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I keep getting Emails from people asking me to re-upload the links and music etc. I think people are just getting to those particular pages so are not reading the reason for the dead links.

So I am putting this in place so hopefully people will read it and stop Emailing me about it.

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.

Eventually I will start doing that again when I have found something suitable. In the meantime this blog will be information only blog.

Thank you all

Michaael

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Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Fun Boy Three - Our Lips Are Sealed

'Our Lips Are Sealed' is a song written by Go-Go's guitarist Jane Wiedlin and Specials and Fun Boy Three singer Terry Hall.

It was first recorded by The Go-Go's as the lead-off song on their 1981 album Beauty and the Beat, and served as their debut American single. In 2000 Rolling Stone named it one of the 100 Greatest Pop Songs of all time.

In 1983 Fun Boy Three recorded their version of the song and had a major hit with it as it made it to number 7 on the UK singles Chart.

Click the link below to download the followinng:
Video
Single Version
Special Club Remix
Urdu Version

Zipper Mix
Going Home - Live - Bonus Limited Single
We're Having All The Fun - Bonus Limited Single


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Fun Boy Three - Our Lips Are Sealed - Video


Sunday, 6 June 2010

Depeche Mode - Construction Time Again - Album

'Construction Time Again' is the third studio album by the British synthpop band Depeche Mode, released in 1983. This was the first Depeche Mode album with Alan Wilder, who composed the songs 'Two Minute Warning' and 'The Landscape Is Changing' (as well as the B-side 'Fools'). The title comes from the second line of the first stanza of "Pipeline".

The album was recorded at John Foxx's Garden studios in London, engineered by Gareth Jones (who had also engineered Foxx's seminal electronic album, Metamatic). It was mixed in the famous Hansa Tonstudio in Berlin (where much of David Bowie's trilogy of seminal electronic albums featuring Brian Eno had been produced). The album's cover artwork features the Matterhorn mountain.

Tracklisting:
01 - Love, in Itself
02 - More Than a Party
03 - Pipeline
04 - Everything Counts
05 - Two Minute Warning
06 - Shame
07 - The Landscape Is Changing
08 - Told You So
09 - And Then...
10 - Everything Counts (Reprise) - [hidden track]

Click the link below to download the album:

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Saturday, 5 June 2010

Depeche Mode - Everything Counts

'Everything Counts' is Depeche Mode's eighth UK single - released on 11 July 1983, and third US single -released on 2 November 1983, from the then upcoming album Construction Time Again.

It was the first in a long line of industrial-inspired singles released by the band, and has been referred to as "arguably...the first English-language industrial pop hit." The single was re-released (in live format) on 13 February 1989 (25 March 1989 in the US) to support the live album 101.

In January 1983, shortly before the release of the 'Get the Balance Right!' single, lyricist Martin Gore attended an Einst├╝rzende Neubauten concert, giving him the idea to experiment with the sounds of industrial music in the context of pop. This experimentation hinged on the band's first use of a Synclavier, a synthesizer that not only contained a large number of pre-programmed sounds, but also allowed for samples to be imported. With this, the band proceeded to travel around the neighbourhood where they could tape "found" sounds and feed them into the Synclavier, then manipulate the noises to fit into their songs. These sounds consisted mainly of hammering anvils, clanging pipes, running water, and the like. In addition to the "found" sounds used as samples, the single also samples a variety of musical instruments, such as the xylophone and a melodica (which Martin has been known to play on stage for the song). That spring, the band converged in London to begin recording their third album, Construction Time Again, and changed recording studios as well. For the previous two albums, the band had recorded at Blackwing Studios, but would switch to John Foxx's "The Garden" studio. This change, along with the addition of Gareth Jones to the production team facilitated the band's transition from the hook driven pop songs of their past (a transition that had begun to take shape in 1982 with the more noticeably melancholy 'Leave in Silence. The band continued perfecting their industrial formula over their next two albums, 1984's Some Great Reward and 1986's Black Celebration.

In addition to the change in the band's musical influence, the single would introduce a transition in lyrical content as well. Construction Time Again would include a bevy of political themes, sparked by the poverty Gore had seen on a recent trip he had taken to Thailand. These themes were in stark contrast from the inoffensive, love-themed pop numbers of the band's early career. 'Everything Counts', specifically addresses corporate greed and corruption in the music industry, as the chorus sings of "grabbing hands" that "grab all they can". Perhaps surprisingly, the single was released at a time when the band itself was not under a formal contract with Mute Records.

It was also the first song in the band's catalogue which includes both of the band's singers prominently (at different times). Lead vocalist David Gahan sings the verses, while song writer Martin Gore sings the chorus.

The music video for 'Everything Counts' was directed by Clive Richardson in and around Berlin. The band returned to Richardson after not being satisfied with the work of Julien Temple for the A Broken Frame singles. Richardson had previously directed the video to 'Just Can't Get Enough' two years earlier. According to Wilder, "It was felt that after the Julien Temple years, we needed to harden up not only our sound but also our image. Clive had lots of new ideas which didn't involve stupid storyboards where we were required to act."

In the original music video, the xylophone, the melodica, and the shawm are played by Alan Wilder, Martin Gore, and Andrew Fletcher, respectively. The shawm, however, is produced by a synthesizer on the studio recording, but the band used the real shawm in the music video and television performances for show.

The 'Everything Counts (Live)' video was directed by D.A. Pennebaker. The video not only includes portions of the live performance, but also contains various references to the money made from merchandise and ticket sales at the concert, humorously connected to the theme of corruption and greed of the song.

Click the link below to download the following:
Video
Single Version
in Larger Amounts - 12 inch mix
D.I.N Remix

Extended Stratosphere Remix
Dub Version
Roger Sanchez Remix
Work Hard - B-Side
Work Hard - East End 12 inch Mix

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Depeche Mode - Everything Counts - Video


Friday, 4 June 2010

Depeche Mode - Get The Balance Right

'Get the Balance Right!' is the seventh single by Depeche Mode, originally released on 31 January 1983. It is the first Depeche Mode single with Alan Wilder as an official band member, and the first with a song written by both Martin Gore and Wilder - 'The Great Outdoors!'.

'Get the Balance Right!' was not included on the following album Construction Time Again, but does appear on the American compilation People Are People and the compilation The Singles 81-85.

The B-side is 'The Great Outdoors!', an instrumental written by Martin Gore and Alan Wilder. It was the first Depeche Mode song not to be played live.

Included on the 12" releases is 'Tora! Tora! Tora! (Live)', the first live song released on a Depeche Mode single. A limited edition of the single was released, which features more live tracks: 'My Secret Garden', 'See You', and 'Satellite'. It was the first DM single to have a Limited Edition.

In the music video Wilder lip-syncs the first lines of the song, even though Dave Gahan should be singing it. The band were too afraid to tell the director that Gahan was the lead singer. The music video is not commercially available.

Click the link below to download the following:
Video
Single Version
Demo Version

Combination Mix
12 inch Mix

Beat Machine Mix
The Great Outdoors - B-Side

http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=2ccb7d0cd98a6267aaca48175a79d1c3f57de2d2884af555cb3856553fe058cc

Depeche Mode - Get The Balance Right - Video