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Links Are Dead - I Know

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, 30 November 2011

Men At Work - Down Under

'Down Under' (also known as 'Land Down Under') is a pop song recorded by Men at Work for their debut album Business as Usual. The song went to number 1 on American, British, Canadian and Australian charts.

It was reissued in 1982, and is the only Men at Work song to go to number 1 in the United Kingdom, and their only single to make the UK top 20. It has become a popular and patriotic song in Australia.
The lyrics are about an Australian traveller circling the globe, proud of his nationality, and about his interactions with people he meets on his travels who are interested in his home country.

One of the verses refers to Vegemite sandwiches, among other things; the particular lyric "He just smiled and gave me a Vegemite sandwich" has become a well-known phrase.

Colin Hay told Songfacts: "The chorus is really about the selling of Australia in many ways, the over-development of the country. It was a song about the loss of spirit in that country. It's really about the plundering of the country by greedy people. It is ultimately about celebrating the country, but not in a nationalistic way and not in a flag-waving sense. It's really more than that."

Slang and drug terms are used in the lyrics:

Travelling in a fried-out Kombi, on a hippy trail, head full of zombie.
Here 'fried-out' means overheated, Kombi refers to the Volkswagen Type 2 combination van, and having 'a head full of zombie' refers to the use of a type of marijuana. Cultural slang is also used: after the second verse the refrain is "where the beer does flow and men chunder"; 'chunder' means vomit.

The music video was filmed in a number of places, including Lake Mackenzie on Fraser Island. The video also features several litre-size cans of what appear to be Foster's Lager (although the brand is removed), a beer drunk mainly outside Australia while being marketed as Australian.

The song is a perennial favourite on Australian radio and television, and topped the charts in the U.S. and UK simultaneously in early 1983. It was later used as a theme song by the crew of Australia II in their successful bid to win the America's Cup in 1983. Men at Work played this song in the closing ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympics, alongside other Australian artists. It was also often played after Australian athletes had received medals during competition, as they walked around the venue on a parade lap after the medal ceremony.

Click the link below to download the following:
Video
Single Version
Helpless Automaton - B-Side
Crazy - Australian B-Side

http://www.mediafire.com/?r5vddhs55p9gf

Martika - I Feel The Earth Move

'I Feel the Earth Move' is a song written and recorded by pop singer-songwriter Carole King. A track on King's album Tapestry, the song is one half of the double A-sided single, the flip side which was 'It's Too Late'. Together, both 'I Feel the Earth Move' and 'It's Too Late' became among the biggest mainstream pop hits for the year 1971.

Released in autumn 1989, 'I Feel the Earth Move' was the third single from Martika's self-titled debut, Martika. 'I Feel the Earth Move' reached the number 25 on the pop charts in the U.S., and number 7 in the UK and number 2 in Australia.

The high energy music video was shot during the promotional tour for this album. The song's tenure on the U.S. charts was cut short when radio stations pulled it from their playlists in the wake of the 1989 San Francisco earthquake.

Click the link below to downlaod the following:
Video
Single Version
Seismic Rhythm Mix
Alibis - B-Side

http://www.mediafire.com/?cldda9oxb00zk

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Toni Basil - Shoppin From A To Z

'Shoppin' From A to Z' is the fourth single by Toni Basil, and the third from her debut album, Word of Mouth. It was released in the US only.

After the poor performance of 'Nobody' in the UK, there was a lot of dependence on 'Shoppin' From A to Z' for its performance in the US. It peaked at number 77.

The song features a shopping list consisting of various grocery items, each beginning with a different letter of the alphabet. On the album version, it is shouted out by a chorus. However, in the single version this is replaced by comical voices saying the name of each item.

the track was also used in the TV series Fame. the episode was called 'Wishes' and was was from the 4th series.

Click the link below to download the following:
Video

Single Version
Special Club Mix
Time After time - B-side

http://www.mediafire.com/?mp0plkvkbbav9

Martika - Toy Soldiers

'Toy Soldiers' is a song by Martika appearing on her eponymous debut album in 1989 as a ballad. The single was a number-one hit in the United States. It was sampled by Eminem in his 2004 single, 'Like Toy Soldiers'. The song's subject matter concerns drug abuse and how it can devastate the lives of the user and those who care about them.

Martika is the only one who sings throughout the song, although she is joined on the chorus by some of her former castmates from Kids Incorporated, including the Black Eyed Peas's Stacy Ferguson, Rahsaan Patterson, Renee Sands, as well as later cast members Jennifer Love Hewitt and Devyn Puett, as backup vocalists.

The song spent two weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S. and New Zealand while reaching number five in both the United Kingdom and Australia. When it spent its first week at number one, it had leapt over Madonna's 'Express Yourself' and kept that song from reaching the top spot. On Billboard's year-end chart for 1989, 'Toy Soldiers' placed number 29. It was Martika's only number-one single in the U.S., and her highest-ranking single in the United Kingdom. The single was certified Gold in the United States by the RIAA.

Click the link below to download the following:
Video
Single Version
Japanese Version
Exchange Of Hearts - B-Side

http://www.mediafire.com/?d374b7u52be4o

Monday, 28 November 2011

Danielle Dax - Cat House

Danielle Dax is an experimental musician and producer most active from the late-1970s to the mid-1990s. She was born in Southend-on-Sea, Essex.

In 1988 Dax released her 4th single entitled 'Cat House'. It didn't chart.

Click the link below to download the following:
Single Version
House Cat - B-Side
Touch Piggy's Eyes - 12 inch Extra Track

http://www.mediafire.com/?olb5kfx7ydsa9

Journey - Behind The Music



Well here is another of the VH1 Behind The Music that I have reccently been watching but this time from the group Journey.

Originally broadcast on 18th February 2001




VH1 Behind The Music - Journey Part 1







VH1 Behind The Music - Journey Part 2







VH1 Behind The Music - Journey Part 3







VH1 Behind The Music - Journey Part 4






Friday, 25 November 2011

Depeche Mode - Behind The Music

Well I have recently been watching some 80's stuff and felt that it was about time to share them on here.

This is Depeche Mode's VH1 Behind The Music Documentary.

>The alternative rock group, whose singer Dave Gahan battled depression for years and survived several suicide attempts.

The band was almost torn apart, before he went to a drug rehab and cleaned himself up in 1996.

Originally broadcast on 28th February 1998

VH1 Behind The Music - Depeche Mode - Part 1








VH1 Behind The Music - Depeche Mode - Part 2






Depeche Mode - Master And Servant

'Master and Servant' is Depeche Mode's eleventh UK single (released on August 20, 1984) and the second single from the Some Great Reward album.

Despite a lot of controversy surrounding the song, it still managed to reach number 9 in the UK Singles Chart.

'Master and Servant' comes with the 'Slavery Whip Mix', the longest 12" DM song at the time with the outro being turned into a swing version of the refrain, and the "Voxless" version which is an instrumental mix of the song.

The B-side is '(Set Me Free) Remotivate Me', its Release Mix is the 12" version. The 7" version edits out much of the beginning.

The 'Master and Servant' music video was directed by Clive Richardson.

The overtly sexual, BDSM-themed lyrics of 'Master and Servant' - complete with synthesized whip-and-chain sound effects - reportedly got the song banned by many radio stations in the United States (although the song reached the Billboard Hot 100 chart anyway, albeit only at number 87 and for only a three-week chart stay). Reportedly the song narrowly avoided a radio ban by the BBC as well, and might have been banned if the one BBC staffer who wanted to ban the record had not been away on holiday at the time the other staffers voted on whether to add 'Master and Servant' to their playlist.

Click the link below to downlaod the following:
Video
Single Version
Slavery Whip Mix

Hammerhead Mix
(Set Me Free) Remotivate Me - B-Side
(Set Me Free) Remotivate Me - 12 inch Remix

http://www.mediafire.com/?0ae46kro6xryr

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Duran Duran - Behind the Music

Well here is another of the VH1 Behind The Music doccumentaries that I have recently been watching but this time by Duran Duran.

Behind The Music: Duran Duran gave a profile of the band including a report on the group's chart success in the 1980s, as well as its formation during 1999 as a threesome.

Originally broadcast on the 4th April 1999.

On the 20th November 2010 it was shown again but this time in a remastered format bringing the fans up to date with the band and the release of new music.

VH1 Behind The Music - Durran Durran - Part 1











VH1 Behind The Music - Durran Durran - Part 2










VH1 Behind The Music - Durran Durran - Part 3









VH1 Behind The Music - Durran Durran - Part 4






Duran duran - My Own Way

'My Own Way' is the fourth single by Duran Duran, originally released as a stand-alone single on 16 November 1981.

The single was designed as a stop-gap release to capitalise on the Top 5 success of 'Girls on Film' and to provide a gateway to the band's forthcoming second album. The 7 inch single and 12 inch versions were recorded in October 1981, well before the rest of the Rio album was recorded in the early months of 1982.

'My Own Way' was another hit, peaking at number 14 on the UK Singles Chart, and was even more successful in Australia, where it became Duran Duran's second Top 10 hit at number 10.

Despite its success, the single has often been cited by the band as their least favourite and is rarely played live. Keyboardist Nick Rhodes has expressed astonishment that 'My Own Way' performed better than 1987's 'Skin Trade', which ended the band's record of twelve consecutive Top 20 hits in the UK.

Click the link below to download the following:
Video

Single Version
Night Version
Eyes Like An angel - B-Side

http://www.mediafire.com/?pyk022qtx0kaf

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Pat Benatar - All fired Up

In 1988 Pat Benatar released her 31st siingle entitled 'All fired Up'.

This was the first single from the Wide Awake In Dreamland album.

The single made it to number 19 on the UK Singles's Chart whilte in the US the single made it to number 19 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 2 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks Charts. The single also reached number 8 in Canada and number 2 in Australia.


Click the link below to download the following:
Single Version
12 inch Version
Cool Zero - B-Side

http://www.mediafire.com/?04meund5ryjqv

Front 242

Front 242 is a pioneering Belgian electronic music group that came into prominence during the 1980s. They are known for being the premier pioneer of electronic body music and as a major influence on the electronic and industrial music genres.

'Headhunter' is a song by the Belgian EBM band Front 242. It was released in 1988 on the album Front By Front, in two versions (Version 1.0 and Version 3.0). Version 1.0 was then released as a single, with Version 2.0 as one of the b-sides. The song was a major hit in the electronic and industrial music scenes, and Front By Front subsequently became the top selling album in the history of Wax Trax! Records.

After a long hiatus from 1993 onwards, Front 242 regrouped to re-record the song in late 1999, releasing it with multiple remixes on the dual-CD single Headhunter 2000.

Click the link beow to download the following:
V1 - 12 inch Version
Welcome To Paradise - V1 - B-Side

http://www.mediafire.com/?lsrclgm885b6w

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Lionel Richie - Behind The Music

VH1 Behind the Music - Lionel Richie

Story of Lionel Ritchie's phenomenal rise to fame--both as a Commodore and as a solo artist.

Originally broadcast on 29th November 1998



VH1 Behind The Music - Lionel Ritchie - Part 1












Vh1 Behind The Music - Lionel Ritchie - Part 2












VH1 Behind The Music - Lionel Ritchie - Part 3









Pat Benatar - Crimes Of Passion - Album

'Crimes of Passion' is the second album by Pat Benatar, released in 1980.

It peaked at Number 2 on the Billboard 200 and produced the hits 'Hit Me with Your Best Shot' (US Number 9), 'You Better Run' (US Number 42), 'Treat Me Right' (US Number 18), plus a cover of Kate Bush's international hit, 'Wuthering Heights'.

Crimes of Passion is Benatar's highest selling album to date, certifying 5x platinum (for sales of 5 million units)

'Hell Is for Children', which was not released as an A-side single, was also a hit on album-rock stations. However, a live version of this song from her Live from Earth album was released as the B-side of her 'Love Is a Battlefield' single three years later.

The music video for the song 'You Better Run' was the second music video ever aired on MTV in 1981.

This album featured Myron Grombacher on drums, replacing Glen Alexander Hamilton.

Traclisting:
01 - Treat Me Right
02 - You Better Run
03 - Never Wanna Leave You
04 - Hit Me with Your Best Shot
05 - Hell Is for Children
06 - Little Paradise
07 - I'm Gonna Follow You
08 - Wuthering Heights
09 - Prisoner of Love
10 - Out-A-Touch

Click the link below to download the album:

http://www.mediafire.com/?fol4y089xbst0

Monday, 21 November 2011

Pat Benatar - Behind The Music

Well Here is another of the VH1 Behind The Music tat I have recently enjoyed. It's great to find out things about the people and bands you liked back in the day. Hope you enjoy.

Rocker Pat Benatar is profiled via interviews with the singer, band mates, family members, peers and industry insiders.

Originally Broadcast on the 5th August 2001.

VH1 Behind The Music - Pat Benatar.






Laura Branigan - Hold Me - Album

'Hold Me' is the fourth album by the singer Laura Branigan, released in 1985 on Atlantic Records.

The lead single from Branigan's fourth album, 'Spanish Eddie', was her sixth top 40 hit in two and a half years, although it failed to enter the top 20.

The following single release, 'Hold Me', was a top 40 dance hit and her introduction of the rock ballad 'I Found Someone' (co-written by Michael Bolton) reached even higher on the AC chart.

Despite the weak sales, the album has many of her fan-favourite songs. Not only did she continue to perform 'Spanish Eddie' in concerts throughout her career, but she began a life-long tradition of closing every show with an encore of 'Forever Young', the ballad that was made a cult hit by German band Alphaville.

Traclisting:
01 - Hold Me
02 - Maybe Tonight
03 - Foolish Lullaby
04 - Spanish Eddie
05 - Forever Young
06 - When I'm with You
07 - I Found Someone
08 - Sanctuary
09 - Tenderness
10 - When the Heat Hits the Streets

Clcik the link below to download the album

http://www.mediafire.com/?jbjt6d09gjdnb

Friday, 18 November 2011

Brenda Russell - Piano In The Dark

On Tuesday I was reading Chris Daniel's 80's Man blog and he posted the song 'Piano in the Dark' by Brenda Russell.

Well I realised that I had also not included it here on my little blog, and as I love this song I decided to rectify this little error. So here it is.

'Piano In The Dark' was released in early 1988, nine years after Russell's previous charting single on the Billboard Hot 100 (1979's 'So Good, So Right').

'Piano In The Dark' was the first single to be released from the 1988 album 'Get Here'.

The song gained heavy airplay and became Russell's biggest hit, peaking at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 8 on the R&B Chart and number 3 on the Adult Contemporary Chart. The song was also a moderate hit in the UK, peaking at 23.

The song earned Russell three Grammy Award nominations in 1989, including one for Song of the Year.

The B-Side 'In The Thick Of It' was taken from Russell's 1979 self titled album.

I have to say that like chris I too remember listening to this song on the late night radio stations that played the slow music as I went to sleep. Listening to it again is just a delight as I just love this soulfull classic song and I hope you enjoy it too.

Click the link below to download the following:
Video
Single Version
In The Thick Of It - B-Side

http://www.mediafire.com/?7z4z94ps8uvkq

Ultravox - Love's Great Adventure

'Love's Great Adventure' is a single released by Ultravox on the 12th October 1984, peaking at number 12 in the UK Singles Chart.
The style of this single is different from any of their preceding Lament singles, aiming for a more lightweight, pop-oriented approach.

The music video features the band members in a humorous parody of Indiana Jones, with Midge Ure being chased across deserts and forests by a ruthless treasure hunter. Midge Ure stated in his autobiography, If I Was, that the aim of the single and its video was to promote Ultravox as having a sense of humour, away from the seriousness of their previous releases. Also in the video is Ure's future wife Annabel Giles. The music in the video stops halfway through where a seemingly exhausted Midge Ure, tired from minutes of endless running around has to sit down for a moment and take a breather. He rests for a moment then takes a breath before standing up recovered and continuing with the song at which point the music starts up once again.

The song, based on a riff for a Levi's jeans commercial which was not taken up by the company, was not released on a studio album, instead appearing on their 1984 compilation album The Collection.

Click the link below to download the following:
Video
single Version
Extended Version
White China - Live - B-Side
White China - Special Mix

http://www.mediafire.com/?0e7246jmq216p

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Culture Club - Sydney Breakfast TV Interview

This is an interview on the Sydney Breakfast TV on the 15th November 2011. They are talking about the new Album and Tour for next year and playiing at Sydney on New Years Eve with other bands including Pet Shop Boys.

Tour dates have not been anounced yet.

Just wanted to share this with you all.


Interview on Sydney Breakfast TV - 15th November 2011




Boy George New Book And Single - Turn To Dust

An official, definitive legacy edition of a stunning new coffee table book ‘King of Queens’ by legendary pop icon Boy George will be released on December 12th 2011 by Kitchen Sink Publishing.

The book reveals a deep and personal journey through Boy George’s fascinating life, from conception until now, in stunning imagery and reflective commentary. Contents include many unseen personal photos, illustrations, artist photos, school reports, baby book, rare memorabilia, letters and other fascinating insights.

It’s strictly limited edition – only 999 unique pieces will ever exist, each one uniquely numbered, signed and certificated. Each 18”x12” book includes a 10” picture disc vinyl, hand built into the back cover, featuring unheard and unreleased material from over the years. Each book features a unique centrefold spread, personalised by Boy George himself! Quarter bound in luxury litho finish, hand sewn and bound in Italy using only the finest sourced materials and presented in a silkscreen printed cloth-bound clamshell case, featuring embossed blocking and gold leaf finishing.

Retail Price: £499 + P&P



Turn 2 Dust remixes are now officially confirmed as being released on Monday 5th September 2011– releasing on Beatport and iTunes exclusively, then across all digital download stores from 3rd October. New Reggae remix package will be released on October 31, 2011. Also available is a stunning new 7" single released on October 10, 2011 for 'Turn 2 Dust' & 'Go Your Own Way' were two of the stand out singles from the album, and as such has been given a limited & collectable 7" release with a surprising twist! Both tracks have been given an intoxicating reggae rework courtesy of the highly acclaimed Kevan Frost, whose production & musical journeys have been associated with Boy George since the 90s. Highly collectable & in limited pressed numbers, this authentic looking reggae 7" is sure to be a real head turner in any serious collectors possession. This limited edtion beautiful 7" single will be released with two new remixes of Turn 2 Dust as well as Go Your Own Way as the b-side.

Sida A Turn 2 Dust (Kevan Frost Mix)
Side A Turn 2 Dust (Dubvesive Mix)
Side B Go Your Own Way (Dubvesive Mix

Boy George - Turn To Dust











Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Boy George - Keep Me In Mind

'Keep Me In Mind' was Boy George second solo single release.

Released in 1987 this single was the follow up to the hit single 'Everything I Own'.

Taken from the album Sold the single was not as successful as it's predecessor as it reached number 29 in the UK singles charts.

However the single faired better in the Italian charts as it reached number 3.

Click the link below to download the following:
Video
Single Version
State Of Love - B-Side

I Prey - Extra Track
I Prey - Shortened Version

http://www.mediafire.com/?579isvjncj949

Boy George Interview

Broadcast on 12th November 2011 is this BBC Radio 2 Boy George Interview with Graham Norton.

You will need to fast forward to about 1 and half hours into the programme to get to the interview but it is a great interview, talking about the release on vinyl of the single and the new book.
This is only available for the next 3 days so be quick. If anyone knows how to download this so I can share it properly please get in touch.

Enjoy

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b0171p6n

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Akiko Yano - Ai Ga Nakucha Ne

Akiko Yano is a Japanese pop and jazz musician and singer. She was born as Akiko Suzuki (Suzuki Akiko) in Tokyo and raised in Aomori, Aomori, and later began her singing career in the mid-1970s. Her vocals and singing style has often been compared to the contemporary English singer Kate Bush

Akiko Yano released her 9th studio album 'Ai Ga Nakucha Ne' in 1982. Yano had been working with members of Yellow Magic Orchestra and the group Japan who helped Yano to record this album in London.

David Sylvian sang on the track 'Good Night' while both Mick Karn, Steve Jansen and Ryuichi Sakamoto played and sometimes provided backing voculs on some of the tracks.

Tracklist:
01 - 愛がなくちゃね - (Ai Ga Nakucha Ne)
02 - 悲しくてやりきれない - (Kanashiku Te Yari Kire Nai)
03 - What's Got In Your Eyes?
04 - おいしい生活 - (Oishii Seikatsu)
05 - みちでバッタリ - (Michi De Battari)
06 - 女たちよ男たちよ - (Onna Tachi Yo Otoko Tachi Yo)
07 - あいするひとよ - (Aisuru Hito Yo)
08 - Sleep On My Baby
09 - Another Wedding Song
10- どんなときも□どんなときも□どんなときも - (Donna Toki Mo Donna Toki Mo Donna Toki Mo)
11 -Good Night

Click the link below to download the album:

http://www.mediafire.com/?37u2qjxuh5kk0

Billy Idol - Eyes Without A Face

'Eyes Without a Face' is a song by Billy Idol, co-written with guitarist Steve Stevens from Idol's 1983 album Rebel Yell. The song is softer and more ballad-like than most of the album's other singles.

Released on May 29, 1984, this was the second single from the Rebel Yell album. It was very successful and reached a high of number 4 on the Billboard Charts, becoming Idol's first Top 10 hit in the U.S. The single also made it to number 18 on the UK Singles Chart.

The song is notable for the female voice of Perri Lister that sings 'Les yeux sans visage' (French for 'eyes without a face') as a background chorus.

The title of the song refers to French director Georges Franju's movie 'Les yeux sans visage'.

The video was directed by David Mallet and begins with a close-up of Idol's sneering face, interspersed with three unidentifiable ('faceless') female singers. During the song's bridge, the scene changes to Steve Stevens soloing on guitar and Idol in familiar punk poses while dancing in a flaming hexagon surrounded by hooded acolytes. The imagery of the video contrasts with the relative softness of the song and its lyrics of longing.

Reportedly filmed in a marathon 30-hour session, the video was released in June 1984 and subsequently nominated for MTV Video Music Awards for "Best Editing" and "Best Cinematography". The video's extensive filming near fog machines, lighting, and fire sources nearly fused Idol's contact lenses. At the conclusion of filming, Idol attempted to leave, and promptly passed out on the studio lawn from exhaustion. Initially mistaken for a vagrant, a police officer who roused Idol was alarmed at his reddened eyes. The officer immediately brought Idol to a local hospital, where doctors were able to coax out the lenses, saving his vision.

Click the link below to download the following:
Video
Single Version
The Dead Next Door - B-Side

http://www.mediafire.com/?3qua9wp106p4v

Monday, 14 November 2011

Japan - Life In Tokyo

'Life in Tokyo' was Japan's 5th single.

Released originally in 1979, on the Hansa Record Label, the single failed to make any impact on the UK Singles Charts.

Fast forward to 1981 and Japan are having some success on the Virgin Record Label. Due to this Hansa decided to cash in and release the single for a 2nd time. Unfortunatly this didn't pay off as the single failed to reach the charts.

We move again to 1982 and Japan are making it big now. Hansa decide to re-mix the single and try releasing it again this time with the bands approval. With Sylvian co-ordinating the Sleeve design, this time the relase pays off as the single made it to number 28 in the UK Singles Chart.

A classic Japan song with a big Giorgio Moroder production.

Click the link below to download the following:
Video
Single Version
Original 12 inch Version - 1979
Part 2 - 1979 B-Side
'Souvenir From Japan' Mix - 1981
Assemblage Cassette Bonus Remix - 1981
Steve Nye - 7 inch Remix - 1982
Steve Nye - 12 inch Remix - 1982

European Son - 1981 B-Side
European son - John Punter 12 inch Mix - 1981 12 inch B-Side
Theme - 1982 B-Side

http://www.mediafire.com/?i373g21fz10gl

The Communards - So cold The Night

Following the number 1 hit of 'Don't Leave Me This Way', The Communards released their 4th single in 1986 entitled 'So Cold The Night'.

This was the bands last single to be released from the bands debut album Communards.

'So Cold The Night' became the bands 2nd top ten hit in the UK Singles Charts as the single made it to number 8 in the charts.

Click the link below to download the following:
Single Version
Full Version
Extended Version
When The Walls Come Tumbling Down - B-Side
Never No More - 2nd B-Side

http://www.mediafire.com/?tccvs5e7fw3n6

Friday, 11 November 2011

Remebrance Day


We Shall Remember! To donate go to:

http://www.poppy.org.uk/

World As One

As it is Remembrance day today I thought today would be a great opportunity to plug this organisation.

'World as One' are an organisation who are committed to spreading the seeds of peace Worldwide. Below is their mision statement and a video where the board members talk about the organisation.

For more information and to donate to the cause go to their website:

http://waomovement.org/

'World As One' is an organization that is committed to creating a world where mankind is inspired to embody and practice peace principles that work for all. The purpose of this organization is to increase global connection through oneness and partnership as individuals interact as global citizens. World As One is aligned and focused to implement initiatives of peace to individuals, communities and children of the world.

A flag is the initial representation of this organization, a Universal peace flag that signifies peace for all beings on planet Earth. Every country of the world is honored on this flag, remembering that we are all One. The intention is that the flag shall fly in all nations and open up connection through deepening conversation of practicing of global citizenship.

A powerful element of education works hand and hand with the World As One flag. It is here that principles of global citizenship are brought forward to the children of the world. The educational foundation is based on oneness, seeing beyond borders, embracing all mankind, and teaching respect for our unique differences as well as similarities.

World As One is an organization with the belief that it is possible for individuals on the planet to live in harmony and create a peace filled world that works for all. With this philosophy, we aim to accept that peace is not only possible, but also probable and attainable. "



Fashion - Eye Talk

Fashion released their 10th single in 1983 entitled 'Eye Talk'.

Released ofter the moderate success of their previous single 'Love Shadow', 'Eye Talk' managed to make it to number 69 in the UK Singles Chart.

Click the link below to download the following:
Single Version
Mutant Version
Eye Talk - Talk Version
Slow Down - B-Side

http://www.mediafire.com/?5it9s6dja6i85

Fatal Charm - Paris

Fatal Charm (also known as The Fatal Charm from 1978–1979) were a punk then rock/pop band from Nottingham, England.

Formed in 1978 by Paul Arnall, they quickly became a three-piece and then a four-piece.

By 1980, the line-up was;

Paul Arnall (guitar, vocals, songwriter)
David Barker (keyboards)
Kevin Davies (bass guitar)
Kevin Gallagher (drums)

As might be expected, the collapse of various recording contracts precipitated frequent changes to the personnel, but the addition of vocalist Sarah Simmonds in the same year breathed new life into the band and enabled Arnall to concentrate on his writing and musicianship.

Supporting big name acts like Ultravox and Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark on tour, ensured that the band got some media coverage, including an appearance on the first ever (1982) transmission of Channel 4's groundbreaking music programme 'The Tube', hosted by Jools Holland and Paula Yates.

'Paris' had origianlly been released in 1979 on company records. Backed with the tracks 'Glitterbug' and 'Out Of My Head', the single failed to enter the charts.

'Paris' would again see the light of day. This time produced by Midge Ure of Ultravox the single was again released in 1981 but this time backed by the song 'Christine'. Again the single failed to trouble the charts.

I never got around to getting the first single with the tracks 'glitterbug' and 'Out Of My Head'. If anyone has this released and is willing to share please contact me.

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Paris - Video
Paris - Single Version
Christine - Unrrleased Video
Christine - B-Side

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Thursday, 10 November 2011

Blue Zone - Thinking About His Baby / Big Thing

Before Lisa Stansfield made it big in 1989, first with Cold Cut and then as a solo artist, she first appeared in a band called Blue Zone. The band added UK to the name in the US due to a name dispute.

The band consisted of:

Lisa Stansfield on Lead Vocals
Ian Devany on Trombobe, Keyboard, Guitar and Backing Voculs Andy Morris on Trumpet, Fluglehorn, Electronic Keyboard and Backing Voculs.

'Thinking About His Baby' was released as a singe in 1987. On the B-Side was the track Big Thing.

These were then flipped in 1988 when the single 'Big thing' was given a release as a 12 inch single and promo single. Backed with the previous A-Side the 12 inch also included the Big Dub Club Mix.

'Thinking About His Baby' eventually reached number 79 in the UK singles Chart while 'Big Thing' failed to chart in 1988.

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Thinking About His Baby:
Video
Extended Version

Big Thing
single Version
Extended Version
Big Dub Club Mix

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Lisa Stansfield - This Is The Right Time

'This Is the Right Time' is a song by British singer Lisa Stansfield, released during the summer of 1989 from her first album, Affection.

The song became her first single to reach the UK singles chart, where it reached number 13 and remained on the chart for eight weeks.

In the U.S., the single was released in the fall of 1990, where it peaked at number 21 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The song also reached number 1 on the American dance chart, her second song to top this chart ('All Around the World' had gone to number 1 on the dance chart earlier in 1990).

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Video
Single Version
Extended Remix
Miles Ahead Mix
Affection - B-Side

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Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Ultravox - Lament - Single

'Lament' is the third single and title track from Ultravox's seventh studio album, released on the 21st of June 1984.

Lament is a melancholy ballad, the music video depicting the band members visiting their lovers on a remote Scottish island.

The single didn't live up to its smash-hit predecessor, peaking at number 22 in the UK music charts and number 47 in the New Zealand charts.

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Video
Single Version
Extended Version
Heart Of The Country - Intrumental - B-Side

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Sheena Easton - 9 to 5 / Morning Train

'9 to 5' is the title of a popular song written by British songwriter Florrie Palmer and recorded by Sheena Easton in 1980, becoming her biggest hit.

It peaked at number three in the United Kingdom in August 1980 and was released in the United States in February 1981 (retitled 'Morning Train' to avoid confusion with Dolly Parton’s '9 to 5'), where it reached number one.

Early in 1981, EMI Records decided to launch Easton in the US and released '9 to 5' as her debut single. Easton's song went to number 1 on both the U.S. pop and adult contemporary charts; it remained at the top for two weeks on Billboard's pop chart. On Billboard's 1981 year-end charts, it came in as the twelfth-biggest pop and thirteenth-biggest AC hit of the year 1981. It also topped the RPM magazine pop and AC charts in Canada, reigning over the former for two weeks in May 1981.

The song is about a woman who waits at home all day for her man to come home from work. The music video was filmed on the Bluebell Railway, a heritage line running between East and West Sussex in England. The video stars London and South Western Railway No. 488, a preserved LSWR 0415 Class locomotive.

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Video
Single Version
Moody (My Love) - B-Side

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Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Kate Bush - Suspended In Gaffa

'Suspended in Gaffa' is a song recorded by Kate Bush. It was the third single release from her album The Dreaming in Europe (but not in the UK where 'There Goes a Tenner' was released instead).

The song lyrics are about seeing something one really wants (God in this case), then not being able to see or experience it ever again.

The "gaffa" of the title and chorus refers to gaffer tape, the strong silver-grey tape used by technicians in the film and concert industries.

The B-side is the original mix of 'Ne t'enfuis pas', only released on a handful of singles in late 1982. 'Ne t'enfuis pas', which is misspelled on the original sleeve as 'Ne T'en Fui Pas', means 'Don't run away' in French. In some countries, the B-side was 'Dreamtime' (which originally appeared as the B-side to 'The Dreaming').

A music video was produced for the song, which features Bush performing an interpretive dance in what appears to be a barn.

The single only charted in the Netherlands where it reached number 50 on the Dutch singles chart.

Here completes the little Kate Bush fest that I have done which all have one thing in commen and that being the B-side. Hope you enjoyed it.

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Video
Single Version

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Kate Bush - There Goes a Tenner

'There Goes a Tenner' is a song by the British singer Kate Bush. It was released as a single on 2 November 1982, the third to be taken from her album The Dreaming. It was released only in the UK.

'There Goes a Tenner' is often considered to be something of a "lost single", because when it was released it gained no interest from any radio stations or music television programmes (despite a music video being made). Due to the lack of media interest, the single did not sell well and became the only record by Bush not to chart in the UK. It was originally intended to be Bush's first 12-inch single, but plans to release a 12" were cancelled.

The song lyrics are about a (bungled) bank robbery as told by a fearful and paranoid perpetrator. As Bush stated;

"It's about amateur robbers who have only done small things, and this is quite a big robbery that they've been planning for months, and when it actually starts happening, they start freaking out. They're really scared, and they're so aware of the fact that something could go wrong that they're paranoid and want to go home."

Towards the end of the song, the lyrics and tone take on a dream-like state, which is reflected in the video. A review in Record Mirror commented that despite the comic tone of the song, the end left a rather unnerving effect. Bush sang it in what has been described as "a curious accent that seemed to veer from an aristocrat to an East End villain".

The B-side, "Ne t'enfuis pas" ("Don't Run Away") is spelt incorrectly on the actual single as "Ne T'en Fui Pas", which does not mean anything in French. this has been uploaded on yesterdays post.

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Video
Single Version

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Monday, 7 November 2011

Kate Bush - Ne t'enfuis Pas

'Ne t'enfuis pas' is a song written and recorded by Kate Bush. It was released in July 1983 in France and Canada. The song was previously issued as a B-side in the UK to the single 'There Goes a Tenner'.

'Ne t'enfuis pas' tells the story of a woman, worried that her lover is about to leave, wrestling with her conscience over her plans to make him stay.

The B-side, 'Un baiser d'enfant', is a French-language version of 'The Infant Kiss', from Bush's album Never for Ever. Based on the movie The Innocents, it is the story of a governess who is frightened by the adult feelings she has for her young male charge (who is possessed by the spirit of a grown man).

In English 'Ne t'enfuis pas' means 'Don't run away'.

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Single Version
Un Baiser D'enfant - B-Side

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Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush - Don't Give Up

'Don't Give Up' is song written by Peter Gabriel and recorded as a duet with Kate Bush for Gabriel's album So.

The single version spent eleven weeks in the UK Top 75 chart in 1986, peaking at number nine.

It describes the despair of a man who feels isolated and defeated by the economic system, and the support and wise counsel sung in the refrain.

There were two videos created for this song by Godley & Creme. The first consisted of a single take of the singers in an embrace, as the sun enters total eclipse and re-emerges. The second featured Gabriel and Bush's faces superimposed over film of a town and its people in disrepair.

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Video - Version 1
Video - Version 2
Single Version

In Your Eyes - Special Mix - B-Side
This Is The Picture (Excellent Birds) - 12 inch Extra Track
Curtains - US 12 inch B-Side

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Friday, 4 November 2011

Sheila E - A Love Bizarre

'A Love Bizarre' is a song written by Prince and Sheila E.. The song is a duet between both singers and it appears on Sheila E.'s 1985 album Romance 1600.

The song was Sheila E.'s last major hit and her second biggest behind her debut single 'The Glamorous Life'. The song was performed in the film Krush Groove, in which Sheila E. also had a major supporting role.

The song was a major hit, in the US, and reached number 1 in Urban radio airplay & Dance/Club play, number 2 on the U.S. R&B charts and number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 & Pop radio airplay.

The German 12" single release is backed by the B-Side 'Save The People' that also served as the B-Side for her previous single 'Sister Fate'.

The club scene from Krush Groove in which Sheila E. and her band are performing the song was used for the majority of the music video with a few scenes from the film edited in. The music video uses the song's single edit.

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Video

Single Version
Part 2
Save The People - B-Side

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Talking Heads - And She Was

'And She Was' is the name of a rock song written by David Byrne for the 1985 Talking Heads album Little Creatures.

According to Byrne, the song was written about a girl he knew who used to take LSD in a field next to a Yoo-hoo beverage factory in Baltimore, Maryland.

It reached number 54 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and number 17 on the UK singles chart.

The accompanying music video was directed by avant-garde filmmaker Jim Blashfield.

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Video
Single Version
Extended Version
Dub Version
Perfect World - B-Side

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Thursday, 3 November 2011

China Crisis - The Highest High

China Crisis released their 13th Single entitled 'The Highest High' in 1985.

This was the fouth single released from the Fluant And Imperfection album.

With the big success of their previous singles 'Black Man Ray' and 'King In A Catholic Style', 'The Highest High' did not fair so well as it stalled at number 82 in the UK singles Chart.


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Single Version
96 8 - B-Side

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Eurythmics - There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)

'There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart)' is a song performed by British musical duo Eurythmics.

It was written and recorded by band members Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart for their fifth studio album Be Yourself Tonight (1985), and features a harmonica solo by American singer Stevie Wonder.

The blues-influenced song was released as the album's second single during the third quarter of 1985 and became a worldwide success; most notably in Ireland, Norway and the United Kingdom, where it became the duo's only chart-topping single to date.

Ever since the record has been covered by several musical artists, including Brittany Murphy, Fantastic Plastic Machine, Leningrad Cowboys, Luciano Pavarotti, Kylie Minogue and, most noticeably, German pop group No Angels who scored their second number-one hit in Austria and Germany with their interpretation for the reissue of their album Elle'ments in August 2001.

Upon its release, 'There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart)' became Eurythmics' first (and to date only) number-one single in the UK, also topping the charts in Ireland, Norway and Brazil. While the song peaked at number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, it became another Top 10 success for the band in Sweden, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Austria and Australia.

The song's music video was one in a long line of innovative clips from Eurythmics. In the clip, Stewart portrays Louis XIV of France in the Court of the Sun King, while Lennox appears as a singer brought forth to perform and entertain the King. Bored at first, Stewart eventually becomes enthralled with Lennox's performance as the song reaches its conclusion. The video clip features elaborate costuming and set design.

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Video
Single Version
Special Dance Mix
Grown Up Girls - B-Side

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Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Melissa Manchester - Mathmatics - Album

Melissa Manchester (born February 15, 1951) is an American singer-songwriter and actress.

Beginning in the 1970s, she has recorded generally in the adult contemporary genre.

She has also appeared as an actress on television, in films, and on stage.

In 1985 Manchester released her 15th Studio Album entitled 'Mathmatics'. The album made it to number 144 in the US Album charts.

Tracklisting:
01 - Victims Of The Modern Heart
02 - Mathmatics
03 - Energy
04 - Shocked
05 - All Tied Up
06 - The Dream
07 - Restless Love
08 - Thunder In The Night
09 - Night Creatures
10 - Just One Lifetime

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Erasure - Chains Of Love

'Chains of Love' is a song by British synthpop duo Erasure, released in May 1988 as their ninth single overall.

The song was released by Mute Records as the second single from Erasure's third studio album The Innocents. In the United States, Sire Records released it as the first single. The album version was produced by Stephen Hague and was slightly remixed for its single release (most notably the album version starts cold, while the radio version contains a short synthesizer pattern as an intro).

'Chains of Love' became Erasure's sixth consecutive Top 20 hit on the UK singles chart, just missing the Top 10 by peaking at number eleven. In the United States, it became Erasure's mainstream breakthrough by climbing to number twelve on the Billboard Hot 100 and becoming the group's first entry on the Modern Rock Tracks chart. It also hit number four on the U.S. Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. 'Chains of Love' remains as Erasure's highest-charting U.S. pop hit.

The song, written by Vince Clarke and Andy Bell, is an uptempo dance-oriented synth pop track with Clarke's signature analogue sound and Bell's lyrics about breaking through any restrictions or stereotypes of what love should be. The lyrics allude subtly to Bell's desire for wider acceptance of homosexual couples, his pain evident from the opening lines "How can I explain when there are few words I can choose/How can I explain when words get broken". The chorus is memorable for Bell's use of falsetto.

The music video featured Clarke and Bell performing the song while being hoisted through the air by thick, metal chains.

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Video
Single Version
Original Mix
Extended Version
Almighty Definitive Mix
Truly In Love With The Marks Bros Mix
Don't Suppose - B-Side

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Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Abba - The Day Before You Came

'The Day Before You Came' is a song recorded and released by Swedish pop group ABBA. It was originally released in October 1982, as the first new song from ABBA's double compilation album The Singles: The First Ten Years. It is historic as being the final ABBA recording ever, although it wasn't their final song to be actually released.

'The Day Before You Came' was digitally recorded and mixed on August 20, 1982, with the working title of "Den Lidande Fågeln" (The Suffering Bird). Apart from Fältskog's lead vocal and an vocal line of Lyngstad mixed with the instrumental, the only instruments featured on the song were Andersson's synthesizer and drum machine, Ulvaeus' acoustic guitar and a snare drum by Åke Sundqvist.

According to Michael Tretow, ABBA's longtime sound engineer, this was the last ABBA song ever recorded. He further went on to state that Agnetha performed the lead without the lights on and said that mood had become sad and everybody in the studio knew that 'this was the end'.

The single was officially released on October 18, 1982 with another new song, 'Cassandra', as the B-side. By this time, ABBA were experiencing a slow decline in UK single sales. Accordingly, the single peaked at number 32 there.

ABBA's recording however, hit the top 5 in Belgium, Finland, West Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. It also reached number 5 on the Adult Contemporary chart in Canada.

The song was promoted by a music video clip filmed on September 21, 1982, and directed by the team of Kjell Sundvall and Kjell-Åke Andersson, breaking ABBA's eight year directing relationship with Lasse Hallström. The video featured Swedish actor Jonas Bergström as Fältskog's love interest.

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Video
Single Version
Cassandra - B-Side

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Blancmange - The Day Before You Came

Last week I featured Abba's 'The Day Before You Came' single on this blog.

A couple of years after that single was in the charts Blancmange covered the song.

Their version faired better than Abba's version as Blancmange reached number 22 in the UK Singles Chart.

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Video
Single Version
Extended Version
Feel Me - Live - B-Side

All Things Are Nice - Extra Track

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