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