Colourbox - The Singles (1982-1984)

Colourbox were a London-based (Edinburgh born) electronic outfit on the 4AD record label in the 1980s. They produced an electronically-based reggae and soul-influenced pop music, making remarkable use of the technology they had access to at the time. They released a number of records from 1982 until 1987. The band was formed by brothers Martyn Young and Steve Young, with guest singers until Lorita Grahame joined as a permanent member in 1983. The pressures of sudden success and the long running litigation caused by the use of samples ended up causing Colourbox to never record again.

 Colourbox - Breakdown (1982)
1. Breakdown
2. Tarantula

Colourbox - Say You (1984)
1. Say You (Extended)
2. Fast Dump

 Colourbox - Punch (1984)
1. Punch
2. Keep On Pushing
3. Shadows In The Room


The Cars - The Cars Unlocked (The Live Performances)(2006)


The CD is from a combination of 1984 and 1987 live-for-radio concerts (based on the sound and the setlist, along with the inclusion of both "Double Trouble" [1987 tour] and "Heartbeat City" [1984 tour]), fourteen songs, it's terrific. The Cars were always great musicians with interesting songs, but sometimes their studio albums were so polished that they could sound a bit sterile. This I feel was especially the case with the "Candy-O" album, which has many great songs, but after a while begins to sound almost as if a computer is performing rather than human beings. And while this live CD doesn't depart much from the studio versions, it's different enough, and being live - it's "raw" enough - to be very interesting and enjoyable. Again, the musicianship of the band is quite impressive, especially so given the circumstances of a live performance.

01. Magic (Live)
02. Let's Go (Live)
03. Touch and Go (Live) 
04. Drive (Live) 
05. My Best Friend's Girl (Live) 
06. Tonight She Comes (Live) 
07. Moving In Stereo (Live)  
08. You Might Think (Live)  
09. Just What I Needed (Live)
10. Good Times Roll (Live) 
11. Hello Again (Live) 
12. Double Trouble (Live)
13. Nightspots (Live)  
14. Heartbeat City (Live)



Frank Tovey - The Fad Gadget Singles 79 - 85 (1986)

If you listen to Nine Inch Nails, Rammstein, Ministry, Orgy, or any other act in the electronic pop/industrial rock genre...then you HAVE to listen to Fad Gadget. Frank Tovey was doing things in 1982 that STILL sound innovative today. Electric drills, screams, collapsing new buildings, all wrapped around rock-solid songwriting. Fad Gadget is the most undeservingly forgotten act of the 1980s. Every track on the CD was re-recorded and re-mixed. Titles such as Back to Nature and Ricky's Hand hold their own with the newer stuff out there. This is what the darker side of electronic pop was like.

01. Pedestrian
02. Coitus Interruptus
03. Lady Shave
04. Ricky's Hand
05. Back To Nature
06. Scapegoat
07. Life on the LIne
08. The Ring  
09. The Sheep Look up
10. Collapsing New People
11. Luxury


Ultravox - Vienna CD2 (Remastered Definitive Edition 2008)

Zapraszam do Wiednia na część drugą uczty z Ultravox...

Vienna CD2 2008 Digital Remaster
 1. Sleepwalk (Early Version)
2. Waiting
3. Face To Face (Recorded Live At St Albans 16/8/80)
4. King's Lead Hat (Recorded Live At The Lyceum 17/8/80)
5. Passionate Reply
6. Herr X
7. All Stood Still (12" Version)
8. Alles Klar
9. Keep Talking (Cassette Recording During Rehearsals)
10. Sleepwalk (Recorded Live In Rehearsals At The Lyceum 17/8/80)


Indochine - Unita (Best Of) (1996)

Unita: Le Best of Indochine collects various tracks from throughout the French new wave turned alt-rock band's career. Included are such cuts as "L'Aventurier" and "Des Fleurs pour Salinger," as well as a a live version of "3eme Sexe." Unita is a superb overview of Indochine's career for fans and newcomers alike. 
~ Matt Collar

1 Kissing My Song
2 L'Aventurier
3 Les Tzars
4 Nuits Par Semaine
5 Des Fleurs Pour Salinger   
6 La Chevauchée Des Chants De Blé
7 Kao Bang
8 Un Jour Dans Notre Vie
9 Un Grand Carnaval
10 Le Baiser
11 Tes Yeux Noirs
12 La Machine A Rattrapper Le Temps
13 Canary Bay
14 Punishment Park
15 Savoure Le Rouge
16 3eme Sexe (Live)
17 Dizzidence Politik
18 La Buddha Affaire


Cause & Effect - Cause & Effect [Deluxe] (1990)

Cause & Effect were formed in Sacramento, California, consisting of founding members vocalist/guitarist Rob Rowe and keyboardist Sean Rowley. They originally released their debut in 1990 as a self-titled album on minor label Exile Records. C&E was subsequently picked up by BMG Music subsidiary, Zoo Entertainment, and a reworked version of their album was released in 1991 as Another Minute.
The re-released album spawned two top-ten dance singles, "What Do You See?" (number 8, Billboard Hot Dance Club Play) and "You Think You Know Her" (number 9, Billboard Hot Dance Club Play). "You Think You Know Her" also peaked at number 38 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, becoming C&E's most well-known song. The title track "Another Minute" was released as the third single and peaked at number 75 on the Hot 100 singles chart and number 31 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart.

1  The Echoing Green
2  Another Minute    
3  Something New    
4  What Do You See    
5  Farewell To Arms    
6  You Think You Know Her
7  New World
8  Nothing Comes To Mind    
9  The Beginning Of The End    
10  What Do You See (Arabian House Mix)
11  Echoing Green (Sean's Remix)
12  Figment Of Fashion
13  Unholy Day