Alphaville – Salvation (1997) [2023, Deluxe Version, Remastered, Hi-Res] [Official Digital Release]

Alphaville - Salvation (1997) [2023, Deluxe Version, Remastered, Hi-Res] [Official Digital Release]

Alphaville – Salvation (1997) [2023, Deluxe Version, Remastered, Hi-Res]
[Official Digital Release]

3x Discs | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 44.1kHz / 96kHz
Total Size: 3.15 GB
Label: Warner | Genre: Synth-Pop

“Salvation” Deluxe Version contains the original album (remastered) on CD 1, 16 singles and remixes on CD 2, and 17 demos and remixes on CD 3. Continue reading “Alphaville – Salvation (1997) [2023, Deluxe Version, Remastered, Hi-Res] [Official Digital Release]”

Alphaville – Prostitute (1994) [2023, Deluxe Version, Remastered, Hi-Res] [Official Digital Release]

Alphaville - Prostitute (1994) [2023, Deluxe Version, Remastered, Hi-Res] [Official Digital Release]

Alphaville – Prostitute (1994) [2023, Deluxe Version, Remastered, Hi-Res]
[Official Digital Release]

2x Discs | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 44.1kHz
Total Size: 1.87 GB
Label: Warner | Genre: Synth-Pop

Deluxe Version contains the original remastered album on CD 1 and 17 singles, remixes, and demos on CD 2, all in remastered quality. Continue reading “Alphaville – Prostitute (1994) [2023, Deluxe Version, Remastered, Hi-Res] [Official Digital Release]”

New Order – Substance (1987) [2023, Expanded & Remastered] [Official Digital Release]

New Order - Substance (1987) [2023, Expanded & Remastered] [Official Digital Release]

New Order – Substance (1987) [2023, Expanded & Remastered]
[Official Digital Release]

4x Discs | FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Total Size: 2.02 GB
Label: Warner | Genre: Synth-Pop

The 2023 reissue sees the audio remastered and expanded to four CDs. This 4CD version includes the original 2CD set and adds two further discs. CD3 expands the collection with alternate versions and extra B-sides, while CD4 features an unreleased concert, Live from Irvine Meadows, California, 12th September 1987, where the band uniquely played the entire album in sequence! Continue reading “New Order – Substance (1987) [2023, Expanded & Remastered] [Official Digital Release]”

XTC – The Big Express (1984) [2023, New Mixes, Blu-ray Audio + Hi-Res]

XTC - The Big Express (1984) [2023, New Mixes, Blu-ray Audio + Hi-Res]

XTC – The Big Express (1984) [2023, New Mixes, Blu-ray Audio + Hi-Res]
Blu-ray Audio | DTS-HD MA / LPCM / Dolby TrueHD-Atmos | 24bit / 48 kHz / 96kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 48 kHz / 96kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
No Scans
Total Size: 30.1 GB (BD) + 7.50 GB (Hi-Res)
Label: Ape House | UK | Cat#: APEBDA107 | Genre: New Wave, Pop Rock

Classic 1984 XTC album newly mixed (2023) by Steven Wilson in Stereo, 5. 1 Surround & Dolby Atmos Spatial Audio mixes as part of The Surround Sound Series. CD features the complete album newly mixed in stereo + three additional tracks. Blu-ray includes the newly mixed material as featured on CD in Hi-Res Stereo, 5. 1 Surround and Dolby Atmos + 2023 stereo out-takes & instrumental mixes in Hi-Res stereo. Blu-ray also includes the original album + additional tracks in Hi-Res stereo. Continue reading “XTC – The Big Express (1984) [2023, New Mixes, Blu-ray Audio + Hi-Res]”

Howard Jones – Dream Into Action (1985) [2018, Deluxe Edition, Remastered, 3CD + 2DVD]

Howard Jones - Dream Into Action (1985) [2018, Deluxe Edition, Remastered, 3CD + 2DVD]

Howard Jones – Dream Into Action (1985) [2018, Deluxe Edition, Remastered, 3CD + 2DVD]
EAC Rip | 3xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
2xDVD | NTSC 4:3 (720×480) VBR | LPCM Audio 2.0
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.37 GB (CDs) + 6.99 GB (DVDs) + 1.20 GB (Scans)
Label: Cherry Red | EU | Cat#: PCRCDBOX66 | Genre: Synth-pop

Super deluxe edition includes the two CD + DVD edition, limited vinyl picture disc LP pressing, an extra bonus CD containing the Farmyard Sessions plus other previously unreleased and remastered tracks, DVD containing the long-deleted Last World Dream Concert, a replica of the Howard Jones Fan Club Risk Membership Card. Continue reading “Howard Jones – Dream Into Action (1985) [2018, Deluxe Edition, Remastered, 3CD + 2DVD]”

Howard Jones – Human’s Lib (1984) [2018, Deluxe Edition, Remastered, 3CD + 2DVD]

Howard Jones - Human's Lib (1984) [2018, Deluxe Edition, Remastered, 3CD + 2DVD]

Howard Jones – Human’s Lib (1984) [2018, Deluxe Edition, Remastered, 3CD + 2DVD]
EAC Rip | 3x CD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
2x DVD | NTSC 4:3 (720×480) VBR | LPCM Audio 2.0
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.47 GB (CDs) + 10.2 GB (DVDs) + 632 MB (Scans)
Label: Cherry Red | EU | Cat#: PCRCDBOX65 | Genre: Synth-pop

Two six-disc super deluxe editions of both long-players steal the headlines and these are very extensive indeed. They include remastered albums, all the remixes, unreleased rough mixes and demos, two DVDs, picture disc vinyl and in the case of the debut a “white tape replica pre-contract demo cassette containing remastered versions of four original demo tracks”. Continue reading “Howard Jones – Human’s Lib (1984) [2018, Deluxe Edition, Remastered, 3CD + 2DVD]”

Ultravox – Rage In Eden (1981) [2022, Remixed, DVD + Hi-Res]

Ultravox - Rage In Eden (1981) [2022, Remixed, DVD + Hi-Res]

Ultravox – Rage In Eden (1981) [2022, Remixed, DVD + Hi-Res]
DVD | DTS 96/24 / LPCM / Dolby AC3 | 24bit / 96kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
No Scans
Total Size: 5.49 GB (DVD) + 5.56 GB (Hi-Res)
Label: Chrysalis Catalogue | EU | Cat#: CDLB1338 | Genre: New Wave, Synth-pop
Continue reading “Ultravox – Rage In Eden (1981) [2022, Remixed, DVD + Hi-Res]”

Heaven 17 – Play To Win: The Virgin Years (2019) [Box Set, 10CD]

Heaven 17 - Play To Win: The Virgin Years (2019) [Box Set, 10CD]

Heaven 17 – Play To Win: The Virgin Years (2019) [Box Set, 10CD]
EAC Rip | 10xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 5.13 GB
Label: Edsel Records | EU | Cat#: HEAVENBOX01 | Genre: Synth-Pop

Original members of Sheffield’s Human League, Martyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh left after the first two albums and formed Heaven 17 in 1980. Named after a fictional band in Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange, they recruited Glenn Gregory on vocals (who had been the original choice for lead singer of the Human League). Continue reading “Heaven 17 – Play To Win: The Virgin Years (2019) [Box Set, 10CD]”

ABC – The Lexicon of Love (Steven Wilson stereo and instrumental mixes) [1982] [2023, Remix, CD-Quality + Hi-Res] [Official Digital Release]

ABC - The Lexicon of Love (Steven Wilson stereo and instrumental mixes) [1982] [2023, Remix, CD-Quality + Hi-Res] [Official Digital Release]

ABC – The Lexicon of Love (Steven Wilson stereo and instrumental mixes) [1982]
[2023, Remix, CD-Quality + Hi-Res] [Official Digital Release]

2x Discs | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Total Size: 1.76 GB
Label: UMC | Genre: Synth-Pop
Continue reading “ABC – The Lexicon of Love (Steven Wilson stereo and instrumental mixes) [1982] [2023, Remix, CD-Quality + Hi-Res] [Official Digital Release]”

Pet Shop Boys – SMASH: The Singles 1985-2020 (2023) [Remastered, Hi-Res] [Official Digital Release]

Pet Shop Boys - SMASH: The Singles 1985-2020 (2023) [Remastered, Hi-Res] [Official Digital Release]

Pet Shop Boys – SMASH: The Singles 1985-2020 (2023) [Remastered, Hi-Res]
[Official Digital Release]

3x Discs | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 44.1kHz
Total Size: 2.77 GB
Label: Rhino | Genre: Synth-Pop, Pop

Smash is the brand new complete collection of Pet Shop Boys singles from across 35 years of the duo’s acclaimed career. The package includes all Pet Shop Boys’ hits starting with their debut single ‘West End girls’ and continuing through such iconic tracks as ‘Love comes quickly’, ‘It’s a sin’, ‘Always on my mind’, ‘Being boring’, ‘Suburbia’, ‘Opportunities’, ‘What have I done to deserve this?’, ‘Rent’ and ‘Heart’. Continue reading “Pet Shop Boys – SMASH: The Singles 1985-2020 (2023) [Remastered, Hi-Res] [Official Digital Release]”

Jim Kerr – Lostboy! A.K.A Jim Kerr (2010) [Deluxe Edition]

Jim Kerr - Lostboy! A.K.A Jim Kerr (2010) [Deluxe Edition]

Jim Kerr – Lostboy! A.K.A Jim Kerr (2010) [Deluxe Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.17 GB
Label: Ear Music | Germany | Cat#: 0203942ERE | Genre: Pop Rock, Synth-pop

Lostboy! AKA Jim Kerr is Simple Minds front-man Jim Kerr’s first solo album released on 17 May 2010. The album entered the UK charts at No. 94 on 29 May 2010 and UK Independent Chart at #8. The album has also made the charts in some other European areas, most notably Germany, Italy, France and Belgium. Continue reading “Jim Kerr – Lostboy! A.K.A Jim Kerr (2010) [Deluxe Edition]”

Blondie – Against The Odds 1974-1982 (2022) [3CD-Set]

Blondie - Against The Odds 1974-1982 (2022) [3CD-Set]

Blondie – Against The Odds 1974-1982 (2022) [3CD-Set]
EAC Rip | 3xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Scans Included
Total Size: 1.10 GB
Label: UMC / Chrysalis | EU | Cat#: 00602508761010 | Genre: New Wave, Pop Rock

Plenty of Blondie compilations have appeared over the years, but the band endorsed Against the Odds: 1974-1982, a comprehensive complete chronology available in four separate incarnations: a Super Deluxe Collectors’ Edition containing ten vinyl records (plus bonuses) and a Deluxe eight-CD set that both contain newly remastered versions of Blondie’s first six albums plus 52 bonus tracks, then a Deluxe four-LP set and a triple-CD version that solely feature the non-LP bonus material. Continue reading “Blondie – Against The Odds 1974-1982 (2022) [3CD-Set]”

Rick Astley – Whenever You Need Somebody (1987)

Rick Astley - Whenever You Need Somebody (1987)

Rick Astley – Whenever You Need Somebody (1987)
EAC Rip | Tracks + Cue + Log | Scans Included
Total Size: 437 MB
Label: RCA / PWL| UK | Cat#: PD 71529 | Genre: Pop, Synth-Pop

In the ’80s and ’90s, England’s dance music team Stock, Aitken & Waterman was often accused of being too slick for its own good, and favoring style over substance. But the producers/songwriters (also known for their work with Dead or Alive and Samantha Fox) should definitely be proud of their work on fellow Briton Rick Astley’s often captivating debut album, Whenever You Need Somebody. Continue reading “Rick Astley – Whenever You Need Somebody (1987)”

Simple Minds – Discography (1979-2022)

Simple Minds - Discography (1979-2022)

Simple Minds – Discography (1979-2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Official Digital Release | FLAC Tracks
Total Size: 33.9 GB | Total Discs: 74xCDs + 1xDVD
STUDIO ALBUMS | COMPILATIONS ALBUMS | BOX SETS

Scotland’s Simple Minds evolved from artful late-’70s post-punks into global purveyors of pop grandeur with a string of U.K. chart-topping albums that include 1984’s Sparkle in the Rain and their global breakthrough Once Upon a Time. While the band was widely embraced in the U.K., Europe, and Oceania, it took the smash hit “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” from the film The Breakfast Club to break them in the U.S. Continue reading “Simple Minds – Discography (1979-2022)”

Depeche Mode – 101 (1989) [2004, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Depeche Mode - 101 (1989) [2004, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Depeche Mode – 101 (1989) [2004, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF-Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
2x Discs | Stereo & Multichannel | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 11 GB (DSF) + 7.69 GB (FLAC) + 7.32 GB (ISO)
Label: Mute | EU | Cat#: 0724359470726 | Genre: Synth-pop

As an event, Depeche Mode’s huge (attendance around 60,000) Los Angeles Rose Bowl concert in 1988 remains legendary; no single artist show had totally sold out the venue since eight years beforehand, while the film documentary done by Dylan-filmer D.A. Pennebaker based around the show clearly demonstrated fans’ intense commitment to a near-decade-old band most mainstream critics continued to stupidly portray as a flash-in-the-pan synth pop effort. Continue reading “Depeche Mode – 101 (1989) [2004, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]”