New Wave / Synth-Pop

Alphaville – Forever Young (1984) {2019, Super Deluxe Edition, 3CD + DVD}

Alphaville - Forever Young (1984) {2019, Super Deluxe Edition, 3CD + DVD}

Alphaville – Forever Young (1984) {2019, Super Deluxe Edition, 3CD + DVD}
EAC Rip | 3x CD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
DVD | ISO | PAL 16:9 (720×576) VBR | LPCM (2.0 Stereo) | AC-3 (2.0 Stereo)
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.19 GB (CDs) + 4.09 GB (DVD) + 951 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Rhino Records | EU | Cat#: 0190295509033 | Genre: New Wave, Synth-pop

The album has been remastered (for the first time, apparently) and this package comes with two additional CDs, one with original single versions, B-sides and remixes and the other with 16 original demos. The fourth disc is a DVD which boasts a documentary and promo videos.Read More

Tears For Fears – Songs From The Big Chair (1985) {2014, Japanese SHM-SACD, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair (1985) {2014, Japanese SHM-SACD, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Tears For Fears – Songs From The Big Chair (1985) {2014, Japanese SHM-SACD, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Single Layer SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.69 GB (ISO) + 834 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal | Japan | Cat#: UIGY-9559 | Genre: New Wave, Synth-pop

If The Hurting was mental anguish, Songs from the Big Chair marks the progression towards emotional healing, a particularly bold sort of catharsis culled from Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith’s shared attraction to primal scream therapy. The album also heralded a dramatic maturation in the band’s music, away from the synth-pop brand with which it was (unjustly) seared following the debut, and towards a complex, enveloping pop sophistication.Read More

Yellow Magic Orchestra – Solid State Survivor (1979) {2018, Japanese Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Yellow Magic Orchestra - Solid State Survivor (1979) {2018, Japanese Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Yellow Magic Orchestra – Solid State Survivor (1979) {2018, Japanese Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.29 GB (ISO) + 660 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: GT Music | Japan | Cat#: MHCL 10109 | Genre: Electronic, Synth-Pop

The trio hit their stride with second album Solid State Survivor, a brisk and confident set of synth-disco-pop that continues along the line drawn five years before by Kraftwerk. Fun-loving and breezy where Kraftwerk had been ponderous and statuesque, the album sets out YMO’s template for electronic pop with less minimalism and a more varying use of synthesizer lines. The English lyrics, written by Chris Mosdell but sung by YMO themselves, make for hilarious listening especially on a cover of the Beatles’ “Day Tripper.”Read More

Yellow Magic Orchestra – Yellow Magic Orchestra (1978) {2018, US Version, Japanese Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Yellow Magic Orchestra - Yellow Magic Orchestra (1978) {2018, US Version, Japanese Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Yellow Magic Orchestra – Yellow Magic Orchestra (1978) {2018, US Version, Japanese Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.46 GB (ISO) + 752 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: GT Music | Japan | Cat#: MHCL 10108 | Genre: Synth-pop, Electronic

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Yellow Magic Orchestra – Yellow Magic Orchestra (1978) {2018, Japanese, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Yellow Magic Orchestra - Yellow Magic Orchestra (1978) {2018, Japanese, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Yellow Magic Orchestra – Yellow Magic Orchestra (1978) {2018, Japanese, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.52 GB (ISO) + 763 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: GT Music | Japan | Cat#: MHCL 10107 | Genre: Synth-pop, Electronic

Yellow Magic Orchestra is the first official studio album by Japanese electronic music band Yellow Magic Orchestra, who were previously known as the Yellow Magic Band. Originally released by Alfa Records in Japan in 1978, the album was released by A&M Records in Europe and The United States and Canada in early 1979, with the US version featuring new cover art but without the closing track of “Acrobat”. Both versions would later be re-issued in 2003 as a double-disc format, with the American version as the first disc.Read More

Joe Jackson – Night And Day (1982) {MFSL Remastered, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Joe Jackson - Night And Day (1982) {MFSL Remastered, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Joe Jackson – Night And Day (1982) {MFSL Remastered, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Format / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 919 MB (Hi-Res) + 278 MB (CD-Format) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Pressed In Japan on JVC | Cat#: MFSL 1-080 | Genre: New Wave, Pop Rock
Half-Speed Mastered

1982 will forever be known as the year that the punks got class — or at least when Joe Jackson and Elvis Costello, rivals for the title of Britain’s reigning Angry Young Man — decided that they were not just rockers, but really songwriters in the Tin Pan Alley tradition. (Graham Parker, fellow angry Brit, sat this battle out, choosing to work with Aerosmith producer Jack Douglas instead.) Both had been genre-hopping prior to 1982, but Jackson’s Night and Day and Costello’s Imperial Bedroom announced to the world that both were “serious songwriters,” standing far apart from the clamoring punkers and silly new wavers.Read More

Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Rage Hard: The Sonic Collection (2001) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Rage Hard: The Sonic Collection (2001) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Rage Hard: The Sonic Collection (2001) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 4.24 GB (ISO) + 3.46 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.28 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: ZTT | UK | Cat#: ZTT177SACD | Genre: Synth-pop

Rage Hard: A Sonic Collection is a greatest hits album by Frankie Goes To Hollywood, released in 2001 by ZTT Records, exclusively to SA-CD. It is basically identical to the 2000 compilation album Maximum Joy, minus the second disc.Read More

Spandau Ballet – True (1983) {2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Spandau Ballet - True (1983) {2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Spandau Ballet – True (1983) {2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.48 GB (ISO) + 747 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Chrysalis | UK | Cat#: 7243 537127 2 3 | Genre: Pop Rock, Synth Pop

By 1983, with the new romantic movement they’d sprung from a rapidly fading memory, the members of Spandau Ballet showed they had no intention of traveling the same path. Always ambitious, the British quintet really got down to business: Gone were the kilts, frilly shirts, and makeup — as well as the sometimes chilly electronics of their first two albums. Instead, after recording at Compass Point Studios in the sun-soaked Bahamas, the group turned up in smartly tailored suits, with a sleek and mainstream sound to match.Read More

Art Of Noise – Daft (1986) {2003, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Art Of Noise - Daft (1986) {2003, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Art Of Noise – Daft (1986) {2003, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 4.08 GB (ISO) + 3.20 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.12 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: ZTT | UK | Cat#: ZTT184SACD | Genre: Synth-Pop

Daft is a compilation collecting the Art of Noise LP Who’s Afraid of the Art Of Noise? (with one track, “Snapshot”, appearing in a longer version than on the original UK LP, but previously released on the Japanese version), along with portions of the Into Battle with the Art of Noise EP and “Moments in Love” remix single. It gives a fairly thorough overview of the Trevor Horn period of the group, prior to its split from the ZTT label. Read More

David Bowie – Scary Monsters (1980) {2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

David Bowie - Scary Monsters (1980) {2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

David Bowie – Scary Monsters (1980) {2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.84 GB (ISO) + 940 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: EMI | UK | Cat#: 07243 543318 2 4 | Genre: Synth-pop, Glam Rock

David Bowie returned to relatively conventional rock & roll with Scary Monsters, an album that effectively acts as an encapsulation of all his ’70s experiments. Reworking glam rock themes with avant-garde synth flourishes, and reversing the process as well, Bowie creates dense but accessible music throughout Scary Monsters.Read More

David Bowie – Let’s Dance (1983) {2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983) {2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

David Bowie – Let’s Dance (1983) {2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.61 GB (ISO) + 811 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: EMI | UK | Cat#: 07243 543319 2 3 | Genre: Pop Rock, New Wave

After summing up his maverick tendencies on Scary Monsters, David Bowie aimed for the mainstream with Let’s Dance. Hiring Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers as a co-producer, Bowie created a stylish, synthesized post-disco dance music that was equally informed by classic soul and the emerging new romantic subgenre of new wave, which was ironically heavily inspired by Bowie himself.Read More