National Album Day 2020 will celebrate the 1980s with the help of Blossoms, The Psychedelic Furs and La Roux

This year's National Album Day will take place on October 10.

Details of National Album Day 2020 have been announced, which this year celebrates the music of the 80s. 

Now in its third year, National Album Day 2020 will take place on October 10 and celebrate the album format through a series of special events.

This year's theme coincides with a resurgence of 80s sounds in pop: acts including The Weeknd, Dua Lipa and Th 1975 have all been inspired by the decade in their latest records.

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It's also the decade that brought us Madonna, Eurythmics, Culture Club, Kylie and Wham!, Depeche Mode, Smiley Culture, The Cure and New Order. The 80s also saw the advent of the CD, while global event Live Aid proved the compelling power of music.

As well as a series of special events (still to be announced), several big 80s releases are being reissued on vinyl or as a boxset. A selected list appears at the bottom of the page. 

Five ambassadors have so far been announced for this year's event: Blossoms, La Roux, Billy Ocean, Toyah Willcox and The Psychedelic Furs. 

"The album is really important to us," Blossoms said. Not just as a band but as full time music obsessives.

"The album really has been the main influence in the way that we work and the kind of work we look to produce, it gives us so much scope for ideas & experimentation. I tend to write about my life and normally what’s happened over the previous 12/18 months. It’s not easy putting all that into just one song so that’s another thing I personally love about making albums.”

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Toyah added: "I am supporting National Album Day because it is important that future generations do not miss out on the fantastic experience of listening to a whole album of songs."

The theme of last year's National Album Day was the 'don't skip', encouraging listeners to appreciate albums as a full body of work.

Selected product list of reissues arriving in time for National Album Day 2020

Artist

Album

Format

Paul Simon

Graceland

Clear Vinyl

The Stone Roses

Stone Roses

Clear Vinyl

Smash Hits 80s

Smash Hits 80s

2LP, 180g Red

Duran Duran

Duran Duran

2LP, 180g White

Talk Talk

It's My Life

1LP, 180g Purple

Dexys Midnight Runners

Searching for the Young Soul Rebels

1LP, 180g Red

Blues Brothers

Blues Brothers

1LP, 180g Transparent Blue

Simply Red

Picture Book

1LP, 180g Black

Ice T

Rhyme Pays

1LP, 140g Yellow

The Lost Boys

The Lost Boys Soundtrack

1LP, 140g Red

ZZ Top

Eliminator

1LP, 140g Yellow

Rod Stewart

Greatest Hits Vol 1

1LP, 140g White

Alphaville

Forever Young

1LP 180g Orange

Roxette

Look Sharp!

1LP, 180g Clear

Howard Jones

Cross That Line

Deluxe 3CD / 1DVD reissue

Sigue Sigue Sputnik

Flaunt It

Deluxe 4CD boxset

Various

Rocky IV

Picture Disc

The Psychedelic Furs

Made of Rain

White coloured LP