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A Flock Of Seagulls

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Being a fan for many many years I was really surprised the band decided finally, after 25 years, to do an European tour again. I am aware of the fact that it's only Mike Score nowadays who's left of the old line-up. Still I like to see them, because back in 1984 I was unable to visit the famous Noorderligt at Tilburg. On 09-09-09 A Flock Of Seagulls will play the well known Paradiso theatre in Amsterdam.

I became an instant fan of the four when I heard I Ran on the radio. But it was Wishing (if I had a photograph of you) which really turned me into AFOS. Through the years I was able to track down most of their vynil releases. And of course the CD's followed as well. I even became a member of the Airborne Division. With the internet things changed and in 1996 I was able to get a CDR copy of most of the b-sides and rare recordings of AFOS ripped from vynil, which I like to share with you. The recordings are from the period 1982 - 1985 when they had the line-up of:

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The Unknown Beauty Of The 80's

Volume 9

01 Alan Rankine - The World Begins To Look Her Age
02 Duran Duran - The Chauffeur
03 Gene Loves Jezebel - Desire
04 Human League - Seconds
05 Eight Point Five - Mary
06 The Cry - Laughing & Crying
07 A Drop In The Gray - Heartache Feeds Heartache
08 Dial - Modern Day Love
09 Empire - This Is My Word
10 King - Won't You Hold My Hand Now
11 Data - Fallout
12 B-Movie - Ship Of Dreams
13 H2O - Who'll Stop The Rain
14 EBN-OZN - AEIOU Sometimes Y
15 Dukes Of The Stratosphere - Vanishing Girl
16 Box Of Toys - I'm Thinking Of You Now
17 David & David - Welcome To The Boomtown (album version)
18 Hidden track

The Unknown Beauty Of The 80's

Volume 8

01 The Thought - There's A Boy (remix)
02 Boom Boom Mancini - Red Skies
03 Shop Assistants - I Don't Want To Be Friends With You
04 Rain Parade - Mystic Green
05 Toyah - Rebel Run
06 Henry Badowski - My Face
07 The Allies - Emma Peel
08 Stephen Duffy - I Love You
09 Robert Marlow - The Face Of Dorian Gray
10 Pseudo Echo - His Eyes
11 Altered Images - Don't Talk To Me About love
12 Hazel O'Conner - Eighth Day
13 Tones Or Tail - Go
14 Bodeans - It's Only Love
15 Reward - It Must Be Love
16 Playing By Numbers - Automatic Introductions
17 This Other Eden - Angels Tell Lies
18 Pop Will Eat Itself - There Is No Love Between Us Anymore
19 The Fools - World Dance Part (remix)
20 Camera Obscura - Destitution
21 Industry - State Of The Nation
22 The Reels - Comedy
23 After The Fire - 1980-F

The Unknown Beauty Of The 80's

Volume 7

01 The Police - Synchronicity I
02 Theatre Of Hate - Do You Believe In The Westworld
03 Dial M - House Of Joy
04 Kids In The Kitchen - Current Stand
05 Our Daugther's Wedding - Lawnchairs
06 Dekkan Danse - I Can't Believe It
07 The Boomtown Rats - Talking In Code
08 The Thought - The Rise And The Fall
09 One The Juggler - Everyday
10 The Jericho - Muscle Deep (single version)
11 Blue Train - Wheels Go Round
12 Ministry - I'm Falling
13 Icehouse - Walls
14 The Tempest - Bluebelle
15 Roaring Boys - House Of Stone
16 It's Immaterial - Ed's Funky Diner
17 Fashion - Love Shadow
18 Re-Flex - How Much Longer
19 H2O - Turn Back In Anger
20 Romeo Void - Say No
21 The Act - Too Late At 20

Enjoy.