2CD released: Feb 24, 2023
(Item no longer available)

Disc One
1. Underground - The Bizarros
2. Twist And Crawl - The Beat
3. Candy-o - The Cars
4. These Days - Joy Division
5. Simple Stuff - Echo & The Bunnymen
6. Our Love (12-inch Version) - Donna Summer
7. The Apartment - Giorgio Moroder
8. She's Lost Control - Grace Jones
9. Faith - Manicured Noise
10. Whip It - Devo
11. More Bounce To The Ounce - Zapp
12. I Travel - Simple Minds
13. Flight (12-inch Version) - A Certain Ratio
14. Dirty Back Road - The B-52's
15. Euthenics - Modern Eon
16. Too Many Creeps - Bush Tetras
17. How We Gonna Make The Black Nation Rise?
18. Hello Operator...I Mean Dad...I Mean Police... I Can't Even Remember Who I Am - Was (Not Was)
19. Mack The Knife - The Psychedelic Furs
20. Home Is Where The Heart Is (12-inch Vers.) - Public Image Ltd
Disc Two
1. Poor Old Soul Pt 2 - Orange Juice
2. Primary (12-inch Version) - The Cure
3. The Sound Of The Crowd - The Human League
4. Pictures - Josef K
5. Everything's Gone Green (12-inch Version) - New Order
6. Bostich (12-inch Version) - Yello
7. Message Oblique Speech (12-inch Version) - The Associates
8. Bedsitter (12-inch Version) - Soft Cell
9. Adventures Of Grandmaster Flash On The Wheels Of Steel (12-inch Version) - Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
10. Art On 45 (12-inch Version) - Royal Family And The Poor
11. Hydraulic Pump Pt 2 (12-inch Version) - P-funk All Stars
12. Planet Rock - Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force
13. We're So Cool - Au Pairs
14. Don't Make Me Wait (12-inch Dub Mix) - Peech Boys
15. My City Was Gone - Pretenders
Cat No: CDTOP21625
Barcode: 029667107921
Packaging: 2CD Pack

Ace is delighted to continue with Jon Savage's highly respected year-by-year series documenting
the music scene on a world stage, which began with a volume based on his successful 1966 book for Faber. A genre-spanning two-disc array of pivotal singles, extended mixes, context-providers, scene-stealers and lost gems from disco, b-boy, new wave, rap, indie and synth: these are the decks that defined the dawn of the 80s, captured the mood and crystallised Jon's personal experiences of these years. Artists include the Associates, Grandmaster Flash & the
Furious Five, the Human League, Grace Jones, New Order, Yello, the Peech Boys and Zapp