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)
London Records – lxxxdj482
|A1||State Of Mind (Vertigo Mix)||6:57|
|B1||State Of Mind (Extended Original Mix)||5:16|
|C1||State Of Mind (Felix Da Housekatt Mix)||7:23|
|D1||State 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
|2||The Best Thing||4:14|
|4||Hands Up In The Air||3:56|
|5||Dancing In The Storm||4:11|
|8||In The Morning||3:54|
|9||Talk About It?!||4:41|
|11||This Isn’t Love||3:29|
|12||Get Out Of The House||3:20|
|15||You Can’t Stop The Sun||3:41|
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
|A1||Babies (Rock Mix)||5:18|
|A2||Night After Night||4:00|
|A4||Send Me An Angel (Master Mix)||5:02|
|B1||Hammer Of Love||3:54|
|B2||Let’s Fall In Love (Remix)||3:40|
|B3||One Blind Love||4:22|