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The reason the links are dead is that my account with Media Fire has been closed with all 11,000 files lost. That is why you can not download the things and No I can not re-upload them.

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Friday, 31 July 2009

Freeez - I.O.U.

'I.O.U.' is a song by the British group Freeez, who had their peak of success around the time of this song.

The song had reached number 2 in the UK Singles Chart earlier in 1983 before reaching the top of the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart in the U.S., giving them their only chart-topping single on any chart in America.

The single went on to become the 20th best-selling single of 1983 in the United Kingdom. The song was remixed in 1987 and given a re-release in the UK for the Citybeat label, however, it only reached number 23 in the singles chart this time around.

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Romanthony Ice Cool vocal
Ultimate Shakedown Vocal Mix
Ultimate Shakdown Instrumental Mix
Ultimate club Vocal Mix
Romanthony Redub
Ultimate club Dub Mix
Romanthony Ice Cool dub
Romanthony Ruff romix Vocal
I Dub U - B-Side
We Got The Jazz - B-Side


Freeez - I.O.U. - Video

Shannon - Let The Music Play

'Let the Music Play' is a famous and critically acclaimed Latin Freestyle song recorded by Washington, DC singer Shannon in 1983.
The original version of the record was produced by Mark Liggett and Chris Barbosa, the latter of whom was a Latino from New York who composed it with Ed Chisolm. Barbosa, redefined the Electro Funk sound by adding Latin American rhythms and a heavy syncopated drum-machine sound that isolated it from sounding like Afrika Bambaataa's 'Planet Rock' and Freeez's 'IOU'. This made 'Let the Music Play' the first freestyle record in history.

By the early 80's there was a persieved backlash to dance music which was ever popular in the 70's. However 'Let The Music Play' circumvented the prevalent anti-disco bias and become a huge hit mading it to number 14 in the UK Singles Chart while hitting number 8 in the US singles Chart and number 1 on the US Dance Chart and ushering in a new dance-pop era.

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Single Version
12 inch Version
Rheinstyle Gabber Remix
12 Inch Extended
Death To The Throne Remix
White Label Mix Vs VJ Louis Stephen
Matt Mix
Willy DJ Mix 2007
12 inch Dub Version
European Remixed Version
DJ Trashy Remix
Alfonso Muchacho Remix
Simply Jeff and Swedish Egil Remix
Accapella Version
Pain Rossini Remix
DJ GI Joe Remix
MixCut Heart in Bass Remix


Shannon - Let The Music Play - Video

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Fine Young Cannibals - Good Thing

'Good Thing' was recorded by Fine Young Cannibals ans was the second single pulled from their album The Raw And The Cooked. The song peaked at number 7 on the UK Singles Charts while also being the bands second U.S. number one, topping the Billboard Hot 100 in 1989.

The song made its first appearance in the 1987 film Tin Men. Fine Young Cannibals portrayed a nightclub band in the movie, performing this song and three others (including the single's b-side 'Social Security'). The film is set in Baltimore in 1963, and the song's retro-soul style is consistent with that setting.

The video features many scenes with motor scooters, both at rest and in motion as well as scooter culture.

Click the link below to download the following:
Single Verion
Nothing Like The Single Mix
Nothing Like The Single Mix - Instrumental
Radio Mix
Prince Paul Remix

Fine Young Cannibals - Good Thing - Video

Ready For The World - Oh Sheila

'Oh Sheila' is a 1985 single by Ready For The World. The song went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100, the Hot Black Singles and the Hot Dance Club Play Charts in the US.

The song also made it to number 50 in the UK Singles Chart.

'Oh Sheila' was the first of two chart toppers for the band on the Billboard R&B chart, preceding their 1986 number-one R&B hit, 'Love You down'.

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Dub Mix
Ben liebrand Minimix
Extended Version
Ari Kaisserian Oh Eight Remix


Ready For The World - Of Sheila - Video

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Pat Benatar - Love Is a Battlefield

'Love Is a Battlefield' is a song written by Holly Knoght and Mike Chapman, after Pat Benatar asked Chapman to write her a hit song. It was released as a single from Benatar's album Live From Earth, which was popular in 1983 and 1984.

The single has been certified gold and is her highest charting single in the United States, as it topped the Billboard's Mainstream Roack Tracks chart for four weeks and made number five on the Billboard Hot 100. It topped the Australian singles chart for five weeks in 1984. The song was finally released in the United Kingdom in March 1985 and reached number 17.

The music video, which depicted Benatar as a teenage runaway trying to survive the mean streets of New York City, was nominated for an MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video

The single was unlike most of Benatar's previous work, as it featured an electronic dance element, but guitars and drums were still present. The song won Benatar a Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.

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Gothic Extended Mix
Extended Version
Junior Vasquez FM Mix
Hell Is For Children (Live) - B-Side


Pat Benatar - Love Is Battlefield - Video

Fine young Cannibals - She Drives Me Crazy

'She Drives Me Crazy' is a song recorded by the Fine Young Cannibals, included on their 1989 album The Raw and the Cooked. The song peaked at number 5 in the UK Singles Chart in January 1989 before hitting number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S. in April 1989.

Both an international and a US version of the music video were made by Pedro Romhanyi. Both edits include choreography based on the drum beat. The video rotates between the players and dancers. There is also memorable imagery of a person with a television on their head, and a guitar erupting in fire. Performers include two identical dancers with completely different colored-outfits and one dancer in an outfit that possibly resembles the design of a couch pillow.

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Alternative Video
Single Version
Bonus Beats Version
David Z Remix
Driven Crazy Dub
Extended Version
Percussapella Version
Radio Edit
Radio Rap Version
Single Remix
The Justin Strauss Remix
Pull The Sucker Off - B-Side


Fine Young Cannibals - She Drives Me Crazy -Video

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Taylor Dayne - Tell It To My Heart

'Tell It To My Heart' was recorded by dance-pop vocalist Taylor Dayne and released as her first single from her debut album of the same name 1988. The single was Dayne's first major exposure, and she soon became known for her up-tempo, dance-oriented music.

The song was written by seth Swirsky and Ernie Gold. A Chappell Music staff songwriter, Swirsky almost didn't deliver the song to his publisher after he and his girlfriend decided they didn't think it was good enough. Swirsky also wrote (along with Arnie Roman), Dayne's follow-up single 'Prove Your Love'.

The music videi was very low budget but it displayed Taylor's aggressive and sexy style. In the video she follows pretty much the same look featured in the cover of the album.

'Tell It To My Heart' reached number 3 in the UK Singles Chart, becoming the 23rd best-selling single of 1988 and being one of the best singles to not make number 1.

The single also appeared in the Top 40 of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in November of 1987 before peaking at number seven in January 1988. The song was on the Hot 100 chart for 26 weeks.

'Tell It to My Heart' was remixes and re-released in 1995 to promote Dayne's Greatest Hits package. This version climbed to number 23 on the UK Singles Chart.

Please click the link to download the following:
Dub Mix
Percappella Mix
House Of Hearts Mix
Single Mix
Club Mix


Taylor Dayne - Tell It To My Heart - Video

Adam Ant - Interviews

Adam Ant had been having success with his band Adam and the Ants and with his solo career.
Here you can find 2 interviews from 1984.
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Appolo Nine 1984 interview
1984 Interview - not sure where this was from.

Monday, 27 July 2009

Taylor Dayne - Prove Your Love

'Prove Your Love' is a song recorded by dance-pop vocalist Taylor Dayne, released as the second single from her debut album in 1988. Like her previous single 'Tell It To My Heart', it is a high energy dance track with aggressive vocal delivery.

The song's music video shows Dayne riding in her man's car around New York City.

'Prove Your Love' was Dayne's second U.S. Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the spring of 1988, where it peaked at number 7. The song spent eleven weeks in the Top 40. It also appeared on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart, where it became Dayne's first number 1 hit on that chart. Furthermore, the song was also a hit, going to number 1 in Switzerland, number 4 in Germany and number 8 on the UK Singles Chart.

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Extended Remix
Prove Your Dub and Beats Mix
House Of Hearts Mix
Upon The Journey's End - B-Side


Taylor Dayne - Prove Your Love - Video

Soft Cell - Torch

Following on from the exceptional reception for Soft Cell’s debut album, and the mammoth sales for ‘Tainted Love’, the extroverted Marc Almond was elevated to the status of cult figure, and was adopted as a figurehead of sorts for the gay community, though as per usual, sections of the press were keen to undermine his actions, and criticised what they perceived as deliberately effeminate posturing.

Regardless, Soft Cell continued to dominate the British charts throughout 1982, next up with the stand alone single ‘Torch’, which burned bright at number 2 in the U.K. Singles Chart, and featured the vocals of one Cindy Ecstasy. Cindy was a New Yorker, with whom Almond and Ball had become friendly whilst recording their debut set. Ecstasy by name, and in this case, by nature - the new club drug ecstasy, that is. It established the beginnings of a slippery slope for both, particularly Almond

The dominant A side of what was intended to be a double-A side, brings together all the classic Soft Cell elements: the world-weariness, the tender bitterness, the vulnerable regret of making avoidable mistakes. It was to be a real pinnacle of achievement and as was becoming a standard achievement for Marc, his lyrics delicately and effectively walked the fine line between pure camp and simple, basic emotion. As often, his characters care deeply but haven’t got their grip on the world quite right.

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Single Version
Extended Version
Insecure Me - B-Side

Soft Cell - Torch - Video

Soft Cell - Torch
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Saturday, 25 July 2009

Stephaine Mills - Bit by Bit

Stephanie Mills (born March 22, 1957) is an American Grammy Award-winning R&B and soul singer, a former Broadway star, and was originally given the title as "the little girl with the big voice."

Mills had released a number of singles but this one was released from the Fletch Soundtrack.

The single was released in 1985 and made it to number 52 in the US R&B Chart and number 78 in the US Pop Charts. The single did not chart in the UK.

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Live Performance form Solid Gold
Extended Version
Instrumental Remix


Harold Faltermeyer - Fletch Theme

Fletch is a 1985 comedy film about a wisecracking investigative newspaper reporter, Irwin M. Fletcher (Chevy Chase), who writes under the name of Jane Doe. The film was based on the popular Gregory McDonald Novels, the screenplay was written by Andrew Bergman and it was directed by Michael Ritchie.

Fletch Theme was requested by Dave Brummy. I thought I would but the whole thing up and some other bonus stuff as well. Enjoy.

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Track listing
01 - Bit by Bit (Theme from Fletch) - Stephanie Mills
02 - Fletch, Get Outta Town - Dan Hartman
03 - Running for Love - John Farnham
04 - Name of the Game - Dan Hartman
05 - Fletch Theme - Harold Faltermeyer
06 - A Letter to Both sides - The Fixx
07 - Is It Over - Kim Wilde
08 - Diggin' In - Harold Faltermeyer
09 - Exotic Skates - Harold Faltermeyer
10 - Running for Love (Instrumental) - Harold Faltermeyer

11 - Fletch Theme (Single Version) - Harold Faltermeyer
12 - Fletch Theme (12 inch M&M Mix) - Harold Faltermeyer


Friday, 24 July 2009

Alison Moyet - Weak in The Presence of Beauty

'Weak in The Presence of Beauty' is the seventh single release by Alison Moyet and was released in 1987. The single was the first release Moyet's second album Raindancing released in the same year.

The single reached number 6 in the UK singles Chart.

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Single Version
Extended Remix


Alison Moyet - Weak in the Presence of Beauty - Video

Alison Moyet - That Ole Devil Called Love

In 1985 Alison Moyet also released a single not featured on the album Alf. The single was a cover of the standard Billie Holiday 'That Ole Devil Called Love'.

The single climbed to number 2 on the UK singles chart (it remains Moyet's highest-charting UK single).

Another fantastic track by Moyet. Loved this when it was released and still do. Such a great voice.

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Single Version
Don't Burn Down The Bridge
That Ole Devil Called Love - Live - from the limited double single
Twisting The Knife - Live - from the limited double single


Alison Moyet - That Ole Devil Called Love - Video

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Alison Moyet - All Cried Out

'All Cried Out' was released in 1984 by the great singer songwritter Alison Moyet. It was produced by Jolley and Swain for Moyet's debut studio album Alf (1984).

Released as the album's second single, the track peaked at number 7 in the Irish Singles Chart and number 8 in the UK singles Chart, while also reaching number 15 in Switzerland and 24 in Germany.

I loved this single just as much as I loved the album. I was surprised to find out years later that the album is not one of Alison Moyet's favs as she does not like the songs on the album. I know that it was not the type of music she wanted to do after splitting with Yazoo but I feel that this album show case her voice very well and is a very good feel good album for me.

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Extended Version
AJ's Razor Mix
Andrea G-Brasc Remix
Hardcore Instrumental Mix


Alison Moyet - All Cried Out - Video

Level 42 - Hot Water

'Hot Water' is a single released in 1984 by Level 42. It was one of the few recognized songs from the album True Colours, after reaching number 18 on the UK Singles Chart.

In 1985, 'Hot Water' and another True Colours song, 'The Chant Has Begun,' were tacked onto the US version of Level 42's breakthrough album, World Machine, in place of 'I Sleep On My Heart,' 'Dream Crazy' (which only appeared on the European CD version of the album), and 'Coup D'Etat'.

'Hot Water' was released as the US follow up single to the World Machine breakthrough single, 'Something About You' in 1986; it peaked at number 87.

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Live The Tube 1984
Single Version
12 inch Extended Version
Standing In The Light - B-Side


Level 42 - Hot Water - Live

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Level 42 - Something About You

'Something About You' is a single released by British Jazz funk band Level 42 in 1985, in advance of its inclusion on the album World Machine the same year. The song was written by Mark King, Mike Lindup, Phil Gould, Boon Gould and Wally Badarou.

'Something About You' was released in several countries beyond the United Kingdom, including United States, Germany, Italy, Canada and many countries of South America and Asia. It is the only Level 42 song to be a top ten hit in the United States, where it reached number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart; and is their second top 10 in the United Kingdom, reaching number 6 on the UK Singles Chart.

The music video is directed by Stuart Orme, who also directed videos for the Level 42 songs 'Lessons in Love' and "'Running in the Family'. The music video appears in their video album Family of Five, released in 1987.

Mark King is characterized as a dark magician, it represents the negative side of the relationship of Mike Lindup, Phil, and Boon Gould with their girlfriends; all played by actress Cherie Lunghi.

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Single Version
Shep Pettibone Mix
Sisa Mix
Original Extended Club Mix
Coup D'Etat (Version) - B-Side


Level 42 - Something About You - Video

Level 42 - Running In The Family - Single

'Running in the Family' is a single released in 1987 by the UK band Level 42, from the album Running in the Family. The song had different lyrics when sung at the Wembley Arena in 1986. It was then popped up for the release of the single which had significant success, reaching number 6 on the UK Singles Chart, but only reaching number 83 in the United States. It was part of a series of single successes by the group and brought Level 42 fame in countries where they were previously little-known, such as the United States, Germany and Norway.

The music video was recorded on a multi-coloured platform, which rotated in the same manner as a vinyl record. It features all the contemporary members of the band: Mark King, Mike Lindup, Boon Gould and Phil Gould. The musicians take turns in switching between "active" when they are performing, and "inactive", where they stand perfectly still as if a coloured statue, when they are not. The video was produced by Wally Badarou.

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Extended Version
Single Version
Dream Crazy - B-Side


Level 42 - Running In The Family - Video

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Tears For Fears - Head Over Heels

'Head over heels' was the fourth single taken from Tears for fears' second album 'Songs from the big chair'. The track was remixed for the single, because on the album the track segued from a studio recording of the track 'Broken' and into a live recording of that same track. Roland Orzabal commented about the song: 'It is basically a love song and one of the most simple tracks that Tears for Fears have ever recorded. It is a love song that goes a bit perverse at the end.'

The single performed well in the UK singles chart, peaking at number 12, but in the US Billboard Hot 100 it fared even better: it reached number 3. The music video is centered around Roland Orzabal's attempts to get the attention of a librarian (played by a Canadian model), while a variety of characters (many played by the rest of the band) take part in shenanigans in the library. The final scene shows Orzabal and the librarian as an older married couple. The video was filmed at the Emmanuel College Library in Toronto, Canada.

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Single Version
Preacher Mix
Dave Bascombe's 7 inch Mix
Power Mix
Hip Hop Mix
When in love with a blind Man - B-Side


Tears For Fears - Head Over Heels - Video

Tears For Fears - I Believe

'I believe (A soulful re-recording)' was the fifth single taken from Tears for Fears' 1984 album 'Songs from the big chair'. It became their ninth UK Top 40 hit, peaking at number 23. The song also reached the Top 10 in Ireland.

The song was written by Roland Orzabal who had originally planned to offer it to British musician Robert Wyatt to record, though it was later decided that Tears for Fears would record the song themselves. A cover of Robert Wyatt's 'Sea song' served as the single's B-side. Although the single was not released in America, this re-recording of the song was done in the midst of the band's 1985 American tour.

Click on the link below to download the following:
A Soulfull Re-Recording - Single Version
Album Version
Sea Song - B-side


Tears For Fears - I Believe - Video

Monday, 20 July 2009

E.G. Daily - Love In The Shadows

After E.G. Daily reached the chart in several countries with 'Say it say it', a second single was taken from her 1985 album 'Wild child': 'Love in the shadows'. The single proved less successful, as it did not chart in any territory.

However, the song was used in the movie 'Thief of hearts', released roughly around the same time.

I know that a video was made for this but I do not have it. If someone has it to share then please let me know.

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12 inch Mix
Dub Version
Remix Version

Solar City Big room Mix


Melissa Manchester - Thief Of Hearts - Single

Melissa Manchester was born in the Bronx area of New York city to a musical family of Jewish descent. Her father was a bassoonist for the New York Metropolitan Opera. Manchester started a singing career at an early age, learning the piano and harpsichord at the Manhattan School of Music and Arts, singing commercial jingles at age 15, and becoming a staff writer for Chappell Music while attending Manhattan's High School of Performing Arts.

'Thief of Hearts' is From the 1984 film produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer. The song reached number 86 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 18 on the US Adult Contemporary Chart. The dance version is remixed by legendary remixer John "Jellybean" Benitez. And the song was Produced by, Giorgio Moroder and Harold Faltermeyer. The single was not released in the UK but was released in Germany and Spain.

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Single Version
Ultraheart 12 inch Remix
12 inch Mix
Instrumental Long Version
Dance Mix


Melissa Manchester - Thief Of Hearts - Video

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Jermaine Stewart - Get Lucky

Born in Columbus, Ohio, to parents Ethel M. Stewart and Eugene Stewart, Jermaine always enjoyed dancing and in school would often give dance lessons to other children for $1 a lesson. In 1972, the Stewart family moved to Chicago, Illinois, where he took his first steps toward a career in entertainment. This was followed by a stint on Soul Train as a dancer.

Soon he became a backup singer and dancer for several artists such as The Chi-Lites, The Staple Singers and Shalamar while recording backup vocals for such artists as Culture Club. He was featured prominently on the group's 1983 album Colour by Numbers and as a result the group used their influence to help him land a solo recording deal with Arista Records.

'Get Lucky' was the 2nd single released from Jermaine Stewart's 1987 album 'Say it again' the album production was handled largely by André Cymone who had previously worked with Prince and Jody Watley. The result was a collection of danceable pop and dance funk tracks. 'Get Lucky' reached number 13 in the UK and was given the remix treatment from the production company behind such hits as 'You Spin Me Round' by Dead or Alive and Rick Astley's 'Never Gonna Give You Up.' After a long illness, Stewart died in 1997 of liver cancer complications attributed to AIDS.

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Extended Remix
Single Version
Imagine - B-Side
Say It Again - The Jingle Mix - B-Side


Jermaine Stewart - Get Lucky - Video

Harold Faltermeyer - Thief Of Hearts - Soundtrack

Thief of Hearts is a 1984 film produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer. It was written and directed by Douglas Day Stewart.
A burglar; Scott (Steven Bauer), robs the home of a couple. One of the items he takes is the wife's (Barbara Williams) diary. Scott begins to read the diary and discovers that the wife, Mickey, yearns for a more interesting life. The diary is full of her fantasies and dreams, and soon Scott plans to turn these into reality. Scott uses his inside knowledge to seduce Mickey, and the forbidden romance blossoms. This movie also stars a very young David Caruso.

Harold Faltermeyer was writting music for movies when early on in his career he created arguably one of his finest works for the 1984's Thief Of Hearts film (a highly sought after CD with noteworthy electronic scoring and songs for Melissa Manchester, Annabella Lwin, Elizabeth Daily and others).

I had not heard of this movie or it's soundtrack at the time untill I bought the film for Mark as he loved the music and movie. I enjoyed the movie but felt that the music was much better as it brings in good songs and greats an atmosphere with the musical pieces. It took a while to finally get the soundtrack as it is very hard to find but here it is for you all. Hope you enjoy it.

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01 - Thief of Hearts - Performed by Melisa Manchester - Music by Giorgio Moroder
02 - Love In The Shadows - Performed by Elizabeth Daily - Music by Harold Faltermeyer
03 - Stolen Secrets - Performed by Harold Faltermeyer
04 - Tear Me Up - Performed by Darwun - Music by Richard Kosinski
05 - Love theme from "Thief of Hearts" (Instrumental) - Performed by Harold Faltermeyer
06 - Just Imagine (Way Beyond Fear) - Performed by Beth Anderson and Joe Esposito - Music by Harold Faltermyer
07 - Passion Play - Performed by Annabella Lwin - Music by Harold Faltermeyer
08 - Thief of Hearts (instrumental) - Performed by Harold Faltermeyer
09 - Collage (instrumental) - Performed by Harold Faltermeyer
10 - Final Confrontation - Performed by Harold Faltermeyer


Saturday, 18 July 2009

Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls

Neil Tennent, an editor of the British pop magazine Smash Hits, and Chris Lowe, an architecture student, met at an electronics shop in London in August 1981, they became friends, and started to write and record songs together.

In 1983, Tennant met producer Bobby Orlando, while on an assignment in New York interviewing Sting for Smash Hits. After listening to some demos, Orlando offered to produce for the duo.

In 1984, the duo recorded three songs with Orlando, at Unique Studios in New York, 'West End Girls', 'Opportunites (Let's Make Lots Of Money)', and 'One More Chance'. Orlando played most of the instruments in the song, including the jazz riff at the end. Lowe played one chord and the bassline. It included a drum part lifted from Michael Jackson's 'Billie Jean', and an arrangement involving what Tennant called "Barry White' chords". Orlando was thrilled by the song's production; his idea was to make a rap record in a British accent.

In April 1984, 'West End Girls' was released, becoming a club hit in Los Angeles and San Francisco, and a minor dance hit in Belgium, and France, but was only available in the United Kingdom as a 12 inch import.

In March 1985, after long negotiations, Pet Shop Boys cut their contractual ties with Orlando, and hired manager Tom Watkins, who signed them with EMI. They re-recorded 'West End Girls' with producer Stephen Hague, and re-released the song in late 1985, topping the charts in both the UK and the U.S.

Tennant started to write the song when he was staying at his cousin's house in Nottingham while watching a gangster film. Just when he was going to sleep, he came up with the lines: "Sometimes you're better off dead, there's a gun in your hand and it's pointing at your head".

The lyrics were inspired by T.S. Elliot's poem The Waste Land, particularly in the use of different narrative voices and arcane references

The video was directed by Andy Morahan and Eric Watson, and consists of shots of the duo around London. The video was nominated for Best New Artist in a Video at the 1986MTV Video Music Awards, but lost to A-Ha's 'Take On Me:.

Click the link below to download the following:
Original 7 inch Version
10 inch Version
Acid House Mix
Nouvelle Version Remix 1986 - Single Version
Remix 1986
Shep Pettibone Mastermix
Dub Version
James Brown Mix
West End Dub
Montreal 12 inch Mix
Remix 2005
Montreal Dub
It Couldn't Happen Here Movie Mix
Bobby O Extended Version
Disconect Edit
Extended Club Mix
Original Mix
Sasha Remix
Snatch Mix
StreetLab Remix
House Mix

Pet Shop Boys - Extended Version - 1984 Edition B-Side
Pet Shop Boys - Single Version - 1984 Edition B-Side
A Man Could Get Arrested - Single Version - 1985 Edition B-Side
A Man Could Get Arrested - Alternate Version - 1985 Edition B-Side
Sunglasses - B-Side To Sunglasses Remix Edition
One More Chance (Dub Mix) - 2nd B-Side on Sunglasses Remix Edition


Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls - Video

Adam And The Ants - Prince Charming

'Prince Charming' was a UK number one single for four weeks in September 1981 for adam And The Ants. Written by Marco Pirroni and Adam Ant it was their second number one single. It has musical similarities to Rolf Harris's 1965 song "War Canoe". 'Prince Charming' was the second single from the album of the same name.

The video was notable for its extravagant production. It featured a swashbuckling Adam Ant, in flamboyant Regency clothes, performing a much imitated arm-crossing dance. The video also featured Diana Dors in one of her last on-screen performances.

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Single Version
Christian D'Or - B-Side


Adam And The Ants - Prince Charming - Video

Friday, 17 July 2009

Pet Shop Boys and Dusty Springfield - What Have I Done To Deserve This

In 1987, Pet Shop Boys offered an invatation for Dusty Springfield to sing with the duo's Neil Tennent on their single 'what have I Done to Deserve This?' and appear on the promotional video.

When released as a single in late 1987, it peaked at number 2 in the UK Singles Charts and at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the fourth Top Ten hit for Pet Shop Boys as well as the biggest hit of Springfield's career in the U.S. The single made it to number 1 on the Irish singles chart, where it was Pet Shop Boys' second number 1 hit in the space of just six weeks.

The song subsequently appeared on the Pet Shop Boys 'Actually' album and both Their's and Dusty's greatest Hits Collections.

The song's success helped revive Springfield's career and led to a resurgence of interest in her music.

Click the link below to download the following:
Extended Version
Disco Mix
Shep Pettibone Version

A New Life - B-side


Pet Shop Boys and Dusty Springfield - What Have I - Video

Dusty Springfield - In Private

'In Private' was the third single in a row to be a charting success for Dusty Springfield, after nearly two decades of little if any chart success. Both 'In Private' and Springfield's previous single, 'Nothing Has Been Proved' were produced by Pet Shop Boys, who helped return Springfield to prominence with their 1987 hit collaboration 'What Have I done To Deserve This?'.

Both Springfield singles were included on her 1990 album Reputation. The single peaked at number 14 in the UK Singles Chart. Though not released as a single in America, it proved to be popular with club DJs on both sides of the Atlantic, and charted on the Hot 100 Dance/Club Play charts, also at number 14.

A separate remix single with an orange cover - as opposed to the other formats' colours green (also used for 12" and 7" versions) and purple (for the CD single) - was also released both on 12" and CD in certain territories, featuring three radically rearranged and remixed dance versions by Shep Pettibone.

Click the link below to download the following:
12 inch Extended Version
Soundbunker Remix
Bonus Beats Mix - bu Shep Pettibone
Dub Version - by Shep Pettibone
Remix Version - By Shep Pettibone


Dusty Springfield - In Private - Video

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Dusty Springfild - Nothing Has Been Proved

'Nothing Has Been Proved' is a single released by British singer Dusty Springfield, and produced by the Pet Shop Boys. The song was the second collaboration between Springfield and Pet Shop Boys, following their UK number 1 and US number 2 hit duet 'What Have I Done To Deserve This?' in 1987.

'Nothing Has Been Proved' was composed for the 1989 film Scandal, an account of the so called Profumo Affair, a British public scandal in 1963 which profoundly affected the ruling Conservative Party government. The lyrics of the song describe the actual course of the events and mention the main characters involved; Mandy Rice-Davies, Christine Keeler and Stephen Ward. The song also includes the line "Please Please Me's number one", a reference to The Beatles' charttopping debut single released in January of 1963.

'Nothing Has Been Proved' was later included as a track on Springfield's successful comeback album Reputation, released in 1990.'Nothing Has Been Proved' made number 16 in the UK Singles Chart and led to further chart success for Springfield.

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The Video
Single Version
Dance Mix
Pet Shop Boys Demo Used to introduce song to Dusty


Dusty Springfield - Nothing Has Been Proved - TOTP Performance

Duran Duran - The Reflex

'The Reflex' is the eleventh single by Duran Duran, released worldwide on 16th April 1984. The song was heavily remixed for single release and was the third and last to be taken from their third album Seven and the Ragged Tiger.

'The Reflex' became the band's most successful single. It was their second single to top the UK Singles Chart, after 'Is There Something I Should Know?' in 1983, and would prove to be their last UK number 1. It was also Duran Duran's first single to hit number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 (for two weeks) on 23rd June 1984, and became a huge hit internationally. The band wanted it to be the lead single from Seven and the Ragged Tiger, but their label didn't like the warbling singing during the "why don't you use it" segments, thinking this would hinder its success as a stand alone single track.

The remixes for both the 7" and 12" singles were done by Nile Rodgers, of Chic fame. It was his first work with the band, and he would later go on to produce 'The Wild Boys' single as well as the album Notorious (1986) and several tracks on Astronaut (2004).

Producer Ian Little recalls the sound Nick Rhodes came up with on his roland Jupiter 8 keyboard: "...whenever I hear that steel-drum part it always brings a smile to my face because it's so out of tune. Steel drums always are, but it was exactly right in terms of rhythm and tone. So a wood-block sound was mixed in to make it even more percussive and, Bob's your uncle, it did the job. lack

The video for 'The Reflex' was shot during the Sing Blue Silver tour at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Ontario on 5th March 1984. Director Russell Mulcahy filmed some of the closeup footage in the indoor arena that afternoon, and the rest was filmed live during that evening's concert.

'The Reflex' is primarily a concert video, accurately portraying Duran Duran's Sing Blue Silver tour performance style. However, in keeping with the band's insistence that their videos "never be ordinary", the video screen above the stage displayed bits of naked models wearing collars and chains illuminated with black light, occasionally interrupted by computerized video white noise. At one point, a waterfall appears to pour out of the video screen above the stage to soak the audience. The computer graphics used to achieve this were cutting edge at the time, but rapid advancement in the field quickly made the effect look dated.

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Album Version
Extended Club Mix
Dance Mix Edit
Dance Mix

Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) (Recorded Live At Hammersmith Odeon) - B-Side


Duran Duran - The Reflex - Video

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Loose Ends - So Where Are You - Album

'So Where Are You?' is the second album released by loose Ends. It reached number 189 on the U.S. charts and number 13 in the UK Albums Charts in 1985. It features the hits, 'Magic Touch' and a cover of David Bowie's 'Golden Years'. The hit single 'Hanging on a String (Contemplating)', which had appeared on the U.S. edition of the previous album, 'A Little Spice' was included on the UK version of 'So where Are You'.

01 - Magic Touch
02 - A New Horizon
03 - If My Lovin' Makes You Hot
04 - So Where Are You?
05 - Golden Years
06 - Hangin' on a String (Contemplating)
07 - Give It All You Got
08 - The Sweetest Pain
09 - You Can't Stop The Rain
10 - Silent Talking

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Duran Duran - The Wild Boys

'The Wild Boys' is the twelfth single by Duran Duran, released in October 1984. The song was the only studio track on the live album Arena, and was produced by Nile Rodgers, who had previously remixed the single 'The Reflex'. It was recorded at the end of July 1984 at Maison Rouge studios in London.

'The Wild Boys' became one of the band's biggest hits, reaching number 2 on the UK Singles Chart and American Billboard Hot 100, and hitting number 1 on the German charts and the Canadian CHUM Chart. It became the band's biggest charting single in Australia, reaching number 3.

The idea for the song came from longtime Duran Duran video director Russell Mulcahy, who wanted to make a full-length feature film based on the surreal and sexual 1971 novel The Wild Boys: A Book Of The Dead by William S. burroughs. He suggested that the band might create a modern soundtrack for the film in the same way that Queen would later provide a rock soundtrack for Mulcahy's 1986 movie Highlander. Singer Simon Le Bon began writing some lyrics based on Mulcahy's quick synopsis of the book, and the band created a harsh-sounding instrumental backdrop for them.

The single was issued with six separate collectible covers - one featuring each individual band member and one of the band collectively.

The video for 'The Wild Boys' was directed by Russell Mulcahy. The cost totalled well over half a million pounds, a staggering sum for music videos at the time, as his design filled one entire end of the "007 stage" at Pinewood Studios with a metal pyramid and a windmill over a deep enclosed pool, and called for a lifelike robotic face, dozens of elaborate costumes, prosthetics, and makeup effects, and then-cutting-edge computer graphics. The choreography of dance routines, intricate stunts and fire effects added to the cost. Mulcahy meant the video to be a teaser for his full-length Burroughs film, demonstrating his vision to the movie studios he was wooing, but that project was never made.

The video featured all of the band members imprisoned and in peril, wearing uncharacteristically rough and ragged outfits similar to the pieced-together clothing of the film Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior. John Taylor was strapped to the roof of a Mercedes-Benz car suffering a psycho-torture with pics of his childhood and early past, Nick Rhodes was caged with a pile of computer equipment, Roger Taylor was put in a hot-air baloon that was tangling from the ceiling, leaving him high off the ground, and Andy Taylor was bound (guitar and all) to a ship's figurehead. Singer Simon Le Bon, strapped to the spinning windmill which dunked his head beneath the water with each revolution, supposedly found himself in real difficulty when the windmill stopped with his head underwater. He was given a tube to breathe through and the issue was promptly fixed, but the British tabloids had a field day exaggerating Le Bon's "near death experience". Le Bon himself has dismissed this story in more than one interview as an "urban myth", claiming nothing of the sort happened.

'The Wild Boys' was named Best British Video at the 1985 BRIT Awards.

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Extended Mix
The Wild Boys - 45
Extended Live Version
I'm Looking for Cracks In The Pavement - B-Side


Duran Duran - The Wild Boys - Video Long Version

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Timerider - Invader

This was the 2nd single release from the band, as far as I am awaire. Another Euro Camp Pop that is ever popular and great to listen to. Hope you enjoy.

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Single Version
Space Iwan - B-Side


Breathe - How Can I Fall

'How Can I Fall?' is the title of a 1988 song by Breathe. The song was written by group members David Glasper and Marcus Lillington and appears on their debut album, All That Jazz.

Released as the third single from the album in the UK the song peaked at number 48 on the UK singles Chart.

However, released as the second single from this album in the US, 'How Can I Fall?' peaked at number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in December 1988 and spent 16 weeks in the Top 40. The song went to number 1 on the Billboard adult contemporary chart, Breathe's only single to accomplish this feat.

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Single Version
Extended Remix
US Remix
All This I Should Have Known - B-Side


Breathe - How Can I Fall - Video

Monday, 13 July 2009

Breathe - All This I Should Have Known

Much of Breathe's notoriety was garnered from the emotional, heartfelt strength of several ballads. 'All This I Should Have Known' is but one of three songs toting such potent sentiment. Their debut release, 'All That Jazz' effectively set the pace for what would become the trio's legacy.

This was the last single to be released from the 'All That Jazz' album. This single failed to make it into the UK and US singles chart.

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Album Version

Timerider - Cocoon

Published by All Boys Music Ltd, Distributed by Pinnacle'Cocoon' was first released in 1985.

In 1988 the single was used as the Theme song from the Granada TV Show "The Hitman & Her" and was also used in the film "The Fruit Machine" starring Robbie Coltraine.

I have included a video for this to download but not sure if this is official or a fan made video. I feel that it is fan made.

This is classic Camp euro pop which was very popular, especially in Europe and which is still good today.

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Video - possibly fan made
5.29 Single Version
6.09 Dance Mix
Timerider - B-Side

Requested by Dave Brummy - Will also post the bands other single release tomorrow.


Sunday, 12 July 2009

Breathe - Any Trick

The U.K. quartet Breathe was the most popular of several late -'80s acts like Waterfront and Johnny Hates Jazz, which combined lush easy listening pop with a light George Michael-style touch of R&B.
Breathe was just as derivative as its counterparts, but vocalist David Glasper was gifted with a warm, pitch-perfect voice.

'Any Trick' is a lesser known track released from the bands widely succesful 'All That Jazz' album. Released in 1988 the track has a funky dance beat and David Glasper's brilliant vocal. Unfortunatly the single failed to make it into the UK and US singles charts. A fantastic treat, and a classic lost 80's gem.

I don't know if this single ever had a video for it. I assumed that there was one but have never seen it. If anyone has this to share then please let me know.

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Club Mix
Radio Mix
Make It Funky - B-Side


Adam And The Ants - Stand And Deliver

'Stand and Deliver' was Adam and the Ants' most successful single. It entered the UK Top 40 at Number One and stayed there for five weeks. It was featured on their Prince Charming album. The lyric "stand and deliver - your money or your life" was a phrase commonly used by highwaymen in eighteenth century England during robberies.

The song's video features Adam Ant dressed as a "dandy highwayman" who is captured and escapes being hanged from the gallows with help from his accomplices (his band members). The video's opening sequence of Adam Ant putting on his make-up before going out on a robbery became a defining visual image for Adam Ant in the years that followed. The video also has an early appearance by Amanda Donohoe who at the time was Adam's girlfriend.

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Single Version
Beat My Guest - B-Side


Adam And The Ants - Stand And Deliver - Video

Saturday, 11 July 2009

Breathe - Jonah

‘Jonah’, by Breathe, was taken from their versatile debut album ‘All That Jazz’, was chosen as the follow-up single to the Top 5 hit ‘Hands to Heaven’ in 1988.

This single is an uptempo mix of powerful pop and laid-back charm effortlessly displaying the strong vocal talents of lead singer David Glasper and the band's solid musical structuring.

The song is a love song with Glasper's soulful voice riding over a bed of Hammond organ and propelled by a full Philadelphia-style horn section.

The video was made by Godley and Creme Productions. The single made it to number 60 in the UK Singles Chart but was not released in the US.
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Single Version
Extended Mix
Won't You Come Back - Extended Mix - B-Side

Breathe - Jonah - Video