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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 gustavodefilpo Posted: Feb 23, 2018 4:01 AM (UTC)

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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
#vinylrecords #vinylcollection #vinylcollectionpost #recordcollection #backtoblack #backtovinyl #needletotheplastic
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
#vinylrecords #vinylcollection #vinylcollectionpost #recordcollection #backtoblack #backtovinyl #needletotheplastic
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
#vinylrecords #vinylcollection #vinylcollectionpost #recordcollection #backtoblack #backtovinyl #needletotheplastic
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
#vinylrecords #vinylcollection #vinylcollectionpost #recordcollection #backtoblack #backtovinyl #needletotheplastic
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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