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Paradiso has developed ten posters, which can be acquired for just € 15 each. Please help the Amsterdam Paradiso!

The Cult breaks through with Love!

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In 1985 The Cult released their second album Love. It pointed towards the rock band they were about to become, but still had new-wave and goth elements. The story of a great album!

Prince starts his genius run with the fantastic Dirty Mind

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In 1980 Prince released his third album. Dirty Mind was to be the starting point of the unequalled series of no less than eight consecutive genius albums. The story of Dirty Mind!

Prince – Dirty Mind – Reviews, press & interviews

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Dirty Mind, the album and the tour, were lauded by the press. In Europe also, where Prince played his first 3 shows in 1981. A collection of press clippings.

More Specials, the best album of 1980?

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The story on the second album by The Specials. Amidst chaos, fights, resentment and creativity the band emerges with the sublime More Specials. A look back.

At long last Prince’s The Gold Experience is released!

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Finally, The Gold Experience, Prince’s love child sees the light of day. The complete story about an album that sparked controversy. Was it worth it?

Prince – The Gold Experience – The reviews

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How was The Gold Experience received by the press? Pretty mixed it seems. Read the collection of international reviews here on A Pop Life!

Prince – The Gold Experience – Press & interviews

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Before the release of The Gold Experience, O(+> had a lot to say and held a number of interviews. The press also tried feverishly to make sense of it all. An overview.

Neil Young’s first masterpiece, After The Gold Rush!

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In 1970 Neil Young was part of a world famous quartet and released his third solo album, the masterpiece After The Gold Rush. The story behind the album.

The end of The Waterboys’ ‘big music’ trilogy: This Is The Sea

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In 1985 The Waterboys released their third album, This Is The Sea. The album was supposed to deliver on the promise the band had made. Did they succeed?