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Berlin - Count Three & Pray (1986)

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Berlin - Count Three & Pray (1986)

Berlin - Count Three & Pray (1986) Japanese Press for USA
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 348 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 143 Mb | Scans included
New Wave, Dance-Rock, Synthpop | Label: Geffen | # 9 24121-2 | Time: 00:47:09

A major change of direction for Berlin, Count Three & Pray was an artistic triumph but a commercial disappointment. After making a name for itself playing very European-sounding synth pop, the L.A. trio recruited producer Bob Ezrin (known for his work with Alice Cooper and others) and unveiled a more hard-edged, guitar-oriented sound. From the rockin' "Trash" (which features none other than Ted Nugent – the last person one would expect to work with Berlin!) to the ballad "Pink and Velvet" (a tale of two heroin addicts' romance that is as poignant as it is disturbing), Count Three & Pray leaves no doubt just how much lead singer Terri Nunn and her colleagues were enjoying this radical change. But sadly, record buyers weren't ready for it. Despite the inclusion of the hauntingly pretty number one hit "Take My Breath Away" (included in the film Top Gun) the album didn't sell nearly as well as Pleasure Victim or Love Life. Geffen was bitterly disappointed, and Berlin soon broke up.

Bow Wow Wow - We Are the '80s (2006)

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Bow Wow Wow - We Are the '80s (2006)

Bow Wow Wow - We Are the '80s (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 266 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 108 Mb | Scans included
New Wave, Post Punk, Dance-Rock | Label: RCA/Legasy | # 82876 67469 2 | 00:43:46

Though its musical legacy was brief, Malcolm McLaren's post-Sex Pistols project Bow Wow Wow left its mark on the 1980s as much as contemporaries like Adam and the Ants and Culture Club. This entry in the cross-promotional VH1 Classics/BMG '80s retrospective series features hits like the punky "C30, C60, C90, Go" and the Bo Diddley-influenced "I Want Candy," as well as also-rans like the intriguing rockabilly-jungle hybrid "Aphrodisiac," the loopy "Go Wild in the Country" (the latter complete with teen singer Annabella Lwin's modern primitive free-associations), and the Debbie Harry-esque "Mile High Club."

A Flock Of Seagulls - The Best Of A Flock Of Seagulls (1986)

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A Flock Of Seagulls - The Best Of A Flock Of Seagulls (1986)

A Flock Of Seagulls - The Best Of A Flock Of Seagulls (1986)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 382 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans included
New Wave, Synth-pop, Dance-Rock | Label: Jive, BMG | # 82876535732 | 00:58:42

The Best of A Flock of Seagulls is an excellent 12-track roundup of A Flock of Seagulls' best material. Their catalog wasn't particularly deep outside of the hits "Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)" and "I Ran (So Far Away)," but they did do some good new nomantic synth pop, particularly on cuts like "Nightmares," "A Space Age Love Song," and "Telecommunications," all of which are here. As a matter of fact, this really does contain all of the group's best material, and while new wave fetishists will likely go for the actual albums anyway, most listeners will be more than satisfied with this.

Pseudo Echo - Love An Adventure (1987) Japanese Press [Re-Up]

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Pseudo Echo - Love An Adventure (1987) Japanese Press [Re-Up]

Pseudo Echo - Love An Adventure (1987) Japanese Press
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 287 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 98 Mb | Scans ~ 208 Mb
New Wave, SynthPop, Dance Rock | Label: RCA | # R32P-1119 | Time: 00:42:33

Before Depeche Mode inherited the techno-pop crown, Ultravox reigned over the electronic landscape. Pseudo Echo were one of Ultravox's most loyal fans, and their affection for the pioneering new romantics gushes from every synthethic groove on Love an Adventure. Thankfully, being a facsimile wasn't enough for Pseudo Echo. The cover of Lipps Inc.'s disco classic "Funkytown" was their only U.S. hit from Love an Adventure, and it was sadly misrepresentative of the album's stylish, hook-loaded dance rock. On "A Beat for You," driving hard rock riffs puncture Pierre Gigliotti and James Leigh's wall of synthesizers. Vocalist Brian Canham has a darkly erotic voice that only new wave groups seem to breed – imagine a cross between Jim Kerr of Simple Minds and Midge Ure of, no surprise, Ultravox. Pseudo Echo want people to move their feet, and this album is stocked with dancefloor scorchers such as "Living in a Dream", "Listening", and the funky "Try". "Funkytown" may have given Pseudo Echo a glimpse of commercial success, but the rest of Love an Adventure proved that they were capable of more.

Simple Minds - Glittering Prize 81/92 (1992)

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Simple Minds - Glittering Prize 81/92 (1992)

Simple Minds - Glittering Prize 81/92 (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 471 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 167 Mb | Scans ~ 148 Mb | 01:12:55
Rock, New Wave, College Rock, Dance-Rock, Post-Punk | Label: Virgin | # smtvd 1

Glittering Prize 81/92 is a compilation album by Simple Minds, released in 1992. It spans the period from Sons and Fascination/Sister Feelings Call (the first album recorded by Simple Minds for Virgin Records) to Real Life. The album omits the earliest period of Simple Minds' recording career, which yielded three albums released on Arista (only reissues are on Virgin).

Scissor Sisters - Night Work (2010)

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Scissor Sisters - Night Work (2010)

Scissor Sisters - Night Work (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 400 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 187 Mb
Full Scans | 00:44:21 | RAR 5% Recovery
Alternative Rock / Glam / Dance-Rock / Electronic / Synth-Pop / Nu-Disco
Polydor / Universal Music #460502670554

Night Work is the third studio album by American band Scissor Sisters. The album was released on June 28, 2010. The album debuted at number eighteen on the US Billboard 200, giving Scissor Sisters their second top 20 album. In the UK, the album debuted at number two. In its second week. According to Metacritic the album was met with generally favorable reviews, reaching a metascore of 72 based on 21 reviews.

Blur - Modern Life Is Rubbish (1993) 2CD Japanese Special Edition 2012 [Re-Up]

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Blur - Modern Life Is Rubbish (1993) 2CD Japanese Special Edition 2012 [Re-Up]

Blur - Modern Life Is Rubbish (1993) 2CD Japanese Special Edition 2012
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 971 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 317 Mb | Scans ~ 40 Mb | 02:18:28
Alternative Rock, BritPop, Dance-Rock | Label: EMI Music Japan | # TOCP 71338-39

To celebrate the 21st anniversary of their debut release, Blur s classic follow-up album Modern Life Is Rubbish has now been remastered from the original tapes by Frank Arkwright (The Smiths, Arcade Fire, New Order, Joy Division), with the remastering overseen by legendary original producer, Stephen Street. The Modern Life Is Rubbish Special Edition finally unites the non-album single Popscene (which was recorded whilst tracks from the album were being demo ed) with a Blur studio album. Also included in the accompanying bonus disc are all the Popscene, For Tomorrow and Chemical World b-sides (amongst which are nestled the Visit To Primrose Hill Extended Version of For Tomorrow, a reworked version of Chemical World and a cover of the Rod Stewart classic Maggie May. Completing the bonus disc are the b-sides to The Sunday Sunday Popular Community Song CD, (the official title of the main Sunday Sunday single release), the music-hall style covers of Daisy Bell and Let s All Go Down The Strand.

FFS - FFS (2015)

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FFS - FFS (2015)

FFS - FFS (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 340 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 138 Mb
Full Scans | 00:47:09 | RAR 5% Recovery
Indie Rock / Art Rock / New Wave / Synth-Pop / Dance Rock
Domino Recording Co. Ltd. #WIGCD349 / 887828034925

FFS is the only studio album by supergroup FFS, consisting of members from the Scottish band Franz Ferdinand and the American band Sparks. It was released on 8 June 2015 in the U.K. and on 9 June 2015 in the U.S. under Domino Records. The album was recorded during a 15-day period in late 2014 at RAK Studios in London and was produced by Grammy Award-winning record producer John Congleton. Although the album itself was recorded in 2014, the two bands have been recording with each other since the mid-2000s. Upon release, the album received positive reviews from music critics. Three official singles have been released from the album: "Johnny Delusional", which was released on 13 April, "Call Girl", which was released on 28 May, and "Police Encounters", which was released on 23 October.

Simple Minds - Good News From The Next World (1995)

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Simple Minds - Good News From The Next World (1995)

Simple Minds - Good News From The Next World (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 360 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 111 Mb | Scans ~ 130 Mb | 00:48:24
Alternative Pop/Rock, Dance-Rock | Label: Virgin | # CDV 2760, 7243 8 39922 25

Good News from the Next World is the tenth studio album of original material by Scottish rock band Simple Minds, released in February 1995 by record label Virgin. The album garnered moderate commercial success; in the UK, it reached No. 2 and produced the two Top 20 hit singles "She's a River" (No. 9) and "Hypnotised" (No. 18).

Johnny Hates Jazz - Wide Awake (2020)

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Johnny Hates Jazz - Wide Awake (2020)

Johnny Hates Jazz - Wide Awake (2020)
Pop/Rock, Sophisti-Pop | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 31:26 | 249,85 Mb
Label: JHJ Music (EU) | Cat.# DATMC2 | Released: 2020-08-14

2020 release, the 4th album from the British pop outfit. "Wide Awake" is the band's 2nd studio release since original lead vocalist Clark Datchler returned to the fold in 2009. The album features the line-up of Datchler and original member Mike Nocito. Features the single "Spirit of Love".

Robert Palmer - 'Addictions': Volume 1 (1989) [Re-Up]

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Robert Palmer - 'Addictions': Volume 1 (1989) [Re-Up]

Robert Palmer - "Addictions" Volume I (1989) Germany 1st Press
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 366 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 147 Mb
Label: Island | # 842 301-2, CID 9944 | Time: 00:51:41 | Scans included
Dance-Rock, Pop Rock, Blue-Eyed Soul, New Wave

Thanks in part to Robert Palmer's hand in the process of compiling Addictions, Vol. 1, this early best-of is a fine peek into the musical passions that made Palmer tick. The 13 songs that make up the collection are mostly first-rate, and at the very least they present to a newcomer the eclecticism and style that made Palmer so consistently interesting. Since its genesis was 1989, the highlighted albums are Palmer's Island releases from 1978 to 1988: Double Fun, Secrets, Clues, Maybe It's Live, Pride, Riptide, Heavy Nova, and the soundtrack to Sweet Lies. Appropriately, the thundering, menacing "Some Like It Hot" from the Power Station's debut is included, though it's somewhat of a mystery as to why the band's T. Rex cover, "Get It On (Bang a Gong)," doesn't make an appearance. Only that song and "I Didn't Mean to Turn You On" seem like obvious omissions. The latter would appear on the remix-heavy Addictions, Vol. 2, but the former wouldn't appear on a career sampler until 1997's The Very Best of Robert Palmer. Otherwise, the collection is nearly perfect.

Blondie - The Best Of Blondie (1981) {2020, Japanese MQA-CD × UHQCD}

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Blondie - The Best Of Blondie (1981) {2020, Japanese MQA-CD × UHQCD}

Blondie - The Best Of Blondie (1981) {2020, Japanese MQA-CD × UHQCD}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 371 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 141 Mb
Full Scans | 00:49:02 | RAR 5% Recovery
New Wave, Dance-Rock, Disco | Capitol Records / Universal Music #UICY-40319

Although Blondie made several first-rate albums, most of their best songs were released as singles, which makes The Best of Blondie an essential collection. The Best of Blondie glosses over their punk roots – very little from the first album, apart from the vicious "Rip Her to Shreds" and the seductive "In the Flesh" – but the band's pop hits are among the finest of their era and encapsulate all of the virtues of new wave. Apart from genuine chart hits like "Heart of Glass," "One Way or Another," "Dreaming," "Call Me," "Atomic," "The Tide Is High," and "Rapture," Best of Blondie picks up several of the group's best album tracks, like "(I'm Always Touched by Your) Presence, Dear" and "Hanging on the Telephone." The Best of Blondie isn't all you need to know, but it is an excellent introduction to one of the best new wave bands.

Deborah Harry - Def, Dumb & Blonde (1989) [Japanese Release]

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Deborah Harry - Def, Dumb & Blonde (1989) [Japanese Release]

Deborah Harry - Def, Dumb & Blonde (1989) [Japanese Release]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 412 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb | Scans ~ 62 Mb
Label: Chrysalis/Toshiba EMI Ltd | # TOCP-5927 | Time: 01:03:55
Pop/Rock, Dance-Rock, New Wave

Although Debbie Harry's popularity had decreased by the late '80s, 1989 wasn't a bad year for her at all. That year, Blondie's former lead vocalist successfully portrayed a struggling singer on the brilliant but underrated CBS crime drama Wiseguy, and demonstrated that she could still have considerable fun in the studio. Under the direction of hit producer Mike Chapman – who had worked with Blondie, as well as with everyone from Sweet to Scandal – Harry delivers an eclectic CD that isn't in a class with a Blondie treasure like Parallel Lines but nonetheless has a lot going for it. Much of this new wave-ish pop/rock and European-flavored dance music is heartfelt, clever, and quite memorable. Everything from the charming "Brite Side" (which she performed on Wiseguy) to the addictive "Bike Boy" to the haunting "He Is So" makes it clear that Harry, at 43, was far from a has-been.

Grace Jones - Bulletproof Heart (1989)

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Grace Jones - Bulletproof Heart (1989)

Grace Jones - Bulletproof Heart (1989)
R&B, Electronic, Synth-Pop | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 58:46 | 450,31 Mb
Label: Capitol Records, Inc. (UK) | Cat.# CDP 7 91737 2 | Released: 1989-10-13

"Bulletproof Heart" is the 9th studio album by Grace Jones, released on October 13, 1989. The album, co-produced by Chris Stanley, would be her last studio album for 19 years, until she released "Hurricane" in 2008. Only 2 singles were released from Bulletproof Heart. "Love on Top of Love" was chosen as the lead single and received numerous remixes. It met with limited success and only reached modest positions in Italy and the Netherlands. However, the 12" remix of the song, subtitled "Killer Kiss", was a significant club hit in the US. Jones' cover of "Amado Mio", a song from the classic 1946 film Gilda, was released as the final single in 1990. It also made little impact, still reaching the Top 40 in Italy, but placing at the bottom of the German and UK charts. Commercial performance of the album was also poor: it peaked at #55 in Germany, failing to enter charts elsewhere, thus becoming the lowest-charting of all her studio albums and one of her least successful offerings.

Eurythmics - Live 1983-1989 (1993) 3 CDs Limited Edition [Re-Up]

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Eurythmics - Live 1983-1989 (1993) 3 CDs Limited Edition [Re-Up]

Eurythmics - Live 1983-1989 (1993) 3 CDs Limited Edition
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 801 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 291 Mb | Scans included
New Wave, Dance-Rock, Pop/Rock, Synthpop | Label: RCA | # 74321171452 | 02:01:47

Live 1983–1989 is a collection of live performances by British pop/rock duo Eurythmics, recorded throughout the 1980s, encompassing the years of their greatest commercial success. The songs are presented chronologically across two discs, with most of the performances recorded close to the time of the original studio recording. For example, the performances of "Love Is a Stranger" and "Who's That Girl?", both from 1983 albums, are drawn from 1983 concerts and sound very similar to the studio versions. Recorded live between March 1983 and September 1989 in Manchester, Los Angeles, Berlin, New York, Chicago, Austin, Stockholm, Nuremberg, Rome, Houston, London, Brighton, Christchurch, Sydney, Melbourne, Paris, Dublin, Edinburgh. Limited Edition bonus acoustic CD, all songs recorded live in Rome at Palazzo dello Sport, 27 October 1989.