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Saturday, 31 October 2009

Beetlejuice - Soundtrack

'Beetlejuice# is a 1988 American comedy horror fantasy film directed by Tim Burton, produced by The Geffen Film Company and distributed by Warner Bros.

The plot revolves around a recently dead young couple who become ghosts haunting their former home, a quaint and quiet house on a hill overlooking the fictional town of Winter Rivers located in Connecticut. When a family of metropolitan yuppies from New York City move into the house, the ghosts seek the help of an obnoxious, devious and mischievous "bio-exorcist" named Betelgeuse from the underworld in order to scare the new living inhabitants away permanently.

Beetlejuice stars Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara, Jeffrey Jones, Sylvia Sidney and Michael Keaton as the titular Betelgeuse (the film's title being a phonetic spelling of the character's name).

Beetlejuice was both a financial and critical success, grossing $73.33 million from a budget of $13 million. The film spawned an animated television series that Burton produced, and the unproduced Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian sequel.

01 - Main Titles
02 - Travel Music
03 - The Book / Obituaries
04 - Enter ... 'The Family' / Sand Worm Planet
05 - The Fly
06 - Lydia Discovers?
07 - In The Model
08 - Juno's Theme
09 - Beetle-Snake
10 - Sold
11 - The Flier / Lydia's Pep Talk
12 - Day-O
12 - The Incantation
13 - Lydia Strikes A Bargain...
14 - Showtime!
15 - Laughs
16 - The Wedding
17 - The Aftermath
18 - End Credits
19 - Jump In The Line (Shake, Shake, Senora)

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Creepshow - Soundtrack

Creepshow is an American horror-comedy anthology film directed by George A. Romero (of Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead fame), and written by Stephen King (Carrie, The Shining, Misery, The Stand).

It was considered a sleeper hit at the box office when released in 1982, earning over $21 million domestically, and remains a popular film to this day among horror genre fans. The film was shot on location in Pittsburgh and the suburb areas.

The film consists of five short stories referred to as "Jolting Tales of Horror": "Father's Day", "The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill", "Something to Tide You Over", "The Crate" and "They're Creeping Up on You!". Two of these stories, "The Crate" and "The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill" (originally titled "Weeds"), were adapted from previously published Stephen King's short horror tales.

The segments are tied together with brief animated sequences. The film is bookended by scenes, featuring a young boy named Billy (played by Stephen King's own son, Joe King), who is punished by his father for reading horror comics. The film is an homage to the E.C. horror comic books of the 1950s such as Tales from the Crypt, The Vault of Horror and The Haunt of Fear. The film's UK rights are owned by Universal Pictures

Another fav film of mine. Loved it when it came out and still love to watch it now. The part where the insects come out of the man's body still creeps me out today.

01 - Prologue- Welcome to Creepshow
02 - Father's Day
03 - The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill
04 - Something to Tide You Over
05 - The Crate
06 - They're Creeping Up on You
07 - Epilogue
08 - Until the Next Time (End Title)
09 - Satanic Piano [From Tales from the Darkside]
10 - Everybody Needs a Little Love [From Tales from the Darkside]
11 - Sorry Right Number [From Tales from the Darkside]
12 - Overture [From Mansions of the Moon]
13 - Main Title Song [Shoobie Doobie Moon]
14 - You Make Me Feel Like a Monster [Shoobie Doobie Moon]

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Friday the 13th - Soundtrack

Friday the 13th is a 1980 American independent horror film directed by Sean S. Cunningham and written by Victor Miller. The film stars Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Harry Crosby and Kevin Bacon in one of his earliest roles. The film concerns a group of teenagers who re-open an abandoned camp site years after a young boy drowned in the camp site's lake. One by one, the teens fall victim to a mysterious killer.

Friday the 13th, inspired by the success of John Carpenter's Halloween, was made on an estimated budget of $550,000. Released by Paramount Pictures in the United States, and Warner Bros. internationally, the film was poorly received by film critics, but grossed over $39.7 million at the box office in the United States, and went on to become one of the most profitable slasher films in cinema history. It was also the first movie of its kind to secure distribution in the USA by a major studio, Paramount Pictures. The film's box office success led to a long series of sequels, a crossover with Freddy Krueger and a series reboot released on February 13, 2009.

01 - Prophet of doom friday 1 main theme intro to horror
02 - A mother's love
03 - Kill her mommy - excerpts of terror
04 - What about the boy
05 - Friday 1 end theme
06 - Campfire tale
07 - Doomed friday 2 main theme
08 - I have warned thee friday 3 main theme
09 - Moments of madness
10 - Friday 4 main theme
11 - He's alive
12 - Friday 4 end theme
13 - You talking to me friday 5 main theme
14 - Friday 6 main theme Tommy's plight
15 - Kick ass stereo - teenage frankenstein alice cooper
16 - Dead meat
17 - Friday 6 end theme - he's back man behind the mask a cooper
18 - Friday 7 main theme
19 - Welcome to ny
20 - Friday 8 theme - darkest side of the night
21 - Bonus - Jason's hack track

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An American Werewolf In London - Soundtrack

'An American Werewolf in London# is a 1981 American-British comedy/horror film, written and directed by John Landis. It stars David Naughton, Griffin Dunne, and Jenny Agutter.

The movie won the 1981 Saturn Award for Best Horror Film and an Academy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Makeup. The film was one of three high-profile werewolf films released in 1981, alongside The Howling and Wolfen. Over the years, the film has accumulated a cult following and has been referred to as a cult classic.

The film was followed by a 1997 sequel, An American Werewolf in Paris, which featured a completely different cast and none of the original crew.

The film is about two American college students, David Kessler (David Naughton) and Jack Goodman (Griffin Dunne), who are backpacking across the Yorkshire moors. Darkness falls, and they decide to stop for the night at a pub. Jack notices a five-pointed star on the wall. When he asks about it, the pub becomes very quiet. The pub-goers start acting very strange. The pair decide to leave, but not before the others offer them pieces of advice such as "Beware the moon, lads" and "Keep to the road." While conversing with each other and wondering what they meant, they wander off the road, into the moors. Back at the pub, the owner gets very distressed and suggests that they go to the pair. As she says this, a sinister howling is heard. The rest of the pub-goers, having barricaded the door, decline. Back out on the moors, Jack and David have also heard the noises, and they seem to be steadily getting closer. They start back to the Slaughtered Lamb when they realize they are lost in the moors. A full moon comes out, and they remember the advice they were earlier given.

A great film and one that I still enjoy watching today.

01 - Blue moon (Bobby Vinton)
02 - Nearing East Proctor
03 - Running through the forest
04 - The deerhunter
05 - A bed in the forest
06 - Jack Tells a Story (Part I)
07 - Jack Tells a Story (Part II)
08 - Nurse Price enters
09 - Moondance (Van Morrison)
10 - A Word of Explanation
11 - Visiting East Proctor
12 - Bad moon rising (Creedance Clearwater Revival)
13 - Blue moon (Sam Cooke)
14 - Nightlife at Picadilly Circus
15 - Into the alley
16 - Blue moon (The Marcels)
17 - An american werewolf in London suite
18 - Visiting East Proctor (SFX version)
19 - The Boys (Bonus Track by Meco)
20 - Metamorphosis (alternate score)
21 - The Boys (Bonus Track by Meco)
22 - Metamorphosis (alternate score)

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Fright Night - Soundtrack

Well halloween is here so I would like to wish everyone a happy halloween and begin my halloween posts to celebrate. So here is the first .....

'Fright Night' is an American vampire comedy horror film directed by Tom Holland and starring William Ragsdale, Chris Sarandon, Stephen Geoffreys and Roddy McDowall and was released in 1985.

It was followed by a 1988 sequel, Fright Night II along with numerous other merchandise including tapes, CDs, videos, DVDs, and comic books.

The film is about Charley Brewster (William Ragsdale) who is an aficionado of horror films. One night he sees his new neighbors moving in the next door and they appear to be carrying what looks like a coffin. Later Charley sees his new neighbor Jerry Dandridge (Chris Sarandon) biting the neck of a young teenage girl. He tells his mother (Dorothy Fielding) what he saw, but she passes it off as Charley's overactive imagination. This begins the run around between Charley and Jerry as Charley tries to get other people to see the truth.

A fun film to kick of the Halloween special.

01 - Fright Night - J Geils Band
02 - You Can't Hide From the Beast Inside - Autograph
03 - Good Man in a Bad Time - Ian Hunter
04 - Rock Myself to Sleep - April Wine
05 - Let's Talk - Devo
06 - Armies of the Night - Sparks
07 - Give It Up - Evelyn Champagne King
08 - Save Me Tonight - White Sister
09 - Boppin Tonight - Fabulous Fontaines
10 - Come to Me - Brad Fiedel

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Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Soull II Soul - Keep On Movin'

'Keep on Movin' is a song by British R&B band Soul II Soul and released from their debut album Club Classics Vol. I.

It is one of two songs on the album that features British R&B singer Caron Wheeler (the other being 'Back To Life (However Do You Want Me)') and it became one of Soul II Soul's most successful songs.

The single reached number 5 in the UK Singles Chart and number 11 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and was even more successful on Billboard's R&B charts, where it hit number 1.

The song re-entered the UK Singles Chart in October 1996 at number 31, minus the sleeve credit to Caron Wheeler, after its use in an episode of the highly popular series of Papa & Nicole commercials for the Renault Clio car on British television.

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Instrumental Version
FunkyRiley's Rubba Dub Version
Booker t's club Classic Version
New York Mix
The First Movement Version
A Dub In The Sun Version


Soul II Soul - Keep On Movin' - Video

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Soul II Soul - Back To Life (However Do You Want Me)

'Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)' is a song by British R&B band Soul II Soul. It appeared on their debut album Club Classics Vol. I and was released as its second single.

'Back to Life' was one of two songs on the album featuring British R&B singer Caron Wheeler and gained success in both the UK and in the U.S.

The album version of the song was an acappella which was remixed and re-recorded before being released as a single. Two new versions were produced — the first taking the original recording with instrumentation added, and the second was a re-working of the song with new lyrics and chorus (also adding "However Do You Want Me" to the title).

It was this second version that became most popular. 'Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)' reached number 1 on the UK Singles Chart for four weeks and peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming one of Soul II Soul's most successful singles in the U.S. (and the only one to enter in the top 10). For a time, the album was packaged together with a CD3 single including the new versions of the song.

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Single Version
12 inch Remix
Maw Mix
Instrumental Version
Club Mix
Jam on The Groove Version
Funk Soul House Version
Control S Remix
The Ultimix
Acapella Version


Soul II Soul - Back To Life (However Do You Want Me) - Video

Monday, 26 October 2009

Stevie Wonder - Happy Birthday

'Happy Birthday' is a 1981 single written, produced, and performed by Stevie Wonder for the Motown label.

Wonder, a social activist, was one of the main figures in the campaign to have the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. become a national holiday in the US, and created this single to make the cause known.

Besides being released as a single, the song also appears on Wonder's album Hotter Than July. 'Happy Birthday', one of many of Wonder's songs, featured the use of a keyboard synthesizer.

The song features Wonder lamenting the fact that anyone would oppose the idea of a Dr. King holiday, where "peace is celebrated throughout the world" and singing to King in the chorus, "Happy birthday to you". The holiday, he proposes, would facilitate the realization of Dr. King's dreams of integration and "love and unity for all of God's children".

Wonder used the song to popularize the campaign, and continued his fight for the holiday, holding the Rally for Peace Press Conference in 1981. The then United States President Ronald Reagan approved the creation of the the national holiday in the US, signing it into existence on November 2, 1983. The first official US Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, held in the third Monday in January of each year, was held on January 20, 1986, and was commemorated with a large-scale concert, where Stevie Wonder was the headlining performer.

Although the single failed to reach the Billboard Hot 100, it became one of Wonder's biggest hits in the UK, reaching No.2 in the charts in August 1981.

In some African-American circles, the chorus of the song is sung in addition to, or in place of, the traditional "Happy Birthday to You". Stevie Wonder performed this song at the Closing Ceremonies of the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, United States with all the other artists performing there to commemorate the Centennial of the Modern Olympics (1896–1996).

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Single Version

Instrumental Version


Stevie Wonder - Happy Birthday - Video

Altered Images - Happy Birthday

Well it is my partner, Mark, birthday today. So as part of his celebrations I am dedicating this, and the next, post to him. So happy birthday Mark with all my love.

'Happy Birthday' is the 3rd single released by Alered Images and became thir biggest selling single. With additional guitarist Jim McKinven, they recorded their debut LP, Happy Birthday, seeing them continue their link with Siouxsie and the Banshees, as the band's bassist Steve Severin produced several tracks on it besides the title track.

'Happy Birthday' saw them be catapulted to fame with Grogan standing centre, quirky voice and bubbly character sending the band to number 2 in the UK singles chart in October of that year, establishing the band as one of the biggest New Wave acts around. This was confirmed when they were voted "Best New Group" at the NME awards.

In 1983, 'Happy Birthday' was brought to more widespread American audiences when included in the soundtrack to the John Hughes movie Sixteen Candles.

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Single Version
So We Go Whispering - B-Side


Altered Images - Happy Birthday - Video

Friday, 23 October 2009

Culture Club - I'll Tumble 4 Ya

'I'll Tumble 4 Ya' was a single from Culture Club's debut album 'Kissing to Be Clever'.

The single was pnly ever released in North America, peaking at number nine in both the U.S. and Canada.

With this single, in America, Culture Club was the first band to have three top-ten singles from a debut album since the Beatles.

'I'll Tumble 4 Ya' was one of the most performed songs by Culture Club in their live shows. It has appeared in every tour they did.

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1983 Live Performance on the Tube
Special Extended Remix Version
US 12 inch Mix
Man Shake - B-Side

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Culture Club - I'll Tumble 4 Ya - Live on the Tube UK 1983

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Ultravox - Passing Strangers

'Passing Strangers' is Ultravox's second single from the band's first album with Midge Ure, released on Chrysalis Records on 15 October 1980.

A fast-paced guitar track recalling early John Foxx-era Ultravox, Passing Strangers ultimately failed to live up to the top 30 success of its predecessor Sleepwalk. It stalled at number 57 in the UK singles chart despite having a music video (directed by Russell Mulcahy and featuring Barbie Wilde and Tok from Tik & Tok) and released on 12" format alongside the regular 7", both of which Sleepwalk lacked.

The single contains two live b-sides; 'Face To Face', an original Ultravox track that was never recorded in studio and 'King's Lead Hat', a live cover of the Brian Eno song.

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Single Version
Face To Face - Live - B-Side


Ultravox - Passing Strangers - Video

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

The Flying Lizards - Money (That's What I Want)

The Flying Lizards were a British experimental rock band, who were formed in 1978 in London, England. They are best remembered as New wave one-hit wonders, thanks to their deliberately eccentric cover of Barrett Strong's 'Money'.

'Money (That's What I Want)' is a 1959 hit single by Barrett Strong for the Tamla label, distributed nationally on Anna Records. The song was written by Tamla founder Berry Gordy and Janie Bradford, and would become the first hit record for Gordy's Motown enterprise.

The Flying Lizards covered the song in 1979 and had a surprised hit with the record, reaching number 5 in the UK Singles Chart. The song helped the band extend their record contract with Virgin Records, which was initially for 2 singles, to include their self titled album. 'Money' would be the only real hit for the band but this single is seen as a good example of the increasing market of Synth Music that had been building from the late 70's that included bands such as Kraftwerk, Human League and OMD which is why I have included it here.
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Single Version
US 12 Inch Version
B-Side Instrumental Version

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

The Anti-Heroin Project - Live In World

'Live in World' was released as a single in 1986 by The Anti-Heroin Project which consisted of Fish, Nik Kershaw, Cliff Richard, Dave Stewart, Holly Johnson, Robin Gibb, Kim Wilde and many others who all contributed their voices and music to the project.

The Eighties saw an explosion of charity records following on from the lead of Band Aid and Live Aid.

'Live in World' was taken from the double album released under the project name that contained various artists that contributed their work in support of the benefit The Phoenix House Charity which was a drug rehabilitation centre. The single was the track that contained vocals from over fifty artists, that took place on the 7th September, on a new song written by Charley Foskett. The Anti-Heroin Project was not very successful: neither the single nor the album charted.

I have to say that I did not ge the album when it was released. This was strange as it contains artists that I was heavilly collecting at the time so I'm not sure why this passed me by. If any one has the album to share then I would be greatul.

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Live in World - Single Version

Something Better - B-Side


The Anti-Heroin Project - Live in World - Video

Olivia Newton John - Physical

'Physical' is a 1981 song written by Steve Kipner and Terry Shaddick and performed by Olivia Newton-John.

Recorded in early 1981, it made it to number 7 on the UK Singles Chart. However it was more of a success in the US where it first rose to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in November 1981 and stayed there for 10 weeks, until near the end of January 1982. In terms of chart placement, it was the most popular single of her career, as well as her final number-one (to date). The US Billboard ranked it as the number one pop single of 1982 (since their chart year for 1982 actually began in November 1981), and it was also the most successful song on the Hot 100 during the entire decade of the 1980s.

The video featured a lusty Olivia, dressed in a tight leotard, working out in a gym with several overweight men, who eventually transform into attractive muscular young men. The gym setting may have been partly an attempt to divert attention from the overt sexual connotations of the term "physical". This was further emphasised by the twist comedy ending of the video, when the transformed men who are now oblivious to Newton-John's advances are ultimately revealed to be gay (this was also a source of controversy; MTV frequently cut the ending when it aired the video, and the sometimes sensuous nature of the video also led to it being banned outright by some broadcasters in Canada and the UK). The video won a Grammy Award for Video Of The Year in 1983 while the song was banned in South Africa for its suggestive lyrics.

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Single Version
Instrumental Version
RadioActive Remix 1998 Version
Willie 2400 Mix
The Gym Will Fix It Club Mix
Remix House 2005 Version
Extended Remix
Extended Mix 1981 Version
2005 Remix Version
The Bucabeach Mix

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Olivia Newton-John - Physical - video

Monday, 19 October 2009

Kim Wilde - Never Trust A Stranger

'Never Trust a Stranger' is the third single from 'Close', the sixth original album by Kim Wilde.

Remixed from the original album track by producer Ricki Wilde, it was released as a single in the autumn of 1988 following the best-selling hit 'You Came' and several European tour dates supporting Michael Jackson.

'Never Trust A stranger' became another big hit Wilde in Europe, reaching number 7 in the UK singles Chart, number 11 in Germany, number 2 in Austria, number 20 in France, number 12 in Sweden, number 5 in Irland and number 4 in Switzerland and Netherland.

An extended version of the single remix was released on the 12" and CD-single formats, and a different remix ('Sanjazz") was released in the UK on an alternative 12" single.

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Album Version

Extended Version
Razormaid Remix
Wotcha Gonna Do - B-Side


Kim Wilde - Never Trust A Stranger - Video

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Philip Bailey - Chinese Wall - Album

Philip Bailey (born May 8, 1951, in Denver, Colorado, America) is an R&B, soul, gospel and funk singer, songwriter, percussionist & actor best known as one of the longtime members of Earth, Wind & Fire.

Bailey's most notable solo song was a duet with Phil Collins called 'Easy Lover' which was included on his Gold solo album Chinese Wall . 'Chinese Wall' was released in 1984 on the Columbia Records label. The album was also produced by Collins.

Easy Lover went to numbers two and one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart while Chinese Wall peaked at number 22 on the Billboard 200 and number 10 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts.

Phil Collins, during a radio interview, was asked how "he discovered" Philip Bailey. Annoyed with the interviewer's lack of knowledge, Collins made up a story about how he had been filling his car with gas/petrol when he heard the attendant singing...and that turned out to be Philip Bailey. The interviewer believed the whole story, which was also picked up by other media outlets

01 - Photogenic Memory
02 - I Go Crazy
03 - Walking on the Chinese Wall
04 - For Every Heart That's Been Broken
05 - Go
06 - Easy Lover - duet with Phil Collins
07 - Show You the Way to Love
08 - Time Is a Woman
09 - Woman
10 - Children of the Ghetto

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The Psychedelic Furs - Pretty In Pink

The Psychedelic Furs are a rock band emerging from the 70's punk era. 1981 saw the release of their second album 'Talk, Talk, Talk' which provided them with their first taste of success.

the second single from the album was called 'Pretty In Pink' which made it to number 43 in the UK singles Chart. The original version is a more darker and more snarling then the re-release.

The latter song served as an inspiration for the 1986 John Hughes film of the same name.

In 1986, the band recorded a sax-infused version of 'Pretty in Pink' for the soundtrack of the film of the same name. Released as a single, it became their biggest hit to that time in the U.S., and their biggest-ever UK hit making number 18 in the singles chart. Butler later claimed that the success of 'Pretty in Pink' caused the band to be pressured into entering the recording studio to record a follow-up release before they were ready. The result was Midnight to Midnight, their biggest Top 40 album success to date.

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1981 Original Video Version
1986 Video Version
12 inch Remix
Acoustic Version
Berlin Pink Mix
Original Version
Soundtrack Version


Psychedelic Furs - Pretty In Pink - 1981 Video Version

Psychedelic Furs - Pretty In Pink - 1986 Video Version

Friday, 9 October 2009

The Psychedelic Furs - Midnight to Midnight

'Midnight to Midnight' is The Psychedelic Furs' fifth album and was released in 1987.

The album featured the hit 'Heartbreak Beat,' written by Richard Butler, John Ashton, and Timothy Butler.

The second single released was the title track to the movie 'Pretty in Pink' which was a re-recorded version of the 1981 single release. This gave the band a huge hit around the world and helped in the success of the album, making it to number 12 in the UK album Chart and number 29 in the US.

01 - Heartbreak Beat
02 - Shock
03 - Shadow In My Heart
04 - Angels Don't Cry
05 - Midnight To Midnight
06 - One More Word
07 - All Of The Law
08 - Torture
09 - No Release
10 - Pretty in Pink - (86 version) - released on the cassette and CD release.

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Phil Collins and Phil Bailey - Easy Lover

'Easy Lover' is a song written by Philip Bailey, Phil Collins, and Nathan East, and accredited to both singers Bailey and Collins when released as a single.
The song appeared on Bailey's solo album Chinese Wall. Collins has also performed the song in his live shows and it appears on his 1990 album Serious Hits... Live! as well as his 1998 compilation album, ...Hits.

The song was a smash hit in the UK, reaching Number 1 and staying there for four weeks in 1985, and also reaching number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US in 1984.
'Easy Lover' was very successful commercially, selling over a million copies. It has only been certified Gold -- not Platinum -- since the RIAA requirement for a Platinum single wasn't lowered to 1,000,000 units until 1989.

Easy Lover won an MTV Video Music Award for Best Overall Performance in 1985 and was Grammy nominated for Best Pop Vocal Performance By A Duo or Group.
The lighthearted video for the song was filmed in London and features Bailey travelling by helicopter to meet Collins in a television studio.

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Special Version
Easy Carpet Lover Version
Bootleg Mix
Extended Dance Mix
Hot Tracks Mix
John Potoker Mix
Woman - B-Side

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Bronski Beat and Marc Alomond - I Feel Love

In 1985, Bronski Beat joined up with Marc Almond to record a version of Donna Summer's 'I Feel Love'.

The full version was actually a medley, also incorporating snippets of Summer's 'Love to Love You Baby' and John Leyton's 'Johnny Remember Me'.

The resulting single was a success, reaching number 3 in the UK Singles Chart, equalling the chart achievement of Smalltown Boy'.

Although the original had been one of Marc Almond's all-time favourite songs, he had never read the lyrics and thus incorrectly sang "What'll it be, what'll it be, you and me" instead of "Falling free, falling free, falling free"

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Live from 1985
Single Version
Puit d amour B-Side


Bronski Beat and Marc Almond - I Feel Love - Live

Bucks Fizz - Making Your Mind Up

'Making Your Mind Up' was the United Kingdom's entry to the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest, having won the National finals that year with ease.

The song went on to win the Contest itself and began a successful pop career for Bucks Fizz, who became one of the UK's biggest selling artists of the 1980s.

The single was number 1 in the UK singles chart for three weeks in April 1981 and performed well throughout Europe, selling four million copies in total. It was written by Andy Hill and John Danter and also produced by Hill. The song title has also given the name to the UK selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest.

'Making Your Mind Up' is held in affectionate regard by many Eurovision fans, and is generally considered to be a good example of a pop song from the Contest as it has a strong beat and catchy lyrics. Receiving of less favourable response however was the group's performance of the song, which was considered to be off-key, and led to much criticism that the members were chosen more for appearance than vocal ability. In addition, the performance is remembered for the point at which the two male members of the group removed the skirts of the two female members – only to reveal shorter skirts beneath them.

The single began a run of 20 UK hits for the group. Despite the success of the song, some fans of the group don't consider it to be a good reperesentation of their work, while Cheryl Baker doesn't rate it as one of their best songs.

However I still love the song as it was the song that introduced me to the band as I watched them on Eurovision.

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Single Version
Don't Stop - B-Side


Bucks Fizz - Making Your Mind Up - Song For Europe Performance

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Bronski Beat - Smalltown Boy

Smalltown Boy is the debut single of the British synthpop group Bronski Beat, released in June 1984. It would also appear on the band's debut album The Age of Consent, released in December 1984.

The single reached number 3 in the UK and number 48 in the U.S. The song is a popular gay anthem and was a huge success worldwide. The song is about a gay boy who faces homophobia, loneliness, and family misunderstanding.

The music video features band member Jimmy Somerville as the boy who has the issues seen above. He makes friends, but is attacked by a gang of homophobes and a policeman brings him back to his home. He catches a train, where he is reunited with his friends. This plot is depicted in the video. In the video, he is seen making friends (played by band members Larry Steinbachek and Steve Bronski) near a swimming pool and they overlook the people swimming. They are later briefly seen at the changing room near the pool. The video ends with Somerville riding on the train to London as he was in the beginning, but this time Steinbachek and Bronski join him.

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Single Version
Infatuation Memories - B-Side (Together)


Bronski Beat - Smalltown Boy - Live

Bucks Fizz - London Town

'London Town' is a single by UK pop group Bucks Fizz and was released in September 1983, this was the group's tenth single.

The song became their first single to peak outside the top twenty after nine consecutive top 20 hits. Eventually reaching No.34, the song remained on the chart for six weeks.

Written by Andy Hill, the lyrics tell of someone who is finding it difficult to adjust to life in a big city but is determined to stay. Lead vocals on the track are by member Bobby G, although he was unhappy with the way his vocals were mixed, giving them a distorted quality, claiming that he "sounded like a munchkin".

This single was a short-notice replacement for another song, 'Invisible', which featured lead vocals by Jay Aston, but was withdrawn for reasons which are unclear. Details of its release had already been announced to the fan club and mentioned on radio. The song was eventually released on the 12" version of 'I Hear Talk' over a year later.

The Promotional Video features the group performing the track in a variety of indoor locations including a Tube station.

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Extended Club Mix
Love Dies Hard - B-Side
Identity - B-Side


Bucks Fizz - London Town - Video

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Fun Boy Three - Waiting - Album

'Waiting' is the second and final studio album by the Fun Boy Three. It was released in 1983 and featured their hit single 'Our Lips Are Sealed,' previously performed by The Go-Go's.

Following the release of the album the band toures the US and then finally broke up.

The album made it to number 14 in the UK Album charts.

01 - Murder She Said (Instrumental)
02 - The More I See (The Less I Believe)
03 - Going Home
04 - We're Having All the Fun
05 - The Farm Yard Connection
06 - The Tunnel of Love
07 - Our Lips Are Sealed
08 - The Pressure of Life (Takes the Weight Off the Body)
09 - Things We Do
10 - Well Fancy That!

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Boy George - No Clause 28

Section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988 was a controversial amendment to the United Kingdom's Local Government Act 1986, enacted on 24 May 1988 and repealed on 21 June 2000 in Scotland, and on 18 November 2003 in the rest of the UK by section(122) of the Local Government Act 2003.

The amendment stated that a local authority "shall not intentionally promote homosexuality or publish material with the intention of promoting homosexuality" or "promote the teaching in any maintained school of the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship".

Some people believed that Section 28 prohibited local councils from distributing any material, whether plays, leaflets, books, etc, that portrayed gay relationships as anything other than abnormal. Teachers and educational staff in some cases were afraid of discussing gay issues with students for fear of losing state funding.

Because it did not create a criminal offence, no prosecution was ever brought under this provision, but its existence caused many groups to close or limit their activities or self-censor. For example, a number of lesbian, gay, transgender, and bisexual student support groups in schools and colleges across Britain were closed due to fears by council legal staff that they could breach the Act

The only positive aspect of the introduction of Section 28 was that it served to galvanise the disparate British gay rights movement into action. As the gay rights movements had a focus this resulting protest saw the rise of now famous groups like Stonewall, started by, amongst other people, Ian McKellen, and OutRage!, subsequently led by Peter Tatchell.

For his 6th single release Boy George released a song called 'No Clause 28', as a protest song against the governing UK Conservative Party's legal restrictions on anyone working for a local authority "promoting" homosexuality. 'No Clause 28 reached number 57 in the UK singles Chart.
Note: The video is included as part of the download but the quality is not very good. It has been the only one that I could ever get. I would love a better quality version of the video if any one has this to share. Thank you.

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Full Version
Extended Mix
Beats Mix
US Mix
12 inch Acetate Mix
Emilio Pasquez Space Face Alien - Hi-Energy Mix


Boy George - No Clause 28 - video

Monday, 5 October 2009

Japan - I Second That Emotion

'I Second That Emotion' is a 1967 hit single released originally by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles for the Motown label. The song was the group's first Top 5 hit on the Billboard Pop Singles Chart. Less than two years later, the single was covered by Motown labelmates Diana Ross & the Supremes and The Temptations, reaching the top 20 in the UK.

The single was released by the UK group Japan as a single in 1980 in Japan. The following year the single was released in Europe while the UK single was eventually released in 1982 following a remix by Steve Nye.

'I Second That Emotion' became the groups second biggest hit eventually reaching number 9 in the UK Singles Chart.

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Single Version
Halloween - B-Side


Japan - I Second That Emotion - Video

Fun Boy Three - Fun Boy Three - Album

'Fun Boy Three' is the debut album by the band of the same name, consisting of three ex-members of The Specials.
The album was released in 1982 and became the bands most successful album release, making it to number 7 in the UK Album Charts. In 1999 it was re-released as Fame.

01 - Sanctuary
02 - Way on Down
03 - The Lunatics (Have Taken Over the Asylum)
04 - Life in General (Lewe in Algemeen)
05 - Faith, Hope & Charity
06 - Funrama 2
07 - Best of Luck Mate
08 - T'ain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It) (with Bananarama)
09 - The Telephone Always Rings
10 - I Don't Believe It
11 - Alone

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Sunday, 4 October 2009

Level 42 - Standing In The Light - Album

'Standing in the Light' is the fourth studio album released by the British jazz-funk band Level 42 in 1983 and was produced by larry Dunn and Verdine White, of Earth, wind and Fire.

The album became the group's first top 10 in the UK album charts, peaking at number 9 and began a new era for the band, being less experimental and jazzy than previous releases.

Notably, the album featured no instrumental tracks whatsoever, with the band now focussing heavily on songs.

The first single, 'Out of Sight, Out of Mind;, was released only in the UK prior to album release and reached number 41 on the UK singles chart. For the album version the song was remixed and a new lead vocal recorded. The second single 'The Sun Goes Down (Living it Up)', with keyboard player and (mostly) backup vocalist Mike Lindup on lead vocals, was released in the UK, Oceania and other parts Europe and America and gave the group its first top 10 in the UK. The third single 'Micro Kid' peaked at number 37 on the UK single charts.


01 - Micro Kid
02 - The Sun Goes Down (Living It Up)
03 - Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind
04 - Dance On Heavy Weather
05 - A Pharaoh's Dream (Of Endless Time)
06 - Standing In The Light
07 - I Want Eyes
08 - People
09 - The Machine Stops

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Fun Boy Three and Bananarama - It Aint What You Do

'T'ain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It)' is a song written by jazz musicians Melvin "Sy" Oliver and James "Trummy" Young. It was first recorded in 1939 by both Jimmie Lunceford and Ella Fitzgeral.
The jazz tune was transformed into a pop song with ska elements in 1982. With the title slightly altered to 'It Ain't What You Do....', it was included on Fun Boy Three's debut self-titled album, but it was not available on a Bananarama album until 1988's Greatest Hits Collection.

Terry Hall of Fun Boy Three owned a copy of Bananarama's previous single 'Aie a Mwana' and after seeing an article about the trio in The Face he decided he wanted them to sing background vocals on this song, solely based on the fact that he liked their look. "It Ain't What You Do...." became a big hit in the UK, climbing to number four in the UK singles chart. The single also made it to number 49 in the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Chart and number 3 in the Dutch singles chart.
The success of this single also prompted Bananarama to return the favor and have Fun Boy Three sing on their next single 'Really Saying Something'.
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Single Version
The Funrama Theme - B-Side

Fun Boy Three and Bananarama - It Aint What You Do - Video

Saturday, 3 October 2009

China Crises - Flaunt The Imperfection - Album

'Flaunt the Imperfection' was the 3rd album released by China Crises and was produced by Walter Becker (of Steely Dan fame) and reached number 9 in the UK Albums Chart in May 1985.

According to the album credits, China Crisis was now officially a quintet consisting of Daly, Lundon, Johnson, Wilkinson, and Becker. However, Becker never appeared with the band, and the subsequent tour featured new keyboardist Brian McNeill. Johnson was now credited as co-writer with Daly and Lundon.

01 - The Highest High
02 - Strength of Character
03 - You Did Cut Me
04 - Black Man Ray
05 - Wall of God
06 - Gift of Freedom
07 - King in a Catholic Style
08 - Bigger the Punch I'm Feeling
09 - The World Spins, I'm Part of It
10 - Blue Sea

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Rick Astley - Whenever You Need Somebody - Album

In 1985, Astley was playing the club circuit as a drummer with a soul band called FBI when he was noticed by the record producer Pete Waterman. Waterman persuaded Asltely to work at the PWL recording studio in London and was taughtabout the recording process and groomed for his future pop careeer.

'Whenever You Need Somebody' is Rick Astley's first album released in 1987 on RCA Records.

The album became Astley's best selling album and, according to his own official website, sold 15.2 million copies worldwide.

01 - Never Gonna Give You Up
02 - Whenever You Need Somebody
03 - Together Forever
04 - It Would Take a Strong Strong Man
05 - The Love Has Gone
06 - Don't Say Goodbye
07 - Slipping Away
08 - No More Looking for Love
09 - You Move Me
10 - When I Fall in Love
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Friday, 2 October 2009

China Crisis - Christian

'Christian' is the 4th single released by China Crises and was released in 1982. The single made it to number 12 in the UK singles chart and brought the band to a national prominance.

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Single version
Greenacre Bay - B-Side
Performing Seals - B-Side


China Crisis - Christian - Video

Rick Astley - She Wants To Dance With Me

'She Wants to Dance with Me' is a song written and recorded by Rick Astley and released in 1988.

The single continued Astley success in the charts around the world by making number 6 in the UK Singles Chart and number 6 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

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Single Version

Album Version
Instrumental Version

Bordering On A Collie 12 inch Mix
Extended Mix
Night And Day Mix

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Rick Astley - She Wants To Dance With Me - Video

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Dionne Warwick - Heartbreaker - Album

'Heartbreaker' is an album by Dionne Warwick, her fourth for the Arista label. It was released in 1982 and features the hit single 'Heartbreaker', penned by the Bee Gees.

Barry Gibb produced the album with Karl Richardson and Albhy Galuten.

The album was certified gold in the United States for sales in excess of 500,000 copies and has sold over three million copies worldwide. The album reached number 3 in the UK Albums Chart with the singles 'Heartbreaker' and 'All The Love In The World' both hitting the Top 10.
01 - Heartbreaker
02 - It Makes No Difference
03 - Yours
04 - Take the Short Way Home
05 - Misunderstood
06 - All the Love In the World
07 - I Can't See Anything But You
08 - Just One More Night
09 - You Are My Love
10 - Our Day Will Come

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Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up

'Never Gonna Give You Up' was sung by Rick Astley. The song was released as the first single from Astley's multi-million selling debut album, 'Whenever You Need Somebody'.

The song became a worldwide number-one hit, initially in the United Kingdom in 1987, where it stayed at number one for five weeks and was the best-selling single of that year and went on to win the Best British Single catagory at the 1988 Brit Awards.

In the music video, directed by Simon West, a smiling Astley sings and dances to the song in various outfits and venues in West London, sometimes accompanied by backup dancers. A bartender played by Clive Clarke gradually shifts from casually noticing Astley's singing to being fully engrossed in the song with energetic acrobatic moves. The athletic exertion of many of the other dancers also becomes more intense over the course of Astley's performance.

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7 inch Mix
Escape To New York Mix
Acapella Version
Hot Tracks Mix
7 inch Instrumental Version
Bass Ten House Mix
Solly Remix
Escape From Newton Mix
DMC Radio Video Edit
Album Version
DJ Addict Funk Mix
White Label Club Mix
VJ Carlos Club Mix
Cake Mix
Ben Librand Mix

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