Monday, December 17, 2018
Digitally remastered and expanded edition. Hazel O'Connor's second album followed her career defining movie role in, and soundtrack album for, the feature film Breaking Glass and included songs written mostly before that project.
Sons And Lovers - produced by Nigel Gray (who by then, had been the producer of material for both The Fall and The Police) - is referred to by Hazel as being: "really my first album of songs, but it had to wait to be recorded after I'd completed Breaking Glass".
This expanded edition of Hazel's landmark post-punk album contains three versions of the lead UK top ten single 'D-Days'; the album version, the better-known Tony Visconti remixed version and the lesser known alternate New version dating from 1981. 'D-Days', also known as 'Decadent Days' had been inspired by Hazel visiting a fledgling New Romantic nightclub in London's 'West End' and viewing the poseurs and "people looking very bizarre" of that new musical movement. In many ways, Sons & Lovers is very much a bridge between 'punk' and the 'new wave'.
Amongst the five bonus track rarities included in this deluxe package are two live tracks from a celebrated 1980 live concert at the Dominion Theatre in London; a reworking of the album track 'Ain't It Funny' and a spirited cover version of David Bowie's 'Suffragette City' which features Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran who, at that time, were Hazel O'Connor's support act.
These tracks were originally featured as the B-sides of the 12" single of 'Time (Ain't On Our Side)', the second track to be taken as a single from the album. Another bonus track rarity is the very first version of 'Time Is Free' that had been the B-side of Hazel O'Connor's pre-Breaking Glass debut 1979 single.
Saturday, December 8, 2018
3 disc set - 36 songs. inc The Sex Of It written by Prince.
all digitally remastered.
This band have never got the recognition they deserve......
Friday, November 30, 2018
With so much crazy in the world atm i thought ill post this... bit of fun
Back in early 90s, Erasure released a ep Abbaesque.. I was like wtf
I was watchin music channel on sky one weekend and this song started- I thought I KNOW this- this is Erasure's song LOL.. wot the hell... Song was STOP!
Looked up and saw this band dressed as ABBA doing Erasure but done in a campy ABBA way. final chorus the girls r in their cat outfits and bam juys like ABBA did- half of their outfit gets ripped off and its ABBA bahahaahahah ...... knee high length white platforms with the short cat outfits ABBA were renowned for til they got too serious lol
I sat there laughin my head off- thinkin u cheeky shits hahahahahaha
Björn Again was created in 1988 in Melbourne, Australia by Rod Stephen and John Tyrrell. After the first Björn Again show at a pub in the inner Melbourne suburb of Collingwood called The Tote Hotel on 6 May 1989 the show's popularity increased quickly, which first took the group Australia-wide and then overseas to international acclaim.
Original members for the first six years of the band included Gavin Charles (Bjorn), Janette Stuart (Agnetha), Dorina Morelli (Frida) and Peter Ryan (Benny)
Björn Again has also occasionally covered songs by other artists. When Erasure produced an EP of ABBA covers called Abba-esque, Björn Again responded with an EP of covers of Erasure songs done in the style of ABBA, called Erasure-ish. The EP included the songs "Stop!" and "A Little Respect" that achieved Number 25 on the UK charts in September 1992.
Both Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson have lauded Björn Again a number of times over the years, and after ABBA's former members made their intentions known that they were not going to perform together any longer, Andersson was quoted as saying in 1999, "BJÖRN AGAIN are the closest you can get to seeing ABBA. ABBA will never reform!
this is a GREAT CD vocals are pretty good- Alas this edition doesnt have the live bonus disc which is 11 ABBA songs recorded live.... it is avail on youtube though and it very funny albeit somewhat entertaining
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Their 3rd album released in 1986 saw the band shorten their name to KTP and aim for dancey club goers
I love this album much better than the one before it but not as good as NAKED was
This hasnt had a deluxe treatment as yet but i have added 2 bonus mixes
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
A collection of their 12" singles. from Guilty to Manitou.
inc some B sides using
Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC Turntable w/ Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge
TOP notch turntable
There's still 3 of these 12" that havent been released on digital format apart from the 12" vinyl from the 80s...
Njoy this classic collection....
Monday, November 19, 2018
Over 35 years since their formation, Yazoo - Vince Clarke and Alison Moyet - are still acclaimed as one of the UK’s greatest pop duos.
During their short time together, they made two classic albums "Upstairs At Eric's" and "You And Me Both", released iconic hit singles "Only You", "Don't Go" and "Nobody's Diary" and toured before disbanding in 1983.
This set includes the
2 albums. Upstairs @ Eric's And You & Me Both
and 2 sets from BBC one before LEGEND John Peel and 2nd before David Jensen.
Friday, November 16, 2018
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This is the first reissue of Kissing The Pink’s second studio album “What Noise”, originally released in 1984. It’s appearing on CD for the very first time.
This special edition includes the 12 original album tracks plus seven related bonus tracks.
“What Noise” featured the following two singles: ‘Radio On’ – this collection includes the album and 12”versions.‘The Other Side Of Heaven’ – is featured with the album, 7” Remix, 12” and Celestial versions.
The other bonus tracks are sourced from the b/sides of the singles listed above and include ‘How Can I Live’, ‘Katherine Clarke’ and ‘What Noise – Longer Version’.
The album featured various producers on a track by track basis. These include Phillip Bagnall (The Blockheads, Depeche Mode), Ken Thomas (Public Image Ltd, Cocteau Twins), Michael Brauer (Coldplay, The Rolling Stones) and John Walters (Kate Bush, Landscape).
All the tracks have been sourced and re-mastered from the original production master tapes.
The CD booklet features the original album cover plus extensive sleeve notes with band members sharing their memories of the period and a UK discography spanning 1981-1994.
Not exactly the greatest follow up to NAKED.I dont know or get what they were aiming for with this tbh.
now for Certain Things to get a deluxe reissue :)
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