Thompson Twins – In The Name Of Love (12″ Dance Extension)

ImageFrom 1982 when the Thompson Twins were a 7 piece band before the machines (synths) took over. Helped by the pristine production of Steve Lillywhite this had ears turning and went to top the US Dance Charts. It was their breakthrough track and an early 80’s anthem and , bizarrely , appeared on the “Ghostbusters” film soundtrack, 2 years later! A slice of synthy funk that got a cheeky reference on subsequent track, “Love On Your Side” the 12″ mix really works well. The B-sides are also good, keeping with the more band orientated sound with stabs of synth weirdness. “Coastline” is uptempo and live sounding. “In The Beginning” sounds like Tears For Fears and is slower and more experimental than the album version.

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