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Gold - Best of
U.K. quintet Spandau Ballet made their live debut 40 years ago, and soon thereafter were standard bearers for the New Romantic movement with a Chrysalis Records contract to their name. Though successful from the outset in England, the band really took off when it added blue-eyed soul to its sound on such hits as “True,” which topped the British singles chart. GOLD: THE BEST OF includes all the group's U.K. charting singles for Chrysalis (plus a couple for their next label, Epic), among them “Communication,” “Only When You Leave” and the title song. As the 17-track collection covers the evolution of Spandau Ballet, you get so much more than Tony Hadley's achingly romantic croon – GOLD is the definitive look at the band's early- to mid-1980s heyday.