Keeping the compilation theme here is a single-sided promo released on A&M’s Foreplay label in July 1980. It features a couple tracks each from Yello Magic Ochestra, Split Enz and Hazel O’Connor. A Hit plus a more obscure LP track.
The Y.M.O. tracks were from the LP’s “Public Pressure” and “Multiples” – “Nice Age” sounds a bit like Roxy Music with Akiko Yano on joint lead vocals. “Rydeen” is the one most people would have heard, instrumental and funky.
Split Enz have their classic from the album “True Colours” slightly 60’s in style with synths lurking in the background. “Nobody…” prove the Finn’s were at the top of their game, I love the wonky synth solo!
I love Hazel O’Connor! “Writing On The Wall” was a single and I remember hearing all the weird synth sounds. Produced by Tony Visconti and only her 2nd Single. “Will You?” was another single from “Breaking Glass” with the signature sax from Wesley Magoogan, the greatest saxophone of the 80’s ??
A&M Records SP-17123
|A1||Yellow Magic Orchestra||Nice Age|
|A2||Yellow Magic Orchestra||Rydeen|
|A3||Split Enz||I Got You|
|A4||Split Enz||Nobody Takes Me Seriously|
|A5||Hazel O’Connor||Writing On The Wall|
|A6||Hazel O’Connor||Will You|