Tag Archives: 2009

Want List: Sparks Release DLX RMs Of Their Dazzling 21st Century Canon

We just got the email from the Sparks mailing list today with the great news that the first three of Sparks 21st Century reissue program has begun today with the first three of the seven titles out today with well … Continue reading

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The Night Of The Proms: Middlebrow Eurokitsch?…Or The Final Frontier Of Your Obsessive Collection?

It was during the medium-high internet record collecting years around the turn of the century, that I became aware of a European phenomenon called “The Night Of The Proms.” This was begun in 1985 in Belgium by two students and … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 25]

[…continued from this post] So now The Blow Monkeys had reformed. They had self-released an album through crowdsourcing. The thing to do was to obviously tour, since that was the way that bands earned a crust in the ‘noughts. Dr. … 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: White Door DLX RM UK CD [part 2]

[…continued from last post] Side two of the original album, as usual, was where the most commercial track on the album rested. “Love Breakdown” was a high-calorie example of whipped cream disco⇓. State of the art keyboards produced to within … Continue reading

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Record Review: White Door DLX RM UK CD [part 1]

White Door: Windows DLX RM UK CD [2009] Jerusalem Americana Windows In Heaven Love Breakdown Where Do We Go (From Here) School Days Behind The White Door Love Breakdown (Instrumental) Way Of The World Kings Of The Orient New Jealousies … Continue reading

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REVO Remastering: Torch Song – Ecstasy [REVO 060] [part 1]

Torch Song: Ecstasy – US – CD-R – [2009] White Night Can’t Find My Way Home Spear Microdot Daylight The Pentacle Living Out of Time Mothdoom Ecstasy Nails In The Cross The Zebra Room Venus In Furs Dia Del Muerto … Continue reading

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