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Frankie Goes To Hollywood

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Synth Pop

Two Tribes

Annihilation
A Two Tribes (Annihilation) (9:07)
Surrender
B1 War (Hide Yourself) (4:16)
B2 One February Friday (1:45)
B3 Two Tribes (Surrender) (4:55)

ZTT

Cat No: 12 ZTAS 3
Released: 1984

£6.00

The Human League

Format: Vinyl Album
Genre: Synth Pop

Dare

A1 The Things That Dreams Are Made Of (4:14)
A2 Open Your Heart (3:53)
A3 The Sound Of The Crowd (3:56)
A4 Darkness (3:56)
A5 Do Or Die (5:23)
B1 Get Carter (1:02)
B2 I Am The Law (4:14)
B3 Seconds (4:58)
B4 Love Action (I Believe In Love) (4:58)
B5 Don't You Want Me (3:56)

Virgin

Cat No: V2192
Released: 1981

£10.00

Kylie Minogue

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch Picture Disc
Genre: Synth Pop

Chocolate

A1 Chocolate (Tom Middleton Cosmos Mix) (7:25)
A2 Chocolate (Radio Edit) (4:00)
B Chocolate (EMÓ Mix) (4:30)

Parlophone

Cat No: 12R 6639
Released: 2004

£8.00

Roxy Music

Format: Vinyl Album
Genre: Synth Pop

Flesh And Blood

A1 The Midnight Hour (3:11)
A2 Oh Yeah (4:50)
A3 Same Old Scene (3:00)
A4 Flesh And Blood (3:00)
A5 My Only Love (5:00)
B1 Over You (3:30)
B2 Eight Miles High (4:52)
B3 Rain Rain Rain (3:18)
B4 No Strange Delight (4:45)
B5 Running Wild (5:18)

Polydor

Cat No: 2302 099
Released: 1980
Out Of Stock

Toyah

Format: Vinyl Album
Genre: Synth Pop

Anthem

Once Upon A Time...
A1 I Want To Be Free
A2 Obsolete
A3 Pop Star
A4 Elocution Lesson (The Door Is A Whore)
A5 Jungles Of Jupiter
A6 I Am
Happy Ever After?
B1 It's A Mystery
B2 Masai Boy
B3 Marionette
B4 Demolition Men
B5 We Are

Safari Records

Cat No: VOOR 1
Released: 1981

£10.00

Frankie Goes To Hollywood

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Synth Pop

Relax

A Relax (Sex Mix) (16:24)
B1 Ferry 'Cross The Mersey (4:03)
B2 Relax (4:20)

ZTT

Cat No: 12 ZTAS 1
Released: 1983

£8.00

Soft Cell

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Synth Pop

Tainted Love / Where Did Our Love Go

A Tainted Love / Where Did Our Love Go
B Tainted Dub (Incorporating Where Did Our Love Go)

Some Bizzare Label

Cat No: BZS 212
Released: 1981

£12.00

Pointer Sisters

Format: Vinyl Album
Genre: Synth Pop

Break Out

A1 Jump (4:22)
A2 Automatic (4:48)
A3 Baby Come And Get It (4:57)
A4 I Need You (4:03)
A5 Dance Electric (4:55)
B1 Neutron Dance (4:11)
B2 Easy Persuasion (4:27)
B3 Nightline (4:36)
B4 Telegraph Your Love (4:25)
B5 Operator (3:59)

Planet Records

Cat No: FL 84705
Released: 1983

£5.50

Duran Duran

Format: Vinyl Album
Genre: Synth Pop

Rio

A1 Rio (5:39)
A2 My Own Way (4:51)
A3 Lonely In Your Nightmare (3:52)
A4 Hungry Like The Wolf (3:40)
A5 Hold Back The Rain (3:59)
B1 New Religion (5:31)
B2 Last Chance On The Stairway (4:18)
B3 Save A Prayer (5:33)
B4 The Chauffeur (5:12)

EMI

Cat No: EMC 3411
Released: 1982
Out Of Stock

Terence Trent D'Arby

Format: Vinyl Album
Genre: Synth Pop

Introducing The Hardline According To Terence Trent D'Arby

A1 If You All Get To Heaven
A2 If You Let Me Stay
A3 Wishing Well
A4 I’ll Never Turn My Back On You (Father’s Words)
A5 Dance Little Sister
A6 Seven More Days
B1 Let’s Go Forward
B2 Rain
B3 Sign Your Name
B4 As Yet Untitled
B5 Who’s Loving You

CBS

Cat No: 450911 1
Released: 1987

£5.50

The Human League

Format: Vinyl Album
Genre: Synth Pop

Dare

A1 The Things That Dreams Are Made Of (4:14)
A2 Open Your Heart (3:53)
A3 The Sound Of The Crowd (3:56)
A4 Darkness (3:56)
A5 Do Or Die (5:23)
B1 Get Carter (1:02)
B2 I Am The Law (4:14)
B3 Seconds (4:58)
B4 Love Action (I Believe In Love) (4:58)
B5 Don't You Want Me (3:56)

Virgin

Cat No: V2192
Released: 1981

£8.50

Daryl Hall & John Oates

Format: Vinyl Album
Genre: Synth Pop

Big Bam Boom

A1 Dance On Your Knees (1:27)
A2 Out Of Touch (4:24)
A3 Method Of Modern Love (5:27)
A4 Bank On Your Love (4:37)
A5 Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid (5:23)
B1 Going Thru The Motions (5:39)
B2 Cold Dark And Yesterday (4:41)
B3 All American Girl (4:25)
B4 Possession Obsession (4:34)

RCA

Cat No: PL85309
Released: 1984

£5.00

Soft Cell

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Synth Pop

Tainted Love / Memorabilia

A Tainted Love
B Memorabilia

Some Bizzare

Cat No: BZS 212
Released: 1981

£6.50

Paul Hardcastle

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Synth Pop

Don't Waste My Time (New Extended Version)

A Don't Waste My Time (New Extended Version) (5:36)
B1 Moonhopper (4:17)
B2 Loitering With Intent (4:09)

Chrysalis

Cat No: PAULX 1
Released: 1985

£5.00

Thomas Dolby

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Synth Pop

Hyper-active! (Heavy Breather Subversion)

A Hyperactive! (12" Version) (5:08)
B1 Hyperactive! (7" Version) (4:14)
B2 White City (5:24)

Parlophone

Cat No: 12R 6065
Released: 1984

£5.00

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Information on the Synth Pop genre

Synthpop is a genre of pop music in which the synthesizer is the dominant musical instrument. It originated as part of the New Wave movement of the late 1970s and to mid-1980s, and it has continued to exist and develop ever since. It has seen a rise in popularity in the 21st century.

First wave: 1977-1990
Depeche Mode, one of the most successful synthpop bands of all time.

Giorgio Moroder paired up with Donna Summer in 1977 to release the electronic disco song I Feel Love. While a disco song first and foremost, the programmed, arpeggiated beats had a profound impact on the bands which would soon be known as synthpop. That same year, Ultravox member Warren Cann purchased a Roland TR-77 drum machine, which was first featured in their October 1977 single release Hiroshima Mon Amour.

In 1978, the first incarnation of the Human League of Sheffield, England released their debut single "Being Boiled". In the United States, Devo, who had been using synthesizers since their beginnings in 1975, moved towards a more electronic sound.

In the UK, the original synthesizer bands had a sound that was generally dark, moody and robotic and were more founded in an avant-garde, art rock aesthetic. In 1979, Tubeway Army, a little known outfit from West London, who dropped their initial punk rock image and topped the UK charts in the summer of 1979 with the single "Are Friends Electric?" and their album Replicas. This prompted the singer/songwriter, Gary Numan to go solo and in the same year he released the Kraftwerk inspired album, The Pleasure Principle which was another number one album, and he topped the singles charts for the second time with "Cars".

This Zeitgeist of revolution in electronic music performance and recording/production was encapsulated by then would be record producer, Trevor Horn of The Buggles in the international hit "Video Killed the Radio Star".

Giorgio Moroder collaborated with the band Sparks on their album, No. 1 In Heaven. Others were soon to follow, including Frank Tovey, who performed under the name Fad Gadget. Tovey who was signed to Daniel Miller's Mute Records and made use of "found objects" in his recordings such as bottles and razors. Daniel Miller himself had a role in the emerging futurist movement as a performer under the name The Normal which released a one-off single Warm Leatherette. Although the single did not chart, it became a cult favorite and has been covered by many artists since its release, including Grace Jones, Duran Duran and Nine Inch Nails.

The sounds of synthesizers came to dominate the pop music of the early 1980s as well as replacing disco in dance clubs in Europe. Other successful synthpop artists of this era included Soft Cell, Depeche Mode, Yazoo, Heaven 17, Japan, Eurythmics, and Tears For Fears (though the latter two would branch out into a wider rock/pop sound). Real Life, Camouflage, Real Life, Modern Talking, Bananarama and others are bands of Synthpop style.

In early synthpop the synthesizer stood out and the music sounded eerie, sterile and slightly menacing. By the mid 1980's the technology had improved to the point that synthpop acts used the instrument to create a sound that resembled many instruments and allowed mainstream rock and pop acts to incorporate the synthesizer into their sound. At this point the synthesizer did not stand out and the differences between synthpop and mainstream music started to decrease. According to music writer Simon Reynolds the hallmark of original synthpop was its "emotional, at times operatic singers" such as Mark Almond, Alison Moyet and Annie Lennox.

In the United States, where synthpop is considered a sub genre of New Wave, the genre became popular in large part due to the cable music channel MTV. Real Life, Camuoflage, Real Life, Modern Talking, Bananarama and others are bands of Synthpop style.

Second wave, 2004 to present
Lights, Canadian synthpop singer who became popular in the late 2000s.
La Roux, British synthpop duo who achieved critical acclaim with their eponymous debut album in 2009.

Synthpop has also begun to re-emerge as some indie artists have incorporated the sound, slowly increasing the popularity of the genre. Some of the bands during the early-to-mid 2000s that helped the development of the genre have included Goldfrapp, The Postal Service, the Junior Boys, The Knife, and particularly The Killers, whose 2004 debut album Hot Fuss achieved widespread popularity and was considered an authentic throwback to 80s synthpop by many. However, their later works have moved away from the genre. LCD Soundsystem is another key artist in synthpop's development during the 21st century. MGMT's debut album Oracular Spectacular, originally released digitally in late 2007, achieved unprecedented success with their lead single "Kids" and has led the way for chart success for other synthpop and indie electronic acts such as Hot Chip, Cut Copy, Lights, Metric, Owl City (number 1 US single), Phoenix, Passion Pit, La Roux, and even the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, who switched to an almost entirely electronic sound for their 2009 album It's Blitz! after being part of the garage rock revival movement earlier in the decade.

Out of all of the original 80s synthpop bands, New Order, Pet Shop Boys, Duran Duran, and particularly Depeche Mode, although nowhere near the peak of their popularity during the '80s and early '90s, are among the only ones that continue to achieve international success.