Celebrating this band's three-decade run, the German thrashers went into the studio to re-record 20 of their old classics, adding two brand new songs to the mix. An amazing, updated overview of this long-running band's thrash metal mastery!
This New York-based dance outfit never made much noise, and this 16-track compilation, spanning 16 years, never lets you think otherwise.
Ennio Morricone is one of the most inimitable composers in contemporary music- the trumpeter who broke with convention and mastered composition, the pop arranger who melded the wonders of non-instrumental sounds with airwave-ready song structure, the writer of concert hall symphonies, practitioner of the avant-garde, master of the melodic, and ultimately, the creator of some of the most innovative and memorable movie soundtracks of the 20th century. Given the sheer size and diversity of the man’s output, any Morricone fan is sure to have individual pieces that resonate more for them than others. But here they are: Ennio Morricone's 32 Greatest Musical Cues.
Fancy (real name Manfred Alois Segieth) is a German Italo disco singer who was popular in the mid to late 1980s. The Spanish-German producer, hit-songwriter and pop singer, starts a successful international career in 1984 with the production sung by him, the worldwide disco classic hit "Slice Me Nice", makes it with his second hit "Chinese Eyes" onto 2nd place of the US Billboard Dance Charts and is in the Top 10 on the USA Billboard for 1985 with "Chinese Eyes" and "Come Inside".Fancy had a number 1 in Spain with "Bolero" and, for instance, from the mid 80s in Germany with 9 of his singles - in a row - he landed in the Top 10 or Top 20 in the Media ControlSingles charts. His biggest hit "Flames Of Love" has been heard worldwide since 1988.
One of the more curious characters of the new wave movement, singer/guitarist/songwriter Moon Martin issued several critically acclaimed yet commercially underappreciated releases from the late '70s through the early '80s, before reappearing in the mid-'90s.
Emy Jackson (エミー・ジャクソン) was born in Essex, England as Emy Eaton. As a teenager in Yokohama she still couldn’t read Japanese well, but her ability to speak both English and Japanese fluently landed her a job as a youth DJ for the Good Hit Parade on Radio Kanto. In her notes to the excellent compilation Nippon Girls: Japanese Pop, Beat & Bossa Nova 1966-1970 Sheila Burgel writes: Her DJ career was cut short when her colleague Reiko Yukawa found Jackson singing “You Are My Sunshine” whilst strumming the guitar and sent word to A&R man Akira Izumi at Columbia Records. Akira insisted that Jackson break with the cover-pops tradition and tackle original songs written by Japanese songwriters in her native language of English…