Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Gipsy & Queen, Empire, New Order, Macho Gang, PWL and more

New CD's in my record collection: "Action" by Gipsy & Queen, "Macho & Lions" by Macho Gang, "Teardrops (On The Discofloor)" by Nicki French, the "Empire" soundtrack, "Greatest Hits & Remixes" by Joe Yellow, "It's My Time (Remix Promo)" by Jade Ewen and "We Don't Wanna Put In (Remix Promo)" by Stephane & 3G.

"Singles" by New Order, "Fun Bun" by Coo Coo, "The World Remixes" by Michael Fortunati (including two PWL remixes), "Noel" by Noel, reissue of "Wright Back At You" by Betty Wright, "Black French" by Joëlle Ursull, "Kiss And Make Up" by Paul Varney and finally "Magic" and "Turn Me On" by Sean Smith.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Steps - Neon Blue (Video + Remixes)

Today, the amazing pop group Steps premiered the video for their brand new single "Neon Blue" and you can check it out down below. This is the third single taken from Steps' wonderful comeback album "Tears On The Dance Floor". If you haven't bought the album already, you've missed out on something brilliant.

There are a number of new remixes and a brand new radio edit of the track, most of them available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon ect. Here is a list of all the different versions:

"Neon Blue" versions:

Neon Blue (Radio Edit)
Neon Blue (7th Heaven Radio Edit)
Neon Blue (7th Heaven Club Mix)
Neon Blue (Adam Turner Radio Edit)
Neon Blue (Adam Turner Club Mix)

Friday, August 04, 2017

Samantha Fox, Martha Wash, Shirley Lewis, Shirley Murdock and more

New additions to my record collection: The "Play It Again, Sam: The Fox Box" box set by eighties icon Samantha Fox arrived today and it's gorgeous. I can't wait to play through the CD's and watch all the videos on the DVD's.

"Martha Wash", "Give It To You" and "Carry On" by Martha Wash, "The Weather Girls" by The Weather Girls, "Passion" by Shirley Lewis, "Trust" by Brother Beyond, "Shirley Murdock!" by Shirley Murdock, the compilations "Rock'N Up Sampler 88: 11-12", "Best Disco Vol. 3""The Best Of Italo Disco - Unreleased Remixes" and finally "Temptation" by Corina and "New Day/Dream Of Me" by Nilla Backman (of Katz) and Philip.

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

In A Heartbeat - Gay themed animated short film

Everyone should check out the beautiful animated short film "In A Heartbeat" by Beth David and Esteban Bravo at Ringling College Of Art And Design. It follows a closeted schoolboy who risks being outed by his own heart after it pops out of his chest to chase down the boy of his dreams.

I wish there were more movies like this, especially targeted to children and teens. I'm sure that would help prevent bullying and homophobia.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Monthly chart - July 2017

1. Sophie - Same
2. Animotion - I Want You (7" Remix)
3. Citizen Four - Want You Back
4. Deborah Harry - In Love With Love (London Extended Mix)
5. Tracy Spencer - Run To Me
6. Fantasia - Tonight's the Night (Dancing Fish Mix)
7. Coro - Where Are You Tonight
8. Radiorama - Bad Boy You
9. Velvet & Therese - Don't Stop
10. Benjamin Falk - Bills In Beverly Hills (Casanova Mix)
11. Stacey Q - Give You All My Love (Hot Version)
12. Donny Montell - Move Your Body
13. Gina Lamour - I'm Gonna Make You Want Me
14. Liam Payne - Strip That Down
15. Male Room - Now That I'm A Man
16. Lisa Carter - Doctor's Orders (The PWL Remix)
17. Rita Ora - Your Song (Cahill Radio Edit)
18. Stephane & 3G - We Don't Wanna Put In (7th Heaven Radio Mix)
19. Climie Fisher - Love Changes (Everything) (House Mix)
20. Moulin Rouge - High Energy Boy (Extended Mix Version)
21. Sean Smith - Magic (Andy Sikorski Edit)
22. LaGaylia Frazier - My Meditation (Avenza Remix Radio Edit)
23. Damian - The Time Warp (PWL Extended Remix)
24. Skylar Stecker - Only Want You (Dave Audé Radio Edit)
25. Damian - Wig Wam Bam (Extended Version)
26. Lina - Can't Keep Falling (Cahill Radio Edit)
27. Lisa Nilsson - Who's That Boy (Remix Version)
28. Tracy Spencer - Love Is Like A Game
29. Bros - I Owe You Nothing (The Shep Pettibone Mix)
30. Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive (The Shep Pettibone Radio Mix)

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.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Debbie Gibson - We Could Be Together - Box Set 1987-2017

Another one of my idols, the lovely Debbie Gibson, is releasing a box set through the Edsel label on October 27. It will consist of ten CD's and three DVD's, including the remastered and expanded studio albums "Out Of The Blue" (1987), "Electric Youth" (1989), "Anything Is Possible" (1990), "Body Mind Soul" (1993), "Think With Your Heart" (1995), "Deborah" (1996), "M.Y.O.B." (2001) and "Ms. Vocalist" (2010).

But that's not all. The set is packed with bonuses like music videos, concerts, remixes and rare tracks, even brand new ones. You can pre-order your copy now from Amazon UK. Check out the full tracklists down below.

"Out Of The Blue" tracklist:

1. Out Of The Blue
2. Staying Together
3. Only In My Dreams
4. Foolish Beat
5. Red Hot
6. Wake Up To Love
7. Shake Your Love
8. Fallen Angel
9. Play The Field
10. Between The Lines
11. Only In My Dreams (Extended Club Mix)
12. Shake Your Love (Club Mix)
13. Out Of The Blue (Club Mix)
14. Staying Together (Remix)
15. Foolish Beat (Extended Mix)

"Electric Youth" tracklist:

1. Who Loves Ya Baby?
2. Lost In Your Eyes
3. Love In Disguise
4. Helplessly In Love
5. Silence Speaks (A Thousand Words)
6. Should've Been The One
7. Electric Youth
8. No More Rhyme
9. Over The Wall
10. We Could Be Together
11. Shades Of The Past
12. Lost In Your Eyes (Piano And Vocal Mix)
13. Silence Speaks (A Thousand Words) (Acoustic Mix)
14. No More Rhyme (Acoustic Mix)
15. We Could Be Together (Campfire Mix)
16. Electric Youth (Latin Edit)
17. Over The Wall (Dub Version)
18. We Could Be Together (Extended Version)

"Anything Is Possible" tracklist:

1. Another Brick Falls
2. Anything Is Possible
3. Reverse Psychology
4. One Step Ahead
5. Stand Your Ground
6. Deep Down
7. It Must've Been My Boy
8. Lead Them Home My Dreams
9. One Hand, One Heart
10. Sure
11. Negative Energy
12. Mood Swings
13. Try
14. In His Mind
15. Where Have You Been?
16. This So-Called Miracle
17. So Close To Forever
18. The Most Beautiful Love Song

"Body Mind Soul" tracklist:

1. Love Or Money
2. Do You Have It In Your Heart?
3. Free Me
4. Shock Your Mama
5. Losin' Myself
6. How Can This Be?
7. When I Say No
8. Little Birdie
9. Kisses 4 One
10. Tear Down These Walls
11. Goodbye
12. Eyes Of The Child
13. Love Or Lust
14. Kisses 4 One (Percapella)
15. Losin' Myself (T-Ray's Acoustic Mix)
16. Free Me (Extended Mix)

"Think With Your Heart" tracklist:

1. For Better Or Worse
2. Didn't Have The Heart
3. Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
4. Dancin' In My Mind
5. Dontcha Want Me Now?
6. Can't Do It Alone
7. Think With Your Heart
8. Too Fancy
9. You Don't Have To See
10. Two Young Kids
11. Interlude/Tony's Rehearsal
12. Let's Run Away
13. Call Yourself A Lover
14. You Know Me

"Deborah" tracklist:

1. Prelude
2. Ode To A Would-Be Lover
3. Moonchild
4. Only Words
5. Naturally
6. Nobody's You
7. Cry Tonight
8. Where I Wanna Be
9. Butterflies Are Free
10. Give Me Your Love
11. Just Wasn't Love
12. I Can't
13. People
14. Don't Rain On My Parade
15. I Will Let You Go
16. My Girlfriend's Boyfriend (Maxi-Pop)
17. You Belong To Me
18. Only In My Dreams (1997 Dance Edit)
19. Only Words (Dance Edit)
20. My Boyfriend's Girlfriend (Unplugged)

"M.Y.O.B." tracklist:

1. M.Y.O.B.
2. Your Secret
3. What You Want
4. Down That Road
5. The One
6. Wishing You Were Here
7. What Part Of No
8. In Blue
9. Jaded
10. Knock Three Times (Feat. Tony Orlando)
11. The Last Word
12. Light The World (Feat. Peabo Bryson)
13. Comes Right Back (Campfire Mix)
14. M.Y.O.B. (Dance Mix)
15. Your Secret (Hot Vocal Radio Mix)

"Ms. Vocalist" tracklist:

1. Tsunami
2. Say Yes
3. I Love You
4. Roman Hikou
5. Suddenly - Love Story Wa Totsuzen
6. True Love
7. Hitomi Wo Tojite
8. Sakurazaka
9. However
10. Robinson
11. Lost In Your Eyes 2010 (English Version)
12. Sekaiju No Dareyori Kitto (Feat. Eric Martin)
13. Lost In Your Eyes 2010 (Japanese Version)

"The Remixes" tracklist:

1. Electric Youth (Deep House Mix)
2. We Could Be Together (House Mix)
3. Anything Is Possible (12" Remix)
4. One Step Ahead (Club Mix)
5. Losin' Myself (12" Masters At Work)
6. Free Me (Smoove Free Club Mix)
7. Only Words (Arena Club Vocal Mix)
8. Only In My Dreams 1998 (Club Mix)
9. Your Secret (Secret Party Mix)
10. Medley (Debbie Gibson Mega Mix)

"Stage, Screen & Beyond" tracklist:

1. In The Still Of The Night (I'll Remember)
2. Come Home (Wonder Years)
3. Without You
4. Someday (Feat. Chris Cuevas)
5. Hopelessly Devoted To You
6. You're The One That I Want (Feat. Craig McLachlan)
7. With All My Heart
8. Someone You Love (Feat. The O'Neill Brothers)
9. Sounds Like Love
10. Say Goodbye (Feat. Jordan Knight)
11. Naked
12. Already Gone
13. Rise
14. Promises
15. Wonderland (Cutting Room Floor Mix)
16. Snake Charmer
17. Famous
18. RCVR (Big Black Delta)
19. Rise (Revolution Mix)
20. Dance Dance
21. Cougar
22. Pop Circus
23. Only In My Dreams 2016 (Acoustic Version)

DVD 1: "The Videos" tracklist:

1. Only In My Dreams
2. Shake Your Love
3. Out Of The Blue
4. Foolish Beat
5. Staying Together
6. Lost In Your Eyes
7. Electric Youth
8. No More Rhyme
9. We Could Be Together
10. Anything Is Possible
11. This So-Called Miracle
12. One Hand, One Heart
13. Someday (Feat. Chris Cuevas)
14. Losin' Myself
15. Shock Your Mama
16. You're The One That I Want (Feat. Craig McLachlan)
17. For Better Or Worse
18. Didn't Have The Heart
19. Only Words
20. What You Want
21. Already Gone
22. I Love You
23. Shake Your Love (12" Version)
24. Out Of The Blue (12" Version)
25. Electric Youth (Long Version)
26. We Could Be Together (Long Version)
27. Anything Is Possible (UK Version)
28. Only Words (Dance Version)
29. Electric Youth Reloaded (Feat. Jace Hall)

DVD 2: "Concerts" tracklist:

Live In Pittsburgh - The Out Of The Blue Tour (1988)

1. Staying Together
2. Foolish Beat
3. Shake Your Love
4. In The Still Of The Night (I'll Remember)
5. Lost In Your Eyes
6. Should've Been The One
7. Out Of The Blue
8. Only In My Dreams
9. We Could Be Together
10. Crocodile Rock

Live In Atlanta - The Electric Youth World Tour (1989)

1. Who Loves Ya Baby?
2. Over The Wall
3. Lost In Your Eyes
4. Don't Flirt With Me
5. Dance To The Music
6. Love Under My Pillow
7. Should've Been The One
8. We Could Be Together
9. No More Rhyme
10. Electric Youth

DVD 3: "Concerts" tracklist:

Live In Nashville - Tin Pan South (1995)

1. For Better Or Worse
2. Didn't Have The Heart
3. Your Love Amazes Me
4. Too Fancy
5. Lost In Your Eyes
6. Let's Run Away
7. Will You Love Me Tomorrow?

Friday, July 14, 2017

Dynasty: My Al Corley CD collection

As you probably know, I'm a huge fan och eighties soap opera "Dynasty", where the cute Al Corley played gay character Stephen Carrington. But Al wasn't just an actor, he was also a singer. This is my CD collection of Al's music: "Square Rooms" (1984), "Riot Of Color" (1986), "The Big Picture" (1988) and the remix single "Land Of The Giants" (1988).

My favourite songs of his are the italo disco sounding "Square Rooms", "Give It Up" and "Cold Dresses".

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Rare CD's: Hi-NRG, italo disco, freestyle, eurobeat

I've found loads of rare CD's, most of them imported from Japan and Italy: "Curiosity" by Regina, "Love Stories" by Mela (Clara Moroni), "Love Is The Name Of The Game" by Patty Ryan, "The Love I Lost" by Seventh Avenue, "My World" and "The Only Reason" by Sophie (Elena Ferretti), "Coro" by Coro, "Man 2 Man" by Man 2 Man and "Raffaella (1988)" by Raffaella Carrà.

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Italo disco, synthpop, R&B and freestyle galore

New CD's in my record collection: Remastered reissues of "Let's Start Now" and "Dance Control" by Mike Mareen, "No. 1" by Silent Circle and "Balla... The First Dance" by Francesco Napoli. "Référence 80" by Righeira, "Shout Back" by Daniela Simmons, remastered reissue of the André Cymone produced "Girl Talk" by The Girls, the Pet Shop Boys produced "Future Boy (The Complete Works)" by Cicero and finally "Candi" by Candi.

Friday, June 30, 2017

My Gina G collection

I'm not just obsessed with eighties music, I also like nineties music, especially kitschy dance-pop and euro disco. The Australian-British singer Gina G is best known for her hit single "Ooh Aah... Just A Little Bit" that represented the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 1996. But she has done so many other great pop songs over the years. Down below is a photo of my Gina G CD collection.

It includes the albums "Fresh!" and "Get Up & Dance", plus different editions of the singles "Ooh Aah... Just A Little Bit", "I Belong To You", "Fresh!", "Ti Amo", "Gimme Some Love", "Every Time I Fall", "Love The Life 96" and "Tonight's The Night".

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Monthly chart - June 2017

1. Steps - Story Of A Heart (7th Heaven Radio Mix)
2. Carly Rae Jepsen - Cut To The Feeling
3. Mariah Carey - You're Mine (Eternal) (Chus & Ceballos Remix Edit)
4. Bananarama - I Heard A Rumour (Original Mix)
5. Katz - One Touch Too Much
6. Stacey Q - Don't Make A Fool Of Yourself (Shep Pettibone Radio Edit)
7. Donny Montell - Screw Me Up
8. Gina G - Tonight's The Night
9. Zoë - Dangerous Affair
10. Liamoo - Burn
11. Samantha Jade - Always
12. Caz Fernández - I'm No Good At Keeping Secrets
13. Jamiroquai - Automaton
14. Bunny X - Lasers & Lace
15. Stacey Q - Out Of My Heart
16. SuperCub - All Kinds Of Amazing (7th Heaven Radio Mix)
17. Jamiroquai - Cloud 9
18. Paul Varney - Kiss And Make Up (Andy Sikorski Edit)
19. Goldfrapp - Rocket (Richard X Eight Four Remix)
20. Adam Lambert - Another Lonely Night
21. Kady Z - Game Over
22. Samantha Jade - Born To Be Alive
23. Alphabeat - Fascination (Bimbo Jones Radio Edit)
24. Bananarama - Nathan Jones (Dave Ford Mix)
25. Kady Z - Beautiful Disaster
26. Ruslana - It's Magical
27. Alphabeat - 10,000 Nights (Bimbo Jones Radio Edit)
28. Dead Or Alive - My Heart Goes Bang (Get Me To The Doctor) (7" Version)
29. Kady Z - Drown You Out
30. Lady Gaga - The Cure (Liam Keegan Radio Edit)
31. Katz - Loving You Is All I Know (Maxi Disco Mix)

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, June 23, 2017

Steps - Story Of A Heart (Video + Remixes)

Today, Steps finally premiered the video for their new single "Story Of A Heart" and you can check it out down below. The video is such a nostalgic trip for those of us who have followed the group since their debut in the nineties.

As you probably know by now, the song is written by ABBA's Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, and is the second single from Steps' wonderful comeback album "Tears On The Dance Floor".

The digital single includes brand new remixes by Cutmore and 7th Heaven, which is always a big plus. I even think that the song is even better as an uptempo track. You can get the remixes now from iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US.

"Story Of A Heart (Remixes)" tracklist:

1. Story Of A Heart (Cutmore Radio Mix)
2. Story Of A Heart (7th Heaven Club Mix)
3. Story Of A Heart (Cutmore Club Mix)
4. Scared Of The Dark (7th Heaven Club Mix)
5. Scared Of The Dark (Wideboys Step It Up Club Mix)

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Liza Minnelli - Results (Re-release)

Is it Christmas? It sure feels like it, because yet another one of my favourite albums are being expanded and reissued. On August 25, Strike Force Entertainment are releasing a deluxe edition of musical icon Liza Minnelli's 1989 album "Results", including bonus remixes and music videos.

This lovely synthpop album is produced by the Pet Shop Boys and includes the electronic singles "Losing My Mind", "Don't Drop Bombs" and "Love Pains", plus the ballad single "So Sorry, I Said". Pre-order your copy of this masterpiece now from Amazon UK or Cherry Red.

"Results" tracklist - CD 1:

1. I Want You Now
2. Losing My Mind
3. If There Was Love
4. So Sorry, I Said
5. Don't Drop Bombs
6. Twist In My Sobriety
7. Rent
8. Love Pains
9. Tonight Is Forever
10. I Can't Say Goodnight

"Results" tracklist - CD 2:

1. Losing My Mind (7" Mix)
2. Losing My Mind (Extended Remix)
3. Losing My Mind (Full Length Ultimix)
4. Losing My Mind (Ultimix Dub)
5. Losing My Mind (Almighty Club Mix)
6. Losing My Mind (Almighty Dub)
7. Losing My Mind (Almighty Transensual Mix)
8. Love Pains (Steve Hurley's Radio Edit)
9. Love Pains (Steve Hurley's Remix)
10. Love Pains (Deep House Pains)
11. Love Pains (Deep Dub)
12. Love Pains (Steve Hurley's Instrumental)

"Results" tracklist - CD 3:

1. Don't Drop Bombs (New 7" Mix)
2. Don't Drop Bombs (Extended Remix)
3. Don't Drop Bombs (Disconet Remix)
4. Don't Drop Bombs (Exterminator Remix)
5. Don't Drop Bombs (Peace And Love Remix)
6. Don't Drop Bombs (Dub Mix)
7. Don't Drop Bombs (Percapella)
8. Don't Drop Bombs (Accapella)
9. Don't Drop Bombs (Instrumental)

"Results" tracklist - DVD 1:

1. Losing My Mind (Video)
2. Don't Drop Bombs (Video)
3. So Sorry, I Said (Video)
4. Love Pains (UK TV Appearance)
5. The Day After That (Video)

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Exposé - What You Don't Know (Re-release)

Another one of my favourite albums are being remastered and reissued on August 18. "What You Don't Know" by freestyle girl group Exposé was originally released in 1989 and includes the singles "What You Don't Know", "Tell Me Why", "Stop, Listen, Look & Think", "Your Baby Never Looked Good In Blue" and "When I Looked At Him". This album is a must for every fan of eighties dance-pop music.

The reissue by Cherry Pop Records will consist of three CD's packed with bonus tracks like B-sides, demos and remixes, plus the previously unreleased track "You Got Me Running". Pre-order your copy now from Amazon UK and Cherry Red. I also recommend the reissue of their debut album "Exposure" too. It's great!

"What You Don't Know" tracklist - CD 1:

1. What You Don't Know
2. Stop, Listen, Look & Think
3. Tell Me Why
4. When I Looked At Him
5. Let Me Down Easy
6. Still Hung Up On You
7. Your Baby Never Looked Good In Blue
8. Now That I Found You
9. Love Don't Hurt (Until You Fall)
10. Didn't It Hurt To Hurt Me
11. Walk Along With Me
12. What You Don't Know (Radio Mix)
13. When I Looked At Him (Single Version)
14. Tell Me Why (Remix Radio Edit)
15. Your Baby Never Looked Good In Blue (Radio Remix)
16. Tell Me Why (7" Remix)
17. Stop, Listen, Look & Think (7" Single Version)
18. Walk Along With Me (Single Version)

"What You Don't Know" tracklist - CD 2:

1. What You Don't Know (Paradise Version)
2. When I Looked At Him (Suave Mix)
3. Tell Me Why (Extended Remix)
4. Stop, Listen, Look & Think (Lambada Mix Radio Edit)
5. What You Don't Know (In Effect Mix)
6. When I Looked At Him (Suave Mix - US Edit)
7. Tell Me Why (Groovehouse Mix)
8. Stop, Listen, Look & Think (House Mix)
9. What You Don't Know (Atomic Mix)
10. Tell Me Why (No Name Mix - Part 1 Dub/Part 2 Vocals)
11. Stop, Listen, Look & Think (L.A. Mix)
12. What You Don't Know (Bass Mix)

"What You Don't Know" tracklist - CD 3:

1. Tell Me Why (12" Remix)
2. Stop, Listen, Look & Think (Deep Thought Mix)
3. What You Don't Know (Crossover Mix)
4. Stop, Listen, Look & Think (Dub Mix)
5. Tell Me Why (Radio Edit)
6. Stop, Listen, Look & Think (7" Club Single Edit)
7. What You Don't Know (Might Hurt You Beats)
8. Stop, Listen, Look & Think (Ambient Mix)
9. Tell Me Why (Voice Me Why Percapella)
10. What You Don't Know (Martineé Expo Mix)
11. Stop, Listen, Look & Think (12" Mix)
12. Tell Me Why (Dakeyne DMC Remix)
13. Stop, Listen, Look & Think (Dub)
14. What You Don't Know (Demo)
15. You Got Me Running