Falco Curated By Blank & Jones ‎– So80s (Soeighties) Presents Falco

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1-01 Falco Der Kommissar (Extended Version)
Written-By – Falco, Robert Ponger
6:23
1-02 Falco That Scene (Ganz Wien)
Remix [Uncredited] – Robert PongerWritten-By – Falco
4:22
1-03 Falco Maschine Brennt (Specially Remixed 12" Version)
Remix [Uncredited] – Dayle Gloria, Kenn FriedmanWritten-By – Falco, Robert Ponger
4:55
1-04 Falco Auf Der Flucht (Specially Remixed 12" Version)
Remix [Uncredited] – Dayle Gloria, Kenn FriedmanWritten-By – Falco, Robert Ponger
4:33
1-05 Falco Junge Roemer (Extended Version)
Remix [Uncredited] – Robert PongerWritten-By – Falco, Robert Ponger
6:38
1-06 Falco Rock Me Amadeus (Salieri Version)
Remix [Uncredited] – Bolland & BollandWritten-By – Rob Bolland, Ferdinand Bolland*, Falco
8:21
1-07 Falco Vienna Calling (The Metternich Arrival Mix)
Remix [Uncredited] – Bolland & BollandWritten-By – Rob Bolland, Ferdinand Bolland*, Falco
7:40
1-08 Falco Jeanny (Extended Version)
Remix [Uncredited] – Bolland & BollandWritten-By – Rob Bolland, Ferdinand Bolland*, Falco
8:50
1-09 Falco Coming Home (Jeanny Part 2, Ein Jahr Danach) (Extended Version)
Remix [Uncredited] – Bolland & BollandWritten-By – Rob Bolland, Ferdinand Bolland*, Falco
7:43
1-10 Falco The Sound Of Musik (Extended Rock 'N Soul Version)
Remix [Uncredited] – Bolland & BollandWritten-By – Rob Bolland, Ferdinand Bolland*, Falco
10:00
1-11 Falco Emotional (Extended Version)
Remix [Uncredited] – Bolland & BollandWritten-By – Rob Bolland, Ferdinand Bolland*, Falco
7:38
2-01 Falco With Brigitte Nielsen Body Next To Body (Dance Mix)
Remix [Uncredited] – Giorgio MoroderWritten-By – Falco, Giorgio Moroder, Tom Whitlock
6:18
2-02 Falco Wiener Blut (12" Remix)
Remix [Uncredited] – Bolland & BollandWritten-By – Rob Bolland, Ferdinand Bolland*, Falco
7:20
2-03 Falco Satellite To Satellite (Extended Remix Version)
Remix [Uncredited] – Bolland & BollandWritten-By – Rob Bolland, Ferdinand Bolland*, Falco
8:19
2-04 Falco Helden Von Heute (Extended Version)
Written-By – Falco, Robert Ponger
5:13
2-05 Falco With Désirée Nosbusch Kann Es Liebe Sein? (Single Edit)
Remix [Uncredited] – Robert PongerWritten-By – Falco, Robert Ponger
3:50
2-06 Falco Urban Tropical (Extended Version)
Remix [Uncredited] – SupermaxWritten-By – Falco
7:26
2-07 Falco Männer Des Westens - Any Kind Of Land (Extended Version)
Remix [Uncredited] – Bolland & BollandWritten-By – Rob Bolland, Ferdinand Bolland*, Falco
5:23
2-08 Falco It's All Over Now, Baby Blue (Rough Mix)
Written-By – Bob Dylan
4:40
2-09 Falco That Scene (Ganz Wien) (Instrumental Single Version)
Remix [Uncredited] – Robert PongerWritten-By – Falco
2:32
2-10 Falco Junge Roemer (Dub Version)
Remix [Uncredited] – John LuongoWritten-By – Falco, Robert Ponger
6:05
2-11 Falco Vienna Calling ("Vienna Girls" Sax Mix Max)
Remix [Uncredited] – Bolland & BollandWritten-By – Rob Bolland, Ferdinand Bolland*, Falco
4:59
2-12 Falco The Sound Of Musik (Instru-Mental Version)
Remix [Uncredited] – Bolland & BollandWritten-By – Rob Bolland, Ferdinand Bolland*, Falco
2:44
2-13 Falco Emotional (Her Side Of The Story)
Remix [Uncredited] – Bolland & BollandWritten-By – Rob Bolland, Ferdinand Bolland*, Falco
5:19

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Issued in a transparent jewel case includes 12-page booklet.

Mastered @ NightsHighNoon Studio, Cologne.
℗&© 2012 Soundcolours GmbH & Co. KG
Made in the EU.

Playing time
CD1: 77:27
CD2: 70:29

Notes in booklet:
Curators very special thanks to Michael Rager, who helped with his huge knowledge, collection, love & enthusiasm to complete this very special collection of rare recordings.
Special thanks to Elisabeth Kantor, the Sony Music Austria team, Renate Schreiber, the Warner Music Germany licensing team for supporting us in the search of the original master tapes & making this project happening.
The best existing masters have been used for this release.

The following tracks most likely have been mastered from vinyl:
1-01 to 1-05, 1-07, 1-10, 2-07, 2-12

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 0814281010241
  • Barcode (Text): 8 14281 01024 1
  • Rights Society: Gema
  • Label Code: LC 15651
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): www.soundcolours.com / CD1
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1): IFPI LYZZ
  • Mould SID Code (CD1): none
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): www.soundcolours.com / CD2
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2): IFPI LYZZ
  • Mould SID Code (CD2): none

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xrey

xrey

August 30, 2018
edited 10 months ago
I have almost the entire So80's series, and Blank & Jones do an excellent job bringing these rare tracks to the world. Most folks don't know what an epic is for them as well as other producers to deal with the publishers, record companies, attorneys, etc. required just to get permission to legally re-issue these tracks. I read a lengthy review on SDE (Super Deluxe Edition) with Piet Blank, who goes into graphic detail what hurdles they encounter with these reissues. They aren't doing it to get rich, they want to bring these rare tracks to the world that were impossible to collect at a reasonable price as imports in the 80's, assuming your store stocked them, or could order them. Sure, many are on YouTube, but you get what you pay for. If a worn-out, cue-burned 360p file smashed into an mp3 is adequate for you, go for it. Often that's all that's out there. The cuts "mastered from vinyl" are not their first choice, but in the 80's there were a lot of independent labels, and maybe 8 mega-conglomerates that controlled the rights to all this stuff. Now these 8 have been swallowed up into 3 conglomerates, with most indie labels being swallowed up by these corporations, most within Universal Music Group. In the process of swapping labels and moving their recorded archives all over the place, they have misplaced and lost too many valuable master recordings of every imaginable genre. Some were tossed, others lost to fire, most lost to incompetence. I recall Dieter mentioning the original 12" track "Where Did Our Tainted Love Go" (as I call it). While compiling another issue of So80s they found the original Soft Cell 12" master they'd sought for their original release. It turns out that master had been taped up and never opened since the original 12" was issued. So their reissue of that volume of So80s will use the master tape, unlike the million other reissues floating around. B&J do seek to offer us the best quality, but imagine how these masters have been moved around, mislabeled, lost in the last 30 years. So80's is truly a labor of love for these guys, so give them a break if they couldn't find the original masters of these things. It literally requires scouring the globe, numerous vaults, and an exorbitant amount of time to find them. Often these rare remixes were issued in very limited numbers, so the fact that they even found them is amazing in many cases. The record industry has no idea how to properly maintain their assets, nor how to document them in this era of takeovers. We should all be thankful that Discogs exists as the de facto international source for documenting these releases.
rock-ranger

rock-ranger

February 18, 2018
This is a very disappointing release out of the so80s series as many of the key tracks have been mastered from Vinyl. So die hard fans of Falco are still in demand for a 12" Collection which offers a quality this Artist deserves.
pueblofunky

pueblofunky

March 3, 2013
edited about 1 year ago
The 12" mix of "Der Kommissar" on this release is not the original 12" mix which immediately starts with the beat - and 8 beats - not only 4 beats.

The sound quality of this track is poor and the track looks (and sounds) like taken (edited/extended) from the compilation "The Hit Singles" (which sounds like a vinyl rip because the master tape of this (and single) track couldn't be found in 1991 for the Bingoboys remixes - so they made a new recorded remix).

2017-09: Just preparing "Junge Roemer" for djing - I've choosed the single mix from another older release because this Extended Mix is so compressed and unplayable in big rooms.
mr5973

mr5973

December 13, 2012
A dream comes true with this so80s presents Falco 2-CD-Set: for the first time, there are all of Falco's most important and best original 12" extended mixes from the 1980s brought together on two CDs. Of course not every mix from back then is included here (as there were more than half a dozen mixes of Rock Me Amadeus" alone) but this compilation collects all the best mixes from his most known hits and more. The best thing is that Blank & Jones focus not only on the well known hits here but also on the less known B-Sides, instrumental and rare outlandishness stuff. That brings with it that there is mostly just one mix of the big hits, but at the same time there are 11 mixes which appear for the first time on CD (CD1: song 1, 3, 4 and 5; CD2: song 1, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12) while many others of these mixes were out of print for many years (CD1: song 6, 7, 8, 9 and 11; CD2: song 2, 3 and 13).

The CDs have the following structure: Beginning with CD1 you find all of Falco's singles and hits from 1981 to 1986 in a chronological order. What I enjoy most about CD1: there is a clear focus on the mixes from the Einzelhaft" (the very rare Extended Version of Der Kommissar") and Junge Roemer" albums which I consider to be Falco's best. None of these mixes have appeared on CD until now. On it goes with the smash hits from Falco's third album (the original Salieri Mix of Rock Me Amadeus" with the timeline of Mozart's life, the Metternich Arrival Version of Vienna Calling" and Jeanny") and his following album Emotional" with the hit single The Sound Of Musik" in it's full length 10 minutes glory. On CD2 you find the singles from 1987 to 1988. There is Wiener Blut" and his odd duet with Brigitte Nielsen (!) before the compilation gives us the B-side mixes from the singles and some rare Instrumental/Dub versions.

Conclusion: for me as a big Falco fan, this is one of his best releases after all! Everyone who likes Falco and/or has a weakness for original 12" Maxi Versions of 1980 hits, should grab this 2-CD-Set. You not only find all of Falco's smash hits from this decade but also the B-sides and so many rare and obscure stuff from the man who had so much more to offer than just four chart entries in the US billboards. The only flaw here is the absence of the Shep Pettibone remix of Do It Again" from 1988 but is seems that is is impossible to gain to rights to this remix as is was commissoned by Sire Records USA... But apart from this strange cover version of a Steely Dan song, really EVERYTHING you could want is here. Get it and enjoy almost two and a half hour of glorious 80s music!

The mixes in detail:
DER KOMMISSAR (EXTENDED VERSION) 6:23
1981: That's the long version of Falco's first hit which was up until now only available on a rare Dutch 12". This song reached #72 on the US Billboard charts. This mix appears for the first time on CD.
GANZ WIEN (THAT SCENE) 4:22
1981: The English Version of Ganz Wien", which was banned in it's German version because of the lyrics which claim that all of Vienna is on drugs... Strange but funny: Falco's very own English ;-)
MASCHINE BRENNT (SPECIALLY REMIXED VERSION) 4:55
1982: This remix only appeared in the USA and France back then. The mix puts a focus on Falco's rap. This mix appears for the first time on CD.
AUF DER FLUCHT (SPECIALLY REMIXED VERSION) 4:33
1982: This was the second single from Falco's first album in the USA. The mix is sharper and more focused than the original. This mix appears for the first time on CD.
JUNGE ROEMER (EXTENDED VERSION) 6:38
1984: That's the mix with adds a longer guitar solo and a few more verses at the end. This mix appears for the first time on CD.
ROCK ME AMADEUS (SALIERI VERSION) 8:21
1985: This is the much sought-after Salieri Version of Falco's biggest hit. It was included on the international version of Falco's third album and is the best known version of this song internationally. This is the version with the infos about Mozart's life. Was a US and UK number one hit in 1986. One of his best remixes.
VIENNA CALLING (METTERNICH ARRIVAL MIX) 7:40
1985: This mix was also on the international version of Falco 3" and is a slowed down and more electronic version of his Top 10 hit in the US and the UK with added echo effects and all. For fans: the also very popular Tourist Version appeared on the 25th Anniversary edition of Falco 3".
JEANNY (EXTENDED VERSION) 8:50
1985: Falco's biggest hit in Europe. This version is the German Extended Mix. This song was banned in Austria and Germany because of the possibility to read the lyrics as a a story of abduction, rape and murder of a 19 year old girl. Falco himself renounced this way of reading his ambiguous lyrics.
COMING HOME (JEANNY PART 2, EIN JAHR DANACH) (EXTENDED VERSION) 7:43
1986: Nice idea to let this song follow Jeanny" as this is the second part of the Jeanny Saga. The Extended Version adds some indian melodies and a longer guitar solo.
THE SOUND OF MUSIK (EXTENDED ROCK `N' SOUL VERSION) 10:00
1986: The first single from his album Emotional" in it's full 10 minutes glory. One of my favourites.
EMOTIONAL (EXTENDED VERSION) 7:38
1986: Not only David Bowie (one of Falco's heroes) had his plastic soul period... A nice remix with added choir and some verses not used in the album version. This version is also known as `The Continental Extended Version`, not to be confused with the English `Extended N.Y. Mix`
BODY NEXT TO BODY (WITH BRIGITTE NIELSEN) (DANCE MIX) 6:18
1987: After allegedly declining a duet with Madonna (they both were signed to Sire Records) Falco recorded this duet with Brigitte Nielsen (then just divorced from Silvester Stallone)... The song and the remix was written/produced by Giorgio Morroder and this is the Dance Mix of this strange collaboration. This mix appears for the first time on CD.
WIENER BLUT (12" MIX) 7:20
1988: The best song from the average Wiener Blut" album. Adds samples from Star Track and Mr. Ed (!) to the song.
SATELLITE TO SATELLITE (EXTENDED REMIX VERSION) 8:19
1988: The second Single from the Wiener Blut" album, this is a song which balances between being a dance and a ballad song.
HELDEN VON HEUTE (EXTENDED VERSION) 5:13
1981: This is the B-side to Der Kommissar". This version is the Extended Version from the rare Dutch 12". This mix appears for the first time on CD.
KANN ES LIEBE SEIN? (WITH DESIREE NOSBUSCH) (SINGLE VERSION) 3:50
1984: A very atypical song for Falco. The song was the second single from his album Junge Roemer" and was re-recorded for this single release with German TV presenter and actrice Desiree Nosbusch. This mix appears for the first time on CD.
URBAN TROPICAL (EXTENDED VERSION) 7:26
1985: Before recording his third album, Falco wrote this song about drugs, sex and music. The song was produced by Kurt Hauenstein a.k.a. Supermax. This is the 12" version of this B-side to Rock Me Amadeus".
MÄNNER DES WESTENS - ANY KIND OF LAND (EXTENDED VERSION) 5:23
1985: This is the B-side of Jeanny". The Extended Version has a longer intro and outro than the album version.
IT'S ALL OVER NOW, BABY BLUE (ROUGH MIX) 4:40
1985: This version was found when putting together the 2007 best-of-album, Hoch Wie Nie". It's an alternate version of this song which adds much more saxophone to the mix.
GANZ WIEN (INSTRUMENTAL VERSION `THAT SCENE`) 2:32
1981: This instrumental version was the B-side of That Scene". By the way: the poorly removed voice of Falco was already there on the 7" vinyl - this is not an error! This mix appears for the first time on CD.
JUNGE ROEMER (DUB VERSION) 6:05
1984: This instrumental mix bases on the Specially Remixed Version (which can be found on so80s Volume 6) by John Luongo. This mix appears for the first time on CD.
VIENNA CALLING (THE `VIENNA GIRLS` SAX MIX MAX) 4:59
1985: The title says it all: this mixe has a very strong saxophone lead. This mix appears for the first time on CD.
THE SOUND OF MUSIK (INSTRU-MENTAL VERSION) 2:44
1986: This is the instrumental B-side version of this hit. This mix appears for the first time on CD.
EMOTIONAL (HER SIDE OF THE STORY) 5:19
1986: One of the most funny mixes: the B-side tells the story from the view of the involved woman...