Archive for the ‘Limahl’ Category
If you’re a British compilation hunter or fan of imports, it’s tough to go wrong with Demon Music Group’s Music Club Deluxe label. The relatively inexpensive double-disc sets the label turns out might look simple or quickly assembled, but they’re in fact often packed with a few rarities for your buck.
In recent weeks, Music Club Deluxe has issued a half-dozen compilations, all for ’80s pop/rock artists. You likely know their hits, but there are some great album cuts, B-sides and remixes to go around for each. Hit the jump and we’ll run through them all.
The first up is Don’t Suppose, the solo debut album from Limahl in 1984. The uniquely coiffed, uniquely named singer (whose stage name was a rearranged version of his real surname, Hamill) had recently left (or had been asked to leave) the band Kajagoogoo (of “Too Shy” fame). Don’t Suppose was not a success in itself, but yielded two U.K. hits, “Only for Love” and the theme to the film The Never Ending Story (1984). U.S.-only dance mixes of those tracks are included as bonus cuts, and an expanded booklet will include liner notes and rare photos.
From that same year is Wotupski?!! from John “Jellybean” Benitez. Jellybean was one of the best-known remixers of the 1980s, owing to his early professional and personal partnership with Madonna. (She actually contributes vocals to “Sidewalk Talk,” a U.K. Top 20 hit from this album.) This disc is augmented with four remixes and an expanded booklet. (For some reason, Gold Legion’s site says the booklet will only be available directly through them.)