Gary Crowley's Lost 80's compilation box set features Dream Academy cover of "Please..."

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By Famous when dead on Jan 31, 2019 at 5:51 PM
  1. Famous when dead

    Famous when dead Vulgarian Moderator

    Dec 7, 2000
    Birmingham, U.K.

    From the Amazon blurb:
    "Lost 80s presents 63 tracks compiled and themed by Gary Crowley disc by disc, from 'Jingly Jangly' indie-pop 7"s to the extended 12" that so much marked the era. Many of these tracks are rare and very hard to find having not appeared on any CDs before. The better known artists appearing here are represented by some of their lesser-known ('lost') tracks. "The 80s (and especially the first part) was an amazing time for music. It was a mad, fast, kaleidoscopic rollercoaster ride where the chancers taking your money not only walked the walk; they backed it up with innovative, amazing tunes that changed the way music was made forever. That's certainly how I remember it..." Gary Crowley Presented in a beautiful 4CD media book, featuring 40 pages of Gary's track by track notes, plus memories of the era from Nick Heyward (Haircut 100), Sarah Dallin (Bananarama), Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet) Annabella Lwin (Bow Wow Wow), Clare Grogan (Altered Images) and more. "So here, spread over these four CDs, I've collected together the best (in my personal opinion) of the guitar bands, the dance acts and the synth groups that made up the soundtrack of that gloriously thrilling decade for me and my friends. As well as some of its most memorable 12 inch remixes. Let me just state for the record, you'll find no Michael Jackson, Madonna, Prince, Duran Duran, Dire Straits or the like appearing on these discs…""

    The Dream Academy cover in question:

    (as heard in Ferris Bueller's Day Off).

    Full tracklisting:
    Disc: 1
    1. Vic Godard - Stop That Girl
    2. The Pale Fountains - (There's Always) Something On My Mind
    3. Haircut 100 - Milk Film
    4. Aztec Camera - Pillar To Post
    5. The Bluebells - Everybody's Somebody's Fool
    6. Johnny Britton - Happy-Go-Lucky Girls
    7. Prefab Sprout - Lions in My Own Garden (Exit Someone)
    8. Fantastic Something - If She Doesn't Smile (It'll Rain)
    9. The Suede Crocodiles - Stop The Rain
    10. Friends Again - Honey At The Core
    11. Strawberry Switchblade - Trees And Flowers
    12. April Showers - Abandon Ship
    13. A Craze - Wearing Your Jumper
    14. Paul Quinn - Ain't That Always The Way
    15. Hurrah! - Sweet Sanity
    16. The Dream Academy - Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want
    Disc: 2
    1. Bush Tetras - Too Many Creeps
    2. Bow Wow Wow - Mickey Put It Down
    3. Theatre of Hate - Do You Believe In The West World?
    4. The Apollinaires - The Feeling's Gone
    5. The Redskins - Keep On Keeping On
    6. Carmel - More More More
    7. JoBoxers - Is This Really The First Time You?ve Been In Love
    8. Makin' Time - Feels Like It's Love
    9. Hey! Elastica- This Town
    10. Fashion - Streetplayer (Mechanik)
    11. The Main T Posse - Fickle Public Speakin'
    12. The Associates - 18 Carat Love Affair
    13. Spandau Ballet - Confused
    14. Matt Fretton - It's So High
    15. Depeche Mode - Shake The Disease
    16. Paul Haig - Running Away
    17. The Questions - Tuesday Sunshine (Jock Mix)
    18. The Kane Gang - Brother Brother
    19. Sunset Gun - Be Thankful For What You've Got
    20. Altered Images - Love To Stay
    Disc: 3
    1. Wham! - A Ray Of Sunshine
    2. Grandmaster Flash - The Adventures Of Grandmaster Flash On The Wheels Of Steel
    3. Tom Tom Club - Genius Of Love
    4. The Jellies - Jive Baby On A Saturday Night
    5. I Level - Give Me [U.S. Remix]
    6. Jimmy Young - Times Are Tight
    7. Whodini - Magic's Wand
    8. Blue Rondo à la Turk - Klacto Vee Sedstein
    9. Culture Club - I'm Afraid Of Me [Extended Dance Mix]
    10. Pigbag - The Big Bean
    11. Monyaka - Go Deh Yaka
    12. 23 Skidoo - Coup
    13. Funkapolitan - If Only
    14. The Staple Singers - Slippery People [Club Version]
    15. Matt Bianco - Matt's Mood
    Disc: 4
    1. Bananarama- Aie A Mwana [U.S. Extended Version]
    2. Intaferon - GetoutofLondon [Intacontinentalballisticmix]
    3. Pete Shelley - Homosapien
    4. Quando Quango - Genius
    5. Was (Not Was) - (Return To The Valley Of) Out Come The Freaks [Extended Remix]
    6. Defunkt - The Razor's Edge
    7. Chic - Hangin' [12 Inch]
    8. Gang Of Four - I Love A Man In A Uniform [Extended]
    9. Animal Magnet - Welcome To The Monkey House
    10. Fun Boy Three - The Alibi [Extended Mix]
    11. Brilliant - It's A Man's Man's Man's World [Extended]
    12. Morgan McVey - Looking Good Diving With The Wild Bunch
    Amazon pre-order link:
    (Due for release 15 February, 2019).

    Quite an interesting mix of music.
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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Famous when dead, Jan 31, 2019.

    1. Surface
      Some great tracks on there.
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    2. gordyboy9
      Gary Crowley was great in the eighties,he was so enthusiastic and obviously loved the music of the time,some great stuff on there,associates 18 carat love affair,blue rondo a la turks klacto vee sedstein,strawberry switchblade,matt biancos matts mood is a track I played to death.think I will need to invest in this.
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    3. Surface
      Same here, Altered Image and Pete Shelley are stand outs for me, along with Dream Academys Smiths cover.
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    4. Oh my god. it's Robby!
      Oh my god. it's Robby!
      theatre of hate on there is pretty cool, saw their reunion sometime in the early 90s :guitar:
    5. Ketamine Sun
      Ketamine Sun
      There's a reason why most of this stuff was lost in the first place.
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    6. ACTON
      I always liked Gary Crowley. He's done some interesting interviews down through the years, like the one with Ed Buller (Suede producer) and it shows just how normal Gary is, and not stuck up his own exhaust pipe.

    7. Thewlis
      Wonderful comp, especially disc 1.
      Some Great tracks on the other discs as well
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    8. The Wild Turkey
      The Wild Turkey
      Never remember hearin' that Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want version before.
      It was mellow on a Sunday mornin' and I like how that lady threw in the woodwind parts.
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    9. Anonymous
      Bueller... Bueller... Bueller...
    10. SuedeMoz
      I remember a friend told this cover was in the Ferris Bueller movie and thinking he was wrong b/c I didn't remember it. Of course, it's very easy to miss as it appears so briefly in the movie and it's only the instrumental part. In any case, this got me thinking ... this is a very early cover of a Smiths song (1985) - is it the first cover of a Smiths song? At least by an established band? Maybe not, I honestly don't know.
    11. Anonymous
      If only we could lose you :praying:

      Benny-the-British-Butcher :greatbritain::knife:
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