This video clip feature's Spandau Ballet performing on The Oxford Road Show, which is introduced by DJ Peter Powell. Communication was the band's ninth single release and reached No.12 in the UK Singles Chart during February 1983. It was lifted from their best-selling third studio album True.
Spandau Ballet formed in London in the late 1970s, and went on to become one of the most successful bands of the 80s.
Spandau Ballet were inspired by the New Romantic fashion era, and their music features a mixture of jazz, funk, soul and synthpop.
The band split acrimoniously in 1990 but announced their reunion in
March 2009, complete with a tour that began in October 2009.
Bassist Martin Kemp appeared on the British version of Celebrity Big Brother on Channel 5 during August 2012, alongside a few celebs who were well known during the 80s such as camp comedian Julian Clary and Coronation Street actress Julie Goodyear.
Hmm, nice 80s haircuts lads! On second thoughts...
Spandau Ballet Studio Albums:
Year Album Title UK Chart Certified
1981 Journeys To Glory 5 Gold
1982 Diamond 15 Gold
1983 True 1 Platinum
1984 Parade 2 Platinum
1986 Through The Barricades 7 Platinum
1989 Heart Like a Sky 31 -
2009 Once More 7
This is an official video of a live performance of the excellent title track from the album, and it reached No.6 in the UK singles chart in 1986.
This was the band's fourth single release and reached No.3 in the UK. It was released as the lead single from their second studio album Diamond which was moderately successful reaching #15 and achieving Gold sales. The album has a less polished sound than later releases and certainly isn't as well-known. However, it has real energy and lots of exciting experimentation that is missing from later works.