Tunes From Oz and Beyond – Part 43 – (Holly Valance, Boom Crash Orchestra, Real Life )

The final instalment and featuring mini collections.

Holly Valance – State Of Mind (2 x Promo 12″)

Who remembers Melbourne’s Holly Valance. A couple of albums and a handful of singles and some excellent marketing !

Here is her final release with the obligatory double pack of 4 remixes in desperation that one would be played in the Clubs and make the track a little more successful. The debut single from her second album, that bombed.

Vertigo (Paul Southby and Paul Wiseman) tap into the Electro Clash genre.

Felix mixes up the Rock and Beats quite well, if a little too slow. Like that synth bass but it dominates it, plus that Fade To Grey synth wash.

Prefer the original’s electro clash stomp. Produced by Jeff and Mark Taylor and a certain Steve Torch (from White and Torch)×2%2529_-_2003.rar/file

London Records – lxxxdj482

A1State Of Mind (Vertigo Mix)6:57
B1State Of Mind (Extended Original Mix)5:16
C1State Of Mind (Felix Da Housekatt Mix)7:23
D1State Of Mind (Vertigo Dub Mix)6:56

Boom Crash Opera – The Best Things – Greatest Hits (Aussie CD Import)

A Best Of , released in 2013 and gathering the best moments from this Melbourne band.  The album includes tracks from the group’s first four studio albums as well as two new tracks recorded in 2012, “I am” and “You Can’t Stop the Sun”.

Rock with some ambitious arrangements and great melodies, more of a singles band.

Liberation Music – LMCD0229

1Onion Skin3:29
2The Best Thing4:14
3Great Wall3:46
4Hands Up In The Air3:56
5Dancing In The Storm4:11
6City Flat4:10
8In The Morning3:54
9Talk About It?!4:41
11This Isn’t Love3:29
12Get Out Of The House3:20
13Her Charity5:00
14I Am4:05
15You Can’t Stop The Sun3:41

Real Life – Down Comes The Hammer (2021 Remaster)

New Wave Rocks and can be from anywhere in the World. This ’86 from Real Life see’s them embrace digital synths and samplers. A sort of compilation as there were only 3 new songs; “Babies”, “Night after Night”, and “Hammer of Love” but this remaster is proper CD quality. Thanks Stu Calvert for this share! (Only from back in April…*gulp*)

IT’s IN FLAC !!!

Curb Records – MCA-5834

A1Babies (Rock Mix)5:18
A2Night After Night4:00
A3Flame (Remix)4:48
A4Send Me An Angel (Master Mix)5:02
B1Hammer Of Love3:54
B2Let’s Fall In Love (Remix)3:40
B3One Blind Love4:22
B4No Shame3:28

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