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Pure 80s Remixes / 4CD box

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Sony will issue Pure… 80s remixes in September a does-what-it-says-on-the-tin four-CD gathering of nostalgic 12-inch versions from that classic era of pop.

Don’t expect fancy packaging from this budget collection, but you do get 47 extended remixes for less than £7 – truly outstanding value.

The details of the actual remixes were rather hard to come by, so we got in touch with Sony who provided the names of the specific mixes for each track (listed below).

Pure… 80s remixes is out on 1 September 2014.



CD 1

  • 1 WHAM! FREEDOM [LONG MIX]
  • 2 BONNIE TYLER HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO [CLUB MIX]
  • 3 CYNDI LAUPER GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN [12″ VERSION]
  • 4 DEAD OR ALIVE YOU SPIN ME ROUND (LIKE A RECORD) [PERFORMANCE MIX]
  • 5 KING LOVE & PRIDE [USA SUMMER MIX]
  • 6 BROS I OWE YOU NOTHING [THE SHEP PETTIBONE REMIX (EDIT)]
  • 7 THOMPSON TWINS HOLD ME NOW [12″ VERSION]
  • 8 TERENCE TRENT D’ARBY DANCE LITTLE SISTER [T.T.D.’S REMIX]
  • 9 BILLY OCEAN GET OUTTA MY DREAMS, GET INTO MY CAR [EXTENDED VERSION]
  • 10 THE FOUR TOPS LOCO IN ACAPULCO [(PH BALANCE MIX)]
  • 11 BILL WITHERS LOVELY DAY [’88 REMIX]

CD 2

  • 1 THE WEATHER GIRLS IT’S RAINING MEN [12″ MIX]
  • 2 RICK ASTLEY NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP [CAKE MIX]
  • 3 TAYLOR DAYNE TELL IT TO MY HEART [CLUB MIX]
  • 4 HAIRCUT 100 FAVOURITE SHIRTS (BOY MEETS GIRL) [12″ VERSION]
  • 5 MIAMI SOUND MACHINE RHYTHM IS GONNA GET YOU [SPECIAL 12″ DANCE MIX]
  • 6 RAY PARKER, JR. GHOSTBUSTERS [EXTENDED VERSION]
  • 7 JAMES BROWN LIVING IN AMERICA [R&B DANCE VERSION]
  • 8 WHITNEY HOUSTON I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY (WHO LOVES ME) [12″ MIX]
  • 9 SAMANTHA FOX TOUCH ME (I WANT YOUR BODY) [EXTENDED VERSION]
  • 10 MARTIKA I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE [CLUB MIX]
  • 11 ROACHFORD CUDDLY TOY [EXTENDED MIX]
  • 12 BONEY M. GOING BACK WEST [12″ VERSION FULL]

CD3

  • 1 COLDCUT PEOPLE HOLD ON [12″ VERSION]
  • 2 BOMB THE BASS BEAT DIS [12″ VERSION]
  • 3 ROB BASE & DJ EZ ROCK GET ON THE DANCE FLOOR [12″ MIX]
  • 4 THE JACKSONS CAN YOU FEEL IT [ALBUM VERSION]
  • 5 BIG FUN BLAME IT ON THE BOOGIE [PWL MIX]
  • 6 EARTH, WIND & FIRE LET’S GROOVE [SPECIAL REMIXED HOLIDAY VERSION]
  • 7 LISA LISA & CULT JAM I WONDER IF I TAKE YOU HOME [ALBUM VERSION]
  • 8 THE POINTER SISTERS JUMP (FOR MY LOVE) [12″ VERSION]
  • 9 LUTHER VANDROSS NEVER TOO MUCH [ORIGINAL REMIX]
  • 10 JERMAINE JACKSON DO WHAT YOU DO [12″ REMIX VERSION]
  • 11 GREGORY ABBOTT SHAKE YOU DOWN [EXTENDED CLUB MIX]

CD4 

  • 1 NENA 99 RED BALLOONS [CLUB MIX]
  • 2 MEN AT WORK DOWN UNDER [EXTENDED MIX]
  • 3 A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS I RAN [EXTENDED VERSION]
  • 4 BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE E=MC2 [12 INCH REMIX]
  • 5 THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS PRETTY IN PINK [BERLIN MIX]
  • 6 ALTERED IMAGES DON’T TALK TO ME ABOUT LOVE [EXTENDED VERSION]
  • 7 SPEAR OF DESTINY LIBERATOR [12″ EXTENDED MIX]
  • 8 BOW WOW WOW GO WILD IN THE COUNTRY [12″ VERSION]
  • 9 FICTION FACTORY (FEELS LIKE) HEAVEN [REMIX]
  • 10 THE LOTUS EATERS THE FIRST PICTURE OF YOU [12″ VERSION]
  • 11 FURNITURE BRILLIANT MIND [12″ MIX]
  • 12 THE STRANGLERS ALWAYS THE SUN [HOT MIX]
  • 13 THE STONE ROSES SHE BANGS THE DRUMS [ELEPHANT REMIX]


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fedge

Anyone think SPEAR OF DESTINY LIBERATOR [12″ EXTENDED MIX] is from vinyl?

[…] £15 for three CDs of 1980s twelve-inch mixes seemed like a great deal, but Sony’s recent Pure 80s Remixes FOUR CD set of similar content retails for only £5 – a third of the price with a third […]

Will

Now down to £4.99!
Mine turned up the other day, complete with a 2 quid refund.
Bargain!

Simon

The version of Never Too Much is one of the 1989 remixes, not the 1981 original. I think I’m quite pleased as the 1981 version is more readily available.

Francis

The usual 12inch versions of which most have already been released on other CDs – YAWN!

Francis

Most of these 12inch versions I already have on other CDs, in the form of other 12inch collections or as added bonus tracks to reissued albums, so I will not be purchasing this compilation just to get the odd few I do not have. Good tracks but most of them have appeared on some other CD or another.

Mike the Fish

Most disappointingly of all is that Big Audio Dynamic has been corrected.

Mike the Fish

Okay, tracklisting with times up on amazon in digital music.

Thompson Twins – Hold Me Now, is not the full length 12″.
Wham – Freedom, appears to be the UK 12″ version.
Haircut 100 – Favourite Shirts, is still not the original 12″ mix, but the later one that came on a Nick Heyward bonus 12″.
Altered Images – Don’t Talk To Me About Love is not the full length 12″.
Boney M – Going Back West, is a strange choice and cuts off suddenly into another track on the Boney M rarities remixes CD.

So at least three tracks are not the original/full length mixes. Same old problems.

Jason

Has the original 12″ of “Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl)” been released on CD? I don’t think that I’ve heard it.

Mike the Fish

I’ve no idea! It runs to around 6:31, and plays a different mix of the original track and as the horn part ends a rhythm guitar part starts on top of it, and the track builds up and continues in instrumental form with more focus on percussion, slap back echo on the horns, and horn solo, before settling down a bit, then getting back to the horns as heard near the end of the single version, but it fades instead of getting to a cold finish. Like a funk dub mix for the second half.

Mike the Fish

Turns out it appeared on a Telstar CD in 1989.

John

PSB stands for Paul Shaffer Band. Paul Shaffer doesn’t do compilations.

Christian

@Bobbins
Please do not get angry with me nor take it personal but Depeche Mode has appeared on 1157 compilations (I have several where they appear) and Pet Shop Boys appear on 871 compilations so indeed they “do” compilations:)

Mike the Fish

Well that totally beats my “but the Pet Shop Boys were on Now 7” retort.

Bobbins

Not angry at all, I’m happy to be corrected, but I refer to the compilation of the 12″ variety, and specifically UK releases. (I really should be more careful!) I have never seen a DM extended version to that end on a UK released compilation. Further to that, I’ve been told by a compiler of such compilations that DM and a few other artists are notoriously hard to license, especially in the UK.

Rob Deighton

I hope they fix that spelling mistake / typo on the front cover – ‘Big Audio Dynamic’ anyone?

Jens

no song of 80’s 12” kings New Order… No Duran Duran, no Peter Gabriel. No Kate Bush. No Kim Wilde. No Depeche Mode. Well, it’s a budget thing.

John

Jens, I had a similar “No Adam Ant” reaction. The song on this set that I’m most interested in owning is the 12″ mix of “Go Wild in the Country.” That’s always been one of my favorite BowWowWow songs, and I don’t recall seeing this version on CD before.

Jason

Indeed. The 12″ mix of “Go Wild in the Country” has never appeared on CD, to the best of my knowledge. Again, thanks to Scott at the New Wave Outpost, I have a flawless vinyl transfer of it now. :) Let’s hope that this release features the actual 12″ and not the album version.

Jason

Too bad that I can’t edit my own post … I got”Go Wild in the Country” mixed up with “Do You Wanna Hold Me”. I have the 12″ of “Do You Want To Hold Me”, not “Go Wild in the Country”.

Bobbins

@Jen – Depeche Mode don’t ‘do’ complilations, never have done. Ditto PSB. We’ve got a long wait for those beauties.

Pablo

I agree that it´s noy usual, but PSB´s Love Comes Quickly Disco Mix was included on a popular 12″ mixes compilation few years ago, I don´t remember the exact name now…

Richard

I would love to hear the UK and US 12″ mixes of Altered Images please, Jason. I spotted the link too late on the NWO. That’s assuming it is ok to share?

Jason

Richard (and anyone else interested in those Altered Images 12″ mixes),

Please see the New Wave Outpost forum section “Obscure 80s Central”. I will bump the post with updated links here shortly.

Gazelle

The Elephant Remix of The Stone Roses’ ‘She Bang The Drums’ does not originate from the 1980’s (I believe it first appeared on ‘The Remixes’ album from 2000). It would have made more sense to have included either the 12″ version of ‘Elephant Stone’ (to keep the Elephant theme) or ‘Fools Gold 9.53’ (to represent the close of the decade).

John

I’m wondering which version they’ve used for “Don’t Talk To Me About Love” by Altered Images. I want the one that was on the US 12″ release.

Jason

John,

I have a flawless (no pops/clicks whatsoever) vinyl transfer of “Don’t Talk To Me About Love [U.S. 12″ Mix]” in FLAC format, courtesy of Scott Davies (a vinyl transfer/mastering guru) from the New Wave Outpost. It sounds incredible, like it was taken from the original master source. Let me know if you would like a link.

Tom

I hope they don’t use any ’90s mixes. I wonder which version “Tell It To My Heart” will be? I hope it’s the version from the ’80s and not one of the ’95 mixes.

Reid

If the jpg preview is accurate…
What’s a “Big Audio Dynamic”?

Kiki

well, a big mistake they made here ! *laugh*
Hope they will correct it before sending to printing…

Will

Outrageous value.
I might buy this just to encourage them to release similar.

Mike Cox

Wham’s “Freedom” 12 inch on cd. I’m not sure but this may be the first time on cd? Now if they would release some of the other Wham stuff on cd(“Wake Me Up” Instrumental) that would be great.

Mike Cox

Thanks Paul. I had no idea. Decision time :)

Dave

Great tracklisting. I want this one!

Kiki

well, isn’t that funny to see the 12” version of “Girls just want to have fun” when it’s not been included in the “anniversary” edition of Cindy’s album ?

Boaz Halachmi

Any thing unique here?

Dejan

Same as any other compilation. 5 gems and the rest can be found on other compilations. Sad to see repetetive collections. Why not do something unique like giving the public more then the 75 same 12″ mixes on and on again. I just got tired of seeing the same crap.

graham

Will they do CD 4 seperate?

Darryl

Love it! I’ll be buying.