Sunday 30 March 2014
Secret Dreams And Forbidden Fire was released on the 3rd of May 1986 by Colombia Records and was Bonnie Tylers sixth studio album. It didn't do too well in he USA and the UK, but had some success in Europe.
In Norway the album reached number 1 on the charts, in Switzerland number 3 and in Sweden number 6.
Saturday 29 March 2014
Friday 28 March 2014
Breakfast in America was Supertramps sixth album and was released on 29 March 1979 by A&M Records.
Thursday 27 March 2014
Saturday 22 March 2014
Friday 21 March 2014
|As it arrived in it's plastic container.|
It's the time of the year for a new stylus, but my personal finances being a little tight right now I decided that a cheaper cartridge is better than a worn cartridge and after an extensive stint of internet research I chose the ultra cheapie Audio Technica AT95e to replace my Rega Elys cartridge.
I settled on the green plastic fantastic AT95e simply because I kept reading very good things about it with terms like "punches well above it's weight" and "strong performer" constantly used to describe it's performance. Also in Europe it costs about €25 via Amazon which is around $30 in American money and who can't afford that?
Thursday 20 March 2014
Today at the Vinyl Philosophy listening labs we are spinning some 7" singles and I picked up this beauty from the Red Cross charity shop a couple of days ago.
Phil Collins released the Sussudio single in February 1985 and it was also the first track off his third album No Jacket Required which was released in January of the same year. It sold rather well for him reaching number 1 on the US charts and peaking in the top 10 charts of many countries around the World.
Mine is the UK copy released under the Virgin label and had The Man with the Horn on the B side. In the US it had I Like the Way on the flip side and was released by Atlantic Records.
A German DJ has become an archaeologist of funk. He travels around Africa searching for old, unwanted and often moulding LPs, gets them reissued and then plays them at his gigs around the world.
It was in the US 10 years ago that Frank Gossner got hooked on African vinyl. He was rifling through a stack of 200 or 300 records from the Nigerian Tabansi record label in Philadelphia, when he came across "a crazy really psychedelic Afrobeat" disc by Ghanaian musician Pax Nicholas.
Sunday 16 March 2014
Friday 14 March 2014
Released in June 1976 A Night On The Town is one of my favourite Rod Stewart albums. It was his seventh album and sold very well for him worldwide.
The album was released under the Riva Records label in the UK, and under the Warner Brothers label in the USA. My copy is the Warner Brothers version.
Thursday 13 March 2014
Sunday 9 March 2014
From the kings of vibrato/falsetto this was the BeeGees 15th album and came after their smash hit with the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack collaboration. The first three songs on the album went on to become hit singles in most of the Western World, while the album also sold more than 16 million copies.
Spirits Having Flown was officially released on the 5th of February 1979 under the RSO record label.
Saturday 8 March 2014
It still amazes me that the incredibly clear and resonant sound we hear when listening to records is transferred from the teeny tiny little grooves on the vinyl surface by a sharp little pointy diamond tipped "needle" to the amp to the speakers and we hear it as detailed as if we were sitting in the room with the musicians!
Friday 7 March 2014
There isn't a whole lot of info available about this Fats Domino LP online, but I can tell you that it was released under the Sunset/Liberty Records label and my copy says it was manufactured in the U.S.A.
I think it was produced in the late 60's some time.
The music however is classic Fats Domino and is a good collection of his signature music and sound.
Wednesday 5 March 2014
Tuesday 4 March 2014
Just in case you ever wondered what the best disco album in the World is, well your wondering days are over because here it is! At least that is what the self proclaimed title says but in reality it's closer to "A Pretty Good Disco Album".
If you like disco this compilation LP has some great disco sounds that will get your feet tapping while you will gradually feel a strange compulsion to wear a skin tight body suit with sparkles all over it. Ah, 70's disco...