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Gary Numan

Format: Vinyl Album
Genre: Synth Pop

Warriors

A1 Warriors (5:47)
A2 I Am Render (5:00)
A3 The Iceman Comes (4:23)
A4 This Prison Moon (3:19)
A5 My Centurion (5:20)
B1 Sister Surprise (8:27)
B2 The Tick Tock Man (4:21)
B3 Love Is Like A Clock Law (3:58)
B4 The Rhythm Of The Evening (4:54)

Beggars Banquet

Cat No: 24-0241-1
Released: 1983

£8.50

Gary Numan

Format: Vinyl Album
Genre: Synth Pop

Telekon

A1 This Wreckage
A2 The Aircrash Bureau
A3 Telekon
A4 Remind Me To Smile
A5 Sleep By Windows
B1 I`m An Agent
B2 I Dream Of Wires
B3 Remember I Was Vapour
B4 Please Push No More
B5 The Joy Circuit

Beggars Banquet

Cat No: BEGA 19
Released: 1980

£7.50

a-ha

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Synth Pop

Take On Me (Extended Version)

A Take On Me (Extended Version) (0:00)
B1 Love Is Reason (0:00)
B2 Take On Me (0:00)

Warner Bros. Records

Cat No: W9006T
Released: 1985

£8.50

Blondie

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Synth Pop

Heart Of Glass

A Heart Of Glass (Diddy's Adorable Illusion Mix)
B1 Heart Of Glass (Richie Jones Club Mix)
B2 Call Me (E-Smoove's Beat Vocal Mix)

Chrysalis

Cat No: 12CHS 5023
Released: 1995

£4.50

Lime

Format: Vinyl Album
Genre: Synth Pop

The Greatest Hits

A1 Angel Eyes (5:45)
A2 Come And Get Your Love (6:00)
A3 Take It Up (6:02)
A4 Your Love (3:50)
B1 Unexpected Lovers (7:21)
B2 Babe We're Gonna Love Tonight (6:00)
B3 Guilty (6:25)

Polydor

Cat No: 827 612-1
Released: 1985

£5.50

Yello

Format: Vinyl Album
Genre: Synth Pop

Baby

A1 Homage To The Mountain (0:33)
A2 Rubberbandman (3:32)
A3 Jungle Bill (6:05)
A4 Ocean Club (3:26)
A5 Who's Gone ? (3:38)
A6 Capri Calling (2:55)
B1 Drive / Driven (4:11)
B2 On The Run (4:36)
B3 Blender (4:38)
B4 Sweet Thunder (5:20)

Mercury

Cat No: 848 791-1
Released: 1991
Out Of Stock

Soft Cell & Marc Almond

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Synth Pop

Tainted Love '91

A Tainted Love (Original 12" Version)
AA Tainted Love '91

Mercury

Cat No: SOFT 212
Released: 1991

£4.50

Pet Shop Boys

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Synth Pop

Opportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Money) (Dance Mix)

A Opportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Money) (Dance Mix) (6:44)
B In The Night (Extended) (4:50)

Parlophone

Cat No: 12 R 6097
Released: 1985

£5.50

Daryl Hall & John Oates

Format: Vinyl Album
Genre: Synth Pop

Daryl Hall & John Oates

A1 Camellia (2:52)
A2 Sara Smile (3:07)
A3 Alone Too Long (3:22)
A4 Out Of Me, Out Of You (4:00)
A5 Nothing At All (4:22)
B1 Gino (The Manager) (4:15)
B2 (You Know) It Doesn't Matter Anymore (3:06)
B3 Ennui On The Mountain (3:10)
B4 Grounds For Separation (4:11)
B5 Soldering (3:23)

RCA

Cat No: NL81144

£5.00

Various

Format: Vinyl Compilation
Genre: Synth Pop

Flashdance - Original Soundtrack From The Motion Picture

A1 Irene Cara Flashdance... What A Feeling
A2 Shandi Sinnamon He's A Dream
A3 Helen St. John Love Theme From Flashdance
A4 Karen Kamon Manhunt
A5 Joe Esposito Lady, Lady, Lady
B1 Laura Branigan Imagination
B2 Donna Summer Romeo
B3 Cycle V Seduce Me Tonight
B4 Kim Carnes I'll Be Here Where The Heart Is
B5 Michael Sembello Maniac

Casablanca

Cat No: CANH 5
Released: 1983
Out Of Stock

Scritti Politti

Format: Vinyl Album
Genre: Synth Pop

Cupid & Psyche 85

A1 The Word Girl
A2 Small Talk
A3 Absolute
A4 A Little Knowledge
A5 Don't Work That Hard
B1 Perfect Way
B2 Lover To Fall
B3 Wood Beez
B4 Hypnotize

Virgin

Cat No: V 2350
Released: 1985

£5.50

Amii Stewart

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Synth Pop

Knock On Wood / Light My Fire (New Remix)

A Knock On Wood / Ash 48 (7:45)
A.1:1 Knock On Wood
A.1:2 Ash 48
AA Light My Fire / 137 Disco Heaven (7:35)
AA.1:1 Light My Fire
AA.1:2 137 Disco Heaven

Sedition

Cat No: EDITL 3303
Released: 1985

£4.50

Five Star

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Synth Pop

System Addict

A1 System Addict (M & M Remix) (5:53)
A2 System Addict (Dub Addict) (5:08)
B1 Pure Energy (3:46)
B2 Winning (Extended Version) (8:09)

RCA

Cat No: PT 40516
Released: 1985

£5.00

Various

Format: Vinyl Compilation
Genre: Synth Pop

Electric Dreams

A1 P.P. Arnold Electric Dreams (6:50)
A2 Jeff Lynne Video (4:53)
A3 Culture Club The Dream (3:16)
A4 Giorgio Moroder The Duel (5:40)
A5 Helen Terry Now You're Mine (5:20)
B1 Culture Club Love Is Love (5:35)
B2 Heaven 17 Chase Runner (4:53)
B3 Jeff Lynne Let It Run (5:37)
B4 Giorgio Moroder Madeline's Theme (2:48)
B5 Giorgio Moroder & Philip Oakey Together In Electric Dreams (5:18)

Virgin

Cat No: V 2318
Released: 1984

£7.50

Tears For Fears

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Synth Pop

Shout (Remix Version)

A Shout (Extended Remixed Version) (7:32)
B1 Shout (Full Version) (5:58)
B2 The Big Chair (3:22)

Mercury

Cat No: IDEA 812
Released: 1984

£4.50

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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.