David Essex - 9 Albums (1973 - 1991) [Flac, iPod M4A, MP3-320 and Scans]

David Essex - 9 Albums (1973 - 1991) [Flac, iPod M4A, MP3-320 and Scans]

David Essex — 9 Albums (1973 — 1991) [Flac, iPod M4A, MP3-320 and Scans]
Жанр: Rock
Год: 1973 — 1991
Лейбл: Various
Формат: Flac (Image) + Cue + Log / iPod M4A (Tracks) + Cue + Log / MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Арт: Scans -> 332 Mb
Размер: ~ 3002 or 3018 or 1241 Mb
Залито: FSonic, FServe, Uploaded

Альбомы: Rock On (1973); On Tour (1977); David Essex (1974); Out on the Street (1976); All the Fun of the Fair (1975); Gold & Ivory (1977); Imperial Wizard (1979); Hot Love (1980); His Greatest Hits (1991).

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David Essex - 9 Albums (1973 - 1991) [Flac, iPod M4A, MP3-320 and Scans]

David Essex Biography

The mention of the name David Essex — at least to Americans — usually invokes a wave of '70s nostalgia, not just of his own monster hit "Rock On" and the movie That'll Be the Day, but also of such British pop/rock exports of the period such as Godspell, Rock Follies, color episodes of Doctor Who, and Rula Lenska. For most of that decade, Essex was a pop culture institution in England, and he produced the music and entertainment in enough different media to fulfill the role admirably. Born David Cook in London in 1947, he grew up in Canning Town, and loved playing soccer (what the English call football), and was a member of the West Ham Juniors for a time. He reached his teens just as British rock & roll's first wave was approaching its crest, and came of age as Merseybeat gave way to the more diverse sounds of folk-rock and psychedelic rock. Essex's attraction to performing and entertaining, however, had its roots outside of music — as a boy in his early teens, before he'd ever thought of making music for a living, he spent his holidays working at what the British call a fun fair (a carnival to Americans); in his memoir A Charmed Life, he remembered being drawn to the mix of amusements and violence juxtaposed with one another; that might account for some of the ease with which he mixed music and theater in his own career during subsequent decades. Initially, however, he did try for a career in music, working by day in a factory in his teens, and playing drums in a band called the Everons during the mid-'60s. He later left the group, switched to singing, and took on the name David Essex, and recorded for England's Decca Records, among other labels. Essex went through ten flop singles, and decided to try acting instead; by then, he was juggling appearances in small productions and the responsibilities of a marriage (and a pregnant wife), and earning his living driving trucks and cleaning windows. Essex's career took a decided upswing after theater writer Derek Bowman became his manager. With Bowman's guidance, he worked to refine his singing and acting techniques and took up dance. This led to his selection in 1971 for the role of Jesus in the theatrical musical Godspell, for which he won the Variety Club of Great Britain's award for "Most Promising Newcomer." He became a stage star at age 24 and, two years later, was chosen for his first film role, in Claude Whatham's That'll Be the Day (1974), produced by David Puttnam — based in part on the producer's boyhood and set in the early '60s, principally at a holiday camp, the movie (which co-starred Ringo Starr, then still basking in the glow of post-Beatles stardom, the Who's Keith Moon, and one-time rock & roll legend Billy Fury) became a major hit in England and a cult favorite in the United States. It also heralded a huge year for Essex, for in addition to starring in the movie, he wrote the song "Rock On" which was used in the film and went on to top the charts in England and reach the Top Five in the United States. A dark, brooding song — vaguely recalling pre-Beatles British beat idol Marty Wilde — "Rock On" made him into an overnight pop star in England. An album of the same name duly followed it up the charts at home, and Essex followed this first wave of success with a movie sequel, the much darker Stardust (1975), directed by Michael Apted, which included Moon, British rock & roll star-turned-actor Adam Faith, and contemporary rock & roller Dave Edmunds in its cast. Essex never charted another hit in America, although the Grammy nomination he got for "Rock On" was enough to give him a cult following among an audience not limited exclusively to Anglophiles, and get his subsequent records released in the United States. He enjoyed follow-up hits in England with "Lamplight," "Gonna Make You a Star," and "Hold Me Close," among other songs. Essex's producer on all of these singles and the accompanying albums was Jeff Wayne, a transplant from America who had some composer and arranger credits associated with West End theater and commercials. Wayne's method of production was unique at the time, and gave Essex's music a special sound — utilizing top-notch players such as guitarist Chris Spedding and bassist Herbie Flowers, he avoided the usual sterility of multi-track recording by getting his core musicians to perform live against the backing tracks, thus creating a finished record that utilized the best elements of live performance and multi-layered studio sound in one, with a very visceral impact. This was one of the reasons, beyond his voice and talent, that Essex's early singles, though essentially '70s teen pop, seemed to command such attention and respect from the rock press, far outstripping the impact of earlier practitioners such as the Herd and most of his contemporary rivals. Essex's music career slowed due to two events, the advent of the punk era and the gradual aging of his youthful audience. They moved on to other pop/rock idols, while the next wave of young listeners didn't take to his music in the same way, and his more ambitious records, such as Out on the Street (1976) — a loud, edgy record engineered by post-punk star producer Martin Rushent — failed to find large audiences, despite some worthy ambitions. By 1977, Essex was producing himself, having parted company with Wayne for the Gold & Ivory album. They weren't done working together, however, as Wayne recruited Essex for his most ambitious project, The War of the Worlds. A boldly conceived and executed two-record set with elaborate libretto and supporting artwork, this album — which became one of the top-selling "soundtracks" ever released in England (though it isn't really a soundtrack) — became a vehicle not only for Essex's singing but his acting, as well. That seemed to presage the transformation that would take place in Essex's career — he closed out the '70s in the role of Che Guevara in the original studio recording of Evita (1978), appearing in the legitimate stage play Childe Byron, and starring in the movie Silver Dream Racer (1980), for which he also wrote the score (including the hit "Silver Dream Machine"). By the mid-'80s, he was concentrating on theater work, including Mutiny (an adaptation of Mutiny on the Bounty), while in movies he appeared in Shogun Warrior with Toshiro Mifune. By the '90s, with his success in Sir Peter Hall's production of She Stoops to Conquer, Essex was a fully established, legitimate stage actor who was recognized as being able to carry a whole show — seemingly in recognition of his continued presence in British popular culture, a new hits compilation emerged that year on CD from Polygram in England. His more recent composing projects have branched out to include the ballet Beauty and the Beast (1995). At around the same time, he resumed his recording career with Cover Shot, Missing You, and Back to Back, and has performed concerts on occasion in the years since. He has interspersed his various composing projects with extensive charitable work — in addition to working with the aid organization Voluntary Service Overseas, Essex has also done recordings to benefit the World Music Fund and has done educational and charitable work in Zimbabwe and Uganda, among other African nations. He has also been active in charitable causes closer to home, such as the Gypsy Council, devoted to the welfare of gypsies living in England. In 1999, Essex was awarded the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his stage, screen, and music career and his charitable work. In 2004, Edsel Records began releasing Essex's classic British CBS albums on CD, in carefully annotated and beautifully remastered editions.

~ Bruce Eder, Rovi


David Essex - 9 Albums (1973 - 1991) [Flac, iPod M4A, MP3-320 and Scans]

David Essex — Rock On (1973) / On Tour (1977) [2004, Edsel Records DIAB 8053]
Жанр: Rock
Лейбл: Edsel Records DIAB 8053
Формат: Flac (Image) + Cue + Log / iPod M4A (Tracks) + Cue + Log / MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Арт: Scans -> 110 Mb
Размер: ~ 688 or 694 or 290 Mb
Залито: FSonic, FServe, Uploaded

David Essex - 9 Albums (1973 - 1991) [Flac, iPod M4A, MP3-320 and Scans]

Tracklist CD1 — Rock On (1973):

01. Lamplight
02. Turn Me Loose
03. On And On
04. Streetfight
05. Rock On
06. Ocean Girl
07. Bring In The Sun
08. For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her
09. We All Insane
10. Tell Him No
11. Sept. 15th

David Essex - 9 Albums (1973 - 1991) [Flac, iPod M4A, MP3-320 and Scans]

Tracklist CD2 — On Tour (1977):

01. All the fun of the fair
02. Hold me close
03. Circles
04. Good ol' rock & roll
05. On and on
06. Going for the big one
07. America
08. Gonna make you a star
09. Stardust
10. Streetfight
11. Rock on
12. Rolling stone
13. Won't get burned again
14. Here it comes again
15. All the fun of the fair (Reprise)

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David Essex - 9 Albums (1973 - 1991) [Flac, iPod M4A, MP3-320 and Scans]

David Essex — David Essex (1974) / Out on the Street (1976) [2004, Edsel Records DIAB 8054]
Жанр: Rock
Лейбл: Edsel Records DIAB 8054
Формат: Flac (Image) + Cue + Log / iPod M4A (Tracks) + Cue + Log / MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Арт: Scans -> 115 Mb
Размер: ~ 580 or 579 or 232 Mb
Залито: FSonic, FServe, Uploaded

David Essex - 9 Albums (1973 - 1991) [Flac, iPod M4A, MP3-320 and Scans]

Tracklist CD1 — David Essex (1974):

01. Gonna Make You A Star
02. Window
03. I Know
04. There's Something About You Baby
05. Good Ol' Rock'n'roll
06. America
07. Dance Little Girl
08. Ooh Darling
09. Miss Sweetness
10. Stardust

David Essex - 9 Albums (1973 - 1991) [Flac, iPod M4A, MP3-320 and Scans]

Tracklist CD2 — Out on the Street (1976):

01. Out On The Street
02. Let The Fool Live
03. Thank You Very Much
04. Just Wanna Dance
05. Run with The Pack
06. Coming Home
07. Ooh, Love
08. City Lights

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David Essex - 9 Albums (1973 - 1991) [Flac, iPod M4A, MP3-320 and Scans]

David Essex — All the Fun of the Fair (1975) / Gold & Ivory (1977) [2004, Edsel Records DIAB 8055]
Жанр: Rock
Лейбл: Edsel Records DIAB 8055
Формат: Flac (Image) + Cue + Log / iPod M4A (Tracks) + Cue + Log / MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Арт: Scans -> 107 Mb
Размер: ~ 577 or 581 or 254 Mb
Залито: FSonic, FServe, Uploaded

David Essex - 9 Albums (1973 - 1991) [Flac, iPod M4A, MP3-320 and Scans]

Tracklist CD1 — All the Fun of the Fair (1975):

01. All The Fun Of The Fair
02. Hold Me Close
03. Circles
04. If I Could
05. Rolling Stone
06. Wonit Get Burned Again
07. Coconut Ice
08. Watch Out (Carolina)
09. Here It Comes Again
10. Funteir (Reprise)

David Essex - 9 Albums (1973 - 1991) [Flac, iPod M4A, MP3-320 and Scans]

Tracklist CD2 — Gold & Ivory (1977):

01. New Horizon
02. Good Morning (Darling)
03. Yesterday In L.A.
04. Lend Me Your Comb
05. Whole Lotta Monkey
06. Back Street Crawler
07. That Circle Keeps On Changing
08. Cool Out Tonight
09. You
10. Virginia (And The Circus Sideshow)
11. Britannia
12. Gold & Ivory
13. Stay With Me Baby

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David Essex - 9 Albums (1973 - 1991) [Flac, iPod M4A, MP3-320 and Scans]

David Essex — Imperial Wizard (1979) [2011, 7T's Records, Glam CD 115]
Жанр: Rock
Лейбл: 7T's Records, Glam CD 115
Формат: Flac (Image) + Cue + Log / iPod M4A (Tracks) + Cue + Log / MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Арт: Scans Included
Размер: ~ 363 or 365 or 151 Mb
Залито: FSonic, FServe, Uploaded

David Essex - 9 Albums (1973 - 1991) [Flac, iPod M4A, MP3-320 and Scans]

Tracklist:

01. Let It Flow
02. Call On Me
03. Are You Still True My Love
04. Oh What A Circus
05. Imperial Wizard
06. I Forgot To Forget You
07. Oh What A Feeling
08. Won't Change Me Now
09. Goodbye First Love
10. 20 Flights Up
11. Ships That Pass In The Night
12. High Flying Adored
13. Midnight Train

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David Essex - 9 Albums (1973 - 1991) [Flac, iPod M4A, MP3-320 and Scans]

David Essex — Hot Love (1980) [2011, 7T's Records, Glam CD 116]
Жанр: Rock
Лейбл: 7T's Records, Glam CD 116
Формат: Flac (Image) + Cue + Log / iPod M4A (Tracks) + Cue + Log / MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Арт: Scans Included
Размер: ~ 326 or 327 or 138 Mb
Залито: FSonic, FServe, Uploaded

David Essex - 9 Albums (1973 - 1991) [Flac, iPod M4A, MP3-320 and Scans]

Tracklist:

01. Hot Love
02. I Luv Ya
03. Talking With Your Body
04. Zebra Kid
05. Heart On My Sleeve
06. Reality
07. Rock 'N' Roll Me
08. Cold As Ice
09. Swim Against The Flow
10. On My Bike
11. I Don't Wanna Go To The Disco
12. This Situation

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David Essex - 9 Albums (1973 - 1991) [Flac, iPod M4A, MP3-320 and Scans]

David Essex — His Greatest Hits (1991)
Жанр: Rock
Лейбл: Mercury, 510 308-2
Формат: Flac (Image) + Cue + Log / iPod M4A (Tracks) + Cue + Log / MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Арт: Scans Included
Размер: ~ 468 or 472 or 176 Mb
Залито: FSonic, FServe, Uploaded

David Essex - 9 Albums (1973 - 1991) [Flac, iPod M4A, MP3-320 and Scans]

Tracklist:

01. Rock On 3:26
02. Gonna Make You a Star 3:39
03. Stardust 2:48
04. Lamplight 2:56
05. A Winter's Tale 4:13
06. Oh What a Circus 3:57
07. Silver Dream Machine 3:17
08. Me & My Girl (Nightclubbing) 3:03
09. Cool Out Tonight 3:10
10. If I Could 3:58
11. Tahiti 4:57
12. Myfanwy 4:16
13. Hold Me Close 3:54
14. Rollin' Stone 5:31
15. You're in My Heart 3:34
16. The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore 3:37
17. Africa You Shine 3:58
18. Rock On (New Version) 4:08

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  1. Рейтинг: 0+
    74df451 (seltaeb) «» 2 сентября 2011, 18:47 #

    Этот чувак написал музыку к фильму "Гонщик серебряной мечты" и в нём же играл.

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      Xelarg «» 3 сентября 2011, 01:02 #

      блин, точно. я всё вспоминал, в каком кино я его видел

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        Xelarg «» 3 сентября 2011, 01:04 #

        ага)
        "... and starring in the movie Silver Dream Racer (1980), for which he also wrote the score (including the hit "Silver Dream Machine")"

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    purukuumi «» 2 сентября 2011, 07:35 #

    Это классический поп.

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