Saturday, January 28, 2012

GetGlue - Check into TV, movies, books and music

My friend Nico recommended me to join GetGlue, an online community for people who love movies, music, books and TV series. You can check into these things, and easily share it on Facebook and Twitter. There are also iPhone, iPad and Android apps. If you decide to join, please follow me by going to my profile. See you there!

Update February 2, 2014: GetGlue has jumped the shark, removing all the great things about the website, totally ignoring complaints for the users. So from now on I use this social network instead. Give it a try!

Kylie Minogue - Finer Feelings (2012 Acoustic Version)

My idol Kylie Minogue is celebrating twenty-five years as a pop singer by releasing a new album with acoustic versions of her biggest hits. I'm not a big fan of acoustic music, but it's Kylie we're talking about, so I'll be getting it for sure!

Check out this video of Kylie performing her classic single "Finer Feelings", from her upcoming acoustic album:

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Unreleased ABBA tracks on new CD

I have great news! A deluxe edition of ABBA's final studio album "The Visitors" is being released, and it will include a medley of previously unreleased material called "From A Twinkling Star To A Passing Angel".

This is amazing news for a huge ABBA nerd like me! The deluxe edition will also include a bonus DVD with rare TV performances.

"The Visitors - Deluxe Edition" tracklist:

1. The Visitors
2. Head Over Heels
3. When All Is Said And Done
4. Soldiers
5. I Let The Music Speak
6. One Of Us
7. Two For The Price Of One
8. Slipping Through My Fingers
9. Like An Angel Passing Through My Room
10. Should I Laugh Or Cry*
11. I Am The City*
12. You Owe Me One*
13. Cassandra*
14. Under Attack*
15. The Day Before You Came*
16. From A Twinkling Star To A Passing Angel (Demos)*

Tracks marked with * are bonus tracks.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

ItaLove - L'Amour

ItaLove is a brand new, Swedish italo disco project. Their first EP "L'Amour" is out now on iTunes. Don't miss out on this amazing 80's pastiche!

"L'Amour" tracklist:

1. L'Amour (Extended Version)
2. L'Amour
3. Rendez-Vous
4. Rendez-Vous (Flashback Remix)

Monday, January 23, 2012

La Toya Jackson - Heart Don't Lie (Re-release)

La Toya Jackson's 1984 album "Heart Don't Lie" will be reissued in March by Funky Town Grooves! The album has been remastered from original master tapes and includes seven bonus tracks.

Pre-order your copy of this fantastic pop album now from Amazon UK or Amazon US.

Heart Don't Lie tracklist:

1. Think Twice
2. Heart Don't Lie
3. Bet'cha Gonna Need My Lovin'
4. Private Joy
5. Hot Potato
6. I Like Everything You're Doin'
7. Frustration
8. Without You
9. Bet'cha Gonna Need My Lovin' (Long Version)
10. Heart Don't Lie (12" Version)
11. Hot Potato (Dub Version)
12. Private Joy (Extended Dance Version)
13. Bet'cha Gonna Need My Lovin' (Instrumental Version)
14. Heart Don't Lie (Dub Version)
15. Hot Potato (12" Version)

La Toya Jackson - Imagination (Re-release)

La Toya Jackson's 1986 album "Imagination" will be reissued in March by Funky Town Grooves! The album has been remastered from original master tapes and includes four bonus tracks.

Pre-order your copy of this fantastic pop album now from Amazon UK or Amazon US.

Imagination tracklist:

1. He's A Pretender
2. On A Night Like This
3. How Do I Tell Them
4. Imagination
5. Baby Sister
6. Weak Spot
7. Love Talk
8. Boys Got Somethin' Girls Ain't Got
9. Imagination (Hot Dance Mix)
10. Imagination (Dub Mix)
11. Baby Sister (Instrumental Version)
12. Imagination (7" Remix)

Friday, January 20, 2012

Kelly Marie - The Passion Years

Scottish disco singer Kelly Marie is best known for her 1979 hit single "Feels Like I'm In Love". But between 1985 and 1986 she released a couple of dance-pop singles on Passion Records.

Now, these singles have been released on the compilation CD "The Passion Years". You can order it now from Amazon. However, the sound quality isn't perfect. I noticed quite a lot of distorion on some songs.

The Passion Years tracklist:

1. Don't Let The Flame Die Out
2. Born To Be Alive
3. Are You Ready For Love
4. Hands Up
5. Halfway To Paradise
6. This Time It's For Real
7. Don't Let The Flame Die Out (12" Version)
8. Born To Be Alive (12" Version)
9 Burning (12" Version)
10. Hands Up (12" Version)
11. Halfway To Paradise (12" Version)
12. Are You Ready For Love (12" Version)
13. One Day The Sun Will Shine For Us (12" Version)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

How to restore classic movies

Universal Studios are celebrating their one hundredth anniversary by restoring some of their biggest classics and releasing them on Blu-ray. Among them are "Dracula" (1931), "The Birds", "Frankenstein" (1931) and "Jaws".

Check out this interesting video on how to restore and preserve classic movies:

Friday, January 13, 2012

Cliff Richard - I Just Don't Have The Heart

I've never been a big Cliff Richard fan. Sure, he is very talented and has a beautiful singing voice, but his music just isn't my style. However, there is one huge exception: "I Just Don't Have The Heart" from 1989.

The single was written and produced by Stock Aitken Waterman, my all-time favourite hit makers, and became a big hit in the United Kingdom. I love SAW's wonderful disco-pop sound!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Lucy Ewing is back!

American actress Charlene Tilton is best known for her role as Lucy Ewing on 1980's soap "Dallas". But right now she is one of the contestants on the British TV show "Dancing On Ice". And she looks amazing on the new promotion photos from the show!

Charlene will also return to the new "Dallas" spinoff, airing this summer, as her original character Lucy. For more news on the upcoming show, check out the show's official website.

Photo: ITV Network

Mylène Farmer - Du Temps

Do you know of French pop singer Mylène Farmer? If not, maybe you've heard Kate Ryan's cover versions of her biggest hits "Libertine" (1986) and "Désenchantée" (1991). Here is the video to Mylène's brand new single "Du Temps", a great dance-pop track!

"Du Temps" is available on iTunes.

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Samantha Fox albums re-released in 2012!

I'm so excited! 1980's icon Samantha Fox has announced on Twitter that her first four albums, "Touch Me" (1986), "Samantha Fox" (1987), "I Wanna Have Some Fun" (1988) and "Just One Night" (1991) will be re-released as remastered special editions!

Each album will include a bonus disc with rare tracks and remixes from that era. Samantha also announced that some previously unreleased tracks will be included, for example "Forever True", "Walking On Broken Glass" and her version of Boy Krazy's hit "That's What Love Can Do".

Cherry Pop are behind these special editions so we can expect perfect sound quality and Stock Aitken Waterman/PWL rarities. I'll get back to you when I know more!

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Cleopatra on Blu-ray

The classic masterpiece "Cleopatra" is finally being released on Blu-ray in February! Starring the amazing Elizabeth Taylor, this 1963 film won four Oscars and has been digitally remastered in high definition.

Order your copy now from Amazon UK.

"Still the most expensive movie ever made, 'Cleopatra' nearly bankrupted 20th Century Fox. It also scandalised the world with the very public affair of its two major stars, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. But Joseph L Mankiewicz's 1963 epic deserves to be remembered for more than its off-screen troubles."

An Affair To Remember on Blu-ray

Another classic is being released on Blu-ray. The 1951 movie "An Affair To Remember", starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr, won two Oscars and have been digitally restored for this release.

Order it now, from Amazon UK or Amazon US.

"Grant and Kerr are strangers on an ocean liner, involved with other people, but who can't resist each other for a shipboard romance. They decide to test whether this is the real thing by agreeing to split up, then meet in six months atop the Empire State Building."

Monday, January 02, 2012

New Titanic TV series

Speaking of "Downton Abbey", the show's creator Julian Fellowes has created the new TV series "Titanic", premiering on ITV in April 1912, one hundred years after the real RMS Titanic sank. I'm very excited about this show since I'm very interested in the real Titanic. I also love British drama series!

"The series features four intertwined narratives which follow different characters to a cliff-hanger where the ship founders. The final episode will draw the different stories together and show which of the characters survive."

Sunday, January 01, 2012

ABBA - Happy New Year

I just want to wish you all a happy new year! I am really excited about 2012 and I hope it will be a great year for all of us. Now, let's enjoy the best new year's song ever: