Wednesday, March 30, 2022

K Tells Vol. 05

K Tells Vol. 05


K-tells....

My New Wave set!

VA - The Main Event (K-tel NE 1046 UK) (2022 Remastered Expanded Edition) (1979)      This much acclaimed and highly treasured album was released by K-tel in May 1979 in the UK only. Its focus was 100% on the  current punk and new wave scene at the time and originally contained 16 classic tracks.  I've expanded this 2022 remaster to include another 9 bonus new wave tracks taken from previous K-tel UK albums (all released before this one) to now create a 25 track album, with a new running time of 78:31 CD length.

VA - New Wave - 23 Original Hits - 23 Original Stars (K-tel TS 4070 SCAND) (2022 Remastered Expanded Edition) (1979)      Originally released in Scandinavia only in 1979, this K-tel album was a terrific slice of late 70s new wave. Its focus was 100% on the current punk and new wave scene at the time and originally ontained 16 classic tracks.  I've expanded this 2022 remaster to include another 7 bonus new wave tracks all taken from other 1979 K-tel releases to now create a 23 track album, with a new running time of 79:51 CD length.

VA - Street Level - 20 New Wave Hits (Ronco RTL 2048 UK) (2022 Remastered Expanded Edition) (1980)      Not released by K-tel, but an excellent overview of the UK new wave scene, released by Ronco in the UK only in 1980. The original album featured 20 classic new wave tracks spanning from 1977-1980. For this 2022 expanded edition, I have added another 3 bonus new wave hits taken from a previous UK Ronco compilation album released in 1979, now making a 23 track album with a new CD running time of 78:06.


Hope you enjoy! K

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Track lists


VA - The Main Event (K-tel NE 1046 UK) (2022 Remastered Expanded Edition) (1979)

01 The Boomtown Rats Rat Trap (Original 1978 7" Single Version) 4:56

02 Blondie Hanging on the Telephone 2:22

03 The Dickies Banana Splits (The Tra La La Song) 1:53

04 The Stranglers No More Heroes 3:27

05 Generation X King Rocker 2:17

06 Elvis Costello & the Attractions Radio, Radio 3:06

07 Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers Roadrunner (Once) (Original UK Beserkley BZZ 1 1977 7" Single Version) 4:06

08 Squeeze Cool for Cats 3:15

09 Blondie (I'm Always Touched by Your) Presence, Dear 2:43

10 Squeeze Take Me I'm Yours (Original 1978 7" Single Version) 2:53

11 Patti Smith Group Because the Night 3:19

12 Nick Lowe American Squirm 2:31

13 Generation X Your Generation 3:15

14 Buzzcocks Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've) 2:42

15 The Boomtown Rats Mary of the 4th Form (Original 1977 7" Single Version) 3:48

16 The Members Offshore Banking Business (Original 1979 7" Single Version) 3:13

17 Ian Dury & the Blockheads Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick (Bonus Track) 3:44

18 Rachel Sweet B-A-B-Y (Bonus Track) 3:04

19 Lene Lovich Lucky Number (Bonus Track) 2:48

20 The Pretenders Stop Your Sobbing (Bonus Track) 2:38

21 Skids Into the Valley (Bonus Track) 3:17

22 Tonight Drummer Man (Bonus Track) 2:44

23 Ian Dury & the Blockheads What a Waste (Bonus Track) 3:27

24 Leyton Buzzards Saturday Night (Beneath the Plastic Palm Trees) (Bonus Track) 3:47

25 The Members The Sound of the Suburbs (Original 1979 7" Single Version) (Bonus Track) 3:16


VA - New Wave - 23 Original Hits - 23 Original Stars (K-tel TS 4070 SCAND) (2022 Remastered Expanded Edition) (1979)

01 Blondie Dreaming 3:06

02 The Jags Back of My Hand (Original 1979 7" Single Version) 3:19

03 XTC Making Plans for Nigel 4:12

04 Streetband Toast 4:30

05 The Flying Lizards Money (That's What I Want) (Original 1979 7" Single Edit) 2:30

06 Stiff Little Fingers Straw Dogs 3:28

07 Madness The Prince (Original 1979 2 Tone Records 7" Single Version) 2:28

08 Patti Smith Group Because the Night 3:22

09 The B-52's Rock Lobster (Original 1978 7" Single Version) 4:54

10 Plastic Bertrand Ça Plane Pour Moi 3:01

11 Generation X King Rocker 2:17

12 The Monks Nice Legs Shame About Her Face 1:59

13 The Special A.K.A. Gangsters 2:48

14 Skids Charade 3:54

15 Secret Affair Time for Action 2:44

16 Sex Pistols The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle 4:15

17 Graham Parker & The Rumour Hey Lord, Don't Ask Me Questions (Original 1978 7" Single Version) (Bonus Track) 3:51

18 Sniff 'n' the Tears Driver's Seat (Original 1978 7" Single Edit) (Bonus Track) 3:39

19 Joe Jackson Is She Really Going Out with Him? (Bonus Track) 3:35

20 Tubeway Army Are "Friends" Electric? (Bonus Track) 5:21

21 Nick Lowe Cruel to Be Kind (Bonus Track) 3:29

22 Dave Edmunds Girls Talk (Bonus Track) 3:24

23 The Boomtown Rats I Don't Like Mondays (Original 1979 7" Single Edit) (Bonus Track) 3:45


VA - Street Level - 20 New Wave Hits (Ronco RTL 2048 UK) (2022 Remastered Expanded Edition) (1980)

01 Sex Pistols Pretty Vacant 3:17

02 The Stranglers No More Heroes 3:28

03 Pretenders Brass in Pocket 3:02

04 Ian Dury and the Blockheads Reasons to Be Cheerful, Part 3 (Original 1979 7" Single Version) 4:45

05 Skids Circus Games (Original 1980 7" Single Version) 4:06

06 Buzzcocks Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've) 2:42

07 Magazine Sweetheart Contract 3:18

08 Plasmatics Butcher Baby 3:33

09 Public Image Ltd Public Image 2:58

10 Blondie Denis (Original 1978 7" Single Version) 2:16

11 The Boomtown Rats Someone's Looking at You 4:25

12 Tom Robinson Band 2-4-6-8 Motorway 3:17

13 Gary Numan We Are Glass 4:45

14 John Foxx Underpass (Original 1980 7" Single Edit) 3:19

15 Nick Straker Band A Walk in the Park 3:46

16 XTC Making Plans for Nigel 4:12

17 Generation X Valley of the Dolls 3:33

18 The Members The Sound of the Suburbs (Original 1979 7" Single Version) 3:16

19 The Dickies Banana Splits (The Tra La La Song) 1:53

20 Jona Lewie You'll Always Find Me in the Kitchen at Parties 3:00

21 The Buggles Video Killed the Radio Star (Original 1979 7" Single Version) (Bonus Track) 3:25

22 The Jags Back of My Hand (Original 1979 7" Single Version) (Bonus Track) 3:19

23 The Ruts Babylon's Burning (Original 1979 7" Single Version) (Bonus Track) 2:29

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17 comments:

  1. This is what music developed (very quickly) into....sheer brilliance.

    I still have (nearly) all these in the record collection...bought at the time.
    Yes.....When I was youn(ger) all my effort, time and money went on Records.....Gigs.....Beer & Girls!!!!

    Springsteen even gets a look in...Cant hold back "The Boss"!

    Again....Brilliant stuff.

    Cheers
    Stephen

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    1. Thanks Stephen,
      There is a lot to be grateful for in life.
      Thanks for your great comment.

      Cheers.

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  2. Hi all downloaders.
    Just a gentle reminder to acknowledge K. who goes to a lot of effort to ensure you have a wonderful listening experience on these compilations. Very rarely do I see thanks to him for his genuine hard work.
    Please take that step further and thank K for these posts. Appreciated.

    Cheers
    BB

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  3. thank,s K ! and thank you , Bb !.. i love the covers as much as the tune,s !

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    1. Thanks Jon.
      The covers were always a thrill to see.

      Cheers.

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  4. Thank you both, K and BB!! Nice Collections.

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    1. Thanks Manolis
      That's the spirit. Truly appreciated.

      Cheers.

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  5. Good effort, K! These comps just are me aged 13. Thank you for sharing an essential resource.

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