2016 three CD collection. After a two-year hiatus, Ministry's multi-million selling series returns with Anthems Soul Classics. Soul music, for it's namesake, has one characteristic like no other music genre… A pure, heartfelt warmth that shines through it's gospel routes into melodies that defined a generation. Anthems Soul Classics is the definitive collection of the biggest names and greatest sounds in soul.
30 track 3CD affair featuring Whitesnake, Meatloaf, Journey, Pat Benatar & other big named stars of Rock.
The brilliance of this collection is that it combines the standard Brit-punk anthems by the Sex Pistols, the Damned, the Buzzcocks, and Stiff Little Fingers with other great songs that typify the variety and range of punk-era independent music from both sides of the Atlantic. The songs are so well chosen that the punk aesthetic is further revealed by the inclusion of songs that characterize pub rock, new wave, and other related genres. The usual punk suspects ("New Rose," "Anarchy in the UK") are all here, along with many other treasures: Dr. Feelgood's "Milk and Alcohol", Devo's "Mongoloid," Jonathan Richman's "Roadrunner," Talking Heads' "Psycho Killer," and Television's "Marquee Moon." The less commonly anthologized punk selections are inspired, too: the Ruts' "Babylon Is Burning," Generation X's "Ready Steady Go," and X-Ray Spex's "Identity," along with the seminal "Sheena is a Punk Rocker." The conception of the genre is expanded further to include Elvis Costello, Iggy Pop, XTC, Joe Jackson, the Pretenders, the Tubes, and Blondie, and their presence overcomes the tendency for boring repetition on a very long collection.
An exhaustive 3 disc collection of seminal, genre-defining anthems! Features tracks by Bauhaus, The Cure's Robert Smith, Skinny Puppy, Thrill Kill Kult, Einsturzende Neubauten, Gary Numan and more! PLUS an entire disc of remixes featuring the production talents of KMFDM, Apoptygma Berzerk, Rammstein's Schneider, Front Line Assembly and others!
UK three CD collection. This release charts the birth of synthesized pop music in the 1980s and ultimately the roots of contemporary electronic dance music. The importance and continued popularity of '80s pop is not to be underestimated, and the emergence of serious synthesized music producers in Kraftwerk, the Human League, Heaven 17, OMD, Yazoo, Ultravox, Talk Talk, Japan, Devo, Sparks, Gary Numan, New Order and the Pet Shop Boys, all of whom massively pushed the boundaries in experimenting with (mainly) Roland synths in this era, ultimately showed the way for the House and Techno producers of the '90s to the present day. Within this more serious side there was also some brilliant, pure Synthpop from the Thompson Twins, Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Thomas Dolby, Simple Minds, Propaganda, Erasure, China Crisis, Belouis Some, the Lotus Eaters, a Flock of Seagulls, Howard Jones, Blancmange and the Associates.
Melodic Hard Rock legends Dokken return with a stellar collection of revisited fan favourites and four brand new tracks. Dokken, despite an often fluctuating line-up, have remained unfaltering in their international status…
"Skyclad have been and still are a phenomenon. In quite short succession they release their albums and still manage to release one killer after the other. Had the previous albums already excellent to brilliant, so their 1996-album "Irrational Anthems" most probably is their true masterpiece. (…) Who does not know Skyclad yet, "Irrational Anthems" is the ideal moment to right this wrong, because you won't get better Folk Metal anywhere!" ~The Metal Observer