Hi, just wondering if anybody has the Martin Plaza - Plaza Suite CD. I've been looking for it on ebay for awile, and it doesn't show up anymore. I can organise swap as I have plenty of Australian stuff. Just to clarify and to avoid any misunderstandings, I would love to get this in lossless format please. Many thanks.
Is this the one with 'Concrete & Clay'? I remember the cassette of it was in all the record store bargain bins in the late 80's....Just like Tim's 'Big Canoe'.
Alot of these 80s Oz music CD's are so hard to get these days, I'm referring to the ones that haven't been re-issued. My treasure gem is Electric Pandas' CD, which I bought new in a bargain bin on the Gold Coast for $5 in the mid 90's. It was issued in 1993, but I have never seen another copy anywhere. Sunnboys 1989 CD "Wildcat" I picked up recently at a 2nd hand store for $3 (as new cond.) But it's rare! I bought S. O'Neill's CD "Foreign Affairs" CD brand new just this week from a local music shop. It was old stock though, and only one copy left at $20. I've been after "Edge of Winter" on CD or LP for years, but no luck. Kids In The Kitchen's & Wa Wa Nee's debut, any of the 3 Dragon CD's from '84/'86/'89 - hard to find & if you do - big bucks.. I can't understand why they can't re-issue this stuff, things like Machinations Big Music for example...sorry for the long story.
Hi Mark, thanks for the reply. I was just using the Dragon CD's as an example. I have B & The Beat on LP, I bought Bondi Road off ebay a few months ago for $30 (which in hindsight was a bargain) and the first cd that I ever bought was in Jan. '87 and that was "Dreams Of.." which fortunatley I still have. I know that W.German made B & the Beat is worth a mint these days. I also bought Mi-Sex "Shangheid" CD last month 2nd hand for $10. Buying it thinking that I would probably pick up a bit of ebay profit on it, but have decided to keep it instead, as it's a good CD. I am fastidious in regards to collecting 80's Made in Japan CD's. Recently I bought "Man of Colours" for $5, original issue made in Japan and sold my 1992 Tru-ism reissue on ebay for $18. It's all fun and games! The best story I know of is a mate of mine bought Koo De Tah's CD for next to nothing and sold it on ebay for $430. Crazy
It looks like we are all in the same boat. I'm always on the look out for Aussie artist CD's from the 70's and 80's. I'm glad that I snapped up all the Sherbet CD'S before Festival records was sold to Warners Music. Sorry, I don't have 'Plaza Suite'.
Now Ulta-Mixes, that is very rare on CD. Even the LP is very difficult to find!
Would you be kind enough to do me a copy of the Electric Pandas CD, or if you can't maybe mp3's of the album?
So in the end, if a label does reissue these CDs, then I always hope they DON'T turn it up. I bought all those Aussie Double CD Comps like, "Counting the Beat", "Live it up", and "What's my Scene". The volume levels and the EQ'ing on many of the tracks is simply HORRID! Sounded like Sony had some work experience kid mastering the CD's, it was torture.[/quote]
I don't know where all these tracks came from. But I supplied the guy who compiled the compilation with the track 'Fallin In Love' by Christie Allen. I sent him a lossless rip of the song from her 'Magic Rhythm' CD that I bought a long time ago.
Hi Mark, Just on a side note - I certainly agree with you about the poor and inconsistent quality on the Australian Pop Hits dbl. cd sets that have been released under 3 different titles since 2007. One song can be loud and then the next track quiet. If you listen carefully, it sounds like a lot of the "never before released on CD" tracks have been lifted from vinyl. Which, with the right equipment is not always a bad thing, but needs to be done properly. At least, though there was a lot of thought put into the track listings. Plenty of obscure stuff and then the more popular stuff just to keep the mix right.
Mark, I have no doubt about your greatness. I got onto your radio station and tracked down your shows from a featured month and year and burnt them all onto disc. Great work. Cheers.
I do have that Wa Wa Nee CD, my brother gave it to me a few weeks ago. I just scanned it which is about the limits of my ability with technology - I wouldn't know how to do a copy.
You are VERY lucky to have the Wa Wa Nee cd Guru!!!
The 12"... to One On One is my ULTIMATE fav Wa Wa Nee treat as well as the 12"... to I Could Make You Love Me and the (New York Mix) of Sugar Free
I am seeing Paul Gray and his brother as 'Wa Wa Nee' support Pseudo Echo next Friday on Pseudo's 30th Anniversary show
I have the WaWaNee and Pseudo Echo... as well as a very rare "Dogs In Space" movie soundtrack