The Glove – Blue Sunshine (1983) [2006, Remastered, Deluxe Edition]

The Glove - Blue Sunshine (1983) [2006, Remastered, Deluxe Edition]

The Glove – Blue Sunshine (1983) [2006, Remastered, Deluxe Edition]
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 0.98 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Rhino | US | Cat#: R2 70803 | Genre: New Wave, Synth-pop
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The Glove – Blue Sunshine (1983) [1990 Reissue]

The Glove - Blue Sunshine (1983) [1990 Reissue]

The Glove – Blue Sunshine (1983) [1990 Reissue]
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 415 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Polydor | EU | Cat#: 815 019-2 | Genre: New Wave, Synth-pop

This one-off collaboration between the Cure’s Robert Smith and Siouxsie & the Banshees’ Steven Severin resulted in an eccentric, and at times incompatible, mix of psychedelic sounds wrapped around alternative ’80s pop. Writers Smith and Severin’s more eccentric tendencies are as likely to evoke pictures of a carnival as a funereal march, but the backbone rests largely on tightly constructed tunes with occasional forays into the experimental. Continue reading “The Glove – Blue Sunshine (1983) [1990 Reissue]”

Joe Jackson – Live 1980/86 (1988) [CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Joe Jackson - Live 1980/86 (1988) [CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Joe Jackson – Live 1980/86 (1988) [CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]
Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.43 GB (Hi-Res) + 717 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: A&M | Masterdisk Mastering | US | Cat#: SP 6706| Genre: New Wave, Pop Rock

A double-disc live collection, Live…1980-1986 manages to effectively trace the development of Joe Jackson’s diverse career. Drawing from four different periods in the songwriter’s career — with each period featuring a new backing band — Live captures Jackson with his original new wave trio, a 1983 quintet that was dominated by keyboards, a horn-driven group from 1984, and a 1986 quartet that specialized in straight-ahead rock & roll. The resulting album highlights his musical diversity, not his songwriting, which means the record is more intriguing as a historical document than as casual listening Continue reading “Joe Jackson – Live 1980/86 (1988) [CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]”

The Cure – Discography (1979-2018)

The Cure - Discography (1979-2018)

The Cure – Discography (1979-2018)
FLAC Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Official Digital Release | FLAC Tracks
Total Discs: 140xCDs + 2xDVD | Total Size: 51.1 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUMS | COMPILATIONS ALBUMS | SINGLES & EPs | BOX SETS

Out of all the bands that emerged in the immediate aftermath of punk rock in the late ’70s, few were as enduring and popular as the Cure. Led through numerous incarnations by guitarist/vocalist Robert Smith (born April 21, 1959), the band became well-known for its slow, gloomy dirges and Smith’s ghoulish appearance, a public image that often hid the diversity of the Cure’s music. Continue reading “The Cure – Discography (1979-2018)”

Neil Young – Trans (1982) [Official Digital Release] [2021, Reissue, Hi-Res]

Neil Young - Trans (1982) [Official Digital Release] [2021, Reissue, Hi-Res]

Neil Young – Trans (1982) [Official Digital Release] [2021, Reissue, Hi-Res]
Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 192kHz
Total Size: 1.42 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Geffen | Genre: Synth-Pop, Pop Rock

When it was released, Trans was Neil Young’s most baffling album. He had employed a vocoder to synthesize his voice on five of the album’s nine tracks, resulting in disembodied singing, the lyrics nearly impossible to decipher without the lyric sheet. And even when you read the words, “Computer Age,” “We R in Control,” “Transformer Man,” “Computer Cowboy,” and “Sample and Hold” seemed like a vague mishmash of high-tech jargon. Continue reading “Neil Young – Trans (1982) [Official Digital Release] [2021, Reissue, Hi-Res]”

Duran Duran – Future Past (2021) [Japanese Edition]

Duran Duran - Future Past (2021) [Japanese Edition]

Duran Duran – Future Past (2021) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.20 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: BMG / Tape Modern | Japan | Cat#: WPCR-18454 | Genre: Synth-Pop, Pop Rock
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The Pretenders – Pretenders II (1981) [Official Digital Release] [2021, 40th Anniversary, Deluxe Edition, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

The Pretenders - Pretenders II (1981) [Official Digital Release] [2021, 40th Anniversary, Deluxe Edition, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

The Pretenders – Pretenders II (1981) [Official Digital Release]
[2021, 40th Anniversary, Deluxe Edition, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Total Size: 5.29 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: WM UK | Genre: New Wave, Pop Rock

Pretenders II (Deluxe Edition) features a remastered version of the album by Chris Thomas, demos, and alternates alongside two live performances; one from Central Park, New York City in 1980, and an electric show from The Santa Monica Civic in 1981. Continue reading “The Pretenders – Pretenders II (1981) [Official Digital Release] [2021, 40th Anniversary, Deluxe Edition, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]”

Duran Duran – Future Past (2021) [Deluxe Edition]

Duran Duran - Future Past (2021) [Deluxe Edition]

Duran Duran – Future Past (2021) [Deluxe Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 522 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Tape Modern | EU | Cat#: 4050538696561 | Genre: Synth-pop, Pop Rock

Future Past is perhaps the quintessential title for Duran Duran in 2021, when the veteran New Romantics trade in their legacy while keeping their focus directly on the future. Occasionally, the gilded synthesized surfaces of Future Past recall the futurism of New Wave, but Duran Duran take pains to not re-create the past by inviting a fresh set of collaborators into the studio. Continue reading “Duran Duran – Future Past (2021) [Deluxe Edition]”

Duran Duran – Seven And The Ragged Tiger (1983) [MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Duran Duran - Seven And The Ragged Tiger (1983) [MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Duran Duran – Seven And The Ragged Tiger (1983) [MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]
Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 850 MB (Hi-Res) + 256 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Pressed in Japan | Cat#: MFSL 1-182 | Genre: New Wave, Synth-pop
Half-Speed Mastered

Despite the fact that Seven and the Ragged Tiger couldn’t match the unrestrained pop/rock ebullience of 1982’s Rio, Duran Duran put three of the album’s singles in the Top Ten, taking it to number one in the U.K. Even though “The Reflex” gave the band their first number one hit, there’s an overabundance of fancy glitz and dancefloor flamboyancy running through it, unlike “New Moon on Monday”‘s straight-ahead appeal or “Union of the Snake”‘s mysterious, almost taboo flair. Continue reading “Duran Duran – Seven And The Ragged Tiger (1983) [MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]”

Propaganda – A Secret Wish (1985) [2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Propaganda - A Secret Wish (1985) [2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Propaganda – A Secret Wish (1985) [2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Stereo & Multichannel | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.32 GB (ISO) + 7.85 GB (DSF) + 3.76 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: ZTT | EU | Cat#: ZTT183SACD | Genre: Synth-pop

With guests including David Sylvian, Heaven 17’s Glenn Gregory, and Steve Howe, A Secret Wish is synth-rock with an eye toward orchestrated pop as well as a bit of sampler experimentation in the grand ZTT tradition of Art of Noise. There’s a distinct lack of songwriting on the album, and though the synth-grooves are tight enough to keep it flowing for most of its length, A Secret Wish occasionally falls flat from its own weight. Continue reading “Propaganda – A Secret Wish (1985) [2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

David Bowie – Let’s Dance (1983) [1984, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983) [1984, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

David Bowie – Let’s Dance (1983) [1984, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]
Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 891 MB (Hi-Res) + 270 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Pressed In Japan | Cat#: MFSL 1-083 | Genre: Synth-Pop, Pop Rock
Half-Speed Mastered

Let’s Dance is the 15th studio album by English singer-songwriter David Bowie, released on 14 April 1983 by EMI America Records. After the release of Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) (1980), Bowie began a period of numerous musical collaborations and film appearances. During this time, he also left RCA Records due to dissatisfaction. After signing with EMI America in late 1982, Bowie decided he wanted a fresh start, and chose Nile Rodgers of the rock/disco band Chic to co-produce his next record. Continue reading “David Bowie – Let’s Dance (1983) [1984, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]”

Blondie – Vivir En La Habana (2021) [WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

Blondie - Vivir En La Habana (2021) [WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

Blondie – Vivir En La Habana (2021) [WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]
WEB Download | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Total Size: 296 MB (CD-Quality) + 811 MB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: BMG | Genre: New Wave, Pop Rock

During 2019, Blondie was invited to perform in Havana, Cuba as part of a cultural exchange through the Cuban Ministry of Culture. This was a 40-year ambition come especially for songwriter & guitarist Chris Stein, who had longed to visit Cuba for most of his life. Artist and director Rob Roth documented this special moment and career highlight by shooting a short film titled ‘Blondie: Vivir En La Habana’. Released in July 2021 on limited edition pale blue vinyl to accompany the film which will feature throughout 2021 in many prominent film festivals inc. the Tribeca Film Festival. Continue reading “Blondie – Vivir En La Habana (2021) [WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]”

Joe Jackson – Body And Soul (1984) [2020, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Joe Jackson - Body And Soul (1984) [2020, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Joe Jackson – Body And Soul (1984) [2020, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | No Scans
Total Size: 1.89 GB (ISO) + 851 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Intervention Records | US | Cat#: IR-SCD4 | Genre: New Wave, Pop Rock

Body and Soul has Joe Jackson playing both hot- and cool-styled jazz songs, getting some worthy help from producer David Kershenbaum, who also lent Jackson a hand on his I’m the Man album. This is Jackson at his smoothest, from the fragility of “Not Here Not Now” to the earnestness of “Be My Number Two.” While both this song and “Happy Ending” charted fairly low in the U.K., the explosive “You Can’t Get What You Want” went to number 15 in the United States Continue reading “Joe Jackson – Body And Soul (1984) [2020, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]”