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Thomas Dolby - Studio Albums Collection 1982-2011 (6CD)


Thomas Dolby - Studio Albums Collection 1982-2011 (6CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.8 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 857 Mb | Scans included
Genre: New Wave, Synthpop, Contemporary Pop/Rock | Time: 04:27:38

“ Collection includes: 'The Golden Age Of Wireless' (1982); 'The Flat Earth' (1984); 'Aliens Ate My Buick' (1988); 'Astronauts & Heretics' (1992); 'The Gate To The Mind's Eye' (1994); 'A Map Of The Floating City' (2011). ”


“ Though he never had many hits, Thomas Dolby became one of the most recognizable figures of the synth pop movement of early-'80s new wave. This was largely due to his skillful marketing. Dolby promoted himself as a kind of mad scientist, an egghead who had successfully harnessed the power of synthesizers and samplers and used them to make catchy pop and light electro-funk. Before he launched a solo career, Dolby had worked as a studio musician, technician, and songwriter; his most notable work as a songwriter was "New Toy," which he wrote for Lene Lovich, and Whodini's "Magic's Wand." In 1981 he launched a solo career, which resulted in a number of minor hits and two big hits: "She Blinded Me with Science" (1982) and "Hyperactive" (1984). Following "Hyperactive," his career faded away, as he began producing more frequently, as well as exploring new synthesizer and computer technology. Dolby continued to record into the '90s, but by that time, he was strictly a cult act.

Dolby's interest in music arose through his interest in computers, electronics, and synthesizers. The son of a British archaeologist, Thomas Dolby (b. Thomas Morgan Robertson, October 14, 1958) originally attended college to study meteorology, but he was soon sidetracked by electronics, specifically musical equipment. He began building his own synthesizers when he was 18 years old. Around the same time, he began to learn how to play guitar and piano, as well as how to program computers. Eventually, his schoolmates gave him the nickname of "Dolby," which was the name for a noise-reduction technology for audiotapes; he would eventually take the nickname as a stage name.

In his late teens, Dolby was hired as a touring sound engineer for a variety of post-punk bands, including the Fall, the Passions, and the Members; on these dates, he would use a PA system he had built himself. In 1979 he formed the arty post-punk band Camera Club with Bruce Woolley, Trevor Horn, Geoff Downes, and Matthew Seligman. Within a year, he had left the group and joined Lene Lovich's backing band. Dolby gave Lovich his song "New Toy," which became a British hit in 1981. That same year he released his first solo single, "Urges," on the English independent label Armageddon. By the fall he had signed with Parlophone and released "Europa and the Pirate Twins," which nearly cracked the U.K. Top 40.

Dolby started playing synthesizer on sessions for other artists in 1982. That year he appeared on Foreigner's 4, Def Leppard's Pyromania, and Joan Armatrading's Walk Under Ladders. Also in 1982, he wrote and produced "Magic's Wand" for Whodini; the song became one of the first million-selling rap singles. Even with all of these achievements, 1982 was most noteworthy for the release of Dolby's first solo album, The Golden Age of Wireless, in the summer of 1982; the record reached number 13 in England, but was virtually forgotten in America. "Windpower," the first single from the record, became his first Top 40 U.K. hit in the late summer.

In January of 1983 Dolby released an EP, Blinded by Science, which included a catchy number called "She Blinded Me with Science" that featured a cameo vocal appearance by the notorious British eccentric Magnus Pike, who also appeared in the song's promotional video. Blinded by Science was a minor hit in England, but the EP and the single became major American hits in 1983, thanks to MTV's heavy airplay of the "She Blinded Me with Science" video. Eventually, the song reached number five on the U.S. charts and it was included on a re-sequenced and reissued version of The Golden Age of Wireless, which peaked at number 13 in America.

The Flat Earth, Dolby's second album, appeared in early 1984 and was supported by the single "Hyperactive." The single became his biggest U.K. hit, peaking at number 17. Though The Flat Earth reached number 35 on the U.S. charts, Dolby's momentum was already beginning to slow: none of the singles released from the album cracked the American Top 40. Nevertheless, Dolby was in demand as a collaborator and he worked with Herbie Hancock, Howard Jones, Stevie Wonder, George Clinton, and Dusty Springfield. In 1985 he produced Clinton's Some of My Best Jokes Are Friends, Prefab Sprout's Steve McQueen (Two Wheels Good in the U.S.), and Joni Mitchell's Dog Eat Dog, as well as supporting David Bowie at Live Aid. Also in 1985, he began composing film scores, starting with Fever Pitch. In 1986 he composed the scores for Gothic and Howard the Duck, to which he credited himself as Dolby's Cube. That credit led to a lawsuit from the Dolby Labs, who eventually prohibited the musician from using the name "Dolby" in conjunction with any other name than "Thomas."

Aliens Ate My Buick, Dolby's long-delayed third album, appeared in 1988 to poor reviews and weak sales, even though the single "Airhead" became a minor British hit. That same year, Dolby married actress Kathleen Beller. For the rest of the late '80s and early '90s, he continued to score films, producing and building his own computer equipment. His fourth album, Astronauts & Heretics, was released in 1992 on his new label, Giant. Despite the presence of guest stars like Eddie Van Halen, Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, and Ofra Haza, the album was a flop. The following year Dolby founded the computer software company Headspace, which released The Virtual String Quartet as its first program. For the rest of the '90s, Headspace occupied most of Dolby's time and energy. In 1994 he released The Gate to the Mind's Eye, a soundtrack to the videotape Mind's Eye. Also that year, Capitol released the greatest-hits collection Retrospectacle.

In 2003 he released the live album Forty, originally issued as a limited-edition, home-packaged, signed and numbered release (of which only 1,000 were pressed), although it was later pressed as a readily available CD. A tour of America would be documented on The Sole Inhabitant Live Concert, released in 2006. In 2009 The Singular Thomas Dolby collection would be released in conjunction with expanded reissues of The Golden Age of Wireless and The Flat Earth. A new studio album, A Map of the Floating City, followed in 2011, with guest appearances from Mark Knopfler, Regina Spektor, Imogen Heap, and others.

Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Allmusic.com
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Thomas Dolby - The Golden Age Of Wireless (1982)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 298 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb
Label: EMI | # CDP 7 46009 2 | Time: 00:43:27 | Scans included

“ Talk to anyone who was the right age in the early '80s for both pop radio and the dawn of MTV, and "She Blinded Me with Science" will inevitably come up. The most famous song from the reissued version of the album, it's a defiantly quirky, strange number that mixes its pop hooks with unusual keyboard melodies pitched very low and a recurrent spoken word interjection ("Science!") from guest vocalist/video star Magnus Pike. To Thomas Dolby's credit, the rest of the album isn't simply that song over and over again, making The Golden Age of Wireless an intriguing and often very entertaining curio from the glory days of synth pop. Part of the album's overall appeal is the range of participating musicians, no doubt thanks in part to Dolby's own considerable range of musical work elsewhere. "She Blinded Me with Science" itself features Kevin Armstrong on guitar, Matthew Seligman on bass, mega-producer Robert "Mutt" Lange on backing vocals, and co-production with Tim Friese-Greene. Elsewhere, Andy Partridge contributes harmonica, Mute Records founding genius Daniel Miller adds keyboards, and Lene Lovich adds some vocals of her own. The overall result is still first and foremost Dolby's, with echoes of David Bowie's and Bryan Ferry's elegantly wasted late-'70s personas setting the stage. If anything, The Golden Age of Wireless is the friendlier, peppier flip side of fellow Bowie obsessive Gary Numan's work, where the melancholy is gentle instead of harrowing. Dolby's melodies are sprightly without being annoyingly perky, his singing warm, and his overall performance a pleasant gem. Especially fine numbers include the amusing romp "Europa and the Pirate Twins" and the nostalgia-touched, just mysterious enough "One of Our Submarines."

Ned Raggett, Allmusic.com
”


Tracklist:

01. She Blinded Me with Science (03:41)
02. Radio Silence (03:47)
03. Airwaves (05:16)
04. Flying North (03:54)
05. Weightless (03:46)
06. Europa and the Pirate Twins (03:21)
07. Windpower (04:20)
08. Commercial Breakup (04:19)
09. One of Our Submarines (05:13)
10. Cloudburst at Shingle Street (05:45)


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Thomas Dolby - The Flat Earth (1984)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 250 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 117 Mb
Label: Parlophone Odeon, EMI | # CDP 7 46028 2 | Time: 00:37:26 | Scans included

“ Exceptionally mature for a sophomore effort, The Flat Earth has held up considerably well since its 1984 release. This staying power belongs to a fantastic ensemble of supporting players as much as to Thomas Dolby's songwriting and crisp production. "Dissidents" steps in cautiously and conjures images of blacklisted authors and ugly snow, gray from oppression. Here and elsewhere, Matthew Seligman's bass is a welcome addition -- throughout the album his work is lavish, growling, popping through octaves, funk-a-fied and twinkling with harmonics. The title track, "The Flat Earth," is a wondrous R&B daydream of piano and Motown stabs of rhythm guitar. "Screen Kiss" has a similarly ethereal quality, and the lyrics are lush with imagery, if occasionally cryptic. "White City"'s drug reference and chugging groove are as murky as they are energizing, so new wavers might find themselves frowning a bit on the dancefloor. Then there is "Mulu the Rain Forest," a globally minded curiosity of foreboding and disorienting samples that certainly feels a long way off from The Golden Age of Wireless. Dolby gets points for shrugging off any obligation to formula, but this voodoo spell has an adverse effect on the rest of the album. What follows is certainly a graceful recovery -- his rendition of 1967's "I Scare Myself" is a balmy jazz club cocktail -- faithfully nostalgic, right down to a bittersweet trombone solo from Peter Thomas. "Hyperactive" is, and always was, one part bizarre to two parts infectious. Guest vocalist Adele Bertei fuels the fire of what was already destined to be a memorable diversion, beyond the reach of Top 40. Thomas Dolby's work on The Flat Earth harks back to a time when songs mattered more than videos, even as MTV was discovering its strength. Last time the songwriter blinded us with science; this time it's musicianship.

Glenn Swan, Allmusic.com
”


Tracklist:

01. Dissidents (04:56)
02. The Flat Earth (06:41)
03. Screen Kiss (05:33)
04. White City (05:19)
05. Mulu The Rain Forest (05:00)
06. I Scare Myself (05:40)
07. Hyperactive! (04:13)


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Thomas Dolby - Aliens Ate My Buick (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 287 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb
Label: EMI-Manhattan Records | # CDP-7-48075-2, DIDX 2135 | Time: 00:45:19 | Scans included

“ By many, Thomas Dolby is considered a one hit wonder with the classic song, "She Blinded Me With Science", however, music gurus who know the real genius of this artist know better. "Aliens Ate My Buick" examplifies the often zany, but talented musical genius and wit of Thomas Dolby. All 8 tracks here are hook filled fantastic cuts starting with the dance moving, funny, driving "The Key To Her Ferrari" followed by the equally hilarious "Airhead". The mood moves to George Clinton-like funk with "Hot Sauce" as the funk, pop and fun continues on. "The Ability to Swing" is one energetic pop song and one of Dolby's best. Even better to even a classic in my opinion is the the unbelieveable "Budapest By Blimp", 8:38 of pure listening indulgence that floats along so smoothly. Due yourself a favor and get this CD.

Bill Appel, Amazon.com
”


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01. The Key To Her Ferrari (04:40)
02. Airhead (05:09)
03. Hot Sauce (05:02)
04. Pulp Culture (05:36)
05. My Brain Is Like A Sieve (04:50)
06. The Ability To Swing (04:28)
07. Budapest By Blimp (08:40)
08. May The Cube Be With You (06:49)


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Thomas Dolby - Astronauts & Heretics (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 317 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb
Label: Virgin | # CDV 2701, 262 848 | Time: 00:43:33 | Scans included

“ A greatly matured Thomas Dolby highlights his melodic tendencies on Astronauts & Heretics. Containing more personal moments enhanced by his love for technology, such tracks as "Cruel," which features a stunning Eddi Reader, and "Eastern Bloc (the sequel)" help listeners connect with bits of the past forwarded into the future. "Eastern Bloc (the sequel)" even takes its rhythmic sense from the old Johnny Otis tune, "Willie and the Hand Jive," before it comes into its own. "Silk Pajamas" has a unique pastiche of sound to it and also a very memorable tune to go along. While nothing here appeared to catch fire with the public at the time, Astronauts & Heretics is still a fine testament to Dolby's continuing maturity. Time sometimes must catch up to foresighted performers. Astronauts & Heretics is just such a case.

James Chrispell, Allmusic.com
”


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01. I Love You Goodbye (05:59)
02. Cruel (03:09)
03. Silk Pyjamas (03:37)
04. I Live In A Suitcase (05:29)
05. Eastern Bloc (05:20)
06. Close But No Cigar (04:26)
07. That's Why People Fall In Love (05:32)
08. Neon Sisters (04:52)
09. Beauty Of A Dream (05:05)


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Thomas Dolby - The Gate To The Mind's Eye (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 325 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb
Label: Giant Records | # 9 24586-2 | Time: 00:45:14 | Scans included

“ Soundtrack work suits Thomas Dolby, who here turns in a variety of musical settings for a computer animation video that include everything from moody electronic instrumentals and dance tracks to a '30s pop pastiche complete with horn section ("Nuvague"). Five of the nine tracks have vocals, two of which are contributed by Dr. Fiorella Terenzi. Dolby himself sings, raps, and even murmurs Napoleon's words of love to Josephine. As a nonvisual listening experience, it all seems scattered, but The Gate to the Mind's Eye demonstrates Dolby's continuing inventiveness.

William Ruhlmann, Allmusic.com
”


Tracklist:

01. Armageddon (05:29)
02. Planet Of Lost Souls (03:00)
03. Big Bang Backwards (02:11)
04. N.E.O. (05:47)
05. The Ascent Of Man, Parts I-VI (08:31)
06. The Valley Of The Mind's Eye (04:26)
07. Nuvogue (04:34)
08. Quantum Mechanic (05:33)
09. Moonbase (05:39)


Exact Audio Copy V1.0 beta 3 from 29. August 2011

EAC extraction logfile from 25. October 2014, 22:19

Thomas Dolby / The Gate To The Mind's Eye (9 24586-2)

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Thomas Dolby - A Map Of The Floating City (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 361 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb
Label: Lost Toy People | # CD-LTP-001 | Time: 00:52:38 | Scans included

“ The division over "A Map Of The Floating City" is understandable. It's actually been 17 years, not 19 since his last release, 1994's "The Gate To The Mind's Eye" soundtrack. I count that as his last album since he created all 9 tracks, granted half the album is instrumental. "Map" isn't at all like the cold, menacing and moody, synth stylings of "The Golden Age Of Wireless", and it isn't quite like "The Flat Earth", "Aliens Ate My Buick" or "The Gate To The Mind's Eye" either. It probably shares more in common with Dolby's 1992 outing "Astronauts & Heretics", as it is more organic and diverse in its sound.

I can see how some Dolby fans would be disappointed and others absolutely bowled over by it. He throws all his tricks into a blender and comes up with 11 diverse tracks that somehow manage to fit together to make a decent listening experience. I will say that upon first listen I was not sure I liked "Map" at all. I was even thinking it was his worst album thus far. But as I continued to listen again and again, and let the music and themes sink in, I found myself thinking the opposite--almost. I'm sorry, but I can't help but feel that "The Golden Age Of Wireless", "The Flat Earth" and "Astronauts & Heretics" are his best recordings. He was truly firing on all cylinders with those three.

However, "Map" is a growing experience. It may be that in the years to come I might like it even more than I do now. It certainly is musically diverse without one track sound like another, and without one track really sounding like anything he has done in the past. However, I did find fault with a couple of musical choices. For example, the beat and rhythm of "Nothing New Under The Sun" has been criticized by someone else here as sounding like Madonna's "Material Girl". I don't think so. It actually sounds more like The Jackson's "Can You Feel It" beat from their 1981 album "Triumph". Also, there is a riff in "A Jealous Thing Called Love" that comes dangerously close to The Cranberries' "Ode To My Family". Those to hang ups aside, the rest of the album is similarity free.

I'm not going to break each track down into what it means, others have tried to do that here. I will say that "Spice Train" is the most immediately hooky track here that sounds like Dolby. It should have been the first single, not the country flavored "The Toad Lickers" (which just might be about the Bush administration). "The Toad Lickers" is catchy and nice, but if Dolby wanted to make a come-back, I would have picked "Spice Train". "Evil Twin Brother" is interesting musically. "Road To Reno" could be another single.

There has been much talk about the album's longest track, at 7 1/2 minutes, "17 Hills". It is a piece of cinema like "Budapest By Blimp" was. It has a nice melody line, a ballad. However, if we're going to talk about ballads, I think "To The Lifeboats" and "Oceanea" are equally as moving. I suppose the weakest tracks here might be "A Jealous Thing Called Love", "Love Is A Loaded Pistol", "Simone" and maybe even "Nothing New Under The Sun". Those four tracks aren't as interesting as the others, but they are serviceable.

For an artist who has been out of the business of making new wave/pop hits for 17 years, "A Map Of The Floating City" is pretty strong, but not his best work. It shows promise, especially if he plans to continue making new music. Let's hope it's not another 17 years from now. I have always liked Dolby, and I never saw him as a one hit wonder who did "She Blinded Me With Science". In fact, that isn't even my favorite song of his, because he has so many others that are better. Sadly, most Americans are not interested or aware that Dolby is much more talented, intelligent and witty. He has not had a Top 20 album since 1984's "The Flat Earth". "Astronauts & Heretics" and now "Map" haven't even cracked the Top 200 albums chart. Oh well. It's the general public's loss, ignorant fools.

Jason Stein, Amazon.com
”


Tracklist:

Urbanoia:

01. Nothing New Under The Sun (04:34)
02. Spice Train (05:08)
03. Evil Twin Brother (05:25)
04. Jealous Thing Called Love (04:27)

Amerikana:

05. Road To Reno (03:59)
06. The Toad Lickers (04:24)
07. 17 Hills (07:41)
08. Love Is A Loaded Pistol (02:57)

Oceanea:

09. Oceanea (04:27)
10. Simone (05:55)
11. To The Lifeboats (03:36)


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EAC extraction logfile from 25. October 2014, 23:46

Thomas Dolby / A Map Of The Floating City (CD-LTP-001)

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Number of tracks: 11
Official DR value: DR9

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Channels: 2
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