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Bow Wow Wow - When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going (1983) {1997, Reissue}

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Bow Wow Wow - When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going (1983) {1997, Reissue}

Bow Wow Wow - When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going (1983) {1997, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 222 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 86 Mb
Full Scans ~ 149 Mb | 00:35:43 | RAR 5% Recovery
Alternative Rock, New Wave, Dance-Rock | One Way Records #OW 34503

Producer Mike Chapman, who had recently worked with Pat Benatar and Blondie, came on board for Bow Wow Wow's When the Going Gets Tough the Tough Get Going set. Perhaps it's Chapman's involvement that finds lead singer Annabella Lwin sounding a bit like Debbie Harry at times. This 1983 album was also the first that had no writers from outside the band contributing. When the Going Gets Tough is a well-polished, well-executed effort that holds some surprises mainly in the fact that there is more diversity than on prior Bow Wow Wow records. Chapman adds a gloss to the ballads "Lonesome Tonight" and the dreamy "Love Me," with Lwin toning down her usual frantic delivery.

U2 - All That You Can't Leave Behind (2000) [Re-Up]

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U2 - All That You Can't Leave Behind (2000) [Re-Up]

U2 - All That You Can't Leave Behind (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 323 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 113 Mb | Scans ~ 86 Mb
Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock | Label: Island | # CIDXU212, 524653-2 | Time: 00:49:23

All That You Can't Leave Behind is the tenth studio album by rock band U2. Following the mixed reception to their 1997 album, Pop, All That You Can't Leave Behind represented a return to a more conventional sound for the band after they experimented with alternative rock and dance music in the 1990s. U2 brought back producers Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois who had produced a number of the band's previous albums.

Level 42 - Guaranteed (1991) [Re-Up]

Posted By: Designol
Level 42 - Guaranteed (1991) [Re-Up]

Level 42 - Guaranteed (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 398 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Scans included
Dance-Rock, Jazz-Funk, Pop/Rock, New Wave | Label: RCA | # PD 75055 | Time: 00:57:47

After nine albums on the Polydor label, the band moved to RCA for "Guaranteed", which was released in September 1991 and peaked at # 3 in the UK album charts. It was accompanied by three hit singles in "Guaranteed", "Overtime" and "My Father's Shoes".

Berlin - Master Series (1997) [Re-Up]

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Berlin - Master Series (1997) [Re-Up]

Berlin - Master Series (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 506 Mb | Scans included | 01:14:2
New Wave, Synthpop, Post-Punk, Dance-Rock | Label: Mercury | # 534 434-22

Berlin reached their commercial peak – and their creative low point – with "Take My Breath Away" in 1986. While it's really not a bad song, the Top Gun hit removed the group from their new romantic roots, straying into adult contemporary territory. Master Series is an enjoyable career summary that collects nearly every track from Berlin that is worth collecting. Like many American new wave groups, Berlin was a superb singles band, but their albums were somewhat inconsistent. And their earliest work is the best, especially MTV classics like "Masquerade," "Dancing in Berlin," and "The Metro." On the naughty "Sex (I'm A…)," singer Terri Nunn shocked pop radio years before Madonna with its pornographic moans and groans and racy lyrics. "The Metro" encapsulates Berlin's affection for European new wave music with its somber, swirling synthesizers and sad, cold-as-ice vocals. The spiteful "No More Words" rips away the saccharine layers of "Take My Breath Away".

The Human League - Albums Collection 1980-2001 (13CD) [Re-Up]

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The Human League - Albums Collection 1980-2001 (13CD) [Re-Up]

The Human League - Albums Collection 1980-2011 (13CD)
EAC | FLAC (Cue&Log) ~ 4.39 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.6 Gb | Scans ~ 800 Mb | Time: 11:43:09
Electronic, New Wave, Synthpop, Electropop, New Romantic, Dance-Rock

The Human League are an English electronic New Wave band formed in Sheffield in 1977. The band had an early hit with "Being Boiled", but achieved stardom after a key change in line-up in 1980, releasing multiple international hits from the early 1980s to the mid 1990s. Dare (1981), the band's most popular album, yielded the single "Don't You Want Me", a No. 1 hit in the UK, US, and many other territories. Other international hits include: "Love Action", "Open Your Heart", "Mirror Man", "Fascination", "The Lebanon", "Human" (a US No. 1) and "Tell Me When".

Falco - Greatest Hits (1999) [Re-Up]

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Falco - Greatest Hits (1999) [Re-Up]

Falco - Greatest Hits (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 468 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb | Scans included
Label: Buddha Records | # 7446599653 2 | Time: 01:08:07
Dance-Pop, Synthpop, New Wave, Dance Rock

Buddha's Greatest Hits is the first definitive collection of the Austrian new wave dance-popster's hits, containing his two great singles – "Rock Me Amadeus" and "Der Kommissar" – plus such other hits as "Jeanny" and "Vienna Calling," album tracks, and Jason Nevins' bonus remix of "Der Kommissar." Of course, Falco's music hasn't dated particularly well and was always lightweight Euro-dance, but it can be a guilty pleasure, and this is the best place to find out why.

Robert Palmer - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Robert Palmer (1999)

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Robert Palmer - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Robert Palmer (1999)

Robert Palmer - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Robert Palmer (1999)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 251 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 89 Mb | 00:38:55
Pop Rock, Dance Rock, New Wave | Label: Island Records

MCA's 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection is a good, basic collection of Robert Palmer's biggest hits, including "Sneaking Sally (Through the Alley)," "Bad Case of Lovin' You," "Can We Still Be Friends," "Looking for Clues," "Some Guys Have All the Luck," "Addicted to Love," and "I Didn't Mean to Turn You On." Although there are a couple of hits and good album tracks missing, this has enough of the hits to make it worthwhile for casual listeners on a budget.

Debbie Harry - Rockbird (1986) Japanese Press [Re-Up]

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Debbie Harry - Rockbird (1986) Japanese Press [Re-Up]

Debbie Harry - Rockbird (1986) Japanese Press
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 264 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 108 Mb | Scans included
Pop/Rock, Power Pop, Dance-Rock, New Wave | Label: Chrysalis | # CP32-5193 | 00:39:27

Rockbird was Harry's second solo album, and came four years after the split of Blondie in 1982. Harry had largely put her music career on hold during the mid-1980s in order to look after boyfriend Chris Stein who had been diagnosed with a serious illness. The album was produced by Seth Justman, a key member of the J. Geils Band. Released in November 1986, there were four variations of the album artwork with the lettering in either green, orange, pink and yellow (with slight variations due to printing techniques).

Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Welcome To The Pleasuredome (1984) [Re-Up]

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Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Welcome To The Pleasuredome (1984) [Re-Up]

Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Welcome To The Pleasuredome (1984)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 389 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb | Scans ~ 121 Mb
New Wave, Pop/Rock, Dance-Rock | Label: Island/ZTT | # 610 195 | Time: 01:10:07

Strip away all the hype, controversy, and attendant craziness surrounding Frankie – most of which never reached American shores, though the equally bombastic "Relax" and "Two Tribes" both charted well – and Welcome to the Pleasuredome holds up as an outrageously over-the-top, bizarre, but fun release. Less well known but worthwhile cuts include by-definition-camp "Krisco Kisses" and "The Only Star in Heaven," while U.K. smash "The Power of Love" is a gloriously insincere but still great hyper-ballad with strings from Anne Dudley. In truth, the album's more a testament to Trevor Horn's production skills than anything else. To help out, he roped in a slew of Ian Dury's backing musicians to provide the music, along with a guest appearance from his fellow Yes veteran Steve Howe on acoustic guitar that probably had prog rock fanatics collapsing in apoplexy. The end result was catchy, consciously modern – almost to a fault – arena-level synth rock of the early '80s that holds up just fine today, as much an endlessly listenable product of its times as the Chinn/Chapman string of glam rock hits from the early '70s.

ABC - Gold (2006) 2CD [Re-Up]

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ABC - Gold (2006) 2CD [Re-Up]

ABC - Gold (2006) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 352 Mb | Scans included | 02:28:25
New Wave, Synthpop, Dance Rock, Sophisti Pop | Label: Polydor | # 0602498375150

Two CD compilation by this New Wave band fronted by the suave and sophisticated Martin Fry. Disc One features 17 of their biggest hits including 'Look Of Love', 'Poison Arrow', 'When Smokey Sings', 'Be Near Me', 'All Of My Heart' and 'That Was Then, This Is Now'. Disc Two features 13 remixes, demos and live versions of some of their biggest hits plus the rare 'ABC Megamix'.

Camouflage - Spice Crackers (1995) 2CD Deluxe Edition 2009

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Camouflage - Spice Crackers (1995) 2CD Deluxe Edition 2009

Camouflage - Spice Crackers (1995) 2CD Deluxe Edition 2009
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 842 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 334 Mb | Scans ~ 44 Mb
Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic, Dance-Rock | Label: Bureau B | # BB 032 | 02:25:40

By the time of Spice Crackers' 1995 release, Camouflage found themselves dealing not only with changing times on the part of their key inspirations – Depeche Mode having long since grappled with rock motifs on albums like Violator and Songs of Faith and Devotion – but with the shift from electronic pop being pop, to being a quieter concern amid the aboveground explosion of techno in Europe throughout that decade. Spice Crackers feels like a reaction to both changes in many ways, a chance for Camouflage to find their own identity as well as see how to roll with the times – and what's striking is how they predated some future developments elsewhere as a result. (It says something that the bass-heavy introduction "X-Ray" might have appeared on Depeche's Ultra, for instance, even though that album was two years away from release at that point.) There's a self-referentiality to the field that's almost amusing in its apparent po-facedness – calling one song "Kraft" and the one immediately after it "Electronic Music" is almost too much – but the exquisite instrumental "Ronda's Trigger," arguably the album's best song, celebrates things more effectively, a classic electronic dance number in the best way, propulsive and serene at the same time.

Icehouse - Albums Collection 1980-1995 (8CD)

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Icehouse - Albums Collection 1980-1995 (8CD)

Icehouse - Albums Collection 1980-1995 (8CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image/Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 3.42 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.26 Gb | Scans included
Genre: Rock, New Wave, Dance-Rock, Synthpop | Time: 08:34:49

Australian new wave rockers known best for their '80s hits "Crazy" and "Electric Blue." Collection includes: Flowers (1980); Primitive Man (1982); Sidewalk (1984); Measure For Measure (1986); Man Of Colours (1987); Code Blue (1990); Big Wheel (1993).

Falco - Emotional (1986)

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Falco - Emotional (1986)

Falco - Emotional (1986)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 345 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 131 Mb | Scans included
Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-Pop, Dance-Rock | Label: TELDEC | # 8.26380 | 00:48:20

Emotional was released in the U.S. the same year as his breakthrough album, Falco 3, which included the hit "Rock Me Amadeus." It is hard not to consider that this album (on Sire, not A&M, the home of his hit record) was rushed to market to capitalize on his one-hit wonder status. Standout tracks include the title track, "Crime Time," "The Kiss of Kathleen Turner," and a follow-up to the banned song "Jeanny" called "Coming Home (Jeanny Part II, One Year Later." "Cowboyz and Indianz'" contains some interesting Star Wars allusions. Not essential by any means, even for somewhat serious fans. However, a surprisingly solid new wave album that is quirky and fun. A great used-record find.

Eurythmics - Albums Collection 1983-1989 (7CD) [Non-Remastered]

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Eurythmics - Albums Collection 1983-1989 (7CD) [Non-Remastered]

Eurythmics - Albums Collection 1983-1989 (7CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.96 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 823 Mb | Scans included
Genre: New Wave, Pop/Rock, Dance-Rock, Synthpop | Time: 05:34:17

Eurythmics were one of the most successful duos to emerge in the early '80s. Where most of their British synth pop contemporaries disappeared from the charts as soon as new wave faded away in 1984, Eurythmics continued to have hits until the end of the decade, making vocalist Annie Lennox a star in her own right, as well as establishing instrumentalist Dave Stewart as a successful, savvy producer and songwriter. Originally, the duo channelled the eerily detached sound of electronic synthesizer music into pop songs driven by robotic beats. By the mid-'80s, singles like "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" and "Here Comes the Rain Again" had made the group into international stars, and the group had begun to experiment with their sound, delving into soul and R&B. Collection includes: Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) (1983); Touch (1983); 1984 (For The Love Of Big Brother) (1984); Be Yourself Tonight (1985); Revenge (1986); Savage (1987); We Too Are One (1989).

The Art Of Noise - Albums Collection 1984-1999 (9CD)

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The Art Of Noise - Albums Collection 1984-1999 (9CD)

The Art Of Noise - Albums Collection 1984-1999 (9CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.58 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.21 Gb | Scans included
Experimental Electronic, Experimental Rock, Synthpop, Art Pop, Dance-Rock, New Wave

Art of Noise (also The Art of Noise) were an English avant-garde synth-pop group formed in early 1983 by engineer/producer Gary Langan and programmer J. J. Jeczalik, along with arranger Anne Dudley, producer Trevor Horn and music journalist Paul Morley. The group had international Top 20 hits with "Kiss" and the instrumental "Peter Gunn", which won a 1986 Grammy Award. The group's mostly instrumental compositions were novel melodic sound collages based on digital sampler technology, which was new at the time. Inspired by turn-of-the-20th-century revolutions in music, the Art of Noise were initially packaged as a faceless anti- or non-group, blurring the distinction between the art and its creators. Collection includes: (Who's Afraid Of?) The Art Of Noise! (1984); In Visible Silence (1986); In No Sense? Nonsense! (1987); Below The Waste (1989); The Ambient Collection (1990); The FON Mixes (1991); The Seduction Of Claude Debussy (1999).