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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Meat Loaf - Bad Attitude

This month marks the thirtieth anniversary of the European release of Bad Attitude, the fourth studio album from Meat Loaf. It went to number 42 in Australia, number 36 in Sweden, number 24 in Germany and number 8 in the UK. When it was released in the US in 1985, it spent ten weeks on the Billboard Album chart with a top spot of number 74. The same nine tracks appeared on both versions of the album; for today’s review I will look at it from the US ordering.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Billy Bragg - Brewing Up with Billy Bragg

This month marks the thirtieth anniversary of Brewing Up with Billy Bragg, the second studio album from Billy Bragg. This one went to number 16 on the UK charts.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Linda Ronstadt - Lush Life

This month marks the thirtieth anniversary of Lush Life, the thirteenth studio album from Linda Ronstadt. It was also the second in a trilogy of jazz albums she did with bandleader and arranger Nelson Riddle. This multi-Platinum album spent twenty-six weeks on the US Billboard Album chart, peaking at number 13. It also went to number 100 in the UK, number 38 in New Zealand, number 35 in Canada, number 32 in Australia, and number 8 on the US Billboard Jazz chart.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Mike Oldfield - The Killing Fields

Today (November 26th) marks the thirtieth anniversary of The Killing Fields, the tenth album from Mike Oldfield and the soundtrack album for the British drama of the same title about the experiences of two journalists in Cambodia. It charted at number 97 in the UK and number 64 in Germany.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Stranglers - Aural Sculpture

This month marks the thirtieth anniversary of Aural Sculpture, the eighth studio album from the Stranglers. It charted at number 35 in Canada, number 31 in the Netherlands, number 17 in Denmark, number 14 in the UK and number 13 in New Zealand.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Pat Benatar - Tropico

This month marks the thirtieth anniversary of Tropico, the sixth album from Pat Benatar. The November of 1984 release spent twenty-two weeks on the US Billboard Album chart, peaking at number 14. It also reached number 31 in the UK, number 26 in Germany, number 23 in the Netherlands, number 21 in Canada, number 19 in Sweden, number 16 in France, and number 9 in Australia.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Eurythmics - 1984 (For the Love of Big Brother)

Welcome to another edition of Soundtrack Sunday.

This month marks the thirtieth anniversary of 1984 (For the Love of Big Brother), the fourth album from Eurythmics. The music was made directly for the soundtrack of Nineteen Eighty-Four, Michael Radford’s remake of the film based on George Orwell’s classic novel. The album charted at number 38 in the Netherlands, number 33 in Canada, number 23 in Germany and the UK, number 22 in Australia, number 21 in New Zealand, number 18 in Switzerland, and number 6 in Sweden. Here in the US, it spent fourteen weeks on the Billboard Album chart with a top spot of number 93.