Tuesday, 3 September 2019

The Chimes ‎– The Chimes (1990)

Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul 
Frmat: CD, Vinyl
Label: Big Break Records, Kola Red ‎

1-01.   The Chimes - Love So Tender
1-02.   The Chimes - Heaven
1-03.   The Chimes - True Love
1-04.   The Chimes - 1-2-3
1-05.   The Chimes - Underestimate
1-06.   The Chimes - Love Comes To Mind
1-07.   The Chimes - Don't Make Me Wait
1-08.   The Chimes - Stronger Together
1-09.   The Chimes - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
1-10.   The Chimes - Stay
            Bonus Tracks
1-11.   The Chimes - Bodyrock (Demo Version)
1-12.   The Chimes - So Much In Love (Extended Demo Version)
1-13.   The Chimes - Ready For Love
1-14.   The Chimes - No Need To Pretend
1-15.   The Chimes - Heaven (The Chimes Remix)
1-16.   The Chimes - True Love (Extended Version)
1-17.   The Chimes - Love Comes To Mind (Remix)
1-18.   The Chimes - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
            (US Mix)
2-01.   Pauline Henry - Heaven (Stonebridge Classic Mix)
2-02.   The Chimes - 1-2-3 (Philly Mix)
2-03.   The Chimes - Love Comes To Mind (Extended Version)
2-04.   The Chimes - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (Street Mix)
2-05.   The Chimes - True Love (Louie Louie Remix)
2-06.   The Chimes - Underestimate (Special Extended Version)
2-07.   The Chimes - Stay (Extended Remix)
2-08.   The Chimes - Stronger Together (Red Zone Mix)
2-09.   The Chimes - Heaven (Heavy Club Mix)
2-10.   The Chimes - 1-2-3 (UK Raw Mix)
2-11.   The Chimes - Love Comes To Mind (Manasseh Mix)
2-12.   Pauline Henry - Heaven 2016 (DJ Spen Radio Mix)

Reissue Producer – Malcolm McKenzie, Wayne A. Dickson
Remastered By – Anders Peterson
Research (Repertoire Research) – Wayne A. Dickson

Propaganda ‎– Wishful Thinking (1985)

Genre: Electronic, Pop
Format: CD, Vinyl
Label: Festival Records, Island Records, ZTT

1.   Abuse
2.   Machined
3.   Laughed
4.   Loving
5.   Jewelled
6.   Loved
7.   Abuse
8.   Thought

Producer – S.J. Lispon, T.C. Horn
Remix– R. Kraushaar, P. Morley
Tape Op– Paul Wright
Written-By  – Claudia Brücken, Michael Mertens, Ralf Dorper, Susanne Freytag

Bob Mould ‎– Workbook (1989)

Style: Alternative Rock
Format: CD, Vinyl
Label: Virgin, Granary Music

01.   Sunspots
02.   Wishing Well
03.   Heartbreak A Stranger
04.   See A Little Light
05.   Poison Years
06.   Sinners And Their Repentances
07.   Brasilia Crossed With Trenton
08.   Compositions For The Young And Old
09.   Lonely Afternoon
10.   Dreaming, I Am
11.   Whichever Way The Wind Blows

Bass – Tony Maimone
Cello – Jane Scarpantoni
Drums – Anton Fier
Producer, Written-By, Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Mandolin, Percussion – Bob Mould

Françoise Hardy ‎– La Maison Où J'ai Grandi (1966)

Style: Chanson, Ballad, Easy Listening
Format: CD, Vinyl
Label: Future Days Recordings, Sony Music, Disques Vogue

A1.   Je Changerai D'avis - Se Telefonando
A2.   Si C'est Ca
A3.   Rendez-Vous D'automne
A4.   Je Serais La Pour Toi
A5.   Peut-Etre Que Je T'aime
A6.   Il Est De Choses (Ci Sono Cose Ciu Pu Grandi)
B1.   Comme
B2.   Mes Jours S'en Vont
B3.   Qu'ils Sont Heureux
B4.   Surtout Ne Vous Retournez Pas
B5.   Tu Es Un Peu A Moi
B6.   La Maison Ou J'ai Grandi (Il Ragazzo Della Via Gluck)

Orchestra (Accompagned By) – Charles Blackwell Orchestra, Johnny Harris Orchestra

Françoise Hardy finally peaked in 1966. She met a drug-addled Bob Dylan, who unsuccessfully wooed her in his Paris dressing room, and she starred in two films: John Frankenheimer’s Grand Prix and Jean-Luc Godard’s Masculin Féminin. In between, she recorded a few EPs that would comprise her fifth album of French pop vocal known as “Chanson,” the final entry in a fantastic series of carefully remastered reissues of her first five French-language albums. 
La Maison Où J’Ai Grandi saw Hardy eschew the rock’n‘roll conventions that had marked her previous efforts in favor of lush pop vocal arrangements by former Joe Meek understudy, Charles Blackwell, and Tom Jones arranger, Johnny Harris. Gone were the fuzzy guitars and insistent rock beats, replaced by strings, acoustic guitars and harpsichord. Hardy’s voice remained at the forefront, more confident than ever, as she sang her own compositions, rounded out by two exquisitely chosen songs by French writers and three from Italy, thus cementing her international status to her home audience. It was her most dramatic statement to date, a gentle breeze in the torrid storm of the 1960s. 
Hardy’s life would change in the following years. She broke up with her long-time boyfriend, Jean-Marie Périer, and began an even longer relationship with Jacques Dutronc, with whom she bore a son in 1973. In 1968, she stopped performing live simply because she suffered from stage fright. She was done doing what others told her to do and she was ready to live on her own terms. It only took her five albums to get there. 
Chuck Foster / The Big Take Over