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The Cult

Format: Vinyl Double Album
Genre: New Wave

Dreamtime

A1 Horse Nation (3:45)
A2 Spiritwalker (3:40)
A3 83rd Dream (3:40)
A4 Butterflies (2:59)
A5 Go West (Crazy Spinning Circles) (4:00)
B1 Gimmick (3:36)
B2 A Flower In The Desert (3:42)
B3 Dreamtime (2:49)
B4 Rider In The Snow (3:13)
B5 Bad Medicine Waltz (5:57)

Beggars Banquet

Cat No: BEGA 57
Released: 1984
Out Of Stock

Roxy Music & Bryan Ferry

Format: Vinyl Double Album
Genre: New Wave

Street Life - 20 Great Hits

A1 Roxy Music Virginia Plain (2:59)
A2 Bryan Ferry A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall (4:15)
A3 Roxy Music Pyjamarama (2:52)
A4 Roxy Music Do The Strand (3:46)
A5 Bryan Ferry These Foolish Things (4:49)
B1 Roxy Music Street Life (3:29)
B2 Bryan Ferry Let's Stick Together (2:59)
B3 Bryan Ferry Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (2:53)
B4 Roxy Music Love Is The Drug (4:04)
B5 Bryan Ferry Sign Of The Times (2:27)
C1 Roxy Music Dance Away (3:44)
C2 Roxy Music Angel Eyes (2:51)
C3 Roxy Music Oh Yeah (4:36)
C4 Roxy Music Over You (3:26)
C5 Roxy Music Same Old Scene (3:58)
D1 Roxy Music In The Midnight Hour (3:08)
D2 Roxy Music More Than This (4:10)
D3 Roxy Music Avalon (4:16)
D4 Bryan Ferry Slave To Love (4:17)
D5 Roxy Music Jealous Guy (4:56)

EG

Cat No: EGTV1
Released: 1986

£12.00

The Associates

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: New Wave

Party Fears Two

A Party Fears Two
B Its Better This Way

Associates

Cat No: asc 1
Released: 1982

£4.00

Deborah Harry

Format: Vinyl 7 Inch
Genre: New Wave

Backfired

A Backfired (3:34)
B Military Rap (3:47)

Chrysalis

Cat No: CHS 2526
Released: 1981

£5.00

Echo & The Bunnymen

Format: Vinyl 7 Inch
Genre: New Wave

Never Stop

A Never Stop (3:31)
B Heads Will Roll (3:29)

Korova

Cat No: KOW 28
Released: 1983

£4.00

The Stranglers

Format: Vinyl 7 Inch
Genre: New Wave

Strange Little Girl

A Strange Little Girl (2:40)
B Cruel Garden (2:17)

Liberty

Cat No: BP 412
Released: 1982

£4.50

The Stranglers

Format: Vinyl 7 Inch
Genre: New Wave

Peaches / Go Buddy Go

A Peaches (3:58)
AA Go Buddy Go (3:55)

United Artists Records

Cat No: UP 36248
Released: 1977
Out Of Stock

The Associates

Format: Vinyl 7 Inch
Genre: New Wave

Club Country

A Club Country (4:03)
B A.G. It's You Again (3:07)

Associates

Cat No: asc2
Released: 1982

£4.00

The Fixx

Format: Vinyl 7 Inch
Genre: New Wave

Stand Or Fall

A Stand Or Fall (3:40)
B The Strain (3:27)

MCA Records

Cat No: FIXX 2
Released: 1982

£4.50

Killing Joke

Format: Vinyl 7 Inch
Genre: New Wave

Love Like Blood

A Love Like Blood (4:14)
B Blue Feather (Version) (4:09)

EG

Cat No: EGO 20
Released: 1985

£3.50

The Boomtown Rats

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: New Wave

Someone's Looking At You

A Someone's Looking At You (4:00)
B When The Night Comes (4:44)

Ensign

Cat No: ENY 3412
Released: 1979

£5.50

The Stranglers

Format: Vinyl Album
Genre: New Wave

The Collection 1977 - 1982

A1 (Get A) Grip (On Yourself) (3:48)
A2 Peaches (4:24)
A3 Hanging Around (4:29)
A4 No More Heroes (3:31)
A5 Duchess (2:36)
A6 Walk On By (6:26)
A7 Waltzinblack (3:42)
B1 Something Better Change (3:36)
B2 Nice 'N' Sleazy (3:26)
B3 Bear Cage (3:00)
B4 Who Wants The World (3:19)
B5 Golden Brown (3:33)
B6 Strange Little Girl (2:48)
B7 La Folie (6:14)

Liberty

Cat No: LBG 30353
Released: 1982

£4.50

The Cure

Format: CD Album
Genre: New Wave

Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me

1 The Kiss (6:17)
2 Catch (2:42)
3 Torture (4:13)
4 If Only Tonight We Could Sleep (4:50)
5 Why Can't I Be You? (3:11)
6 How Beautiful You Are (5:09)
7 Snakepit (6:56)
8 Just Like Heaven (3:30)
9 All I Want (5:18)
10 Hot Hot Hot!!! (3:32)
11 One More Time (4:29)
12 Like Cockatoos (3:38)
13 Icing Sugar (3:48)
14 The Perfect Girl (2:33)
15 A Thousand Hours (3:21)
16 Shiver And Shake (3:26)
17 Fight (4:26)

Polydor

Cat No: 832 130-2
Released: 1987

£4.50

Blondie

Format: Vinyl Album
Genre: New Wave

Eat To The Beat

A1 Dreaming (3:02)
A2 The Hardest Part (3:37)
A3 Union City Blue (3:19)
A4 Shayla (3:51)
A5 Eat To The Beat (2:35)
A6 Accidents Never Happen (4:10)
B1 Die Young Stay Pretty (3:27)
B2 Slow Motion (3:25)
B3 Atomic (4:35)
B4 Sound Asleep (4:12)
B5 Victor (3:19)
B6 Living In The Real World (2:38)

Chrysalis

Cat No: CDL 1225
Released: 1979

£8.50

Paul Weller

Format: CD Album
Genre: New Wave

Modern Classics - The Greatest Hits

1 Out Of The Sinking (3:50)
2 Peacock Suit (3:07)
3 Sunflower (4:10)
4 The Weaver (3:44)
5 Wild Wood (3:23)
6 Above The Clouds (3:51)
7 Uh-Huh Oh-Yeh (3:21)
8 Brushed (3:30)
9 The Changingman (3:32)
10 Friday Street (2:20)
11 You Do Something To Me (3:38)
12 Brand New Start (4:07)
13 Hung Up (2:41)
14 Mermaids (3:04)
15 Broken Stones (3:22)
16 Into Tomorrow (3:11)

Island Records

Cat No: 524 558-2
Released: 1998

£5.99

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Information on the New Wave genre

New Wave is a genre of music that emerged in the mid to late 1970s alongside punk rock. The term at first generally was synonymous with punk rock before being considered a genre in its own right that incorporated aspects of electronic and experimental music, mod subculture, and disco and 1960s pop music, as well as much of the original punk rock sound and ethos, such as an emphasis on short and punchy songs. The 1990s and 2000s have seen revivals, and a number of acts that have been influenced by a variety of New Wave styles.

The term "New Wave" itself has been a source of much confusion and controversy. It was used in 1976 in the UK by punk fanzines such as Sniffin' Glue, and then by the professional music press. In a November 1976 article in Melody Maker, Caroline Coon used Malcolm McLaren's term "New Wave" to designate music by bands not exactly punk, but related and part of the same musical scene. For a period of time in 1976 and 1977 the two terms were interchangeable. By the end of 1977, "New Wave" had replaced "Punk" as the definition for new underground music in the UK.

In the United States, Sire Records needed a term by which it could market its newly signed bands, who had frequently played the club CBGB. Because radio consultants in the United States had advised their clients that punk rock was a fad, they settled on the term "New Wave". Like those film makers, its new artists, such as the Ramones and Talking Heads, were anti-corporate and experimental. At first most American writers exclusively used the term "New Wave" to describe British punk acts. Starting in December 1976, The New York Rocker, which was suspicious of the term "punk," became the first American journal to enthusiastically use the term starting with British acts, and later appropriating it to acts associated with the CBGB scene.
Talking Heads performing in Toronto in 1978.

Music historian Vernon Joynson states that new wave emerged in the U.K. in late 1976, when many bands began disassociating themselves from punk.[9] Music that followed the anarchic garage band ethos of the Sex Pistols was distinguished as "punk", while music that tended toward experimentation, lyrical complexity, or more polished production, came to be categorized as "New Wave". This came to include musicians who had come to prominence in the British pub rock scene of the mid-1970s, such as Ian Dury, Nick Lowe, Eddie and the Hot Rods and Dr Feelgood; and according to allmusic "angry, intelligent" singer-songwriters who "approached pop music with the sardonic attitude and tense, aggressive energy of punk" such as Elvis Costello, Joe Jackson, and Graham Parker. In the U.S., the first New Wavers were the not-so-punk acts associated with the New York club CBGB, such as Talking Heads, Mink DeVille and Blondie. CBGB owner Hilly Kristal, referring to the first show of the band Television at his club in March 1974, said, "I think of that as the beginning of new wave." Furthermore, many artists who would have originally been classified as punk were also termed New Wave. A 1977 Phonogram Records compilation album of the same name (New Wave) features US artists including the Dead Boys, Ramones, Talking Heads and The Runaways.

Talking Heads set the template for the New Wave sound of this era. This sound represented a break from the smooth-oriented blues and rock & roll sounds of late 1960s to mid 1970s rock music. According to music journalist Simon Reynolds, the music had a twitchy, agitated feel to it. New Wave musicians often played choppy rhythm guitars with fast tempos. Keyboards were common as were stop-and-start song structures and melodies. Reynolds noted that New Wave vocalists sounded high-pitched, geeky and suburban.

Power Pop, a genre that started before punk at the very beginning of the 1970s, became associated with New Wave at the end of the decade because their brief catchy songs fit into the mood of the era. The Romantics, The Records, The Motors, Cheap Trick, and 20/20 were groups that had success playing this style. Helped by the success of the power pop group, The Knack, skinny ties became fashionable among New Wave musicians.

A revival of ska music led by The Specials, Madness and the English Beat added humor and a strong dance beat to New Wave.

Later still, "New Wave" came to imply a less noisy, often synthesizer-based, pop sound. The term post-punk was coined to describe the darker, less pop-influenced groups, such as Gang of Four, Joy Division, The Cure, and Siouxsie and the Banshees, some of which did later adopt synths. Although distinct, punk, New Wave, and post-punk all shared common ground: an energetic reaction to the supposedly overproduced, uninspired popular music of the 1970s.

Allmusic explained that New Wave's stylistic diversity occurred because New Wave "retained the fresh vigor and irreverence of punk music, as well as a fascination with electronics, style, and art". This diversity extended to the numerous one hit wonders that came out of the genre.

The term fell out of favour in the United Kingdom during the early 1980s because its usage had become too general. Conventional wisdom holds that the genre "died" in the middle of the 1980s. Theo Cateforis, Assistant Professor of Music History and Cultures at Syracuse University, contends New Wave "receded" during this period when advances in synthesizer technology caused New Wave groups and mainstream pop and rock groups to sound more alike.