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Record Review: Berlin – Pleasure Victim DLX RM US CD – Another Rubellan Triumph [part 3]

[…continued from last post] What took this CD remaster up to the highest level of interest were the well considered bonus tracks included here, doubling the number of tracks on the disc. Earlier CDs had always included the 12″ remix … Continue reading

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Record Review: Berlin – Pleasure Victim DLX RM US CD – Another Rubellan Triumph [part 2]

[…continued from last post] After enduring “Sex [I’m a…]” then the album picks up the level of achievement considerably with a strong “side two.” “Masquerade” has always been my go-to Berlin song. From the pen of guitarist Chris Ruiz-Velasco, it … Continue reading

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Record Review: Berlin – Pleasure Victim DLX RM US CD – Another Rubellan Triumph [part 1]

Berlin: Pleasure Victim DLX RM – US – CD [2020] Tell Me Why 5:34 Pleasure Victim 3:50 Sex (I’m A…) 5:07 Masquerade 4:07 The Metro 4:10 World Of Smiles 3:51 Torture 2:40 Sex (I’m A…) (Single Remix) 3:31 Tell Me … Continue reading

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Record Review: Ric Ocasek – “Beatitude” US DLX RM CD Delights [pt 4]

[…continued from last post] The second single, “Jimmy Jimmy,” had been re-recorded and mixed for something more jovial for pop radio. The minimal template of the album version had been goosed with a few more synth fills and a vastly … Continue reading

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Record Review: Ric Ocasek – “Beatitude” US DLX RM CD Delights [pt 3]

[…continued from last post] What was once side two was less eclectic than the first half of the album, but it started, commercially, with the most radio-ready song it would offer. “A Quick One” adhered closest to The Cars pop … Continue reading

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Record Review: Ric Ocasek – “Beatitude” US DLX RM CD Delights [pt 2]

[…continued from last post] If “Jimmy Jimmy” was a space probe past the frontiers of “Panorama,” then “Something To Grab For” was the instance on this album of Ocasek keeping one foot on safe ground. It sounded for all the … Continue reading

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Visage Deluxe Week Commences With A Trio Of DLX RMs From Rubellan Remasters [pt. 6]

[…continued from previous post] Back in 2013, to herald the second [actually, third] coming of Visage, the great B-side “Frequency 7” was dusted off and reissued as a DL and CD-R. Two new mixes accompanied it, but the experience was … Continue reading

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