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Noël* - Is There More To Life Than Dancing?
submitted Noël* - Is There More To Life Than Dancing?. 3 days ago
Blancmange - Everything Is Connected (The Best Of Blancmange 1979-2024)
submitted Blancmange - Everything Is Connected (The Best Of Blancmange 1979-2024). 10 days ago
Sparks / Noël* - No. 1 In Heaven / Is There More To Life Than Dancing?
posted a review of Sparks / Noël* - No. 1 In Heaven / Is There More To Life Than Dancing?. 20 days ago
They stated before RSD that a limited number would be available in the US for Record Store Day but that is would be more freely available in other countries. The website orders won't feature the RSD hype sticker.
Toto - Toto IV
posted a review of Toto - Toto IV. 25 days ago
This is mastered LOUD! Does this mean compression? I don't know but it's far louder than other CD versions of this album.
Taylor Swift - The Tortured Poets Department
posted a review of Taylor Swift - The Tortured Poets Department. 30 days ago
Thanks for posting your review, after you've listened to all the songs. As far as I am aware (reading the guidelines on comments and reviews) you were perfectly entitled to review the musical content of the album, as such comments are not restricted... See full review
Various - Now USA - The 80's
posted a review of Various - Now USA - The 80's. about 1 month ago
My assumption is that the selection of tracks/artists is based upon the individual tracks' popularity in the States and not the nationality of the artists. That being said, there were only 2 tracks that I wasn't familiar with, but as a Gen X'er that's... See full review
Lana Del Rey - Did You Know That There’s A Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd
posted a review of Lana Del Rey - Did You Know That There’s A Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd. about 1 month ago
Thank you for such a detailed review. It's good to know that Polydor can use someone to press their product other than GZ.
Lana Del Rey - Did You Know That There’s A Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd
posted a review of Lana Del Rey - Did You Know That There’s A Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd. about 1 month ago
This IS their 'job'. I don't like it, you don't like it but it's what they do - scalping. But if people are willing to line their pockets, then they'll keep on doing it.
Celine Dion* - My Love Essential Collection
posted a review of Celine Dion* - My Love Essential Collection. about 1 month ago
I'm kind of surprised that this isn't on coloured vinyl like the other vinyl issues of her older albums. Ah well!
Ultravox - The Thin Wall
submitted Ultravox - The Thin Wall. about 1 month ago
Red Lipstique - Drac's Back
posted a review of Red Lipstique - Drac's Back. 3 months ago
Essentially that exact same track as also released under the band name Bollock Brothers. Presumably, the punky Bollocks were initially too embarrassed to release electro disco under their own hallowed name
Edith Piaf - La Vie En Rose / Édith Piaf Sings In English
submitted Edith Piaf - La Vie En Rose / Édith Piaf Sings In English. 3 months ago
Big Wild - Superdream
posted a review of Big Wild - Superdream. 4 months ago
Yes, I agree. The MPO pressing standards really do shine on this. It deserved a good pressing.
Simply Red - I Won't Feel Bad
submitted Simply Red - I Won't Feel Bad. 4 months ago
Basia - Flexi Disc
submitted Basia - Flexi Disc. 4 months ago
Kate Bush - Lionheart
posted a review of Kate Bush - Lionheart. 5 months ago
The vinyl is dark pink with black swirls. It's perfectly flat. There are distinct 'pops' and 'crackles' now and again, but on the whole it's fairly quiet between the tracks. This is similar to my experience with the coloured vinyl issues of "Never... See full review
Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love
posted a review of Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love. 6 months ago
It's a pity that this cassette doesn't feature the 12" version of RUTH as the original UK issue did. And the original The Big Sky. Hey ho.
Scritti Politti - White Bread Black Beer
posted a review of Scritti Politti - White Bread Black Beer. 6 months ago
The 2023 vinyl reissue is actually a better pressing than the original 2006 issue. The quality of the vinyl seems better in that the various scuffs, marks etc that were on the original no longer appear. The reissue vinyl sounds better too. Note that... See full review
Jean-Michel Jarre - The Essential (1976 - 1986)
submitted Jean-Michel Jarre - The Essential (1976 - 1986). 6 months ago
The Beatles - 1962-1966
posted a review of The Beatles - 1962-1966. 6 months ago
This isn't a review of the release, merely a comment. I bought both the 'Red' and 'Blue' digitally remastered coloured vinyl issues from HMV in the UK on the day of release (February 1994). They were £8.99 each. Yesterday, I saw this new issue in HMV.... See full review
Lesley Duncan - Sing Children Sing
posted a review of Lesley Duncan - Sing Children Sing. 6 months ago
I recall the clamour of interest when this first came out because of Kate's inclusion. Indeed, in the 80s it used to be 'pushed' at collectors as being something that they had to have in their collection. Hmm.
Sly And The Family Stone* - I Want To Take You Higher
posted a review of Sly And The Family Stone* - I Want To Take You Higher. 7 months ago
You hear this a lot with numbered copies; that people have a higher number than the limit is supposed to be
Double - The Captain Of Her Heart
submitted Double - The Captain Of Her Heart. 8 months ago
Lime (2) - The Greatest Hits
submitted Lime (2) - The Greatest Hits. 8 months ago
Mylène Farmer - L'emprise
posted a review of Mylène Farmer - L'emprise. 9 months ago
- Mylène? c'est moi, Woodkid, tu ne Pas la?

Yeah, it's me, Mylène. What do you want?

- Well, I've recorded a whole album of music, will you sing on it? Perhaps dash off some lyrics too?

Sure! I've got some old stuff on a hard drive somewhere. But... See full review
Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody (The Movie: Whitney New, Classic And Reimagined)
posted a review of Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody (The Movie: Whitney New, Classic And Reimagined). 9 months ago
Why on earth is this a website exclusive limited edition? This is Whitney Houston! Why make it difficult for fans to get (it's a US exclusive)?
posted a review that has since been deleted. 9 months ago
Human League* - All I Ever Wanted
posted a review of Human League* - All I Ever Wanted. 9 months ago
They just went and did it again didn't they with this one? Just when I had (again) dug out their Dare related 12" singles and mourned their passage, they slung this one in my face as if to say "Finished? Us? You taking the piss!"
The Human League - One Man In My Heart
posted a review of The Human League - One Man In My Heart. 9 months ago
Hmm. Yeah? Maybe? Hmm. Kinda. Sorta. Hmm. Not really. Nah...
The Human League - Tell Me When
posted a review of The Human League - Tell Me When. 9 months ago
The Human who?

They'd retired to obscurity land following 'Romantic?' (which many thought should have been re-titled 'Loadashit?') for more than four years. They'll never Dare show their red faces again, surely...

But wait. What's this? It sounds... See full review
Human League* - Human
posted a review of Human League* - Human. 9 months ago
MASSIVE departure, singles-wise for The League. Was I shocked at the time? You know it! Did I think it was a genius cross-pollination? Undoubtedly. Does it polarise opinion? Just read the comments here...

Quite frankly, J&L could of given this to... See full review
The Human League - Don't You Want Me
posted a review of The Human League - Don't You Want Me. 9 months ago
I remember buying this as a teenager (on initial release), opening up the poster on the bus and thinking "crikey, Phil's got women's shoes on!" It made him a personal hero there and then.
Kraftwerk - Computer World
posted a review of Kraftwerk - Computer World. 9 months ago
The UK collectors' market was once flooded with coloured vinyl re-pressings of 'classic' albums, this being one of them. Every record fair had boxes of these things being touted by the various vendors, some of them possibly involved in their... See full review
Kim Wilde - Who Do You Think You Are?
posted a review of Kim Wilde - Who Do You Think You Are?. 9 months ago
ABSOLUTELY. This is probably one of Kim's best ever songs/singles from one of her most underrated albums. I'd love a comprehensive deluxe reissue
Kim Wilde - Who Do You Think You Are?
posted a review of Kim Wilde - Who Do You Think You Are?. 9 months ago
These discs were NOT issued together as a 'double pack'. Both discs were available separately, one week apart with space in CD1 for CD2 (minus its sleeve). This should not have been submitted as a 'complete' double-pack.
David Bowie - DJ
posted a review of David Bowie - DJ. 9 months ago
Lordy. You know, these used to be found in bargain bins back in the day! Even years after...
Vision Masters & Tony King Feat. Kylie Minogue - Keep On Pumpin' It
posted a review of Vision Masters & Tony King Feat. Kylie Minogue - Keep On Pumpin' It. 10 months ago
At a guess I'd say that the 34 of us want to hold on to it seeing as it's a great Kylie collectable!
Kylie Minogue - The Kylie Collection
posted a review of Kylie Minogue - The Kylie Collection. 10 months ago
Many copies were exported into the UK by Festival. These have a pink export sticker applied to the reverse side of the sleeve.

It's actually quite difficult to get copies now that have mint sleeves. The cardboard used is very flimsy and even at the... See full review
Jason Donovan - Ten Good Reasons
posted a review of Jason Donovan - Ten Good Reasons. 10 months ago
The sound quality of this Aussie picture disc is truly outstanding. Seriously. Really minimal surface noise, even at the start and in between tracks. No pops, crackles etc that plague modern discs (even non-picture disc!). Modern pressing plants (you... See full review
Matt Bianco - Sneaking Out The Back Door
submitted Matt Bianco - Sneaking Out The Back Door. 10 months ago
Scritti Politti - First Boy In This Town (Lovesick)
posted a review of Scritti Politti - First Boy In This Town (Lovesick). 10 months ago
Surprisingly hard to find CD single from Green and the crew. Essential really if you want the elusive "World cone back to life" on fresh sounding CD. Green always embraced digital so fear not, this CD sounds fabulous!
Prince And The Revolution - Parade
posted a review of Prince And The Revolution - Parade. 10 months ago
You could get copies of this cheap and nasty boot from record fairs for £10 back in the day. And they weren't even worth that! Do yourself a favour and pay your money for a genuine UK pressing in die-cut sleeve.
Prince And The Revolution - Purple Rain
posted a review of Prince And The Revolution - Purple Rain. 10 months ago
It wasn't a bootleg, as anyone who owned this from the the time of issue can attest. That's why the design was adopted for this reissue. It hasn't been removed from Discogs. Lots of bootleg picture discs released on the last 20 or so years claimed to... See full review
Prince - Sign
posted a review of Prince - Sign "O" The Times. 10 months ago
How do you know when a limited edition is considered a 'just have' pressing? When someone decides to bootleg it!
Prince - If I Was Your Girlfriend
posted a review of Prince - If I Was Your Girlfriend. 10 months ago
A rather delicious 'must have' collectable from the mighty Prince. This one snuck out with no fanfare. The single was already bolstered by limited editions in the form of 12" picture disc and 7" poster bag. Blink and you missed it!
Lana Del Rey - Summertime Sadness (MK Remixes)
posted a review of Lana Del Rey - Summertime Sadness (MK Remixes). 10 months ago
Dubious legitimacy - highly likely to be an unofficial pressing. Copies are for sale at prices ranging from $11.99, £14.99 to £22 (Google the release). You don't need to spend big to get this disc (as of 31.07.2023).
Charlotte* & Gainsbourg* - Lemon Incest
posted a review of Charlotte* & Gainsbourg* - Lemon Incest. 10 months ago
Charlotte later denied claims that the song was actually about incest, saying that, although the song uses the word "incest", "[Serge is] just talking about the infinite love of a father for his daughter and of a daughter for her father." According to... See full review
Madonna - Borderline
posted a review of Madonna - Borderline. 10 months ago
This did not come in either a picture sleeve or a WEA sleeve.
Madonna - Dear Jessie
posted a review of Madonna - Dear Jessie. 10 months ago
I have the 'G' MT variant. This came in a thick, glossy picture sleeve with a circular promo sticker and a WEA 'New Release' info sheet. I guess then that these were some of the first pressed?
The Isley Brothers - Make Me Say It Again, Girl
posted a review of The Isley Brothers - Make Me Say It Again, Girl. 10 months ago
Wow! The Isleys are back! I haven't heard this yet, but just look at the calibre of guest artists! And no wonder, these guys are royalty.