“The Lost Boys: Hard-To-Find ’80s Albums” gives you exactly what the title implies: a rare or out-of-print album from the ’80s in its entirety. Some will be from CD, but most will have been lovingly transferred from pristine vinyl culled directly from the Analog Kid’s vast collection. Whatever album I choose, it will be one that you can’t easily find a physical copy for sale on Amazon or in your local record store (if you even have one anymore). Death…by stereo!
Even if you happen to be a big fan of ’80s new wave, there’s a strong chance that you have never heard Color In Your Life. The final album from Missing Persons was released in the summer of 1986, and it barely made a dent in the charts (the record peaked at #88 on the Billboard Album chart) or on MTV. The band disintegrated shortly after the release of the album, and that’s a real shame– Color In Your Life is actually a fantastic pop record, and I have no doubt that the Zappa exes had a few more great albums in them.
Color In Your Life was briefly released on CD in 2000 by One Way Records, but that version is long out of print. You can’t even download the album on Amazon or iTunes, although a couple of the tracks are available on various greatest hits collections. I created a brand-new 320 kbps rip from my vinyl copy of Color In Your Life last week, and I can’t seem to stop playing it. The Analog Kid hopes that you will enjoy this lost ’80s classic as much as I do!
Missing Persons: Color In Your Life
Capitol Records, 1986
320 kbps vinyl rip courtesy of The Analog Kid
1. “Color In Your Life” (Missing Persons)
2. “I Can’t Think About Dancin'” (Missing Persons)
3. “No Secrets” (Missing Persons)
4. “Flash Of Love” (Missing Persons)
5. “Go Against The Flow” (Missing Persons)
6. “Boy I Say To You” (Missing Persons)
7. “Come Back For More” (Missing Persons)
8. “Face To Face” (Missing Persons)
9. “We Don’t Know Love At All” (Missing Persons)
Want to hear some more Missing Persons? Check out this post about the band’s 1982 breakout album “Spring Session M”: