Why I Do This

I was lucky enough to be a teenager through the eighties and I was mad on music, big hair, bad make-up and all that went with being a teenager of the times. All these years later I still have the big hair but now it is "touched" with grey and the bad make-up is gone but the tunes still play loudly in my head and even louder if they grace my radio, tv or mp3player. I will gladly admit to being a"mainstream" fan for the most part but I do have the odd liking for some of the less "played to death" bands of the time. What started all this was a drawer full of slowly decaying cassettes and a fear of losing the music that is on them. So I began to recreate them onto CD and I am loving it and finding some fantastic albums along the way.

I would like to re-dedicate this site to my late husband, he lost his long battle with cancer in 2011, he was a huge 80's fan, possibly even more so than myself. So for you my love.

Download Links

Updated 7th May 2012

Hi All, I am slowly re-adding download links to each of the original posts so please be patient and check back often. NB:Also please be aware before you download that I upload files ripped at a bitrate of 128. If you prefer a higher bitrate I am only too happy to of supplied the tracklistings to assist you in searching for those tracks at a bitrate you prefer.Thanks Meggsy

Sunday, March 16, 2008

1983 Summer Breaks

This release was so loved by me that I stretched the poor tape to the point that it actually snapped. Luckily for me I was able to replace it when I happened upon a clearance bin in K-Mart I still had the insert from the original and as you can see the original price sticker is still there. A whole $10.99 which in 1983 was a lot of doing after school jobs.

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SIDE 1:
1 THE SAFETY DANCE....Men Without Hats
2 I HEAR MOTION.....The Models
3 PUTTIN ON THE RITZ....Taco
4 RECKLESS.....Australian Crawl
5 MONTEGO BAY.....The Allniters
6 SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER.....The Motels
7 WORDS.....F R David
8 MAKING LOVE OUT OF NOTHING AT ALL.....Air Supply
9 LOVE BLONDE.....Kim Wilde
SIDE 2:
1 I.O.U.......Freeze
2 SHE'S SEXY AND 17.....Stray Cats
3 WHO'S THAT GIRL?.....Eurythmics
4 JUST GOT LUCKY......JoBoxers
5 TONIGHT I CELEBRATE MY LOVE......Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack
6 SOLDIER OF FORTUNE....John Paul Young
7 MADE MY DAY.....Tim Finn
8 LIFE GETS BETTER......Graham Parker
9 NOBODY'S DIARY.....Yazoo

From Wikipedia
1983 ... Summer Breaks - Compilation album by various artists
Released 1983 - Genre Pop - Label EMI
1983 ... Summer Breaks was a various artists "hits" collection album released in Australia in 1983 on EMI (Catalogue No. GIVE 2009). The album spent 3 weeks at the top of the Australian album charts in 1983.
Grab it here.

5 comments:

bazzil said...

Thanks for this.
My wife has been looking for this for ages, she had this in her youth and it got lost in time.

Cheers
bazzil

Barbara said...

OMG Thankyou! I decided to randomly google this in the hope that I might find an old tape or something. Thankyou for bringing back the memories. All I want now is 84 Thru the Roof!

Jason said...

Hi Meggsy. Is it possible to re-up this file as it is no longer available. Thank you for all the work you have done to bring this music back.

Cat said...

Thank you so much for this. Trying to get my fav old tapes and records into the digital age, and found this. Had some songs, but not all of them from this record and it was the first record i bought. truely appreciate your work :D

kiribatichris said...

So cool! Just talking to my American wife (who is also 10 years younger) about these cool compilations from the 80's and jumped on Google. These were my summer soundtrack every year. hanks so much for this and my condolences for the loss of your partner.