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User Image _fono_fan_ Posted: Oct 5, 2017 5:23 AM (UTC)

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This is Kim Carnes’ eighth studio album released 34 years ago this month, produced by Keith Olsen (best known for his production work for Fleetwood Mac, Ozzy Osbourne, Heart and Pat Benatar).
🎤Kim Carnes
🎵Café Racers
Vinyl, LP – released October 1983
#kimcarnes #caferacers #kimcarnescaferacers #keitholsen
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User Image _fono_fan_ Posted: Feb 24, 2018 7:58 AM (UTC)

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Happy to be posting something from the 90s amongst my mostly 80s posts. This superb blend of acid house, pop and techno was The Beloved’s second and break through album after changing their post-punk influenced sound to a more dance oriented style. Two more studio albums and one remix album would follow after this. After this album original member Steve Waddington left the band and was replaced by other member Jon Marsh’s wife Helena Randall.
🎤The Beloved
🎵Happiness
Vinyl, LP – released February 9th 1990
#thebeloved #happiness #thebelovedhappiness #jonmarsh #stevewaddington #helenarandall #paulstaveleyoduffy
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User Image _fono_fan_ Posted: Feb 23, 2018 6:02 AM (UTC)

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Happy 60th birthday to David Alan Batt, aka David Sylvian, born February 23rd 1958.
David is one of my favourite voices of all time and he still has that amazing soothing timbre of old. He started off as the lead singer with Japan and went solo in 1982 after the split of the band. Through the years he distanced himself more and more from making pop and radio friendly music and that’s why I also gradually dropped out. He individually did however release a beautiful song now and again and, although it’s gone very quiet since he fell ill 6 years ago just before the start of his European ‘Implausible Beauty’ tour, I’m still patiently and secretly hoping for that long awaited ‘return to form’ album…
🎤David Sylvian
🎵The Ink In The Well
Vinyl, 12” single – released September 1984
#davidsylvian #davidalanbatt #theinkinthewell #davidsylviantheinkinthewell #davidsylvianbrillianttrees #japanband #antoncorbijn #stevenye
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User Image _fono_fan_ Posted: Feb 22, 2018 6:11 AM (UTC)

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I really like the artwork developed by Art-O-Matic’s Keith Breeden for Scritti Politti’s second album and related singles. This sleeve of their ‘Wood Beez’ 12” even explains its concept on the back, illustrated with a making of-picture (see picture 2) : ‘1984 – 273cm x 173cm – Honeycomb (bee reference), copper, cotton, acrylic, photo (Aretha Franklin reference), beewax (bee reference), wood (wood reference)’.
The song's subtitle is a reference to Aretha Franklin’s ‘I Say A Little Prayer’, which just like this song was produced by the late Arif Mardin. It is one of my all time favourite pop songs, released as a single 34 years ago this month. Pure perfection !
🎤Scritti Politti
🎵Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin)
Vinyl, LP – released February 1984
#scrittipolitti #woodbeez #woodbeezpraylikearethafranklin #scrittipolittiwoodbeez #greengartside #davidgamson #fredmaher #arifmardin #arethafranklin #artomatic #keithbreeden
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User Image _fono_fan_ Posted: Feb 21, 2018 5:17 AM (UTC)

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‘Powerlight’ was EWF’s 12th studio album and features my favourite track by them, ‘Fall In Love With Me’.
🎤Earth, Wind & Fire
🎵Powerlight
Vinyl, LP – released February 3rd 1983
#earthwindandfire #powerlight #earthwindandfirepowerlight #mauricewhite #philipbailey #verdinewhite #ralphjohnson
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User Image _fono_fan_ Posted: Feb 20, 2018 5:06 AM (UTC)

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Today would have been Walter Becker’s 68th birthday (born February 20th 1950). So happy heavenly birthday to him.
By the way, did you know that the cover of Steely Dan’s fifth studio album, ‘The Royal Scam’, was initially intended for Van Morrison’s unreleased 1975 album ‘Mechanical Bliss’ ? So there you go…
🎤Steely Dan
🎵The Royal Scam
Vinyl, LP – released May 31st 1976
#steelydan #theroyalscam #steelydantheroyalscam #donaldfagen #walterbecker #garykatz #vanmorrison
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User Image _fono_fan_ Posted: Feb 19, 2018 5:17 AM (UTC)

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Dolby’s second album was released 34 years ago this month. It somewhere features backing vocals by Lionel Richie. He probably was returning the favour for Dolby’s contribution to his debut solo album back in 1982.
🎤Thomas Dolby
🎵The Flat Earth
Vinyl, LP – released February 1984
#thomasdolby #theflatearth #thomasdolbytheflatearth #lionelrichie
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User Image _fono_fan_ Posted: Feb 18, 2018 7:30 AM (UTC)

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This album was recorded and released in the same year as Quincy’s soundtrack album for ‘The Wiz’-musical. So 1978 was a very active and busy year for Q… It is one of his finest efforts, with contributions from Herbie Hancock, Chaka Khan, Patti Austin, Valerie Simpson, Gwen Guthrie and Luther Vandross.
🎤Quincy Jones
🎵Sounds ... And Stuff Like That !!
Vinyl, LP – released 1978
#quincyjones #soundsandstufflikethat #quincyjonessoundsandstufflikethat #quincyjonesproductions #herbiehancock #chakakhan #pattiaustin #luthervandross
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User Image _fono_fan_ Posted: Feb 17, 2018 6:19 PM (UTC)

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The Twin’s fourth studio album was released 34 years ago today, almost exactly a year after the previous album from 1983 (see earlier this month). It was recorded with the same producer : the late Alex Sadkin, who died in july 1987 in a motor accident in Nassau where his recording studio was located at the time.
🎤Thompson Twins
🎵Into The Gap
Vinyl, LP – released February 17th 1984
#thompsontwins #intothegap #thompsontwinsintothegap #tombailey #alannahcurrie #joeleeway #alexsadkin
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User Image _fono_fan_ Posted: Feb 17, 2018 8:40 AM (UTC)

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Kate’s debut album ‘The Kick Inside’ turns 40 today ! Hooray !
The album was recorded over a period of two years (from June 1975 to August 1977) and some of the songs she wrote at a fairly young age of only 13 years old.
🎤Kate Bush
🎵The Kick Inside
Vinyl, LP – released February 17th 1978
#katebusk #thekickinside #katebushthekickinside #thekickinside40 #andrewpowell
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User Image _fono_fan_ Posted: Feb 16, 2018 9:21 AM (UTC)

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User Image _fono_fan_ Posted: Feb 15, 2018 5:17 AM (UTC)

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Anybody curious as to the reason for the extra ‘x’ in The Fixx’ band name ?
Well… Worried about the potential drug-user implication of the band's name, MCA insisted on a name change before signing them to the label. A compromise was reached as the band altered the spelling of their name from ‘The Fix’ to ‘The Fixx’ and the deal was duly inked.
🎤The Fixx
🎵Shuttered Room
Vinyl, LP – released May 13th 1982
#thefixx #shutteredroom #thefixxshutteredroom #cycurnin #jameswestoram #rupertgreenall #adamwoods #alfieagius #ruperthine
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User Image _fono_fan_ Posted: Feb 14, 2018 5:15 AM (UTC)

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Today is valentine’s day, so let’s spread some 🖤 with the 12” version of the third and title track-single from Kate’s ‘Hounds Of 🖤’ album, released 32 years ago today.
Happy Valentine’s everyone !
🎤Kate Bush
🎵Hounds Of 🖤
Vinyl, 12” single – released February 14th 1986
#katebush #houndsoflove #katebushhoundsoflove #houndsoflovesingle #valentinesday
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User Image _fono_fan_ Posted: Feb 13, 2018 11:29 AM (UTC)

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On the same day as his ex-Genesis colleague Peter Gabriel’s 31st birthday, Phil Collins released his debut solo album. He based the majority of its songs on the recent seperation from his first wife with most of the lyrical content relating to divorce and relationship breakdown. Some of the material he originally wrote for this album eventually made its way onto Genesis' ‘Duke’ album released the year before. Collins' radio-friendly vocals and increased songwriting contributions helped to make ‘Duke’ a major commercial success and Genesis's first UK number one album in April 1980. ‘Face Value’ was a big and worldwide hit album as well.
🎤Phil Collins
🎵Face Value
Vinyl, LP – released February 13th 1981
#philcollins #facevalue #philcollinsfacevalue #hughpadgham #genesisband #genesisduke
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User Image _fono_fan_ Posted: Feb 13, 2018 5:12 AM (UTC)

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Happy 68th birthday to Peter Gabriel, born February 13th 1950. His debut solo album after a long recording career with Genesis was released 41 years ago this month. The album is often referred to as ‘Peter Gabriel 1’ or ‘Car’ to distinguish it from his three subsequent self titled albums (aka ‘Scratch’, ‘Melt’ and ‘Security’). The beautiful sleeve design is by Storm Thorgerson’s Hipgnosis.
🎤Peter Gabriel
🎵Peter Gabriel (1 / Car)
Vinyl, LP – released February 25th 1977
#petergabriel #petergabriel1 #petergabrielcar #genesisband #bobezrin #stormthorgerson #hipgnosis
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User Image _fono_fan_ Posted: Feb 12, 2018 5:25 AM (UTC)

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This was the fourth Brothers Johnson album produced by Quincy Jones, which features one track with Michael Jackson on backing vocals. All the songs on the album except for one were (co-)written by the late Rod Temperton.
🎤The Brothers Johnson
🎵Light Up The Night
Vinyl, LP – released February 12th 1980
#thebrothersjohnson #lightupthenight #thebrothersjohnsonlightupthenight #louisjohnson #georgejohnson #quincyjones #quincyjonesproductions #rodtemperton #michaeljackson
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User Image _fono_fan_ Posted: Feb 11, 2018 7:36 AM (UTC)

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Today is the 40th release anniversary of the debut album by Nina Hagen’s punk band. It was recorded in the legendary Hansa Studios in Berlin (where Bowie recorded his Berlin trilogy and U2 their ‘Achtung Baby’) and features the hit singles ‘Unbeschreiblich Weiblich’ and ‘TV Glotzer’.
🎤Nina Hagen Band
🎵Nina Hagen Band
Vinyl, LP – released February 11th 1978
#ninahagenband #ninahagen #herwigmitteregger #bernhardpotschka #manfredpraeker #reinholdheil #tommüller #ralfnowy #hansastudios #jimrakete
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User Image _fono_fan_ Posted: Feb 10, 2018 7:09 AM (UTC)

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Blancmange released their debut album back in September 1982. Today it is a one man band : immediately after the band reunited in 2011 (after a 25 year sabbath) second member Steve Luscombe was forced to leave the band after suffering from an abdominal aneurysm. Neil Arthur decided to continue recording and performing as Blancmange, with the assistance of session players. The latest album, ‘Unfurnished Rooms’, was released last year.
🎤Blancmange
🎵Happy Families
Vinyl, LP – released September 24th 1982
#blancmange #happyfamilies #blancmangehappyfamilies #neilarthur #steveluscombe #mikehowlett
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User Image _fono_fan_ Posted: Feb 9, 2018 5:13 AM (UTC)

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33 years ago today the third Associates album was released, the first after founding member Alan Rankine left, making it a one man band from then on. Although it was a commercial failure, recorded over a period of three years with four different but excellent producers, I still think it’s quite a good album with two of my favourite tracks of the band : ‘Perhaps’ and ‘Breakfast’. It also features a duet with Eddi Reader (who later became the lead singer with Fairground Attraction) called ‘The Best Of You’, which was first recorded with Annie Lennox but not used for the album.
🎤Associates
🎵Perhaps
Vinyl, LP – released February 9th 1985
#associates #perhaps #associatesperhaps #theassociates #billymackenzie #daveallen #gregwalsh #martynware #martinrushent #alanrankine #richardhaughton #eddireader #annielennox
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User Image _fono_fan_ Posted: Feb 8, 2018 6:14 AM (UTC)

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This excellent third TT-album was released 35 years ago this month and their first as a trio. It includes the hit single ‘Love On Your Side‘, was produced by Alex Sadkin and features Grace Jones on guest vocals on the track ‘Watching’ (but only on the album version, not on the remixed single version).
🎤Thompson Twins
🎵Quick Step & Side Kick
Vinyl, LP – released February 1983
#thompsontwins #quickstepandsidekick #thompsontwinsquickstepandsidekick #tombailey #alannahcurrie #joeleeway #alexsadkin #gracejones
#vinylrecords #vinylcollection #vinylcollectionpost #recordcollection #backtoblack #backtovinyl #needletotheplastic
User Image _fono_fan_ Posted: Feb 7, 2018 7:19 PM (UTC)

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ABBA’s Benny performing some of his songs on the piano. That’s it, simply beautiful...
🎤Benny Andersson
🎵Piano
Vinyl, LP – released September 29th 2017
#bennyandersson #piano #bennyanderssonpiano #abba #chessmusical #kristinafrånduvemåla #bennyanderssonsorkester
#vinylrecords #vinylcollection #vinylcollectionpost #recordcollection #backtoblack #backtovinyl #vinylrecords