Tag Archives: 2019

Record Review: Sparks Ignite “Gratuitous Sax + Senseless Violins” DLX RM UK 3xCD To The Next Level [disc 3/3] [part 2]

[continued from last post…] The slyly playful melody of “Bob Hope” managed to convey the famed comic’s mid-century wiseguy vibe fairly well. This song was an homage to the platonic ideal of early Bob Hope; the snarky everyman who called … Continue reading

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Record Review: Sparks Ignite “Gratuitous Sax + Senseless Violins” DLX RM UK 3xCD To The Next Level [disc 3/3]

Sparks: Gratuitous Sax + Senseless Violins – UK – 3xCD [2019] Disc Three – Demos + Unreleased Tracks Where Did I Leave My Halo? She’s Beautiful (So What) Mid-Atlantic The Farmer’s Daughter This Angry Young Man Ain’t Angry No More … Continue reading

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Record Review: Sparks Ignite “Gratuitous Sax + Senseless Violins” DLX RM UK 3xCD To The Next Level [disc 2/3]

I couple of years ago I wrote a review of the 1994 Sparks album “Gratuitous Sax + Senseless Violins.” While I really enjoyed the album even more than I did than upon first hearing it, the band almost immediately announced … Continue reading

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REVO Remastering – Visage – Beat Boy Special Cassette Remix [REVO 089]

Visage: Beat Boy [Special Cassette Remix] – US – CD-R [2019] Beat Boy [cassette version] 7:16 Casualty [cassette version] 5:59 Questions [cassette version] 7:09 Only The Good Die Young [cassette version] 5:33 Can You Hear Me [cassette version] 6:29 The … Continue reading

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Superdeluxe Box Of Prince’s “1999” Proves Nothing Succeeds Like Excess [part 13]

  […continued from last post] After the last disc of Prince live in Detroit in November, 1982, I was wondering just how redundant the video included as the final disc in the set would be. The show recorded on video … Continue reading

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Superdeluxe Box Of Prince’s “1999” Proves Nothing Succeeds Like Excess [part 11]

[…continued from last post] “No Call U” was a retro Rock and Roll song, albeit made strictly with synths and drum machine. It was an upbeat rocker not a million miles away from a “Jailhouse Rock.” One could imagine Little … Continue reading

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Superdeluxe Box Of Prince’s “1999” Proves Nothing Succeeds Like Excess [part 10]

[…continued from this post] So the ante had been upped on “1999” Super Deluxe with a second disc of Vault Tracks. At first as these SDLX editions of of “Purple Rain” and then “1999” were released, I was assuming that … Continue reading

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