Thomas Dolby ‎– The Golden Age Of Wireless

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Flying North 3:50
Commercial Breakup 4:15
Weightless 3:45
Europa And The Pirate Twins 3:18
Windpower 4:20
The Wreck Of The Fairchild 3:30
Airwaves 5:12
Radio Silence 3:43
Cloudburst At Shingle Street 5:45

Versions (86)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VIP1001, OC 062-07 607 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(LP, Album) Venice In Peril Records, Venice In Peril Records VIP1001, OC 062-07 607 UK 1982 Sell This Version
4XT-12203 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(Cass, Album) Capitol Records, Harvest 4XT-12203 US 1982 Sell This Version
TC-PCSO 7587 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(Cass, Album) Parlophone TC-PCSO 7587 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
L4 EMCJ (N) 5308 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(Cass, Album) Venice In Peril Records L4 EMCJ (N) 5308 South Africa 1982 Sell This Version
TC-VIP 1076074 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(Cass, Album) Venice In Peril Records TC-VIP 1076074 UK 1982 Sell This Version
C 266-07607 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(Cass, Album) EMI C 266-07607 France 1982 Sell This Version
1A 264-07607 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(Cass, Album) EMI 1A 264-07607 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
TC-VIP 1001 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(Cass, Album, Chr) Venice In Peril Records TC-VIP 1001 UK 1982 Sell This Version
4XT-12203 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(Cass, Album, Dol) Harvest, EMI America 4XT-12203 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
1A 064-07607 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(LP) Venice In Peril Records 1A 064-07607 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
C054 1077821 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(LP, Album) Venice In Peril Records C054 1077821 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
EMS-81494 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(LP, Album) Venice In Peril Records, EMI EMS-81494 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
EMCJ(L) 5308, EMCJ(D) 5308 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(LP, Album) Venice In Peril Records, Venice In Peril Records EMCJ(L) 5308, EMCJ(D) 5308 South Africa 1982 Sell This Version
ST-12203 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(LP, Album) Harvest ST-12203 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
11C 078 - 07607 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(LP, Album) Venice In Peril Records 11C 078 - 07607 Portugal 1982 Sell This Version
103-04455 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(LP, Album) EMI 103-04455 Venezuela 1982 Sell This Version
1A 064-07607 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(LP, Album) EMI, Venice In Peril Records 1A 064-07607 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
2C 070 07607 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(LP, Album) Venice In Peril Records 2C 070 07607 France 1982 Sell This Version
LSEMI 11009, VIP 1001 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(LP, Album) Jugoton, EMI, Venice In Peril Records LSEMI 11009, VIP 1001 Yugoslavia 1982 Sell This Version
10C064-007.607 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(LP, Album) EMI 10C064-007.607 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
VIP 1001 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(LP, Album) EMI, Venice In Peril Records VIP 1001 Ireland 1982 Sell This Version
PCSO.7587 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(LP, Album) Parlophone, EMI Records Australia PCSO.7587 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
31C 064-07607 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(LP, Album) EMI, Venice In Peril Records, Harvest 31C 064-07607 Brazil 1982 Sell This Version
PCSO 7587 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(LP, Album) Parlophone, EMI (Australia) Limited PCSO 7587 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
103-04455 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(LP, Album) Emi 103-04455 Venezuela 1982 Sell This Version
ST-12203 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(LP, Album) Harvest ST-12203 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
3C 064-07607 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(LP, Album + Cass, Album) Venice In Peril Records, EMI 3C 064-07607 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
ST-12203 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(LP, Album, Jac) Harvest ST-12203 US 1982 Sell This Version
ST-12203 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(LP, Album, Los) Harvest ST-12203 US 1982 Sell This Version
10C064-007.607 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(LP, Album, Promo) EMI 10C064-007.607 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
EMS-81494 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(LP, Album, Promo) Venice In Peril Records, EMI EMS-81494 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
ST-12203, ST-2-12203 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(LP, Album, Promo) Harvest, Capitol Records ST-12203, ST-2-12203 US 1982 Sell This Version
1C 064-1077821 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(LP, Album, RE) Venice In Peril Records 1C 064-1077821 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
VIP 1001 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(LP, Album, RE) Venice In Peril Records VIP 1001 Singapore, Malaysia & Hong Kong 1982 Sell This Version
078 - 07607 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(LP, Album, TP) Venice In Peril Records 078 - 07607 Portugal 1982 Sell This Version
VIP1001 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Venice In Peril Records VIP1001 UK 1982 Sell This Version
ST-12203 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(LP, Album, Win) Harvest ST-12203 US 1982 Sell This Version
C4-46009 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless (Cass, Album) Capitol Records C4-46009 US 1983 Sell This Version
8XT-51227, 529578 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(8-Trk, Album, Club) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 8XT-51227, 529578 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
4XT-12271, 4XT 12271 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(Cass, Album, Bla) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 4XT-12271, 4XT 12271 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
4XT 512271 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(Cass, Album, CH,) Capitol Records 4XT 512271 US 1983 Sell This Version
4XT-512271 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(Cass, Album, Club, Dol) Capitol Records 4XT-512271 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
4XT-12271, 4XT 12271 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(Cass, Album, Whi) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 4XT-12271, 4XT 12271 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
4XT-12271, 4XT 12271 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(Cass, Album, Win) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 4XT-12271, 4XT 12271 US 1983 Sell This Version
EMC 200 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(LP, Album) EMI EMC 200 New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
ST-12271, ST 12271 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(LP, Album) Harvest, EMI, Venice In Peril Records, Harvest ST-12271, ST 12271 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
ST-12271 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records ST-12271 US 1983 Sell This Version
ST-12271, ST 12271 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(LP, Album, RE) Harvest, EMI, Venice In Peril Records, Harvest ST-12271, ST 12271 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
VIP 1076071 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(LP, Album, RE) Venice In Peril Records VIP 1076071 UK 1983 Sell This Version
ST-12271 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records ST-12271 US 1983 Sell This Version
EMS-81604 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(LP, Album, RE) EMI, Venice In Peril Records EMS-81604 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
ST-12271 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records ST-12271 US 1983 Sell This Version
OLE 499 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(LP, Album, RE, Bro) Capitol Records, Venice In Peril Records OLE 499 South Korea 1983 Sell This Version
ST-12271 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(LP, Album, RE, Jac) Capitol Records ST-12271 US 1983 Sell This Version
ST-12271 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(LP, Album, RE, Jac) Capitol Records ST-12271 US 1983 Sell This Version
ST-12271 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(LP, Album, RP, Win) Capitol Records, Venice In Peril Records ST-12271 US 1983 Sell This Version
CDP 7 46009 2 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(CD, Album) EMI CDP 7 46009 2 USA & Europe 1984 Sell This Version
CDP 7 46009 2 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(CD, Album) Capitol Records CDP 7 46009 2 US 1984 Sell This Version
CDP 7 46009 2 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(CD, Album) Capitol Records CDP 7 46009 2 US 1984 Sell This Version
4XT 512271 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(Cass, Album) Capitol Records 4XT 512271 US 1984 Sell This Version
ST-512271 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(LP, Album, Club) Capitol Records ST-512271 US 1984 Sell This Version
TC-FA 3182 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(Cass, Album, RE) Fame TC-FA 3182 UK 1987 Sell This Version
FA 3182 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(LP, Album, RE) Fame FA 3182 UK 1987 Sell This Version
CP28-1031 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(CD, Album, RE) EMI CP28-1031 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
TC-MID-166175 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(Cass, Album, Dol) Parlophone TC-MID-166175 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
MID 166175 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(LP, Album, RE) Parlophone, Venice In Peril Records MID 166175 Australia & New Zealand 1988 Sell This Version
TOCP-6335 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(CD, Album, Promo, RE) EMI TOCP-6335 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
TOCP-6335 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(CD, Album, RE) EMI TOCP-6335 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
CDP 7 46009 2, CDFA 3319 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(CD, Album, RE) EMI, EMI CDP 7 46009 2, CDFA 3319 UK & Europe 1994 Sell This Version
50999 2 67915 2 4, 2679 152 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(CD, Album, RE, RM + DVD-V, NTSC) EMI, EMI 50999 2 67915 2 4, 2679 152 UK & Europe 2009 Sell This Version
none Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(CDr, Album, Promo, RE, RM) EMI none UK & Europe 2009 Sell This Version
9977, BMGCAT402CD Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Echo, BMG 9977, BMGCAT402CD US 2019 Sell This Version
7157 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(LP, RE, RM, 140) Echo 7157 US 2019 Sell This Version
CDP 7 46009 2 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(CD, Album) Capitol Records CDP 7 46009 2 US Unknown Sell This Version
CDP 7 46009 2 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(CD, Album) EMI CDP 7 46009 2 UK Unknown Sell This Version
PRL2-460097 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(CD, Album, RE) Parlophone, Warner Music Group PRL2-460097 US Unknown Sell This Version
CDP 7 46009 2 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(CD, Album, RE) Capitol Records CDP 7 46009 2 US Unknown Sell This Version
CDP 7 46009 2 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(CD, Album, RE) Capitol Records CDP 7 46009 2 US Unknown Sell This Version
CDP 7 46009 2 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(CD, Album, RE) Capitol Records CDP 7 46009 2 US Unknown Sell This Version
CDP 7 46009 2 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(CD, Album, RE) Capitol Records CDP 7 46009 2 US Unknown Sell This Version
CDP 7 46009 2 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(CD, Album, RE) EMI CDP 7 46009 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CDP 7 46009 2 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(CD, Album, RP) Capitol Records CDP 7 46009 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CDP 7 46009 2, CDFA 3319 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(CD, Album, RP) EMI, EMI CDP 7 46009 2, CDFA 3319 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CDP 7 46009 2, CDFA 3319 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(CD, Album, RP) EMI, EMI CDP 7 46009 2, CDFA 3319 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
ST 512271 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(LP, Album, Club) Harvest ST 512271 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
1C 038-15 7782 1, 1C 038-15 7782 1 DMM, 038-15 778 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(LP, Album, RE) EMI, EMI, EMI, Fame 1C 038-15 7782 1, 1C 038-15 7782 1 DMM, 038-15 778 Germany Unknown Sell This Version

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AnimusTheNerd

AnimusTheNerd

February 4, 2021
referencing The Golden Age Of Wireless, LP, Album, RE, VIP 1076071
Such an underrated album! Great thing about this pressing is how massive the music sounds (while not being overblown) - it drowns out basically all surface noise.
MusicToMyEyes

MusicToMyEyes

January 6, 2021
edited about 1 month ago
referencing The Golden Age Of Wireless, LP, RE, RM, 140, 7157
I don't like splatter or multi-coloured vinyl either. Fortunately, my copy sounds really quiet, which surprises me. I don't hear any background noise at all. The music itself, however, while sounding very clean, does sound a bit flat and lifeless. My original UK first release sounds far more punchy and has much better dynamics. The bass has more grunt and the high frequencies are much clearer with no roll off at all. Get a good original copy, it sounds much better.
jobuh

jobuh

December 12, 2020
referencing The Golden Age Of Wireless, LP, Album, RE, ST-12271

I bought this as a gold-stamped promo and this master and pressing sounds pretty darn great to me! This is the tracklist I heard first and for many years so it's my favorite version.
jobuh

jobuh

December 12, 2020
referencing The Golden Age Of Wireless, LP, RE, RM, 140, 7157
I bought this and then sold it along with all of my other "splatter" and heavily marbled records (i.e. Nektar's "Recycled" splatter and Supertramp's marbled "Breakfast in America.") Call me crazy. but I can hear an irregular "heartbeat" in quiet passages when the stylus passes over the different densities of the splatter or marble. Very annoying to me.
curtorzabal81

curtorzabal81

November 13, 2020
referencing The Golden Age Of Wireless, LP, Album, RE, VIP 1076071

What an album, up there in my top 10. Shame it's not better known. This is my favourite version, with 'Science' and 'Submarines' added to the tracklist.
Oh yes, anyone who has this particular version on vinyl care to share their thoughts? I have two of this pressing and She Blinded me with Science sounds good but a bit harsh in some areas, especially the loudest instrumentals/vocals. It's not at all overpowering but I notice it on headphones. I'd put it down to wear but the exact same issue is on two LPs. I have a German pressing which plays without an issue.
mjb

mjb

November 7, 2020
edited 4 months ago
referencing The Golden Age Of Wireless, LP, Album, Jac, ST-12203
A clean, quiet pressing. This version of the album includes "Leipzig", "Urges", the full-length demo of "Airwaves", and the rock-styled B-side version of "Radio Silence".

Every version of this album is grand, even if it doesn't have the smash hit "She Blinded Me with Science" or the sublime "One of Our Submarines" tacked on.
jcpoole75

jcpoole75

August 13, 2020
referencing The Golden Age Of Wireless, LP, Album, Promo, ST-12203, ST-2-12203
He plays the saxophone solo on closing track "Cloudburst At Shingle Street"
Greg Ham is playin' the saxophone fades out and final track.
leftorbittemple

leftorbittemple

May 2, 2020
referencing The Golden Age Of Wireless, CD, Album, RE, RM + DVD-V, NTSC, 50999 2 67915 2 4, 2679 152
This CD (EMI ‎– 50999 2 67915 2 4, EMI ‎– 2679 152; the version with 19 tracks and a DVD) is mastered slightly faster than some of the original pressings (such as EMI ‎– CDP 7 46009 2, printed in West Germany). When comparing the two, matched to sample-accuracy at the beginning, most of the songs on this version are about two beats ahead by the end.
Anyone know which version is at the right speed?
leftorbittemple

leftorbittemple

May 2, 2020
edited 10 months ago
referencing The Golden Age Of Wireless, CD, Album, CDP 7 46009 2
This CD (EMI ‎– CDP 7 46009 2, printed in West Germany) is mastered slightly slower than the 2009 reissue (the one with 19 tracks and a DVD; EMI ‎– 50999 2 67915 2 4, EMI ‎– 2679 152 ). When comparing the two, matched to sample-accuracy at the beginning, most of the songs on this version are about two beats behind by the end. Anyone know which version is at the right speed?
gravbong

gravbong

April 29, 2020
referencing The Golden Age Of Wireless, LP, RE, RM, 140, 7157
Probably the easiest way in the US at the moment to get a copy on LP with what I consider to be the best tracklist - it’s definitely the 2009 deluxe edition master (which is dynamic and very clean, but a bit sterile) and you won’t find much analog magic here, but it does get the job done of listening to the album the way it should be heard. Very quiet pressing in terms of surface noise, though the bright-leaning EQ of the source master does result in some sibilence