Saturday, January 1, 2022

VA - 12 Inch Dance, Australian 80's Pop [2017] (3 x CD's)



VA - 12 Inch Dance,  Australian 80's Pop [2017] (3 x CD's)

12 Inch Dance, Australian 80's Pop includes 37 rare extended versions of great Australian hits of the 80's from the likes of Icehouse, Real Life, Kids In The Kitchen, Split Enz, Pseudo Echo, I'm Talking, The Dugites, Kate Ceberano, Hunters & Collectors, Eurogliders, Boom Crash Opera, Models, Flowers, Wa Wa Nee, Stephen Cummings and others. The majority of these mixes have never been reissued in any format, and have never before been digitized. The 1980' s was of course the decade the 12" single came into it's own. More than just a marketing tool, it enabled fresh and expansive remixes of dance-oriented pop tracks which were perfect for club DJ's and those wanting to hit the dancefloor to their favorite radio hits. Compiled by writer David Nichols (former Australian Smash Hits features editor in the 80's, co-author of Pop Life: Inside Smash Hits Australia and author of Dig: Australian Rock and Pop Music 1960-85. (Amazon)



Track lists


01 Real Life Catch Me I'm Falling (Extended Version) 5:43

02 Venetians So Much For Love (Rock Mix) 5:39

03 Deckchairs Overboard Shout (Extended) 5:35

04 Kids In The Kitchen Something That You Said (Club Mix) 5:35

05 Big Pig Justifier (12' Lucky Break Mix) 7:08

06 Flowers Can't Help Myself (Extended Version) 5:49

07 Do Re Mi Idiot Grin (Extended Mix) 5:19

08 Yothu Yindi Djapana (Gapirri Mix) 7:49

09 Beargarden The Finer Things (Extended Mix) 5:25

10 Flash & The Pan Waiting For A Train (Extended Remix) 7:17

11 Zan Good Love (Good Lovin' Mix) 5:36

12 Boxcar Gas Stop (High Octane Mix) 7:03


01 Dropbears Shall We Go (Extended Version) 7:16

02 I'm Talking Someday (Extended Mix) 7:17

03 Go 101 Build it up (Extended Mix) 5:05

04 Jo Jo Zep Losing Game (Remixed Version) 5:52

05 Icehouse Hey, Little Girl (Extended Dance Mix) 6:58

06 Schnell Fenster Whisper (Extended Version) 7:13

07 SPK ft. Graeme Revell and Karina Hayes Breathless (Extended Dance Mix) 7:42

08 Dragon River (12” Alluvial Mudmix) 6:13

09 Jump Incorporated Sex and Fame (Julian Mendelsohn remix) 5:32

10 No Justice Lately (And Now For Something Completely Different) (featuring Nikki Bennett) 5:33

11 Pseudo Echo A Beat For You [Extended Version] 7:26

12 Pel Mel Pandemonium (Extended Mix) 5:34


01 Dugites Cut The Talking (12” Extended Remix) 5:46

02 Boom Crash Opera City Flat (Extended Mix) 6:44

03 Hunters & Collectors Say Goodbye (Extended Mix) 5:55

04 Eurogliders Can’t Wait To See You (Moshi Moshi Mix) 5:43

05 Kate Ceberano Bedroom Eyes (UK Extended Version - Mixed by Howard Gray) 6:10

06 Mondo Rock The Modern Bop (Jellybean Mix) 3:46

07 Split Enz I Walk Away (Extended Version) 5:24

08 Stephen Cummings Gymnasium (Mega Dance Mix) 5:05

09 Wa Wa Nee Can’t Control Myself (Mixus Maximus Remix) 6:39

10 Jenny Morris Body And Soul (Extended Version) 5:49

11 Machinations Pressure Sway (Extended Version) 4:57

12 Models I Hear Motion (Extended Mix) 6:29

13 Kids In The Kitchen Bruce's Big Bonus Beats 2:13




  1. Happy New Year!

    Thanks for the posts throughout the Holidays.

    1. Happy New Year to you Fiscian.
      Hoping that 2022 brings you joy and happiness.