To Cut A Long Story Short (2020 reissue)
Spandau Ballet signed their first recording contract on bassist Martin Kemp’s 18th birthday.
As soon as they had finished, they headed straight to Utopia Studios in Primrose Hill to cut their debut single ‘To Cut A Long Story Short’. Within a month the single had been released and two weeks later the band were on Top Of The Pops. The song is now acknowledged as the very first New Romantic single, a sound and movement that changed the world. 27th November sees a reissue of the 12” single in its original die cut sleeve on 180g vinyl featuring the ground breaking extended and dub mixes of the track by the visionary producer Richard James Burgess, the practice of which was unheard of at the time. The impact of the 12” was felt on the dance floors of the world, the track was an instant club hit ushering in a new sound for a new decade.
- TO CUT A LONG STORY SHORT (MIX 1) (6.30)
- TO CUT A LONG STORY SHORT (MIX 2) (3.56)