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Billy MacKenzie’s “Satellite Life” Box With Steve Aungle, Stands As His Definitive Late Statement [part 4]

[…continued from last post] Careful Curation So we’re certain that the music on the triple-fold digipak is excellent, but the package as a whole also meets that standard. The edition comes with a 24 page booklet with careful liner notes … Continue reading

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Billy MacKenzie’s “Satellite Life” Box With Steve Aungle, Stands As His Definitive Late Statement [part 3]

[…continued from last post] DISC 3: Liberty Lounge Liberty Lounge was for the numbers which were not straight electronica nor piano ballads. A catch-all for more conventional Pop/Rock/Soul derived music. The disc kicked off with three songs slotted in as … Continue reading

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Billy MacKenzie’s “Satellite Life” Box With Steve Aungle, Stands As His Definitive Late Statement [part 2]

[…continued from last post] DISC 2: Consenting Holograms The transition to the very upbeat disc two, started off with a “bang” as “3 Gypsies In A Restaurant” gave full rein to Finitribe’s John Vick as producer to harness tightly coiled … Continue reading

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Billy MacKenzie’s “Satellite Life” Box With Steve Aungle, Stands As His Definitive Late Statement [part 1]

Billy MacKenzie: Satellite Life Recordings 1994-1996 – UK – 3xCD [2022] Disc 1: Winter Academy 1. Sing That Song Again2. Winter Academy3. Wild Is The Wind4. Blue It Is5. The Soul That Sighs6. Mother Earth7. And This She Knows8. When … Continue reading

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Record Review: Vicious Pink – West View US 2xLP [part 2]

[…continued from last post] Side two began with some new Vicious Pink music to reach our ears decades later, and “Why Me” was a winning cocktail of hyper-kinetic Synthpop that pursued an interesting lyrical conceit. Never before has “having a … Continue reading

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Record Review: Vicious Pink – West View US 2xLP [part 1]

Vicious Pink: West View 1981-1986 – US – 2xLP [2022] Cccan’t You See My Private Tokyo 12″ Promises 8:15 To Nowhere Why Me My Man + Me Baby It’s Too Late Blue [A World Of Blue] Why Me [demo] 8:15 … Continue reading

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Record Review: Gary Numan – We Are Glass UK 7″

Gary Numan: We Are Glass – UK – 7″ [1980] We Are Glass Trois Gymnopedies (First Movement) Here was another song that I believe I heard on Mike Cooper’s weekly program, “The Import Hour,” which was must-listening in the ’79-’80 … Continue reading

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