Thursday, May 5, 2016
Thompson Twins - Into the Gap/Out of the Gap - 1984
When TT released this album, they obviously did it in a variety of formats for the time. They had vinyl, cassette and CD. Each different format had different mixes and different track listings. The "b-sides" if you can call them that, were actually just remixes of album tracks and singles. So you had remixes of tracks, b-sides that were pretty much remixes, and remixes then on top of those b-sides. Then they started playing the tracks backwards and releasing those. Then, you had fade outs and cold stops and edits and remix edits and edit remixes and dubs and cuts and... I give up.
If someone can give me a hard core run down, in detail and 100% complete of every track from Into the Gap, I would be indebted to you. It's all a mess.
I pulled off two discs of my favorite mixes and called it good. I still have another two or three discs of mixes left, but people can only listen to so much Doctor Doctor! before they have to go see one.
Cool b-side picture sleeves. Very 80s New Romantic Pop. Very radio friendly. Awesome videos and the mixes are really good.
Hope you like this. If you do, I'll put out Here's to Future Days shortly...