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Episode 1: New Sounds, New Styles

Martin Fry begins a series looking back at the New Romantic era of the early 1980s, asking why the New Romantics closed their eyes and partied during the era of recession.

Another chance to hear Martin Fry present a seven-part series looking back at the New Romantic era. Tonight he asks why, while Britain was in the grip of Thatcherism and recession, the New Romantics closed their eyes and partied. Featuring music from Gary Numan, Spandau Ballet, Kraftwerk, Duran Duran, Ultravox and the Human League.

30 minutes

Music Played

  • ABC

    The Look Of Love

    • LEXICON OF LOVE.
    • MERCURY.
    • 810-003 2.
  • Gary Numan

    Are Friends Electric?

    Performer: Tubeway Army.
    • 30 YEARS OF NUMBER ONES VOL. 9 (VA.
    • CONNOISSEUR.
    • TYNOCD-108.
  • Spandau Ballet

    TO CUT A LONG STORY SHORT

    • THE SINGLES COLLECTION.
    • CHRYSALIS.
    • CCD-1498.
  • Visage

    Night Train

    • The Best Of Visage.
    • Polydor.
    • 521-0532.
  • Kraftwerk

    COMPUTER LOVE

    • COMPUTER WORLD.
    • EMI.
    • 7460402-NA.
  • Duran Duran

    PLANET EARTH

    • DURAN DURAN.
    • EMI.
    • EMC-3372.
  • Ultravox

    VIENNA

    • THE COLLECTION.
    • CHRYSALIS.
    • CCD-1490.
  • Spandau Ballet

    Chant No. 1 (I Don't Need This Pressure On)

    • Greatest Hits Of The 80's (Various.
    • Disky.
    • BX-852032.
  • The Human League

    SECONDS

    • THE HUMAN LEAGUE: THE VERY BEST OF.
    • Virgin/EMI.
    • 7243-59238821.

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