Sunday, October 01, 2006

ABC - Skycraping (1997) for Joaorion / LATI RASCALS - mixes
















Genre:
Electronic
Style:
Synth-pop


Credits:
Backing Vocals - Carol Kenyon (tracks: 2, 5, 10) , Glenn Gregory (tracks: 1, 2, 4 to 6, 9, 10) , Juliet Roberts (tracks: 3, 4, 11) , Paul "Tubbs" Williams (tracks: 3, 4, 11) /Cello - Dinah Beamish (tracks: 1, 3, 4) / Composed By, Lyrics By - John Uriel (tracks: 9) , Keith Lowndes (tracks: 1 to 8, 10, 11) / Keyboards [Additional] - Glenn Gregory (tracks: 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 10) /Lyrics By, Composed By, Producer - Glenn Gregory /Lyrics By, Composed By, Producer, Vocals - Martin Fry/ Mixed By - Danton Supple (tracks: 1 to 4, 6, 7, 10, 11) , Paul Rabiger (tracks: 5, 8, 9)/ Piano [Additional] - Paul Rabiger (tracks: 2) /Producer, Guitars, Keyboard, Drum Programming - Keith Lowndes / Recorded By - Danton Supple (tracks: 1, 3, 7, 11) , Paul Rabiger (tracks: 2, 4 to 6, 8 to 10) / Saxophone - Paul Rabiger (tracks: 2, 4, 8) , Phil "Snake" Davies (tracks: 7) / Viola - Jocelyn Pook (tracks: 1, 3, 4) / Violin - Jules Singleton (tracks: 3, 4) , Sally Herbert (tracks: 1, 3, 4) , Sonia Slany (tracks: 1)

Tracklist:

01 Stranger Things
02 Ask A Thousand Times
03 Skyscraping
04 Who Can I Turn To
05 Rolling Sevens
06 Only The Best Will Do
07 Love Is Its Own Reward
08 Light Years
09 Seven Day Weekend
10 Heaven Knows
11 Faraway


Link to download:
http://www.filesend.net/download.php?f=59e7e1a652915103d2bc1c5f0115dbf6

"For those of us who always loved ABC's second album "Beauty Stab" just (or almost) as much as its perfect predecessor "The Lexicon Of Love", this 1997 album is a return to old strength - sort of. Virtually a Martin Fry solo album, the singer is assisted by multi-instrumentalist Keith Lowndes - and Heaven 17's Glenn Gregory on backing vocals, all three of them sharing writing and production credits. Good songwriting is back in again, a relief after the mostly feeble efforts ever since "Beauty Stab": I mean, honestly, "Night You Murdered Love" or "When Smokey Sings" were just so sloppy and dull compared to anything on their first albums, not to speak of all the other forgettable songs. So with lots of good songs for this album here, what could possibly go wrong? Well, a lot of the song material goes heavily in the "Glam" direction, e.g. Roxy Music circa 1975/1979, not a million miles from "Beauty Stab" indeed, but "Scyscraping" suffers from the abscence of a live rhythm section. The programmed drums and bass lines have no power at all (remember: Beauty Stab actually featured the rhythm section that played on Roxy's "Avalon") and the rhythmic saxophone samples are poor ersatz for Stephen Singleton. So while all this is a bit of a let-down, "Skyscraping" is still worth listening to. Stand-out tracks are "Only The Best Will Do", "Seven Day Weekend and the epic "Light Years", also the single "Stranger Things"."

next time : more from ABC


LATIN RASCALS mixes

A :
kiss fm 85 a,b / paco supermix 2
http://rapidshare.de/files/35015148/latin_rascals_a_192_kbs.rar.html

B :
wktu mixes a,b,c,d
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=UCMF6BEY

C :
wktu best of 1984 megamix /wktu best of 1985 megamix / wktu megamix b (03-16-1985)/wktu electric kingdom megamix 1984
http://rapidshare.de/files/35028124/latin_rascals_c.rar.html

D :
kiss fm dec.1985
http://rapidshare.de/files/35084280/kissfm__december_85.mp3.html

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOWOOW!!!!
Thanks a lot !!!
You rock, that was the only disc missing from abc in my collection, your blog is great m8.
JOAORION

10:21 AM  
Anonymous yasen said...

thank you!

4:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanx from marcus( old request)!!

5:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please could you upload them again...links dont work...thx

1:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi,enjoy!:)

ABC - Skycraping (1997)

http://rapidshare.com/files/103633374/skyscraping.rar.html

salty

5:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, could someone upload the Latin Rascals Mixes (Pacos Supermix etc.)
again, thx

10:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi enjoy!

aco supermix2
http://rapidshare.com/files/106153490/ls_pacos.rar.html

kiss fm 1985 part1.-2.
http://rapidshare.com/files/106165058/kissfm85.rar.html

wktu 1985 part 1.-4.
http://rapidshare.com/files/106165498/wktu85ab.rar.html

http://rapidshare.com/files/106170175/wktu85c.rar.html

http://rapidshare.com/files/106173525/wktu85d.rar.html

electric kingdom megamix wktu_1984
http://rapidshare.com/files/106173887/ls-electrickin_1984.rar.html

kiss fm megamix december 85
http://rapidshare.com/files/106185740/kissfmdecember_85.rar.html

wktu_best of 1985 megamix
http://rapidshare.com/files/106181644/wktubo85_mm.rar.html

latinrascals@wktu_megamix b (3-16-85).rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/106183684/wktu_mm_b__3-16-85_.rar.html

12:12 AM  

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