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posted a comment on Cyndi Lauper - Japanese Singles Collection (Greatest Hits). 5 days ago
If shot in 4:3, then the DVD release should be 4:3. Embrace the black bars.
posted a review of Something Happens!* - Two Chances. 17 days ago
Is there any difference between this Burn Clear and the version released in 1988?
posted a comment on Christy Moore - Whatever Tickles Your Fancy. about 1 month ago
posted a review of Various - Now That's What I Call Music 7. about 1 month ago
The Now That's What I Call Music 7 CD was released today. I have done a comparison with it and my original LP. Here are the differences - some more obvious than others. If you notice anything else, please feel free to add.

Peter Gabriel -... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Now That's What I Call Music 7. about 1 month ago
It's the 4:37 original full length 7" that turned up on Please: Further Listening. Not the Matrix Mix / Alternative 7" but a surprise nonetheless.
posted a comment on Arcadia (3) - So Red The Rose. about 1 month ago
Say The Word (Extended Instrumental Remix) skips around 5:12 or so - fault with the master tape.
posted a comment on Various - Now That's What I Call Music '86. about 1 month ago
Contains two tracks missing from the CD version of Now 7 - Absolute Beginners and On My Own.
posted a comment on Various - Shine. about 1 month ago
Notable for including the 7" mix of How Soon Is Now? Something which The Smiths' Singles album (released two months beforehand) couldn't get right.
posted a comment on Various - Now That's What I Call Music! - The Christmas Compact Disc. about 1 month ago
The CD was released in November 1986 - 12 months after the original vinyl and cassette. It is missing the first two tracks from the LP's second side - John & Yoko / The Plastic Ono Band - Happy Xmas (War Is Over), Greg Lake - I Believe In Father... See full review
posted a comment on Microstoria. 2 months ago
Frequently confused with Modest Mouse and Mouse On Mars. Really.
posted a comment on Thin Lizzy - Rock Legends. 3 months ago
Worth buying for the single edits alone, great to have them on CD
posted a comment on Hothouse Flowers - Songs From The Rain. 3 months ago
Agreed! The B-Sides are fantastic too - more than an album's worth across the four singles

Air From The Hills
Banished Misfortune
Let The Rhythm Take You Home
The Seasons Wheels
Help Us Make Our Peace
Song Of Ecuador
Let Him Know
Getting Too Much
Of... See full review
posted a review of Power Of Dreams - Immigrants, Emigrants And Me. 3 months ago
Don't Change (CD2, track 1) pops a bit at 1:47. Anyone else? The version on the American Dream CD is fine. Also Cancer (Claustrophia Mix) has a similar effect in the last minute. CD2 doesn't sound like it's mastered very well at all. Levels also a bit off. See full review
posted a comment on Ride - The Box Set. 3 months ago
I love the way OX4 has four tracks from Carnival Of Light.
posted a comment on Various - Mojo Club Dancefloor Jazz Volume 12 (Feeling Good). 3 months ago
The double LP has 28 tracks, the CD has 24. The four extra ones are:
The Interpreters - Our Mambo
Spencer Davis Group - Waltz For Lumumba
Nickolas Ashford - I Don't Need No Doctor
Gentleman June Gardner - Hot Seat
posted a comment on Various - Mojo Club Dancefloor Jazz Volume 11 (Right Now). 3 months ago
The double LP has 24 tracks, the CD has 20 (one exclusive). The six extra ones are:
Gordon Staples & The String Thing - Strung Out (CD only)
Nino Ferrer - Les Cornichons
Chet Baker - Vehicle
Don Thompson - Hang Loose
MPB 4 - Agibore
Orlando Marin - Lo Que Sea See full review
posted a comment on Various - Mojo Club Dancefloor Jazz Vol. 10 (Love Power). 3 months ago
The triple LP has 39 tracks, the double CD has 37. The two extra ones are:
Tom Scott - Today
Gal Costa - Relance
posted a comment on Various - Mojo Club Dancefloor Jazz Volume 9 (Never Felt So Free). 3 months ago
The double LP has 20 tracks, the CD has 21. The extra one is:
Groove Galaxi - Blues In The Galaxi
posted a comment on Various - Mojo Club Presents Dancefloor Jazz Volume 8 (Love The One You're With). 3 months ago
The double LP has 23 tracks, the CD has 18 (one exclusive). The six extra ones are:
Don Sebesky - Big Mama Cass (CD only)
George Butler - Horner's Corner
John Murtaugh - Blues Current
Sérgio Mendes - Neurotico
Clare Fischer - Dexcarga-Yema Ya
Yancy... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Mojo Club Presents Dancefloor Jazz Volume 7 (Give Me Your Love). 3 months ago
The double LP has 19 tracks, the CD has 15. The four extra ones are:
Os Reis Du Batuque - Trem Batucada
Fats Sadi - Ensadinado
Serge Gainsbourg - En Melody
Ekseption - Canvas
posted a comment on Various - Mojo Club Presents Dancefloor Jazz Volume Six (Summer In The City). 3 months ago
The LP has 11 tracks (one exclusive), the CD has 18. The eight extra ones are:
George Gruntz - Hal-Lucy-'N'-O'-One-Step (LP only)
Hearts Of Stone - Thank You Fallettinme Be Mice Elf Again
Dave Pike - Sittin' On My Knees
Paul Mauriat - Etude In The... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Mojo Club Presents Dancefloor Jazz Volume Five (Sunshine Of Your Love). 3 months ago
The double LP has 20 tracks, the CD has 18. The two extra ones are:
Charly Antolini - Handicraft
Orchester Erwin Lehn - Color (Edit)
posted a comment on Various - Mojo Club Presents Dancefloor Jazz Volume Four (Light My Fire). 3 months ago
The LP has 14 tracks, the CD has 19. The five extra ones are:
Roy Ayers - Hummin'
Tania Maria - Transamazonica
Junior Wells - Sweet Darling Think It Over
Baden Powell - Pai
James Brown & Dee Felice Trio - Sunny
posted a comment on Various - Mojo Club Presents Dancefloor Jazz Volume Three (Work To Do). 3 months ago
The double LP has 21 tracks, the CD has 19. The two extra ones are:
Volker Kriegel - Zoom
Joe Tex - You Sure Gonna Get It
posted a comment on Various - Mojo Club Presents Dancefloor Jazz Vol. Two (For What It's Worth). 3 months ago
The LP has 13 tracks, the CD has 15. The two extra ones are:
Sammy Davis Jr - John Shaft
Nathan Davis Quintet - That Kaycee Thing
posted a comment on Various - Mojo Club Presents Dancefloor Jazz. 3 months ago
The LP has 12 tracks, the CD has 14. The two extra ones are:
Dave Pike - Big Schlepp
Georgie Fame - Last Night
posted a comment on Hothouse Flowers - People. 3 months ago
The single version of Love Don't Work This Way is much better than what ended up on the album.
posted a comment on Power Of Dreams - A Little Piece Of God. 3 months ago
Was Mothers Eyes re-recorded for the album the following year?
posted a comment on Various - C90. 3 months ago
Great set but a pity they ditched the clamshell box for the cheap-looking capacity wallet. Sadly seems to be the norm for most / all Cherry Red 3CD releases now.
posted a comment on The Beloved - Happiness (Special Edition). 3 months ago
Agree - I do like the track selections on CD2 reissue but it's way TOO LOUD. The original CD sounded perfect turned up.
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posted a comment on Selda (2) - Selda. 3 months ago
Page not found - is there any info on this elsewhere? I stopped buying FK around 2012 purely because I lost interest.
posted a comment on Pixies - Complete 'B' Sides. 3 months ago
Do you not own a CD player? I bought all the 12" singles as they came out so it was great to get them all compiled on one place on CD. Although they could have included the single version of Gigantic as a hidden track.
posted a review of Various - Peephole In My Brain - The British Progressive Pop Sounds Of 1971. 3 months ago
Seems to have gone OOP in a matter of weeks. Despite the cheap packaging.
posted a review of Auto Da Fé - When The Curtain Goes Bang! An Anthology. 4 months ago
My copy was ordered directly from the artist and is two CDRs not CDs. Artist has confirmed that there is only one edition. This should have been flagged upfront as two CDRs with a single card inlay is actually worse than a download.
posted a comment on Fleetwood Mac - Original Album Series. 4 months ago
Nice for the price but contains US version of Then Play On
posted a comment on Now That's What I Call Music!. 4 months ago
"Two weeks later and it was still on display, untouched and less than a tenner. "

Which is exactly what it was like for later Now albums in Dublin's HMV and Virgin, during the mid 1990s. I only know of one person who was buying them on vinyl then (at... See full review
posted a comment on Black Box Recorder - England Made Me. 5 months ago
I got mine for £3.99 in Virgin. They got three copies in - unsold for months before the reduction.
posted a comment on Tears For Fears - Tears Laid Low (A Tears For Fears Alter Collection). 5 months ago


These B-sides can be found on the following singles
1 - Sowing The Seeds Of Love
2 - Advice For The Young At Heart
3 - Woman In Chains
4 - Pale Shelter
5 - Change
6 - Woman In Chains
7 - Advice For The Young At Heart
8 - Mothers Talk
9 - The Way... See full review
posted a comment on Lloyd Cole And The Commotions* - Collected Recordings 1983-1989. 5 months ago
Tracklist for the fourth LP looks incorrect - there's no way that 18 tracks are crammed onto one LP. At a guess, I'd say it has 14.
posted a comment on New Order - Movement. 5 months ago
I am not talking about people who weren't around in the 1990s. I am referring to over zealous individuals who abandoned vinyl (or rarely bought it) back then and who now wants EVERYTHING released on vinyl (no regard for practicalities or cost) and... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Now That's What I Call Music 6. 6 months ago
No worries - go on ahead! My full list is here https://apopfansdream.wordpress.com/words/now-cd-errors/
posted a comment on Various - Salute To The Soundtracks. 6 months ago
They normally end up on Amazon; not on this occasion and when I tried to buy direct from the radio station they were sold out. Very annoying.
posted a review of Various - Now That's What I Call Music 6. 6 months ago
I have done a comparison with it and my original LP. Here are the differences – some more obvious than others. If you notice anything else, please feel free to add

Nik Kershaw – When A Heart Beats (Album version used instead of mix with earlier fade... See full review
posted a review that has since been deleted. 6 months ago
posted a comment on Blur - Blur 21 (The Box). 6 months ago
I ended up with both the vinyl and the CD sets. The latter is far superior in terms of content; in terms of the LP sound quality, it's good to have Modern Life Is Rubbish and Parklife on double LP.
posted a comment on Various - Now That's What I Call Music 6. 7 months ago
Missing It's Only Love anyway. The worst one to get wrong would be Lavender.
posted a comment on Various - NOW That's What I Call Music 7. 7 months ago
Released 1987. Black - Sweetest Smile is the longer album version as the 7" mix is not on Spotify while Heatbeat UK - Jump To It is omitted due to unavailability.
posted a comment on Derek A G Shiel. 7 months ago
"The sound of privilege. But privilege does not confer a right to bleed others dry."
posted a comment that has since been deleted. 8 months ago