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Japan & related, Ultravox, No-Man, Depeche Mode, New Order and Propaganda/Brücken completist. And let’s not forget Bowie, Kate Bush, Roxy, Queen, Cure, The Human League, Heaven 17, etc, etc.

Not interested in collecting every single pressing but certainly interested in collecting all tracks & versions/masters of tracks by these artists.

Operates own record label, [Last Word Music]

Active involvement in projects undertaken by a key & legendary UK label covering mastering, project management, research, audio & image restoration, proofing, drafting & editing.

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Current collection with no sales/attributable value:

Altered Images - Mascara Streakz
Big Country - Without The Aid Of A Safety Net (Live)
Big Country - The Buffalo Skinners
Billy Currie - Balletic Transcend
David Bowie - "Heroes"
David Bowie - Divine Symmetry
David Sylvian - Everything And Nothing
David Sylvian - Godman E.P.
David Sylvian - Camphor
David Sylvian - Dead Bees On A Cake
David Sylvian - Red Guitar / The Ink In The Well / Silver Moon
The Dolphin Brothers - Shining
The Dolphin Brothers - My Winter
The Dolphin Brothers - Catch The Fall
The Dolphin Brothers - My Winter
Donna Summer - Donna Summer
Frank Black And The Catholics - One More Road For The Hit
Generation X (4) - Generation X
Genre Peak - 9 Microspheres
Genre Peak - 9 Microspheres
Grand Master Flash & The Furious Five* - The Message
Daryl Hall & John Oates - Marigold Sky
The Human League - The Virgin Years
I'Anson - Take Hold
Illustrated Man - 5 Trax
Jansen* / Barbieri* / Takemura* - Changing Hands
Japan - Gentlemen Take Polaroids
Japan - Adolescent Sex
Japan - Obscure Alternatives
Japan - Quiet Life
Japan - The Very Best Of
Japan - Assemblage
Japan - Assemblage
Japan - Tin Drum
Japan - Instant Pictures
Japan - Quiet Life
John Carpenter in association with Alan Howarth - Prince Of Darkness
John Carpenter - The Fog (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
John Foxx And The Maths - Howl
King Crimson - Sleepless
Kite (6) - VI
Kite (6) - IV
Light Of Day (2) - Dimensions
Light Of Day (2) - Dimensions
Light Of Day (2) - Dimensions
Light Of Day (2) - La Inmensidad E.P.
Mick Karn - Of And About
Mick Karn - Titles
Midge Ure - Soundtrack The Singles 1980-1988
Midge Ure - Soundtrack 1978 - 2019
Midge Ure - Band Electronica Live
Midge Ure - Answers To Nothing
Midge Ure - The 1980 Tour - Vienna Visage Live
Muse - You Make Me Feel Like It's Halloween
Nothing But Thieves - Broken Machine
Penguin Cafe Orchestra - Penguin Cafe Orchestra
The Artist (Formerly Known As Prince) - The Gold Experience
Robert Dean / Martin Birke - Triptych +
Robert Dean* - To The Blue Ocean
Robert Fripp - Exposure
Roger Taylor - The Lot
Soft Cell, Marc Almond - Tainted Love
Sparks, Edgar Wright - The Sparks Brothers
Steven Wilson - The Future Bites
Talk Talk - Living In Another World
Talk Talk - The Party's Over
The Specials - Specials
The The - The Comeback Special (Live At The Royal Albert Hall)
Tim Bowness - Butterfly Mind
Ultravox - Extended
Ultravox - Brilliant Beginnings
Ultravox - Sleepwalk
Ultravox - Vienna
Ultravox - Vienna [Steven Wilson Stereo Mix]
Ultravox - Vienna - Deluxe
Ultravox - 2012 Tour
Ultravox - Quartet
Ultravox - Lament
Ultravox - Vienna
Ultravox - Lament
Ultravox - Same Old Story
Ultravox - Rage In Eden
Ultravox - Rage In Eden
Ultravox - Rage In Eden
Ultravox - Rage In Eden (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
Ultravox - Vienna
Vicious Pink - Cccan't You See...

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submitted Ultravox - Vienna. 4 days ago
Ultravox - Vienna
posted a review of Ultravox - Vienna. 4 days ago
Thank you for clarifying - as Zevulon says, easy to get confused with comments on comments on comments.
submitted Ultravox - Rage In Eden (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix). 4 days ago
The Specials
posted a comment on The Specials. 7 days ago
FYI That's actually a 'misprint' rather than a 'mispress' :-)
Frank Black And The Catholics - One More Road For The Hit
submitted Frank Black And The Catholics - One More Road For The Hit. 8 days ago
The Muppets - The Muppet Christmas Carol
posted a review of The Muppets - The Muppet Christmas Carol. about 1 month ago
Very disappointing print quality on the disc itself and the front cover generally: it seems that a relatively low res image has been blown up to fit. The back cover print is fine. Clearly couldn't be arsed to find the original art or an old copy of... See full review
Ultravox - Rage In Eden
posted a review of Ultravox - Rage In Eden. about 1 month ago
I believe 1500 but cannot confirm. More words more words......
Japan - Exorcising Ghosts
posted a review of Japan - Exorcising Ghosts. about 1 month ago
The print is separate and not held within the seal.
Go West - Go West
posted a review of Go West - Go West. about 1 month ago
Chrysalis do get knowledgeable fans in on their releases. I work on some of them and I know there were fans involved on this one.
submitted Ultravox - Rage In Eden. about 1 month ago
Ultravox - Rage In Eden (Deluxe Edition)
posted a review of Ultravox - Rage In Eden (Deluxe Edition). about 1 month ago
As fortyfabio says, 'Penteo' (to give its correct name) was used to create upmixes for the two tracks and there is precedent for this with other surround releases where multis are missing. It's a shame but it is an effort to create the best... See full review
Ultravox - Rage In Eden (Deluxe Edition)
posted a review of Ultravox - Rage In Eden (Deluxe Edition). about 1 month ago
The multis for The Voice and I Remember could not be located.

And the live CD timing was a tight fit!
Tim Bowness - Brightest Blue
submitted Tim Bowness - Brightest Blue. 3 months ago
Altered Images - Mascara Streakz
submitted Altered Images - Mascara Streakz . 3 months ago
Japan - Adolescent Sex
submitted Japan - Adolescent Sex. 8 months ago
Japan - Obscure Alternatives
submitted Japan - Obscure Alternatives. 8 months ago
Ultravox - Lament
posted a comment on Ultravox - Lament. 8 months ago
It's neither exclusive to this disc (available on several Ultravox compilations) and nor is it the same as either of the Razormaid mixes.
submitted Daryl Hall & John Oates - Daryl Hall & John Oates. 9 months ago
Tim Bowness, Giancarlo Erra - Memories Of Machines
submitted Tim Bowness, Giancarlo Erra - Memories Of Machines. 9 months ago
Tears For Fears - The Tipping Point
posted a comment on Tears For Fears - The Tipping Point. 9 months ago
Artyr: no it isn't. there is plenty of well mastered music out there. But, there are still plenty of label managers who think louder is better (it usually isn't) and even some of the artists whose own hearing is screwed who can't tell the... See full review
David Sylvian - Silver Moon
posted a comment on David Sylvian - Silver Moon. 9 months ago
In all my years collecting Japan/related, in groups with mega-fans, a working relationship with various staff members of Virgin/EMI/Universal and members of the band, absolutely no one has any recollection of or documentation relating to either of... See full review
Band Electronica Feat. Midge Ure - Das Beat (Âme Remix)
submitted Band Electronica Feat. Midge Ure - Das Beat (Âme Remix). 10 months ago
Primal Scream - Live At Levitation
submitted Primal Scream - Live At Levitation. 10 months ago
Ultravox - Vienna [Deluxe Edition]
posted a comment on Ultravox - Vienna [Deluxe Edition]. 12 months ago
Agree - it's bloody annoying when you have it but it's still the case that no one seems to experience it on these discs. I was checking a TP last week and could hear IGD and no-fill so am reasonably confident that I would generally be able to hear it... See full review
The Human League - Don't You Want Me (Purple Disco Machine Remix)
submitted The Human League - Don't You Want Me (Purple Disco Machine Remix). 12 months ago
Robert Dean* - To The Blue Ocean
submitted Robert Dean* - To The Blue Ocean. about 1 year ago
Nothing But Thieves - Moral Panic II
submitted Nothing But Thieves - Moral Panic II. about 1 year ago
Ennio Morricone - The Thing (Bande Originale Du Film)
posted a comment on Ennio Morricone - The Thing (Bande Originale Du Film). about 1 year ago
It's a separate master due to the additional features: John Carpenter's The Thing / Lost Cues: The Thing
Ultravox - Extended
posted a comment on Ultravox - Extended. about 1 year ago
Yep - about 1.25% faster all told. 142.8BPM to 141.1BPM (give or take)
submitted Big Country - The Buffalo Skinners. about 1 year ago
submitted Big Country - Without The Aid Of A Safety Net (Live). about 1 year ago
Years & Years And Kylie* - Starstruck
posted a comment on Years & Years And Kylie* - Starstruck. about 1 year ago
So she's not British then.....[five more words or thereabouts. Ish]
Lorde - Solar Power
submitted Lorde - Solar Power. about 1 year ago
John Webb
posted a review of John Webb. about 1 year ago
Jeez....whoever described Webb as a "proficient multi instrumentalist" probably needs to either look up the meaning of the words or seek medical help.
Japan - Quiet Life
posted a comment on Japan - Quiet Life. about 1 year ago
Guill: Not quite. BMG only licensed the music and it is currently Sony that is currently accountable for the management of the archives. Also Sony is only the latest in a list of owners and the real issue is that it was probably Ariola Hansa that... See full review
Jeff Russo & Perrine Virgile - The Umbrella Academy 2
submitted Jeff Russo & Perrine Virgile - The Umbrella Academy 2. about 1 year ago
Nothing But Thieves - Moral Panic
posted a comment on Nothing But Thieves - Moral Panic . about 1 year ago
Hardly an exclusive then....a bit like the 2021 HMV Hounds Of Love.
The Sisters Of Mercy - BBC Sessions 1982-1984
posted a comment on The Sisters Of Mercy - BBC Sessions 1982-1984. about 1 year ago
minicold: if there is a separate US pressing - and you are sure that it is a separate pressing then add it as a release so then people can determine whether or not they buy the Euro or the US version.

Regardless, records generally are cheaper in the... See full review
The Sisters Of Mercy - BBC Sessions 1982-1984
posted a comment on The Sisters Of Mercy - BBC Sessions 1982-1984. about 1 year ago
Probably better to mention tht to the seller rather than post a comment on the release itself....
Soft Cell - Tainted Love (40th Anniversary Edition EP)
posted a comment on Soft Cell - Tainted Love (40th Anniversary Edition EP). about 1 year ago
The vinyl version is up for pre-sale at The Sound Of Vinyl with a release date of 16 July 2022....I knew vinyl production times were... See full review
Visage - Visage
posted a comment on Visage - Visage. about 1 year ago
It is a sign of the dynamic range of the release: the higher the DR figure, the greater the amount of range or difference between the quiet & loud bits on a track. Scores of 11 or more is classed as 'good' 8 or less as 'bad' (depending on your point... See full review
Visage - Visage
posted a comment on Visage - Visage. about 1 year ago
I just checked my original LP & early Poly CD pressing and neither have the thuds. It is not unusual for slightly different masters to be used in different territories, for different formats, by mistake, etc. In fact I'm working on a couple of... See full review
Andrea Chimenti - L'Albero Pazzo
posted a review of Andrea Chimenti - L'Albero Pazzo. about 1 year ago
I suspect that this will be a future rarity in good or better condition - at least the initial pressing - since the records were distributed by Ebay Italy in what is best described as a corrugated paper bag. As such, more than a few copies,... See full review
Ultravox - Vienna [Deluxe Edition]
posted a comment on Ultravox - Vienna [Deluxe Edition]. about 1 year ago
I would still check the alignment, tracking, etc first before swapping out the cart/stylus. Or even check other aspects of the turntable if it has been a long term issue: is the arm damaged? Is the arm mount fixed to the base correctly (all too often... See full review
Ultravox - Vienna [Deluxe Edition]
posted a comment on Ultravox - Vienna [Deluxe Edition]. about 1 year ago
‘Extended’ with a capital ‘E’: Extended. As mentioned, all the extended versions are kept on that release with the new album releases keeping to just the shorter edits. This way of doing it started with the 2017 double vinyl re-release of Lament
Ultravox - Vienna [Deluxe Edition]
posted a comment on Ultravox - Vienna [Deluxe Edition]. about 1 year ago
Everything on this release is freshly mastered by Alchemy Mastering’s Phil Kinrade
The Specials - Ghost Town / Why? / Friday Night, Saturday Morning
posted a comment on The Specials - Ghost Town / Why? / Friday Night, Saturday Morning. about 1 year ago
It’s a promo so is distributed to influential music individuals and companies for free. It isn’t for sale and I believe that all but the label copies are now issued.
posted a comment that has since been deleted. about 1 year ago
The Specials - Ghost Town / Why? / Friday Night, Saturday Morning
submitted The Specials - Ghost Town / Why? / Friday Night, Saturday Morning. about 1 year ago
Years & Years And Kylie* - Starstruck
posted a comment on Years & Years And Kylie* - Starstruck. about 1 year ago
Kylie's from the UK?!?!? Wow! I spent the last 34 years thinking she came from Oz.....