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Offline Christo

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Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
« Reply #3340 on: May 15, 2018, 02:37:36 AM »
Braga Santos and H.Andriessen will be turning in their graves!
Cannot check the Braga Santos, but Hendrik's grave looks serene.  ;D
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Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
« Reply #3341 on: May 15, 2018, 07:00:14 PM »
Have been playing the other albums over the last weeks (in my car) and am especially fond of The Hurting (1983) and Raoul and the Kings of Spain (1995). Avoided this one, as the obviously 'too commercial' success of the late 1980s, but will see if you're right.  8)

I never viewed Tears For Fears as ‘too commercial’. I think that’s an inappropriate label and it seems to suggest that they were sellouts, which couldn’t be further from the truth. Songs from the Big Chair despite having songs like Head Over Heels, Shout, and Everybody Wants to Rule the World (this album’s big hit singles), could still be viewed as an ‘experimental’ album of sorts. I will say I absolutely adore these hit singles from this album anyway as I somehow avoided the heavy radio play and appreciated them beyond the radio (as I always have with so many musical discoveries). The radio has always been a dead medium to me and never has it been something I relied on to find new music. I remember MTV back in the day when they actually played music videos and this was a more viable medium to me than simply listening to the radio and this is where I discovered Tears For Fears.
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Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
« Reply #3342 on: May 20, 2018, 08:16:54 AM »
Ae NTS sessions seconds after they appear. Album 3 + 4 next thursdays. People, at least fans are complete brainmelted. May be Ae's magnum opus.

Preordered the 8 CD boxset and downloaded 16 bit FLAC files (24 bit consumer audio is a scam and waste of memory.)

Boxset 45 € + 7.50 € for shipping = 52.50 € total. Delivery of the CDs late July it seems.
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