah…we tried to re-issue the italian album “it’s my mix” together with emi some years ago…forget it…talk talk give no permission to such things after the disaster with that unapproved remix album in the 90s….as an artist i can understand this….as a fan i would love to see this album on cd….


Yes, that damn remix CD.

It probably explains why It’s My Life (US Remix) got the okay because it’s a better remix than the UK Remix which was half instrumental completely missing the first verse of the song.

The other US remixes are subtle and of it’s time in the 80’s where it’s extended with no added instrumentation and not sped up just rearranged rather than remixed.

I’ll have to stick with my digital cassette transfer.


Simply Red’s single was called “Come To My Aid” instead “Come To My Head”.


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