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.

Ultravoxless: Voiceless “Vienna” Still Delights

Ultravox: Vienna [Steven Wilson Remix + Instrumental] – UK – 2xCD [2021] Disc One: “Vienna” [Steven Wilson Remix] Astradyne New Europeans Private Lives Passing Strangers Sleepwalk Mr. X Western Promise Vienna All Stood Still Disc Two: “Vienna” [Steven Wilson Instrumental … Continue reading

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“Claro Que Si” – My First Yello Album

Yello: Claro Que Si – US – CD [1985] Daily Disco No More Roger Take It All The Evening’s Young She’s Got A Gun Ballet Mechanique Quad El Habib The Lorry Homer Hossa Pinball Cha Cha While the “Bimbo” single … Continue reading

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Uh Oh! Second Sparks Post In A Row With 2022 North American Tour Dates Just Announced

Wouldn’t you know it. Yesterday not 45 minutes after I posted the review of “The Sparks Brothers” film documentary on the Mael Brothers’ 50 year music career, than I received an email from the Sparks Maeling [ha-ha] list featuring the … Continue reading

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Sparks Brothers Film A Compelling Look At The Mael’s Creative Lives

After months of anticipation, the Summer Of Sparks® is finally underway when “The Sparks Brothers” was available on Video On Demand on July 9th in America. I missed the dicey Sundance Festival streaming and the film was not playing in … Continue reading

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40 Years Later, John Foxx Releases Companion Album to “The Garden” with “Church”

John Foxx: Church – UK – LP [2021] This Jungle Miles Away A Long Time Fog Swimmer I Swimmer II Swimmer III Swimmer IV Forty years ago, John Foxx released his album “The Garden” and it was one of my … Continue reading

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The Arcadia Project: Down The Black Lace Rabbit Hole [part 4]

[…continued from last post] There were two violinists credited on “So Red The Rose.” It was that sort of album, so it’s hard to know if both were playing on the one track that featured them prominently or not. We’ll … Continue reading

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The Arcadia Project: Down The Black Lace Rabbit Hole [part 3]

[…continued from this post] “Missing” was the only song of this project that existed in Simon LeBon’s notebooks prior to Nick Rhodes calling him up and telling him that he wasn’t going on a holiday for six months, but was … Continue reading

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