Spandau Ballet – Highly Strung (12″)

spandau84A proper 12″ mix from 1984 with a quick, little mover from Spandau Ballet; the one with that heavy guitar rift and rhymes “Joe” with “Know and gets in “diplomat” with “Laundry-mat.” Off their 4th album, “Parade”, it motors along and was actually released as “Highly Re-Strung” as a 12″ and ticks all the boxes.

It was certainly a time when the 12″ would seperate the fans from the casual chart listener. Many a time the 12″ would be put on to deliberately mislead unsuspecting singing dancers, that would leave the floor in a huff because the mix had deliberately messed around with the verses and added extra “mad” bits into the mix. This is prime example and why I loved them then as much as I do now! Normal service is resumed with the regular , “Extended Version” so you still can get nostalgic! Love the pompous film/video too!

NEW LINK !!!! 2016

A Highly Re-Strung 5:27
B Highly Strung (Extended Version) 5:17

3 responses

  1. Can you please re-up this one too?

    Sorry, I probably ask too much, but I just recently found your blog and you have lots of marvellous things already – it is just that some of them are not available anymore and it’d be really great to have them. Hope you’ll be able to help.

    All the best to you!

  2. ill grab this as well good stuff

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