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VA - 70's: 111 Original Hits (2009) 6CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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VA - 70's: 111 Original Hits (2009) 6CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Various Artists - 70s: 111 Original Hits (2009) 6CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.41 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 904 Mb | Scans ~ 100 Mb | 06:30:46
Pop Rock, Dance Rock, Pop, R&B, Disco, New Wave, Pop Punk | EMI Gold | # 5099 699172 2 6

Original Hits: 70s is a decent six-disc set, highlighting 111 pop singles released in that decade. Along with the original versions of radio classics by Al Stewart, Blondie, the Knack, KC & the Sunshine Band, and Dr. Hook, are less-than-obvious inclusions by Peter Tosh, XTC, the Move, and Benny Hill!

Gary Numan & The Skaparis Orchestra - When the Sky Came Down (Live at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester) (2019)

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Gary Numan & The Skaparis Orchestra - When the Sky Came Down (Live at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester) (2019)

Gary Numan & The Skaparis Orchestra - When the Sky Came Down (Live at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester) (2019)
FLAC tracks | 02:00:45 | 780 Mb
Genre: New Wave, Synthpop / Label: BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd

A 3 disc album consisting of 2 audio CDs and concert DVD of Gary’s sold out show with The Skaparis Orchestra at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. The setlist includes songs from his highly successful ‘Savage’ album and classic tracks including the No.1 single ‘Are ‘Friends’ Electric?’, with the DVD capturing the full breathtaking concert for fans to relive again.

Duran Duran - Greatest (1998) [Re-Up]

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Duran Duran - Greatest (1998) [Re-Up]

Duran Duran - Greatest (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 544 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb | Scans ~ 56 Mb
Label: EMI | # 7243 4 96239 2 7 | Time: 01:18:21
New Wave, Dance-Rock, Synthpop, Pop/Rock

Twenty years since their pop music debut, Duran Duran issued another greatest-hits collection. As if 1989's Decade weren't stellar enough, this select package was much more solid. Greatest showcased the band's early days of glam rock décor and new romanticism to the alluring sophistication Duran Duran exuded throughout the '90s. The typical synth-powered pop hits are included – "Girls on Film," "Rio," "A View to a Kill" – as well as the signature ballads – "Save a Prayer" – but it might also receive criticism due to its chronological disarray. Still, that gives no reason to fret, for other goodies can be found throughout. The much-neglected "New Moon on Monday" is featured, as well as the band's mature eclecticism of such songs from the self-titled Wedding Album – "Ordinary World" and "Come Undone." The band's experimentation with new millennium electronica found on "Electric Barbarella" again refocuses on Simon LeBon as the center of the band.

Heaven 17 - How Men Are (1984) [Non-Remastered]

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Heaven 17 - How Men Are (1984) [Non-Remastered]

Heaven 17 - How Men Are (1984) [Non-Remastered]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 240 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 87 Mb | Scans ~ 71 Mb
Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-Rock | Label: Virgin | # CDV 2326 | Time: 00:38:21

It all came together for Heaven 17 on this album, and as a result it is by far their strongest, most brilliant album. Combining their various influences (including R&B, pop, dance, electronica), Heaven 17 fused these styles together to create an almost perfect sound. There is simply not a weak track on the album. Highlights are numerous, including the very long but very wonderful "And That's No Lie." A strong melody, stunning vocals from Glenn Gregory, and tight production equal a fascinating glimpse into the human struggle. Adding a number of session players, including a guitarist, Heaven 17 was able to expand and build on their solid sound. Gregory is also allowed to branch out on this album and write more personal and political statements that were not clearly heard on their first two albums. Fans will not be disappointed, and in fact, this could be the album to win new fans over. "Sunset Now," "Flamedown," and the brilliant "This Is Mine" are just a few of the reasons for this album's greatness.

Joe Jackson - Stepping Out: The Very Best Of Joe Jackson (1990)

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Joe Jackson - Stepping Out: The Very Best Of Joe Jackson (1990)

Joe Jackson - Stepping Out: The Very Best Of Joe Jackson (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 433 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 191 Mb | Scans included
Label: A&M Records | # 397 052-2 | Time: 01:06:12
New Wave, Pop/Rock, Alternative, College Rock

Ever since Joe Jackson's debut album, Look Sharp, yielded his first single in "Is She Really Going Out With Him?" in July of 1979, which peaked at number 21 on Billboard (the album hit number 20), his career has seen him investigate a multitude of musical styles with clean-cut charm and poise. Jackson has dabbled in everything from reggae, disco, and soul to power pop, jazz, and even big band. Stepping Out covers 15 of his biggest singles, including his highest chart-topper, "Stepping Out," which hit number six on Billboard's Top 40, from the suave sounding Night and Day album. The downhearted appeal of "Breaking Us in Two" appears here as well, along with the salsa- flavored "You Can't Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want)," which reached number 15 and was the strongest track from 1984's Body and Soul album. Outside of his chart appearances, the rest of this hits collection holds up well. Jackson's voice is heard in wispy detail on "Fools in Love," while his humor and wit explode on "I'm the Man" from the album of the same name. The live release entitled Big World from 1986 is spoken for with both "Right and Wrong" and the candid allure of "Hometown."

The Go-Go's - Beauty And The Beat (1981) [Re-Up]

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The Go-Go's - Beauty And The Beat (1981) [Re-Up]

The Go-Go's - Beauty And The Beat (1981)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 113 Mb | Scans included
New Wave, Pop/Rock, Pop Punk | Label: I.R.S. | # 44797 5021 2 | Time: 00:35:36

It’s not quite right to say that the Go-Go’s' 1981 debut, Beauty and the Beat, is where new wave caught hold in the U.S., but it’s not quite wrong, either. Prior to this, there had certainly been new wave hits – Blondie had been reaching the Top Ten for two years running – but the Go-Go’s ushered in the era of big, bright stylish pop, spending six weeks at the top of the U.S. charts and generating two singles that defined the era: the cool groove of “Our Lips Are Sealed” and the exuberant “We Got the Beat.” So big were these two hits that they sometimes suggested that Beauty and the Beat was a hits-and-filler record, an impression escalated by the boost the Go-Go’s received from the just-launched MTV, yet that’s hardly the case. Beauty and the Beat is sharp, clever, and catchy, explicitly drawing from the well of pre-Beatles ‘60s pop – girl group harmonies, to be sure, but surf-rock echoes throughout – but filtering it through the nervy energy of punk.

Depeche Mode - The Singles 81-85 (1985) 1st Germany Press 1985 [Re-Up]

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Depeche Mode - The Singles 81-85 (1985) 1st Germany Press 1985 [Re-Up]

Depeche Mode - The Singles 81→85 (1985) 1st Germany Press 1985
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 365 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb | Scans included
Synthpop, New Wave, Post-Punk | Label: Mute | # INT 846.817 | Time: 00:58:46

The Singles 81→85 is a singles compilation album released in October 1985 by Depeche Mode. The compilation was not originally released in North America, being replaced by its counterpart Catching Up with Depeche Mode. This was their first ever release with a picture of the band on the cover (other than the album People Are People, which was released in 1984 in North America).

Yello - Albums Collection: 1980-1991 (8CD) Non-Remastered [Re-Up]

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Yello - Albums Collection: 1980-1991 (8CD) Non-Remastered [Re-Up]

Yello - Albums Collection: 1980-1991 (8CD) [Non-Remastered]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.42 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.14 Gb | Complete Scans
Genre: Electronic, Synthpop, New Wave, Art Rock | Time: 06:03:03

Collection includes: 'Solid Pleasure' (1980); 'Claro Que Si' (1981); 'You Gotta Say Yes To Another Excess' (1983); 'Stella' (1985); '1980–1985 The New Mix In One Go' (1986); 'One Second' (1987); 'Flag' (1988); 'Baby' (1991).