OFF THE RECORD (1982 - 1991)

2017-05-04
This series was originally conceived in 1996. The object of course was to transfer selected records to cassette tape so I could play them in the car. Careful programming was undertaken to ensure that each side ran as close to 30 minutes as possible (side note: by this time I had realised that the thinner tape in a C90 made it more likely to stretch so I was only using C60 as much as possible). A trait inherited from my mother was the instrumental as the last track on each side - Mum did this to use up the tape at the end and delibertely allowed the tape to run out - I programmed it to fit. I also chucked in a couple of 12" mixes for good measure.

I only made up one tape for each year 1984 - 1988, although the notation "volume 1" suggests I must have been planning much more. A 1989 volume was planned but never got recorded. I have the 1986 tape here but the others have been misplaced. I do believe they are still in existence. I found the working document containing the tracklistings for this series last year, and I had thoughts about reconstructing it. Now that I have done the four original TCF compilations, the time seemed right to jump in and do this too.

I took the liberty of expanding the series by two years at both ends, so it now runs 1982 - 1991. I selected about an hour's worth of tracks from each year, then I collected it all together and made the mixes.

During this project, about 30 brand new vinyl rips were done, so these tracks sound as fresh as possible. A few had to be sourced from lossy files due to obscurity and the absence of records I thought were in my library.

I am contemplating additional volumes in this series, but for now I'm going to enjoy the original TCF compilations from the 90's... hope you also enjoy the journey!


OR82Off the Record 1982
CUE MP3 AUDIO (320kbps, 141MB, 61 min)
America - You Can Do Magic
Rod Stewart - Young Turks [7" Version]
John O'Banion - Deep in the Night
Bucks Fizz - One of Those Nights
A Flock Of Seagulls - I Ran
Cliff Richard - Hold On
Human League - Don't You Want Me
Tight Fit - Rhythm, Movement & Throbbing
Air Supply - Even The Nights Are Better
Jackson Browne - Somebody's Baby [7" Version]
Kim Carnes - Voyeur
Alan Parsons Project - Sirius/Eye In The Sky
Yazoo - Don't Go
INXS - Don't Change
Members - Radio [Dub Mix]

OR83Off the Record 1983
CUE MP3 AUDIO (320kbps, 141MB, 61 min)
Police - Every Breath You Take
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
Fat Larry's Band - Zoom
Mark Holden - Who Do You Love
Toto - Africa
KC & The Sunshine Band - Give It Up
Julius Brown - Party
Redgum - Fabulon
Joan Armatrading - Drop The Pilot
Irene Cara - Flashdance... What A Feeling
Tim Finn - Fraction Too Much Friction
Fixx - Saved By Zero
ABBA - Under Attack
David Bowie - Let's Dance [Single Edit]
Sharon O'Neill - Maxine
Human League - Total Panic

OR84Off the Record 1984
CUE MP3 AUDIO (320kbps, 135MB, 59 min)
"Weird Al" Yankovic - Eat It
Roger Hodgson - Had A Dream
Sade - Smooth Operator
Paul Young - Come Back And Stay [Single Remix Version]
Nik Kershaw - Wouldn't It Be Good [Special Extended Mix]
Twisted Sister - I Wanna Rock
Foreigner - Street Thunder
Alison Moyet - All Cried Out [Album Version]
Madonna - Like A Virgin
Rock Steady Crew - Up Rock
Limahl - Too Much Trouble
Laura Branigan - Self Control
Bruce Springsteen - Pink Cadillac
Billy Ocean - Loverboy [Dub Version]

OR85Off the Record 1985
CUE MP3 AUDIO (320kbps, 137MB, 60 min)
a-ha - Take On Me [Extended Version]
Hooters - And We Danced
INXS - What You Need
Julian Lennon - Say You're Wrong
Koo De Tah - Too Young For Promises [Extended Mix]
I'm Talking - Love Don't Live Here Anymore
Giorgio Moroder & Philip Oakey - Goodbye Bad Times [Instrumental]
Phil Collins - Sussudio
Simply Red - Money's Too Tight (To Mention)
Sting - If You Love Somebody, Set Them Free
Divinyls - Pleasure & Pain [12" Mix]
Don Henley - All She Wants To Do Is Dance
Nik Kershaw - Wide Boy [Extended Mix]
Harold Faltermeyer - Shoot Out

OR86Off the Record 1986
CUE MP3 AUDIO (320kbps, 135MB, 59 min)
Michael McDonald - Sweet Freedom
Sinitta - So Macho
Eddie Money - Take Me Home Tonight (Be My Baby)
Limahl - Love In Your Eyes
Nik Kershaw - Radio Musicola
Saints - Just Like Fire Would
Geisha - Part Time Love Affair
Pat Benatar - Sex As A Weapon
Cutting Crew - (I Just) Died In Your Arms
Baltimora - Tarzan Boy
Emerson, Lake & Powell - Touch & Go
Pete Wylie & The Oedipus Wrecks - Sinful!
Rod Stewart - Love Touch
Venetians - Inspiration [Extended Mix]
Owen Paul - My Favourite Waste Of Time

OR87Off the Record 1987
CUE MP3 AUDIO (320kbps, 133MB, 58 min)
Living In A Box - Living In A Box
Stabilizers - One Simple Thing [Edited Version]
Stacey Q - Insecurity [Guitar Mix]
Black Sorrows - Daughters Of Glory
Paul Young - Some People
Wa Wa Nee - One And One (Ain't I Good Enough)
John Cougar Mellencamp - Paper In Fire
Paul Lekakis - Instrumental Room
SWAY - Hands Up! [Penthouse Mix]
John Waite - These Times Are Hard For Lovers
Wang Chung - Let's Go! [Shep's Mix]
Benjamin Orr - Stay The Night
Europe - Time Has Come
Stacey Q - We Connect [Instrumental]

OR88Off the Record 1988
CUE MP3 AUDIO (320kbps, 134MB, 58 min)
Johnny Hates Jazz - I Don't Want To Be A Hero
1927 - That's When I Think Of You
Traveling Wilburys - Handle With Care
Stacey Q - Don't Make A Fool Of Yourself [Shep Pettibone 12" Mix]
"Weird Al Yankovic" - Fat
Eric Carmen - Hungry Eyes
Timelords - Doctorin' The Tardis [Minimal]
'til Tuesday - (Believed You Were) Lucky [Single Version]
Times 2 - Strange But True [12" Vocal Remix]
Sinitta - I Don't Believe In Miracles
Pebbles - Take Your Time [Extended Remix]
Mel & Kim - That's The Way It Is
Bros - I Owe You Nothing [The Beats]

OR89Off the Record 1989
CUE MP3 AUDIO (320kbps, 134MB, 58 min)
Fine Young Cannibals - She Drives Me Crazy [12" US Mix]
Simply Red - A New Flame
Holly Johnson - Love Train [Stoke It Up 7"]
Love And Money - Hallelujah Man [7" Edit]
Kate Ceberano - Bedroom Eyes [Extended Mix]
New Kids On The Block - You Got It (The Right Stuff) [7" Remix Version]
Starship - It's Not Enough [Edit]
Annie Lennox & Al Green - Put A Little Love In Your Heart
Howard Jones - The Prisoner [The Portmerion Mix]
Rick Astley - Take Me To Your Heart
Indecent Obsession - Say Goodbye [Girth Mix]
Paula Abdul - Straight Up [12" Remix]

OR90Off the Record 1990
CUE MP3 AUDIO (320kbps, 153MB, 67 min)
Kate Ceberano - That's What I Call Love
Linda Ronstadt - Cry Like A Rainstorm
Stone Roses - Fools Gold
Lightning Seeds - Pure
Notting Hillbillies - Your Own Sweet Way
Bang the Drum - Old Money
Shane Howard - Love Is A River [7" Version]
David A. Stewart featuring Candy Dulfer - Lily Was Here
Dannii - Work
Phil Collins - Heat On The Street
Lonnie Gordon - Happenin All Over Again
Boxcar - Gas Stop (Who Do You Think You Are)
Candi & The Backbeat - The World Just Keeps On Turning
Makers - Big Picture
Information Society - Think [Virtual Reality Mix]
Icehouse - "Nice Haircut, Wrong Planet"

OR91Off the Record 1991
CUE MP3 AUDIO (320kbps, 142MB, 62 min)
EMF - Unbelievable
Joe Jackson - Stranger Than Fiction
Tracie Spencer - This House
Craig McLachlan - Farm Yard SCUD
Bruce Hornsby & The Range - Across The River
Pebbles - Giving You The Benefit
Farm - Groovy Train
808 State - Empire
Barney Bentall & The Legendary Hearts - Crime Against Love
Pet Shop Boys - How Can You Expect To Be Taken Seriously
Deborah Conway - Nightmare #347
PM Dawn - Set Adrift On Memory Bliss
Holly Johnson - Where Has Love Gone
After 7 - Heat Of The Moment
Chris Bailey - Bridges
World Famous Supreme Team Show - Aria on Air

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