Category Archives: Core Collection

Releases by groups that make up the serious bulk of my music collection. There are bands that I have been collecting for around 30 years or so.

“Record” Review: Peter Godwin – “You! [Johnson Somerset Mix]” DL Single

Peter Godwin: You! [Johnson Somerset Mix] US – DL [2020] You! [Johnson Somerset Mix] 9:40 When Peter Godwin surfaces with his first new single in too many years, it was with a surprising new musical partner in Garbo Dastorg. The … Continue reading

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REVO Remastering: Fourth Time Lucky For Peter Godwin’s “Torch Songs + Heroics” [REVO 057C]

It’s a cold fact of life that the real labels will often remaster and reissue a title beloved by many several times, and even my simulated vanity label has done this on occasion. No more occasions than for this title. … Continue reading

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Record Review: Andy Summers + Robert Fripp – I Advance Masked US CD

Andy Summers + Robert Fripp: I Advance Masked – US – CD [1992] I Advance Masked Under Bridges of Silence China – Yellow Leader In The Cloud Forest New Marimba Girl On A Swing Hardy Country The Truth Of Skies … Continue reading

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Record Review: Alan Rankine – The World Begins To Look Her Age JPN CD

Alan Rankine: The World Begins To Look Her Age – JPN – CD [1986] Elephant’s Walk In Morning Glory Mission For The Don Your Very Last Day The Best In Me The World Begins To Look Her Age Last Bullet … Continue reading

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Evidence Of Monastic Mix Tape Ca. 1994 Resurfaces 26 Years Later

I used to be a “cassette guy” since that was all we had back then. I’d buy any new albums, and immediately play them while recording to a cassette tape. I would then play the tape instead of the record, … Continue reading

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Record Review: Ultravox – “Sleepwalk” 12″ For Record Store Day Offers Glimpse At Steven Wilson’s Work On Upcoming Ultrabox

Ultravox: Sleepwalk US – 12″ [clear] [2020] Sleepwalk [Steven Wilson mix] Waiting [Steven Wilson mix] Sleepwalk [Conny Plank mix] Waiting [Conny Plank mix] Wow! I had the most enjoyable RSD experience on Saturday. Two weeks ago I was wondering what … Continue reading

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After Teasing For Several Years, Cabaret Voltaire Are Back, Back, BACK…Just In Time For The Real ‘Crackdown’

There were few bands I was more avidly buying every one of their many releases in the early to mid 80s than Cabaret Voltaire. When all bands around me were decaying, Cabaret Voltaire only moved from strength to strength. Their … Continue reading

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