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Friday, 29 July 2011

Frida - I Know There's something Going On

'I Know There's Something Going On' is a song recorded in 1982 by ABBA singer Anni-Frid Lyngstad (Frida).

Recording began in ABBA's Polar Music Studio, Stockholm, in February 1982. As ABBA were unofficially on a break, Lyngstad spent time on her solo project.

At the time of recording this song/album, Frida wanted to distance herself from the typical ABBA pop sound.

'I Know There's Something Going On' was written by Russ Ballard and produced by Genesis drummer & singer Phil Collins, who also played drums on the song. The back-up vocals are sung by Lyngstad herself & Collins.

The song & video were released in Autumn 1982 & became a massive hit. It hit number 1 in France, Belgium, Switzerland and Costa Rica and was a Top 10 hit throughout the whole of Europe, as well as in Australia and South Africa. In the United States, the track reached number 13. In the UK the song peaked at number 43 in September 1982.

The music video was directed by Stuart Orme and filmed at several locations in London, England in early July 1982. The video, which received heavy promotion on MTV due to the worldwide success of the song, shows Frida as a young woman in a struggling relationship. She then discovers through photos taken at a fashion shoot that her husband or lover is seeing another woman.

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Single Version
Extended Version
Threnody - B-Side


Kate Bush - The Dreaming

'The Dreaming' is the title song from Kate Bush's fourth studio album 'The Dreaming' and was released a single on 26 July 1982.

Bush hadn't released a single since 'Sat in Your Lap' thirteen months earlier. 'The Dreaming' made it to number 48 on the UK Singles Chart.

The song is about the destruction of Aboriginal homelands by white Australians in their quest for weapons-grade uranium.

Musical guest Rolf Harris plays the didgeridoo on the recording. Bird impersonator Percy Edwards provided sheep noises.

The original title for the track was 'The Abo Song', which unwittingly made use of a racial slur; promotional 12" copies were circulated before being recalled.

An alternate version of 'The Dreaming', entitled 'Dreamtime', was released by EMI as a single in Canada only. This version, also used as the UK single b-side, is usually referred to as an instrumental version of 'The Dreaming'. This is not strictly true in that while the track omits all the sung lead vocal lyrics it still retains most of the backing vocals such as the stretched dreamtime harmonies heard during the chorus. It is also of note that 'Dreamtime' contains both an extended intro and outro.

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Single Version
Dreamtime - B-Side

Sorry - Received a take down notice for this single so not available.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Randy Crawford - Windsong - Album

Randy Crawford released her sixth studio album entitled 'Windsong' in 1982.

Four singles were released from the album.

These were 'One Hello', which made it to number 48 in the UK singles Chart, 'Look Who's Lonely Now', which did not chart in the UK, 'Give Peace A Chance' which again failed to chart in the UK and 'He Reminds Me' which made it to number 65 in the UK Singles Chart.

The album itself made a bigger impact on the UK Album charts where it eventally reached number 7.

01 - Look Who's Lonely Now
02 - I Have Ev'rything But You
03 - He Reminds Me
04 - Letter full Of Tears
05 - This Night wont Last Forever
06 - One Hello - From The Movie - I Ought to Be In
07 - Windsong
08 - When I'm Gone
09 - Don't Come Knockin'
10 - I Don't Want To Lose Him
11 - We Had A Love So Strong

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Barry Manilow - Your Lookin' Hot Tonight

Released in 1983 "You're Looking Hot Tonight" was one of three new songs included on Barry Manilow's thirteenth studio album Greatest Hits Vol. II.

The single did well in the US peaking at Number 5 in the Adult Contempary Chart and number 18 in the Dance Chart.

However, in the UK the single peaked at number 47.

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Single Version
Remixed Version
Disconet Extended Edit Version
Let's Get On with It - B-Side


Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Anne Clark - The Sitting Room - Album

Anne Clark (born 14 May 1960, Croydon, London, England) is an English poet and songwriter.

Clark left school at the age of 16 and soon became involved with the Warehouse Theatre, an independently-financed stage for bands, that was always low on cash.

Although the theater's owners initially objected to the strange, pierced punk scene characters and their leather outfits, Anne was able to successfully arrange the program.

Bands like Siouxsie and The Banshees, Generation X, and The Damned belonged to the local scene and performed at the Warehouse in addition to besides theatre, dance, comedy and poetry projects.

In 1982, Anne Clark published her first album, The Sitting Room, with songs written by herself.

The album, like her subsequent releases are all in the spoken verse which was different for me at the time.

The album did not trouble the UK Album charts.

01 - The Sitting Room
02 - Swimming
03 - An Ordinary Life
04 - Shades
05 - Short Story - Party Mix
06 - The Power Game
07 - All We Have To Be Thankful For

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Madness - Cardiac Arrest

'Cardiac Arrest' is a song by British band Madness from their third album 7.

The single spent 10 weeks in UK charts peaking at number 14.

The song was written by Chas Smash and Chris Foreman and tells a story of a workaholic who suffers a fatal heart attack on his way to work.

The song received little if any airplay, other than on the Top 40 show, on BBC Radio 1 due to deaths in the families of two DJs; this was cited as one reason for the record's disappointing chart position. It was the first Madness single since 'The Prince' not making it to the top 10.

The album version of the song ends after the second chorus with a dramatic cut to a coda representing the man's heart thudding and then stopping, however the single version replaces this with a repeat of the more optimistic first chorus, which fades out.

The music video for 'Cardiac Arrest' featured Chas Smash as a person having a heart attack and the remaining band members playing roles of people advising him not to work so hard. The video follows the single version of the song rather than the album version.

The B-side, 'In the City', was originally written by Bill Crutchfield, Chas Smash, Chris Foreman, Daisuke Inoue, Suggs, and Mike Barson for a Japanese television advertisement for Honda City cars. The various versions of the advert, including variations using 'Driving in My Car' instead of 'In the City', appear between tracks on the Divine Madness video.

In the Netherlands the single was released as a double A-side, and peaked at number 15 in the Dutch Top 40. In the US, 'Cardiac Arrest' was released on the US compilation album Madness and the B-side of their 'Our House' single.

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single Version
Extended 12 inch Version
In The city - B-Side


Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Jeffrey Osborn - On The Wings Of Love

Jeffrey Linton Osborne (born March 9, 1948) is an American funk and R&B musician, songwriter, and former lead singer of the band, L.T.D.

In 1982 Osborn surprised people by going solo and released his self-titled debut album.

From this album the single 'On The wings Of Love' was released in the US in 1982. The single made it to number 29 on the Billboard Hot 100.

It wasn't untill 1984 that Osborn released the single in the UK. This proved a bigger success as it reached number 11 in the UK Singles Charts.

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Single Version
I'm Beggin - B-Side
Plane Love - US Dub Version - 12 inch Extra Track


Boy George - Don't Cry

1988 saw Boy George release his 7th single entitled 'Don't Cry'.

Taken from the Album 'Tense Nervous Headache' the single managed to make it to number 60 in the UK Single Chart but did better in Italy where is reached number 17.

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Single Version
Full Length Version
A Boy Called Alice - B-Side
Leave In Love - Extended - Extra Track


Monday, 25 July 2011

Bucks Fizz - Bucks Fizz - Album

Bucks Fizz is the debut album by pop group Bucks Fizz, released in 1981. It features their Eurovision-winning song 'Making Your Mind Up'.

In May the follow-up single, also written and produced by Hill, was released. 'Piece of the Action' proved that Bucks Fizz were not one-hit wonders, despite the reputation of the Contest, and quickly became another worldwide hit.

The record company, RCA were keen to get an album out, and Bucks Fizz was released in late July 1981.

Recorded between promotional tours and a hectic schedule, the album featured ten pop tracks, most of them quite different to 'Making Your Mind Up', the song that had made their name.

The album was released in a glossy gatefold sleeve, depicting head and shoulders shots of the group both inside and outside. Produced and largely written by Hill, the album also became a success when it reached number 14 in the UK Album Charts.

01 - Piece Of The Action

02 - Midnight Reservation
03 - It's Got To Be Love
04 - Took It To The Limit
05 - One Of Those Nights
06 - Making Your Mind Up
07 - Lady Of The Night
08 - Getting Kinda Lonely
09 - Shine On
10 - The Right Situation

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Ronny - To Have And Have Not

Ronny used to be a Top French Model. Ronny was brought up in the grim Northern industrial area of France and left home at 14 to go to Paris.

Club entrepreneur Rusty Egan met Ronny in the Paris club Privelege and co-produced with Midge Ure her best release.

Ronny, a masculine name, is the blitz girl who loved to dress up as a boy, released her third single entitled 'To Have And Have Not'. Affecting a Germanic-tinged vocal atop an intense, melancholic widesreen production this single showed great promise.

Baked with the track 'Blue Cabaret', an Ultravox styled track it is a shame that the single did not capture the inagination of the bying public as this single did not trouble the charts.

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Single Version
12 inch Version
Blue Cabaret - B-Side
If You Want Me To Stay - Full Length Version - 12 inch Extra Track


Friday, 22 July 2011

Bucks Fizz - Megamix 2011

Well I happened to come across a really great Megamix of Bucks Fizz.

It lasts for about 1 hour and 20 minutes but is a great mix of the singles and album tracks. Check it out below.

Thank you to Sadabbalab for making the track.

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Bucks Fizz - Megamix 2011

Deacon Blue - Real Gone Kid

'Real Gone Kid' is the first song released as a single from the album 'When the World Knows Your Name' by the Scottish rock band Deacon Blue.

It was their first top ten hit single, reaching number 8 in the UK Singles Chart.

Ricky Ross wrote the song about a performance he saw of ex-Lone Justice singer Maria McKee on stage. Deacon Blue had toured with Lone Justice for a time as the opening band.

The B-sides consist of the song 'Little Lincoln' and covers of Sam & Dave's 'Born Again' and Hüsker Dü's 'It's Not Funny Anymore'.

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Single Version
Extended Version
Little Lincoln - B-Side


Thursday, 21 July 2011

Hue And Cry - Looking For Linda

Hue and Cry are a pop duo formed in 1983 in Coatbridge, Scotland by brothers Pat Kane (vocals) and Greg Kane (Music/Production).

In 1989 the band released their 7th single entitled 'Looking For Linda'.

Released from the bands third Album 'Bitter Suite' the single made it to number 15 in the Uk Singles Chart.

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Single Version
The Slow Train Home Mix
Under Neon - Bright Lights, Big City - B-Side
Remote - Live - B-Side


Alexander O'Neail - Criticize

'Criticize' is Alexander O'Neal's biggest UK hit to date.

Released in 1987, the single reached number 4 in the UK Singles Chart and the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

It was also one of his only two hits to chart in the Ireland Singles Chart, reaching number 14.

However, 'Criticize' wasn't so successful in the Billboard Hot 100 chart as it only managed to reach number 70.

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Single Version
12 inch Remix

Rescue Rangerz Mix
Acapella Version
Critical Dub Version
Critical Mix Version
'98 Dub Mix
'98 Critical Yojo Working Radio Edit
'98 Critical Yojo Working Club Mix
A Broken Heart Can Mend - B-side


Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Bruce Willis - The Return Of Bruno - Album

The Return of Bruno is the debut album by actor Bruce Willis.

Released by Motown in 1987, this album is an eclectic gathering of R&B music sung by Willis, with backing musicians including Booker T. Jones, Ruth Pointer and The Temptations.

Every song is a cover with the exception of 'Jackpot (Bruno's Bop)', for which Willis receives a co-writing credit with producer Robert Kraft.

The album peaked at number 28 in the UK Album Chart. The album also peaked at number 14 on the Billboard 200 album chart.

Lead off single 'Respect Yourself' received considerable airplay, peaking at number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and number 10 on the UK singles Chart. Follow-up singles 'Young Blood' and 'Under the Boardwalk' did not fare nearly as well, peaking at number 68 and number 59, respectively.

However, in the UK 'Under the Boardwalk' was a massive success, reaching number 2 in the charts and becoming the 12th best-selling single of 1987 in the UK.

The album is a companion piece to an HBO special of the same name which aired shortly after the record's release. A re-issue was distributed by Razor & Tie in 1997.

01 - Comin' Right Up
02 - Respect Yourself
03 - Down In Hollywood

04 - Young Blood
05 - Under The Broadwalk
06 - Secret Agent Man - James Bond Is Back
07 - Jackpot - Bruno's Bop
08 - Fun Time
09 - Lose Myself
10 - Flirting With Disaster

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Suzanne Vega - Luka

'Luka" is a song recorded by Suzanne Vega and released as a single in 1987.

In the UK the single reached number 23 in the UK Singles Chart. However, it remains her highest-charting hit in the United States, reaching number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100.

This song was one of the earliest to deal with child abuse and domestic violence. One critic said, "the 'happy' music is a metaphorical denial, making this seem beautiful and serene while discussing something terrible and devastating. It is a wonderful use of tune as a metaphor for how many abuse victims also deny their abuse, and is a profound classic".

This video was directed by Michael Patterson & Candice Reckinge. It was shot over 3 days, in New York City. The part of Luka was played by actor Jason Cerbone, who was chosen after the directors auditioned more than 90 children for the part.

Click the link below to download the following:
Single Version
Straight Lines - Live - B-Side
Neighborhood Girls - Live - B-Side


Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Swing Out Sister - Surrender

'Surrender' is a 1987 single released by British pop act Swing Out Sister from their debut album, It's Better to Travel.

It was issued as the follow-up to the successful single, 'Breakout' single.

The song peaked at number 7 on the UK Singles Chart in January 1987 and logged four weeks in the top ten.

Over a year after its initial release, remixes of 'Surrender' reached the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart, peaking at number 22 in May 1988.

The song features a trumpet solo performed by John Thirkell.

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Single Version
Pop Stand Remix
Stuff Gun Mix
Roadrunner Mix
Who's To Blame - B-Side


Howard Jones - Like To Get To Know You Well

'Like to Get to Know You Well' is a single by musician Howard Jones released in the second half of 1984, which was subsequently included on his twelve inch remix album The 12" Album.

The single climbed to number four on the UK Singles Chart.

The sleeve carried the motto "Dedicated to the original spirit of the Olympic Games". The extended version, subtitled 'International Remix', featured Jones singing in English, German and French.

Two different videos were made. The first featured Jones walking around the streets of London greeting members of the public, accompanied by his bandmates of the time. When the single was released in the US, a new animated video was produced for that market.

The song was included as a bonus track on the singer's second studio album, Dream Into Action.

The song was featured in the 1985 movie Better Off Dead starring John Cusack. It was also featured in the Rockstar game Grand Theft Auto Vice City Stories.

Click the link below to download the following:
UK Video Version
US Video Version
Single Version
International Version

Bounce Right Back - B-Side
Bounce Right Back - Cause And Effect Mix


Monday, 18 July 2011

Re-Flex - The Politics Of Dancing

Re-Flex were formed in the early 1980s by musicians Baxter on vocals and guitar and Paul Fishman on keyboards and backing vocals, and included Francois Craig on bass, and two successive drummers, Phil Gould and Mark King (both of Level 42 fame).

Following King's exit, Roland Vaughn Kerridge took over on drums, and Craig was replaced by ex-Gloria Mundi member Nigel Ross-Scott on bass, thus completing Re-Flex's final and perhaps best-known lineup.

'The Politics of Dancing' is a hit song by the British New Wave/synthpop band Re-Flex, released in 1983

It became the biggest hit of their career, peaking at number twenty-eight in the United Kingdom and number twenty-four in the United States. It also peaked at number eight on the U.S. dance chart. The band managed to chart two more singles in the UK, but only managed to get one more single in the US. This song remains their signature song.

Click the link below to download the following:
Single Version
Extended Version
Hot Tracks Remix
Bossa Nova Tip Mix
Cruel World - B-Side
Cruel World - Extended Version - B-Side


OMD - Joan Of Arc

'Joan of Arc' is a song by British band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, released as the second single from their third studio album Architecture & Morality.

Released as the 7th single overall the single made it to number 5 on the UK Singles Chart and continued the bands success.

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Single Version
The Romance Of The Telescope Unfinished - B-Side


Friday, 15 July 2011

Tommy James And The Shondells - Mony Mony

When Tiffany's version of 'I Think we're Alone Now' was knocked off the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 in america the next single to take over was by Billy Idol 'Mony Mony'.

This was also another hit single for Tommy James And The Shondells back in 1968. The single made it to number 1 on theUk Singles Chart.

So I thought I would put the original version up for you all as well.

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Billy Idol - Mony Mony

'Mony Mony' is a 1968 single by Tommy James & the Shondells[1], that reached number 1 in the UK charts.

Billy Idol's version was recorded on two separate occasions. The original 1981 studio recording is the most common version heard on rock radio stations across the globe.

However, Idol released a live version as a single in 1987, while promoting his forthcoming compilation Vital Idol. It was the live version that shot straight to number 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100, beating out Tiffany's cover of Tommy James 'I Think We're Alone Now'.

In the UK the single made it to number 7 in the UK Singles Chart.

The live single version can be found on Idol's Greatest Hits compilation.

Click the link beow to download the following:
Original 1981 Single Version
Single Edit Version
Downtown Mix
Hung Like a Pony Remix
Live Version
Steel Toe Cat Dub
Bay Talk - 1981 B-Side


Thursday, 14 July 2011

Lene Lovich - I Think We're Alone Now

Yesterday I put up the hit by Tiffany entitled 'I Think We're Alone Now'.

However the song was originally a 1967 hit for Tommy James & the Shondells, reaching number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 during a 17-week stay.

Flash forward to the year 1978 and Lene Lovich also recorded the song which became her second single. The B-Side to this single featured the first recoding of her follow up hit 'Lucky Number'.

Ulike the Tiffany version this single did not trouble the charts here in the UK.

Click the links below to download the following:

Tommy James And The Shondells Version


OMD - Souvenir

'Souvenir' is a song written by Paul Humphreys and Martin Cooper of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and released as the first single from their 1981 album Architecture & Morality.

Along with 1991's, 'Sailing on the Seven Seas', it is the band's highest-charting UK hit to date, reaching number 3.

The song's promo video was filmed in Blenheim Park and close to Stowes School in England. It was an early MTV favorite and is among OMD's more well-known videos.

Andy McCluskey spends the entire video driving around in a classic red, convertible Volkswagen Karmann Ghia, while Paul Humphreys is standing on a bridge while singing and leaning against the pillars of the bridge.

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Single Version
Extended Version
Motion And Heart - Amazon Version - B-Side
Sacread Heart - B-Side


Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Howard Jones - New Song - Fan Club Single Number 1

Back in the 80's Howard Jones had a Fan Club like many other artist. His was run by his parents and every now and again the club would release an exclusive single.

This is single number one, with live versions from 'New Song' and 'Don't Always Look At The Rain', recorded live at High Wycombe Town Hall on December 22, 1983.

Click the link below to download the following:
New Song - Live
Don't always Look At The Rain - Live


Tiffany - I Think We're Alone Now

Tiffany Renee Darwish (born October 2, 1971), known popularly as Tiffany, is an American singer who charted several teen pop hits during the late 1980s. Since then, she has performed in a variety of genres, from country to dance, both in the United States and other countries.

'i Think We're Alone Now' was originally a hit in 1967 for Tommy James & The Shondells, the song was re-popularized when American singer Tiffany covered the song for her first album Tiffany (1987). Tiffany's version of the song spent two weeks at number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 (and was unusually followed on the top spot by another Tommy James & the Shondells cover, 'Mony Mony' by Billy Idol) and three weeks at number-one on the UK Singles Chart. The video was shot in a shopping mall which echoed the way her early career had been promoted. Elements of the video were filmed in the now demolished Bullring Centre in Birmingham, UK.

When George Tobin, Tiffany's manager, gave Tiffany the cassette of the original version by Tommy James & the Shondells, Tiffany hated the idea of recording a version of her own for her album mostly because she thought the song wasn't modern or hip enough. It turned out to be her biggest hit once she recorded it.

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Single Version
12 inch Extended Version
Dub Version
No Rules - B-Side


Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Lene Lovich - Lucky Number

Well I thought, and not for the first time, I would venture into the 70's with this next post as it is a single that I just loved.

Lene Lovich (born 30 March 1949) is an American singer based in England, who first gained attention as part of the New Wave music scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

In 1978, disc jockey and author Charlie Gillett presented her recording of 'I Think We're Alone Now', a cover version of a song originally performed by Tommy James and the Shondells, to Stiff Records boss, Dave Robinson.

Robinson immediately proposed to release it as a single on Stiff, for which Lovich and Chappell had to write and record a B-side at short notice. They came up with 'Lucky Number', which was eventually released as an A-side in 1979 and became a Top 3 hit in the UK.

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Single Version
12 inch Version
Instrumental Version
Original B-Side Version
Home - B-Side


OMD - Electricity

'Electricity' is the debut single of the New Wave and synthpop group Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark.

It is notable for having been recorded numerous times. The earliest versions are live recordings by Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys' previous group The Id.

The song is one of the OMD's most popular and recognisable songs even though it never became a hit.

The three attempts at scoring a hit only achieved the lowly (but significant for the group at the time) number 99 in 1979.

'Electricity' would later appear on OMD's debut album and is regularly featured on OMD compilations.

All incarnations of the 'Electricity' single were backed by the B-side and fellow debut album track 'Almost.'

This song was inspired by The Teardrop Explodes' song 'Camera, Camera' and the Kraftwerk song 'Radioactivity.'

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Single Version
John Peel Session Version
Almost - B-Side


Monday, 11 July 2011

B-Movie - Nowhere Girl - EP

On friday I put up the track by B-Movie 'Nowhere Girl' which was released in 1982.

As mentioned then the track had originally been released as the first track on an EP back in 1980.

Side A had the title single on it and played at 45rpm. However the other 5 track were all on the B-Side which played at 33rpm. Very unusual I thought.

Well I thought I would put up that EP for people to enjoy.

Click the link below to download the following:
01 - Nowhere Girl
02 - this Still Life
03 - Institution Walls
04 - Aeroplanes and Mountains
05 - Left Out In The Cold
06 - Remebrance Day


Level 42 - Lessons In Love

'Lessons in Love', was a single from the UK band Level 42, released in 1986, from the album 'Running in the Family'.

It's one of the few singles from the band that broke into the Billboard Hot 100, where it reached number 12 in 1987.

It was also another hit for them in the UK, where it reached number 3 on the UK Singles Chart, their biggest hit here.

It won fame in countries where Level 42 was little known, such as Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil, Indonesia and others.

It also became the first of five singles from their 1987 album 'Running in the Family', and it made way for the success of other singles from the album.

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Single Version
12 inch Extended Mix

Shep-Pettibone Remix
Buick Project Mix
Dub Mix
Extended Edit

Mischa Daniels Remix
vs TCS - 2007 Sidechain Club Mix
vs TCS - 2008 DJ DaLuk Remix
vs TCS - Doc Terry Video Remix - Video
vs TCS - Doc Terry Video Remix - MP3
Hot Water - Live - B-Side


Friday, 8 July 2011

Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over

'Don't Dream It's Over' is a pop/rock song written by Neil Finn and performed by Crowded House for their debut album of the same name.

In the UK the single made it to number 27 on the Singles Chart. However, it became the band's biggest international hit, reaching number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The lyrics are about a lover telling his partner that despite the barriers and obstacles attempting to divide them, they must persevere while continuing to dream that their union is forever.

The music video, which features some surreal special effects such as household objects – including shattering crockery – and film reels that float in the air, shows lead singer Neil Finn playing a guitar and walking through the same house during different time periods while his bandmates are either performing household chores or playing various backing instruments. It was nominated for Best Group Video, and Best Direction at the 1987 MTV Video Music Awards, and earned the group a Best New Artist award.

Click the link beow to download the following:
Single Version
12 inch Extended Version
1999 Re-issue Single Version
That's What I Call Love - B-Side
Weather With You - Live - 1999 B-Side


B-Movie - Nowhere Girl

B-Movie were a futurist band from Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England, active in the first half of the 1980s.

The band were signed to the Some Bizzare record label.

'Nowhere Girl' was originally released in 1980 as an EP.

However, in 1982 the band released 'Nowhere Girl' again, as a stand alone single release, which made the Top 10 in many European countries and reached number 68 in the United Kingdom.

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Single Version
12 inch Version
Adam Freeland Mix
Radio Session Version
Scare Some Life Into Me - B-Side
Remembrance Day - 1982 Version 12 inch Extra Track


Thursday, 7 July 2011

Liza Minnelli - Love Pains

'Love Pains' is the fourth and final single from Liza Minnelli's Results album.

It was released in the UK on April 1990 by Epic Records. The track was produced by the Pet Shop Boys and Julian Mendelsohn.

The single's b-side is Liza's take on the Pet Shop Boys single 'Rent', which also features on Results.

Steve "Silk" Hurley was commissioned to create several mixes for 'Love Pains' which are spread across the single's various formats.

The single almost reached the top 40, stalling at number 41. This was 21 places higher than the last single, 'So Sorry, I Said'.

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Single Version
Deep Dub Version
Deep House Pains
Hurley's Instrumental Version
Hurley's Radio Edit
Hurley's Remix
Rent - B-side


Level 42 - The Chinese Way

The Chinese Way is a single by the UK band Level 42.

It was the second single from their album, The Pursuit of Accidents, which was the band's most successful album up to that time.

It was Level 42's first top 30 single in the United Kingdom, as the single made it to number 24 in the UK Singles Charts, and helped Mark King, Mike Lindup and the brothers Rowland Gould (universally known as "Boon") and Phil Gould build their fanbase in the UK.

There was no video made for this single as far as I am awaire.

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Single Version
Extended Version
88 - Live - B-Side


Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Carmel - It's All In The Game

Carmel (born Carmel McCourt, 24 November 1958, Wrawby, Lincolnshire, England) is a British female singer, her eponymous band Carmel uniting bassist Jim Parris, and drummer Gerry Darby.

The band formed in Manchester when two students, Carmel McCourt and Jim Parris got together with drummer Gerry Darby (Parris' cousin).

The bands 9th single release was called 'It's All In The Game' and was taken from Carmel's fourth album 'Everybody's got a little... soul'. The B-side was recorded live at Ronnie Scott's in London on June 28, 1987.

The single was released in 1987 the single did not make it into the charts.

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Single Version
More More More - Live - B-Side


The Kane Gang - Closest Thing To Heaven.

The Kane Gang were a Blues rock trio from North East England that had a few UK hits and two U.S. hits in the 1980s.

Named after the movie, Citizen Kane, the trio recorded for the indie record label, Kitchenware, that was also home to Prefab Sprout.

'The closest Thing To Heaven' was released in 1984 from their debut album 'The Bad And Lowdown World Of The Kane Gang'.

The single managed to make it to number 12 on the UK singles Charts.

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Single Version
12 inch Version
Mighty Day - B-Side
Bride Of Smalltown Mudwrestle - 12 inch Extra Track


Tuesday, 5 July 2011

The cure - Lament - Flexipop Version

Yesterday I put The Cures - The Walk up which had the B-Side of Lament. This track had originally been out on green and red, flexi disc given away with the September issue of Flexipop in 1982.

The Flexipop version of Lament was originally a demo version of the song which was very different from the track featured on The Walk single. Well I thought I would share that disc with you today.
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Lament - Flexipop Version


Yazoo - Don't Go

'Don't Go' is the second single taken from the British new wave band Yazoo's debut album, Upstairs at Eric's.

Released in the UK in July of 1982, the song peaked at number 3 on the UK singles chart, becoming Yazoo's second top five hit.

In the US, where the band was known as Yaz, the song was their second big hit on the American dance chart, where it spent two weeks at number 1 in October 1982. Their first American dance chart hit was 'Situation', which had also gone to number 1 on this chart earlier the same year.

The music video for the song features band members Alison Moyet and Vince Clarke in a sort of haunted mansion.

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Single Version
Rare Remix
Homebrew Version
Bailey and Rossko Remix
Ben Liebrand Remix
Class X Mix
Digital blonde Intrumental Mix
MT's Dub Version
NTS Electro Style Club Mix 2007
Razormaid Remix
Re Re-Mix
Tee's Freeze Mix
Tees Radio Mix
DJ Dello Remix 2007
Winter Kills - B-Side


Monday, 4 July 2011

The Cure - The Walk

'The Walk' is the name of a 1983 single by The Cure. It later appeared on their album Japanese Whispers

'The Walk' was something of a commercial breakthrough for the group with regard to their singles output, peaking at number 12 to give them their first entry into the UK top 20. It was also the first of their 17 consecutive Irish top 20 hits between 1983 and 1992.

One of the three B-sides is 'Lament', which is a re-recording of a promo-single released in late 1982 for the Flexipop magazine. Unlike the earlier version, which was garbled and experimental, the lyrics are understandable and the music has better flow.

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Single Version
Everything Mix
Razormaid Mix
Lament - B-Side 1
The Upstairs Room - B-Side 2
The Dream - B-Side 3


Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)

'I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)' is the first single from Whitney Houston's second studio album Whitney. It was produced by Narada Michael Walden, and written by George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam of the band Boy Meets Girl, who had previously written the number-one Whitney Houston hit 'How Will I Know'. The original arrangement was more of a country tune but was transformed to make it a dance song by Walden.

The video for 'I Wanna Dance with Somebody' (directed by Brian Grant) is one of Houston's best recognized music videos. In the intro of this video, Houston just finishes a performance onstage. She walks backstage, and the scene is intercut with more vivid, colorful images of her. The song then explodes into its beginning, with myriad locations and various outfits by Houston, as dancers trying to impress her as she dances around, just having a good time. The music video was in heavy rotation on music channels MTV, VH1, and BET during the song's run.

The single became one of Houston's biggest hits by making it to number 1 in the UK Singles Charts and Bliiboard Hot 100 and making number 1 in another 12 countrys including Australia and Germany.

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Single Version

12 inch Remix
12 inch Remix Edit
2nd Remix
Acapella Mix
DJ Early Birds Girls Just Wanna Dance With Somebody Mix
Drew G's Back To Basic Mix
Dub Mix
Hot Tracks Mix
I Wanna Dance with N.R.G
Junior VasquezMix
Junior Happy Handbag Mix
K-Klub Mix
Manriki's I Wanna Dance With Some Army Version
Moment Of Truth - B-Side


Friday, 1 July 2011

Act - Snobbery And Decay

'Snobbery and Decay' is the first single by Act. It was released by ZTT Records in a number of formats on 5 May 1987 and reached number 60 in the UK Singles Chart.

According to Claudia Brücken, "The whole idea was based on a programme called Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. That was when we discovered how much we wanted to write about that idea and what a great introduction it would be for Thomas and me to have a duet as a first single. Two characters talking about that whole thing."

The orchestral arrangement for 'Snobbery and Decay' was made by David Bedford.

The single also features a cover of 'I'd Be Surprisingly Good for You' from the musical Evita, chosen according to Thomas Leer, because "we both dislike Andrew Lloyd Webber intensely. We wanted to do something from a musical, something that was crap and that we could make great. It also fitted the idea of the package."

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Single Version
Extended for Stephanie Beacham Version - That's Entertainment 12 inch Version
The Naked Civil Limited 12 inch Version
Theme from Snobbery and Decay - Various 12 inch Extra Track
I'll Be Surprisingly Good For You - 12 inch Extra Track
Poison - B-Side
Strong Poison - Limited 12 inch Edition B-Side


Tears For Fears - Change

Released in February 1983, 'Change' was a number 3 hit for Tears for Fears in the UK.

The song also gave the band their first charting single in America when it cracked the Billboard Top 75 in August 1983.

Roland Orzabal commented about the song: 'It's not really about much. It's just one of those cheap pop lyrics.'

The real rarity on this single is the B-side. 'The Conflict' was never released on CD as far as I know. It describes a conflict between two individuals. Sung by Curt Smith, this is one of the few songs in the Tears for Fears catalogue on which he shares a writing credit.

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Single Version
Extended Version
New Version
Joe Negro Punk Disco Mix