Jon Savage - Dreams Come True: Classic First Wave Electro 82-87 (3 stars)

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Jon Savage - Dreams Come True: Classic First Wave Electro 82-87

(Domino)

ELECTRO

After disco went saccharine and mainstream, producers returned to the stark optimistic futurism of the blueprint to make a new music, the spirit of which would later reach the mainstream via Madonna and the Pet Shop Boys.

Jon Savage is a master compiler, and like the best collections of the formative records that shaped an entire scene, witnessing the naive excitement of future clichés being invented in real time is compelling. Littered with the synths, drums and vocal styles that were the building blocks of a whole era of music, a selection of the tracks included here are pioneering records made with an honest passion and energy that, in this remastered version with extended vocal cuts, leaps from the speakers.

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