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Denny Morris

Format: Vinyl Album
Genre: Synth Pop

Chartbusting Moog

A1 Popcorn
A2 I Get A Kick Out Of You
A3 Pepper Box
A4 The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
A5 When Will I See You Again
A6 She
B1 Honey, Honey
B2 If You Go Away
B3 Where Did All The Good Times Go
B4 Rose Garden
B5 Spanish Eyes
B6 La Bamba


Cat No: WMD 254
Released: 1975



Format: Vinyl Album
Genre: Synth Pop


A1 Beethoven (I Love To Listen To) (4:48)
A2 I've Got A Lover (Back In Japan) (4:25)
A3 Do You Want To Break Up? (3:38)
A4 You Have Placed A Chill In My Heart (3:50)
A5 Shame (4:23)
A6 Savage (4:10)
B1 I Need A Man (4:21)
B2 Put The Blame On Me (3:44)
B3 Heaven (3:28)
B4 Wide Eyed Girl (3:29)
B5 I Need You (3:22)
B6 Brand New Day (3:42)


Cat No: PL71555
Released: 1987



Format: Vinyl Album
Genre: Synth Pop

Time And Tide

A1 Promises (4:04)
A2 Run For Cover (3:38)
A3 Time And Tide (4:04)
A4 Freeze Thaw (3:58)
A5 From Now On (3:47)
B1 New Day For You (4:28)
B2 Prime Time TV (5:22)
B3 Astrud (4:39)
B4 How Dare You (3:23)
B5 Miles Away (4:12)


Cat No: BFE 40767
Released: 1987


Robin Gibb

Format: Vinyl Album
Genre: Synth Pop

Secret Agent

A1 Boys Do Fall In Love (3:50)
A2 In Your Diary (3:41)
A3 Robot (3:42)
A4 Rebecca (3:51)
A5 Secret Agent (4:58)
B1 Livin' In Another World (3:40)
B2 X-Ray Eyes (3:53)
B3 King Of Fools (3:40)
B4 Diamonds (3:57)


Cat No: 90170-1
Released: 1984


Lian Ross

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Synth Pop

Feel So Good

A Feel So Good (Deep House Mix) (8:24)
B1 Feel So Good (Club Mix) (5:48)
B2 Feel So Good (Radio Mix) (3:21)


Cat No: 871 695-1
Released: 1989


Spandau Ballet

Format: Vinyl Album
Genre: Synth Pop


A1 Only When You Leave (5:09)
A2 Highly Strung (4:10)
A3 I'll Fly For You (5:35)
A4 Nature Of The Beast (5:14)
B1 Revenge For Love (4:20)
B2 Always In The Back Of My Mind (4:28)
B3 With The Pride (5:30)
B4 Round And Round (5:30)


Cat No: CDL 1473
Released: 1984


Duran Duran

Format: Vinyl Album
Genre: Synth Pop

Seven And The Ragged Tiger

A1 The Reflex
A2 New Moon On Monday
A3 (I'm Looking For) Cracks In The Pavement
A4 I Take The Dice
A5 Of Crime And Passion
B1 Union Of The Snake
B2 Shadows On Your Side
B3 Tiger Tiger
B4 The Seventh Stranger


Cat No: EMC 1654541
Released: 1983


Cretu And Thiers

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Synth Pop

Don't Say You Love Me (Let Me Feel It)

A Don't Say You Love Me (Let Me Feel It) (12" Version) (5:55)
B Snowin' Under My Skin (6:21)


Cat No: 611 503
Released: 1988


Roxy Music

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Synth Pop

The High Road

A1 Can't Let Go (5:29)
A2 My Only Love (7:23)
B1 Like A Hurricane (7:36)
B2 Jealous Guy (6:10)

Warner Bros. Records

Cat No: 92 38081
Released: 1983



Format: Vinyl Compilation
Genre: Synth Pop

Debut LP Magazine - Issue 02

A1 Swans Way In Trance (4:00)
A2 Scott Walker Track 3 (3:42)
A3 The Waterboys The Big Music (4:37)
A4 Orange Juice (3) A Place In Your Heart (3:00)
A5 The Shillelagh Sisters Cheatin' Teasin' Man (2:04)
A6 Steve Levine Waiting In Line (4:42)
B1 Illustrated Man Sensation (4:30)
B2 Carmel (2) Tracks Of My Tears (3:55)
B3 Passion Puppets Child (4:45)
B4 Flesh For Lulu Subterraneans (3:30)
B5 Ultravox Heart Of The Country (5:05)


Cat No: LP MAG 2
Released: 1984



Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Synth Pop

Invader / Space Iwan

A Invader (6:48)
B Space Iwan (5:41)

ZYX Records

Cat No: ZYX 6064-12
Released: 1988


Heaven 17

Format: Vinyl Album
Genre: Synth Pop

The Luxury Gap

A1 Crushed By The Wheels Of Industry (5:51)
A2 Who'll Stop The Rain (3:02)
A3 Let Me Go (4:21)
A4 Key To The World (3:43)
B1 Temptation (3:31)
B2 Come Live With Me (4:02)
B3 Lady Ice And Mr Hex (3:47)
B4 We Live So Fast (3:47)
B5 The Best Kept Secret (5:10)


Cat No: V2253
Released: 1983


Hazell Dean

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Synth Pop

Always Doesn't Mean Forever

A Always Doesn't Mean Forever (My-Ami Mix) (7:05)
B Always Doesn't Mean Forever (Instrumental) (5:00)


Cat No: 12EM 8
Released: 1987


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


Cat No: EDITL 3303
Released: 1985


Spandau Ballet

Format: Vinyl Album
Genre: Synth Pop


A1 Chant No 1 (4:05)
A2 Instinction (4:48)
A3 Paint Me Down (3:44)
A4 Coffee Club (5:30)
B1 She Loved Like Diamond (2:55)
B2 Pharaoh (6:35)
B3 Innocence And Science (4:15)
B4 Missionary (7:15)


Cat No: CDL 1353
Released: 1982


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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.