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posted a review of Various - Son Of Post Modern. 3 days ago
Excellent selection of the forgotten and the melodic college rock tunes of the era. But why is Somelike Like You here again? It was already on the first volume.
posted a review of Hits Post Modern Syndrome. 3 days ago
I own the first 15 of these - spanning 1988 to 1993. They're full of memories from the Dave Fanning show, off-kilter alternative tracks (many North American) that didn't quite hit the mark here. Invaluable.
posted a comment on Various - Gigantic! 2. 5 days ago
Same here. Does anyone have one that's still intact. Tried to rip mine. no joy.
posted a review of Various - Irish A-Z Of Rock. 12 days ago
At the time this was a badly-needed compilation. It still hangs together very well and is possibly the only place to find the superior single version of Love Don't Work This Way on CD.
posted a review of Various - Manchester North Of England - A Story Of Independent Music Greater Manchester 1977 - 1993. 18 days ago
Manchester North Of England: A Story Of Independent Music Greater Manchester 1977-1993 Part 1
posted a review of Aphex Twin - Drukqs. 23 days ago
Any suggestions for shipping this?

Think I will put the four LPs inside spare "crap record" sleeves into their own cardboard mailer and package this inside a larger parcel which will also contain the oversized outer box.
posted a comment on Janet Jackson - Control - The Remixes. 25 days ago
COMMON TO ALL THREE CONTROL - THE REMIXES
Control (Video Mix),
What Have You Done For Me Lately (Extended Mix),
When I Think Of You (Dance Mix),
Lets Wait Awhile (Remix).

EUROPEAN AND JAPANESE ONLY
Nasty (Extended).

EUROPEAN AND UK ONLY
Nasty (Cool ... See full review
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posted a comment on Kitchens Of Distinction - Watch Our Planet Circle. 2 months ago
No 7" edit of Drive That Fast? Typical indie / rockist snobbery. The Samantha Fox and Jason Donovan reissues had all the correct single mixes.
posted a review of Various - Ireland's Greatest Hits. 2 months ago
Great compilation and the only place to find Irish charity single Show Some Concern on CD.
posted a review of Cry Before Dawn - The Best Of Cry Before Dawn. 3 months ago
A missed opportunity by not including the single edits of Witness For The World, Last Of The Sun and No Living Without You
posted a comment on Big Star & Alex Chilton - Beale Street Green. 4 months ago
Edna has gone to Glory. Today house is private.
Wake at Balboa at her home 11-8 tomorrow and 11-6 Thursday
posted a comment on Liz Phair - Girly-Sound To Guyville. 4 months ago
I bought Exile on vinyl back in 1993. The first LP was warped then too.
posted a review of The Button Down Brass - The Godfather. 4 months ago
Nice looking LP - I have about 28 albums of Ray / BDB / spin-offs but not this one. All the tracks can be found on https://www.discogs.com/The-Button-Down-Brass-Featuring-Ray-Davies-Everybodys-Talking-Bout/release/3058897 and ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Now That's What I Call Music 7. 4 months ago
Correct. No CD version of Now 7 exists. The correct / regular 7" mix of Opportunites was compiled on other CD releases of the time, most notably the Dutch Now This Is Music Volume 6 ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Now That's What I Call Music 7. 5 months ago
From my Classic Pop interview with Ashley Abram:
".....while on 1986’s Now 7 we got treated to the Alternative 7” of Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots of Money).

Abram recalls: “They were done deliberately – at least most of them were! In the 80s and 90s, ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Now That's What I Call Music. 5 months ago
The version on the Now 1 LP actually runs for 3:51 - the label is incorrect.
posted a review of Various - Now That's What I Call Music. 6 months ago
One thing that seems to have been missed is this:
Some of the track timings on the original Now 1 LP's labels are not correct.
I spotted that these were wrong at the time and manually timed them with a stopwatch.
posted a review of Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells. 6 months ago
Hi - any photo of the colour poster? My box doesn't seem to have one.
posted a review of Felinic. 6 months ago
There Are Many is a brilliant track, one of my favourites from 1998. Was on the Slanted and Enchanted compilation.
posted a review of Richard Hawley - Coles Corner. 6 months ago
I'd love a 2CD reissue - with B-sides and single versions on the second disc.
posted a comment on Richard Hawley - Lowedges. 6 months ago
Nice review - but there's no need for the disdain and snobbery of the final three sentences.
posted a comment that has since been deleted. 6 months ago
posted a comment on Grace Jones - Disco. 7 months ago
Try mk.customerservices@umusic.com - hope that helps you get a replacement
posted a comment on Grace Jones - Disco. 7 months ago
Hi - it's mk.customerservices@umusic.com
I used the following wording -
"Hi,
I recently purchased the Grace Jones Disco 3CD box from Amazon UK (proof of order attached).
There is a well known error with track 9 (Comme Un Oiseau Qui S'Envole 12" Version) ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Now That's What I Call Music! 71. 7 months ago
The radio edit of Coldplay's Viva La Vida appears on disc 2 of Now 100.
posted a comment on Various - Heavenly Hardcore. 7 months ago
I have heard the LP- like all the others in the Hardcore series, it really sounds awful. The CD format is ideal for compilations like these - I really can't understand why people bought these on vinyl - you couldn't play them on a club system because the ... See full review
posted a comment on U2 - Achtung Baby. 7 months ago
Surely a multi region DVD player can be found for peanuts nowadays? €25 - €30 for one in Europe.
posted a comment on Five Star - Greatest Hits. 8 months ago
It's on it - just not credited to Shep. Agree with Karen - classic hits compilation - the sound of the CD is great too.
posted a review of The Advisory Circle - As The Crow Flies. 8 months ago
I love the way The Lonely Signalman is only on the CD version.
posted a comment on Various - Now That's What I Call Music! 26. 9 months ago
Not worth the effort - 37 or 38 minutes per side - shocking quality. Compilations like this were made for CD
posted a comment on Ride - Original Album Series. 9 months ago
The other variant of this set - 2013 w/ Cosmic Carnival is better. The fact that it's unremastered is good. I bought the albums on vinyl at the time and only picked up the CDs when they were remastered in 2001. Ear bleeders.
posted a comment on Ride - Original Album Series. 9 months ago
The original CD mastering sounds much better than the 2001 remasters - so that's a bonus in itself.
posted a comment on Phil Collins - The Singles. 10 months ago
Totally agree. A real missed opportunity to round-up the 7" edits. If people want album versions, then listen to the albums.
posted a review of The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses. 10 months ago
Sorry forgot to specify the missing tracks. NO Elephant Stone 7", NO Full Fathom Five (CD single mix), NO I Wanna Be Adored (Edit), NO Fools Gold 4.15, NO One Love 7". You'd think they'd get it right.
posted a review of Various - The Hits Album 7. 10 months ago
Hits 7 makes for an ideal complement to Now That’s What I Call Music 10. However it loses points because of the number of early fades.There are 14 in total and were presumably created due to limitations of the vinyl’s running time. It’s unfortunate that ... See full review
posted a comment on Khanfucius - The Phuzzillogikal Basement Tapes. 11 months ago
I remember reviewing this in Analogue Bubblebath #20. Khan called to my flat one day and we had a good chat.
"One of the best chill-out albums I've heard in a long time." Soulmates is the upfront tune. Are you still at KH4NFUCIUS@hotmail.com
posted a comment on Various - Rave Generation. 11 months ago
The vinyl versions of these comps were never great quality - I really noticed when trying to DJ with them. Best enjoyed on CD.
posted a comment on Various - The Ongoing History Of New Music Volume 2. 11 months ago
I think it was already compiled on this - not a great sounding CD. Too loud. https://www.discogs.com/Various-RetroActive6-Rare-Remixed/release/1117411
posted a comment on Teenage Fanclub - Four Thousand Seven Hundred And Sixty-Six Seconds - A Short Cut To Teenage Fanclub. 11 months ago
They should have used the single edit of The Concept too. Would have fitted another song on with the extra space.
posted a comment on The KLF - Kylie Said To Jason. about 1 year ago
Rare because most of the copies sold were on 12" or 7". Not too many CD singles shifted. I had to get my local shop to order one in specially.
posted a comment on Various - Still In A Dream: A Story Of Shoegaze 1988-1995. about 1 year ago
This is unacceptable. Which ones? And did you raise it with Cherry Red?
posted a review of Various - Tea & Symphony (The English Baroque Sound 1967-1974). about 1 year ago
Excellent compilation with absolutely no filler amongst its 24 tracks. It seemed to be available for a few days only then disappeared from the shops. Not sure why.
posted a review of R.E.M. - Reveal. about 1 year ago
Their last good LP. They should have called it a day after Reveal.
posted a comment on Stanley Myers - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack To Douglas Hickox's Sitting Target. about 1 year ago
No insert with this one? Just need to clarify. Thanks
posted a comment on Various - Scared To Get Happy (A Story Of Indie-Pop 1980-1989). about 1 year ago
Maybe they should have included Felt anyway - despite Lawrence's protestations?
posted a comment on Heavenly. about 1 year ago
Totally agree. Maybe Cherry Red (licence permitting) could do a box set of the four albums with associated singles and B-sides on a fifth disc.
posted a comment on Various - Freestyle Explosion Volume 1. about 1 year ago
Any idea what version of TKA's One Way Love? If someone could post the track duration, I'd appreciate it.
posted a comment on Howard Jones - The 12" Album / Action Replay. about 1 year ago
Did you try Exact Audio Copy or ripping through iTunes (with error correction enabled)?
posted a comment on Saint Etienne - Only Love Can Break Your Heart. about 1 year ago
Hi - thanks but have the 12" already. Would like the track on CD.