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Saturday, 31 March 2018

Meatloaf - Getting Away With Murder - 1986

Meatloaf -  "Getting Away With Murder"

The 23rd Single from Meatloaf was released in November 1986. It did not chart in the on the U.K. singles chart.  Written by Terry Britten and Sue Shifrin it was released on Arista records on  7 inch and 12 inch.

Number One Magazine Review  

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Simple Minds - Once Upon A Time - 1985

Once Upon A Time  is the seventh album from Simple minds, released in October 1985 on Virgin/A&M Records. It was produced by Jimmy Lovine and Bob Clearmountain.  The album reached No. 1 on the British charts and peaked at No. 10 on the U.S. Billboard album charts. 

Listen to the Full album:

Track listing:

1. Once Upon A Time
2. All The Things She Said
3. Ghost Dancing
4. Alive And Kicking
5. Oh Jungleland
6. I Wish You Were Here
7. Sanctify Yourself
8. Come A Long Way

Smash Hits Review

Number One Magazine Review

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Elvis Costello and the Attractions - A Good Year For The Roses - 1981

Elvis Costello and The Attractions -  "A Good Year For the Roses"
The 16th Single from Elvis Costello was released in September 1981 and reached Number 6 on the U.K. singles chart.  Written by Jerry Chestnut it was released on F-Beat / Columbia records on  7 inch Single and spent  11 weeks on the chart.
Smash Hits Review



Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Altered Images - Bite 1983

Bite  is the third album from Altered Images, released on 17th June 1983 on Epic/Portrait Records. It was produced by Mike Chapman and Tony Visconti. The album reached No. 16 on the British charts.

Listen to the Full album:

Track listing:

01. Bring Me Closer 
02. Another Lost Look 
03. Love to Stay 
04. Now That You're Here 
05. Don't Talk to Me About Love 
06. Stand So Quiet 
07. Change of Heart 
08. Thinking About You 

09. Surprise Me*
10. I Don't Want to Know* 
11. Last Goodbye* 
12. Bring Me Closer (Dance Mix)* 
13. Don't Talk to Me About Love (Extended Version)* 
14. Love to Stay (Dance Mix)*

Smash Hits Review

Number One Magazine Review

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Aha - Take On Me 1985

A-Ha -  "Take On Me"

The debut Single from A-Ha was originally released in 1984 but failed to chart outise Norway. Re-released in October 1985 it reached Number 2 on the U.K. singles chart.  Written by Magne Furuholmen, Morten Harket and Pål Waaktaar  it was released on Warner Bros on  7 inch and 12 inch Single and spent  19 weeks on the chart. It peaked at Number 1 on the U.S. Billboard Chart.
Number One Magazine Reviews

Extended Mix: