Win a copy of 19: The 30th Anniversary Mixes


We have a four copies of Paul Hardcastle‘s recent 19: The Anniversary Mixes compilation to give away…

The album collects 14 versions of the classic track, mixing period twelve-inch remixes with more recent interpretations, including the brand new PTSD Mix. There are two vinyl copies and two CDs to be won and the four winners will be offered a choice between vinyl and CD in the order that they are picked out of the ‘hat’.

How to Enter:
This competition is open to all until noon BST on Friday 3 July 2015. To be in with a chance of winning please follow the instructions below:

  • 1. Subscribe to the free SDE weekly newsletter – click here.
  • 2. Leave a comment – What’s your favourite version of “19”?

If you already receive the newsletter, then please just leave a comment. The winners will be picked at random and announced via the newsletter on Sunday 5 July 2015. Good luck!

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168 responses to Win a copy of 19: The 30th Anniversary Mixes

  1. Tom M says:

    Too bad they couldn’t come up with 19 remixes of “19”.

    • Stefan says:

      The Final Story and the german 12″ Extended mix are my favourites. Still got both editions since my youth days in my collection!

  2. Dominic says:

    Destruction mix for me.

  3. pinkfloyd says:

    my favourite version:
    Destruction Mix

    Thanx SDE!

  4. John says:

    The original lp version is my favorite

  5. Robert says:

    The Destruction Mix

  6. Timbo says:

    The Rory Bremner version.

  7. thegreatelephant says:

    destruction mix

  8. Carl Palmer says:

    Destruction mix. Always.

  9. detreijt says:

    Just heard the destruction mix and it’s really killing me, in a positive way of course. Love it :)

  10. Ian Murphy says:

    Its the 12″ version for me

  11. Ian W says:

    Great mixes best is the original of course

  12. Yoshi says:

    Original is the best!

  13. My favourite was the very Absolute Radio Remixer re-recording. This was an iPhone app where you could make your own mixes by layering up lots of loops. Paul re-recorded some of the parts specially for the app, and I spent ages fiddling about with the rudimentary filter/dub effects in the app. Sadly it’s disappeared from the app store now, but there’s an advert for it where you can hear part of 19 here:

  14. Jason Gammon says:

    The Final Story Requiem

  15. Valentin says:

    My favourite version:
    The Destruction Mix

  16. Stephen says:

    The original

  17. Deano says:

    Absolutely the destruction mix :-)

  18. G.Luca says:

    Without any doubts “19 – Destruction Mix” ;)

  19. NeilKelly says:

    I have about 40 mixes too hard to say which is best have the ’84 demo ’85 versions ’95 versions 2000 and this 2000 and that. Spent £20 on the last lot of remixes which were pretty good and i hate MP3’s. No other choice!

  20. simon s says:

    Original I reckon

  21. dave says:

    It has to be the destruction mix everytime

  22. Darren says:

    Hmmm…. I don’t want to sign up for a free newsletter.

    There are only four prizes, so the chances of winning are remote.

    The likelihood is that I would just be left with the newsletter I didn’t want in the first place.

  23. Lee Carson says:

    The original mix

  24. John Pettigrew says:

    The original 12″ mix for me.

  25. James Blair says:

    The Destruction Mix for me!

  26. Francis says:

    I would have to say I like the Extended Original and Destruction Mix but then again, I like hearing mixes of tracks in all forms so even the ones featured on the latest 30th Anniversary release will be appreciated.

  27. The Destruction Mix.

  28. Andreas says:

    Destruction Mix!

  29. Johan says:

    The Destruction Mix

  30. martin farnworth says:

    original mix

  31. Si says:

    I am always fascinated by the Demo versions of songs, to see how the initial idea develops. Always think it’s a brave inclusion too.

  32. Tim says:

    Hate to follow the crowd but the destruction mix was part of the soundtrack to a particularly great summer of music, and made the grim reality of a summer job on a chicken farm shoveling chicken guano more endurable!

  33. Sterling says:

    Original mix!

  34. Koen says:

    D E S T R U C T I O N!!!!!!!!!!!

  35. Svein says:

    Original single version. That’s the one I listened to back in the day. The attempts to reimagine it are interesting, but not the same.

  36. Noel Leahy says:

    Has to be the ‘Destruction’ mix

  37. John says:

    I am also for the Original 12″ as fav rave.

  38. Saad says:

    Has to be the Rory Bremner version featuring Richie Benaud.

  39. Didi says:

    Even more than the original 12″ mix I like the german version. It features Werner Veigel which was a famous TV news speaker back in the days.

  40. Guy says:

    Original 7″ mix. Hands down!

  41. FM says:

    Destruction Mix

  42. Soren says:

    Destruction Mix

  43. Gary says:

    I remember I had a mix tape of three amazing 19 remixes back in 1985. I cannot remember what they were but played that tape to death until my Technics tape deck ate my tape! Even the normal bog standard 7” single was amazing!

  44. Hélder Cardoso says:

    Original one brings me good memories.

  45. Nigel Croft says:

    Destruction Mix all the way.

  46. alan says:

    The NUA mix is perfect with the Marvin Gaye classic in there.

  47. Glenn says:

    Destruction mix

  48. Joe says:

    Nostalgia wins every tine… original mix for sure.
    Cheers, SDE.

  49. Steve says:

    Has to be the Destruction mix which I still have on Vinyl

  50. Adam says:

    Original single version. (I owned that cassingle, too!)

  51. Andrew Aston says:

    Destruction mix for me..

  52. fran says:

    19: the Final Story.

  53. PAC says:

    Destruction !

  54. Ken Murphy says:


  55. Stuart says:

    Brilliant stuff

  56. Jan says:

    the Destruction mix is the best version.

  57. tony says:

    destruction mix

  58. Roger Mills says:

    The Original Version for me…

  59. Jeff says:

    d-d-d d-d-d d-d-destruction mix for me.

  60. nate says:

    I’m a ‘Final Story’ man myself…

    Quite curious to hear the new mixes though. I think “19” comes in a close second to Art of Noise “Beatbox” as songs I have accumulated the most versions of from over the years…

  61. Raj says:

    Original is the best

  62. Omar says:

    destruction mix for me definitely.

  63. Avner says:

    The Final Story

  64. Joseph says:

    German 12”. Remember hearing it first time out of the blue to start a late night dj mix. Floored…

  65. Jfa3stars says:

    Destruction mix in my opinion

  66. Carl Edwards says:

    19 Chill Version featuring Marvin Gaye

  67. Damian says:

    Defo the Destruction Mix !

  68. Paul Brown says:

    The Destruction Mix!

  69. Gordon says:

    I love the song but to be honest, I don’t n-n-n-n-know many versions of it, so I can’t really pick a ‘favourite’.

    I first heard it on n-n-n-n-Now (that’s what…) n-n-n-n-1985 and the only copies I have are on other ‘Hits of the 80s’-type compilations, so they’re probably all the same single version (with possibly an album or extended thrown in somewhere).

    So…..after a (very) brief YouTube excursion, I’m going to +1 the Destruction mix. I know a lot of people have already picked that one, but I did enjoy it.

    (I live in Oz so if I’m lucky enough to be picked, CD format please)

  70. matg_fr says:

    Destruction mix of course!!!

  71. mino says:

    The german version

  72. Yeuan says: mix for me

  73. Dieter says:

    definitive the Final story (unfortunately not complete on this issue)

  74. Hans says:

    The original 12″ mix

  75. Matt says:

    Destruction mix.
    Still have a 19 minute mix made using a home tape recorder in 1985 and the 12″ – record, pause, listen, rewind, pause, repeat – a choppy but valiant 14 year old’s effort to become the next Shep Pettibone.

  76. Graham Ricket says:

    Destruction mix

  77. Diablo Del Toro says:

    Destruction mix

  78. Dmitriy says:

    Not so popular, but my fav is Inner Changes Mix

  79. Les London says:

    Destruction mix for me

  80. Boaz Halachmi says:

    I always favor the original

  81. Andy says:

    Destruction Mix – (or Album Version)

  82. Jörg Lotze says:

    I like the german version of 19 very much. With the performance of German Newsanchor Werner Veigel

  83. murray says:

    Destruction Mix, all the way!

  84. eric says:

    I prefer the original version.

  85. AudioDile says:

    Not counting the unreleased mix I have by Omar Santana, definitely the Destruction Mix!

  86. Yossi Barak says:

    19 Electronica Remix

  87. Steve W says:

    Boring but it’s the Destruction Mix for me too.

  88. claudio says:

    …Destruction Mix…

  89. Jonathan says:

    In actual fact my favourite version is the 7” edition. This my first single every purchased and still have.

    A special mention should be made about the spoof version The Commentators – 19 Not Out by a British comedian / impressionist Rory Bremner

    It was a parody of Bremner impersonating cricket commentators, including Richie Benaud and Brian Johnston, and replacing references to the Vietnam War with references to the England cricket team’s disastrous 1984 home series against the West Indies in which the England captain David Gower had averaged 19.[5] via wikapida

    If I recall it even made a now compilation album as well.

    A special track for sure !!!!

  90. Steve Bryant says:

    The ‘Destruction mix’ loved the remix video too !

  91. J. Moore says:

    I like the Marvin Gaye samples a lot, but the Destruction mix is my overall favorite.

  92. Steve Elliott says:

    Best mix of 19 is The Destruction Mix.

  93. Conner says:

    My favorite is the original radio edit that they played endlessly on the radio in San Francisco, the summer it came out :)

  94. dj says:

    4sure Destruction mixx

  95. Yoshiaki says:

    Destruction mix

  96. Anthony says:

    The original 12″ mix probably…..I haven’t be able to hear them all yet!

  97. Simon P says:

    The original 7″ mix is the one I still play the most.

  98. Rich says:

    19 (The Vision)

  99. Karl says:

    Destruction mix

  100. Mike Pendlebury says:

    Love the original!

  101. Richard Lord says:

    Hot Tracks Digital Mix

  102. Anselm Lee says:


  103. Hub Hamers says:

    It all started with the original version, which I liked in the 80s’ and still I still like nowadays,

    But now I’m a little bit older I like the chill out versions on this album very much…

  104. I prefer the original (offcourse remastered :-))

  105. Russell says:

    The 20th!

  106. M Foster says:

    19(95) !!

  107. Einstein says:


  108. Robert Morgenstern says:

    Ooh 30 years ago too. My youth seems not so far away. Please let this journey come to me again

  109. Mike williams says:


  110. Dunwoody says:

    Original mix.

  111. Erik Vang Olsen says:

    The Destruction Mix

  112. J.A. says:

    Firsr original for me.

  113. R says:

    All we want to hear is The Destruction Mix

  114. Lee says:

    Original 12inch mix that I had on vinyl back in the day

  115. Kai says:

    Although The Destruction Mix is being named too often, this one remains unbeaten, followed by the German Mix under certain circumstances.

  116. Vils says:

    ‘History Keeps Repeating Itself’ mix breathes new life into the classic original

  117. Luis says:

    The destruction mix, no doubt!

  118. NuclearNick says:

    Loved the 12″ remix released in ’85.

  119. Victor Bustamante says:

    The 7 inch edit

  120. Ron says:

    I remember buying a cassette which had “19 minutes of 19” on it, my favorite version.

  121. LedMan says:

    The Destruction mix

  122. Trevor Baker says:

    The original, it’s the only one I’ve heard!! Hopefully not for too much longer though…

  123. Paul rodford says:

    Yes, the Destruction Mix for me too. I remember playing 19 on university radio as the first single for ages to enter the chart so high.

  124. Wolf says:

    For me it is the German (short and long) version, too!

  125. Jens says:

    Destruction mix. But what’s up with the artwork? Looks awful!!

  126. Mikey says:

    Has to be Destruction mix

  127. Peter Spencer says:

    I only know the original one, and I like that one! Hopefully I’ll win this and be able to educate myself.

  128. Andreas B. says:

    I’m a classic, I love the original version. Came in touch with it on my 19th birthday, by chance, so it got stuck in my head forever ;)

  129. Art says:

    Destruction mix.

  130. John Bommarito says:

    Destruction mix

  131. Emanuel says:

    My favorite version is The Final Story

  132. Eppo Eppens says:

    the final story for me. And I like versions in different languages

  133. TMT says:

    I’ll stick with the original version.

  134. Stefano Dalmonte says:

    PTSD mix

  135. Darren Lewis says:

    Like one or two here, it’s got to be the Destruction Mix for me.

  136. Simon says:

    Always the original mix!

  137. Roman says:

    Destruction mix is for me the finest

  138. Gary Whitley says:

    It’s the original version for me.

  139. artwwweb says:

    At the moment, Destruction mix.

  140. Greg says:

    Destruction Mix everytime

  141. Mike says:

    The original is the classic

  142. Gregory Lecrivain says:

    The 12″ Version. Definitely.

  143. Eddie says:

    Destruction Mix

  144. John Galilee says:

    The ‘Destruction Mix’ of course!

  145. Hassni says:

    Yeah, the Destruction Mix.

  146. pasi says:

    The Final Story 12″

  147. Brian says:

    The original US 12″ mix is my favorite.

  148. Adrian says:

    Love the extended and destruction mix.

  149. Holger Meier says:


  150. Anthony says:

    Destruction mix

  151. loved the destruction mix – it was a constant in the record shop I used to own, back when it came out. doubled up with Stan Ridgway’s Camouflage – war-tastic!

  152. Brett smith says:

    The ‘original mix’ will always be my fav!

  153. Herb klein says:

    The video version, I would guess it is the single mix.

  154. Rob says:

    Destruction mix for me.

  155. IanM says:

    Extended Japanese Mix for me!

  156. mrqef says:

    My own using my own 12″ mix – the name of I can’t remember – and my friends mix. We swapped each Friday afternoon and returned them on Monday morning.

  157. Mark Hadwen-Wright says:

    Remember getting the 19 twelve inch vinyl for a christmas present many moons ago – oh happy days.

  158. Scott Truelove says:

    The final story full 8 minute mix!

  159. Sven says:

    Destruction Mix of course!

  160. Ross says:

    Original 7″ mix. Still the best.

  161. Jeffrey Wunderlich says:

    Destruction Mix is tha bomb!

  162. Alexey says:

    Destruction mix!

  163. dave says:

    It has to be the destruction mix

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