Saturday, June 30, 2012

ABBA - The Essential Collection

The new ABBA box set "The Essential Collection" is being released on September 3. It includes two CD's with the group's biggest hits and best known album tracks, a DVD with all videos, plus an illustrated book.

The only thing new to me is two Spanish videos, something I'm not that interested in, so I'm not getting the collection. I wish they would release the full version of "Just Like That" instead, but I doubt that will never happen.

"The Essential Collection" is great for beginners and for fans who don't already have all the previous CD's and DVD's. You can pre-order it now from Amazon. The CD box and the DVD will also be sold separately.

"The Essential Collection" tracklist - CD 1:

1. People Need Love
2. He Is Your Brother
3. Ring Ring
4. Love Isn't Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough)
5. Waterloo
6. Honey, Honey
7. So Long
8. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
9. SOS
10. Mamma Mia
11. Bang-A-Boomerang
12. Fernando
13. Dancing Queen
14. Money, Money, Money
15. Knowing Me, Knowing You
16. That's Me
17. The Name Of The Game
18. Take A Chance On Me
19. Eagle
20. One Man, One Woman
21. Thank You For The Music
22. Summer Night City

"The Essential Collection" tracklist - CD 2:

1. Chiquitita
2. Does Your Mother Know
3. Voulez-Vous
4. Angeleyes
5. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
6. I Have A Dream
7. The Winner Takes It All
8. Super Trouper
9. On And On And On
10. Lay All Your Love On Me
11. Happy New Year
12. One Of Us
13. When All Is Said And Done
14. Head Over Heels
15. The Visitors
16. The Day Before You Came
17. Under Attack

"The Essential Collection" tracklist - DVD:

1. Waterloo
2. Ring Ring
3. Mamma Mia
4. SOS
5. Bang-A-Boomerang
6. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
7. Fernando
8. Dancing Queen
9. Money, Money, Money
10. Knowing Me, Knowing You
11. That's Me
12. The Name Of The Game
13. Take A Chance On Me
14. Eagle
15. One Man, One Woman
16. Thank You For The Music
17. Summer Night City
18. Chiquitita
19. Does Your Mother Know
20. Voulez-Vous
21. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
22. On And On And On
23. The Winner Takes It All
24. Super Trouper
25. Happy New Year
26. When All Is Said And Done
27. One Of Us
28. Head Over Heels
29. The Day Before You Came
30. Under Attack
31. Estoy Soñando
32. Conociéndome, Conociéndote
33. Gracias Por La Música
34. Felicidad
35. No Hay A Quien Culpar
36. The Last Video

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Singin' In The Rain on Blu-ray

The classic movie musical "Singin' In The Rain" is finally being released on Blu-ray! The film premiered in 1952 and starred the unforgettable Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds.

The movie has been remastered in high definition and the disc will include lots of extras. Pre-order "Singin' In The Rain" now from Amazon UK and Amazon US.

"Gene Kelly stars as a Hollywood star of the silent era who finds his career jeopardized when he and his shrill-voiced leading ladymust appear in a talkie together."

Jennifer Lopez - Dance Again... The Hits

In July, the amazing Jennifer Lopez is releasing her first greatest hits collection "Dance Again... The Hits", including singles such as "On The Floor", "Waiting For Tonight" and "Love Don't Cost A Thing". The deluxe edition will include three bonus tracks and a bonus DVD with music videos.

Personally, I often prefer the album versions of her singles, without rap. And the DVD is a bit cheap, lots of videos are missing. So I think I'll pass on this. But you can pre-order "Dance Again... The Hits" now from Amazon UK and Amazon US.

"Dance Again... The Hits" tracklist - CD:

1. Dance Again
2. Goin' In
3. I'm Into You
4. On The Floor
5. Love Don't Cost A Thing
6. If You Had My Love
7. Waiting For Tonight
8. Get Right
9. Jenny From The Block (Trackmasters Remix)
10. I'm Real (Murder Remix)
11. Do It Well
12. Ain't It Funny (Murder Remix)
13. Feelin' So Good (Remix)
14. All I Have*
15. Qué Hiciste*
16. Let's Get Loud*

"Dance Again... The Hits" tracklist - DVD:

Dance Again*
On The Floor*
Love Don't Cost A Thing*
If You Had My Love*
Waiting For Tonight*
Get Right*
Jenny From The Block*
I'm Real (Murder Remix)*
Do It Well*
Ain't It Funny (Murder Remix)*
Feelin' So Good (Remix)*

Songs marked with * are bonus tracks, only available on the deluxe edition of the album.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Kylie Minogue - Mardi Gras Sydney 2012

Check out this video of Kylie Minogue performing live at the 2012 Mardi Gras in Sydney, Australia. It's always a joy seeing videos with pop goddess Kylie!

Kylie performs the following tracks in the video: "Aphrodite", "Wow", "In Your Eyes", "Love At First Sight", "I Believe In You", "Celebration", "Better The Devil You Know", "Slow", "Put Your Hands Up (If You Feel Love)" and "All The Lovers".

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Cheryl Cole - Screw You, Under The Sun & Call My Name

As I've written before, former Girls Aloud singer Cheryl Cole is back with a brand new album called "A Million Lights". Check out the following videos of her performing the album tracks "Screw You", "Under The Sun" and "Call My Name" live.

More information on the album and on how to buy it can be found in my last blog post about Cheryl. Enjoy!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Mimi Oh - Kom Hit Och Dansa

I want to tell all you eighties lovers about Swedish pop singer Mimi Oh. She competed in Melodifestivalen 2012 – the Swedish pre-selection to the Eurovision Song Contest – with the wonderful track "Det Går För Långsamt".

But my favourite track by Mimi is the amazing "Kom Hit Och Dansa" from 2011. This song has an amazing eighties retro sound and it's available on Mimi's EP "1986". You can buy it on iTunes. Enjoy!

Indiana Jones on Blu-ray

Listen up, adventure lovers! All Indiana Jones movies are finally being released on Blu-ray this October. I've loved these movies since I was a kid so I'm very excited about this release!

The box includes "Raiders Of The Lost Ark" (1981), "Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom" (1984), "Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade" (1989) and "Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull" (2008), remastered in high definition.

The box also includes a fifth disc filled with extras. You can pre-order your copy now from Amazon UK and Amazon US.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The new Dallas spinoff is a success!

The new "Dallas" spinoff series premiered on June 13 and was watched by 6,9 million people, only in the US. It ranks as the number one scripted series premiere on all of cable for the year-to-date.

Larry Hagman, Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy all returned as their iconic characters from the original show. I'm so glad the series is doing so well when other spinoffs of older soaps have bombed. The world needs more real drama series instead of cheap reality shows!

I hope the show will do just as good here in Europe. What did you think of the pilot? Whatever you do, don't miss this amazing soap opera!

Photo: TNT

Monday, June 18, 2012

Bananarama - 30 Years Of Bananarama

Bananarama, the biggest girl group of the 80's, is releasing the brand new compilation "30 Years Of Bananarama" on July 9. It will include amazing pop hits such as "Venus", "Cruel Summer", "I Heard A Rumour" and "Love In The First Degree".

The CD doesn't include anything new or very rare, which is a bit disappointing, but I'll definately get this for the bonus DVD, which include all their music videos!

You can pre-order "30 Years Of Bananarama" now from Amazon, Play and HMV.

"30 Years Of Bananarama" CD tracklist:

1. Aie A Mwana
2. Really Saying Something
3. Shy Boy
4. Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye)
5. Cruel Summer
6. Robert De Niro's Waiting
7. Venus
8. I Heard A Rumour
9. Love In The First Degree
10. I Can't Help It
11. I Want You Back
12. Love, Truth & Honesty
13. Nathan Jones
14. Help!
15. Only Your Love
16. Preacher Man
17. Movin' On
18. Every Shade Of Blue
19. Move In My Direction
20. Look On The Floor
21. Love Comes
22. Love Don't Live Here

"30 Years Of Bananarama" DVD tracklist:

1. Really Saying Something
2. Shy Boy
3. Cheers Then
4. Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye)
5. Cruel Summer
6. Robert De Niro's Waiting
7. Rough Justice
8. Hotline To Heaven
9. The Wild Life
10. Do Not Disturb
11. Venus
12. More Than Physical
13. A Trick Of The Night
14. I Heard A Rumour
15. Love In The First Degree
16. I Can't Help It
17. I Want You Back
18. Love, Truth & Honesty
19. Nathan Jones
20. Help!
21. Only Your Love
22. Preacher Man
23. Long Train Running
24. Tripping On Your Love
25. Movin' On
26. Last Thing On My Mind
27. More, More, More
28. Every Shade Of Blue
29. Take Me To Your Heart
30. Move In My Direction
31. Look On The Floor
32. Love Comes
33. Love Don't Live Here
34. Venus (Extended Version)
35. I Can't Help It (Extended Version)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Ivi Adamou - La La Love

The wonderful Ivi Adamou from Cyprus became famous when competing in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 with the amazing dance-pop track "La La Love"! It was one of my favourites this year.

You can buy this great song on iTunes. There are some cool club remixes available too. It's also available on Spotify. Let's make it climb the charts!

"La La Love" tracklist:

1. La La Love
2. La La Love (Rico Bernasconi Remix Edit)
3. La La Love (Rico Bernasconi Remix)

Titanic on Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D

James Cameron's masterpiece "Titanic" is finally being released on Blu-ray on September 10. The movie premiered in 1997 and starred Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio. This new edition will include loads of new and old bonus material.

I was thirteen when the movie premiered and saw it twice at the cinema. I've always been interested in the ship itself and no one has been able to recreate the magic Titanic on screen like James Cameron did.

You can pre-order the Blu-ray edition of "Titanic" from Amazon UK and Amazon US. There will also be a 3D Blu-ray of the movie. Personally, I'm not a big fan of watching movies in 3D so I'll stick to the regular Blu-ray disc.

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Jedward - Young Love

The Irish pop duo Jedward are back with their third studio album "Young Love". It will be released in Germany on June 22, in Europe and the UK on June 25 and in the US on June 26.

The album is filled with great pop tunes, including the Eurovision Song Contest hit "Waterline". You can already pre-order the album from Amazon UK.

"Young Love" tracklist:

1. Waterline
2. Young Love
3. What's Your Number
4. A Girl Like You
5. Luminous
6. Give It Up
7. Happens In The Dark
8. All I Want Is You
9. What It Feels Like
10. How Did You Know
11. Can't Forget You
12. P.O.V.
13. Never Better
14. Cool Heros
15. School's Out

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Cheryl Cole - A Million Lights

Former Girls Aloud member Cheryl Cole is back with the new solo album "A Million Lights"! It will be released on June 18 and include the cool dance single "Call My Name".

You can pre-order the deluxe edition of "A Million Lights" from Amazon UK and Amazon US. It includes four bonus tracks.

"A Million Lights" tracklist:

1. Under The Sun
2. Call My Name
3. Craziest Things
4. Girl In The Mirror
5. A Million Lights
6. Screw You
7. Love Killer
8. Ghetto Baby
9. Sexy Den A Mutha
10. Mechanics of the Heart
11. All Is Fair
12. Boys Lie*
13. One Thousand*
14. Telescope*
15. Last One Standing*

Tracks marked with * are bonus tracks and not available on all editions of the album.

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Pete Waterman Presents The Hit Factory (The Soundtrack To A Generation)

As you know, my favourite songwriters and producers are Stock Aitken Waterman, who produced hits in the 80's and 90's for artists such as Kylie Minogue, Jason Donovan, Rick Astley, Bananarama, Dead Or Alive, Donna Summer, Steps and Samantha Fox.

On July 9, they're releasing a new box set, a must for both fans and beginners. You can pre-order the deluxe edition from Amazon. It includes a bonus disc with rarities.

"The Hit Factory" tracklist - CD 1:

1. Mel & Kim - Respectable
2. Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up
3. Kylie Minogue - I Should Be So Lucky
4. Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
5. Bananarama - Love In The First Degree
6. Jason Donovan - Too Many Broken Hearts
7. Sonia - You'll Never Stop Me Loving You
8. Lonnie Gordon - Happenin' All Over Again
9. Loveland - Let The Music (Lift You Up)
10. Sybil - When I'm Good And Ready
11. Brother Beyond - The Harder I Try
12. Hazell Dean - Whatever I Do (Wherever I Go)
13. Divine - You Think You're A Man
14. Sinitta - Toy Boy
15. Big Fun - Blame It On The Boogie
16. Pepsi & Shirlie - Heartache
17. Princess - Say I'm Your Number One
18. Kylie Minogue & Jason Donovan - Especially For You
19. Steps - Heartbeat

"The Hit Factory" tracklist - CD 2:

1. Kylie Minogue - Hand On Your Heart
2. Bananarama - Venus
3. Hazell Dean - Who's Leaving Who
4. Cliff Richard - I Just Don't Have The Heart
5. Rick Astley - Together Forever
6. Sinitta - Cross My Broken Heart
7. Samantha Fox - Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now
8. Dead Or Alive - Lover Come Back To Me
9. Opus III - It's A Fine Day
10. Stock Aitken Waterman - Roadblock
11. Princess - I'll Keep On Loving You
12. Lonnie Gordon - Beyond Your Wildest Dreams
13. Jason Donovan - Sealed With A Kiss
14. Sybil - The Love I Lost
15. Brother Beyond - He Ain't No Competition
16. Sonia - Listen To Your Heart
17. The Reynolds Girls - I'd Rather Jack
18. Mel & Kim - Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend)
19. Steps - Tragedy
20. The W.I.P. 2 Tribute Mix

"The Hit Factory" tracklist - CD 3:

1. Princess - Say I'm Your Number One (Princess To A King Mix)
2. Mondo Kané - New York Afternoon (Extended Version)
3. The Three Degrees - The Heaven I Need (Extended Version)
4. Morgan McVey Feat. Neneh Cherry - Looking Good Diving (With The Wild Bunch)
5. Mandy Smith - I Just Can't Wait (Alternative 12" Mix)
6. Precious Wilson - Only The Strong Survive (Extended Version)
7. Sybil - When I'm Good And Ready (Original 12" Mix)
8. Jason Donovan - Too Many Broken Hearts (Party Hearty Mix)
9. Kylie Minogue - What Do I Have To Do (Billy The Fish Mix)
10. Dolly Dots - What A Night (Party Night) (12" Remix)
11. Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) (Buzzing Bees Mix)

New Tomb Raider gameplay trailer

I love adventure games and I'm a big fan of the "Tomb Raider" series. Check out this brand new gameplay trailer for the upcoming "Tomb Raider" game. Looks pretty cool, doesn't it? The game will be released in 2013 but you can already pre-order it from Amazon UK and Amazon US.

Friday, June 01, 2012

Acid House Kings - I Just Called To Say Jag Älskar Dig (SAW Remix By Nixon)

I've never heard of Swedish pop group Acid House Kings until I stumbled on "I Just Called To Say Jag Älskar Dig (SAW Remix By Nixon)".

This cool retro remix is inspired by the 80's sound of my favourite producers Stock Aitken Waterman and their colleagues at PWL.

The track was remixed by the same guy who co-produced my single "Die From A Broken Heart". PWL fans will love it, for sure! This awesome remix is available on iTunes and Spotify.