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Monday, 31 August 2009

Level 42 - The Sun Goes Down (Living It Up)

'The Sun Goes Down (Living It Up)' is a single released in 1983 by Level 42. It is one of the few songs by the group which featured Mike Lindup on lead vocals (although Mark King did contribute as lead vocalist on this track).

After the success of The Chinese Way, and of the album The Pursuit of Accidents, Level 42 released a new album called Standing in the Light. The second single from the album was called 'The Sun Goes Down (Living It Up).

The song was outstanding in the bands career as it became a classic reaching Number 10 in the UK Singles charts in the summer of 1983, it became their first single to reach the top ten.

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Single Version
Extended Version
Can't Walk You Home - B-Side

Level 42 The Sun Goes Down (Living It Up) - Video

Eurythmics - Never Gonna Cry Again

'Never Gonna Cry Again' was the debut single release from Eurythmics, taken from their debut album 'In the Garden'. It achieved little commercial success, managing number 63 in UK singles chart, especially compared to Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart's previous hits with The Tourists.

The single release was accompanied by Eurythmics first music video, a medium for which they would later receive notable acclaim. As of 2009, the 'Never Gonna Cry Again' video remains commercially unavailable, although stills from it were used for the sleeve art of the 'In The Garden' album, and footage from it can also be seen during the song 'Jennifer' on the Sweet Dreams video album. The music video features Lennox walking about on a beach in a red dress.

The single sleeve design featured an eerie picture of Lennox made up to look like a gargoyle.

Co-produced by respected krautrock producer Conny Plank, the recordings also featured two members of krautrock band Can.

Musically, 'Never Gonna Cry Again' is a moody, melancholic number. It is notable for containing a flute solo performed by Annie Lennox, one of the few times that Lennox was to use the instrument in her pop career, despite having studied it at the prestigious Royal College of Music in London. The song also is based around a reggae style bass line, a musical trait that numerous new wave bands experimented with at the time.

The single's B-side, 'Le Sinistre', is an experimental piece, featuring musical arrangements more akin to a horror movie soundtrack than a pop record.

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Single Version
Le Sinestre - B-Side


Eurythmics - Never Gonna Cry Again - Video

Sunday, 30 August 2009

Dave Stewart And Barbara Gaskin - As Far As Dreams Can Go - Album

'As Far As Dreams Can Go' was an album released in 1988 in Japan only. It was another complilation of various tracks available on other albums at the time. Do not know if this made it inot the Japanese album charts. However it is a good collection and one that I hope you will like.

01 - The Locomotion

02 - Lenina Crowe
03 - (I Know) I'm Losing You
04 - Roads Girdle The Globe
05 - (Do I Figure) In Your Life?
06 - When The Guards Are Alseep
07 - Make Me Promises
08 - Do We See The Light Of Day
09 - As Far As Dreams Can Go

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Eurythmics - Belinda

'Belinda' was the second single from Eurythmics, lifted from their debut album 'In the Garden'. It was a commercial flop, despite being one of the more accessible and poppy songs on the album.

No music video was made for the single.

Produced with respected producer Conny Plank, and featured members of Can, and also Robert Görl of D.A.F., who was romantically linked to Lennox at the time.

The B-side, 'Heartbeat, Heartbeat', is a pounding uptempo krautrock number.

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Single Version
Heartbeat, Heartbeat - B-Side


Saturday, 29 August 2009

Dave Stewart And Barbara Gaskin - Up From The Dark - Album

1986's album 'Up From the Dark' collects a series of U.K. singles recorded by the husband-and-wife team of Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin.

'Up From The Dark' (which takes its name from the opening lyric of Dave Stewart's song 'Lenina Crowe') was Dave and Barbara's compilation of the duo's early work mixing tracks from 'Broken Records - The Singles' and 'As Far As Dreams Can Go'

01 - I'm In A Different World
02 - Leipzig
03 - It's My Party
04 - Lenina Crowe
05 - (Do I Figure) In Your Life
06 - Busy Doing Nothing
07 - (I Know) I'm Losing You
08 - Roads Girdle The Globe
09 - When The Guards Are Asleep
10 - The World Spins So Slow
11 - Siamese Cat Song
12 - Do We See The Light Of Day
13 - Henry And James
14 - As Far As Dreams Can Go

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Eurythmics - In The Garden - Album

'In the Garden' is the debut studio album by the British new wave duo Eurythmics, released in 1981.

It was co-produced with 'krautrock' producer Conny Plank, at his studio in Cologne, with numerous guest musicians. Plank had previously worked with the duo whilst they were in their previous band The Tourists.

Two singles were released from the album in the UK: 'Never Gonna Cry Again' and 'Belinda'. Neither the album nor the singles achieved much commercial success, although 'Never Gonna Cry Again' charted at number 63 in the UK singles chart.


01 - English Summer
02 - Belinda
03 - Take Me to Your Heart
04 - She's Invisible Now
05 - Your Time Will Come
06 - Caveman Head
07 - Never Gonna Cry Again
08 - All the Young (People of Today)
09 - Sing-Sing
10 - Revenge

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Friday, 28 August 2009

Dave Stewart And Barbara Gaskin - I'm In a Different World

1984 saw the 6th single release by Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin called 'I'm in a Different World' and is included on their 'Up from the Dark' album rleased the following year.
This is a ballad and is a pleasent song. Could not find if this charted at all. I don't think it did. Again can not remember if there ever was a video made. If any one knows these information let me know so I can add it here. Thank you.
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Single Version
Henry And James - B-Side

Adam And The Ants - Prince Charming - Album

Prince Charming is the third and final album by Adam and the Ants, released in 1981.

Unlike 'Kings of the Wild Frontier', Prince Charming showed the Ants moving away from their earlier Burundi drum style. It is also noticeable that this album is the first without Kevin Mooney, the bassist from 'Kings of the Wild Frontier'.

The album spawned three hits; 'Stand and Deliver', 'Prince Charming', and 'Ant Rap'.


01 - Scorpios
02 - Picasso Visita El Planeta De Los Simios
03 - Prince Charming
04 - Five Guns West
05 - That Voodoo!
06 - Stand And Deliver
07 - Mile High Club
08 - Ant Rap
09 - Mowhok
10 - S.E.X.
11 - The Lost Hawaiians - unlisted track

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Thursday, 27 August 2009

Dave Stewart And Barbara Gaskin - It's My Party

'It's My Party' was originally released by American singer Lesley Gore in 1963. This song hit number 1 on both the pop and rhythm and blues charts in the United States. In the U.K. 'It's My Party', peaked at number 9, becoming Gore's only major hit in the U.K.

In 1981 Dave Stewart recruited friend and former Hatfield backing vocalist Barbara Gaskin to record a version of the '60s teen lament 'It's My Party'. Released in the autumn of 1981, the single reached number 1 in Britain and Germany and topped the UK charts for four weeks.

The video also included Barbara Gaskins close friend Thomas Dolby as the man she has lost and is crying for,

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Single Version
Waiting in The Wings - B-Side


Dave Stewart And Barbara Gaskin - It's My Party - Video

Adam And The Ants- Ant Music

'Antmusic' was the third single released in the UK in 1980, from the hugely popular Adam and the Ants album 'Kings of the Wild Frontier'.

'Antmusic' fared better in the UK Singles Chart (than it's previous 2 singles) by peaking at number 2 in January 1981, being held off the top by the re-release of John Lennon's 'Imagine' after his murder in New York City in December 1980.

The video to 'Antmusic' featured the group playing in a discothèque with a giant juke box, and persuading the young audience to turn away from disco music and dance to the new-styled 'Ant-Music'.

The chart success of the single was even better in Australia, where it spent five weeks at No. 1, and earned the band platinum certification for sales of over 100,000. Adam and the Ants toured Australia in 1981 and appeared on influential TV pop show Countdown.

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Single Version
Fall In - B-Side


Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Dave Stewart And Barbara Gaskin - Locomotion

I had a request for this a while ago from Boom (sorry for delay)and it has taken me a little time to put it up here. I was putting up the 'it's My Party' track (that's the next one) as I just loved that but decided to kick off with this one instead. Hope you like it.

'The Loco-Motion' is a 1962 popular music song written by American songwriters Gerry Goffin and Carole King. The song is notable for appearing in the American Top 5 three times – each time in a different decade: for Eva Boyd (under the stage name Little Eva) during 1962 (U.S. number 1); for Grand Funk Railroad in 1974 (U.S. number 1); and for Kylie Minogue in 1988 (U.S. number 3, number 2 in the UK).

However there is a lesser know version. Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin recorded their version of the song in 1986. It became the duo's last hit, reaching number 70 on the UK singles chart.

Don't know if a video was ever made for this. If there is one and someone is willing to share then please let me know.

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Single Version
Extended Version
Derailed Mix
Make Me Promises - B-Side
Make Me Promosis - Extended B-Side


Ghostbusters - Soundtrack

Ghostbusters (titled on-screen as Ghost Busters) is a 1984 science-fiction comedy film written by co-stars Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis about three eccentric New York City parapsychologists-turned-ghost exterminators

The concept was inspired by Aykroyd's own fascination with the paranormal and it was conceived as a vehicle for himself and friend John Belushi.

The original story, as written by Aykroyd, was very different than what was eventually filmed. In that early version, a group of Ghostbusters travelled through time, space and other dimensions taking on huge ghosts (of which the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man was just one of many). Also, the Ghostbusters wore S.W.A.T.-like outfits and used wands instead of Proton Packs to fight the ghosts.

Aykroyd pitched his story to director / producer Ivan Reitman, who liked the basic idea but immediately saw the budgetary impossibilities demanded by Aykroyd's first draft. At Reitman's suggestion, the story was given a major overhaul, eventually evolving into the final screenplay which Aykroyd and Ramis hammered out over the course of three weeks. Aykroyd and Ramis initially wrote the script with roles written especially for Belushi, Eddie Murphy and John Candy. However, Belushi died during the writing of the screenplay, and neither Murphy nor Candy would commit to the movie, so Aykroyd and Ramis shifted some of these changes around and polished a basic, yet sci-fi oriented screenplay for their final draft.

In addition to Aykroyd's high-concept basic premise, and Ramis' skill at grounding the fantastic elements with a realistic setting, the film benefits from Bill Murray's semi-improvisational performance as Peter Venkman, the character initially intended for Belushi.

Louis Tully was originally conceived to be a conservative man in a business suit played by comedian John Candy, but with Candy unable to commit to the role, it was taken by Rick Moranis, portraying Louis as a geek. Gozer was originally going to appear in the form of Ivo Shandor as a slender, unremarkable man in a suit played by Paul Reubens. In the end, the role was played by Yugoslav model Slavitza Jovan.

Harold Ramis had no intention of acting in any role in the film as he planned on only helping Aykroyd write the screenplay. However, the crew struggled to cast the role of Egon Spengler, even after renowned actors such as Chevy Chase, Michael Keaton, Christopher Walken, John Lithgow, Christopher Lloyd, and Jeff Goldblum, were considered. Feeling he knew the character best since he created him, Ramis accepted the role of Egon. He credits this move in revitalizing his acting career, as Ramis had previously focused on off-screen work such as writing and directing.

Winston Zeddemore was written with Eddie Murphy in mind, but he had to decline the role as he was filming Beverly Hills Cop at the same time. If Murphy had been cast, Zeddemore would have been hired much earlier in the film, and would have accompanied the trio on their hunt for Slimer at the hotel and be slimed in place of Peter Venkman. When Ernie Hudson took over, it was decided that he be brought in later to indicate how the Ghostbusters were struggling to keep up with the outbreak of ghosts.

The film score was composed by Elmer Bernstein, contributing to the film were Peter Bernstein, David Spear and Patrick Russ.

The hit theme song, 'Ghostbusters', written and performed by Ray Parker, Jr. sparked the catchphrases "Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!" and "I ain't afraid of no ghost(s)". The song was a huge international hit.

The music video produced for the song is considered one of the key productions of the already booming music video industry, and was a number 1 MTV video. Directed by Ivan Reitman, produced by Jeffrey Abelson, and conceptualised by Keith Williams, the video integrated footage of the film in a specially designed, haunted house made entirely of neon. Film footage was intercut with a humorous performance by Parker, and featured cameo appearances by celebrities who joined in the call and response chorus.


Bill Murray as Dr. Peter Venkman
Dan Aykroyd as Dr. Raymond Stantz
Harold Ramis as Dr. Egon Spengler
Sigourney Weaver as Dana Barrett
Rick Moranis as Louis Tully
Annie Potts as Janine Melnitz
William Atherton as Walter Peck
Ernie Hudson as Winston Zeddemore
David Margulies as Mayor Lenny
Slavitza Jovan as Gozer (voiced by Paddi Edwards)
Ivan Reitman as Zuul, Slimer (voice)
Ruth Oliver as Ghost Librarian


01 - Ghostbusters - Ray Parker, Jr.
02 - Cleanin' Up the Town - The BusBoys
03 - Savin' the Day - Alessi Brothers
04 - In the Name of Love - Thompson Twins
05 - I Can Wait Forever - Air Supply
06 - Hot Night - Laura Branigan
07 - Magic - Mick Smiley
08 - Main Title Theme (Ghostbusters) - Elmer Bernstein
09 - Dana's Theme - Elmer Bernstein
10 - Ghostbusters [Instrumental] - Ray Parker, Jr.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Bonnie Tyler - Secret Dreams And forbidden Fire - Album

'Secret Dreams and Forbidden Fire' is the sixth studio album by Bonnie Tyler. Released in 1986, the album failed to reach the same level of success of Tyler's 1983 hit album 'Faster Than The speed Of Night', and peaked at nnumber 24 on the UK album chart and nnumber 106 in the US, thought the album gained some success in continental Europe.

Like its predecessor, it is produced by Jim Steinman and it features four of his songs. Among them are 'Ravishing,' the duet 'Loving You's a Dirty Job (But Somebody's Gotta Do It)' (with Todd Rundgren) and the hit 'Holding Out for a Hero', which was previously included on the soundtrack of the movie Footloose.


01 - Ravishing
02 - If you Were A Woman and I Was A Man
03 - Loving You's a Dirty Job but Somebody's Gotta Do It - Duet: Todd Rundgren
04 - No Way to Treat a Lady
05 - Band of Gold
06 - Rebel Without a Clue
07 - Lovers Again
08 - Before This Night Is Through
09 - Holding Out for A Hero

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Ray Parker Jr - Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters" is a 1984 song recorded by Ray Parker, Jr. as the theme to the film of the same name that starred Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd.

It hit number two on the UK singles Chart and number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

According to Parker, he was approached by the film's producers to create a theme song for the film. Unfortunately, he only had a few days to do so and the film's title seemed impossible to include in any lyrics. However, when watching television late at night, Parker saw a cheap commercial for a local service that reminded him that the film had a similar commercial featured for the fictional business. This inspired him to write the song as a pseudo-advertising jingle that the business could have commissioned as a promotion.

A music video for the song featured a young woman, played by Cindy Harrell, who was being haunted by a ghost portrayed by Parker, roaming a nearly all-black house interior with vibrant neon designs outlining the sparse architectural and industrial features. It also contained footage from the film Ghostbusters, and featured cameos from famous celebrities such as Chevy Chase, Irene Cara, John Candy, Melissa Gilbert, Jeffrey Tambor, George Wendt, Al Franken, Danny DeVito, Carly Simon, Peter Falk and Teri Garr, all exclaiming the "Ghostbusters!" line in the song.

The video concludes with Parker and the stars of the film, in full Ghostbuster costume, dancing down the streets of New York City.

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Short Version
Dub Version
Extended Version
Vocoder Mix
Laidback Luke Remix
Streetlife DJ Remix
MJ's Remix
DJ Raff Version


Ray Parker Jr - Ghostbusters - Video

Monday, 24 August 2009

Bonnie Tyler - Faster Than The Speed Of Night - Album

'Faster Than the Speed of Night' is an album by Bonnie Tyler and was released in April 1983. Her fifth album, and her most successful, it includes her UK and US number 1 hit 'Total Eclipse of the Heart'.

The album entered the UK album charts at No.1, a position it held for one week. It peaked at nnumber 4 in the U.S.

Tyler earned herself two Grammy nominations for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for 'Faster Than the Speed of Night', and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for 'Total Eclipse of the Heart'.


01 - Have You Ever Seen The Rain
02 - Faster Than The Speed Of Night
03 - Getting So Excited
04 - Total Eclipse of the Heart
05 - It's A Jungle Out There
06 - Going Through The Motions
07 - Tears - Duet with Frankie Miller
08 - Take Me Back
09 - Straight From The Heart

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Animotion - Strange Behavior - Album

Animotion released their 2nd album ' Strange Behavior' in 1986. Session keyboardist Greg Smith, who had played on the band's debut, became an official member of the band prior to the recording of the follow-up album, 'Strange Behavior', which also saw Jim Blair replacing O'Brien on the drum kit.

While several singles were released from this album, its success paled in comparison to the debut as it failed to chart in the UK and only making number 71 in the US Album Charts. However the album did better in europe by making it to number 19 in germany and number 21 in Switzerland.


01 - I Want You
02 - I Engineer
03 - Strange Behavior
04 - Stealing Time
05 - Anxiety
06 - Out Of Control
07 - Stranded
08 - The Essence
09 - One Step Ahead
10 - Staring Down The Demons

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Sunday, 23 August 2009

Animotion - Let Him Go

'Let Him go' was animotions 2nd single. It followed the international hit 'Obsession'. this single did not do as well as their previous hit as it made it to number 39 in the US Billboard Hot 100 but only managed to make it to number 78 in the UK singles Chart.

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Album Version
7 inch Version
Club Mix
Holding You - B-Side


Animotion - Let Him Go - Video

The Lost Boys - Soundtrack

The Lost Boys is a 1987 America horror film about two young Arizonans who move to California and end up fighting a gang of teenage vampires. The film was directed by Joel Schumacher and started:

Jason Patric as Michael Emerson
Kiefer Sutherland as David
Corey Haim as Sam Emerson
Dianne West as Lucy Emerson
Barnard Hughes as Grandpa Emerson
Edward Harrmann as Max
Jami Gertz as Star
Cory Feldman as Edgar Frog
Jamison Newlander as Alan Frog
Brooke McCarter as Paul
Billy Wirth as Dwayne
Alex Winter as Marko

Thomas Newman wrote the film score to be an eerie blend of orchestra and organ arrangement while the music soundtrack contains a number of notable songs and several covers, including 'Good Times', a duet between INXS and former Cold Chisel lead singer Jimmy Barnes which reached number 1 on the Australian charts in early 1987. This cover version of a 1960s Australian hit by the Easybeats was originally recorded to promote the Australian Made tour of Australia in early 1987, headlined by INXS and Barnes.

Tim Capello's cover of The Calls #I Still Believe' was featured in the film as well as on the soundtrack. Tim Capello makes a small cameo appearance in the movie playing the song at the Santa Carla boardwalk, with his saxophone and trademark bodybuilder muscles on display.

The soundtrack also features a cover version of The Doors' song 'People Are Strange' by Echo and the Bunnymen. The song as it featured in the movie is an alternate, shortened version with a slightly different music arrangement. This version has not been released as of yet.

Lou Gramm, the famed lead singer of Foreigner, also recorded 'Lost in the Shadows' for the soundtrack, along with a video which featured clips from the film. The theme song, 'Cry Little sister', was originally recorded by Gerard McMahon (under his pseudonym of Gerard McMann) for the soundtrack, and later re-released on his self-titled album 'G Tom Mac' in 2000. In the sequel of the film the theme song 'Cry Little Sister' was covered by a Seattle based rock band Aiden.

01 - Good Times by INXS and Jimmy Barnes
02 - Lost in the Shadows (The Lost Boys) by Lou Gramm
03 - Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me by Roger Daltrey
04 - Laying Down the Law by INXS and Jimmy Barnes
05 - People Are Strange by Echo & the Bunnymen
06 - Cry Little Sister (Theme from The Lost Boys) by Gerard McMann
07 - Power Play by Eddie & the Tide
08 - I Still Believe by Tim Cappello
09 - Beauty Has Her Way by Mummy Calls
10 - To the Shock of Miss Louise by Thomas Newman

Have to say that I just loved the film and the music was just great. I love vampire movies and books so this film fitted in well and worked well. The music was dark but I loved it. Still one of my favs today.

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Saturday, 22 August 2009

Animotion - Animotion Album

Animotion originally had six members, four of whom (lead singler Astrid Plane, keyboardist Paul Antonelli, bassist Charles Ottavio, and drummer Frenchy O'Brien) had originally been members of the band Red Zone.

After the demise of that band, the four aforementioned members set about creating a new group. Lead singer / guitarist Bill Wadhams joined soon thereafter to co-front the new band with Plane.

After the formation of Animotion around this nucleus, lead guitarist Don Kirkpatrick was brought on board, completing the line-up. They released their self-titled debut album in 1984. The following year, a single from this album, 'Obsession' brought the band international success, making it to number 5 in the UK Singles Chart and became the band's first US Billboard Hot 100 Top Ten single. The follow-up single from this album, 'Let Him Go' also cracked the U.S. Top 40. but only made number 78 in the UK.

01 - Obsession
02 - Let Him Go
03 - Everything's Leading To You
04 - Turn Around
05 - Fun fun fun
06- Tremble
07 - Holding you
08 - Run To Me
09 - Open Door

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Torch Song Trilogy - Soundtrack

I have recently posted some soundtracks to films that I have in my collection that other people had requested. This got me to thinking that I would like to do some posts charting the movies that I loved back in the 80's.
So this is the first in an ongoing series of posts about the films that I loved and were special to me. Starting with.......

Torch Song Trilogy is a 1988 comedy / drama / romance adapted by Harvey Fierstein from his play of the same title. The film was directed by Paul Bogart, starring Fierstein as Arnold, Anne Bancroft as Ma Beckoff, Matthew Broderick as Alan, Brian Kerwin as Ed, and Eddie Castrodad as David.

Wanting to highlight the work of female impersonator Charles Pierce, Fierstein created the role of Bertha Venation specifically for him. Broderick originally refused the role of Alan because he was recuperating from an automobile accident in Ireland. Tate Donavan was cast, but two days into the rehearsal period Broderick had a change of heart and contacted Fierstein, who fired Donovan.

Although the play was over four hours, the film was restricted to a running time of two hours at the insistence of New Line Cinema, necessitating much editing and excisions. The time frame was regressed to begin several years earlier than when the play was set.

Anne Bancroft as Ma Beckoff
Matthew Broderick as Alan Simon
Harvey Fierstein as Arnold Beckoff
Brian Kerwin as Ed Reese
Karen Young as Laurel
Eddie Castrodad as David
Ken Page as Murray
Charles Pierce as Bertha Venation
Axel Vera as Marina Del Ray

This is one of my all time fav movies as it winds through the hardship and fun of a gay man trying to live. This was on around the time when I was trying to come to terms with myself being gay. This film in some way captured me and made me think that it was OK to be gay.

01 - 'S Wonderful - Count Basie Orchestra, Joe Williams
02 - Dames - Harvey Fierstein, , Nick Montgomery, Robert Neary, Ken Page,
Charles Pierce, Axel Vera
03 - But Not For Me - Billie Holiday
04 - Body and Soul
05 - Svelte - Harvey Fierstein
06 - Skylark - Marilyn Scott
07 - I Loves You, Porgy - Bill Evans, Bill Evans
08 - Can't We Be Friends - Anita O'Day
09 - Love For Sale - Harvey Fierstein
10 - What's New - Billie Holiday

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Friday, 21 August 2009

Animotion - Obsession

'Obsession' is a 1985 song recorded by New Wave synth-dance group Animotion. The song hit number six in the Uited states, and number five in the United Kingdom in early 1985, helped by a distinct video that received heavy rotation on MTV.

The song was originally written and recorded as a duet by songwriter Holly Knight and musician Michael Des barres in 1983, although the recording did not perform well. This version was prominently featured in the 1983 film A Night in Heaven, most notably in a scene in which a male stripper gyrates his crotch in Lesley Ann Warren's face in sync with the rhythm of the song.

The song was featured on the film's soundtrack, but did not receive enough attention to warrant much radio play or a place on any Billboard charts.

Now the songs more well known by Animotion and is still played today.

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Extended K-Tel Remake
Album Long Version
Razzormaid Mix
Stan Mix vs Tabledancers
Single Version
Kissy Sell Out Mix
Ultrasound Long Tabledancers Version
K-Tel Remake
Club Mix
Matt Mix
Dance Mix
US 12 inch Mix
12 inch Mix


Animotion - Obsession - Video

Bonnie Tyler - Holding Out For A Hero

'Holding Out for a Hero' (often believed to be called 'I Need A Hero' based on the chorus line) is a song by Bonnie Tyler that was originally released in 1984 and appeared on the soundtrack to the film Footloose.

The single later appeared on Tyler's 'Secret Dreams and Forbidden Fire' album. Written by Jim Steinman and Dean Pitchford, the single made it to number 2 on the UK singles charts in 1985 and number 34 on the US charts on it's initial release.

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Extended Version
Remix DJ Mallorca Version
Jellybean's Club Dance Mix


Bonnie Tyler - Holding Out for A Hero - Video

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Cutting Crew - Broadcast - Album

'Broadcast' is the debut album from the band Cutting Crew and released in 1986.

It reached number 41 on the UK Album Charts and number 16 on the US charts. The album was released in Europe with different packaging 8 months before it was released in America.

For the American version, 4 tracks were remixed ('Any Colour', 'One for the Mockingbird', 'I've Been in Love Before' and '(I Just) died In Your Arms'), all of which were the singles from the album.


01 - Any Colour
02 - One for the Mockingbird
03 - I've Been in Love Before
04 - Life in a Dangerous Time
05 - Fear of Falling
06 - (I Just) Died In Your Arms
07 - Don't Look Back
08 - Sahara
09 - It Shouldn't Take Too Long
10 - The Broadcast

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Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Of The Heart

'Total Eclipse of the Heart' is a song written and produced by Jim Steinman and recorded by Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler in 1983 on her fifth studio album 'Faster Than The Speed Of Night'.
The song remains Tyler's most successful song, peaking at number 1 in the United Kingdom, United States, Australia and Canada. At its peak, it sold 60,000 copies per day, and approximately 6 million copies in total. It won the Variety Club award in the UK for best single of 1983.

Tyler's career reached new heights with this release and put her as the only Welsh artist to hit the number-one slot in the U.S Billboard charts.

According to Meat Loaf, Steinman had given the song, along with 'Making Love (Out of Nothing At All)' to Meat Loaf for his 'Midnight at the Lost and Found' album. However, Meat Loaf's record company refused to pay for Steinman and he wrote separate songs himself. Steinman's songs were then given to Bonnie Tyler and Air Supply, respectively.
The music video was directed by Russell Mulcahy. It was story-boarded by Jim Steinman and drew inspiration from the 1976 film Futurewold.

The Gothic themed video features Bonnie Tyler clad in white, apparently having a dream or fantasy about her students in a boys' boarding school. Young men are seen dancing and participating in various school activities such as swim team, karate, fencing, football, and singing in a choir. The video was shot at Holloway Sanatorium.

The original version of the song, on Faster Than the Speed of Night, was just over seven minutes in length. Thus, an edited version was, and still is most commonly played on radio. The radio version is four and a half minutes, and removes the entire third verse and trims the extended fade-out ending. The music video version is roughly one minute longer than the radio version.

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Single Version
Techno Remix
Extended Club Mix
Remix Version
Full Album Version
Wings Version
Take Me Back - B-Side

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Cutting Crew - I've Been In Love Before

'I've been in love before' was released two times: the original single appeared in later 1986 (Left Cover). A different version of the single appeared a year later (Right over), featuring a shorter and slightly remixed version of the A-side.

Both singles actually made the UK singles chart: the 1986 version reached number 31, whereas the 1987 version reached number 24.

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Single Version
Extended Version
Life In A Dangerous Time - B-Side


Cutting Crew - I've Been In Love Before - Video

Kylie Minogue - Kylie Album

'Kylie' is the debut album by Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue. It was released by PWL on July 4, 1988.

'Kylie' was a number one album in the United Kingdom, and it produced three number one singles in Australia. In North America the album peaked low on the Billboard Charts, yet still impressively managed to sell over 500,000 copies and was certified gold. Later on the album continued selling strong and reached Platinum status.

In Australia, the album was re-issued as The Kylie Collection and featured bonus remixes. In January 1989, Kylie was certified six times Platinum in the UK, and has sold over 5 million copies worldwide.


01 - I Should Be So Lucky
02 - The Loco-Motion
03 - Je Ne Sais Pas Purquoi
04 - It's No Secret
05 - Got To Be Certain
06 - Turn It Into Love
07 - I Miss You
08 - I'll Still Be Loving You
09 - Look My Way
10 - Love at First Sight

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Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Kylie Minogue - I Should Be So Lucky

After the success of her debut single 'Locomotion' in Australia, Minogue traveled to London to work with Stock, Aitkin and Waterma.

They knew little of Minogue and had forgotten that she was arriving; as a result, they wrote 'I Should Be So Lucky' in forty minutes while she waited outside the recording studio. Mike Stock wrote the lyrics for the song in response to what he had learned about Minogue prior to her arrival. He believed that although she was a successful soap star in Australia and very talented, there must be something wrong with her and figured that she must be unlucky in love.

Minogue recorded the song in less than an hour, which Stock attributes to her good ear for music and her quick memorization skills. After Minogue finished the recording session she returned home to Australia to continue work on the soap Neighbours.

The music video was directed by Chris Langman and filmed in November 1987 at Channel 7 Studios in Melbourne, Australia. The video features Minogue walking through her home, with scenes of her dancing in front of a colourful chalkboard background intercut throughout. It presented a cute, wholesome, young "girl next door" image of Minogue to the public, with scenes of her giggling and making funny faces to the camera.

'I Should Be So Lucky' entered the UK Singles Chart on 9 January 1988 at number ninety, before rising to number one. It maintained the number one position for five weeks and became the third biggest selling single of the year with sales of 672,568. In Australia, the song reached number one on the single chart and became the country's highest selling single of 1988. In the United States, the song peaked at number twenty-eight on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Minogue's first US top forty release.

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Alternate Version
Bicentennial Remix
Extended Mix
DJ Princess Ann Remix
New Remix
Intimate and Live Version
Live In Dublin Version

Link removed by request of PWL Recordings

Kylie Minogue - I Should Be So Lucky - Video

Monday, 17 August 2009

Kylie Monogue - The Locomotion

'The Loco-Motion' is a 1962 song written by American songwriters Gerry Goffin and Carole King.

After an impromptu performance of the song at an Australian Rules Football charity event with the cast of the Australian soap opera Neighbours, Kylie Minogue signed a record deal by Mushroom Records to release the song as a single.

The single was released on July 28, 1987 in Australia, Sweden and Italy under the title 'Locomotion'. The song was a success in Australia, reaching number one and remaining there for seven weeks.

The success of the song in her home country resulted in her signing a record deal with PWL Records which enabled Kylie to work with the successful team Stock, Aitken and Waterman, who had produced the single.

The 1988 release of the song in the UK debuted at number two on the singles chart — the highest entry on the UK singles charts by a female artist — due to strong 7" single sales and radio airplay. It remained in the number two position for four weeks before falling to number three. With sales of 440,000 it was the 11th best selling single of the year. The song became Minogue's third top five rated single in the UK and remains one of her most successful single releases to date.

During late 1988, Minogue traveled to the US to promote 'The Loco-Motion', where she did many interviews and performances on American television. 'The Loco-Motion' debuted at number eighty on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and later climbed to number three for two weeks. The song was Minogue's second single to chart in the U.S., but her first to reach the top ten.

The music video was filmed at Essendon Airport and the ABC studios in Melbourne Australia.

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Original Version
Single Version
OZ Tour Mix
Girl Meets Boy Mix
OZ Tour Longer Ultrasound Remix
Duffy Chugga Motion Remix
Hot Tracks Mix
House Mix
Sankie Mix
Kohaku Mix
Chugga Motion Mix
Album Version
12 inch Master Mix
Master Club Mix

Getting Closer - 1987 B-Side
Glad To Be Alive - 1987 B-Side
I'll Still Be Loving You - 1988 B-Side

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Kylie Minogue - The Locomotion - Video

Band Of Gold - Various Singles

Well I am going to do something a little different for this post. Dave Brummer requested the Belinda Carlisle - Band Of Gold (Extended Mix) version. Mark has this so I've put it up for Dave (hope you like it). I remember the single from the original version by Freda Payne, and just loved the song, so I thought it would be good to do a post with some of the various versions of the song that have been released. Starting with the original. So here is a post dedicated to one song with different artists who have covered it. Hope you like this.

'Band of Gold' is a popular song written by Holland, Dozier and Holland, under the pseudonym Edith Wayne and Ron Dunbar, and first recorded by Freda Payne.

A smash hit for Payne in 1970, the song has been covered by numerous artists, notably dueling 1986 versions by contrasting pop divas Belinda Carlisile and Bonnie Tyler, and a 2007 version by Kimberley Locke.

When Holland, Dozier and Holland first offered the song to Freda Payne, she balked at the idea of recording it, finding the material more appropriate for a teenager or very young woman. Payne reluctantly gave in after much persuasion by Dunbar. Almost immediately following its release the Payne record became an instant pop smash, reaching number 3 in the US and hitting number 1 on the UK singles chart and remaining there for six weeks in September 1970, giving Payne her first gold record.

The song tells a story of a recently married woman whose husband is incapable of loving her (even though he tried), resulting in the couple sleeping in separate rooms on their honeymoon, to her dismay. It would appear that the marriage ended in the husband's abandoning his bride, leaving her with no more than the titular 'band of gold'. Possible interpretations of the lyrics might include an allusion to the husband's impotence, or perhaps his homosexuality.

Despite both coming off major hits and working with noted musicians, neither the Belinda Carlisle nor the Bonnie Tyler versions were major hits.

Bonnie Tyler's 1986 version was produced by Jim Steinman with the track being given a slew of Hi-NRG remixes helping it make it to number 83 in the UK Singles Chart. The song was the third single off her Secret Dreams And Forbidden Fire album.

Belinda Carlisle 1986 Version was also given dance remixes featuring vocals by Freda Payne herself, that appear on a 2003 CD re-issue of the album Belinda. The single did not chart in the UK but made it to number 26 in the US Dance Club Play, 38 on the US Hot Dance singles Chart and number 91 on the Canadian singles Chart.

In 1983, 'Band of Gold' was recorded by Disco/Hi-NRG singer Sylvester on Megatone Records and released as a 12" single. Sylvester's version reached number 18 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Pla chart and number 67 on the UK Singles Chart.

Kimberley Locke released her version of 'Band of Gold' to radio in 2007 as the second single from her album 'Based on a True Story'. It became Locke's second single to hit number 1 on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart and her seventh to go top 10 on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart.

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Freda Payne
Soul Train - Live 1971
Single Version
Almighty Anthem Radio Edit
Almighty Pop'd Up Radio Edit
Almighty 12 inch 1993 Club Mix
Almighty 12 inch Anthem Mix
Almighty 12 inch Pop'd Up Mix
Almighty 1993 Club Radio Edit

Belinda Carlisle
Live on Solid Gold with Freda Payne - Video
Extended Mix

Bonnie Tyler
Live Performance - Video
Album Version

Dub Version - Shawn Ryan Edit
Album Version
12 inch Version

Kimberley Locke
Almighty Remix
Dave Aude Radio Mix
Almighty Radio Edit


Freda Payne - Band Of Gold - Soul Train - Live 1970

Belinda Carlisle and Freda Payne - Band Of Gold - Live on Solid Gold

Bonnie Tyler - Band Of Gold - Live

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Freeez - Gonna Get You - album

The British disco/funk band Freeez formed in the late '70s, featuring members Paul Morgan (drums), Peter Maas (bass and vocals), Andy Stennett (keyboards), and John Rocca (percussion and vocals).

In 1983 Freeez released their 2nd album release called 'Gonna Get You'. The album finally made it to number 46 in the UK Album Charts.

01 - We've Got The Juice
02 - Cant Keep My Love
03 - Love's gonna Get You
04 - pop Goes My Love
05 - I.O.U.
06 - Freezin'
07 - Can You
08 - Watch Me

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Alphaville - Forever Young - Album

Alphaville released their debut album 'Forever Young' following the international success of their first single 'Big In Japan'. The album was widely welcomed however it failed to chart in the UK.

The album did well in other countries - See Chart below

Astria number 16
Germany number 3
Italy number 20
Norway number 1

Sweden number 1
Switzerland number 4

USA number 180

01 - A Victory of Love
02 - Summer in Berlin
03 - Big In Japan
04 - To Germany with Love
05 - Fallen Angel
06 - Forever Young
07 - In the Mood
08 - Sounds Like A Melody
09 - Lies
10 - The Jet Set

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Saturday, 15 August 2009

King - Love And Pride

Love & Pride was the debut single by the Coventry band King in 1984.

In May 1984 the single reached a lowly number 84 on the UK Singles Chart, but at the end of the year the group had performed the song on Saturday morning television, and the single was re-released and became a hit in early 1985, reaching number 2.

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Body And Soul Mix
Single version
Dub version
Extended Mix
Classic Strangers - B-side
Don't Stop - B-Side


King - Love And Pride - Video

Alphaville - Forever Young - Single

'Forever Young' is the title track Alphaville's 1984 debut album. Though it was not the group's highest-charting European hit and failed to reach the American Top 40 despite three separate U.S. single releases, 'Forever Young' became something of a pop standard and has been covered by numerous artists since its 1984 debut.

Originally released by Alphaville as a single in 1984, 'Forever Young' was available in both its original mix and also in a dance version titled the "Special Extended Mix." Over the years the band has released several remixes and demo versions of the song.

The song's music video shows the band performing in one of the halls at Holloway Sanatorium in England. A number of ragged people ranging from children to the elderly awake to observe the band, then walk through a diamond-shaped glowing portal.

Just a year after the song's initial release, pop singer Laura Branigan covered 'Forever Young' on her album 'Hold Me' and began a tradition of performing the song as an encore at her concerts until her death in 2004

Amid rumours that Branigan was going to release the song as a single Alphaville's re-released the single in the US, but it did not prove to be massively popular. Branigan's version, though promoted on stickers adorning the album, subsequently remained an album cut in the US.

The Alphaville version was released a third time in the US in 1988, to promote Alphaville: The Singles Collection, and peaked at number 65, their highest charting (and also last) single on the Billboard Hot 100.

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Special Dance Version - video
Demo Remix
Electro Remix

Techno Rave Mix
Demo 2


Laura Branigan

Album Version
Forever Dream Mix
Almighty Mix


Alphaville - Forever Young - Video

Alphaville - Forever Young - Special Dance Version Video

Laura Branigan - Forever Young - Live

Friday, 14 August 2009

E G Daily - Wild Child - Album

The Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter and actress E.G. Daily is best known for her 1986 hit 'Say It, Say It,' a Madonna-ish urban/dance-pop gem that was produced by Jellybean Benitez and co-written by Stephen Bray.

E.G. Daily is a perfect example of an artist whose biggest hit is not representative of her overall output. Anyone who has heard Daily's debut album, 'Wild Child', learned that most of the songs are neither urban contemporary nor dance-pop; overall, Wild Child is a pop/rock album.

The LP's most dance-oriented tracks are 'Say It, Say It' and an inspired cover of Donna Summer's 1979 classic 'Sunset People,' which has a strong Euro-dance flavor. Daily updates the tune, making it relevant to the hi-NRG scene of 1986. But the rest of the tracks are straight-up pop/rock; that is true whether Daily's producer is Harold Faltermeyer on 'Love in the Shadows' and 'Is Anybody Home?' or Keith Forsey on 'Waiting.'

In the 1980s, Faltermeyer was no stranger to dance-pop -- in fact, he produced Daily's 'Sunset People' remake. But 'Love in the Shadows' and 'Is Anybody Home?' are fine examples of what he can do as a pop/rock producer.

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01 - Is Anybody Home
02 - Little Toy
03 - Love In The Shadows
04 - Just For You
05 - Hey There Rocky
06 - Say It, Say It
07 - Wild Child
08 - Don't Let Them Take The Child Away
09 - Waiting
10 - Sunset People
11 - One Way Love (Better Off Dead)
12 - A Little Luck
13 - Say It, Say It (Extended Version)
14 - Mind Over Matter
15 - Love In The Shadows (Remix)
16 - Shake It Up
17 - I'm Hot Tonight
18 - Seduction


Alphaville - Big In Japan

Alphaville started in early 1982 as the band Forever Young, when Marian Gold and Bernhard Lloyd met each other at the music project Nelson Community. Some months later, Frank Mertens joined the project. Together the three wrote Forever Young and recorded their first demo of the same name. In 1984, the band were re-renamed to Alphaville and then released their debut single, 'Big in Japan', which Gold wrote in 1979 after hearing the music of Holly Jphmson's former band Big In Japan.

'Big In Japan' was Alphaville's biggest hit, topping the charts in Germany, greece, Switzerland, sweden and the US Billboard Dance Chart (the group's only Top 10 on any Billboard chart).

The single also reached the Top Five in Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Ireland and South Africa. It became the group's only Top 20 single in the UK singles Chart, peaking at number 8.

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Demo Remix
Culture Mix
The Mix -Single Edit
Extended Remix
1992 AD Freedom Mix - Single Edit
Disco Galaxi Electro Mix
Extended Instrumental
AJ Remix
DJ Tom Cut Bootleg
The Mix - Extended Version
1992 AD Freedom Mix - Extended Version
198 Special Remix Version
House Mix


Alphaville - Big In Japan - Video

Thursday, 13 August 2009

T'Pau - Bridge Of Spies - Album

Bridge of Spies was the debut album released in 1987 by the band T'Pau. It spent one week at number 1 in the UK Albums Chart. As well as reaching Number One on the British album chart itself it also spawned five hit singles - 'Heart And soul', 'China In Your Hands' (re-recorded especially for single release), 'Valentine,' a live version of 'Sex Talk' (previously released in its original form as 'Intimate Strangers') and 'I Will Be With You.'

For its US release, Virgin renamed Bridge of Spies to simply T'Pau.

A further release, the title track 'Bridge of Spies' was also released in the US and Germany.

The album was produced by Roy Thomas Baker.


01 - I Will Be With You
02 - China In Your Hands
03 - Friends Like These
04 - Sex Talk
05 - Bridge of Spies
06 - Monkey House
07 - Valentine
08 - Thank You for Goodbye
09 - You Give Up
10 - China in Your Hand (reprise)

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Belinda Carlisle - Heaven On Earth - Album

'Heaven on Earth' is Belinda Carlisle's most successful studio album of her career, in terms of chart performance and copies sold. The Album was certified 3-times Platinum in the U.K.. Heaven on Earth was also certified Platinum in many other countries among them the United States, Canada and Australia.

The first single released 'Heaven Is a Place on Earth' reached the number 1 position throughout the world making it a classical song. The second song released was 'I get weak'. I get Weak reached number 2 in the U.S. and the top 10 position in Canada and U.K.

The third single 'Circle in the sand' reached the top 10 position in many countries among them U.K. (4), U.S. (7) and Canada (5). From this moment the singles released from the Album were different. The Cream cover 'I Feel Free' was released only in the U.S., the song reached only the number 88 position in the Billboard Hot 100. In Europe Carlisle released the song 'World Without You' which reached the top 40 in the U.K.. The sixth and last song to be released was the ballad 'Love Never Dies' which reached the number number 41 in the U.K..

01 - heaven Is A Place On Earth
02 - Circle In The Sand
03 - I Feel Free
04 - Should I Let You In
05 - World without You
06 - I Get Weak
07 - We Can Change
08 - Fool For Love
09 - Noboddy Owns Me
10 - Love Never Dies

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