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Golden Age Of Wireless


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  • Audio CD (June 1 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Parlophone (Wea)
  • ASIN: B000007O19
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #24,297 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. She Blinded Me With Science
2. Radio Silence
3. Airwaves
4. Flying North
5. Weightless
6. Europa And The Pirate Twins
7. Windpower
8. Commercial Breakup
9. One Of Our Submarines
10. Cloudburst At Shingle Street

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By Ray Tracy on Feb. 6 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
It needs a remastering and the 'deluxe' treatment, but it's as good as the day I first heard "Cloudburst At Shingle Street". Saw TD recently, and he is an intellectual force to be reckoned with. Also check out his new record, "Map Of The Floating City".
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Right from the beginnig, I was quite happy to hear the «she blinded me with science» on radio. Now I can content myself to listen to it as many time I want.
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Format: Audio CD
This effort from Dolby always gets pushed back behind the absolutely brilliant "The Flat Earth" and rightly so, its not as good. But take a second listen, listen to more than "Blinded.." and you'll find a collection of really good, high quality pop."flying north", and "Airwaves" are a lethal one-two punch on the CD. Which add quality to set up the already notable "Europa..", and "One of our submarines". Come to think of it there really is not bad cut on the whole album. Although the album seems to be the polar opposite of "The Flat Earth" I have taken a CDr and juxtaposed songs from the two CDs to listen to in the car and the two albums work together brilliantly. They do seem to be cut from the same cloth. If you like "The Flat Earth" get this before it goes out of print.
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Format: Audio CD
If you're reading this, you probably know that "The Golden Age Of Wireless" was an amazing moment in the budding synthesizer new wave explosion. As anyone into the instrument could have told you at the time, Thomas Dolby was not just an incredible synth player, he had an amazing sense of keyboard construction and compositional skills. His credits before his solo career included Lena Lovich, Bruce Woolley and The Camera Club and (gasp) Foreigner! (Those are his keyboard washes that grace their classic "Foreigner 4" and the hit "Waiting For a Girl Like You.") So it wasn't like Dolby's debut came without a pedigree.
But the original "The Golden Age Of Wireless" album came with completely different cover art, different running order, a much better mix of "Radio Silence" and two other songs, "Urges" and "Leipzig." It wasn't until after an EP release of five songs for "She Blinded Me With Science" became a hit did the CD/Album as we know it come into existence. Even then, the versions of "Science" and "One Of Our Submarines" added to "Golden Age" are different, shortened edits. To this day, I am fascinated by both versions of the album and CD, and I keep wondering why, in this age when everything is being remastered, remixed and re-issued, this classic album hasn't been mined for the deluxe treatment?
First off, we need the album resequenced to replace the original mix of "Radio Science" and relegate the vaporized remix to a bonus track. Then replace "Leipzig" and "Urges" to their equivalent positions on the first issue of the album.
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Format: Audio CD
New Wave has never been a very appreciated aspect of popular music even during it's heyday but that being so,Dolby's
"Golden Age Of Wireless" stands out.The classic period hit
"She Blinded Me With Science" not withstanding this record contains some classic pop such as "Wind Power",the soft,heavily
vocal "Weightless" but what really carries this album is
"Airwaves",a song with a cryptic but very important message and
a catchy arrangment-this didn't have to be new wave;it couldv'e
been any style and worked.The Devo-esqe satire "Commercial Breakup" and "Europa And The Pirate Twins" are also important
highlites.To get the full bredth of this project,another
essencial purchase would be the VHS tape "The Golden Age Of Video",featuring a collection of Dolby's MTV-era video's,many of
them hard to find these days.A classic.
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By A Customer on April 15 2003
Format: Audio CD
re: "both contain 'Urges' and 'Leipzig', neither were ever on any US version."
and "The CD version of this album is in fact not the original - you should also try to get a hold of the vinyl one, which has the full length version of the beautiful Airwaves as well as a great instrumental called Wreck Of The Fairchild"
Let's get our fact straight, shall we? The original U.S. vinyl version does indeed include both "Urges" and "Leipzig". No U.S. version includes "The Wreck of the Fairchild".
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Format: Audio CD
I purchased this cd some years ago and though I have hundreds of cds from that fabulous decade the 80's, I find myself still listing to this one. She Blinded Me With Science is to my taste the worse song on the cd, AIRWAVES, CLOUD BURST and SUBMARINES are the best tracks in my opinion. Overall one not so good song doesn't tarnish the quality of this cd in the very least. It comes highly recommended if not just for nostalgia purposes alone. It's a wonder why the other songs besides SBWS, went by ignored.
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Format: Audio CD
The Golden Age of Wireless is an exceptional album that transports its' listener to an aural world never experienced before or since. It may be 2 decades ago since the album but it has not aged at all. The lyrics to One Of Our Submarines still makes my hair stand!
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