NHT109: MEN AT WORK – It’s A Mistake

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It must be an incredible feeling when your debut album tops the charts all around the world. You can imagine that it would have to be both a very happy and very surreal sensation.

In fact, it is hard to think of anything negative that might come from such an outcome. Perhaps one of the few things is that it might overshadow what comes next.

This is perhaps true of Australia band MEN AT WORK. Their debut album Business As Usual was enormous. So enormous that their second album was already complete whilst the debut was still high in the charts.

Second album, Cargo, wasn’t as big as Business As Usual, but maybe that was because the world was simply not yet ready to move on. Today’s track, I think, is a reminder of how good that second album is.

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NHT108: AIR – Alone In Kyoto

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When French duo AIR released their debut album Moon Safari in 1998, it is as though the world was waiting for their particular take on ambient electronica.

The album and the three singles lifted from it were all massively successful and a long, prosperous and respected musical career was to be theirs.

They also formed a special relationship with Academy Aware winning director, producer and screen-writer Sophia Coppola, writing the soundtrack or contributing songs to a number of her films.

Todays track is from one of those movies, 2003’s Lost in Translation.

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NHT107: SHELLEYAN ORPHAN – Timeblind

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When I first heard UK band SHELLEYAN ORPHAN and their 1989 single Shatter, I was thoroughly impressed.

They struck me as a highly musical band that was augmented by complex and emotive vocal melodies.

In a way, they seemed to me to be a modern-day representation of baroque period England. Unique. Fascinating!

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NHT106: SKY – Carillon

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UK-Australian unit SKY was a bit of an anomaly when they launched themselves onto the world in late 1970’s.

Here was a group consisting of members from the crème dela crème of the musical world. Essentially all virtuoso’s on their instruments, joining together to present their own take on pop music.

As a result, they did receive a fair degree of criticism simultaneously from classical musical purists as well as the street-cred crowd.

However, at the same time they attracted a mass of fans from far and wide. It is arguable if we will ever see the likes of a band like SKY again.

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NHT105: JEFF BUCKLEY – All Flowers Bend

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In the mid 90s US musician JEFF BUCKLEY seemingly came from nowhere to take the world by storm.

His debut album Grace was hailed as a masterpiece by many but a drowning accident soon thereafter meant that there was to be no more.

Quite a bit of JEFF BUCKLEY material has surfaced since this time, however the debates over whether this is right or not, continue.

That is the case with todays feature track too – it is considered simply a demo with virtually no embellishments. But when the track also features the voice of his then girlfriend, Elizabeth Fraser of UK’s Cocteau Twins, an adoring public cannot be denied.

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NHT104: RUMANASTONE – The Sound

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Sometimes a song comes your way that unexpectedly weaves a special place in your soul.

You were not necessarily looking for it, but there it was. And what a wonderful, beautiful thing that is.

This is what occurred me to when I happened to see a video for the song The Sound by Australian band RUMANASTONE. Goosebumps back then and Goosebumps still now.

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NHT103: SINEAD O’CONNOR – Troy

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In celebration of my 100th show, I am going to break my own rules, like I did with my 50th. Here are three hugely successful female artists.

Show 3 of 3, highlights the powerful SINEAD O’CONNOR.

SINEAD O’CONNOR used her musical platform to help people understand the need for social change. A unique character in music and life, this track is a call to action from very early in her career.

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NHT102: GRACE JONES – Slave To The Rhythm

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In celebration of my 100th show, I am going to break my own rules, like I did with my 50th. Here are three hugely successful female artists.

Show 2 of 3, highlights the dynamic GRACE JONES.

GRACE JONES remained a true individual in all of the diverse artistic activities she pursued. And there were many, and success was her reward. Here is one example, this one musical.

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NHT101: KATE BUSH – Cloudbusting

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In celebration of my 100th show, I am going to break my own rules, like I did with my 50th. Here are three hugely successful female artists.

Show 1 of 3, highlights true musical royalty, KATE BUSH.

It is probably a much easier job to focus on what KATE BUSH hasn’t achieved because she has given so much. This, I believe, is something truly special from an icon for all musicians and fans alike.

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NHT100: KING CRIMSON – Walking On Air

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When progressive rock, with its fusion of musical styles came into being in the mid to late 1960’s, it became identified as a genre requiring the highest levels of musicality.

Vast sprawling epics, with virtuoso talents on display by each band member was the expected norm.

UK band, KING CRIMSON, and leader, Robert Fripp are a premier example of this.

However, our focus today is on a track that represents the softer, more evocative side of the band. This one doesn’t intend to knock you out, it intends to sooth your soul.

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