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A Dying Medium: Compact Discs [Part 3] (June 11, 2017)

Previously…

Back in the early 90’s, Compact Discs (CD) were the thing!  A literal upgrade in quality from the bulky Vinyl, 8-track, and cassette tapes.  It was the only way to get music back then as digital downloads were still in its infancy.  CD’s also had a long lifespan–unless you left them under direct sunlight–and were reported to be good for a couple of thousand plays before encountering any problems.

Here is the latest batch of discs that I picked up:

Outside: From the Redwoods (1993)

The second live album by Kenny Loggins.  Originally recorded in a 1992 concert held “outside” a venue located within a stand of giant redwood trees. Loggins released it the following year.

I actually had this in cassette!  Favorites include Conviction of the Heart and the Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald duet What a Fool Believes.

Track List:

  1. Conviction of the Heart – 5:36
  2. What a Fool Believes (Duet with Michael McDonald) – 4:12
  3. Your Mama Don’t Dance – 4:13
  4. I Would Do Anything (Duet with Shanice) – 7:36
  5. Now and Then – 3:31
  6. Angry Eyes – 4:48
  7. If You Believe – 6:04
  8. Celebrate Me Home – 8:02
  9. Love Will Follow (Duet with Shanice) – 5:53
  10. Leap of Faith – 6:54
  11. This Is It – 4:18
  12. Footlose – 4:03
  13. I’m Alright – 8:48

The Best of Sade (1994)

The first greatest hits album by Sade.  Favorites back then were Smooth Operator and The Sweetest Taboo.  The same is still true today.

Track List:

  1. Your Love Is King – 3:41
  2. Hang On to Your Love – 4:29
  3. Smooth Operator – 4:16
  4. Jezebel – 5:23
  5. The Sweetest Taboo – 4:25
  6. Is It a Crime – 6:16
  7. Never as Good as the First Time – 3:58
  8. Love Is Stronger Than Pride – 4:17
  9. Paradise – 3:36
  10. Nothing Can Come Between Us – 3:52
  11. No Ordinary Love – 7:19
  12. Like a Tattoo – 3:36
  13. Kiss of Life – 4:10
  14. Please Send Me Someone to Love – 3:40
  15. Cherish the Day – 6:17
  16. Pearls – 4:35
spandau-ballet-live-in-manila-2015

Only when you leave…I need to love you..And when the action has all gone…I’m just a little fool enough to need you…Fool enough too long.

Gold: The Best of Spandau Ballet (2000)

Proof that even the messiest of breakups has hope.  Spandau Ballet reunited for a world tour in 2015 and I certainly wasn’t going to miss it[i] when the tour stopped in Manila.  Dubbed Spandau Ballet: Soulboys of the Western World Tour, the band performed in the Mall of Asia Arena on September 21, 2015.

All-time favorites are Gold, True, and Round and Round.  After the concert, I’ve added Only When You Leave, Communication, and Highly Strung to that now growing list.

Track List:

  1. Gold – 3:55
  2. True – 5:40
  3. Only When You Leave – 4:48
  4. Lifeline – 3:28
  5. Communication – 3:27
  6. Instinction – 3:39
  7. Chant No. 1 (I Don’t Need This Pressure On) – 4:09
  8. To Cut a Long Story Short – 3:22
  9. The Freeze – 3:33
  10. Musclebound – 3:56
  11. Paint Me Down – 3:47
  12. She Loved Like Diamond – 2:55
  13. Round and Round – 4:34
  14. Highly Strung – 4:11
  15. Fight for Ourselves – 4:24
  16. I’ll Fly for You – 5:14
  17. Through the Barricades – 5:57

A recurring theme: Compact Discs….you gotta love them 🙂

 

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