Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Mahavishnu Orchestra : Birds Of Fire 1973

The band's first lineup featured English guitarist "Mahavishnu" John McLaughlin, Panamanian drummer Billy Cobham, Irish bassist Rick Laird, Czechoslovakian keyboardist Jan Hammer, and American violinist Jerry Goodman. McLaughlin had worked with Cobham and Goodman on his third solo album My Goal's Beyond (1971), and asked Cobham to become the drummer in his new jazz-rock fusion band he wished to form, which he accepted. The violin was an instrument that had interested McLaughlin since childhood, and could not have Jean-Luc Ponty, his first choice, due to immigration problems.

McLaughlin had particular ideas for the instrumentation of the group, in keeping with his highly original concept of genre-blending in composition. He particularly wanted a violinist as an integral contributor to its overall sound.

As the group evolved, McLaughlin adopted what became his visual trademark — a double neck guitar (six-string and twelve-string) which allowed for a great degree of diversity in musical textures—and Hammer became one of the first to play a Minimoog synthesizer in an ensemble, which enabled him to add more sounds and solo more freely, alongside the guitar and the violin.

Birds of Fire is Mahavishnu Orchestra's second album. It was released during the first half of 1973 and is the last studio album released by the original band line-up before it dissolved, although Between Nothingness & Eternity, a live album, was recorded and released later that same year. The final studio recordings by this line-up would be released as The Lost Trident Sessions in 1999.

As with the Mahavishnu Orchestra's previous album, The Inner Mounting Flame, Birds of Fire consists solely of compositions by John McLaughlin. This includes the track "Miles Beyond (Miles Davis)", which McLaughlin dedicated to his friend and former bandleader.

 Birds of Fire is audibly more varied in texture, even more tightly organized, and thankfully more musical in content. A remarkable example of precisely choreographed, high-speed solo trading -- with John McLaughlin, Jerry Goodman, and Jan Hammer all of one mind, supported by Billy Cobham's machine-gun drumming and Rick Laird's dancing bass -- can be heard on the aptly named "One Word," and the title track is a defining moment of the group's nearly atonal fury.


01.Birds of Fire     5:50
02.Miles Beyond (Miles Davis)     4:47
03.Celestial Terrestrial Commuters     2:54
04.Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love     0:24
05.Thousand Island Park     3:23
06.Hope     1:59
07.One Word     9:57
08.Sanctuary     5:05
09.Open Country Joy     3:56
10.Resolution     2:09


John McLaughlin - guitars
Rick Laird - bass
Billy Cobham - drums, percussion
Jan Hammer - keyboards, Moog synthesizer
Jerry Goodman - violin
Ken Scott - Engineer


John McLaughlin (born 4 January 1942 in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England), also known as Mahavishnu John McLaughlin, is an English guitarist, bandleader and composer. His music includes many genres of jazz which he coupled with elements of rock, Indian classical music, Western classical music, flamenco and blues to become one of the pioneering figures in fusion.

His 1970s electric band, the Mahavishnu Orchestra, performed a technically virtuosic and complex style of music that fused electric jazz and rock with Indian influences.

McLaughlin has been cited as an influence by a number of prominent musicians. He is a Grammy award winner and has been awarded multiple "Guitarist of the year" and "Best Jazz Guitarist" awards from magazines such as Down Beat and Guitar Player based on reader polls. In 2003,


Born in Dublin, Ireland, Laird played music from a young age and enrolled for guitar and piano lessons. He started playing jazz after moving to New Zealand at the age of 16 with his father. He played guitar in jam bands in New Zealand before buying an upright bass. After extensive touring in New Zealand he moved to Sydney, Australia, where he played with many top jazz musicians including Don Burrows.

He moved to England in 1962 and became house bassist at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in London, playing with many greats including the guitarist Wes Montgomery and Sonny Stitt and even with Buddy Rich, most notably the residence at The Talk of the Town in 1969. From 1963 to 1964 Laird was at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He was recorded on Sonny Rollins's record Alfie and played in The Brian Auger Trinity (July 1963-February 1964) and The Brian Auger Group (February–October 1964).


William Emanuel Cobham Jr. (born May 16, 1944) is a Panamanian-American jazz drummer who came to prominence in the late 1960s and early 1970s with trumpeter Miles Davis and then with the Mahavishnu Orchestra. According to AllMusic's reviewer, Cobham is "generally acclaimed as fusion's greatest drummer". He was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1987 and the Classic Drummer Hall of Fame in 2


Jerry Goodman (born March 16, 1949, Chicago, Illinois) is an American violinist best known for playing electric violin in the bands The Flock and the jazz fusion Mahavishnu Orchestra. Goodman actually began his musical career as The Flock's roadie before joining the band on violin. Trained in the conservatory, both of his parents were in the string section of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. His uncle was the noted composer and jazz pianist Marty Rubenstein.

After his 1970 appearance on John McLaughlin's album My Goal's Beyond, he became a member of McLaughlin's original Mahavishnu Orchestra lineup until the band broke up in 1973, and was viewed as a soloist of equal virtuosity to McLaughlin, keyboardist Jan Hammer and drummer Billy Cobham.

MP3 Size : 94.1 MB 
FLAC Size : 248 MB

Saturday, March 03, 2018

Raining Pleasure : Flood 2001

Raining Pleasure is an indie/rock band originating from Patras, Greece, often credited with spearheading the newest wave of Greek bands with English lyrics. The band was formed in September 1990 under the name "Rest in Peace".
A year after their formation the band started appearing live locally. In 1992, they changed their name to Raining Pleasure and started touring Greece. In 1994, the band self-recorded and released a demo of their work (limited to 160 copies); since then, most of its songs have been rerecorded and included in their studio albums. For two more years, the band continued touring Greece and, in 1996, had three of its songs released through Pop & Rock 's magazine compilation Dytiki Akti '96.

Near the end of 1996, the band signed a contract with Lazy Dog Records based in Thessaloniki; in early 1997, they released their first full-length studio album Memory Comes Back which was well-received from the independent press at the time.

Their second release, Nostalgia, appeared in August 1998 also under the Lazy Dog banner. Raining Pleasure had the chance that two of their songs be included in two compilations produced by the European collaboration of great radio stations.

Also in 1998, one of the issues of the Greek fanzine Fractal Press included a 7 inch vinyl single including the songs "Winters of Waiting" and "Love" (both recorded during the Memories Come Back sessions but left out of the record).

In fall 2000, Raining Pleasure signed a contract with Chrysalis Records, originally obtaining the label as an imprint for their Minos EMI releases. This made them one of the relatively few English-speaking band in Greece to sign with a multinational record company (the short list includes Closer, Ziggy Was, and, predating them both, The Last Drive). However, no albums were released by Chrysalis Records while under contract and subsequent releases were only available in foreign markets as imports. Around April 2001, the band recorded and released the EP Capricorn before returning to the studio to record their third full-length studio album, their first for a major label.

In December 2001, Raining Pleasure's major label debut Flood was released to critical acclaim. The album
performed exceptionally well on the charts, spending 15 weeks on the international chart where it peaked at No. 1 before chart regulations necessitated the album's move to the local repertoire chart where it peaked at No. 5 (an unprecedented feat for a Greek act performing in English). The album spent well over a year on the Top 40 Artist Album Charts and has been certified Gold. It spawned three airplay hits in Greece, the biggest of which, "Fake," has become a pop and rock radio staple, and has been used in several commercial spots as well as in the soundtrack of the film "The Best of Times" directed by the Taiwanese director Tso-chi Chang. "Fake" was followed by the hits "Capricorn" and "Only Through You".

Το 2005 κυκλοφόρησε μια διασκευή του άλμπουμ REFLECTIONS του Μάνου Χατζιδάκι από το Πατρινό συγκρότημα Raining Pleasure, με τον τίτλο Reflections και τους αγγλικούς στίχους.

In 2007, they formed their own independent record label Celesta Records under which they released their newest album Who's Gonna Tell Juliet? Physical and digital distribution for the label is handled by Minos EMI.


Band members

    Vassilikos - Vocals, Guitar
    X-Jeremy - Guitars
    Bassakis - Bass & Synths
    Jay - Drums


01. Overture
Clarinet – Giorgos BourdopoulosOboe – Panagiotis TsagronisProducer, Mixed By, Recorded By – R.P. Violin, Viola – Nikos Mavridis  1:13
02. Fake     4:06
03. Only Through You     5:17
04. Capricorn
Drums – Costas KondylisProducer, Remix – R.P.  Programmed By – Theodoris Zefkilis Recorded By, Loops – Aris Christou  4:11
05. Song Of The Wolf
Violin [Screaming Violins], Arranged By [Screaming Violins] – Panos GhikasViolin, Viola – Nikos Mavridis 5:12
06. The Approaching Of The Hour
Keyboards – Christos Lainas  2:49
07. Ride - A - Loop     3:26
08. Free!  Drums – Costas KondylisGuitar [Additional Guitar] – John VerverisProgrammed By – Theodoris Zefkilis Recorded By – Aris Christou  5:12
09. I Won't Hurt You   Producer, Mixed By, Recorded By – R.P.Written-By – Markley, Harris, Lloyd  2:50
10. Another Song     6:05
11. All This Beauty  Bass – Coti K  6:56
12. Sacrifice   Recorded By [Trombone] – Aris ChristouTrombone – Vassilis VassilopoulosViolin, Viola – Nikos Mavridis  4:45

Raining Pleasure – Flood: [Coming Of A] Great Quantity Of Water
Label : Chrysalis – 7243 5 37803 2 6
Format : CD, Album
Country : Greece
Released : Dec 2001
Genre : Rock
Style : Alternative Rock

MP3 Size : 122 MB 

FLAC : SIZE : 342 MB 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Re-Up : Theatre Of Hate : He Who dares Wins (Live in Berlin 1982)

Theatre Of Hate

He Who Dares Wins

[Live In Berlin]


Label: Biber Records
Catalog#:BI 6110, [SMB 40212 GR]
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Greece
Genre: Rock
Style: New Wave, Post Punk

A1 The Original Sin 3:50
A2 Westworld 4:32
A3 The Klan 7:11
A4 Conquistador 2:54
A5 Poppies 3:20
B1 Incinarator 4:32
B2 Judgement Hymn 5:11
B3 63 3:02
B4 Rebel Without A Brain 3:34
B5 Legion 3:43
Artwork By [Cover] - Schonbuch Studio
Executive Producer - Friedemann Witecka
Mixed By - Gibbs Platen , Terry Razor
Producer - Christoph Wertz
Written-By - Kirk Brandon , Theatre Of Hate
Recorded live during Rock Against Junk in the Tempodron, West Berlin, Sept. 12th 1981. with the Sinus Musik Recording Mobile. Mixed at Tonstudio Zuckerfabrik, Stuttgart. [discogs]

Mp3@320 & scans 106MB
Westworld  TAKE IT HERE

Theatre of Hate were a post-punk band formed in Britain in 1980.

Led by singer-songwriter and ex-member of punk band The Pack, Kirk Brandon, the original group also consisted of: guitarist Steve Guthrie, bassist Stan Stammers (The Straps/Epileptics), saxophonist John Lennard and drummer Luke Rendle from Crisis/The Straps.

In 1980, the Pack had evolved into Theatre of Hate, with Luke Rendle replacing Walker on drums, Stan Stammers joining on bass, Steve Guthrie on guitar and John 'Boy' Lennard on sax (the Werners joined the Straps, who Stammers had previously played for). The first Theatre of Hate release was the "Original Sin" single in November 1980, which reached #5 on the UK Indie Chart.
Theatre of Hate garnered much early attention as a live act and made their album debut in 1981 with the concert LP He Who Dares Wins Live at the Warehouse Leeds. Shortly after the album's release however, Steve Guthrie left the band.

Another concert recording, Live at the Lyceum followed, and in August 1981 Theatre of Hate entered the studio with producer Mick Jones of The Clash to record their first non-live album debut, Westworld, which was released on February 19 1982 and went on to reach the UK Top 20.

Shortly after the album was recorded new guitarist Billy Duffy (formerly of The Nosebleeds) joined the band and a little later drummer Luke Rendle was replaced by Nigel Preston. The album reached #17 in the UK Albums Chart, and also spawned the Top 40 single "Do You Believe in the Westworld".

In February 1982, Theatre of Hate released another live album entitled He Who Dares Wins: Live in Berlin recorded in September 1981, and in April 1982 Billy Duffy left the band to join Death Cult, the band continuing for a short time before splitting up later that year. Demos for the unreleased second studio album were released as Ten Years After in 1993.

Brandon went on to front Spear of Destiny with bassist Stammers. A post break-up compilation album Revolution spent three weeks in the UK Albums Chart, peaking at #67.

In 1991 Theatre of Hate reformed for the Return to 8 tour which included some of the original band members, these included Brandon, Stammers and Lennard, with the addition of Pete Barnacle on drums and Mark 'Gemini' Thwaite on guitar.

In July/August 1994 Brandon, Stammers, John McNutt and Art Smith went into Mix-O. Lydian Studio, Boonton, New Jersey with Brad Morrision to record a new album under the Theatre of Hate banner. Retribution was not released until early 1996 in both the U.S. and UK.

To coincide with Westworld's 25th anniversary, Theatre of Hate reformed for a week-long tour culminating at the Carling Academy Islington on 29 April 2007. Of the original line-up, only Stammers was unavailable, due to conflicting schedules and family commitments in the U.S. where he now lives. Replacing him was Craig Adams, former bassist with The Cult, The Sisters of Mercy and The Mission, joining Brandon, Guthrie, Lennard, and Rendle for the reunion.

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Λοιπόν , ο ήχος δεν είναι και τόσο καλός, άλλωστε όλοι οι δίσκοι της Music Box εκεί έπασχαν, οι εκτελέσεις δεν διαφέρουν και πολύ από τις studio εκτελέσεις του Westworld LP, παραμένει όμως ένας από τους καλύτερους δίσκους που έχω ακούσει ποτέ...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Tantrance : A Trip To Psychedelic Trance 1995

Various :  Tantrance - A Trip To Psychedelic Trance
Label : Sub Terranean – SPV 089-38582, Sub Terranean – DCD 089-38582
Series : Tantrance - A Trip To Psychedelic Trance –
Format : 2  CD, Compilation
Country : Germany
Released : 01 Nov 1995
Genre : Electronic
Style : Goa Trance, Techno, Trance

Rave music may either refer to the late 1980s/early 1990s genres of breakbeat, acid, techno and hardcore techno, which were the first genres of music to be played at rave parties, or to any other genre of electronic dance music (EDM) that may be played at a rave.
The genre "rave", also known as hardcore by early ravers, first appeared amongst the UK "acid" movement during the late 1980s at warehouse parties and other underground venues, as well as on UK pirate radio stations.

The genre would develop into oldschool hardcore, which lead onto newer forms of rave music such as drum and bass and 2-step, as well as other hardcore techno genres, such as gabber, hardstyle and happy hardcore. Rave music is usually presented in a DJ mix set, although live performances are not uncommon.


CD 1

01.Astral Projection Featuring DJ Jorg  :  Mahadeva
Featuring [Uncredited] – DJ JorgProducer, Written-By – Avi Nissim, Lior Perlmutter, Yaniv Haviv 9:26

02. Doof  :  Let's Turn On
Producer, Mixed By – DoofWritten-By – N.Barber*, Simon Posford 7:43

03. Transwave  :  Robostyx
Mixed By – L. Gabriel*Producer – BrainwasherWritten-By, Composed By, Mixed By, Producer – C. Droullet, F. Holyszewski  7:36

04. Van Basten   :  King Of The Death Posture
Producer, Written-By – Van Basten  5:54

05. Astral Projection  :   Power Gen
Producer, Written-By – Avi Nissim, Lior Perlmutter, Yaniv Haviv  7:28

06. Total Eclipse  :  Le Lotus Bleu (Remix)
Producer – Total EclipseWritten-By – Loic Van Pouke, Serge Souque  7:15

07. Poltergeist  :  Vicious Circles (Carl Cox's MMR Mix)
Producer, Written-By – Simon Berry Remix – Carl Cox  8:02

08. Ninjahead   :  Pulseman vs. Sineman
Producer, Written-By – Ninjahead  12:59

09. Laurent Garnier  :  Planet Sex (S&R In Psycho Sex On Planet Earth Mix)
Producer, Written-By – Laurent GarnierRemix – Ralf Hildenbeutel, Sven Vath  10:49


01. Hallucinogen  :  Fluoro Neuro Sponge
Producer, Mixed By – HallucinogenWritten-By – Simon Posford  6:51

 08. Ninjahead  :  Dig A Jig (Dragonfly Kundalini Trance Mix)
Producer – YouthProducer, Written-By – Chester*Written-By – S. Posford  8:04

03. Juno Reactor  :  Guardian Angel
Producer, Mixed By – Juno ReactorWritten-By – Ben Watkins, Mike Maquire  7:11

04. The Infinity Project  :  Telepathy
Producer, Written-By – G.Wood*, R.Rothfield*Producer, Written-By [Uncredited] – Simon Posford  6:56

05. Bassline Baby  :  Stud Stunner
Producer, Written-By – Sammy Bassline  7:12

06. Prana  :  Scarab
Producer, Written-By – Nick Taylor, Tsuyoshi Suzuki  7:33

07. Section X 
:  Galaxian
Producer, Written-By – Francois Cribier, Patrice Pezet  7:03

08. Cosmosis 
:  Cannabanoid
Producer, Written-By – B.Halsey, J.van Kampen  8:31

09. Borgia  : Lacrima Christi (Juda's Mix)
Producer – Borgia Written-By – Alfredo Violante  7:38

10. Speedy J  :  G-Spot (J Spot Mix)
Producer, Written-By – Jochem Paap  10:01

CD 1


Astral Projection is an electronic musical group producing psychedelic trance and goa trance music based in
Israel. Its current members are Avi Nissim and Lior Perlmutter. Although the majority of their releases have been done through their own record company, Trust in Trance Records (which later merged with Phonokol), they have also released records with other labels including Transient. In addition to an extensive discography, the group has an extensive worldwide touring schedule.


Let's Turn On has been re-released in 2015 by DAT
Records in a re-mastered 2-cd set with an alternate album of unreleased mixes of the original tracks.
released January 1, 1996

All tracks written, produced, engineered, mixed, fixed, tweaked, freaked & gurned over by Nick Barber at Doof Studios except:

1: Written by N. Barber & S. Posford, engineered at Hallucinogen Sound Lab, London.
3: Edited at The Townhouse.
4: Courtesy of Dragonfly Records. Engineered by Dan Zamani at Butterfly Studios.

Mastered at The Townhouse.

Artwork By [Illustration] - Nick Barber
Artwork By [Computer Treatments] - Mark & Nick
Artwork By [Sleeve] - Mark
Photography [Portrait] - Danielle Buntman

Engineer - Nick Barber (tracks: 2, 3, 5 to 9)
Mastered By - Frank


Transwave is a Goa trance act composed of Christof Drouillet (known as Absolum) and Frederic Holyszewski (known as Deedrah).

Christof was raised in a classical musician family, though he never had training in music or electronic. First, he got involved in various new wave bands where he was the singer and the programmer. One day, he discovered the Techno music sound, and that changed his musical orientation. Also raised in a family of musicians, Frederic Holyszewski began his musical studies at the age of five, learning Transverse flute and piano. During his teenage years, he found inspiration in the electronic music of the day, including Jean Michel Jarre, Depeche Mode, Frankie Goes to Hollywood and Simple Minds. He bought his first synthesizer funded by working at night in bars as a pianist. After the split of his first rock band Vision Quest, in 1990, he started to work on his own with the help of computers.

Christof and Frederic met at a French Rave party and subsequently formed the psychedelic trance act Transwave in September 1994. Three months later, the first Transwave release (Datura EP) was launched on the small French label, Transpact. Over the following two years, Transwave released three albums (Hypnorhythm, 1995, Helium, 1996, Phototropic, 1996) and toured around the world, experiencing great success in the psychedelic trance underground and scoring an international trance hit with their track, "Land of Freedom." The group split after the D-mention party in Paris in May 1997. Christof and Frederic also released an EP called "Anjuna" under the name Kaledoid in 1996.


Van Basten – King Of The Death Posture
Label : Brute Records ?– BRUTE 20
Format : Vinyl, 12", 33 ? RPM, 45 RPM
Country : UK
Released : 1995
Genre : Electronic
Style : Trance, Acid


They have produced nine albums, some of them reaching positions on best selling album charts
abroad. The most recent album is 'Ten' which was released in 2004. Astral Projection have not released an album since 2004, though they have released several singles since then.


Total Eclipse is a psychedelic trance band founded in 1992 by three French musicians, Stephane Holweck,
Serge Souque and Loic Vanpoucke, with the first remaining the sole member in present day. Their first tracks appeared on a few compilations in 1993, and by 1994 they had a few singles out with Dragonfly Records and T.I.P. Records. Their first full-length album Delta Aquarids and the double CD Violent Relaxation were released in 1995 and 1996 respectively, both with Blue Room Released. They also had a single song, "Psychedelic Terrorist", on the album Tsunami, released in 1999.


Simon Paul Berry, known by his alias Art of Trance, is a trance music artist from England. Berry is also known as Poltergeist or Vicious Circles, and has been a member of the trance groups Clanger, Conscious

and Union Jack. He has been producing and remixing music for 24 years. In addition to his work as an artist, Berry was the founder and head of Platipus Records, based in London. Initially his label only released his own tracks. His work was first distributed on vinyl and compact disc and then digital only from 2011.



Laurent Garnier (born 1 February 1966 in Boulogne-Billancourt, France), also known as Choice, is a French electronic music producer and DJ. Garnier began DJ-ing in Manchester during the late 1980s. By the following decade, he had a broad stylistic range, able to span deep house, Detroit techno, trance and jazz. He added production work to his schedule in the early 1990s, and recorded several albums.

CD 2.


Simon Posford (born 28 October 1971), better known by his stage name Hallucinogen is an English electronic musician, specializing in psychedelic trance music. His first studio album, Twisted, released in 1995, is considered one of the most influential albums in the genre. He has toured India several times.
His second album, The Lone Deranger, was released in 1997 A third album, In Dub, was released in 2002.
He is also the founder of the label Twisted Records and works in the electronic duos Younger Brother and Shpongle. Younger Brother initially began as a side project of Posford and Benji Vaughan and represented a transition away from previous projects which emphasized a more synthesized style.
Though his music has been described as "heavily driven by psychedelica", he always performs while sober due to operating many computers and mixers during his events.



Juno Reactor is a musical and performing group known for their cinematic fusion of electronic, global
influences, and orchestral symphonic approach, collaborating with composer Don Davis and composing for the musical score of The Matrix. Central to the project is Ben Watkins and his collaborations with a constantly changing ensemble of musicians from across the world. This ensemble has included Mabi Thobejane, Amampondo, Steve Stevens, Eduardo Niebla, Greg Ellis, Taz Alexander, Sugizo, Budgie (drummer) and recently Hamsika Iyer and Maggie Hikri.






UK Psychedelic / Goa Trance act. When Jeremy Van Kampen left in 1997 to concentrate on the Laughing
Buddha project, Cosmosis became Bill Halsey's solo project - he credits himself as 'Bilbo Bagginz' on some of his releases. Cosmosis started as two men group, and that's the period when they were producing pure Goa Trance. Cosmology (1996) is definitely one of the best albums released around that time, but when you compare this release with everything that came after Jeremy Van Kampen left the group, it's obvious that project took another direction after that.



Jochem George Paap (born 14/02/1969 in Rotterdam), known by his stage name Speedy J, is a Dutch electronic music producer based in the city of Rotterdam. His breakthrough came with the release in 1992 of the minimal techno track Pullover. Subsequently his material became more mellow as he moved away from the hardcore sounds that were then becoming popular in Belgium and the Netherlands.

    Record Company – EuroMedia GmbH
    Distributed By – SPV GmbH – DCD 089-38582
    Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sub Terranean
    Copyright (c) – Sub Terranean
    Mastered At – DMS, Marl
    Glass Mastered At – Sonopress – M-4471
    Glass Mastered At – Sonopress – M-4472


German label releasing many and only Trance, Goa-Trance, Techno, Hardcore and Industrial compilations.
Was founded in spring 1993 by the Gelsenkirchen-based music magazine Sub Line.
Until 1999 a division of EuroMedia Gmbh and distributed by SPV GmbH. More recently a division of Nova Tekk GmbH / GTN (Global Trance Network) (2000-2002).



Monday, February 12, 2018

A Flock Of Seagulls : A Flock of Seagulls 1982

A Flock of Seagulls are an English new wave and synthpop band originally formed in 1980 in Liverpool by Michael "Mike" Score (keyboards, vocals) and his brother Alister "Ali" James Score (drums); with their most famous line-up consisting of the Score brothers along with Francis Lee "Frank" Maudsley (bass) and Paul Reynolds (guitar).

In fact he got the name of the band from the stranglers track - toiler on the sea apparently and his hair cutting skills were down to the fact that he use to be a hairdresser.
That coiffured "seagull" haircut (still parodied to this day...see chandler in the tv show friends) was a trademark feature of the 80s alongside paul kings cockatoo haircut in the band king and the mullets of nick kershaw and paul young!

The group had a string of international hit singles including "I Ran (So Far Away)" (1982), "Space Age Love Song" (1982), "Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)" (1982), and "The More You Live, the More You Love" (1984). They became notable in the 1980s for their video for "I Ran (So Far Away)". The band won a Grammy Award in 1983.

A Flock of Seagulls is the eponymous debut  and featured the international hit single "I Ran (So Far Away)", which reached the Top 10 in the US and New Zealand, as well as No. 1 in Australia. The song "Space Age Love Song" also managed to score radio play. On the success of the singles, the album reached No. 10 in the US.

The Liverpool quintet A Flock of Seagulls first gained attention in the dance clubs with "Telecommunication," included on this debut release.

Their debut album, released April 1982.

The kinetic "I Ran (So Far Away)" became a video staple and a Top Ten radio hit. "A Space Age Love Song," with its synthesizer washes and echo-laden guitar, also managed to score at radio.

The band, and particularly this album, were influential during the 1980s, for their image and also for their production techniques, which at one point garnered the respect of record producer Phil Spector, who in the 1980s called the album "phenomenal." . The album track "D.N.A." won a Grammy Award in 1983 for Best Rock Instrumental Performance.


01. Modern Love Is Automatic     3:50
02. Messages     2:52
03. I Ran (So Far Away)     5:07
04. Space Age Love Song     3:48
05. You Can Run     4:26
06. Telecommunication     2:32
07. Standing in the Doorway     4:40
08. Don't Ask Me     2:46
09. D.N.A.     2:31
10. Tokyo     2:54
11. Man Made     5:40

Format : Vinyl LP
Made in : Greece
Label : Epic
Year : 1982
Genre : ROCK
Style : New Wave

MP3 : Size : 95.8 MB
FLAC : Size :  276 MB

Saturday, February 03, 2018

The Shadows : 20 Golden Greats 1977

Not available on CD

The Shadows were an English instrumental rock group, and were Cliff Richard's backing band from 1958 to 1968, (though they have collaborated again on numerous reunion tours).

The Shadows have placed 69 UK charted singles from the 1950s to the 2000s, 35 credited to the Shadows and 34 to Cliff Richard and the Shadows. The group, who were in the forefront of the UK beat-group boom, were the first backing band to emerge as stars. As pioneers of the four-member instrumental format, the band consisted of lead guitar, rhythm guitar, bass guitar and drums. Their range covers pop, rock, surf rock and ballads with a jazz influence.

20 Golden Greats is a compilation album by UK band The Shadows. It was released in 1977. The album was in UK charts for 43 weeks, where it gained number 1 position for 6 weeks

Without a single misplaced footstep in sight, 20 Golden Greats soared effortlessly to the top of the U.K. chart, becoming the Shadows first album chart-topper since their sophomore album, back in 1962. It was a deserved triumph  and, perhaps, a predictable one, even at the height of punk rock.

A straightforward run through the Shadows' early to mid-1960s singles, the peerless sequence which stretched from "Apache" in 1960 to "The Rise and Fall of Flingel Bunt" in 1964, consumes 15 of the album's 20 tracks; the remainder of the set then cherry picks the next four years to round up the lesser-heard, but equally laudable "Maroc 7," "Stingray," "The War Lord," "Genie With the Light Brown Lamp," and "A Place in the Sun.

" It's a dynamic collection, then, rounding up the 20 most quintessential Shadows hits, as opposed to the 20 most successful, the 20 best-known, or whatever other criteria such compilations like to be guided by. The fact that those other standards are almost automatically encompassed by its contents simply confirms the music's immortality. The chart success was merely the icing on the cake.



A.01. Apache     2:52
A.02.Man Of Mystery     2:00
A.03.The Frightened City     2:21
A.04.Guitar Tango     2:58
A.05.Kon-Tiki     1:54
A.06.Foot Tapper     2:33
A.07.Genie With The Light Brown Lamp     2:39
A.08.The Warlord     2:15
A.09.A Place In The Sun     2:14
A.10.Atlantis     2:47


B.01.Wonderful Land     2:02
B.02.FBI     2:18
B.03.The Savage     2:22
B.04.Geronimo     2:20
B.05.Shindig     2:17
B.06.Stingray     2:33
B.07.Theme For Young Lovers     2:37
B.08.The Rise And Fall Of Flingel Bunt     2:45
B.09.Maroc 7     2:43
B.10.Dance On     2:22

Format : Vinyl LP
Label : EMI
Made in Greece
Year : 1977
Size : 113 MB @ 320