Although it shook the band's fan base to its core, the acrimonious departure of vocalist Ian Gillan and bassist Roger Glover served to rejuvenate Deep Purple in time for 1973's aptly named Burn album, which unquestionably showed huge improvement over their lackluster previous effort, Who Do We Think We Are. And in an interesting twist rarely attempted before or since, new recruits David Coverdale (vocals) and Glenn Hughes (bass and vocals, ex-Trapeze) traded lead singing duties on virtually every one of its songs – an enviable tag team, as both possessed exceptional pipes…
Originally released in 1983, the debut album from Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, otherwise known as Tears For Fears, instantly blasted off one of the most stellar careers of the 1980s. Immaculately produced, stunningly sequenced and comprised of a sequence of timeless electronic pop classics, ‘The Hurting’ sympathetically explored themes of childhood angst, adolescent heartache and the struggles of the transition from boy to man. It also gave birth to four of the era’s essential singles – ‘Suffer The Children’, ‘Pale Shelter’, ‘Change’ and the landmark megahit ‘Mad World’. Compiled with the full involvement of Roland and Curt, ‘The Hurting – 30th Anniversary Edition’ brings together the original album remastered at Abbey Road studios, plus all of the relevant B-sides, edits and remixes from the period, many of them available for the first time.
It’s shaping up to be an epic year for a-ha as the Norwegian trio marks its 30th anniversary in 2015 with a series of album reissues as well as a highly anticipated reunion tour and their first new album in six years. As part of the celebration, a-ha will unveil HUNTING HIGH AND LOW: 30th ANNIVERSARY SUPER DELUXE EDITION. The set boasts four CDs and one DVD. Available September 18th, the set includes a remastered version of the original album, which has sold more than 10 million copies since its 1985 debut. The set also features various b-sides and more than two dozen rare and unreleased demos. Also featured is a full version of the album in early and alternate mixes. Unheard and all released for the first time. The DVD in the "Hunting High and Low" set contains an unseen slightly alternate cut of the 1985 “Take On Me” video as well as the 1984 version and of course the "classic" video.
Midnight Express is a harrowing tale of a naive American caught in a nightmare of his own making thousands of miles from his home. Billy Hayes (Brad Davis) is an American tourist visiting Turkey with his girlfriend Susan (Irene Miracle) when he's caught by customs officials trying to smuggle a large amount of hashish out of the country. The crime would normally carry a sentence of four years, but officials decide to make an example of Billy, and he draws a 30-year sentence despite the promises of his Turkish legal counsel. While Susan and Billy's father (Mike Kellin) pledge to do everything they can to speed Billy's release, in fact there's little than can be done. Billy quickly finds himself in a hellish prison that's a nightmare of filth, violence, rape, inedible food, and unspeakable health conditions.
This deluxe edition offers 2 CDs of the remastered original album as well as a never-before-released June 3, 2007 Carnegie Hall show. The DVD includes live promo clips, a 30 minute documentary featuring new interviews with Billy and producer Phil Ramone, plus Billy's March 14, 1978 performance on the BBC's Old Grey Whistle Test. Also included are new liner notes by Rolling Stone senior editor Dave Fricke, plus a reproduction for the Carnegie Hall poster, and a facsimile of Billy's own lyric notebook.
Didier Marouani (born in 1953 in Monaco) is a French composer and musician. He is one of the pioneers in the Electronic music genre.
Didier started his career as a pop singer and made his first album with Etienne Roda-Gil as lyricist, he's done concerts tour with Johnny Hallyday, Claude François and Joe Dassin. In 1977, he created the band SPACE in 1977 and composed all the songs of the albums under the pseudonym ECAMA, they released as first single the hit "Magic Fly", Didier Marouani & SPACE went number one all over the world. Later he participated in such well-known band as "Paris-France-Transit". He sold over 10 millions records all over the world and over 12 Millions in USSR. In 1983 Didier & SPACE went in USSR to give 21 concerts for 600.000 people. in 1992, Didier was able to obtain the necessary authorization for a concert in Red Square, some 360.000 spectators attended this free concert.
Throughout the 1980s, Didier Marouani & SPACE gained quite a large popularity in France and many European socialist republics (such as Poland, Czechoslovakia, Romania and Soviet Union).
1987: Didier composed a new album "SPACE-OPERA", the first Opera composed for synthesizers and choirs. He was able to obtain the participation of both the Red Army Choirs and the Harvard University Choirs (USA) for his album. The album was relayed to the Soviet space station "MIR", thus making the album the first to be heard in space. The CD as been launch into space together with a CD player by the Russian cosmonauts. "SPACE-OPERA" went on to achieved great success in Europe. [en.wikipedia.org]
The followup album has Terry Bozzio taking over the drumming. It features exceptional synth work by Eddie Jobson and bass and vocals from John Wetton. ~ Paul Kohler