This week’s tease about the upcoming reissue of George Michael’s Faith helps prove that the ’80s, often thought to be an era of musical detritus, has its share of defining moments worth revisiting through catalogue titles.
Of course, as time marches on, labels will continue to revisit the ’80s for reissues and box sets, which will alternately confuse and delight listeners. Dozens of bands – Genesis, a-ha, Duran Duran, Michael Jackson, Tears for Fears, The Police, Bon Jovi and scores more – have been catalogued in the past decade, with plenty more to follow, without a doubt.
With this in mind, The Second Disc’s weekend thought-provoker is this: who’s an artist, or what’s an album, released between 1980 and 1989 that is well overdue for the reissue treatment? Is it Prince? Springsteen? The Smiths? Shout out your answers in the comments this weekend.