Trevor Horn Reimagines The Eighties is a studio album by producer Trevor Horn released earlier this year. If features covers of classic 80s songs performed with the Sarm Orchestra and features plenty of guest vocalists. Trevor Horn played a big part in 80s music, starting off as 1/2 of the new wave band The Buggles. He later served a short sting as the singer of Yes and then went on to produce bands such as ABC, Malcolm McLaren, Frankie Goes To Hollywood and Seal.
While these covers are all very well done, the version of What’s Love Got To Do WIth It sung by Spandau Ballet’s Tony Hadley is the stand out track for me. I may even prefer it over the original!
- “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” (originally by Tears for Fears) with Robbie Williams
- “Dancing in the Dark” (originally by Bruce Springsteen) with Gabrielle Aplin
- “Ashes to Ashes” (originally by David Bowie) with Seal
- “The Power of Love” (originally by Frankie Goes to Hollywood and produced by Horn) with Matt Cardle
- “It’s Different for Girls” (originally by Joe Jackson) with Steve Hogarth
- “Slave to the Rhythm” (originally by Grace Jones and produced by Horn) with Rumer
- “Brothers in Arms” (originally by Dire Straits) with Simple Minds
- “Girls on Film” (originally by Duran Duran) with All Saints
- “What’s Love Got to Do With It” (originally released by Tina Turner) with Tony Hadley
- “Owner of a Lonely Heart” (originally by Yes and produced by Horn)
- “Take On Me” (originally by A-ha)
- “Blue Monday” (originally by New Order) with Rev. Jimmie Wood