Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The The - Sweet Bird Of Truth (UK 12 Inch / 1986)

01 Sweet Bird Of Truth (12 Inch Remix) 8:15
02 Harbour Lights 3:38
03 Sleeping Juice 2:41


04 Soul Mining (12 Inch Mix) 6:16 (Taken from the UK CDS)
05 Sweet Bird Of Truth (12 Inch Remix) 8:18 (Taken from the '45 RPM: The Singles' Remaster CD)
06 Sweet Bird Of Truth (Original Version) 4:29 (Taken from the '45 RPM: The Singles' Remaster CD)

Adding to my The The files, here is the original 1986 UK 12 inch release of 'Sweet Bird Of Truth'. All the recordings are from this release unless otherwise noted, specifically the bonus tracks. All art is from the original release as well. Go here for further information and to purchase a solid copy...say...the one I have put up for sale! All good! Thanks and Enjoy!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Simple Minds - Promised You A Miracle (UK 12 Inch / US 12 Inch / US Promo 12 Inch / Bonus Versions / 1982)

UK 12 Inch

01 Promised You A Miracle (Extended) 4:49
02 Theme For Great Cities 5:51
03 Seeing Out The Angel (Instrumental Remix) 6:35

US 12 Inch

01 Promised You A Miracle (Remix) 6:04
02 Promised You A Miracle (Dub Version) 5:26
03 The American (Extended Mix) 7:03

US 12 Promo 12 Inch

01 Promised You A Miracle 4:27
02 Promised You A Miracle (Special Extended Version) 6:20

Bonus Tracks

01 Promised You A Miracle (Edit) 4:02
02 Promised You A Miracle (Long Remix for LP) 4:55
03 Promised You A Miracle (John Peel Session) 4:40
04 Promised You A Miracle (David Jensen Session) 4:23
05 Promised You A Miracle (2016 Acoustic Version) 4:35

Promised you a mass of Simple Minds this Friday, actually I didn't. I've been working on putting this one together for a while now. All the versions and bonus tracks too. All the art is from my releases. All the tracks are from the remastered 2012 (5) CD Box Set and the 2016 'New Gold Dream' Box Set. I just gathered them all here. I was frustrated seeing the 12 inch posted all over the blog world in differently recorded fashions. Here you can have the lot of it in it's remastered form along with quality art, all in one fail swoop. On a side note, the acoustic version has not been released yet. It was a direct recording from the youtube video, albeit amplified and edited for a proper track. I hope you don't get tired of just 'one' song and all the versions...lol! I still enjoy it and hope you do as well. Happy Friday all! 

Simple Minds: Mass Of Promises 

Monday, October 17, 2016

Alphaville - Red Rose (US 12 Inch / 1986)

01 Red Rose (12 Inch Mix) 7:50
02 Next Generation 3:56
03 Red Rose (Dub Mix) 4:57

Just posting for now. Perhaps I'll add some insight later. Recently sold this twelve inch. Here is a Discogs link for more info. All art is from my release. The 12 Inch Mix and 'Next Generation' were taken from the Blank and Jones 'So 80's' release of Alphaville material. The Dub mix was recorded from the vinyl. Thanks all! Enjoy!

Alphaville: Red Rose

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Nitzer Ebb - Shame (Mix 2) (Ltd. Ed. UK 12 Inch / 1989)

01 Shame (Mix 2) 5:50
02 Captivate (Orbit Remix) 6:16

Just dropping one of the many releases I have been working on. A fine 12 inch from Nitzer Ebb on Mute records from 1989. All remixes are courtesy of William Orbit. I recorded this in 24 bit WAV, as I do most vinyl releases, so it's a large file. All the artwork is from the original twelve inch, which was elaborately re-worked in photoshop to bring out the secondary print graphics. Here's more information regarding the release. I think that you will find my artwork to be far more superior. Thanks again everyone! Enjoy! 

Nitzer Ebb: Shame (Mix 2)

Friday, September 30, 2016

Dead Or Alive - Turn Around And Count 2 Ten (Japanese Import CD Mini / 1988)

...and I'm back. I needed a bit of a break to take care of some personal and family business. Now it's a Friday, two weeks later. Let's D.O.A. shall we? This is actually in honor of a good friend (Craig Fohr) who passed away a week ago. It's from his personal collection and is extremely rare, so rare that I had to create a new Discogs listing for it! Everything has been scanned and the recording is Apple lossless. Thanks for your continued patience my blog friends! Three cheers to 'Barnabas'...I will miss you!  Enjoy!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Axodry - You (I'll See You In My Dreams) (German Import 12 Inch / 1988)

01 You (Beauty & The Beast Mix) 7:52
02 You (Beauty Dub Mix) 5:45
03 Suspense (New Age Gore Mix) 5:16

Axodry's classic 'You' with the remixes and b-side. Here's the Discogs link for further information. It's not going cheap! All the art and recordings are from the original twelve inch. Thanks as always to KY & Jules for the vast crates to dig through. Too many great ones to post...so little time! Sunday Funday! Enoy!

Axodry: You

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Depth Charge - Bounty Killers (Import 12 Inch / 1989)

01 Bounty Killers 7:20
02 Bounty Killers (Death Is Ma Name...) 8:56

Samples galore and cowboy twang ride in on this breakbeat ode to the great Clint Eastwood and his spaghetti western classic from 1973 'High Plains Drifter'. J. Saul Kane is the mastermind of this release. All art and recordings are from this import twelve inch. The full working title of track two is far longer than I care to type out, but it is all included in the mix. Enjoy Pardner!

Bounty: Killers

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Scrot - Teufelsrhythmus (Import 12 Inch / 1990)

01 Teufelsrhythmus (Techno Mix) 5:55
02 Teufelsrhythmus 5:58
03 Teufelsrhythmus (Techno 7 Inch Mix) 3:58

Random ZYX Records post for the day. Over the course of thirty years and some 3,000+ releases, ZYX has covered a multitude of artists and music styles. My favorite time frame was the late eighties and early nineties releases. The mid nineties was a falling out period, well, at least for me. The collaboration that formed Scrot had a total of three releases. This was their second release. I never heard this played at the local clubs I used to go to, but it was a big success in Germany and other European cities. I was introduced to this on a local college radio station (way back then)! Thank you to Tom Crawford and his Monday night 5-7:30 show on the mighty 91.7 WMSE. Thanks to KY for the record choices! :) All art and recordings are directly from this original release. Enjoy!


Thursday, September 1, 2016

Robotiko Rejekto - Umsturz Jetzt! (Import CD / 2011)

Here is the import CD I was speaking of previously. Yes, I bought (2) and received (1). C'est La Vie! Infacted Records has done a superb job on these classic remastered reissues. I plan on getting them all! There are 32 releases and all of them are Techno Kult Klassiks. The track listing and times are listed and I've included all the art as well. Enjoy my EBM German Techno fans!

Robotiko Rejekto: Umsturz Jetzt!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Robotiko Rejekto - Rejekto! (Import 12 Inch / 1987)

01 Rejekto! (Perfekto Mix) 6:01
02 Rejekto! (U.S. Dub) 5:56

Getting back on track here from several weeks ago. I've had this post ready for sometime. The first release by Robotiko Rejekto! Two mixes, both recorded from the vinyl! My plan was to purchase the larger 'Umsturz Jetzt' remaster CD and then just add them to the post. I did order it...it never came. So I ordered another and while waiting for that to arrive, this 12 inch sold on Discogs. At that point, I decided to record it and get all the scans done proper. I'll post the 'Umsturz Jetzt' compilation a bit later on. Here is the original with the spoken introductions. Not that I'm too critical, but I am sometimes, I find the recording fine, but you can tell the vinyl has been played out a bit. It still sounds good, but I can here dropped beats and bass in parts. The CD remaster is awesome (IMO), but I also know many of you prefer the vinyl recordings. Either way...Enjoy and thanks for the patience!

Robotiko: Rejekto!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

V/A - Trance Europe Express (Import 2 CD / 1993)

A quick request for a desperate viewer/reader/blog friend! A while back I began to post the now infamous UK Volume Series that began back in 1990. This release is from the same group, just taking another direction in music that was sweeping over rave chill-rooms everywhere. This 2 CD set came out between the release of UK Vol. 7 and UK Vol. 8. It's a who's who of classic and upcoming new artists with skills that make you get all 'Soma' like. I really don't need to explain much more, but if you weren't raving at that time, you probably missed out on some of the most brilliant ambient tracks of the time. Here is more information regarding the release. All recordings & art are from my compilation. The tray art is a bit messed up due to my 'folded' copy, but I tried to even it out...sort of. OK...thanks for the request. I'm dropping this into the blog now, close to midnight...in case you need that feel! Enjoy!

T.E.X. CD 1 

T.E.X. CD 2

Friday, August 19, 2016

V/A - The Enigma Variations (Double LP / 1985)

I've been wanting to post this one for sometime. What can I say about this release? An incredible cross section of artists from the now long gone Southern California 'Enigma' label. This was before the label went on to represent the hair metal band Poison and a bunch of other 'good' odd ducks. Each record side represents several groups with similar musical backgrounds. I bought this in 1986 and immediately let it play continually. Side four was a particular favorite. So, whatever your musical tastes, I'm certain you will find something on this compilation to prize. All art is from my release. The recordings are taken from the CD version of the same name, except  six tracks that I recorded from the vinyl as they were not included on the disc version. Happy Friday friends!

Enigma Variations: Part One

Enigma Variations: Part Two

Thursday, August 11, 2016

China Crisis - Hanna Hanna (European 12 Inch / 1984)

01 Hanna Hanna (Extended) 5:15 
02 Here Come A Raincloud (Live) 6:04
03 African And White (Live) 3:43

Continuing on with my China Crisis 12 inch releases. Going back to 1984. Another superb release as the band itself was about to go into overdrive and become known world wide. This is all from my original 12 inch that I purchased way back when. Here's a link for more info. Not much more to say. Enjoy!

China Crisis: Hanna Hanna

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

The Damned - Eloise (US 12 Inch / 1986)

01 Eloise 5:09
02 Beat Girl 2:17
03 Temptation 4:05


04 Eloise (Version) 7:49
05 Eloise (Extravagant Mix) 9:34
06 Eloise (No Sleep Until Wednesday 6:50 Mix) 6:50

I recently ordered the Damned's 'Phantasmagoria' and I re-ordered 'Anything' as well. Both were remastered and expanded in 2009. Not sure why I sold my original 2009 disc. Oh well. Either way, I was going through my diminished Damned 12 inch collection and realized I needed the upgraded discs to compensate for vinyl I once had! A good collection is the MCA release 'A Sides' and 'B Sides', but the quality of the recordings on the discs is for beginners only. 

The mid-80's was the time I discovered/danced/enjoyed the band. It wasn't until after this time frame that I would begin to understand the depth and background of their full catalogue. This is one of the twelve inches I still have. Here's more Info  on the release. I've included a bunch of bonus mixes as well. A few are from the 2009 Remaster of 'Anything' and the 'No Sleep...' remix was taken from YouTube and then cleaned up and tweaked a bit (not my original recording). All art is from the better of the two releases I have. Enjoy friends! 

The Damned: Eloise

Monday, August 8, 2016

Alphaville - Forever Young (French Import 12 Inch / 1984)

01 Forever Young (Special Dance Mix) 6:07
02 Forever Young 3:44
03 Welcome To The Sun 3:10

I didn't really have plans to post this one, but given that I just sold it on Discogs and only bought it 3 weeks ago, forced me to make some scans and recordings before I ship it. I paid $1 for it and sold it for $3. Not a big profit, but it's shipping with six other records. Now I share it with you! As you can see the back and front covers are nearly the same except for the WEA logo. The recordings have been taken from remastered recordings I already own, basically the Blank & Jones 'So80's Alphaville' release. All the art is from my original twelve inch. Here's a Discogs link to the actual release. Enjoy! 

Forever: Young

Paul Haig - Heaven Sent (UK 12 Inch / 1983)

01 Heaven Sent 7:20
02 Running Away / Back Home 5:59

Part two of my Paul Haig posts. It just so happens that when I purchased the previous 12 inch 'The Only Truth', this 12 inch was right next to it...so why not. Another introduction for me to the Paul Haig catalogue. Following these purchases, I began to collect the remainder of his early-mid eighties releases. There is the background for you. All recordings and scans are from my vinyl. Here is more info for you...Discogs.  Enjoy!

Paul Haig: Heaven Sent

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Paul Haig - The Only Truth (UK 12 Inch / 1984)

01 The Only Truth (U.S. Remix) 7:04
02 The Only Truth (Instrumental) 7:01
03 Ghost Rider 3:03

Dropping a few Paul Haig 12 inches into the mix. This track is actually the first song I had ever heard by him. I have to thank my friend Robert for the Wolfram video collection he had back in 1988 / 1989. It was on one of those VHS tapes that this track appeared. Following that, it appeared on a lot of my mix tapes I had made. This is the 7+ minute version as opposed to the 3:49 album version from 'The Warp Of Pure Fun' The instrumental is just that but with added guitar work. 'Ghost Ride' takes a 180 turn on the electronic idea and goes for a full on western cow-punk craze. OK...stay tuned for another lovely track from Mr. Haig soon! Enjoy!

The Only: Truth

Frazier Chorus - Sloppy Heart (UK 12 Inch / 1987)

01 Sloppy Heart 5:48
02 Typical 2:56
03 Storm 3:46

Another fine record from the 4 A.D. label! Frazier Chorus and Tim Freeman were outstanding in the late 80's. I quite honestly have been wanting to include this on my blog ever since I started it six years ago. I have a mint copy of this in my 4 A.D. record collection...and I have one up on Discogs as well. All the tracks on here are alternative versions of the ones included on the 'Sue' release, so it's a worthy download for you fans out there. All the recording and art are from my twelve inch. Enjoy! Happy Weekend! 

Sloppy: Heart

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Gene Loves Jezebel - Discover (2 CD Deluxe Remaster / 2013)

I had several requests for this release after I posted the twelve inch of 'Desire'. I thought I'd throw it into the mix today as I prep a few other (time consuming) vinyl selections for the blog. This remaster is quite descent. The mix is not brick walled, but sounds clean and punchy. The inclusion of the second CD with all the mixes is great too. I pretty much have most of the twelve inch releases from the 1986 'Discover' years, so this is saving me some time from actually recording them from vinyl like a did years ago for my DJing gigs. There might be a few b-sides missing, but that you will have to dig into on the Discogs site for. All good! Recordings and art are from my personal copy. Enjoy!
Discover:  CD 1    Discover: CD 2

Friday, July 29, 2016

The Bubblemen - The Bubblemen Are Coming (US 12 Inch / 1988)

01 The Bubblemen Rap (Extended Version) 5:20
02 Bubblemen Rap (Dub Version) 5:22
03 The Bubblemen Are Coming 5:14
04 Bees 3:41

Bubblemen, Love & Rockets...call it what you may. This release had most folks puzzled when it came out, but not for long. The vocals and harmonizing are unmistakable. I like to think that this was a fun way of the L&R boys to blow off steam, have some fun and maybe fill a RCA contract deficit...lol! However you see it, it's just plain fun or pun. Hell, the track 'Bees' is just that...bees...all 3:41 of it. All art is from my pristine 12 inch. All recordings are from the 2013 Love And Rockets Remastered CD box set. CD 5 'Assorted' in particular. Have fun out there friends! Enjoy!

The Bubblemen: Are Cuming