Lost in the 80s

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Lost in the 80s
Studio album by The Lost Fingers
Released 6 May 2008 (CAN, QC)
27 January 2009 (CAN, elsewhere)
Genre gypsy jazz
Label Tandem/Distribution Select

Lost in the 80s is the first studio album by Canadian gypsy jazz band The Lost Fingers, released in Quebec on 6 May 2008[1] and in the remainder of Canada on 27 January 2009. The album consists entirely of the band's renditions of selected popular songs from the 1980s. English lyrics are performed through all tracks on the album except for "Incognito", a French-language song initially performed by Celine Dion.[2]

Awards and recognition[edit]

During its Quebec release alone, the album sold over 100 000 units earning platinum certification.[3] It was nominated as Album of the Year for the 2009 Juno Awards.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Music Associated with Length
1. "Pump Up the Jam"   Manuela Kamosi, Thomas De Quincey Technotronic 3:48
2. "You Give Love a Bad Name"   Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and Desmond Child Bon Jovi 3:51
3. "You Shook Me All Night Long"   Brian Johnson, Angus Young and Malcolm Young AC/DC 3:09
4. "Incognito"   Luc Plamondon, Jean-Alain Roussel Celine Dion 4:13
5. "Touch Me"   Jon Astrop, Pete Q. Harris, Mark Shreeve Samantha Fox 3:41
6. "Part-Time Lover"   Stevie Wonder Stevie Wonder 3:48
7. "Fresh"   Claydes Smith, Curtis Williams, George Brown, James L. Bonnefond, James Taylor, Robert Bell, Ronald Bell, Sandy Linzer Kool & the Gang 4:08
8. "Billie Jean"   Michael Jackson Michael Jackson 4:17
9. "Careless Whisper"   George Michael, Andrew Ridgeley Wham! 4:53
10. "Tainted Love"   Ed Cobb Soft Cell 3:31
11. "Straight Up"   Elliot Wolff Paula Abdul 4:05
12. "Black Velvet"   David Tyson, Christopher Ward Alannah Myles 5:22
13. "Joe Le Taxi" (bonus track) Étienne Roda-Gil, Franck Langolff Vanessa Paradis 3:46
14. "Belleville Rendez-Vous" (bonus track) Benoît Charest, Sylvain Chomet. Béatrice Bonifassi 3:17

Personnel[edit]

The Lost Fingers

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Catalogue
Canada, Quebec 6 May 2008 Tandem/Distribution Select TMUCD5802
Canada, general 27 January 2009
Mexico unknown unknown unknown

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lost in the 80s at Distribution Select
  2. ^ Leijon, Erik (6 February 2009). "Lost Fingers Bring Manouche To Masses". Chart/CHARTattack. Retrieved 2009-02-17. 
  3. ^ Gold and Platinum certification at CRIA, July 2008

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