Tunes for a Tuesday: Loving The Alien (1983-1988); David Bowie

The eighties was the decade that I discovered the magic of David Bowie, and it is magic which still holds power over me today.

This new collection of live tracks, remixes and remastered material from Bowie’s most productive years in the 80s is well worth snooping through, but probably won’t be something you can listen to in one sitting… It is over 9 hours long!

 

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When Wax Attacks

When I first came to the UK, the first job I had was working at Madame Tussauds. It is still the most fun I have ever had working.

Today’s video is an example of the kind of thing my team and I used to get up to in order to make our day a bit more entertaining.

Tunes for a Tuesday: A Star is Born Soundtrack

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga may be busy when awards season rolls around. Not only are they in a very entertaining film, but they’ve also been busy recording an exceptional soundtrack to go along with it.

From nme.com

As Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga head for awards glory on the big screen, they’ve crafted a soundtrack that is equally impressive; it’s a collection of emotionally charged songs that feel entirely appropriate for this heartfelt tale of doomed romance. It starts with ‘Black Eyes’, our first offering of Bradley Cooper’s grizzled pipes on a slice of whiskey-stained southern rock written by US country star Lukas

Tunes for a Tuesday: Aretha Franklin; The Atlantic Singles 1967-1970

The recent death of Aretha served as a reminder of just how wonderful of a singer The Queen of Soul was. Last week this new collection of singles from Aretha’s most productive years was released and I can’t stop listening to it.

From RoughTrade.com

When Aretha Franklin joined Atlantic Records in 1967, it was the beginning of an unprecedented run that would ultimately cement her place as a music legend, a global household name, and one of the most influential singers of all time. The Atlantic Singles Collection 1967-1970 features 34 singles which Franklin released during her first three years with Atlantic Records. Arranged chronologically, the songs on the new collection originally appeared on six studio albums: I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You (1967), Aretha Arrives (1967), Lady Soul (1968), Aretha Now (1968), Soul ’69 (1969), This Girl’s In Love With You (1970), and Spirits In The Dark (1970). The only exception is Franklin’s cover of Elton John’s Border Song, which was released as a single in 1970 and later appeared on her 1972 album Young, Gifted and Black.