Rewind Release Rewind 1980

Published on July 15th, 2020 | by Gerry Galipault

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Release Rewind: This Week in 1980

And now for something completely different, at least once a week we’ll take a look back at past release dates. In this first installment, we’re revisiting albums that came out the week of July 13-19, 1980. How many of these LPs do you have?

New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Charlie Daniels Band “Full Moon” (the group dedicated the album to Marshall Tucker Band member Tommy Caldwell, who died on April, 28 1980; producer: John Boylan; first single: “In America”; Hear here) » BUY NOW (Epic)
Echo and the Bunnymen “Crocodiles” (producers: Bill Drummond, David Balfe, Ian Broudie; new single: “Rescue”; Hear here) » BUY NOW (Korova)
Donnie Iris and the Cruisers (Iris was a member of the Jaggerz and Wild Cherry) “Back on the Streets” (producer: Mark Avsec; first single: “Ah! Leah!”; See here) » BUY NOW (Midwest National)
Rick James “Garden of Love” (producer: James; first single: “Big Time”; See here) » BUY NOW (Gordy / Motown)
Joy Division “Closer” (released two months after the death of lead singer and lyricist Ian Curtis; producer: Martin Hannett; See here; Crystal Clear Vinyl; Merch) » BUY NOW (Factory)
Dionne Warwick “No Night So Long” (producer: Steve Buckingham; guests: Isaac Hayes, Tower of Power horn section, Kim Carnes, Steve Dorff, Maxine Waters, etc.; first single: “No Night So Long”; Hear here; See here) » BUY NOW (Arista)
Various artists “Honeysuckle Rose (Music From the Original Soundtrack)” (romantic drama film, which opened July 18, stars Willie Nelson, Dyan Cannon and Amy Irving; it’s a loose remake of the 1936 Swedish film “Intermezzo”; producer: Nelson; first single: “On the Road Again”; See here) » BUY NOW (Columbia)

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Gerry Galipault debuted Pause & Play online in October 1997. Since then, it has become the definitive place for CD-release dates — with a worldwide audience.



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