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Friday, 26 February 2010

Spandau Ballet - To Cut A Long Story Short

'To Cut a Long Story Short' is a 1980 song by Spandau Ballet. It was their first single and reached number 5 on the UK singles chart. It appeared on the album Journeys to Glory.

Allmusic described the single as minimalist spiky synth pop and compares its style as reminiscent to early Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark with a dirty, overdriven synth sound and a stomping Gary Glitter-like backbeat. Though largely forgotten today due to Spandau Ballet's later change in style towards a slick, soul-pop the reviewer considers that it might fairly be considered a minor lost classic of the early-'80s U.K. synth pop scene.

To Cut a Long Story Short was Vince Clarke's inspiration to write Depeche Mode's Just Can't Get Enough to which the keyboard style bears a certain similarity.

The signature riff from To Cut a Long Story Short is used as a sample looping throughout the Freestylers track In love with you on their album Adventures in Freestyle.

Click the link below to download the following:
Single Version
Extended Version
Demo Version

Diffusion Mix


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