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  1. Auntie Beryl

    Music Not on Streaming (And Getting It There!)

    Looking at the Spotify small print for Rockferry, the (C) and (P) are now for Aimee Duffy as opposed to A&M/Interscope/Universal, so perhaps rights are reverting to the artist over time?
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    Top of the Pops BBC4

    Her out of Strike - Victoria Newton - went on to cover All About Eve's Martha's Harbour:
  3. Auntie Beryl

    Top of the Pops BBC4

    By early 1995 I'd started working in the record shop. A slightly crumpled bloke in his late 30s came in a few times, asking about the new Annie Lennox single: when was it out, how was it doing on the airplay charts etc. He also tried to get us interested in stocking his recent solo album - he...
  4. Auntie Beryl

    Nabihah Iqbal - Dreamer

    The album is out today, and sounds great.
  5. Auntie Beryl

    Now That's What I Call Music (Nostalgia)

    Just a guess: All You Need Is Love is on there, and there were no Beatles albums on CD before 1987. It's not beyond the realms of possibility that the various estates signed off on LP and MC but were keeping their powder dry for the then-upcoming CD rollout.
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    Top of the Pops BBC4

    Galliano were... alright, if you have any affection for that Acid Jazzy sort of caper. Lead singer Rob Gallagher went on to become Earl Zinger, who is far more fun:
  7. Auntie Beryl

    Top of the Pops BBC4

    It is! Daughter of the Reverend Julius Cheeks.
  8. Auntie Beryl

    Music Not on Streaming (And Getting It There!)

    Without knowing the detail on all of them, is it a possibility the masters went up in smoke?
  9. Auntie Beryl

    Top of the Pops BBC4

    Good and understandable guesses, not right though... The act in question had had previous doomy lyrics which also went under the radar.
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    Top of the Pops BBC4

    The desolation seemed to evade many people at the time. I'm looking at the single's Wikipedia page and the contemporaneous review quotes include "sweet ballad" and "a really nice track".
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    Top of the Pops BBC4

    Next week we get some of the darkest lyrics ever performed on TOTP.
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    Depeche Mode

    Much maligned they may have been, but supermarkets played a big role in keeping the shelf price of a new release CD at £10 for so long. As their market share and negotiating position declined, you started to see £11 on day 1. Now the shackles are off, and here we are.
  13. Auntie Beryl

    00s Top 10 Sales Week by Week 2002-03

    Hugely appreciated gezza76 - thanks for what is a fabulous body of work!
  14. Auntie Beryl

    Top of the Pops BBC4

    This section of the Cappella Wiki page is delightfully arch:
  15. Auntie Beryl

    Now That's What I Call Music (Nostalgia)

    "Thank God It's Christmas" by Queen sent to the kerb, as you really wouldn't want that as Disc 1 Track 1.
  16. Auntie Beryl

    UK top 200 singles charts: 1983 onwards

    ...with Kirsty's A New England in at 84, that's a strong week!
  17. Auntie Beryl

    UK top 200 singles charts: 1983 onwards

    Got my first radio/cassette player for Christmas 1984, so from then on I had Radio 1 (and Laser 558) on in my room for as many hours as humanly possible. In terms of my going through it all, in real time, 1985 is where it started for me.
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    Top of the Pops BBC4

    This is seen as something of an "Ibiza Classic" (and is nothing like the hit):
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    A Hard Rate's Night: The Beatles Rate

    Fairly sure I speak for all of us when I say "how the hell could you manage more than one of these amazing write-ups every fortnight". These are great, we'll read them when they appear.
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