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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.

Information Society - Information Society (1988)

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Information Society - Information Society (1988)

Information Society - Information Society (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 284 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 112 Mb | Scans included
Synthpop, New Wave, Freestyle, Dance Rock | Label: CBS/Sony | # 25DP 5096 | 00:43:58

An infectious update of the classic synth-pop most famous earlier in the decade, Information Society's self-titled debut sounds most similar to British groups like ABC and Pet Shop Boys, though hits like "What's on Your Mind," "Walking Away," and the cover of "Lay All Your Love on Me" manage to inject the affair with elements of industrial dance and hip-hop. All in all, it's a much better album than expected from the group many dismissed as mere one-hit wonders.

OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark) - History of Modern (2010) [Re-Up]

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OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark) - History of Modern (2010) [Re-Up]

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) - History of Modern (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 419 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 142 Mb | Scans ~ 136 Mb | 01:01:58
Synthpop, Electronic, Dance-Rock | Label: Blue Noise/Bright Antenna | # BRA2-2376

History of Modern is the eleventh studio album by British synthpop band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD). It is their first since 1996, and also the first to feature the classic 4-piece OMD line-up since 1986's The Pacific Age. The record was released in the UK on 20 September 2010, peaking at #28.

ABC - How To Be A... Zillionaire! (1985) [Non-Remastered] Re-Up

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ABC - How To Be A... Zillionaire! (1985) [Non-Remastered] Re-Up

ABC - How To Be A… Zillionaire! (1985)
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 405 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:59:06
New Wave, Synthpop, Pop/Rock | Label: Mercury | # 824-904-2

Moving away from the guitar histrionics of Beauty Stab, Martin Fry reduced ABC to a duo of himself and Mark White for 1985's danceable How to Be a…Zillionaire! Incorporating light hip-hop rhythms, ABC made sure Zillionaire sounded contemporary for mid-'80s dance clubs, and as a result, some of the record sounds stiff and dated. Still, when Fry's sense of melody is on, as on the catchy single "Be Near Me," or when he works in his vicious, cynical wit, as on "How to Be a Millionaire" and "So Hip It Hurts," the record rivals the peaks of Lexicon of Love.

Level 42 - World Machine (1985) Non-Remastered [Re-Up]

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Level 42 - World Machine (1985) Non-Remastered [Re-Up]

Level 42 - World Machine (1985)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 284 Mb | Scans ~ 106 Mb | Time: 00:43:56
Dance-Rock, Pop/Rock, New Wave, Jazz-Funk | Label: Polydor | # 829 627-2

World Machine is the sixth studio album by the British band Level 42, released in 1985. It peaked at #3 on the UK album charts, and it stayed on the chart for 72 weeks. It was the band's first disc to enter the Billboard 200 (peaking at number 18), and it stayed on the chart for 36 weeks. This release marked a transition from their jazz-funk beginnings to the funky pop they are best known for - a transition which eventually resulted in the departure of drummer Phil Gould subsequent to the release of their follow up album Running in the Family. The cover photo is Hafnarfjall, mountain in West Iceland.

The Fixx - Live at Rockpalast 1985 (2014) DVD5 + CD

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The Fixx - Live at Rockpalast 1985 (2014) DVD5 + CD

The Fixx - Live at Rockpalast 1985 (2014) DVD5 + CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 586 Mb | Scans ~ 115 Mb | Time: 01:19:32
DVD5 | NTSC | 4:3 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2ch, 1536 kbps or AC3, 6ch, 448 kbps | 01:21:00 | ~ 4.1 Gb
New Wave, Dance-Rock, Pop Rock | Label: Repertoire | # REP 5332

ROCKPALAST is a legendary ‘live’ music TV show hosted in Germany by the WDR channel. It first broadcast in 1974 and has become a pan-European television institution. It has its own fan club and online forum, and in almost four decades, it has become a trademark of quality viewing and listening. PERFORMANCE DATE: Markthalle Hamburg, 22 February 1985 The Fixx was something of an anomaly on the British music scene as the 1970s gave way to the 1980s – as they were a ‘New Wave’ quintet that enjoyed far more success in the USA and continental Europe than they did back home in the UK. The Fixx wrote and recorded melodic, concise New Wave Rock, led by the powerful and emotive vocals of Cy Curnin, with the strong guitar work of Jamie West-Oram and keyboards of Rupert Greenall offering contrasting musical depth and texture.

Prince - Ultimate (2006) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Prince - Ultimate (2006) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Prince - Ultimate (2006) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 392 Mb | Scans included | 02:36:33
R&B, Funk, Pop, Dance-Rock, Funk-Rock, New Wave | Label: Warner Bros. | # R2 73381

Ultimate Prince is a 2006 greatest hits compilation album featuring the work of Prince. The two-disc set contains a disc of some previously released hits (some in single edit form; only "My Name Is Prince" has not been on a previous hits collection), and another of extended remixes of hits and a B-side, most of which have only been previously released as vinyl 12-inch singles.

VA - 12"/80s Classics (2010) 3CD Set [Re-Up]

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VA - 12"/80s Classics (2010) 3CD Set [Re-Up]

VA - 12''/80s Classics (2010) 3CD Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.54 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 557 Mb | Scans included
Label: Universal | # 00600753273869 | Time: 03:47:06
New Wave, Dance-Rock, Synthpop, Electronic, Post-Punk, Disco

The 80s was the decade of the 12 inch. In the UK, all previous instalments of this series sold extremely well and received widespread critical acclaim. The Guardian called the series a "genuine act of music archaeology". From the pop dance genius of Frankie Goes To Hollywood's Relax and Donna Summer's I Feel Love through to the more alternative Lullaby by The Cure, and onto classics such as Teardrops by Womack & Womack… This 3CD compilation has it all, in its full 12" glory.

Siouxsie And The Banshees - The Seven Year Itch: Live The Shepherds Bush Empire London 9th/10th July 2002 (2003) CD + DVD9

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Siouxsie And The Banshees - The Seven Year Itch: Live The Shepherds Bush Empire London 9th/10th July 2002 (2003) CD + DVD9

Siouxsie And The Banshees - The Seven Year Itch: Live (2003) CD + DVD9
The Shepherds Bush Empire London 9th/10th July 2002
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 585 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:14:51
Post-Punk, New Wave, Goth Rock, Alternative Rock | Label: Sanctuary | # SANCD157

DVD9 | PAL | 16:9 (720x576) VBR | #1: AC3, 2ch, 224 kbps; #2: AC3, 6ch, 448 kbps; #3: DTS, 768 kbps
Label: Sanctuary Visual Entertainment | # SVED3025 | Time: 01:28:01 | ~ 6.5 Gb

Years after the breakup of Siouxsie and the Banshees, the three core members (Siouxsie Sioux, Steven Severin and Budgie) plus final Banshees guitarist Knox Chandler reunited for an abbreviated tour of the US and the UK in 2002. The Seven Year Itch is a live album composed of performances recorded at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire on July 9 and 10, 2002. Released by Sanctuary Records in 2003 (in CD and DVD formats), both critics and fans praised the tour and album as the Banshees concentrated not on radio hits, but both popular and obscure B-sides and album tracks, many pulled from their early albums.

Terri Nunn & Berlin - All The Way In (2009) CD+DVD [Re-Up]

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Terri Nunn & Berlin - All The Way In (2009) CD+DVD [Re-Up]

Terri Nunn & Berlin - All The Way In (2009) CD+DVD
EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 423 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Time: 01:07:40
DVD5 | NTSC | 16:9 (720x480) VBR | AC3 2.0, 192 kbps or LPCM | Time: 00:49:00 | ~ 3.31 Gb
New Wave, Post Punk, Dance Rock, SynthPop | Label: Fuel | # 302 061 7772 | Scans ~ 41 Mb

2009 CD/DVD live release from the veteran Synth Pop band fronted by Terri Nunn includes a bonus DVD. Berlin's Electro-Pop sound features the enduring and assertive voice of Nunn, which is why All The Way In is the most preferable place to hear this Los Angeles-based group's music. Berlin made its first national impression with the provocative single 'Sex (I'm A…)' from the gold-selling debut EP Pleasure Victim in 1982. The Synth-soaked punch of 'No More Words' from 1984's Love Life album and the number one ballad 'Take My Breath Away' from the film Top Gun are the album's high points. Berlin's '80s poignancy provided some rather palatable music, even if the charts didn't say so. Songs like 'Dancing In Berlin' and 'Scream' could compete with anything Depeche Mode or Duran spouted at the time, and the range of Nunn's vocals elevated most of Berlin's efforts above the norm of the run-of-the-mill synthesizer glitz. All The Way In captures Berlin at their best in front of a hometown Los Angeles crowd.

Spandau Ballet - Journeys To Glory (1981) [Non-Remastered, Early Press] Re-Up

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Spandau Ballet - Journeys To Glory (1981) [Non-Remastered, Early Press] Re-Up

Spandau Ballet - Journeys To Glory (1981) [Non-Remastered, Early Press]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 244 Mb | Scans included
Label: Chrysalis Records | # CCD 1331 | Time: 00:36:40
New Wave, Dance-Rock, Synthpop

Journeys to Glory is the debut studio album by Spandau Ballet. It was released on 27 February 1981 by Chrysalis Records, just ten days after its recording at Trident Studios.

VA - Ministry Of Sound: Anthems Electronic 80s (2009) 3CD Set [Re-Up]

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VA - Ministry Of Sound: Anthems Electronic 80s (2009) 3CD Set [Re-Up]

VA - Ministry Of Sound: Anthems Electronic 80s (2009) 3CD Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.59 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 539 Mb | Scans ~ 52 Mb
Label: Ministry Of Sound | # MOSCD201 | Time: 03:54:57
Synthpop, Electronic, New Wave, Post-Punk, Dance-Rock

UK three CD collection. This release charts the birth of synthesized pop music in the 1980s and ultimately the roots of contemporary electronic dance music. The importance and continued popularity of '80s pop is not to be underestimated, and the emergence of serious synthesized music producers in Kraftwerk, The Human League, Heaven 17, OMD, Yazoo, Ultravox, Talk Talk, Japan, Devo, Sparks, Gary Numan, New Order and the Pet Shop Boys, all of whom massively pushed the boundaries in experimenting with (mainly) Roland synths in this era, ultimately showed the way for the House and Techno producers of the '90s to the present day. Within this more serious side there was also some brilliant, pure Synthpop from the Thompson Twins, Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Thomas Dolby, Simple Minds, Propaganda, Erasure, China Crisis, Belouis Some, the Lotus Eaters, a Flock of Seagulls, Howard Jones, Blancmange and the Associates.