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ABC - Traffic (2008)

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ABC - Traffic (2008)

ABC - Traffic (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 324 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 111 Mb | Scans included
Label: Borough Music | # BOROCD 001 | Time: 00:47:38
Contemporary Pop/Rock, New Wave, Sophisti-Pop

Traffic is the first new album of original material released by English band ABC in eleven years. The album's songs were written by lead singer Martin Fry while he toured the United States in 2006. Critics have described the album as the most 'satisfying ABC album since the mid-'80s by far'.

VA - The Long Versions: New Wave (2005) 3CD Box Set

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VA - The Long Versions: New Wave (2005) 3CD Box Set

VA - The Long Versions: New Wave (2005) 3CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.15 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 413 Mb | Scans ~ 47 Mb
New Wave, Synthpop, Pop/Rock, Electronic | Label: Disky | # CB 902713 | 03:00:36

Fantastic 3CD box set with some of the greatest and long sought New Wave classics in their extended maximum versions. Filled with essentials from Spandau Ballet, Simple Minds, Talking Heads, The Blue Nile, Talk Talk, Kajagoogoo, Duran Duran, Power Station, Men Without Hats, The Human League, Rain Tree Crow, Scritti Politti, OMD, Living In A Box and many more.

Shriekback - Natural History: The Very Best Of Shriekback (1994) 2CDs

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Shriekback - Natural History: The Very Best Of Shriekback (1994) 2CDs

Shriekback - Natural History: The Very Best Of Shriekback (1994) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 605 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 218 Mb | Scans ~ 47 Mb
Label: Essential/Castle Communications | # ESD CD 217 | Time: 01:35:20
New Wave, Post-Punk, Alternative Dance-Rock, Funk

Issued on Essential in 1994, Shriekback's double-disc Natural History set merely couples The Best of Shriekback: The Infinite (Kaz, 1987) with The Best of Shriekback, Vol. 2: Evolution (Kaz, 1988) under a new name. For the curious, this might be preferable to The Y Records Years (also a two-disc set, released six years later in 2000), since the terrain documented here is more expansive, covering the band from its inception through 1985's Oil and Gold. One major attraction is the number of selections on the second disc culled from the long out of print Jam Science. One major problem will be finding Natural History, as it has gone out of circulation since its release.

The Jam - Extras (1992)

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The Jam - Extras (1992)

The Jam - Extras (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 456 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb
Label: Polydor | # 513 177-2 | Time: 01:18:35 | Scans ~ 79 Mb
Rock, Mod Revival, New Wave, Punk Rock

Extras offers 26 B-sides, rarities and unreleased tracks that, while far from complete (the wonderful "See Saw" is absent, for instance), is a fan's dream come true. This is a fans' album, to be sure, but for fans, the never-before-heard demos (like "Burning Sky" and "Thick As Thieves") have a certain spine-tingling effect, and the covers (like "So Sad About Us," "And Your Bird Can Sing," and "Disguises") are undeniably fun – often more so than the covers they chose to include on the proper albums. Extras is not a good introduction, to be sure, but for the converted, this is essential.

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.

VA - Disco Not Disco: Post Punk, Electro & Leftfield Disco Classics 1974-1986 (2008) [Re-Up]

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VA - Disco Not Disco: Post Punk, Electro & Leftfield Disco Classics 1974-1986 (2008) [Re-Up]

VA - Disco Not Disco: Post Punk, Electro & Leftfield Disco Classics 1974-1986 (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 497 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Scans ~ 103 Mb
Label: Strut Records | # STRUT032CD | Time: 01:14:49
Post-Punk, Leftfield Disco, New Wave, Alternative Dance, Electro

The new edition moves from New York classics by Liquid Liquid and Bill Laswell's Material to early Detroit machine music, Belgian New Beat and a healthy dose of UK originals from Pigbag, Quando Quango and more on seminal labels like Y and Factory. Watch out too for rare gems from unexpected sources including Sisters Of Mercy side project The Sisterhood, '70s prog collective Isotope and free jazz legend Ornette Coleman.DISCO NOT DISCO is packaged in a deluxe digipak with full booklet featuring sleeve notes by Bill Brewster, author of 'Last Night A DJ Saved My Life', extensive track by track notes and rare photos.

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.

A-ha - Hunting High And Low (1985) [2010, 25th Anniversary 2CD Deluxe Edition] {Japan}

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A-ha - Hunting High And Low (1985) [2010, 25th Anniversary 2CD Deluxe Edition] {Japan}

A-ha - Hunting High And Low (1985) [2010, 25th Anniversary 2CD Deluxe Edition] {Japan}
Pop/Rock, New Wave, Synth-pop | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 02:14:52 | 1,09 Gb
Label: Warner Bros. Rec./Rhino/Warner Music (Japan) | Cat.# WPCR-13890~1 | Released: 2010-07-21 (1985)

"Hunting High and Low" is the debut studio album by Norwegian new wave band A-ha. Released on 1 June 1985 by Warner Bros. Records, the album was a huge commercial success selling more than 11 million units worldwide, peaking at #15 on the US Billboard 200 and reaching high positions on charts worldwide. The album was recorded at Eel Pie Studios in Twickenham, produced by Tony Mansfield, John Ratcliff and Alan Tarney. In all, five singles from the album were released, though not all were released internationally: "Take On Me", "Love Is Reason", "The Sun Always Shines on T.V.", "Train of Thought" and song of the same name. The group was nominated for Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards in 1986, making A-ha the first Norwegian band to be nominated for a Grammy. "Hunting High and Low" was expanded and remastered in 2010.

Wall Of Voodoo - Albums Collection 1982-2012 (4CD)

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Wall Of Voodoo - Albums Collection 1982-2012 (4CD)

Wall Of Voodoo - Albums Collection 1982-2012 (4CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.59 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 594 Mb | Scans ~ 144 Mb
Genre: Post-Punk, New Wave, Dark Wave, Alternative Rock | Time: 04:15:12

Wall of Voodoo was an American new wave/post-punk group from Los Angeles best known for the 1983 hit "Mexican Radio". The band had a sound that was a fusion of synthesizer-based new wave music with the spaghetti Western soundtrack style of Ennio Morricone. Collection includes: "Call Of The West" (1982); "Seven Days In Sammystown" (1985) + "Happy Planet" (1987) + "The Ugly Americans In Australia" (1988) 3 LP in 2 CD, Remastered 2012; "Lost Weekend: The Best Of Wall Of Voodoo - The I.R.S. Years" (2011).

Utopia - Swing To The Right (1982)

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Utopia - Swing To The Right (1982)

Utopia - Swing To The Right (1982)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1999 | Essential / Castle, ESM CD 759 | ~ 263 or 92 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 5.64 Mb
Art Rock, New Wave

Utopia wandered into the wilderness with Deface the Music, losing much of the audience they won with Adventures in Utopia. If its follow-up Swing to the Right is any indication, the band didn't really care, since they doggedly pursue a weird fusion of new wave pop, arena rock, and soul, all spiked with social commentary…

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.

Utopia - Utopia (1982)

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Utopia - Utopia (1982)

Utopia - Utopia (1982)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Rhino Records, 8122-70713-2 | ~ 335 or 115 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 1.91 Mb
Art Rock, New Wave

Utopia followed Swing to the Right, their first album for Elektra subsidiary Network, a mere six months after, dubbing the new album Utopia. Presumably, an eponymous release signaled a new beginning for the group, which is true to a certain extent. Utopia finally became a true collective here, with each member's contributions sounding remarkably similar, in performance and composition…

Cock Robin - Songs From A Bell Tower (2011) 2CD Edition [Re-Up]

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Cock Robin - Songs From A Bell Tower (2011) 2CD Edition [Re-Up]

Cock Robin - Songs From A Bell Tower (2011) 2CD Edition
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 804 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 290 Mb | Scans ~ 166 Mb
Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, New Wave | Label: Blackbird | # BR 2011-07 | Time: 02:01:03

It does not take very long to realize that this is a nicely put together record. The singing is intense in somewhat of a Springsteen/David Eugene Edwards (Woven Hand) manner, but unique from them. The surrounding instrumentation weaves in and out in a folk rock manner at times and works as a full throttle rock band at others. The Singer-Songwriter category does not quite do justice to the songs. I would say rock fans will like this more than people wanting straight folk, but it has a good general appeal to both the crowds seeking lighter thoughtful material and those that want a good rock beat. The music is rather universal and what is truly interesting is that the California duo behind this band has historically done so much better in Europe than in the US. While I often can understand why some great European born music may not translate as well in the US (and vice versa), I have never understood why several great US bands (Wipers, 16 Horsepower) do so much better in Europe. Add this band to that list, as US listeners need to join in. I believe this album of eleven original songs comes with a bonus CD containing a full live set. (David Hintz)

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.

Naked Eyes - The Best Of Naked Eyes (1991) [Re-Up]

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Naked Eyes - The Best Of Naked Eyes (1991) [Re-Up]

Naked Eyes - The Best Of Naked Eyes (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 398 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 148 Mb | Scans included
New Wave, Synthpop | Label: EMI | # CDP-7-95843-2 | Time: 00:58:22

Best of Naked Eyes offers 15 tracks of the synth pop duo's best moments from their two U.S. albums, 1983's Naked Eyes and 1984's Burning Bridges. The collection is surpassed by the more extensive Very Best Of from 1994, but is notable for the inclusion of one track, "Could Be," which the second collection excluded.