Jul 1, 2013

Promises, Promises (Extended Version) - Naked Eyes

Naked Eyes is a British New Wave band that rose to prominence in the early 1980s.  The band is known largely for its four top 40 singles.
The first, a cover of the Burt Bacharach/Hal David standard "(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me" (Bacharach himself has cited the cover as a personal favourite).
The band had subsequent hits with their own compositions, "Promises, Promises", "When the Lights Go Out," and "(What) In the Name of Love."

Promises, Promises [Extended Version]
Low Life
In the Name of Love

* Promises Promises (Extended Version) - Naked Eyes

Feb 27, 2012

Jackie - Blue Zone

Blue Zone consisted of:
 Lisa Stansfield: lead vocals.
 Ian Devaney: trombone, keyboards, guitar, backing vocals.
 Andy Morris: trumpet, flugelhorn, electronic keyboards and backing vocals.

After the Big Thing album (1988) and the singles "On Fire", "Thinking About His Baby" and "Jackie" (included here with the B-side "There Was I"), the trio and label Arista decided to focus on Stansfield's solo career.
Morris would co-write and co-produce the first three Stansfield albums, before departing the trio.
Devaney and Stansfield would eventually marry, and now own a music publishing business, and continue to write and record together.

Jackie [Single Version]
Jackie [Wake Up Mix]
Jackie [Shotgun Scream Mix]
There Was I

* Jackie - Blue Zone

Dec 5, 2011

Today - Talk Talk

Talk Talk began as a quartet consisting of
Mark Hollis, Simon Brenner, Lee Harris and Paul Webb.
Talk Talk released their debut album in 1982 entitled The Party's Over.
The band charted in the UK Top 40 with the singles "Talk Talk" and "Today", both produced by Colin Thurston (whose other production credits include The Human League, Duran Duran and Kajagoogoo). The album itself was not a huge success upon release, but was later certified Silver by the BPI for sales of 60,000 copies by 1985.
Their 3rd Single is featured here

Its So Serious
Today (Extended Version)


* Today - Talk Talk

Oct 2, 2011

New Romantics Bound

Become a part of publishing history.
I'm back from the grave to help promote
Graham Smiths 'We Can Be Heroes'
a visual journey into the New Romantic era.
By Pre-Ordering 'We Can Be Heroes'
you will help get it published.
Some well known from the scene include
Boy George, Midge Ure, Rusty Egan,
Spandau Ballet, Pete Burns,
Steve Strange, Marilyn,
Haysi Fantayzee, Duran Duran, Sade.
Many became international stars.

Nov 20, 2009

Heartbeat like Thunder (extended remix) - Steve Harley

Steve Harley is a English singer and songwriter, best known for his work with the 1970s rock group Cockney Rebel, with whom he still occasionally tours (albeit with many personnel changes through the years).

In the early 1990s, Harley released several solo albums. His songs "Sebastian", "Tumbling Down", and "Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)" were included in the Todd Haynes 1998 rock musical Velvet Goldmine. "Make Me Smile" was also included in the 1997 film, The Full Monty.

In 1999, Harley began presenting a BBC Radio programme The Sounds of the Seventies, of which the last programme aired on 27 March 2008.

In 2005, The Quality of Mercy was released under the Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel name, and Harley began touring more frequently.


* Heartbeat like Thunder (extended remix) - Steve Harley

Nov 8, 2009

Ashes to Ashes - Tears for Fears

Tears for Fears covered the David Bowie classic for the NME's Ruby Trax compilation.

Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith formed Tears for Fears in the early 1980s after the dissolution of their first band, the mod-influenced Graduate.

The band has sold more than 22 million albums worldwide
(including over 8 million in the United States alone).


* Ashes to Ashes - Tears for Fears

Oct 21, 2009

Dracula's Tango (Sucker For Your Love) - ToTo Coelo

Take a Bite Out of Halloween!!

The group is known for its 1982 hit single "I Eat Cannibals Part 1", which reached #8 in the UK and was also a hit in many other countries, including South Africa where it was named the 17th biggest selling single of 1983. They also issued a less successful follow-up, "Dracula's Tango (Sucker For Your Love)". An album was issued containing both singles, together with B-sides and a selection of unreleased tracks in 1983 titled Man o' War. It was not a commercial success. "Milk from the Coconut" charted in the South Africa top 20 as well.

The group's name is Latin and means "by the whole extent of the heavens" or "heaven-wide", but is commonly translated as "completely", "entirely" or "utterly". Of the name, Sheen Doran said, "It has a number of meanings, such as 'heart and soul', 'root and branch' and 'totally different'. It seemed to describe what we were. Plus, it's strange-sounding and hard to pronounce, so it sticks in your mind." The group was renamed Total Coelo in the United States to avoid confusion with the American group, Toto.

Dracula's Tango
Mucho Macho

* Dracula's Tango (Sucker For Your Love) - ToTo Coelo

Oct 12, 2009

Heartache - Pepsi & Shirlie

The act comprised Helen "Pepsi" DeMacque (born 10 December 1958, Paddington, London) and Shirlie Holliman (born 18 April 1962, Watford, Hertfordshire), who had been Wham! backing vocalists.Holliman's original singing partner, Dee C. Lee, had earlier left the group to marry Paul Weller.
They had two UK Top Ten hits: "Heartache", which was produced by Phil Fearon and Tambi Fernando and reached #2 in the UK Singles Chart, and "Goodbye Stranger", produced by Fernando and Pete Hammond, which reached #9.
Holliman has been married since 1988 to Martin Kemp, a former member of the group Spandau Ballet and now an actor, whilst DeMacque resided in Wellington, New Zealand for a number of years working at a gift shop on Lambton Quay. She now lives in Norwich, England with her husband.
Pepsi & Shirlie returned in 2000 to record their backing vocals on Geri Halliwell's UK number one hit, "Bag It Up".

Heartache (Radio Mix)
Heartache (Extended Remix)
Heartache (PWL Remix)


* Heartache - Pepsi & Shirlie

Oct 6, 2009

Fetish - Vicious Pink

Here's something Spooky for Halloween

Vicious Pink was a synthpop duo formed in Leeds, UK in 1981 and active until 1986. With a catchy sound and a penchant for highly provocative and sexualized lyrics, the band aimed for success in clubs rather than commercial hits. Vicious Pink consisted of two members, English/French singer Josephine Warden and keyboardist Brian Moss. The duo began as backing vocalists for Soft Cell, known as Vicious Pink Phenomenon.

Fetish (Dance Mix)


* Fetish - Vicious Pink

Sep 12, 2009

What is Love? - Howard Jones

It was in 1983 that Howard Jones released his first single ‘New Song’ in the UK.
The expectation was that it might sell a few thousand copies and introduce his fresh new music to an unsuspecting world. The reality was quite different. The single steadily climbed the UK chart to peak at No. 3.

Then came the second single ‘What Is Love?’ which reached No. 2 in the UK and the third single, the enigmatic ‘Hide and Seek’ which showed the spiritual side of Howard Jones’ writing. This was followed by the first album ‘Human’s Lib’ which came straight in at No. 1 in the UK in April 1984, eventually going platinum and which took the synthesiser and Howard to a new plateau.
This success spread across the globe with ‘Human’s Lib’ going gold in USA, Japan, Germany, Italy and Australia.

Included here is the great B-side It Just Doesn't Matter

What is Love?
It Just Doesn't Matter


* What is Love? - Howard Jones

Sep 6, 2009

Taylor Dayne

CDManiac Presents a Digital Explosion Blowout!
Miss Taylor Dayne

Taylor Dayne burst onto the dance scene in 1987 with her No.1 single "Tell it to my Heart".

The New York-born artist's three albums for Arista Records, Tell It To My Heart, Can't Fight Fate, and Soul Dancing, produced twelve Top 20 singles, among them the chart-topping "Love Will Lead You Back."

Over the course of her career, she has sold more than 75 million albums and singles worldwide, garnering three Grammy nominations along the way.

I wanted to put together a dance collection as a tribute to Taylors 20 plus year career.

Tell It To My Heart (Club Mix)
Prove Your Love (House Mix)
Don't Rush Me (Extended Version)
Prove Your Love (Extended Remix)
Tell It To My Heart (House Of Hearts Mix)
Don't Rush Me (Continental Clubhouse Mix)
Prove Your Love (Edit Remix)
With Every Beat Of My Heart (Palpitashun Remix)
I'll Wait (New Anthem Mix)
With Every Beat Of My Heart (Make It Rock Remix)
Say A Prayer (Vission Lorimer Mixx)
With Every Beat Of My Heart (Extended Radio Remix)
Say A Prayer (Boss Club Mix)
I'll Wait (Hot Mix)
Beautiful (Scotty Ks Vocal Klub Mix)
Whatever You Want (12''mix)
Beautiful (Speakerbox Club Mix)
Planet Love (Original Vocal Mix)
Beautiful (Hex Hectors Vocal Mix)
I'm Not Featuring You (Manny Lehman Funky Club Mix)
Naked Without You (Thunderpuss 2000 Club Anthem)
I'm Not Featuring You (DJ Tekin UK Remix)


* Taylor Dayne Night Explode

Sep 2, 2009

Tous Les Garçons et les Filles - Eurythmics

french promo cover
"It's Alright (Baby's Coming Back)" was released as the fourth and final single from Eurythmics album Be Yourself Tonight. Written by Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart, the track's distinctive brass arrangement was devised by Michael Kamen. The recording was produced by Stewart.

"It's Alright" was a slight return by Eurythmics to the electronic-based sounds of their earlier albums. Driven by a subtle drum machine track, Lennox sings a straightforward ode to a lover returning to her after a long absence. The instrumental passages feature some elaborate multitracked harmony guitar parts from Stewart. The music video, directed by Willy Smax, was a mix of live shots with computer animation, an innovative look for a music video in the mid 1980s.

The single was a Top 20 hit in the UK, where it peaked at number twelve (Eurythmics' tenth Top 40 hit in the UK singles chart).

The original version of Tous les garçons et les filles is from the 1962 debut album of the French singer Françoise Hardy. Like many of Hardy's earlier albums, it was released with no title, except for her name on the cover, but has become known by the title of the most successful song on the album, "Tous les garçons et les filles".


It's Alright (Baby's Coming Back)

Tous les garçons et les filles

Conditioned Soul

Françoise Hardy

Tous les garçons et les filles


* Tous Les Garçons et les Filles - Eurythmics