Wednesday, January 17, 2007




Various Artists - Greatest Hits of The New Romantic (3 Disc Set)



Quite a collection of some of the 1980's best music is available on this set - and there is surely something for everyone. The term "New Romantic" came to me probably a little late, I first recall hearing it in 7th grade when groups like Duran Duran and Culture Club were scoring big chart hits but not yet registering on DaddyRich's musical radar. As with most "scenes" in music, it's fans and closest adherents is what turned me off of the "movement". It was basically a bunch of guys with spiked, frost-tipped hair and eye-liner in too-tight pants that the girls liked instead of me. More than enough reason to hate it, in my book. Boy those fellas must cringe when old photos are brought up to them. DaddyRich never took the eye-liner plunge, thank God. They all reminded me of the "Anarcho-Romantics" in Cerebus "High Society" (recommended reading if you haven't already), kinda wimpy and over-dressed. But I digress (yes again), and am putting you all to sleep with my stories of the old days. Enjoy the goodness and be kind to the short, fat nerds - they grow up to be handsome music bloggers sometimes. Again, only 2 of the 3, I have been busy lately...


Disc: 1

1. Culture Club - Karma Chameleon
2. Spandau Ballet - Gold
3. Duran Duran - Girls On Film
4. The Human League - (Keep Feeling) Fascination
5. Ultravox - Dancing With Tears In My Eyes
6. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Tesla Girls
7. Kraftwerk - Showroom Dummies
8. Heaven 17 - Crushed By The Wheels Of Industry
9. Simple Minds - Glittering Prize
10. China Crisis - Wishful Thinking
11. Talk Talk - Talk Talk
12. It Bites - Calling All The Heroes
13. Classix Nouveaux - Inside Outside
14. Thomas Dolby - She Blinded Me With Science
15. Midge Ure - If I Was
16. Cabaret Voltaire - Sensoria
17. Japan - Visions Of China
18. Erasure - Sometimes


Disc: 2

1. Duran Duran - Planet Earth
2. Heaven 17 - Temptation
3. Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder - Together In Electric Dreams
4. Talk Talk - It's My Life
5. The Human League - Love Action (I Believe In Love)
6. Spandau Ballet - Chant No 1 (I Don't Need This Pressure On)
7. Kajagoogoo - Too Shy
8. China Crisis - Hanna Hanna
9. Classix Nouveaux - Is It A Dream
10. Devo - Whip It
11. Kraftwerk - Neon Lights
12. Simple Minds - Promised You A Miracle
13. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Joan Of Arc
14. Ultravox - We Came To Dance
15. Erasure - Who Needs Love (Like That)
16. Japan - Cantonese Boy
17. Mick Karn & Midge Ure - After A Fashion
18. Culture Club - Do You Really Want To Hurt Me

Disc 3 - Here it is!

1. Heaven 17 - (We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang
2. Kraftwerk - The Model
3. Duran Duran - The Wild Boys
4. The Human League - Open Your Heart
5. Ultravox - Vienna
6. Spandau Ballet - To Cut A Long Story Short
7. Japan - Ghosts
8. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Enola Gay
9. Simple Minds - Life In A Day
10. Thomas Dolby - Hyperactive!
11. China Crisis - African And White
12. Classix Nouveaux - Guilty
13. Belouis Some - Imagination Listen
14. Spandau Ballet - True
15. Yazoo - Only You
16. The Human League - Mirror Man
17. Culture Club - It's A Miracle
18. Duran Duran - Hungry Like The Wolf



links in comments

16 comments:

DaddyRich said...

Disc 1 -

Part 1 - http://preview.tinyurl.com/2sdl97

Part 2 - http://preview.tinyurl.com/377tq8


Disc 2 -

Part 1 - http://preview.tinyurl.com/2qw7jq

Part 2 - http://preview.tinyurl.com/36bnu7

Anonymous said...

Sadly, "File not found". Thanks anyway for the troubles.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes you have really bad taste...

DaddyRich said...

Hard to believe 'file not found' - I'd try again. Over 100 people have d/l already and no problems.
DaddyRich

Anonymous said...

Incredibly good track listing is there a password?

Anonymous said...

The goodness exudes from you rich...
Sissy says thank you!
E.

Anonymous said...

Well, I wouldn't call it 'bad taste' - it's just part of music history, so why not educate/remind those who are really interested? Downloaded all 4 parts without trouble. And please, do post part 3. Thanks

DaddyRich said...

Disc 3 -


http://preview.tinyurl.com/2rpxbf

the KIDD said...

Yaaa!!! Whoooo!!! Thanks for these tunes!!! Excellent!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much. Hated this stuff when it was new. Now am curiously drawn to it.

Anonymous said...

most junior high nerds grow up to be nice looking 8>
i hear the girl nerd do too.... (hee hee)
e.
thanks for the school days memory starters

bexx said...

love the music, thanx

only prob is i have d/l disc 1 -1 3 times and it wont unrar

Anonymous said...

Problem unzipping Part 1 - http://preview.tinyurl.com/2sdl97
keep getting errors. Have downloaded several times and still cannot unzip. Anyone else having this happen?

WVKayaker said...

I can play them from the winrar file but can't unzip them either

Anonymous said...

DONT USE RAPIDSHARE ITS SHIT

Anonymous said...

rapidshare works great... opened these files with no problem, no password. some people really shouldn't be allowed to play with computers.