Friday, May 20, 2016

Thomas Dolby - the Golden Age of Wireless - 1982

As I write this now, I would have to say that this is #3 in my "Pleasantly Surprised" series.  I bought this some time in the mid-90s, as I was collecting my favorite 80s songs on CD.  I had heard SBMWS, but had never heard the rest of this album.  Once I listened to it, I realized that not only did Blinded Science sound different then the rest of the album, the entire rest of the album was way better than Blinded Science.  In fact, it is my least favorite song on the album.

Now, the b-sides are marginal, and the mixes are mediocre, but the actual album is superb.  It's a true artifact of the 80s that should always be used as an example of what the 80s were.  Best tracks are Flying North, Europa & the Pirate Twins, One Of Our Submarines and Cloudburst at Shingle Street.

Too bad the rest of his work didn't measure up to this one album....

Thomas Dolby - the Golden Age of Wireless - 1982

8 comments:

  1. The Flat Earth has gorgeous songs on it as well, the title track, Screen Kiss, I Scare Myself. Classics. Give it another chance!

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    1. It's been so long since I have, I can't even remember it. That being said, maybe I should, but I ain't promising nothin'. ;)

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    2. I dont even have the Flat Earth. Could you upload it for me? Pretty please?

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  2. In case you didn't grab it yet...(The Flat Earth 2009 Remaster)http://www8.zippyshare.com/v/AtzuVPca/file.html

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  3. I do now. Sweet, dude, that's awesome! Thanks!

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  4. My first visit to your site, looking for Thomas Dolby's "Golden Age Of Wireless" and I find both it and the 2009 "The Flat Earth". Many thanks for both. What edition of "The Golden Age Of Wireless" is this? I haven't been able to find this tracklist anywhere so far. And your artwork shows no label info. Anyway, many thanks for both albums.

    -Brian

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    1. These are all 100% custom track listings, The premise of the entire blog. You won't find these specific track listings anywhere....

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