THIS IS OUR MUSIC: Spandau Ballet – “To Cut A Long Story Short”

THIS IS OUR MUSIC: Spandau Ballet – “To Cut A Long Story Short”.

“To Cut a Long Story Short” is a 1980 song by Spandau Ballet. It appeared on the album Journeys to Glory.

Allmusic described the single as minimalist “spiky synth pop” with a style reminiscent of early Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark material, and featuring 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 (which occurred around 1983), the reviewer considers that it might fairly be considered “a minor lost classic of the early-’80s U.K. synth pop scene”.

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