Thomas Dolby - The Golden Age Of Wireless (1982) 2009 Remastered Collector's Edition
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 446 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 176 Mb | 01:16:58 | Scans ~ 76 Mb
DVD5 | NTSC | 4:3 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2ch, 1536 kbps | ~ 3.5 Gb | 00:58:16
New Wave, Synthpop, Pop/Rock | Label: EMI | # 50999 2 67915 2 4, 2679 152
The Golden Age of Wireless is the debut album by Thomas Dolby. Released in 1982, the album contains the pop hit "She Blinded Me with Science" in its later resequencings. Following the album's overall theme of radio are the songs "Airwaves", "Commercial Breakup", and "Radio Silence," along with songs about the modern world ("Windpower", "Flying North", "Europa and the Pirate Twins"). At the time of the original US release, the moody and cinematic tone—a major departure for most synthesizer-driven records—prompted Musician magazine's reviewer to declare it "The best damned synth-pop record ever, period." This version includes the original UK album tracks, in sequence, as tracks 1-9. Bonus tracks 10-14 were previously included on various re-issues during 1982/83/84. Tracks 16-19 are previously unreleased demo recordings. Also included with this release is a DVD containing a remastered version of the long-form performance video Live Wireless, recorded at the Riverside Theatre Studios, London. "Urban Tribal" also features a new accompanying vocal by Harper Robertson.