This is the first reissue of Everyman by 1980’s pop music band Drum Theatre.
The original ten track album was released in 1987 on Epic Records. There were shared production duties with Kentarn (Kent B. and Gari Tarn from the band) and Gary Langan (respected record producer co-founder of ZTT Records and member of the Art Of Noise) all playing their part.
This expanded version contains the original ten track album plus seven bonus tracks. The album has been remastered & the bonus material includes the 7″ remix of ‘Eldorado’, 12″ versions of ‘Living In The Past, ‘Home (Is Where The Heart Is)’ and ‘Moving Targets’. Other tracks include the b-sides ‘Seventh Sign’, ‘Jungle Of People’ and ‘Now And Forever’.
The CD booklet features many of the original sleeves and Drum Theatre’s full UK discography. The sleeve notes have been contributed by the band, themselves
This is the most complete collection of Drum Theatre material currently available.
Everyman- Expanded Edition by Drum Theatre track listing
1. Home (is where the heart is)
4. Wide Sargasso Sea
5. Rhythm of your heart
6. Living in the past
7. Children of tomorrow
8. Moving targets
9. Once in your lifetime
+ Bonus Tracks:
11. Living in the past (Tim Palmer remix)
12. Seventh sign (Whiplash mix)
13. Jungle of people (extended mix)
14. Home (is where the heart is) (Heartbeat mix)
15. Now & forever
16. Moving targets (extended mix)
Seventh sign (Whiplash mix)
Everyman – Expanded Edition by Drum Theatre is released on Cherry Red Records.
The Boomtown Rats 6CD Classic Album Selection box set.
In 1977 amidst the excitement and noise of punk a group from Dublin began to make waves of their own. Like Blondie, The Police, Elvis Costello and the like, The Boomtown Rats were at the forefront of the next generation of pop music. With one foot in punk, the other was firmly in ‘New Wave’. These artists were more likely to record a session for Kid Jensen than John Peel. They steered towards chart success and popular acceptance rather than gloomy shadows of cultish post-punk.
The Boomtown Rats, led by enigmatic bigmouth Bob Geldof first appeared on Top Of The Pops with their debut single, ‘Lookin’ After Number 1’. The single was loud, fast and explosive, much like their debut self-titled album. ‘Mary Of The 4th Form’ gave them a second top 20 hit in the UK in the same year.
Lookin’ After No.1 from The Boomtown Rats (1977)
In 1978 they released their second album, A Tonic For The Troops to critical acclaim; and with the release of three singles from the album their popularity and reputation steadily grew. ‘She’s So Modern’, ‘Like Clockwork’ and then their first UK no.1 single, ‘Rat Trap’ which knocked John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John off the number 1 spot what seemed like a year! The band celebrated by appearing on Top Of The Pops badly miming and ripping up pin-ups of the stars from Grease.
Rat Trap from A Tonic From The Troops (1978)
A further four studio albums followed over the course of the next six years spawning hits such as ‘Diamond Smiles’ , ‘Someone’s Looking At You’ & ‘I Don’t Like Mondays’ (The Fine Art Of Surfacing)
I Don’t Like Mondays from The Fine Art Of Surfacing (1979)
In 1980, The Boomtown Rats released Mondo Bongo and enjoyed a further UK Top 20 hit single with ‘Banana Republic’. But it was to be their last. Two more albums were released V Deep (1982) and In The Long Grass (1984). Remaining members of the group accompanied Bob Geldof on the recording of the Band Aid single ‘Feed The World’ and performed as part of Live Aid at Wembley Stadium.
Banana Republic from Mondo Bongo
Universal Music has released The Boomtown Rats 6CD Classic Album Selection box set.
The box set features their six original albums – The Boomtown Rats (1977), A Tonic For The Troops (1978), The Fine Art Of Surfacing (1979), Mondo Bongo (1980), V Deep (1982) and In The Long Grass (1984) – in digipack sleeves, each containing bonus material.
The Boomtown Rats became one of the biggest bands in the UK of the late 1970s & early 1980s with a string of top ten hits and platinum albums, earning them Brit Awards, Ivor Novellos and Grammy Awards.
No I’m not referring to the War of Independence (which I suppose was more of an eviction than an invasion) or the ‘Second War of Independence‘ where the British invaded the States and burnt the White House to the ground (a war we won by the way). No this invasion of which I speak is not a conflict – in fact it was the opposite, free love and anti-war sprung up across the western world. It was the shift in focus from American music to British music. Britain’s biggest bands travelled across the pond and took America in a flurry of rock riffs and loud vocals. Goodbye Presley, Cash, and Lewis!
The Who. Who? The Who! That’s what I said. No, the band, The Who! Ah… Sorry, I’ve had that conversation with people before… The Who were one of the bands involved in the invasion, along with The Beatles, The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, Dusty Springfield, The Animals, and many more. Our British war, fought on the airwaves of America.
The Ed Sullivan Show
It all started back in 1964 when the Beatles performed for the first time in America on the hit show. That night’s show has gone down in history as one of the most watched shows in the history of TV, being watched by a reported 73 million viewers (which was just under half of the population of the country at that time). They revolutionised the idea of ‘being a teenager’ and with their complete originality changed the face of music and of America for evermore.
America didn’t stay quiet and responded with a wave of their own. They took the British music of the time and made it louder and heavier. Bands like Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Van Halen took the music further along with the second British musical invasion that contained Queen, Led Zeppelin, and Black Sabbath in the late sixties/early seventies.
The invasion of British music revolutionised the world of popular culture and some critics believe that it’s happening again. Artists like One Direction, The Wanted, Adele, Rita Ora, and Jesse J have gained fame and recognition exponentially in the States, particularly One Direction and Adele who have owned the charts in the past 2-3 years. Winning Grammys, Oscars, and Brits all over the place. Find tickets for One Direction and Adele on the internet, but be sure to get in early as these titans of popular music sell out rapidly.
Are we then in the throngs of a new music revolution that will make as big an impact as the first invasion? Probably not. But we should be proud that still Britain is showing America how to do things properly. Even the golden oldies are staying strong, with amazing new albums from the likes of David Bowie and Black Sabbath.
Singer-songwriter Robin Thicke has worked with popular artists such as Christina Aguilera, Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Hudson, Usher, and Mary J. Blige throughout his brilliant career. Thicke has been acknowledged for his work on popular albums such as Usher’s Confessions and Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter III.
Presented as mini-LPs housed in an attractive slipcase, this Limited Edition 5CD single-artist box set provides the complete overview of Robin Thicke’s career. Having had huge international success with his current single ‘Blurred Lines’, as well as announcing a performance at this year’s iTunes Festival on September 28th, this Classic Album Selection serves as the ideal extended introduction for new fans, while offering an easy way to bolster or complete collections for existing ones.
The set features all five original albums by Robin Thicke
One Vowel Away From The Truth – Groovy Uncle featuring Suzi Chunk
Following on from 2011’s “Play Something We Know!” and last year’s “Girl From The Neck Down” (which introduced Cardiff- based singer Suzi Chunk), the Groovy Uncle project presents “One Vowel Away From The Truth”.
Glenn Prangnell shares lead vocals with Suzi Chunk while this long playing Groovy Uncle project includes pop pals old and new including Mole Lambert on drums & Nick Rice on bass. One Vowel Away From The Truth” was beautifully recordedentirely on analogue equipment at Sandgate Sound Studios in east Kent.
One Vowel Away From The Truth by Groovy Uncle featuring Suzi Chunk includes 14 brand new tracks and is released on the Trouserphonic recording label. It is available to buy from www.groovyuncle.co.uk, download from iTunes or listen to on Spotify.
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