Monday, May 29, 2017

Samantha Fox - Play It Again, Sam: The Fox Box

A few years back, my idol Samantha Fox's first four studio albums were amazingly reissued, remastered and expanded by Cherry Pop Records. On July 28th, the label is finally releasing the box set "Play It Again, Sam: The Fox Box".

Disc one includes most of her single versions while disco two features rarities and remixes. Finally, we get two two DVD's packed with her music videos and interviews.

This box set is a most for every true Samantha Fox fan. Pre-order your copy now from Amazon UK.

"The Fox Box" tracklist - CD 1:

1. Touch Me (I Want Your Body)
2. Do Ya Do Ya (Wanna Please Me)
3. Hold On Tight (Radio Mix)
4. I'm All You Need (Single Re-Mix)
5. Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now
6. I Surrender (To The Spirit Of The Night) (7" Mix)
7. I Promise You (Get Ready)
8. True Devotion (New Mix)
9. Naughty Girls (Need Love Too) (Single Edit)
10. Love House (7" Edit)
11. I Only Wanna Be With You
12. I Wanna Have Some Fun (UK Single Edit)
13. (Hurt Me! Hurt Me!) But The Pants Stay On (Radio Edit - Sam Talks)
14. Another Woman (Too Many People) (Harding/Curnow 7" Version)
15. Go For The Heart (Feat. SOX)
16. Let Me Be Free
17. The Reason Is You (One On One) (Radio Edit)
18. Santa Maria
19. Angel With An Attitude
20. Call Me (Feat. Sabrina)
21. You've Got Me Believing In Make Believe

"The Fox Box" tracklist - CD 2:

1. I Should Have Known Better
2. Confession
3. Lovin' Don't Grow On Trees (Alternative Mix)
4. All I Wanna Do... (Feat. Full Force)
5. Love To Love You Baby (Sleaze Mix) (Hip Hop Mix)
6. Even In The Darkest Hours (7" Edit)
7. Love House (7" Edit)
8. I Only Wanna Be With You (Special Single Edit)
9. Too Late To Say Goodbye (Original 12" Mix)
10. The Winner Takes It All
11. La Isla Bonita
12. A Question Of Honour
13. Midnight Lover
14. I Give Myself To You (Pete Hammond Remix)
15. Touch Me 2016
16. It's You (Nick Harvey Club Mix)
17. Gimme Shelter (Feat. Hawkwind)
18. The Best Is Yet To Come (7" Mix)

"The Fox Box" tracklist - DVD 1:

1. Touch Me (I Want Your Body)
2. Do Ya Do Ya (Wanna Please Me)
3. Hold On Tight
4. Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now
5. I Surrender (To The Spirit Of The Night)
6. I Promise You (Get Ready)
7. True Devotion
8. Naughty Girls (Need Love Too)
9. Love House
10. I Only Wanna Be With You
11. I Wanna Have Some Fun
12. (Hurt Me! Hurt Me!) But The Pants Stay On
13. Another Woman (Too Many People)
14. Just One Night
15. Go For The Heart
16. Let Me Be Free
17. The Reason Is You (One On One)
18. Santa Maria
19. Angel With An Attitude
20. Call Me

"The Fox Box" tracklist - DVD 2:

1. Rockin' With My Radio
2. I Surrender (To The Spirit Of The Night) (Unedited Version)
3. Naughty Girls (Need Love Too) (Club Version)
4. Love House (Dance Mix)
5. I Only Wanna Be With You (Alternative Version)
6. All I Wanna Do...
7. Touch Me (Feat. Günther)
8. Rockin' With My Radio (Behind The Scenes)
9. 1987 Interview
10. 1989 Interview
11. 1991 Interview
12. Call Me (Behind The Scenes)

Monday, May 22, 2017

"Got a nice package alright, guess I'm gonna have to ride it tonight"

New CD's in my record collection: "World Be Gone" by Erasure, "All For You (Single)", "All For You (Japanese Album Reissue)", "Someone To Call My Lover" and "All Nite (Don't Stop)/I Want You" by Janet Jackson and finally "Any Which Way" by the Scissor Sisters including the amazing B-side "Sex Exciter".

It was really nice to get the Erasure album signed and my name mentioned on the thank you-list inside the booklet.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Susie Päivärinta - In Dreams

I would like to share the video to the lastest single by my friend Susie Päivärinta – member of eighties euro disco duo Lili & Susie – called "In Dreams". The beautiful track and video is a farwell to Susie's long-time songwriting partner Nestor Geli, who sadly passed away on December 15, 2016. He had co-written Lili & Susie singles such as "Nothing Could Be Better", "Where Eagles Fly", "Ride On My Love" and "Show Me Heaven".

"In Dreams" is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US. Don't forget to like Susie on Facebook for more on her upcoming solo album.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Baccara - I Belong To Your Heart (The Album)

The wait is over! I have previously blogged about Baccara's comeback single, the eighties retro hit "I Belong To Your Heart", produced by Luis Rodríguez. Now, there is finally a whole new album out featuring the fabulous María Mendiola and Cristina Sevilla.

I'm so glad the whole album has that lovely eighties retro sound of Modern Talking, C.C. Catch, Blue System, Sweet Connection and the tracks of the New Baccara-era. I'm sold.

The album is already out digitally on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon. WAV files can be bought from Beatport and JunoDownload. Those of us who prefer a CD can pre-order it now from Amazon UK or Amazon DE. It will be released on May 26.

"I Belong To Your Heart" tracklist:

1. I Belong To Your Heart
2. Super Sexy Baby
3. I Will Follow You
4. I Love You Moscow
5. You Are My Angel
6. All Your Love
7. Conquer Any Distance
8. Gimme Your Love
9. Stand By Me
10. Secret Of Love
11. Fantasy Boy 2017
12. My Funky Love
13. I Belong To Your Heart (Extended Version)

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

"No more tears on the dancefloor"

New CD's in my record collection: "The Best Of EuroDisco Vol. 2" including rare tracks by Lana Pellay, Olivia Gray and Veroniqué, the amazing new album "Tears On The Dancefloor" by Steps and "Eurovision Song Contest 2017".

And remastered and expanded reissues of the following albums: "Get On Your Mark" and "Tight" by Fredi Grace & Rhinstone, "From The Left" by Skyy, "Spread The Love" and "It Takes Two" by Juicy. Great electronic R&B from the eighties!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Monthly chart - April 2017

1. Steps - You Make Me Whole
2. Urban Cone - Old School
3. Kylie Minogue - This Wheel's On Fire
4. Steps - Scared Of The Dark (7th Heaven Radio Mix)
5. Sergey Lazarev - Lucky Stranger
6. Tommy Page - A Zillion Kisses
7. Little Mix - DNA
8. Bronski Beat - Hit That Perfect Beat
9. Luminița Anghel & Sistem - Let Me Try
10. Guy Sebastian - Like A Drum
11. Lucie Jones - Never Give Up On You (7th Heaven Radio Edit)
12. Krista Siegfrids - Snurra Min Jord
13. Rollergirl - Superstar
14. Lady Gaga - The Cure
15. Tommy Page - Turning Me On
16. Austin Mahone - Lady
17. JoLivi - Love Who You Wanna Love (Dave Audé Remix)
18. Loreen - Statements
19. Calum Scott - Dancing On My Own (Tiësto Remix)
20. Little Mix - Madhouse
21. Sabina Corleòne - Småstadstjej
22. Tommy Page - Turn On The Radio (House Single Remix)
23. Little Mix - Salute
24. Steps - Scared Of The Dark (Wideboys In The Shadows Dub)
25. Agnetha Fältskog & Gary Barlow - I Should've Followed You Home (7th Heaven Radio Edit)
26. Urban Cone - Old School (Dave Audé Remix)
27. Wiktoria - Save Me (DJ Vice Remix)



This list shows which songs I've listened to the most this month, on my computer and my iPod. A regularly updated list of my all-time favourite songs can be found here.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

"I tried to believe in God and James Dean"

New CD's in my record collection: "The Original High (Deluxe Edition)" by Adam Lambert, "Unbreakable (Target Deluxe Edition)" by Janet Jackson, "Glory Days (Deluxe Edition)" by Little Mix, "Red Hot (European Edition)" and "Snapshot" by RuPaul, "Don't Go Breaking My Heart (Remixes)" by Elton John & RuPaul, the reissue of "Jump To It" by Aretha Franklin and "Twang" by Trance Dance.

And finally the soundtrack to the 1988 movie "PS Sista Sommaren" including artists such as Lili & Susie, Tone Norum, Secret Service, Visitors and Trance Dance.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Urban Cone - Old School

I love finding new songs to listen to. This past week, I've been hooked on the funky song "Old School" by Swedish pop group Urban Cone from Stockholm. I really like the electronic retro sound, inspired by the seventies and eighties. Yet the track still sounds very 2017. Even the video is a cool throwback.

The song is out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US. I also recommend the Dave Audé remix for a clubbier experience.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Sergey Lazarev - Lucky Stranger

Russian pop hunk Sergey Lazarev is back with a new hit single called "Lucky Stranger". The song is catchy as always and the eighties retro video is hilarious. I especially love the fashion of that era. Check out the video down below and don't forget to support the song.

The English version of the song does not yet have a video, but it's available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US. Get it now!



Check out my previous posts about Sergey Lazarev.

Friday, April 07, 2017

Steps - Scared Of The Dark (Video + Remixes)

I'm so excited about the comeback album "Tears On The Dance Floor" by British pop group Steps. Today, they finally released the video for the lead single "Scared Of The Dark", check it out down below. The song is absolutely fabulous and has quickly become a favourite of mine. The video is great too, it fits the song perfectly.

They have also released a brilliant remix EP with club mixes by 7th Heaven and Wideboys. They are out digitally on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US. I just hope the longer club mixes are released officially too.

"Scared Of The Dark (Remixes)" tracklist:

1. Scared Of The Dark (Wideboys Step It Up Radio Mix)
2. Scared Of The Dark (Wideboys In The Shadows Vocal Mix)
3. Scared Of The Dark (7th Heaven Radio Mix)
4. Scared Of The Dark (Wideboys Dancefloor Radio Mix)
5. Scared Of The Dark (Wideboys In The Shadows Dub)

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Outlast Trinity - The horror returns

One of the best horror video games released in the past few years is "Outlast" from 2013, developed by Red Barrels. On April 28, the sequel "Outlast 2" is finally coming out and I can't wait to play it... if I dare.

The game comes in a physical bundle called "Outlast Trinity" for Playstation 4 and Xbox One. Not only is "Outlast 2" included, the original game and its bonus chapter "Whistleblower" are included as well. You can pre-order the game now from Amazon UK and Amazon US.

"You are Blake Langermann, a cameraman working with your wife, Lynn. The two of you are investigative journalists willing to take risks and dig deep to uncover the stories no one else will dare touch. You're following a trail of clues that started with the seemingly impossible murder of a pregnant woman known only as Jane Doe. The investigation has led you miles into the Arizona desert, to a darkness so deep that no one could shed light upon it, and a corruption so profound that going mad may be the only sane thing to do."

Monday, March 27, 2017

Monthly chart - March 2017

1. Steps - Scared Of The Dark
2. Céline Dion - Loved Me Back To Life (Dave Audé Radio Mix)
3. Robin Bengtsson - I Can't Go On
4. Benjamin Ingrosso - Good Lovin'
5. Jeffrey - Dans For Mig
6. Jordan Fisher - Lookin' Like That
7. Le Freak - 25 Hours A Day
8. Carl Lewis - Break It Up
9. Pet Shop Boys - The Pop Kids
10. Jordan Fisher - All About Us
11. Sandra Kim - Tokyo Boy
12. Pet Shop Boys - Twenty-Something
13. Mariette - A Million Years
14. Hanna Lindblad - Manipulated (Remix Extended)
15. Aretha Franklin & George Michael - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) (Edited Remix)
16. Erasure - Love You To The Sky
17. Aretha Franklin - Rock-A-Lott (Street Mix - Radio Edit)
18. Dag Taylor - Trouble
19. Zayn - Like I Would (Dave Audé Mix)
20. Benjamin Ingrosso - Crystal Clear
21. Anton Hagman - Kiss You Goodbye
22. Steps - One For Sorrow
23. David Charvet - Teach Me How To Love (Graham Stack Radio Edit)
24. Céline Dion - One Heart (Original 3 Pop Edit)



This list shows which songs I've listened to the most this month, on my computer and my iPod. A regularly updated list of my all-time favourite songs can be found here.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017

Eurotix - Conquer The Universe (EP)

Artwork by Jimmy Dyrebrant
Mine and Larry Forsberg's synthpop project Eurotix just released the new digital EP "Conquer The Universe" so get ready for a retro synthpop and euro disco explosion!

Fans of Eurovision and Melodifestivalen – Sweden's preselection – might find it interesting to know that the title track started out as a demo for Swedish singer Magnus Carlsson of Alcazar fame. Our version is less "schlager" and more synthpop though.

The EP also includes the uptempo tracks "When Did Your Heart Grow Cold?" and "I'll Be Your Satellite", both inspired by eighties dance music. "If You Were A War" is the only ballad on the EP, with sad lyrics partly written by Dennis. Fun fact: Dennis' mum actually cried the first time he played the song for her.

Listen to the whole EP down under. Support us by buying or streaming the EP. It's out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK, Amazon US, Tidal, Google Play and more. You can still get our CD albums from our official store.

"Conquer The Universe" tracklist:

1. Conquer The Universe
2. When Did Your Heart Grow Cold?
3. If You Were A War
4. I'll Be Your Satellite