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Pet Shop Boys - Albums Collection 1986-2013 (19CD) Japanese Releases [Re-Up]

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Pet Shop Boys - Albums Collection 1986-2013 (19CD) Japanese Releases [Re-Up]

Pet Shop Boys - Albums Collection 1986-2013 (19CD) Japanese Releases
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 6.96 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 2.36 Gb | Scans ~ 1.37 Gb
Electronic, Synthpop, House, Dance Pop, Dance Rock | Time: 17:33:49

Collection includes twelve studio albums, one EP, and also tree compilations: "Please" (1986); "Actually" (1987); "Introspective" (1988); "In Depth" EP (1988); "Behaviour" (1990); "Discography" (1991); "Very" (1993); "Bilingual" (1997); "Essential" (1998); "Nightlife" (1999); "Release" (2002); "PopArt" (2003); "Fundamental" (2006); "Yes" (2009); "Elysium" (2012); and "Electric" (2013).

Howard Jones - At the BBC (2021)

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Howard Jones - At the BBC (2021)

Howard Jones - At the BBC (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 2,06 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 698 Mb | 05:04:03
New Wave, Synthpop, Pop Rock | Label: Cherry Red Records

Howard Jones at the BBC is a new five-CD box set that features a wealth of BBC Sessions and live concert broadcasts that focuses on the classic, early part of Jones’ career.

Psyche - Mystery Hotel (1988)

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Psyche - Mystery Hotel (1988)

Psyche - Mystery Hotel (1988)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 330 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 127 MB | Covers - 8 MB
Genre: Synth-pop, Darkwave | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: SPV/Animalized (SPV 85-1383)

Combining synth-pop and goth rock, Canada's Psyche built a solid fan base in Europe and a cult following in the rest of the world with their marriage of drama and melody. Initially surfacing as a minimal synth act with a bizarre, confrontational stage show, their work gradually became more pop-minded while maintaining a dark, brooding atmosphere. By the end of the '90s, Psyche had fully embraced their danceable side, asserting their status as godfathers of the EBM/futurepop scene.
Following the success of Insomnia Theatre (1985) and Unveiling the Secret (1986), Psyche turned to a classic wave sound on their third and most polished album, Mystery Hotel. While the industrial influence heard on earlier material is less pronounced, Mystery Hotel is in many ways the darkest Psyche album…

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Junk Culture (1984) [Reissue 2001]

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Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Junk Culture (1984) [Reissue 2001]

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Junk Culture (1984) [Reissue 2001]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 268 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 101 MB | Covers - 8 MB
Genre: Synth-pop, New Wave | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Virgin/Disky (VI 646342)

Smarting from Dazzle Ships' commercial failure, the band had a bit of a rethink when it came to their fifth album - happily, the end result showed that the group was still firing on all fours. While very much a pop-oriented album and a clear retreat from the exploratory reaches of previous work, Junk Culture was no sacrifice of ideals in pursuit of cash. In comparison to the group's late-'80s work, when it seemed commercial success was all that mattered, Junk Culture exhibits all the best qualities of OMD at their most accessible - instantly memorable melodies and McCluskey's distinct singing voice, clever but emotional lyrics, and fine playing all around…

Alison Moyet - Studio Albums Collection 1984-2017 (12CD) [Re-Up]

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Alison Moyet - Studio Albums Collection 1984-2017 (12CD) [Re-Up]

Alison Moyet - Studio Albums Collection 1984-2017 (12CD)
FLAC | Image/Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 3.5 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.4 Gb | Complete Scans
Genre: New Wave, Pop/Rock, Synthpop, Alternative | Time: 09:20:11

A British pop singer known for her rich, remarkably bluesy voice, Alison Moyet sang in the short-lived, hit alternative dance group Yazoo before returning to the top of the U.K. album chart with her 1984 solo debut, Alf. It included "Invisible," her only Top 40 hit in the U.S. She went on to become a steady presence on the U.K. charts, however, with each of her studio albums reaching at least the Top 30. Sticking with a primarily synth-driven adult pop for her first few albums, she eventually experimented with lusher arrangements, including strings on 2002's Hometime, and took on standards with 2004's Voice. Released in 2013, The Minutes marked a return to club-minded electronics while keeping her sound distinctly contemporary. In 2017, Moyet's ninth studio album, Other, was accompanied by her first extensive world tour in 30 years. Collection includes all studio albums at the moment: Alf (1984); Raindancing (1987); Hoodoo (1991) EU and Japanese press; Essex (1994); Hometime (2002); Voice (2004); Voice (2004) 2CD Deluxe Edition 2015; The Turn (2007); The Minutes (2013); Other (2017).

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - The Pacific Age (1986)

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Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - The Pacific Age (1986)

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - The Pacific Age (1986)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 258 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 95 MB | Covers - 19 MB
Genre: Synth-pop, New Wave | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Virgin (0777 7 86705 2 0, CDV 2398)

The Pacific Age is the last OMD album to feature founding member Paul Humphreys (although The Best of OMD does collect a pair of subsequent singles). With producer Stephen Hague returning and guests Graham and Neil Weir elevated to full-time members, OMD aggressively targets the American pop market cultivated with Crush and the Top Ten single "If You Leave." With the Weirs' horns and a trio of female backing vocalists, the music on The Pacific Age sounds larger than life (the opening "Stay" in particular), a trait common to popular music in the mid-'80s. The added production value and better material represent an improvement over Crush, despite the opinion of some that The Pacific Age is a bland sellout. It's true that tracks like "(Forever) Live and Die," "Shame," and "Goddess of Love" are more style than substance, but it's a style that plays to OMD's mastery of melody and mood…

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Sugar Tax (1991)

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Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Sugar Tax (1991)

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Sugar Tax (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 333 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 122 MB | Covers - 47 MB
Genre: Synth-pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Virgin Records America (0777 7 86234 2 7, V2-86234)

With the split between McCluskey and the rest of the band resolved by the former's decision to carry on with the band's name on his own, the question before Sugar Tax's appearance was whether the change would spark a new era of success for someone who clearly could balance artistic and commercial impulses in a winning fashion. The answer, based on the album - not entirely. The era of Architecture and Morality wouldn't be revisited anyway, for better or for worse, but instead of delightful confections with subtle heft like "Enola Gay" and "Tesla Girls," on Sugar Tax McCluskey is comfortably settled into a less-spectacular range of songs that only occasionally connect…

Terri Nunn & Berlin - All The Way In (2009) CD+DVD [Re-Up]

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Terri Nunn & Berlin - All The Way In (2009) CD+DVD [Re-Up]

Terri Nunn & Berlin - All The Way In (2009) CD+DVD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 415 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Time: 01:07:40
DVD5 | NTSC | 16:9 (720x480) VBR | AC3 2.0, 192 kbps or LPCM | Time: 00:49:00 | ~ 3.19 Gb
New Wave, Post Punk, Dance Rock, SynthPop | Label: Fuel | # 302 061 7772 | Scans ~ 41 Mb

2009 CD/DVD live release from the veteran Synth Pop band fronted by Terri Nunn includes a bonus DVD. Berlin's Electro-Pop sound features the enduring and assertive voice of Nunn, which is why All The Way In is the most preferable place to hear this Los Angeles-based group's music. Berlin made its first national impression with the provocative single 'Sex (I'm A…)' from the gold-selling debut EP Pleasure Victim in 1982. The Synth-soaked punch of 'No More Words' from 1984's Love Life album and the number one ballad 'Take My Breath Away' from the film Top Gun are the album's high points. Berlin's '80s poignancy provided some rather palatable music, even if the charts didn't say so. Songs like 'Dancing In Berlin' and 'Scream' could compete with anything Depeche Mode or Duran spouted at the time, and the range of Nunn's vocals elevated most of Berlin's efforts above the norm of the run-of-the-mill synthesizer glitz. All The Way In captures Berlin at their best in front of a hometown Los Angeles crowd.

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Organisation (1980)

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Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Organisation (1980)

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Organisation (1980)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 228 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 94 MB | Covers - 17 MB
Genre: Synth-pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Virgin (DIDCD6)

If OMD's debut album showed the band could succeed just as well on full-length efforts as singles, Organisation upped the ante even further, situating the band in the enviable position of at once being creative innovators and radio-friendly pop giants. That was shown as much by the astounding lead track and sole single from the album, "Enola Gay." Not merely a great showcase for new member Holmes, whose live-wire drumming took the core electronic beat as a launching point and easily outdid it, "Enola Gay" is a flat-out pop classic - clever, heartfelt, thrilling, and confident, not to mention catchy and arranged brilliantly. The outrageous use of the atomic bomb scenario - especially striking given the era's nuclear war fears - informs the seemingly giddy song with a cut-to-the-quick fear and melancholy, and the result is captivating…

VA - Closed Circuits: Australian Alternative Electronic Music of the '70s & '80s, Vol.1 (2017)

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VA - Closed Circuits: Australian Alternative Electronic Music of the '70s & '80s, Vol.1 (2017)

VA - Closed Circuits: Australian Alternative Electronic Music of the '70s & '80s, Vol.1 (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 502 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 182 Mb | 01:19:25
New Wave, Synthpop, Pop Rock | Label: Festival Records

Compiled by noted Australian music writer and historian David Nichols, ‘Closed Circuits’ looks at what happened in Australia when the machines started taking over in the wake of punk in the late 70s.

Space - Just Blue (1978) [Reissue 1996]

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Space - Just Blue (1978) [Reissue 1996]

Space - Just Blue (1978) [Reissue 1996]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 251 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 85 MB | Covers - 178 MB
Genre: Synth-pop, Space Disco | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: PolyGram (534107-2)

The synthesized love child of fellow French musicians Cerrone and Jean-Michel Jarre, Space made their mark in 1977 with "Magic Fly" not long after Jarre blasted to worldwide acclaim with his own "Oxygene." With their classic combination of lush instrumentation and electro-tweak, Space looked set to dominate the Euro-disco wave. Two years on, however, the band was still trying to recapture that glory with the release of Just Blue, and occasionally coming very close. Star-crossed with moments that touch on the sounds of both Giorgio Moroder and Meco, Space managed to churn out some eminently enjoyable if not brilliant electro-pop. Cohesively stronger on the first side (but just as enjoyable on the flip), Just Blue opens powerfully with the title track, a light disco foray complete with vocal orchestration. The beginning of "Secret Dreams," meanwhile, wouldn't have been at all out of place on an early-'70s prog album…

VA - Now That's What I Call Music 10 (1987/2021)

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VA - Now That's What I Call Music 10 (1987/2021)

VA - Now That's What I Call Music 10 (1987/2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 752 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 258 Mb | 01:52:25
Pop, Rock, New Wave | Label: Sony Music

The NOW team continue to re-release the original compilations and have announced that Now That’s What I Call Music 10 is to be reissued across two CDs, next month.

Space - Deliverance (1977) [Reissue 1996]

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Space - Deliverance (1977) [Reissue 1996]

Space - Deliverance (1977) [Reissue 1996]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 207 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 75 MB | Covers - 18 MB
Genre: Synth-pop, Space Disco | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: PolyGram (534105-2)

Recorded in London and Paris in 1977, this conceptual, mostly instrumental LP employs a lot of futuristic sci-fi imagery and is quite high-tech for its time. Synthesizer-dominated instrumentals like "Air Force" and "Running in the City" give the impression that Jean-Philippe Iliesco, the album's producer, had been paying close attention to German innovators like Kraftwerk and Giorgio Moroder-and yet, Deliverance has a high-tech energy of its own. In the U.S., this record was ignored by radio programmers, but European dance clubs found that the album's faster material was great for moving bodies. At times, Deliverance ends up sounding like European movie music and fades into the background. But when Space hits its mark, Deliverance is both interesting and infectious.

Space - Magic Fly (1977) [Reissue 2010]

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Space - Magic Fly (1977) [Reissue 2010]

Space - Magic Fly (1977) [Reissue 2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 217 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 76 MB | Covers - 17 MB
Genre: Synth-pop, Space Disco | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Repertoire Records (REP 5143)

The remarkable train of events set in motion by a catchy Seventies disco hit took even its composer by surprise. But a major part of the success was due to his own imagination, enthusiasm and perseverance. Didier, the composer and keyboard player who formed his group Space in 1977, was surprised when an experimental demo recording evolved into an international chart topper. He had grown up in a showbiz family, but even he wasn’t prepared for the dramatic events that followed in the wake of overnight stardom.
But it was a strange kind of celebrity, because the composer was hidden underneath a space helmet when the first promotional video was made and Space was really a studio concept rather than a touring band. Nevertheless, "Magic Fly" gave birth to the French synthesizer disco boom…

Thomas Dolby - Studio Albums Collection 1982-2011 (6CD) Non-Remastered Releases [Re-Up]

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Thomas Dolby - Studio Albums Collection 1982-2011 (6CD) Non-Remastered Releases [Re-Up]

Thomas Dolby - Studio Albums Collection 1982-2011 (6CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.71 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 818 Mb | Scans included
Genre: New Wave, Synthpop, Contemporary Pop/Rock | Time: 04:27:38

Collection includes: 'The Golden Age Of Wireless' (1982); 'The Flat Earth' (1984); 'Aliens Ate My Buick' (1988); 'Astronauts & Heretics' (1992); 'The Gate To The Mind's Eye' (1994); 'A Map Of The Floating City' (2011).