Ian Anderson ‎– Walk into Light (1983)

Walk into Light is the first-ever solo album by veteran Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson. Released in 1983 amidst his embrace of hi-tech electronics, the album is a collaborative effort between the singer/flutist and Tull’s then-keyboardist Peter-John Vettese. Serving as a stylistic midway between the synth-enmeshed rusticism of The Broadsword and the Beast and the […]

Duran Duran ‎– Seven and the Ragged Tiger (1983)

Seven and the Ragged Tiger is the third album by English pop sensation Duran Duran. Released in late-1983 at the apex of the band’s global dominance, the album spawned a worldwide stadium tour documented on the following year’s Arena album and concert video. Three of the album’s songs — the debonair “New Moon on Monday,” […]

Albert Marcœur – Celui où y’a Joseph (1983)

Celui où y’a Joseph is the fourth album by French avant-pop musician/composer Albert Marcœur, released in 1983 on Le Chant du Monde. Tracklist: A1. “Éveil matin suivi d’apéritif dansant” (2:51) A2. “Téléphone privé” (2:05) A3. “Joseph” (8:33) A4. “Con que j’étais” (4:33) B1. “Ballade de Jean” (4:08) B2. “Poussez pas” (3:15) B3. “Velouté d’asperges” (1:57) B4. […]

The Danse Society ‎– Heaven Is Waiting (1983)

Heaven Is Waiting is the second album by English New Wave/mood-rockers the Danse Society, released in 1983 on Arista. Tracklist: A1. “Come Inside” (8:39) A2. “Wake Up” (4:56) A3. “Angel” (4:44) A4. “Where Are You Now?” (4:13) A5. “Red Lights (Shine)” (2:52) B1. “Heaven Is Waiting” (3:45)* B2. “The Hurt” (3:51) B3. “2,000 Light Years […]

Metallica ‎– Kill ‘Em All (1983)

Kill ‘Em All is the debut album by American metal band Metallica, released in 1983 on Atlantic-subsidiary Megaforce. Tracklist: A1. “Hit the Lights” (4:17) A2. “The Four Horsemen” (7:08) A3. “Motorbreath” (3:03) A4. “Jump in the Fire” (4:50) A5. “(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth” (3:27) A6. “Whiplash” (4:06) B1. “Phantom Lord” (4:52) B2. “No Remorse” (6:24) B3. […]

Zebra ‎– Zebra (1983)

Zebra is the debut album by the namesake American symphonic/hard-rock trio, released in 1983 on Atlantic. Tracklist: A1. “Tell Me What You Want” (3:45) A2. “One More Chance” (3:05) A3. “Slow Down” (3:25) A4. “As I Said Before” (2:55) A5. “Who’s Behind the Door?” (5:00) B1. “When You Get There” (2:55) B2. “Take Your Fingers From […]

R.E.M. ‎– Murmur (1983)

Murmur is the debut album by American pop/rock band R.E.M., released in 1983 on I.R.S. Tracklist: A1. “Radio Free Europe” (4:03) A2. “Pilgrimage” (4:25) A3. “Laughing” (3:52) A4. “Talk About the Passion” (3:22) A5. “Moral Kiosk” (3:32) A6. “Perfect Circle” (3:23) B1. “Catapult” (3:54) B2. “Sitting Still” (3:07) B3. “9-9” (3:02) B4. “Shaking Through” (4:00) B5. […]

Eyeless in Gaza ‎– Rust Red September (1983)

Rust Red September is the fifth album by English mood-rock/art-pop duo Eyeless in Gaza, released in 1983 on Cherry Red. Tracklist: A1. “Changing Stations” (2:23) A2. “Pearl and Pale” (3:27) A3. “New Risen” (2:48) A4. “September Hills” (3:46) A5. “Taking Steps” (3:25) A6. “Only Whispers” (4:32) B1. “Leaves are Dancing” (3:12) B2. “No Perfect Stranger” […]

Yellow Magic Orchestra ‎– Naughty Boys (1983)

Naughty Boys is the fifth proper studio album by Japanese electro/art-pop supergroup Yellow Magic Orchestra, released in 1983 on Alfa. Tracklist: A1. “Kimi Ni Mune Kyun” (4:05) A2. “Expected Way” (4:33) A3. “Focus” (3:40) A4. “Ongaku” (3:25) A5. “Opened My Eyes” (3:39) B1. “You’ve Got to Help Yourself” (0:30) B2. “Lotus Love” (4:04) B3. “Kai-Koh” […]

Olé Olé – Olé Olé (1983)

Olé Olé is the debut album by the namesake Spanish synthpop band, released in 1983 on CBS. Most of the songs were written by guitarist Gustavo Montesano, formerly of Crucis. Tracklist: A1. “Necesito Más” (3:35) A2. “En el Mayor Secreto” (3:45) A3. “No Controles” (4:00) A4. “Alguien” (3:42) A5. “Todo mi Amor no es Para Ti” […]

Mike Oldfield ‎– Crises (1983)

Crises is the eighth album by English composer/multi-instrumentalist Mike Oldfield, released in 1983 on Virgin. Tracklist: A. “Crises” (20:40) B1. “Moonlight Shadow” (3:38) B2. “In High Places” (3:33) B3. “Foreign Affair” (3:53) B4. “Taurus 3” (2:25) B5. “Shadow on the Wall” (3:08) 1983 shortplayer sides: “Crime of Passion” (3:38) “Jungle Gardenia” (2:45) Credits: Mike Oldfield — […]

Red Zebra ‎– Maquis (1983)

Maquis is the singular full-length from the original formation of Belgian coldwave band Red Zebra, released in 1983 on Parsley. Though technically a debut, the band had already released an album’s worth of material across several 1980–82 singles and EPs. Tracklist: A1. “Polar Club” (3:11)* A2. “Search Party” (2:53) A3. “The Beauty of the Beast” (3:24) […]

Thin Lizzy ‎– Thunder and Lightning (1983)

Thunder and Lightning is the twelfth studio album by Irish hard-rock band Thin Lizzy, released in 1983 on Vertigo and Warner Bros. Tracklist: A1. “Thunder and Lightning” (4:55) A2. “This Is the One” (4:02) A3. “The Sun Goes Down” (6:18) A4. “The Holy War” (5:13) B1. “Cold Sweat” (3:06) B2. “Someday She Is Going to […]

Night Ranger ‎– Midnight Madness (1983)

Midnight Madness is the second album by American melodic rockers Night Ranger, released in 1983 on MCA. Tracklist: A1. “(You Can Still) Rock in America” (4:14) A2. “Rumours in the Air” (4:31) A3. “Why Does Love Have to Change” (3:47) A4. “Sister Christian” (4:59) B1. “Touch of Madness” (4:58) B2. “Passion Play” (4:41) B3. “When You […]

Chaz Jankel ‎– Chazablanca (1983)

Chazablanca is the third solo album by English jazz-funk keyboardist/songwriter Chaz Jankel, released in 1983 on A&M. Tracklist: A1. “Without You” (5:12) A2. “I Want You Back (Thank You Very Much)” (3:22) A3. “Pretty Thing” (5:25) B1. “I Can Get Over It (If You Can Get Over Here)” (4:35) B2. “Whisper” (4:18) B3. “All I Want […]

Syreeta ‎– The Spell (1983)

The Spell is the sixth solo album by American soul vocalist/songwriter Syreeta Wright, released in 1983 on Tamla. Tracklist: A1. “Forever Is Not Enough” (4:04) A2. “(You Are) The Spell” (4:07) A3. “Freedom” (5:54) A4. “To Know” (6:40) B1. “Freddie Um Ready” (6:41) B2. “Once Love Touches Your Life” (4:04) B3. “Fall Apart” (4:29) B4. […]

Mecano ‎– ¿Dónde Está el País de las Hadas? (1983)

¿Dónde Está el País de las Hadas? is the second album by Spanish New Wave/synthpop band Mecano, released in 1983 on CBS. Tracklist: A1. “¿Dónde está el país de las hadas?” (2:47) A2. “Este chico es una joya” (2:30) A3. “La bola de cristal” (3:26) A4. “El amante de fuego” (4:30) A5. “Madrid” (3:23) A6. […]

Anne Clark ‎– Changing Places (1983)

Changing Places is the debut album by English art-pop musician Anne Clark, released in 1983 on Red Flame/Virgin. Tracklist: A1. “Contact” (1:57) A2. “Sleeper in Metropolis” (4:04) A3. “Poem for a Nuclear Romance” (2:45) A4. “Wallies” (4:08) A5. “Lovers Audition” (2:13) A6. “Poets Turmoil No. 364” (2:49) B1. “Echoes Remain Forever” (3:31) B2. “All Night […]

Men at Work ‎– Cargo (1983)

Cargo is the second album by Australian pop/rock band Men at Work, released in 1983 on Columbia/CBS. Tracklist: A1. “Dr. Heckyll and Mr. Jive” (4:38) A2. “Overkill” (3:44) A3. “Settle Down My Boy” (3:30) A4. “Upstairs in My House” (4:02) A5. “No Sign of Yesterday” (6:09) B1. “It’s a Mistake” (4:33) B2. “High Wire” (3:00) B3. […]

The Blue Nile ‎– A Walk Across the Rooftops (1983)

A Walk Across the Rooftops is the debut album by Scottish art-pop combo The Blue Nile, released in 1983 on Linn/A&M. Tracklist: A1. “A Walk Across the Rooftops” (4:54) A2. “Tinseltown in the Rain” (5:53) A3. “From Rags to Riches” (5:59) B1. “Stay” (4:55) B2. “Easter Parade” (4:29) B3. “Heatwave” (6:26) B4. “Automobile Noise” (5:26) […]

Steve Hillman ‎– From Distant Shores (1983)

From Distant Shores is the debut album by English electronic musician Steve Hillman, self-released as a cassette in 1983 and reissued as a CD-R with bonus tracks in 2009. Tracklist: A1. “From Distant Shores Part 1” (6:30) A2. “Chamber of Bells” (2:57) A3. “Tower of Maxt” (9:18) A4. “Atlantean Meadows” (3:00) A5. “Rite of Oscenai” […]

Bi Kyo Ran ‎– Parallax (1983)

Parallax is the second album by Japanese symphonic-rock band Bi Kyo Ran, released in 1983 on King Records. Tracklist: A1. “Silent Running” (7:57) A2. “Prediction” (9:28 — 4:47–8:16) B1. “Suite Ran” (21:10 — :01–3:25–7:45, 9:00–16:30) Credits: 須磨邦雄 (Suma Kunio) — guitar, vocal 白鳥正英 (Shiratori Masahide) — bass 長沢正昭 (Nagasawa Masaaki) — drums 中西俊博 (Nakanishi Toshihiro) — […]

IQ ‎– Tales from the Lush Attic (1983)

Tales from the Lush Attic is the first proper album by English symphonic-rock band IQ, released in 1983 by the Major Record Company. Tracklist: A1. “The Last Human Gateway” (19:57) A2. “Through the Corridors” (2:35) B1. “Awake and Nervous” (7:45) B2. “My Baby Treats Me Right ‘Cos I’m a Hard-Lovin’ Man All Night Long” (1:45) […]

Dave Davies ‎– Chosen People (1983)

Chosen People is the third solo album by Kinks guitarist Dave Davies, released in 1983 on Warner Bros. Tracklist: A1. “Tapas” (1:55) A2. “Charity” (3:58) A3. “Mean Disposition” (2:31) A4. “Love Gets You” (2:40) A5. “Danger Zone” (3:14) A6. “True Story” (3:33) A7. “Take One More Chance” (2:58) B1. “Freedom Lies” (3:29) B2. “Matter of […]

Nathan Mahl ‎– Parallel Eccentricities (1983)

Parallel Eccentricities is the debut album by Quebecois symphonic-rock combo Nathan Mahl, released in 1983 on Hit! Records. The album would be the only release of the band’s original ’80s-era formation. Tracklist: A1. “Moral Values (Part One)” (6:36) A2. “Slow Burn” (6:32) B1. “Orgasmik Out-Burst (Part 3)” (5:15) B2. “Schizophrenia” (5:13) B3. “No Vacancy” (5:45) […]

Matia Bazar ‎– Tango (1983)

Tango is the seventh album by Italian electro/art-pop band Matia Bazar, released in 1983 on Ariston/WEA. Tracklist: A1. “Vacanze romane” (4:12) A2. “Palestina” (4:16) A3. “Elettrochoc” (4:46) A4. “Intellighenzia” (4:44) B1. “Il video sono io” (3:45) B2. “Scacco un po’ matto” (5:16) B3. “Tango nel fango” (3:27) B4. “I bambini di poi” (5:11) Credits: Antonella Ruggiero […]

Jean-Luc Ponty ‎– Individual Choice (1983)

Individual Choice is the ninth Atlantic-era studio album by French/American violinist Jean-Luc Ponty, released in August 1983. The album marked a change for the composer/bandleader, who was now incorporating elements of electronic minimalism into his trademark jazz-rock sound. Tracklist: A1. “Computer Incantations for World Peace” (5:43) A2. “Far From the Beaten Paths” (6:02) A3. “In […]

Art Zoyd ‎– Les Espaces Inquiets (1983)

Les Espaces Inquiets is the fifth album by French avant-garde/chamber-rock ensemble Art Zoyd, released in 1983 on Cryonic/Coma. Tracklist: A1. “Légendes : La forêt qui avance” (3:47) A2. “Cérémonie” (9:10) Images d’une ville-poussière A3. “i. Errance” (4:47) A4. “ii. Cortège des officiels” (4:29) B1. “iii. Au-delà des vallées” (4:05) B2. “Migrations” (13:08) B3. “Le bruit […]

A Flock of Seagulls ‎– Listen (1983)

Listen is the second album by English modernist New Wave/art-rock band A Flock of Seagulls, released in 1983 on Jive Records. As with the prior album, production duties fell to former Gong-bassist Mike Howlett with the exception of one track, “(It’s Not Me) Talking,” which hailed from the band’s 1981 sessions with Bill Nelson at the […]

The Call ‎– Modern Romans (1983)

Modern Romans is the debut album by American rock band The Call, released in 1983 on Mercury. Tracklist: A1. “The Walls Came Down” (3:35) A2. “Turn a Blind Eye” (3:48) A3. “Time of Your Life” (3:27) A4. “Modern Romans” (3:24) A5. “Back From the Front” (4:02) B1. “Destination” (4:32) B2. “Violent Times” (4:28) B3. “Face […]

Anvil ‎– Forged in Fire (1983)

Forged in Fire is the third album by Canadian speed-metal band Anvil, released in 1983 on Attic/Roadrunner. Tracklist: A1. “Forged in Fire” (4:42) A2. “Shadow Zone” (3:58) A3. “Free as the Wind” (5:32) A4. “Never Deceive Me” (3:31) A5. “Butter Bust Jerky” (3:18) B1. “Future Wars” (3:08) B2. “Hard Times – Fast Ladies” (3:48 B3. […]

Monsoon ‎– Third Eye (1983)

Third Eye is the singular album by English raga/art-pop project Monsoon, released in 1983 on Mercury. Tracklist: A1. “Wings of the Dawn (Prem Kavita)” (3:56) A2. “Tomorrow Never Knows” (4:01) A3. “Third Eye and Tikka T.V.” (2:53) A4. “Eyes” (3:41) A5. “Shakti (The Meaning of Within)” (4:04) B1. “Ever So Lonely” (6:12) B2. “You Can’t […]

Belfegore ‎– A Dog Is Born (1983)

A Dog Is Born is the first of two albums by German art-punk trio Belfegore, released in 1983 on Pure Freude. Tracklist: A1. “Mensch Oder Gott” (3:50) A2. “Glashaus” (3:50) A3. “Herz Atmet Echos” (4:13) A4. “Deutsche Mark’n Bein” (2:24) A5. “Ridiculous” (4:05) B1. “A Dog Is Born” (2:38) B2. “WOW!” (2:23) B3. “Schattenwelt” (2:06) […]

Cliff Richard ‎– Silver (1983)

Silver is a studio album by English pop/rock vocalist Cliff Richard, released in 1983 on EMI Records. Though derived from the album’s opening cut, the title also paid reference to the singer’s “Silver Jubilee,” as 1983 marked his 25th year in the music business. In the U.K., the album was briefly issued as a double […]

Iron Maiden ‎– Piece of Mind (1983)

Piece of Mind is the fourth album by English metal band Iron Maiden, released in 1983 on EMI. Tracklist: A1. “Where Eagles Dare” (6:08) A2. “Revelations” (6:51) A3. “Flight of Icarus” (3:49) A4. “Die with Your Boots On” (5:22) B1. “The Trooper” (4:10) B2. “Still Life” (4:27) B3. “Quest for Fire” (3:40) B4. “Sun and […]

Endgames ‎– Building Beauty (1983)

Building Beauty is the first of two albums by Scottish synthpop/blue-eyed soul band Endgames, released in 1983 on Virgin/MCA. Tracklist: A1. “Love Cares” (3:17) A2. “The Universe Won’t Mind” (4:12) A3. “Ecstasy” (4:40) A4. “Miracle in My Heart” (3:20) A5. “Love Building Beauty” (4:37) B1. “Desire” (4:52) B2. “Waiting for Another Chance” (3:56) B3. “Searching […]

Atomic Rooster ‎– Headline News (1983)

Headline News is an album by English hard-rock band Atomic Rooster, released in 1983 on Towerbell/Passport. The album is the band’s seventh overall and the second and last of their ’80s-era reformation. Guitar duties are mostly split between David Gilmour and Gillan-axeman Bernie Tormé. Tracklist: A1. “Hold Your Fire” (4:36) A2. “Headline News” (5:07) A3. […]

RAH Band ‎– Going Up (1983)

Going Up is the third album by English studio synth-funk project the RAH Band, released in 1983 on TMT. Tracklist: A1. “Messages from the Stars” (4:26) A2. “Roll Me Down to Rio” (6:49) A3. “Perfumed Garden (with Scented Strings)” (6:29) A4. “Hunger for Your Jungle Love ’83” (5:46) A5. “Sam the Samba Man” (4:17) B1. […]

Jaguar – Power Games (1983)

Power Games is the first of two albums from the original ’80s formation of English metal band Jaguar, released in 1983 on Neat/Roadrunner. Tracklist: A1. “Dutch Connection” (3:07) A2. “Out of Luck” (3:49) A3. “The Fox” (3:21) A4. “Master Game” (3:00) A5. “No Lies” (2:00) A6. “Run for Your Life” (5:09) B1. “Prisoner” (5:26) B2. “Ain’t […]

Kenso ‎– Kenso II (1983)

Kenso II is the second album by Japanese symphonic-rock quintet Kenso, self-released in 1983 on the band’s own PAM label. Tracklist: A1. “空に光る (Sora ni Hikaru)” (6:22) A2. “麻酔パート1 (Masui Part 1)” (2:06) A3. “麻酔パート2 (Masui Part 2)” (4:20) A4. “氷島 (Hyōtō)” (6:10) B1. “ブランド指向 (Brand Shikō)” (4:34) B2. “はるかなる地へ (Harukanaru Chi e)” (3:55) B3. […]

Bow Wow Wow ‎– When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going (1983)

When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going is the second proper album by English New Wave/tribal-rock foursome Bow Wow Wow, produced by Mike Chapman and released in 1983 on RCA Victor. Tracklist: A1. “Aphrodisiac” (2:58) A2. “Do You Wanna Hold Me?” (3:14) A3. “Roustabout” (2:20) A4. “Lonesome Tonight” (2:47) A5. “Love Me” (3:28) […]

Def Leppard ‎– Pyromania (1983)

Pyromania is the third album by English metal band Def Leppard, released in 1983 on Mercury. Tracklist: A1. “Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop)” (3:53) A2. “Photograph” (4:12) A3. “Stagefright” (3:46) A4. “Too Late for Love” (4:30) A5. “Die Hard the Hunter” (6:17) B1. “Foolin’” (4:32) B2. “Rock of Ages” (4:09) B3. “Comin’ Under Fire” (4:20) […]

Naked Eyes ‎– Burning Bridges (1983)

Burning Bridges is the first of two albums by English electro/art-pop duo Naked Eyes, released in 1983 on EMI. Stateside, the album was issued eponymously with a truncated, 10-song tracklist. Tracklist: A1. “Voices in My Head” (3:46) A2. “I Could Show You How” (3:24) A3. “A Very Hard Act to Follow” (4:01) A4. “Always Something […]

Eddie Jobson / Zinc ‎– The Green Album (1983)

The Green Album is the debut solo longplayer by English art-rock violinist/keyboardist Eddie Jobson, released in 1983 on Capitol. Tracklist: A1. “Transporter” (1:11) A2. “Resident” (6:01) A3. “Easy for You to Say” (4:07) A4. “Prelude” (2:30) A5. “Nostalgia” (2:27) A6. “Walking From Pastel” (2:07) A7. “Turn It Over” (4:15) B1. “Green Face” (4:22) B2. “Who […]

XTC ‎– Mummer (1983)

Mummer is the sixth album by English art-rock/pop band XTC, released in 1983 on Virgin. Tracklist: A1. “Beating of Hearts” (4:01) A2. “Wonderland” (4:43) A3. “Love on a Farmboy’s Wages” (3:58) A4. “Great Fire” (3:47) A5. “Deliver Us From the Elements” (4:34) B1. “Human Alchemy” (5:11) B2. “Ladybird” (4:32) B3. “In Loving Memory of a […]

Musta Paraati ‎– Peilitalossa (1983)

Peilitalossa is the first of two albums by Finnish New Wave/mood-rock band Musta Paraati, released in 1983 on Johanna. Tracklist: A1. “Metallia” (0:48) A2. “Metalliset kasvot” (3:22) A3. “Eläimen kalu” (3:07) A4. “Peilitalo” (2:50) A5. “Muukalainen” (2:51) A6. “Ennustus” (3:40) A7. “Ajatus” (3:02) B1. “Hyvää yötä” (3:18) B2. “Veitsen terällä” (3:21) B3. “Nukke” (2:31) B4. “Olet […]

ABC ‎– Beauty Stab (1983)

Beauty Stab is the second album by English sophisti-pop/blue-eyed soul act ABC, released in 1983 on Vertigo/Mercury. Tracklist: A1. “That Was Then But This Is Now” (3:33) A2. “Love’s a Dangerous Language” (3:39) A3. “If I Ever Thought You’d Be Lonely” (3:55) A4. “Power of Persuasion” (3:31) A5. “Beauty Stab” (2:06) A6. “By Default By […]

Michael Franks ‎– Passionfruit (1983)

Passionfruit is the eighth studio album by American jazz-pop singer/songwriter Michael Franks, released in 1983 on Warner Bros. Tracklist: A1. “Alone at Night” (4:35) A2. “Never Satisfied” (3:51) A3. “Amazon” (5:40) A4. “Now That Your Joystick’s Broke” (2:48) A5. “Sunday Morning Here With You” (4:33) B1. “Never Say Die” (3:26) B2. “Rainy Night in Tokyo” (4:42) […]

Lars Hollmer ‎– Från Natt Idag (1983)

Från Natt Idag is the third solo album by erstwhile Samla/Zamla mastermind Lars Hollmer, self-recorded by the multi-instrumentalist and self-released in 1983 on his lone-press KRAX. Tracklist: A1. “Hoppas Att Det Går” (2:43) A2. “Mowiee” (3:22) A3. “Skiss Till Jazz” (1:48) A4. “Liturgiskt Beat” (4:26) A5. “Persisk Park” (3:18) A6. “Soonsong” (2:26) A7. “Ett Tungt […]

Kashif ‎– Kashif (1983)

Kashif is the debut solo album by the namesake American soul/funk musician/writer/performer, released in 1983 on Arista. Tracklist: A1. “Don’t Stop My Love” (4:32) A2. “Stone Love” (5:26) A3. “I Just Gotta Have You (Lover Turn Me On)” (5:48) A4. “Help Yourself To My Love” (4:02) B1. “Rumours” (4:16) B2. “Say Something Love” (5:08) B3. “The […]

Billy Idol ‎– Rebel Yell (1983)

Rebel Yell is the second album by English rock vocalist Billy Idol, released in 1983 on Chrysalis. Tracklist: A1. “Rebel Yell” (4:45) A2. “Daytime Drama” (4:02) A3. “Eyes Without a Face” (4:58) A4. “Blue Highway” (5:05) B1. “Flesh for Fantasy” (4:37) B2. “Catch My Fall” (3:57) B3. “Crank Call” (3:56) B4. “(Do Not) Stand in […]

Anthony Davis ‎– Hemispheres (1983)

Hemispheres is an album by American avant-garde jazz pianist/composer Anthony Davis, released in 1983 on Gramavision. Tracklist: A1. “Mvt I: Èsù at the Crossroads” (4:52) A2. “Mvt II: Little Richard’s New Wave” (8:31) A3. “Mvt III: Ifá: The Oracle / Èsù: The Trickster” (4:46) B1. “Mvt IV: A Walk Through the Shadow” (13:26) B2. “Mvt V: […]

Real Life ‎– Heartland (1983)

Heartland is the debut album by Australian New Romantic band Real Life, released in 1983 on MCA. Tracklist: A1. “Send Me an Angel” (3:53) A2. “Catch Me I’m Falling” (3:33) A3. “Under the Hammer” (3:24) A4. “Heartland” (4:56) A5. “Breaking Point” (4:18) B1. “Broken Again” (3:58) B2. “Always” (3:11) B3. “Openhearted” (3:50) B4. “Exploding Bullets” (4:10) […]

Jane Birkin ‎– Baby Alone in Babylone (1983)

Baby Alone in Babylone is the fifth solo studio album by French chanson/pop vocalist Jane Birkin, released in 1983 on Philips. Tracklist: A1. “Baby Lou” (3:00) A2. “Fuir le bonheur de peur qu’il ne se sauve” (3:10) A3. “Partie perdue” (2:57) A4. “Norma Jean Baker” (3:10) A5. “Haine pour aime” (2:52) A6. “Overseas Telegram” (3:30) […]

Le Mat ‎– The Waltz of the Fool (1983)

The Waltz of the Fool is the singular album by English art-rock/folk band Le Mat, released in 1983 on Whaam! Tracklist: A1. “The Message” A2. “Sun Arise” A3. “Run With the Wind” A4. “Somewhere in the Night” A5. “In the Room” B1. “Song for the Common People” B2. “Of Cats and Fiddles” B3. “Walking Glen” B4. […]

R.E.K. ‎– R.E.K. 1 (1983)

R.E.K. 1 is the singular album by German New Wave/electro-pop musician Richard Edward Kersten, performing under his initials with studio partner Frithjof Krepp. The album was released in 1983 on RCA. Tracklist: A1. “Computer haben Herzschmerz” (2:30) A2. “Die Zeitmaschine” (3:15) A3. “Kein Gefühl” (4:25) A4. “Kosmisches Radio” (4:55) A5. “Harmonischer Impuls” (1:50) B1. “Dialog” […]

Kaseke ‎– Põletus (1983)

Põletus is the singular full-length album by Estonian jazz-rock/space-rock band Kaseke, released in 1983 on Мелодия (Melodiya). Tracklist: A1. “Elevant” (4:17) A2. “Valhalla” (4:14) A3. “Elevantsi hirmulaul” (3:43) A4. “Salajane rõõm” (3:46) A5. “Põletaja” (3:36) B1. “Tantsija” (5:48) B2. “Näotused” (4:47) B3. “Pikk päevatee” (4:45) B4. “Põlenud maa” (3:42) Credits: Ain Varts — guitar Riho Sibul […]

Diethelm / Famulari ‎– The Flyer (1983)

The Flyer is the first of two albums by the Swiss avant-jazz/rock/folk duo of guitarist Thomas Diethelm and keyboardist Santino Famulari, released in 1983 on the German Philips label. An international issue of the album, titled Diethelm & Famulari, appeared on Polydor. Ubiquitous Indian ethno-jazz percussionist Trilok Gurtu rounds out the sound on several tracks. Tracklist: […]

Journey ‎– Frontiers (1983)

Frontiers is the eighth studio album by American modern-rock/soul band Journey, released in 1983 on Columbia Records. Tracklist: A1. “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)” (5:24) A2. “Send Her My Love” (3:52) A3. “Chain Reaction” (4:18) A4. “After the Fall” (5:00) A5. “Faithfully” (4:24) B1. “Edge of the Blade” (4:30) B2. “Troubled Child” (4:30) B3. “Back Talk” (3:18) […]

Danza Invisible ‎– Contacto Interior (1983)

Contacto Interior is the debut album by Spanish New Wave/art-pop band Danza Invisible, released in 1983 on Ariola. Tracklist: A1. “Al amanecer” (3:27) A2. “Tiempo de amor” (4:56) A3. “Mis ojos hacia ti” (3:50) A4. “Ecos” (3:46) A5. “Así marchamos a la gloria” (4:17) B1. “Contacto interior” (4:03) B2. “Arco iris” (4:22) B3. “El legado” […]

The Police ‎– Synchronicity (1983)

Synchronicity is the fifth album by English modern-rock/reggae trio The Police, released in 1983 on A&M. Tracklist: A1. “Synchronicity I” (3:23) A2. “Walking in Your Footsteps” (3:36) A3. “O My God” (4:02) A4. “Mother” (3:05) A5. “Miss Gradenko” (2:00) A6. “Synchronicity II” (5:00) B1. “Every Breath You Take” (4:13) B2. “King of Pain” (4:59) B3. […]

Yes ‎– 90125 (1983)

90125 is the eleventh studio album by English art-rock band Yes, released in 1983 on Atco. Tracklist: A1. “Owner of a Lonely Heart” (4:27) A2. “Hold On” (5:15) A3. “It Can Happen” (5:39) A4. “Changes” (6:16) B1. “Cinema” (2:09) B2. “Leave It” (4:10) B3. “Our Song” (4:16) B4. “City of Love” (4:48) B5. “Hearts” (7:34) […]

U2 ‎– War (1983)

War is the third album by Irish rock band U2, released in 1983 on Island Records. Tracklist: A1. “Sunday Bloody Sunday” (4:38) A2. “Seconds” (3:24) A3. “New Year’s Day” (5:38) A4. “Like a Song…” (4:48) A5. “Drowning Man” (4:12) B1. “The Refugee” (3:40) B2. “Two Hearts Beat as One” (5:00) B3. “Red Light” (4:09) B4. […]

Renaissance ‎– Time-Line (1983)

Time-Line is the eleventh studio album by English modern-rock combo Renaissance, released in 1983 on IRS. Tracklist: A1. Flight (4:09) A2. Missing Persons (3:37) A3. Chagrin Boulevard (4:24) A4. Richard IX (3:39) A5. The Entertainer (4:48) B1. Electric Avenue (4:56) B2. Majik (3:13) B3. Distant Horizons (3:58) B4. Orient Express (3:55) B5. Auto-Tech (5:22) Credits: […]

Culture Club ‎– Colour By Numbers (1983)

Colour By Numbers is the second album by English soul/pop foursome the Culture Club, released in 1983 on Virgin/Epic. Tracklist: A1. “Karma Chameleon” (4:11) A2. “It’s a Miracle” (3:25) A3. “Black Money” (5:19) A4. “Changing Every Day” (3:18) A5. “That’s the Way (I’m Only Trying to Help You)” (2:46) B1. “Church of the Poison Mind” […]

Aztec Camera ‎– High Land, Hard Rain (1983)

High Land, Hard Rain is the debut album by Scottish New Wave folk/pop band Aztec Camera, released in 1983 on Rough Trade/Sire. Tracklist: A1. “Oblivious” (3:12) A2. “The Boy Wonders” (3:15) A3. “Walk Out to Winter” (3:25) A4. “The Bugle Sounds Again” (2:58) A5. “We Could Send Letters” (5:49) B1. “Pillar to Post” (4:02) B2. “Release” […]

Morrissey Mullen ‎– It’s About Time… (1983)

It’s About Time… is the fifth album by the jazz-funk duo of saxophonist Dick Morrissey and guitarist Jim Mullen, released in 1983 on Beggars Banquet. The album features the vocals of Tessa Niles, the woman pictured on the cover with the duo. Tracklist: A1. “Stop and Look Around” (5:07) A2. “It’s About Time…” (3:29) A3. “Ounce […]

Patrice Meyer ‎– Racines Croisées (1983)

Racines Croisées is the debut album by French guitarist Patrice Meyer, released in 1983 on Oméga. Tracklist: A1. “Countdown” (2:35) A2. “Freier” (6:30) A3. “L’escalier” (4:18) A4. “Hard swing comme des bêtes” (3:35) B1. “Mystère en diminue” (4:10) B2. “Conjugaison” (5:25) B3. “Concombre” (2:40) B4. “Anne de Bretagne” (5:25) Credits: Acoustic Guitar – Philippe Petit […]

Crossfire ‎– See You in Hell (1983)

See You in Hell is the debut album by Belgian metal band Crossfire, released in 1983 on Mausoleum Records. Tracklist: A1. “Demon of Evil” (3:43) A2. “Killing a Cop” (4:21) A3. “Magnificent Night” (6:19) A4. “Danger on Earth” (4:19) B1. “Fly High” (5:28) B2. “Lover’s Game” (3:55) B3. “Starchild” (6:06) B4. “See You in Hell” […]

Peter Hammill ‎– Patience (1983)

Patience is the thirteenth solo album by musician/vocalist Peter Hammill, released in 1983 on Naive Records Ltd. Tracklist: A1. “Labour of Love” (5:50) A2. “Film Noir” (4:13) A3. “Just Good Friends” (4:20) A4. “Jeunesse d’Orée” (4:45) B1. “Traintime” (4:23) B2. “Now More Than Ever” (5:36) B3. “Comfortable?” (4:52) B4. “Patient” (6:11) Credits: Peter Hammill — […]

Red ‎– Red (1983)

Red is the singular album by the namesake English jazz-rock band, released in 1983 on Jigsaw Records. Tracklist: A1. “Stiff Collar” A2. “Self-Indulgent Noise” A3. “Cool and Unapproachable” A4. “Daft Tench Swims Backwards” B1. “Turbo-Tortoise” B2. “Kraval” B3. “Lost for Words” B4. “Tonight’s The Note“ Credits: Dennis Fitzgibbons — guitar Jerry Soffe — bass Mark Ambler […]

Savage ‎– Loose ‘N Lethal (1983)

Loose ‘N Lethal is the debut album by English metal band Savage, released in 1983 on Ebony/Metal Blade. Tracklist: A1. “Let It Loose” (3:15) A2. “Cry Wolf” (4:31) A3. “Berlin” (4:46) A4. “Dirty Money” (4:43) B1. “Ain’t No Fit Place” (5:35) B2. “On the Rocks” (3:51) B3. “The China Run” (4:07) B4. “White Hot” (3:44) […]

Flue ‎– Vista (1983)

Vista is the second of two albums by Dutch New Wave/coldwave combo Flue, released in 1983 on Torso. Tracklist: A1. “Esmafarja” (5:52) A2. “Some-Times” (4:52) A3. “Legacy” (3:15) A4. “Prolusion” (4:31) B1. “Topic” (5:18) B2. “Refuge” (3:57) B3. “Passionate” (4:28) B4. “Hermit” (4:13) Credits: Edward Gijsen — guitar, synthesizer, piano, bass, vocals Cor Bolten — songwriter, […]

Storm ‎– Storm (1983)

Storm is the second of two albums by the namesake Angeleno hard-rock band, released in 1983 on Capitol. Tracklist: A1. “Settle Down” (4:03) A2. “Runnin’ From You” (3:58) A3. “Come Home” (4:23) A4. “Hand in Hand” (4:40) B1. “Anything for Your Love” (3:00) B2. “Play With Me” (2:47) B3. “Pez” (4:21) B4. “Take Me Away” (4:00) […]

The Maisonettes ‎– Maisonettes for Sale (1983)

Maisonettes for Sale is the singular album by English retro soul/pop act the Maisonettes, released in 1983 on Ready Steady Go! Tracklist: A1. “Addicted” (3:03) A2. “Sticks and Stones” (3:37) A3. “Hot Club” (3:05) A4. “Lessons in Love” (3:03) A5. “Nightmares” (2:52) A6. “Heartache Avenue” (3:04) B1. “This Affair” (4:08) B2. “Say It Again” (3:23) […]

Rip Rig & Panic ‎– Attitude (1983)

Attitude is the third album final album by English avant-garde jazz-funk ensemble Rip Rig & Panic, released in 1983 on Virgin. Tracklist: A1. “Keep the Sharks from Your Heart” (3:23) A2. “Sunken Love” (3:17) A3. “Rip Open, but Oh So Long Thy Wounds Take to Heal” (3:06) A4. “Do the Tightrope” (3:18) A5. “Intimacy, Just Gently […]

Momentum ‎– Scintillation (1983)

Scintillation is the second of two albums by American jazz-rock combo Momentum, released in 1983 on J.B.C. Records. Tracklist: A1. “First and 10” (3:58) A2. “Reggie’s Tune” (3:39) A3. “Cirrus” (4:48) A4. “Scintillation” (6:08) B1. “Add It Up” (3:49) B2. “Breakfast in the Afternoon” (2:57) B3. “Goosby Strut” (4:12) B4. “The Spirited Lady” (4:06) B5. “Daytona” […]