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Releases that get the scrutiny of The Post-Punk Monk.

Record Review: Simple Minds “New Gold Dream” Boxed Set Of God [part 4]

DISC 5 | Alternative Mixes, Roughs + Demos […continued from last post] The fifth disc is why these Super Deluxe Boxed Sets can be so interesting to fans who would put an album like “New Gold Dream [81, 82, 83, … Continue reading

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Record Review: Simple Minds “New Gold Dream” Boxed Set Of God [part 3]

DISC 3 | Edits + B-Sides […continued from last post] Disc three is the sort of excess curation that we sometimes do with our own REVO CDs to show off. Every 7″ edit [usually with about 0:30 seconds excised for … Continue reading

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Record Review: Simple Minds “New Gold Dream” Boxed Set Of God [part 2]

DISC 2 | Extended Versions […continued from last post] So far, disc 2 had two of the three tracks to be found on the UK 12″ single of “Promised You A Miracle.” Next followed the US remixes of the track. … Continue reading

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Record Review: Simple Minds “New Gold Dream” Boxed Set Of God [part 1]

Last year I vowed to spend less on music but to make certain that what I did pop for was something that I really wanted. So it’s very appropriate that the only music I have bought so far this year, … Continue reading

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Record Review: New Wave Hits Of the 80s – Just Can’t Get Enough Vol. 7

Various Artists: New Wave Hits of the 80s – Just Can’t Get Enough Vol. 7 US CD [1994] Haircut 100: Favourite Shirts [Boy Meets Girl] Josie Gotton: He Could Be The One The Blasters: I’m Shakin’ Split Enz: Six Months … Continue reading

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Record Review: Big Pig – Bonk

I must have seen Big Pig on MTV at some point, though their US would-be hit, “Breakaway” was never played to the full extent that it deserved. Not by a long shot! I first heard that song and from that … Continue reading

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Record Review: Eddy Grant – Electric Avenue 12

Eddy Grant was a performer who seemingly came out of nowhere to have a huge, platinum hit with “Electric Avenue” in 1983. Of course, we didn’t know it at the time but he had a career of over 15 years … Continue reading

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