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Tuesday, 26 October 2010

The Pretenders - Get Close - Album

Get Close is the fourth album by rock group The Pretenders, released in 1986.

Officially, the band for this album now consisted of Chrissie Hynde (vocals, guitar), Robbie McIntosh (guitar), T.M. Stevens (bass) and Blair Cunningham (drums); however, this line-up (often augmented by session players) played on only five of the album's eleven tracks.

As well, the track 'Room Full Of Mirrors' was in fact performed by the Learning to Crawl-era line up of Hynde, Mcintosh, Malcolm Foster and Martin Chambers, with keyboards by Rupert Black. The rest of the album was performed by Hynde and McIntosh, backed by session musicians.

The album contained the band's two biggest chart hits, 'Don't Get Me Wrong' and 'Hymn To Her'.

The album reached number 6 in the UK Album Charts.

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01 - My Baby
02 - When I Change My Life
03 - Light Of The Moon
04 - Dance! - Full Length Version
05 - Tradition Of Love
06 - Don't Get Me Wrong
07 - I Remember You
08 - How Much Did You Get For Your Soul?
09 - Chill Factor
10 - Hymn To Her
11 - Room Full Of Mirrors


Friday, 22 October 2010

Soft Cell - Bedsitter

The follow-up to a massive hit can go several ways, but the main possibilities include: 1) an almost exact simulation, a lucky strike turned into a formula or 2) the hit is used as a springboard to go deeper and weirder, with the added confidence caused by unexpected success.

'Bedsitter' came off the back of 'Tainted Love', Soft Cell's 1981 bestselling single. Their cover of Gloria Jones's northern soul classic (which segued, on the 12-inch, into the Supremes' Where Did Our Love Go) was a minimalist anthem that both betrayed the duo's north-western origins and made the most of their performance art leanings.

'Bedsitter' is cut from the same cloth as 'Tainted Love': sparse production, highlighting the simple, repetitive synth lines, the expressive vocal and the almost burlesque uh-uh hook cueing the verse. Ball understood structure and dance appeal, while Almond got the grunge beneath the glitz, the desperation behind the shiny facade of London's newly swinging club land.

Released in November 1981, Bedsitter peaked at No 4 that Christmas; the No 1 was the Human League with their breakthrough hit, 'Don't You Want Me'. The single version was included on Soft Cell's classic first album, Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret, which continued the group's tender/wicked duality, especially in the segue between Youth and Sex Dwarf.

Click the link blow to download the following:
Single Version
12 inch Extended Version
Facility Girls - B-Side
Favulty Girls - Extended 12 inch Version


Soft Cell - Bedsitter - Video

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

A Flock Of Seagulls - The Story Of a Young Heart - Album

The Story of a Young Heart is the third album by A Flock of Seagulls, released in 1984.

It was also the last to feature the entire original lineup as Paul Reynolds left shortly after the album's release.

The album reached number 30 in the UK Album Charts and number 66 in the US.

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01 - The Story of a Young Heart
02 - Never Again (The Dancer)
03 - The More You Live, The More You Love
04 - European (I Wish I Was)
05 - Remember David
06 - Over My Head
07 - Heart of Steel
08 - The End
09 - Suicide Day


Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses - Album

'Music for the Masses' is the sixth studio album by Depeche Mode. Released by Mute Records on September 28, 1987, it provided the band with mainstream success in the United States for the first time since Some Great Reward. It was supported by the Music for the Masses Tour, which compiles material into the band's first live album 101.

The album became the band's highest-charting in the US upon its release, reaching number 35 on the Billboard 200. It also contained more hit singles than any of their previous releases. While there was no extremely popular single from the album - 'People Are People' from Some Great Reward reached number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100), the three singles that were released all made it onto the Hot 100, a feat that hadn't been achieved by any Depeche Mode single after those from Some Great Reward. Moreover, all three singles achieved modest success on the chart.

The first single from the album, 'Strangelove', only reached number 76 and spent 6 weeks on the chart upon its initial release. 'Never Let Me Down Again' was then issued and hit number 63, spending 10 weeks on the chart. Its success was duplicated by 'Behind the Wheel' which had a similar chart run. This propelled a re-released 'Strangelove' (as "Strangelove '88") to number 50, making it the highest-charting single from the album.

The story was similar in the United Kingdom. While no single reached the chart heights of Depeche Mode's early career, 'Strangelove' narrowly became the band's second-highest charting single since 1984 when it hit number 16. The two follow-up singles charted in the upper 20s. The album was less successful, reaching only number 10, though it was a major success throughout Europe. Generally, this album and its extracted singles continued the trend for Depeche Mode's releases to chart higher in Continental Europe than in their home country: 'Strangelove' and 'Never Let Me Down Again' both hit number 2 on the singles chart in what was then West Germany, 'Behind The Wheel' hit number 6 there, and 'Little 15' reached number 16.

The Music for the Masses Tour was one of Depeche Mode's biggest, notably because of the sell-out Pasadena Rose Bowl show where the band performed to around 65,000 fans, cementing their place in United States alternative culture. This made the band question if they had reached the peak of their careers, according to the 101 DVD, a documentary on the concert, but put that notion to rest with Violator, which was even more successful.


01 - Never Let Me Down Again
02 - The Things You Said
03 - Strangelove
04 - Sacred
05 - Little 15
06 - Behind the Wheel
07 - I Want You Now
08 - To Have and to Hold
09 - Nothing
10 - Pimpf

Bonus Tracks

11 - Agent Orange
12 - Never Let Me Down Again (Aggro Mix)
13 - To Have and to Hold (Spanish Taster)
14 - Pleasure, Little Treasure (Glitter Mix)

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The Pretenders - Don't Get Me Wrong

'Don't Get Me Wrong' is a song released by the pop-rock group The Pretenders. It was the first single taken from the group's 1986 album, Get Close. It can also be found on the band's The Singles album, released in 1987.

In the US, 'Don't Get Me Wrong' became the group's second Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at number 10.

Their first Top 10 pop hit, 'Back on the Chain Gang', had reached number 5 in 1983. 'Don't Get Me Wrong' also spent three weeks atop the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart in November 1986.

In the UK, the song also peaked at number 10 in the UK Singles Chart.

This song was more commercial than the band's usual sound, with a jangly guitar sound and a pop melody. However, the lyrics were still as biting as their earlier material. It was covered by British pop singer Lily Allen for BBC Radio 1's 30th anniversary celebrations in 2007 and was released on the subsequent compilation album.

Click the link below to download the following:
Single Version
Album Version
Dance - B-Side

Dance - Full Length Version


The Pretenders - Don't Get Me Wrong - Video

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

A Flock Of Seagulls - Listen - Album

'Listen' was the second album released by the UK synthpop band A Flock of Seagulls and was released in 1983.

The album teamed the musical group with record producer Mike Howlett again, except on the single release '(It's Not Me) Talking' which was produced by Bill Nelson.

The record included the UK Top 10 hit 'Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)'. The shape of a person's face on its sleeve cover is in fact the band's drummer, Ali Score.

Click the link below to download the album:

01 - Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)
02 - Nightmares
03 - Transfer Affection
04 - What Am I Supposed To Do
05 - Electrics
06 - The Traveller
07 - 2-30
08 - Over the Border
09 - The Fall
10 - (It's Not Me) Talking


Saturday, 2 October 2010

Double - Blue - Album

Double formed in 1983 in Zurich, Switzerland by Felix Haug (drums and keyboards) and Kurt Maloo (guitar and vocals) out of the trio Ping Pong of which both Maloo and Haug were members.

The high point of Double's career came shortly after the late 1985 release of their first full length album, Blue.

The album contained two of the band's earlier singles as well as the international smash hit, 'The Captain of Her Heart,' a plaintive, atmospheric, piano-led ballad which was an immediate success throughout Europe upon its 1986 single release

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01 - The Captain of Her Heart
02 - I Know a Place
03 - Woman of the World
04 - Your Prayer Takes Me Off
05 - Rangoon Moon
06 - Urban Nomads
07 - Love is a Plane
08 - Tomorrow
09 - Devils Ball (Piano Version) Bonus Track
10 - Devis Ball - Bonus Track