In 1983, synth-pop outfit the Fixx hit pay dirt with its platinum-plus selling sophomore album, Reach the Beach.

In 1983, synth-pop outfit the Fixx hit pay dirt with its platinum-plus selling sophomore album, Reach the Beach. Fronted by vocalist Cy Curnin, the London-based group artistically raised the bar on this career-defining disc. Reach the Beach, which followed the moody and oblique 1981 debut Shuttered Room, skyrocketed into the top 10, establishing the Fixx as a hit-making force in the U.S. and spawning three top 40 hits ("Saved by Zero," "The Sign of Fire," and "One Thing Leads to Another"). This digitally remastered, 20th-anniversary package features the original 10-track release plus four bonus cuts, including B-sides "Going Overboard" and "Deeper and Deeper." Two decades later, Reach the Beach is still relevant—a benchmark that surpasses much of the disposable culture of the '80s.—CR