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Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Paul Hardcastle - 19

'19' is a song by English musician Paul Hardcastle and was released as the first single from his self-titled third studio album Paul Hardcastle (1985). The song features dialogue by television narrator Peter Thomas, and a strong anti-war message.

The track is about America's involvement in the Vietnam War and the effect it had on the soldiers who served. '19' features sampled dialogue and news reports from Vietnam Requiem, a U.S. ABC television documentary about the post-traumatic stress disorder suffered by veterans.

The title '19' comes from the documentary's claim that the average age of an American combat soldier in the war was nineteen, as compared to the claim of World War II's 26. This claim has since been disputed. Undisputed statistics do not exist, although Southeast Asia Combat Area Casualties Current File (CACCF), the source for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, shows a disproportionate number of all deaths (38%) were ages 19 or 20. According to the same source, 23 is the average age at time of death (or declaration of death.)

Nineteen topped the pop charts in the UK for five weeks, and reached the top twenty in the USA, where it also topped the dance chart. For a while it was the top selling single in thirteen countries (helped by the fact that versions of the song were recorded in French, Spanish, German and Japanese), and it received the Ivor Novello award for Bestselling Single Of 1985.

The songs English language release came in at least three different 12" versions, each with an alternate cover design. Hardcastle was later sued by ABC for his unauthorized use of samples from the documentary.

Famous record and television producer Simon Fuller named his management company 19 Entertainment after he signed Paul Hardcastle to Chrysalis Records and the single went to number one.

UK progressive rock musician Mike Oldfield claimed that a melodic element of '19' had been copied from a sequence of his multi-million selling concept album, Tubular Bells, and a settlement was made.

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95 edit version mix
95 the full story 12 inch
Ben Liebrand Dance Mix
by mastermix
destruction mix
Extended Version
French Version
German Version
hot tracks digital mix
Instrumental version
Japanese version
Multi-Language Remix
Paul Hardcastle - Eat Your Heart Out - B-Side
slow version
Spanish version
special cut mix
The final story
Eat Your Heart Out - B-Side

Paul Hardcastle - 19 - Video

Michael Jackson - Wanna Be Starting Something

'Wanna be startin' somethin'' was the fourth single taken from the album 'Thriller'. It was originally intended for the album 'Off the wall' but was not recorded until the sessions for 'Thriller' in 1982.

The song was written by Michael Jackson and produced by Quincy Jones.

The song ends with a chorus repeatedly singing "Mama-se, mama-sa, ma-ma-coo-sa". The chant is a riff on one first used by Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango, who broke into the American market in 1973 with his classic 'Soul Makossa'. ''Soul Makossa was a big hit, in Africa, in Europe, and in America, where it came to be seen as one of the first disco records," says Kelefa Sanneh of The New Yorker magazine. Sanneh adds that, "[Dibango] named his song after the makossa, a Cameroonian dance, but he stretched the word out, [and] played with it [so that it sounded like]: 'Ma-mako, ma-ma-ssa, mako-makossa'.

Jackson's version of the Dibango chant has since been sampled and incorporated into other songs, including an interpretation by Rihanna on her 2007 single, 'Don't Stop the Music', and the hook was also been sampled in D12 and Obie Trice's song 'Doe Rae Me'. Charles Hamilton makes a reference to the chant in his song, 'Brooklyn Girls'.

One of the songs released as a single without an accompanying video, 'Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' nonetheless has attained a popularity rivaling its sister compositions on the album, and became Jackson's song of choice for opening live concerts, partly due to "startin' something" such as the concert. Not being as strictly associated with a specific dance routine as those others has arguably allowed for more flexibility in performances and staging.

The single made it to number 8 on the UK singles Chart, number 5 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 1 on the US Billboard Hot Black Single Chart.

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Single Version
Brothers in Rhythm Mix
White Label house REmix
B.I.R House Mix
Jason Nevins Remix
Hurricane Remix
Rock With You - Live - B-Side

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The Jacksons - Victory - Album

Victory is a Grammy-nominated 1984 album by The Jacksons for CBS / Epic Records. It was the only album to include all six Jackson brothers together as an official group. (However, the title track to the Jacksons' final album, 1989's 2300 Jackson Street, did feature all six Jacksons, along with their sisters Janet and Rebbie. LaToya was the only sibling who did not make an appearance.)

After a successful reunion on the Motown 25 television special in 1983, Jermaine Jackson decided to return to the group, having left Motown after nine years as a full-fledged soloist. His brothers had left Motown in 1975. Tensions reportedly grew between the brothers during the recording sessions; as a result, little publicity photography was done, and the album cover art was commissioned from famed illustrator Michael Whelan (this is also why the album only had two videos - for the songs 'Torture' and 'Body' - and neither Jermaine nor Michael appeared in either one). As well, the brothers rarely worked together on the album; it was mainly composed of solo songs the brothers had each worked on during that time.

The song 'State of Shock' reached number 14 in the UK Singles Chart and peaked at number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100. The second single, 'Torture', reached number 26 in the UK Singles Chart and reached number 17 in the US, but 'Body', the third single, missed the Top 40, climbing only to number 47 in the US but missed the UK chart altogether.

Victory was supported by the Victory Tour, with lead singer Michael Jackson, who had recently released the world's all-time best-selling album, Thriller, prominently featured. Shortly after the tour ended, Michael and Marlon Jackson quit the band. Jermaine, Tito, Randy and Jackie Jackson continued on as the Jacksons, and releasing one more album, 1989's 2300 Jackson Street, before splitting up.

01 - Torture
02 - Wait
03 - One More Chance
04 - Be Not Always
05 - State of Shock
06 - We Can Change the World
07 - The Hurt
08 - Body

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Monday, 29 June 2009

Michael Jackson - She's Out Of My Life

'She's Out of My Life' is a song that became famous as the fourth singel to be released by Michael Jackson from his successful Off The Wall album in 1980. It was the first time a solo artist achieved four top ten hits from one album.

Unlike the previous singles, which were all dance-oriented funk/disco songs, this song was an emotional ballad. Jackson's vocals on this record were judged some of his best. The song was written by Tom Bahler after Karen Carpenter broke up with him upon discovering he had fathered a child with another woman.

A crucial moment in the song occurs near its end when Jackson begins to break down in tears as he sings the word "life". The song remained in Jackson's live set for many years as a result of its popularity. Jackson tried many takes of the last few minutes of the song, but always ended the same way – breaking down in tears. Producer Quincy Jones states "when we recorded it with Michael I know it was an experience he'd never even thought about to sing in a song, cause it's a very mature emotion. He cried at the end of every take, you know. We recorded about, I don't know, 8-11 takes, and everyone, at the end he just cried, and I said 'hey - that's supposed to be, leave it on there."

I loved the Off The Wall album but most of all loved this track. The emotion of the song really comes through and it will always remain one of my favourite Michael Jackson singles.

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Michael Jackson - She's Out Of My Life - Video

Harold Faltermeyer - Axel F

'Axel F' is the electronic instrumental theme from the 1984 film Beverly Hills Cop performed by Harold Faltermeyer. The title comes from the main character's name, Axel Foley (played by Eddie Murphy), in the film.

The single reached number 2 in the UK singles Charts in 1985 and remains a popular remix track. Mixes of 'Axel F' topped European pop charts in 2003 and again in 2005 as the Crazy Frog Song. In addition to the Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack, the song also appears on Faltermeyer's 1988 album Harold F. as a bonus track. Reportedly, Faltermeyer was against including it, but MCA insisted, as it was his most recognizable track.

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7 inch Version
Ben Liebrand Mix
Detroit 1987 Mix
Extended New Mix
Extended Version
The M & M Mix
Shoot Out - B-Side


Harold Faltermeyer - Axel F - Video

Sunday, 28 June 2009

Tears For Fears - Shout

'Shout' is commonly referred to as Tears for fears' signature song.

Written by Roland Orzabal and Ian Stanley and sung by Orzabal (with Curt Smith duetting on the chorus), it was the band's eighth single release (the second taken from their second LP Songs from the Big Chair) and sixth UK Top 40 hit, peaking at number 4 in January 1985. In the USA, it reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on August 3, 1985 and remained there for three weeks. 'Shout' would become one of the most successful pop songs of 1985, eventually reaching the Top Ten in 25 countries.

While Tears for Fears' previous single 'Mothers Talk' had showcased a new, more extroverted songwriting style, 'Shout' was a synth-rock anthem, complete with power chords, heavy percussion, a bass solo and female backing vocals. The song even features a lengthy guitar solo, something previously unheard of in Tears for Fears' music.

Roland Orzabal commented: "A lot of people think that 'Shout' is just another song about primal scream theory, continuing the themes of the first album. It is actually more concerned with political protest. It came out in 1984 when a lot of people were still worried about the aftermath of The Cold War and it was basically an encouragement to protest".

"The song was written in my front room on just a small synthesizer and a drum machine. Initially I only had the chorus, which was very repetitive, like a mantra. I played it to Ian Stanley, our keyboardist, and Chris Hughes, the producer. I saw it as a good album track, but they were convinced it would be a hit around the worl".

The single was a big success, topping the charts in Australia, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Switzerland.

The promotional clip for 'Shout', filmed in late 1984, was the second Tears for Fears clip directed by famed music video producer Nigel Dik. It features footage of Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith at Durdle Door in Dorset, England, as well as a studio jam with the full band (including Ian Stanley and Manny Elias) performing the song amidst a crowd of family and friends.

The video reportedly cost only £14,000 to produce. Along with the clip for 'Everybody Wants to Rule the World', the 'Shout' video had a big hand in helping break Tears for Fears in America, due to its heavy airplay on music video pioneer MTV. Ironically, the band had at one time considered making a second video for the song's American single release, as the original was not considered MTV friendly.

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Single Version
12 Inch US Remix
Dub Version
Uk Remix
Skylark Extended Remix
Onlyver dj hds Remix
Beatchuggers Mix
Dj Alex Tribal Mix
Dj Brian Lindsay Remix
Fergie Extended Mix
Fergie remix
Jakatta Thrilled-Out Mix
Powerhouse Resurrection Remix
Wayne G. Anthem Mix
Track Master Dj 2002 vs White Label Mix
Matt Mix
Razormaid Mix
Paul Hunter Bootleg Remix
Gamover Remix
dj ludovice remix
The big chair - B-Side

Tears for fears vs Evanescence - Shout - Going under ( by Ben-Double-M)
Tears For Fears vs T-Pain - Go Dumb And Shout


Saturday, 27 June 2009

Michael Jackson - Thriller - Album

'Thriller' is the sixth studio album by Michael Jackson and became the best-selling album of all time. The album was released on November 30, 1982 by Epic Records as the follow-up to Jackson's critically and commercially successful 1979 album 'Off The Wall'.

'Thriller' explores similar genres to those of Off the Wall, including funk, disco, soul, soft rock, rock, R&B and pop. However, Thriller's lyrics deal with generally darker themes, including paranoia and the supernatural.

Assisted by producer Quincy Jones, Jackson wrote four of Thriller's nine tracks. Following the release of the album's first single 'The Girl Is Mine', some observers assumed Thriller would only be a minor hit record. With the release of the second single 'Billie Jean', the album topped the charts in many countries. At its peak, the album was selling a million copies a week worldwide. In just over a year, Thriller became—and currently remains—the best-selling album of all time. Sales are estimated to be between 60–65 million copies sold worldwide.

Seven of the album's nine songs were released as singles, and all reached the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album won a record-breaking eight Grammy Awards at the 1984 Grammys, including awards in three different genres—pop, R&B and rock.

Thriller cemented Jackson's status as one of the predominant pop stars of the late 20th century, and enabled him to break down racial barriers via his appearances on MTV. In 2001, a special edition issue of the album was released, which contains additional audio interviews, a demo recording and the song 'Someone In the Dark', which was a Grammy-winning track from the E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial storybook. In 2008, the album was reissued again as Thriller 25, containing re-mixes that feature contemporary artists, a previously unreleased song and a DVD.

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Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
Baby Be Mine
The Girl Is Mine
Beat It
Billie Jean
Human Nature
PYT (Pretty Young Thing)
The Lady In My Life
Vincent Price Voiceover
The Girl Is Mine - (Remixed By Will.i.am)
PYT (Remixed By Michael Jackson & Will.i.am)
Wanna Be Startin Something (Remixed By Michael Jackson, Akon & Will.i.am)
Beat It 2008 (With Fergie)
Billie Jean 2008 (Remixed By Kanye West)
For All Time (Unreleased Track From The Thriller Sessions)


Michael Jackson - PYT (Pretty Young Thing)

'P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)' was written by Michael Jackson and Greg Phillinganes for Jackson's Thriller album (1982). This original demo version of the song was totally re-done to a more up-tempo beat by James Ingram and producer Quincy Jones. The pair were thus credited with the writing of the song. Two of Jackson's sisters, Janet Jackson and a Toya Jackson, provided backing vocals in the guise of the P.Y.T.s.

'P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)' was released on September 19, 1983, as the penultimate single from Thriller. The single reached number 11 in the UK Singles Chart and charted at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 46 on the R&B Singles Chart, becoming the sixth Top 10 hit from the album. The single was most successful in Belgium, charting within the Top 10 at number 6.

'P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)' has been covered and sampled by numerous artists, including Monica, Justin Guarini and Kanye West. The original demo was also remixed by Black Eyed Peas singer will.i.am for Thriller 25.

I am not aware of any video for this track. If anyone has this and is willing to share then let me know.

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2008 Version from Thriller 25
Album Version
Single Version
Demo Version
Instrumental Version
Futuristic Version
Working Day and Night - B-Side


Five Star - Let Me Be Yours

'Let Me Be Yours' is the name of a 1988 hit single by Five Star. Released in November of that year as their intended Christmas single, the track entered the UK Singles charts at number 51 but failed to go any higher. 'Let Me Be Yours' seemed to be liked by both the fans and critics, as it was the group's first ballad since 'Strong As Steel' a year earlier. They tried to return to the simple pop formula that made them famous, but many fans had not forgiven them for the leather clad look of the previous singles.

The video consisted of all five members of the band cleverly changing into one another to prepare for a night out. The song was mainly released to compete with Cliff Richard's 'Mistletoe and Wine', and Bros's double A-side 'Cat Among the Pigeons/Silent Night'. 'Let Me Be Yours' became Five Star's second single so far to miss the Top 40, after a three year run of Top 20 hits. It also became the fourth and final release from their Top 20 album Rock The World, which peaked at number 17 in August 1988.

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The Making Off - Quality not great but good to watch
Single Version
12 inch Mix
Someone's In Love - Dub
Can't Wait Another Minute (M&M Groove Remix) - B-Side
Rare Groove - B-Side


Five Star - Let Me Be Yours - Video

Tears For Fears - Mad World

These days 'Mad World' is considered to be a balled performed by Michael Andrews and Gary Jules. However the original version was recorded by Tears For Fears. in 1982. Written by Roland Orzabal and sung by bassist Curt Smith, it was the band's third single release and first chart hit, reaching number 3 on the UK Singles Chart in November 1982. Both 'Mad World' and its b-side, 'Ideas As Opiates', would turn up on the band's debut LP The Hurting the following year. The song would eventually become Tears for Fears' first international success, reaching the Top 40 in several countries between 1982 and 1983.

Two decades later, the song made a popular resurgence when it was covered in a much slower, ballad-like style by composersMichael Andrews and Gary Jules for the soundtrack to the movie Donnie Darko. This version reached no.1 in the UK in December 2003.

'Mad World' began life as the intended b-side for Tears for Fears' second single 'Pale Shelter (You Don't Give Me Love)'. The band decided, however, that it may be something people would like to hear on the radio and held back its release, instead waiting to issue the song as a single in its own right after re-recording it with Chris Hughes, a former drummer with Adam And The Ants.

Roland Orzabal states that the song came when I lived above a pizza restaurant in Bath and I could look out onto the centre of the city. Not that Bath is very mad - I should have called it "Bourgeois World"! Curt Smith says that 'Mad World' was the first single off the finished album. The intention was to gain attention from it and we'd hopefully build up a little following. We had no idea that it would become a hit. Nor did the record company.

Lyrically the song is pretty loose. It throws together a lot of different images to paint a picture without saying anything specific about the world. It's very much a voyeur's song. It's looking out at a mad world from the eyes of a teenager.

The video for 'Mad World', filmed in late summer 1982, was Tears for Fears' first music video. It features a gloomy looking Curt Smith staring out a window, while Roland Orzabal performs a bizarre dance outside on a lakeside jetty. The clip was directed by Clive Richardson who was notable for his work at that time with Depeche Mode.

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Single Version
Martin Eyerer Mix
Spiral Tribes Mix
World Remix
Remix Version
Mad World Mix
ABH Remix
DMC Remix
Suffer The Children - B-Side
Ideas as Opiates - B-Side


Tears For Fears - Mad World - Video

Friday, 26 June 2009

Michael Jackson - Billie Jean

'Billie Jean' is the name of the 2nd single from the 'Thriller' album by the late American recording artist Michael Jackson. It was written by Jackson and produced by Quincy Jones.

Originally disliked by Jones, the track was almost removed from the album after he and Jackson had a disagreement. The song's lyrics refer to a real-life experience, in which a mentally insane female fan claimed that Jackson fathered one of her twins. The song is well known for its distinctive bass line and Jackson's vocal hiccups. The song was mixed 91 times by Bruce Swedien before it was finalized.

Following the successful chart performances of Thriller and 'The Girl Is Mine', 'Billie Jean' was released on January 2, 1983, as the album's second single where it went onto to become a worldwide commercial and critical success and becoming one of the best-selling singles of 1983, topping both the US and UK charts simultaneously. 'Billie Jean' is considered one of the most revolutionary songs in history, and was certified platinum in 1989.

Honoured numerous times—including two Grammy Awards, one American Music Award and an induction into the Music Video Producers Hall of Fame—the song and corresponding music video propelled Thriller into the best-selling album of all time.

The short film for Jackson's 'Billie Jean' is considered the video that brought MTV, a relatively unknown music channel, into mainstream attention and helped to break down the racial barrier that had developed on MTV. It was the first video by a black artist to be aired by the channel, as they felt black music wasn't 'rock' enough.

Directed by Steve Barron, the video shows a paparazzo following Jackson. The paparazzo never catches the singer, and when photographed Jackson fails to materialise on the developed picture. The short film earned Jackson the Billboard Video Award for Best Overall Video and he was inducted into the Music Video Producers Hall of Fame in 1992.

'Billie Jean' helped sealed Jackson's status as an international king of pop. He will be sadley misse by all who loved his music and my condolences to his family and many friends.

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12 inch Mix
3MPH Mix
Ansane 2005 Mix
Be Good to Billie Mix
Ben Liebrand Mix
Club Mix
Cover Mix
DJ Lt. Dan Mix
DJ Puipui Mix
Frozen Mix
Love to Infinity DMC Mix
One Phat Billie Mix
Ozz Mix
Patrick Markus Remix
Phats Small Mix
Phillie G Mix
Sound Bluntz Mix
Virginia Gentlemen
White Label 2002 House Mix
Acapella Version
Party Mix
Dance Remix


Michael Jackson - Billie Jean - Video

Divine - Shake It Up

Divine's 4th single was called 'shake It Up' and was also released on the Design Communications label. The single was a big Gay Club hit but lasted 6 weeks on the UK Singles Chart getting to number 82 in 1983.

This is another release that I don't have the video for. . If anyone has this they can share then please let me know.

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Single Version
Instrumental Version
Aquarius Remix
Dance Mix


Thursday, 25 June 2009

Divine - I'm So Beautiful

Divine released the single 'I'm So Beautiful', in 1984, as the follow up to his successful previous single 'You Think You're A Man'. The single was not as successful as the previous single as it only reached number 52 in the UK Singles Chart. The single was released from his album 'The Story So Far' which also was released in 1984.

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Single Version
Divine Mix
Disonet Mix
Show Me Around - B-Side


Divine - Love Reaction

Divine's early UK releases on the Design Communications label included his 3rd single release 'Love Reaction'. The single had "borrowed" elements of New Order's big hit 'Blue Monday'. New Order, at the time, threatened to take Divine to court for breach of copy right as Devine did not have pomission to use the track. However this didn't materialize in the end. The single lasted just 4 weeks and reached number 65 in the UK Singles Chart in 1983.

I don't ave the video for this. If anyone has this and they are willing to share then please let me know.

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Special Disco Version
Instrumental Version
Radio Version
Calypso remix
Jon Of The Pleased Wimmin Remix


Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Howard Jones - New Song

'New Song' was the debut single by Howard Jones, and was released in September 1983. The song was from the album Human's Lib, and reached number 3 on the UK Singles Chart. The single spent 20 weeks on the Top 75. In the US, 'New Song' peaked at number 27 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, although it was not released there until early 1984.

The B-Side was titled 'Change the Man'. The 12" single featured an extended version of 'New Song' together with 'Change the Man' and the original version of 'Conditioning', which would be re-recorded for Human's Lib album.

'New Song' itself was later re-recorded for The 12" Album, in a version titled 'New Song (New Version)'. This featured a lot of multi-layered piano, in contrast to the austere synth sound of the original 7" and 12" versions.

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Album Version
Extended Version
New Version
Special Mix
Live Version - From Fan Club Single
Single Version
Change The Man - B-side
Conditioning - B-Side
Don't Always Look At The Rain - From Fan Club Single


Howard Jones - New song - Video

Howard Jones - What Is Love

'What Is Love?' was the second single by Howard Jones. Released in November 1983, from the album Human's Lib, it reached number 2 in the UK Singles Chart, becoming the singer's highest chart placing to date. In the US, 'What Is Love' peaked at number 33 on the Billboar Hot 100 chart during the summer of 1984.

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Extended Mix
Perform '00 Version
The Dda Mix Hojo Vocal Version
The Peaceful Tour - Live 2001
Trouser Enthusiasts Club Mix


Howard Jones - What Is Love - Video

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Liza Minelli - Results - Album

Results is the 1989 Liza Minnelli album produced by the Pet Shop Boys and Julian Mendelsohn. The album was a huge success in the UK, where it reached number 6 on the UK Albums Chart (promoted by the lead single 'Losing My Mind', which also reached number 6 on the UK Singles chart). The album was less successful in the U.S., peaking only at number 128 on the Billboard Top 200 albums.

According to Minnelli, the album's title came to be when she was at a bar and she complimented a woman on her dress. The woman thanked Minelli and explained that it was her "results" dress. "When I wear this dress, I get results."

Track Listing:
01 - I Want You Now
02 - Losing My Mind
03 - If There Was Love
04 - So Sorry, I Said
05 - Don't Drop Bombs
06 - Twist in My Sobriety
07 - Rent
08 - Love Pains
09 - Tonight Is forever
10 - I Can't Say Goodnight

The album was re-released in 2005 with 3 additional trakcs.

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Monday, 22 June 2009

The Cure - The Caterpillar

'The Caterpillar' is the name of a 1984 single and song written by Robert Smith and Lol Tolhurst. The song is performed by The Cure and is from their album The Top. When played live, Robert Smith would jokingly introduce it as an old Japanese song.

The song reached number 14 in the UK Singles Chart and number 51 in Australia. I have only got around to getting the Flicker Mix of this song. If any one has anything else on this song (Including the B-side) and they are happy to share then get in touch.

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The Video
Flicker Mix


The Cure - The Caterpillar - Video

The Cure - A Forest

'A Forest' is a single by The Cure, released on 28th March 1980 as the only single from their second album Seventeen Seconds. It was also their first chart single in the UK, reaching number 31 in the UK singles Chart.

The lyrics tell a vague story about a man looking for a girl in a forest. He hears her calling for him, and as he chases her, he suddenly stops and realizes that he is lost and that the girl is not there. The song is fairly upbeat compared to the other material on the album.

Though not their biggest hit, it is regarded by many fans and critics as one of the best examples of Teh Cure's sound, particularly their use of chorusing effects. The song is also notable for securing the band its first slot on BBC's Top Of The Pops.

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Single Version
Another Journey By Train - B-Side


The Cure - A Forest - Video

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Fun Boy Three - Summertime

Terry Hall, Neville Staple and Lynval Golding formed Fun Boy Three in 1981 after they left the Specials. They decided to make happier music than the often gloomy sound of their old band. 'Summertime' was released in the summer of 1982 and was a cover of an aria composed by George Gerschwin for the 1935 opera Porgy and Bess. The song became a popular jazz standard, and in the version of Fun Boy Three it even became a pop song, which reached number 18 in the UK singles chart. I don't have the video for this and would love this if any one has this they could share. If you do then please contact me.

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TOTP Performance
Single Version
Summer of '82 - B-Side


Fun Boy Three - Summertime - TOTP Performance

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Kim Wilde - Kids In America

Kim Wilde released her debut single 'Kids in America' in January 1981. It became an instant success, reaching number two in the UK Singles Chart and scaling the Top 5 in other territories such as Germany, France and Australia. Although it achieved only moderate success in the US charts, peaking at number 25 when released in 1982 The single is often regarded today as Wilde's signature song.

The song was recorded in 1980 after RAK Records boss Mickie Most heard Wilde singing on a backing track for her brother Ricky Wilde. He liked her voice and image and expressed an interest to work with her. Ricky Wilde, together with his father Marty Wilde (a 1950s/1960s rock and roll star) wrote the song for Kim to record. Once the demo was sent, Most remixed the track himself and released it on RAK Records. The song was backed byn 'Turning in Turning On' on the B-Side.

Click the link below to download the following:
Cappella Mix
Extension Mix
House Mix
Plus Staples 1994
The Maranza Mix
D - Bop Mix
Dance Mix
D - Bop's Bright Ligts Mix
Kim Wilde Album Version
Never Say Never Album Version
Turning in Turning On - B-Side


Kim Wilde - Kids In America - Video

Kim Wilde - Chequered Love

'Chequered love' was Kim Wilde's second single and it was another big success. The single was released in 1981 to follow-up Wilde's hugely successful debut 'Kids In America'. As with that single, writing credits were given to Wilde's father and brother Marty and Ricky Wilde with the latter also being given production credits.

'Chequered Love' became another big hit for Wilde, reaching the number 4 in the UK singles Chartaand peaking inside the Top 10 all around the world. The song later appeared on Wilde's self-titled debut album. It has become one of her most famous and enduring songs. I don't have any mixes on this so if anyone else has and they are willing to share then please let me know. Thank you.

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Single Version
Shane - B-side

Kim Wilde - Chequered Love - Video

Imagination - Changes

'Changes' is the eighth single released by Imagination and was released in 1982. The track was taken from their album, In The Heat Of The Night. Produced by Jolley and Swain the single managed to reach number 29 in the UK Singles Chart.

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Disco Inferno Performance
German TV Performance - this is where the Disco Inferno comes from
Larry Leven Extended Mix
Devotion's Dimz Night Cubbin' Edit
1989 Remix CD Version
Larry Leven Extension Mix
Dub Version
Exteded Club Mix

Imagination - Changes - Video

Friday, 19 June 2009

Bananarama - Cruel Summer

'Cruel summer' was a number 8 hit in Britain in 1983, but wasn't an international success until it was included in the 1984 movie 'The Karate kid'. The group didn't allow the song to be included in the film's soundtrack, but it was still their first top ten hit in the USA reaching number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The music video features a take on the American TV show The Dukes of Hazzard, with a bumbling cop duo who chase the girls as they make their escape in a truck (at one point, Bananarama members throw bananas at a trailing police cruier).

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12 Inch Extended Mix
1989 Twelve Inch Version
Summer Dub
Single Version
Exotica Version
Extended Mix
Hot Tracks Mix
Summer Dub
Swing Beat Dub
Cairo - B-Side

Bananarama - Cruel Summer - Video

Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Two Tribes

'Two Tribes' is the second single by Frankie Goes To Hollywood and released in by ZTT Records in May 1984. The song was later included on the album Welcome To The Pleasuredome.
The single was a phenomenal success in the UK, staying at number one for nine consecutive weeks, during which time the group's previous single 'Relax' climbed back up the charts to number two. In the USA the single was unable to repeat this success where it peaked at number 43.

A version of 'Two Tribes' was originally recorded for a BBC John Peel session in October 1982. The session version makes clear that the basic structure of the song, including its signature bass-line, percussion arrangement and idiosyncratic introductory and middle eight sections, were already intact prior to any involvement from ZTT or eventual producer Trevor Horn.

The song's title derives from the line "when two great warrior tribes go to war", from the film Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (the line is also spoken by Holly Johnson at the beginning of the session version). The single was released at the height of the Cold war, when general fears about global nuclear warfare were at a peak. Although Johnson would attest in a 1984 radio interview that the 'two tribes' of the song potentially represented any pair of warring adversaries, the song does contain the line "On the air America/I modelled shirts by Van Heusen", a clear reference to then US President Ronald Reagan, who had advertised for Phillips Van Heusen in 1953 (briefly reviving the association in the early 1980s), and whose first film had been titled Love Is On The Air. Johnson also noted: "There's two elements in the music — an American funk line and a Russian line. It’s the most obvious demonstration of two tribes that we have today."

To accentuate this inherent musical tension, Horn juxtaposed the driving funk/rock rhythm section with a dramatic formal string arrangement and plenty of orchestral stabs, a novel technique that Horn himself had pioneered the previous year in producing Yes's 'Owner of a Lonely Heart'.
ZTT aggressively marketed the single in terms of its topical political angle, promoting it with images of the group wearing American military garb in combat, as well as Soviet-style army uniforms set against an American urban backdrop. The original cover art featured a Soviet mural of Lenin and images of Reagan and then-UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. The sleeve notes, attributed to ZTT's Paul Morley, dispassionately reported details of the relative nuclear arsenals of each superpower.

The various mixes were subtitled in terms of the expected aftermath of nuclear conflict. The Original 1984 mixe featured actor Patrick Allen, who recreated his narration from the Protect and Survive public information films for certain 12-inch mixes (the original Protect and Survive soundtracks were sampled for the 7-inch mixes).

The 12-inch A- and B-sides also ostensibly featured voice parts by Reagan, as played by actor Chris Barrie who also voiced the character on Spitting Image. The standard 7-inch mix featured a pop/radio-oriented production that dispensed with a section of the song's middle eight altogether. A significantly different guitar-driven 'We Don't Want To Die' mix appeared, with complete middle eight, on the limited edition 7-inch picture disc. The first 12-inch mix (Annihilation) started with an air-raid siren, and unfolded as a ground-breaking extended deconstruction and reinvention of the basic track, including Allen's starkest advice about how to tag and dispose of family members should they die in the fallout shelter. The 'Carnage' mix was, by comparison, altogether more conventional, featuring enhanced string treatments, a percussive midpoint flurry of vocal samples (from Allen and the group's B-side interview), but broadly following the prevailing instrumental/vocal 12-inch structural paradigm. The eventual album version 'For The Victims Of Ravishment' would derive from the 'Carnage' mix. The 'Hibakusha' mix was originally released in a very limited edition, and appears on the Japanese-only Bang! album from 1985, even though the Japanese liner notes admit that the title is not pleasant to the Japanese readers. This mix was musically based on the 'Annihilation' mix, but with a unique middle section comprising orchestral samples.

The 7-inch featured 'One February Friday', an interview between Morley and the group's three musicians (The Lads), Mark O'Toole, Brian Nash and Peter Gill, over an otherwise untitled instrumental track. This technique had already been used on the B-side of 'Relax', the similarly titled 'One September Monday'.
The principal B-side to the original 12-inch single was a cover version of 'War', which became the subject of an accomplished extended remix in its own right (subtitled 'Hidden') on the single's third UK 12-inch release, where it was promoted as a double A-Side with 'Carnage'.

With the exception of this AA release, all 12-inch versions featured the following additional B-side tracks:
A shortened version of the 7-inch B-side interview (without music)
A largely instrumental version of 'Two Tribes (We Don't Want To Die)' with faux-live overdub treatments (subtitled 'Surrender'
A sequence of Patrick Allen outtakes, known as 'The Last Voice'.

The UK cassette single featured a cut-together combination of 'Surrender', 'Carnage' and 'Annihilation', plus Reagan snippets and interview sections not included on any other release.

The Godley & Creme directed video depicted a wrestling match between Reagan and then-Soviet leader Konstantin Chernenko for the benefit of group members and an eagerly belligerent assembly of representatives from the world's nations, the event ultimately degenerating into complete global destruction. A longer version of the video (based on the 'Hibakusha' mix) included an introductory cut-up monologue by Richard Nixon "No firm diplomacy... No peace for America and the world", plus similar contributions from other world leaders, including Lord Beaverbrook, Yasser Arafet and John F. Kennedy. The complete soundtrack to the extended video was eventually released as 'Two Tribes (Video Destructo)' on the German version of the Twelve Inches compilation. A third version of the video, included on the band's compilation of videos, retains the introduction, but loses most of the inserted clips in the main wrestling sequence.

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Main Video
Keep The Peace - Video Version 1
Keep The Peace - Video Version 2
Dutch TV Performance - Video
German TV Performance - Video
2K Remix Video
UK Maxi-Cassette Mix
For the victims of ravishment - including the last voice - Album Version
Two Tribes (Surrender)
Annihilation Mix
Carnage Mix
Intermission Legend Mix

Hibakusha Mix
808State Remix
Apollo Four Forty Remix
Olav Basoski Tiberian Power Mix
Rob Searle's Club Mix
Fluke Magimix
Hot Tracks

End I.D. - Special Radio Mix
War (Hide Yourself) - B-Side
War (Somewhere Between Hiding and Hiden) - B-side
War (Hidden) - B-Side


Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Two Tribes - Keep The Peace Video

Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Two Tribes - Video

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Bananarama - Love Truth And Honesty

'Love, Truth and Honesty' is a song written and recorded by Bananarama. It was the first single released to promote the group's Greatest Hits Collection in 1988. The song was co-written and produced by the Stock Aitken Waterman (SAW) trio.

The video features the trio performing in front of mirrors and neon lights as a well-groomed man looks on.

It is the only Bananarama track which gives songwriting credit to new member Jacquie O'Sullivan. It was a moderate success in the UK, peaking at number twenty-three in the UK Singles Chart. It also was a top-forty hit in Australia and New Zealand. 'Love, Truth and Honesty' did not fare well in the United States, briefly appearing on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and stalling at number eighty-nine. To date, this is the last Bananarama song to enter the U.S. pop charts.

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Album Version
Single Version
Balareacidic Mix Edit
Balearacidic Mix
Dance Hall Version
Dance Mix
Hot Power Dub
Hot Power Mix
Hot Power Edit
Strike It Rich - B-Side

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Bananarama - Love Truth And Honesty - Video

Bananarama - Shy Boy

'Shy Boy' was Bananarama's first single without the Fun Boy Three (with whom they recorded 'It ain't what you do, it's the way that you do it' and 'Really saying something'). It appears on their 1983 debut album Deep Sea Skiving and was released as its second single. It was written and produced by the production team of Steve Jolley and Tony Swain and marked the first in a long line of studio collaborations between them and Bananarama.

Released in summer 1982, 'Shy Boy' became the third consecutive single by Bananarama to hit the top-five, reaching number four in the UK Singles Chart. It also was a success in Australia, where it reached number two, becoming their first top 40 hit in that country. The B-Side was called 'Don't Call Us' but appeared on the album as 'Boy Trouble'.

The music video, directed by then Ultravox's Midge Ure and Chriss Cross, featured the girls giving a nerdy guy a make-over into a stud. When his new look attracts the attention of a sexy secretary, the girls get their revenge by dousing him with a bucket of water. It stars Terry Sharpe of 'The Adventures, who was Sara Dallin's boyfriend at the time.

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Album Version
Extended 12 inch Mix
Hot Tracks Edge Mix
Hot Tracks Mix


Bananarama - Shy Boy - Video

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Bananarama Love In The First Degree

'Love in the First Degree' is Bananarama's 20th single and is included on their fourth studio album Wow! and was released as its second single except in the U.S., where it was the album's third single (following 'I Can't Help It'). The track was co-written and produced by the Stock Aitken Waterman (SAW) trio.

The song is an uptempo pop tune similar to many hits produced by SAW during this time period. The surreal lyrics, composed by Siobhan Fahey and built upon by SAW and Bananarama members Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward, describes a dream in which they find themselves being tried in court for love.

The music vdeo featured Bananarama (including a very pregnant Fahey) performing the song in a jail cell, dressed in prison uniforms, as several male dancers perform around them. The imagery plays off of Elvis Presley's 1957 movie Jailhouse Rock. As one of their final performances with Fahey, the group performed the song at the BRIT Awards with a large entourage of male dancers dressed only in black bikini briefs. The song was nominated for best British single but lost to Rick Astley's 'Never Gona Give You Up'.

'Love in the First Degree' is Bananarama's biggest-selling single in the UK. It holds a three-way tie for their highest UK Singles Chart placing (number three). The single also became a top-ten success in Australia and earned a top-twenty placing in New Zealand. In the United States the song just missed the top-forty, but was a top-ten club hit. The B-side was Mr. Sleaze in which Sara Dallin not only sang on that track but also played bass guitar like she did on Love in the First Degree.

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7-inch Version
Disconet Remix
Escapee Instrumental
Eurobeat Style
House Remix
Jailers Mix
Penthouse Extended Remix
Mr. Sleaze - B-Side

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Bananarama - Love in The First Degree - Video

Bananrama - He Was Really Sayin' Somethin'

'He Was Really Sayin' Somethin' is a soul song written by Mowtown Records songwriters Norman Whitfield, William "Mickey" Stevenson, and Edward Holland Jr. in 1964. The song is notable in both a 1964 version by American Motown girl group The Velvelettes, and a 1982 hit version (with the title altered to "Really Saying Something") by Bananarama who recorded it and released it as the first single from their debut album Deep Sea Skiving. Providing background vocals is Fun Boy Three, a male vocal trio who had a hit with Bananarama earlier in the year with another cover, 'Tain't What You do (It's The Way That You Do It)'.
The single became the second consecutive top-five hit for both Bananarama and Fun Boy Three, peaking at number five in the UK Singles Chart. It also received heavy play on the then-young MTV network in America. 'Really Saying Something' was both groups' second chart entry in Australia, peaking at number seventy-four. The B-side, 'Give Us Back Our Cheap Fares', has been issued on CD for the first time. It can be found on the 2007 UK reissue of Deep Sea Skiving as one of five bonus tracks.

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Album Version

Extended Mix
Giresse Breakbeat mix vs. Solasso
Hardino mix vs. Solasso
Kenny Hayes Sunshine Funk mix
Shanghai Surprise Club mix vs. Solasso
Solasso Original mix vs. Solasso


Bananarama - He Was Really Sayin' Somethin' - Video

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Johnny Hates Jazz - Turn The Tide

A short time after Clark Datchler left Johnny Hates Jazz the band appointed a new lead singer Phil Thornalley, who had originally worked with the band on earlier material and was The Cure bass guitarist. Turn The Tide is the bands first song with Phil as lead singer.

I only have the video for this single as I never got around to getting the single release. If anyone has any mixes of the single and B-side let me know as I would like to complete my collection on this band

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Johnny Hates Jazz - Turn The Tide - Video

Johnny Hates Jazz - I Don't Want To Be A Hero

'I don't want to be a hero' was the second hit single for Johnny hates Jazz. The song has a strong anti-war sentiment and is written from the perspective of a soldier who is questioning their participation in what they consider an unjust war. The band's American record company were reluctant to release the single in the U.S. because of its anti-war stance.

Still, it was released in the US and peaked at number 31 in the Billboard Hot 100. Meanwhile, the single peaked at number 11 in the UK Singles Chart and number 25 in the Netherlands.

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Video - UK Version
Video - US Version
Single Version
Extended Version
The Cage - B-Side


Johnny Hates Jazz - I Don't Want To Be A Hero - UK Video Version

Johnny Hates Jazz - I Don't Want To Be A Hero - US Video Version

Bananarama - More Than Physical

'More Than Physical' is a song written and performed by Bananarama. It was one of two tracks on the group's 'True Confessions' album produced by the Stock Aitken Waterman (SAW) trio instead of Jolley & Swain. The album version of the track is different from the single.

In order to capitalize on the number-one success of previous single 'Venus' (the other True Confessions track produced by SAW), 'More Than Physical' was given a UK garage-influenced make-over to sound similar to the dance-oriented chart-topper. The new version's music video further capitalized on Bananarama's new glamourous and sexy visual image by including several well-muscled, topless men in a montage of shots of the group members.

'More Than Physical' did not duplicate the success of 'Venus', stalling at number forty-one on the UK Singles Chart and number seventy-three on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. It was a top-forty success in Australia, where it peaked at number twenty-eight. Its biggest success was in nightclubs, and 'More Than Physical' became a top-five hit on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play Chart.

'More Than Physical' was immortalised into 80's pop culture by being featured in the popular 1986 British film Rita, Sue and Bob Too starring Michelle Holmes and Siobban Finneran. The song is featured in the scene where the girls are babysitting for Bob and Michelle, and they dance around the living room while the video to 'More Than Physical' plays on the television.

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Garage Mix
Scarlett - B-Side

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Bananarama - More Than Physical - Video