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Ultravox - Premium Gold Collection (1996) [Re-Up]

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Ultravox - Premium Gold Collection (1996) [Re-Up]

Ultravox - Premium Gold Collection (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 469 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb | Scans ~ 76 Mb
Label: EMI Electrola | # 7243 8 37695 2 0 | Time: 01:15:57
New Wave, Synthpop, Dance-Rock, Post-Punk

Ultravox are a British new wave band, formed in London in 1974 as Tiger Lily. Between 1980–86, they scored seven Top Ten albums and seventeen Top 40 singles in the UK, the most successful of which was their 1981 hit "Vienna". The band has been led by two different frontmen who never played together in the band at the same time. From 1974 until 1979, singer John Foxx was frontman and the main driving force behind Ultravox. Foxx left the band to embark on a solo career and, following his departure, with the three remaining members in hiatus, Midge Ure took over as lead singer, guitarist and frontman in 1980 after he and keyboardist Billy Currie worked in the studio project Visage.

Was (Not Was) - What Up, Dog? (1988) [Universal Music Archive Collection 2004] Re-Up

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Was (Not Was) - What Up, Dog? (1988) [Universal Music Archive Collection 2004] Re-Up

Was (Not Was) - What Up, Dog? (1988) Reissue 2004
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 385 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb | Scans included
Label: Universal/PolyGram | # 80100996 | Time: 00:57:10
Pop/Rock, Funk, Soul, Dance-Rock, College Rock

What Up, Dog? is a 1988 album by Was (Not Was). It became the US group's breakthrough album worldwide and was ranked #99 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 Best Albums of the 1980s. Success of What Up, Dog? was propelled by the group's two biggest hits: "Walk the Dinosaur" and "Spy in the House of Love" and four other singles. The former was promoted by a popular music video in which the band performed while a group of girls in campy cave girl costumes danced.

Gwen Stefani - Love.Angel.Music.Baby. (2004) 2 CD Deluxe Edition

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Gwen Stefani - Love.Angel.Music.Baby. (2004) 2 CD Deluxe Edition

Gwen Stefani - Love.Angel.Music.Baby. (2004) 2 CD Deluxe Edition
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 710 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 236 Mb | Scans ~ 98 Mb
Dance-Pop, Alternative Dance-Rock, Hip-Hop | Label: Interscope | # 2103175 | 01:32:26

Love. Angel. Music. Baby. is the debut solo album by American singer Gwen Stefani. It was released on November 12, 2004, by Interscope Records. Stefani, who had previously released five albums as rock band No Doubt's lead singer, began recording solo material in early 2003. She began working on Love. Angel. Music. Baby. as a side project that would become a full album after No Doubt went on hiatus. Stefani co-wrote every song on the album, collaborating with various songwriters and producers including André 3000, Dallas Austin, Dr. Dre, the Neptunes and Linda Perry.

Animotion - Strange Behavior (1986)

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Animotion - Strange Behavior (1986)

Animotion - Strange Behavior (1986)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 113 Mb | Scans included
New Wave, Synthpop, Dance-Rock | Label: Casablanca | # 826 691-2 M-1 | 00:39:48

Strange Behavior is an album by Animotion released by Casablanca Records. It was the last album to be released by Casablanca before the record label folded. The single "I Engineer" hit #2 in Germany and #6 in Switzerland in 1986. The single "I Want You" hit #27 in Germany and #84 in the United States. The album went to #21 in Switzerland and reached #71 on the Billboard 200 chart.

The B-52's - Whammy! (1983)

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The B-52's - Whammy! (1983)

The B-52's - Whammy! (1983)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 289 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 128 Mb | Scans included
New Wave, Post-Punk, Dance-Rock | Label: Island | # 255 649 | Time: 00:37:29

Following the botched collaboration with David Byrne on Mesopotamia, the B-52's decided to craft their fourth album as a return to the pop-culture funk explosion of their debut. Smartly, they decided to not simply replicate the skewed Southern funk of that album, choosing to update their signature sound with drum machines and new wave synths. As a result, it now sounds a little forced and dated, but the best moments – "Legal Tender," "Whammy Kiss," "Butterbean," "Song for a Future Generation" – rank as B-52's classics, and the entire record is certainly entertaining, even with its faults.

Romeo Void - Benefactor (1982) + Instincts (1984) 2CD Set, Remastered 2007

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Romeo Void - Benefactor (1982) + Instincts (1984) 2CD Set, Remastered 2007

Romeo Void - Benefactor (1982) + Instincts (1984) 2CD Set, Remastered 2007
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 710 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 253 Mb | Scans included
New Wave, Post-Punk, Dance-Rock | Label: Acadia | # ACAD 8160 | Time: 01:47:07

2007 UK two CD set featuring 2 original albums and a host of bonus tracks available as one set for the first time. Remastered with new added liner notes. Formed in San Francisco in 1979 and fronted by Debora Iyall, Romeo Void recorded three albums for Frisco Indie 415 Records after being brought to the label's attention by Rick Ocasek of The Cars. Benefactor, the band's second release in 1982, was followed by the slicker 1984 set Instincts produced by David Kahne (who would go on to produce The Bangles). Benefactor includes the hit 'Never Say Never'. Instincts features the hit 'A Girl In Trouble Is A Temporary Thing'.

Dead Or Alive - Albums Collection 1984-1999 (13CD)

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Dead Or Alive - Albums Collection 1984-1999 (13CD)

Dead Or Alive - Albums Collection 1984-1999 (13CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 4.26 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.2 Gb | Scans ~ 490 Mb
Genre: Hi-NRG, New Wave, Dance-Pop, Dance-Rock | Time: 09:07:49

A British dance-pop group which found fame thanks to the antics of androgynous frontman Pete Burns, Dead or Alive formed in Liverpool in 1980. Burns first surfaced three years prior in the Mystery Girls, later heading the proto-goth rockers Nightmares in Wax; he founded Dead or Alive with keyboardist Marty Healey, guitarist Mitch, bassist Sue James, and drummer Joe Musker, debuting in 1980 with the Ian Broudie-produced Doors soundalike "I'm Falling." "Number Eleven" followed, but just as the group was gaining momentum, they were swept aside by the emergence of the New Romantic movement, with Burns subsequently charging that fellow androgyne Boy George of Culture Club had merely stolen his outrageous image.

Blur - Blur (1997) 2CD Japanese Special Edition 2012 [Re-Up]

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Blur - Blur (1997) 2CD Japanese Special Edition 2012 [Re-Up]

Blur - Blur (1997) 2CD Japanese Special Edition 2012
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 820 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 292 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 36 Mb
Alternative Rock, BritPop, Dance Rock | Label: EMI Music Japan | # TOCP 71344-45 | 02:07:50

To celebrate the 21st anniversary of their debut release, Blur s eponymous fifth album 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. Continuing the trend, Blur went straight in at No 1 on its release in February 1997, as had Parklife and The Great Escape before it. Representing a musical evolution for the band, the album is home to two of Blur s biggest hits in Beetlebum and Song 2. B-sides taken from all formats of these two singles are included in the accompanying Blur Special Edition bonus disc, along with b-sides from the album s fourth single M.O.R. Also included on the bonus disc is a 7 mix of Death Of A Party by Adrian Sherwood, the Dust Brothers produced Cowboy Song (which featured on the Dead Man On Campus soundtrack), four acoustic live tracks recorded at Viva Niteclub (previously only released on the German-only version of the M.O.R. single) and three live tracks recorded at MC Vredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands, which were only previously released on the Netherlands-only version of the album.

Blur - The Great Escape (1995) 2CD Japanese Special Edition 2012 [Re-Up]

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Blur - The Great Escape (1995) 2CD Japanese Special Edition 2012 [Re-Up]

Blur - The Great Escape (1995) 2CD Japanese Special Edition 2012
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 902 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 203 Mb | Scans ~ 37 Mb
Alternative Rock, BritPop, Dance Rock | Label: EMI Music Japan | # TOCP 71342-43 | 02:12:18

To celebrate the 21st anniversary of their debut release, Blur s fourth album The Great Escape has now been remastered from the original tapes by Frank Arkwright, with the remastering overseen by legendary original producer, Stephen Street. Whilst Parklife took Blur stratospheric, The Great Escape maintained the band s success with their second successive No 1 entry into the album charts, with the September 1995 release going on to sell three times platinum. Accompanying the remastered album, the bonus disc of The Great Escape Special Edition crams in 18 tracks, including all the b-sides from all formats of the Country House, The Universal, Stereotypes and Charmless Man singles. Among these b-sides are nestled a duet version of To The End between Damon and Francoise Hardy, the Live It! remix of Entertain Me and four tracks taken from the now legendary 1995 Blur gig at Mile End Stadium. Completing the bonus disc are two live tracks from Blur s show at the Budokan arena in Tokyo (both of which were only previously released on the Japanese-only single release of It Could Be You), plus the instrumental Eine Kleine Lift Musik, which originally formed part of the Help War Child compilation released in 1995.

Thompson Twins - Albums Collection 1983-1991 (6CD) [Re-Up]

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Thompson Twins - Albums Collection 1983-1991 (6CD) [Re-Up]

Thompson Twins - Albums Collection 1983-1991 [6CD]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.54 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 587 Mb | Scans ~ 510 Mb
New Wave, Synthpop, Post-Punk, Dance-Rock | Label: Arista/Warner | Time: 04:14:45

Talented and flamboyant British synthesizer act whose pop focus helped achieve steady success on both sides of the Atlantic during the 1980s. Collection includes: Side Kicks (1983); Into The Gap (1984); Here's To Future Days (1985); Close To The Bone (1987); Big Trash (1989); Queer (1991).

The B-52's - Cosmic Thing (1989)

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The B-52's - Cosmic Thing (1989)

The B-52's - Cosmic Thing (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 319 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 108 Mb | Scans ~ 203 Mb
New Wave, Post-Punk, Pop Rock, Dance-Rock | Label: Reprise | # 925 854-2 | 00:47:18

Many observers were prepared to write off the B-52's after the release of Bouncing Off the Satellites. Granted, the album was completed in the wake of Ricky Wilson's death, but the group appeared bereft of new musical ideas and were sounding rather stale. In other words, the last thing anyone expected was a first-class return to form, which is what they got with Cosmic Thing. Working with producers Don Was and Nile Rodgers, the B-52's updated their sound with shiny new surfaces and deep, funky grooves – it was the same basic pattern as before, only refurbished and contemporized. Just as importantly, they had their best set of songs since at least Wild Planet, possibly since their debut. "Cosmic Thing" and "Channel Z" were great up-tempo rockers; "Roam" had a groovy beat blessed with a great Cindy Wilson vocal; and "Deadbeat Club" was one of their rare successful reflective numbers.

Republica - Ready To Go: The Best of Republica (2002) [Re-Up]

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Republica - Ready To Go: The Best of Republica (2002) [Re-Up]

Republica - Ready To Go: The Best of Republica (2002)
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 533 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Scans included | 01:10:46
Alternative Pop/Rock, Dance Rock, Electronic | Label: BMG, Camden | # 74321 93979 2

Not quite as definitive of their time as Brit-pop sensations like Elastica and Sleeper and not quite as inventive and enduring as Garbage, Republica made a splash on the charts with "Ready to Go" and then more or less faded away, for stateside audiences at least. The British retrospective Ready to Go: The Best of Republica may be somewhat surprising to casual fans of the group, who may not have been aware that Republica recorded a second album, 1998's Speed Ballads, which didn't receive distribution in the U.S. An even mix of highlights from the group's two albums, Ready to Go features two versions of the group's catchy, dance-meets-Brit-pop title hit, along with the follow-up single "Drop Dead Gorgeous" and notable tracks from the more complex, electronic Speed Ballads such as "From Rush Hour With Love" and "Fading of the Man." Indeed, the collection manages to gather most of both of Republica's albums, making it the only Republica release anyone curious about the band needs to own.

Propaganda - A Secret Wish (1985) + Wishful Thinking (1985) [Re-Up]

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Propaganda - A Secret Wish (1985) + Wishful Thinking (1985) [Re-Up]

Propaganda - A Secret Wish (1985) + Wishful Thinking (1985)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 586 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 214 Mb
Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-Rock | Time: 01:33:14 | Scans ~ 117 Mb

Propaganda are a German synthpop group, formed in 1982. They were one of the initial roster of acts signed to Trevor Horn's ZTT label, between 1984 and 1986, during which they released the critically acclaimed album A Secret Wish.

Deborah Harry & Blondie - The Complete Picture: The Very Best Of Deborah Harry & Blondie (1991)

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Deborah Harry & Blondie - The Complete Picture: The Very Best Of Deborah Harry & Blondie (1991)

Deborah Harry & Blondie - The Complete Picture:
The Very Best Of Deborah Harry & Blondie (1991)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 517 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 202 Mb | Scans included
Label: Chrysalis | # CCD 1817, CDP 3218172 | Time: 01:14:51
New Wave, Pop/Rock, Dance-Rock

The Complete Picture: The Very Best of Deborah Harry and Blondie is a compilation album released on Chrysalis Records in 1991. It contained all of Blondie's biggest hits such as "Heart of Glass", "Sunday Girl", "The Tide Is High", "Atomic", and "Call Me" as well as some of Deborah Harry's solo hits, including the UK Top 10 single "French Kissin' in the USA".

Heaven 17 - Penthouse And Pavement (1981) Expanded Remastered 2006 [Re-Up]

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Heaven 17 - Penthouse And Pavement (1981) Expanded Remastered 2006 [Re-Up]

Heaven 17 - Penthouse And Pavement (1981) Expanded Remastered 2006
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 409 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb | Scans included
Label: Virgin | # CDVR 2208, 0946 3 66802 2 4 | Time: 01:02:11
Electronic, Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-Rock

2006 digitally remastered reissue of the debut album from this Sheffield synthpop trio, originally released in 1981. Features four bonus tracks: 'Are Everything' (12 Inch Version), 'I'm Your Money' (12 Inch Version), 'Decline Of The West' and 'Honeymoon In New York'. Penthouse And Pavement included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.