SPANDAU BALLET "TRUE" (1983)
by Mark Nobes, chief editor
The 80s are well known for the 12 inch single, and I always enjoyed the extended and remixed versions of songs. MP3's are never going to have the appeal of taking a vinyl record out of its sleeve, admiring the artwork, reading the sleeve notes and playing a b-side.
Despite only featuring eight tracks, True is definitely one of the finest albums of the 1980s. Gary Kemp's song-writing talent and Tony Hadley's super smooth vocals were a winning combination. And who can forget the songs "Gold" and "Communication"?
Compared to other bands of the New Romantic era, Spandau Ballet had an extra touch of class about them, and with True, they created pop perfection!
Smash Hits sticker from 1986. Hmm,not sure about the white vest and braces, Martin!
Martin Kemp in 1985