Tuesday, 18 September 2018

ITALO DISCO - 1984 DISCO NON-STOP MEGA MIX (Mixed by SpaceMouse) 2018


Tracklisting:

01. Fancy - Come Inside (American Mix)
02. Raggio Di Luna (Moon Ray) - Comanchero
03. Den Harrow - Mad Desire
04. Topo & Roby - Under The Ice
05. Doctor`s Cat - Gee Wiz
06. Baltimora - Tarzan Boy
07. Rose - Magic Carillon
08. Sign System - Stay With Me
09. Danny Keith - Keep On Music
10. Savage - Only You
11. The Voyagers - Distant Planet
12. Miko Mission - How Old Are You
13. Valerie Dore - Get Closer
14. Mike Rogers - Just A Story
15. Scotch - Disco Band
16. Video Kids - Woodpeckers From Space
17. Paul Sharada - Dancing All The Night
18. Robert Bravo - Love Me Like I Do
19. Betty Miranda - Take Me To The Top
20. Klapto - Queen of the Night
21. Marzio Dance - You Can Do It
22. Primadonna - Flashing On The Floor
23. Baby's Gang - Challenger
24. Blue Russell - I Wanna Fly Away
25. Sandy Marton - People From Ibiza
26. Cyber People - Polaris
27. Laser-Cowboys - Ultra Warp (The Final Conflict)
28. Ivan - Fotonovela
29. Hipnosis ‎- Argonauts
30. Duke Lake - Satisfaction, Love & Passion
31. Fake - Frogs In Spain (New Remix)
32. Max Him - No Escape
33. Time with George Aaron - Don't Stop
34. Bolero - I Wish
35. Fun Fun - Color My Love
36. Cruisin' Gang - Chinatown
37. Fancy - Chinese Eyes
38. Kirlian Camera - Edges
39. Mike Mareen - Dancing In The Dark (Galactica Remix)
40. Ken Laszlo - Hey Hey Guy
41. Stage - Voodoo Dance
42. K. Barré - Right By The Moon

Mixed by Spacemouse

Design, Artwork, Audio Remastering by
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Saturday, 18 August 2018

AUTOMAT - Automat (Album) 1978 electronic electro space italo disco dance 70s RARE "OUT-OF-PRINT" LP

 
AUTOMAT ‎– Automat (Album) 1978

Automat is an album of instrumental electronic music composed by the Italian musicians Romano Musumarra and Claudio Gizzi.

It was produced in 1977 and released in 1978 by EMI Italy, through its Harvest label.
All the sounds in this album were generated by the MCS70, a monophonic analog synthesizer designed, built and programmed by the Italian engineer Mario Maggi.

Automat was Musumarra's initiative – after learning about the new instrument, he proposed to EMI Italy that he produce an album of electronic instrumental music.
Although at the time such a project was considered risky, the answer was positive. EMI suggested, however, that Claudio Gizzi, a more experienced composer that already worked with them, also participate in the project.
The composition work was divided: Gizzi contributed to side A, who filled it with a long suite with 3 movements, and Musumarra contributed to side B, who composed three shorter pieces.

They had very little time to complete the project with only four weeks in the studio.
As a result, the last track, Mecadence, was left somewhat incomplete.

The sound engineer in charge of the project was Luciano Torani.

PRODUCTION:
Automat was the result of an unrepeatable sequence of events. The final result did not please either Musumarra and Gizzi nor the producers.
They never collaborated on any other project nor had the opportunity to use the MCS70 again.
Automat has only been released on CD once. Despite this (or perhaps because of it) the album achieved a "cult" status among many fans of electronic music.
Musumarra and Gizzi subsequently had successful careers as movie soundtrack composers. Musumarra also had many partnerships as a songwriter
and/or producer with famous pop artists, among them the Canadian singer Céline Dion.
His remarkable style of electronic arranging and composition can be heard, for instance, in the track "Je Danse Dans Ma Tête", from the Céline's 1991 album Dion chante Plamondon.

EQUIPMENT:
Besides the MCS70 they also used: Sequential Circuits 3 row by 16 steps analog sequencer synced to a 16 track recorder for overdubs, EMT digital reverberation unit, Horban parametric equalizer (x2), 30 band graphic equalizer, natural echo chamber for reverberation, a 2 track recorder for delay effects.
The condition imposed by Mario Maggi to participate on the project was that the MCS70 were the only synthesizer used in it.
All the sounds had to be obtained from it, even the drum sounds.
The MCS70 would be presented in the 1978 Frankfurt Musikmesse and, for Maggi, the album would be a demonstration of the capabilities of his new synth.
MCS means "Memory Controlled Synthesizer". It was common for synths at the time to need the manual adjustment of every control in the panel to get a desired sound, a task that often took a considerable amount of time.
In the MCS70 a sound, once programmed, could be stored in memory and quickly recovered later.
Mario Maggi filled the 64 available memory positions with sounds created by him and these were the sounds used in the album.
Only one MCS70 was ever built. Before going into production, polyphonic synthesizers like the Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 arrived
at the market and, all of a sudden, monophonic synths were considered obsolete.
Mario Maggi then dropped the MCS70 project and started what would be his most famous synthesizer project ever: the polyphonic Elka Synthex.
In many regards, though, the MCS70 was superior. The MCS70 was bought by Patrizio Fariselli, member of the Italian Progressive Rock band Area, and used extensively in the band's 1980 album Tic-Tac.

RECEPTION:
French musician Jean Michel Jarre is said to have been the first person to get a copy of Automat.
While Automat was being produced, Jarre released his album Oxygène, which became one of the most famous works of electronic music ever.
Through the intervention of Claude Cavagnolo, at the time the representative of Montarbo's audio products in France,
Mario Maggi was introduced to Jarre and met him in his studio in Paris in 1978.
At this occasion Jarre listened to a copy of Automat on tape and, after giving an autographed copy of Oxygène to Mr. Maggi,
was given a pre-release copy of Automat as a gift (although the album was not yet available in the music stores)

BACK COVER:

In the back cover, besides the production credits, the album had the following text:

In the beginning there was the "MACHINE"
the survival and the organization of the planet depend upon the "MACHINE"
the future and the past depend upon the "MACHINE"... the past?
but who wanted the "MACHINE" ?


This text was inserted by the EMI's commercial personnel. The artists had nothing to do with it.

Automat ‎– Automat
Label: EMI ‎– EMI 6926
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: UK
Released: 1978
Genre: Electronic
Style: Electro, Space Disco


TRACKLIST:

Side A (by Claudio Gizzi):
01 - Automat
(The) Rise (6:07)
(The) Advance (4:06)
(The) Genus (6:31)


Side B (by Romano Musumarra):
02 - Droid (5:30)
03 - Ultraviolet (6:44)
04 - Mecadence (4:00)


Engineer [Sound] – Luciano Torani
Programmed By – Mario Maggi
Written-By – Claudio Gizzi (tracks: A1 to A3), Romano Musumarra (tracks: B1 to B3)

The first side of this LP is divided into three parts on the label, but plays as a continuous piece of music.
Side A is the work of Claudio Gizzi. Side B is the work of Romano Musumarra. Programmed by the MCS 70 (Memory Controlled Synthesizer).

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Friday, 27 July 2018

HIGH ENERGY - From UK With Hi-Nrg 80s - Passion Records & Fantasia Records (Mixed by Danielbeat DJ) 80s dance classics (2018)




High Energy - From UK With Hi-Nrg 80s
Passion Records & Fantasia Records (Mixed by Danielbeat DJ)

Tracklist:

01. Kelly Marie - Breakout
02. Marsha Raven - False Alarm
03. People Like Us - Deliverance (Extended)
04. People Like Us - Heart In The Night
05. Lisa - Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart
06. Simone - It's Too Late
07. Marsha Raven - Catch Me (I'm Falling In Love)
08. Astaire - The Power Of Love
09. The Flirtations - Earthquake
10. Debbie Jacobs - In The Heat Of The Night
11. People Like Us - Hiroshima
12. Heat-X-Change - Thunder & Lightning
13. Nicci Gable - Strange Desire
14. People Like Us - Fighting For Our Lives
15. Gina Lamour - I'm Gonna Make You Want Me
17. Charade - Break Me
18. People Like Us - Reincarnation
19. People Like Us - Midnight Lover
20. Miriam Lee - The Men In My Life
21. Charade - Go To Get To You
22. Astaire - Fire In My Heart
23. Kit Rolfe - One More Hurt
24. Astaire - Love Trap
25. Norma Lewis - Give Me Back My Heart

Mixed By Danielbeat DJ.
Total Time: 51:46
2018, México
Cover Art: Daniel Aguilar Bazan
Audio Remastering & Back Cover: Retro Disco Hi-Nrg


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Wednesday, 11 July 2018

HIGH ENERGY CLASSIC 80s NON-STOP DANCE HITS MIX (Various Artists) Hi-NRG Italo Disco Synth-Pop



 

Track List

01. Evelyn Thomas - High Energy
02. Miquel Brown - So Many Men, So Little Time
03. Lisa - Sex Dance
04. Divine - You Think You're A Man
05. Hazell Dean - Whatever I Do (Wherever I Go)
06. Lime - Unexpected Lovers
07. Jellybean feat. Adele Bertei - Just A Mirage
08. Bobby O. with Claudja Barry - Whisper To A Scream
09. Julie Coulson - Big Time Operator
10. Gibson Brothers - My Heart's Beating Wild (Tic Tac Tic Tac)
11. Dee D. Jackson - S.O.S. (Love To The Rescue)
12. Phyllis Nelson - I Like You
13. Boney M. feat. Bobby Farrell - Young, Free And Single
14. Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
15. Kofi & The Love Tones - Countdown
16. Bobby O. - She Has A Way
17. Trans-X - Livin On Video
18. Samantha Gilles - Let Me Feel It!
19. Sylvester - Do You Wanna Funk
20. Pete Shelley - Telephone Operator
21. Hot Gossip - Break Me Into Little Pieces
22. Boys Town Gang - Can't Take My Eyes Off You
23. Alphaville - Dance With Me


A Seawind Mix. Design, Artwork Remastering by Retro Disco


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Saturday, 7 July 2018

Synthetic Dance Music - Various Artists (1983) italo disco space electronic dance synth-pop 80s


Various ‎– Synthetic Dance Music
Label: ZYX Records ‎– 20.032
Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Country: Germany
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic
Style: Italo-Disco, Electro, Synth-pop

Tracklist

01. Hipnosis - Oxygene
02. Faxe - Time For Changes
03. Doctor's Cat - Feel The Drive
04. Brand Image - Are You Loving
05. Caren And Connection - I'm A Woman
06. Koto - Japanese War Game
07. Samoa Park - Tubular Affair
08. Mike Cannon - Voices In The Dark
09. Smiles - Magnetic Dance
10. John Carpenter - Die Klapperschlange (Instrumental)


BERNHARD MIKULSKI Schallplatten-Vertriebs-GmbH
Cover – Steve Hamelink
Engineer – Michael Obst
Mixed By – Ralf Hennings
Label Code: LC 6350
Rights Society: GEMA

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Monday, 2 July 2018

FRENCH CONNECTION - 70s Disco & Space Electro Disco From France - Various Artists (Compilation)


French Connection - 70s Disco & Space Disco From France

"Parlez-vous français? Unnecessary - this mix contains only one track in French language.
I would like to take you on a journey into the 70s, namely to France.
Many of these tracks & producers flooded the clubs around the world back then.
Have fun diving into the time of the French disco productions of the 70s."
(R u m p e L)

Tracklist

Sumeria - Dance And Leave It All Behind You (1977)
Produced by Alec R. Costandinos. He was the king of the eurodisco sound in the 1970's. Born in Cairo an raised to France. His father was Armenian and his mother was Greek. He managed to get a contract as a producer on casablanca Records. Recorded at Studios Ferber in Paris.

Who's Who - Palace Palace (1979)
Produced by Daniel Vangarde aka Daniel Bangalter (Father of Daft Punk member, Thomas Bangalter)

Crystal Grass With Kristi B. - Overture To Love Train / Love Train Theme / Believe In Magic (1978)
French Disco Project recorded and mixed at Studio Des Dames, Paris & Johanna Studio.

Alec R. Costandinos And The Syncophonic Orchestra - Romeo & Juliet (1978)
The master himself with a empic disco opera. Take from one of the best disco albums from europe.
Recorded at Trident Studios London.

Space - Magic Fly (1977)
Early space disco gem from the french group Space. This song wrote music history!
Composed by Ecama aka Didier Marouani and produced by Jean Philippe Iliesco.

Voyage - From East To West (1977)
French Disco Project with Marc Chantereau, Pierre Alain Dahan & Slim Pezin. Recorded at Studios Ferber Paris & mixed at Trident Studios London. This group is still a legend.

Cerrone - Supernature (1977)
Another legend born in france. Supernature was a electronic disco masterpiece and very progressive for 1977.

Candy Sylver - How Is Love (1977)
Aka Evelyne Courtois is another space disco production from france. Only released on 7inch and quite unknown.

Soraya - My Life (1978)
Produced by Bernard Torelli & Jean-Pierre Massiera and recorded at Studio Antibes situated at La Fontonne (between Nice and Antibes), in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, South-East France.

Tony Rallo And The Midnight Band - Burnin' Alive (1979)
Another production by Alec R. Costandinos for Casablanca Records.

Phylicia Allen - Around The World (1978)
Produced by Jacques Morali. Well known as a producer for The Village People, The Ritchie Family,
Patrick Juvet and Evelyn Thomas. Born in Casablanca Morocco raised in France and late moved to America. Taken from the Lp "Josephine Superstar" This album is dedicate to the first black international star, Miss Josephine Baker. 

Patrick Juvet - Où Sont Les Femmes? (1977)
Swiss born Patrick Juvet released 12 studio albums. Hard to believe - this one was produced by Jean-Michel Jarre :)

Droids - (Do You Have) The Force (1977)
Another excample of the typical space disco sound from the 70s. Produced by Fabrice Cuitad.
Right after seeing "Star Wars" for the first time, he decided to make a concept album out of it.

Love & Kisses - Accident Lover (1977)
This was the brainchild of Alec Costandinos. Produced, Composed and Written By – Alec R. Costandinos. Recorded at Trident Studios London.

Rockets - Space Rock (1977)
Space Disco from Paris & produced by Claude Lemoine.


Compiled by R u m p e L
Source:  http://inthelandofmusic.blogspot.com/

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Monday, 25 June 2018

CHANGE - The End (12'' Maxi Single) 1980 italo disco space synth-pop electronic 70s 80s RARE "OUT OF PRINT" eurodisco


Change was an Italian Disco-Electronic Soul group, based in Bologna, founded by songwriters-producers Jacques Fred Petrus and Mauro Malavasi.


Initially they started with guest vocalist Luther Vandross but soon after James Robinson replaced him regularly.


In the same mode, Jocelyn Brown was replaced by Deborah Cooper as a main lead vocalist.
Between 1980 - 1985 they released six albums, inspired by the glamour and hi-class image of Chic.
They spawned hits like "A Lover's Holiday", "Searching", "The Glow Of Love", "Paradise", "Change Of Heart", "The Very Best In You", "Mutual Attraction".



In 1984 they collaborated with the gold duo of producers - songwriters Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis.
In 2009 they made a comeback with their long lost, since 1990, album "Change Your Mind" with guest vocalists Lisa Fischer and Patrick Boothe. THE END is the hidden B-Side Italo Space Disco gem on the A Lover's Holiday / The End
12'' Single (1980)
Change ‎– A Lover's Holiday / The End
Label: WEA ‎– WEA 79.140, WEA ‎– WEA 79140
Format: Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Maxi-Single, Long Version
Country: Netherlands
Released: 1980
Genre: Electronic
Style:  Space / Italo Disco / Hi-NRG / Eurodisco


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Friday, 22 June 2018

MILKWAYS - Milkways (Album) 1978 french space italo disco electronic 70s RARE "Out-Of-Print" 40TH ANNIVERSARY REMASTERED 2018


Milkways is an electronic French Space Italo Disco group active in the late '70s.
They released only x1 full length LP in 1978 entitled "Milkways". 
Ahead of its time, Milkways has become a bit of an underground electronic classic!

40th Anniversary (2018) Digital Remastering by Retro Disco
(1978) Justine Melody

Milkways – Milkways (Album)
Label: Barclay – 900.552, Barclay– 900552
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: France
Released: 1978
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop, Disco

Tracklist

A1. Galactic Reaction (3:55)
A2. Dance In The Milkway (3:55)
A3. Interstellar Melody (3:17)
A4. Unknown Flight (5:25)
B1. Astroport (4:30)
B2. Milkway Promenade (3:40)
B3. Love For N.R. Part 1 (4:50)
B4. Love For N.R. - Ecstasy Part 2 (2:37)


Recorded At – Studios Ferber
Recorded At – Studio Johanna
Recorded At – Studio De La Grande Armée
Mixed At – Studio De La Grande Armée

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Justine Melody
Published By – Justine Melody
Produced For – Justine Melody
Arranged By – Régis Dupré
Artwork [Sleeve Conception And Draws] – Maxime Rebiere
Mixed By – Claude Sahakian
Photography By, Artwork [Special Effects] – Jack Touroute
Producer – Didier Guinochet
Written-By – Didier Guinochet (tracks: B3, B4),
Michel Elmosnino (tracks: A2, A4),
Philippe Pagès (tracks: A3),
Rody Sainroch (tracks: A1, B1),
Régis Dupré (tracks: B2)
Produced for Justine Melody

All titles published by Justine Melody
Recorded at Ferber, Johanna and Grande-Armée studios
Mixed at Grande-Armée studio, Paris
1978 Justine Melody
Catalog # given on sleeve: 900.552 / on labels: 900552
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Rights Society: SACEM SACD SDRM SGDL
Matrix / Runout (A-Side Label): BLY 900552-1
Matrix / Runout (B-Side Label): BLY 900552-2
Matrix / Runout (A-Side Runout Etching): BLY 900552 A ayc
Matrix / Runout (B-Side Runout Etching): BLY 900552 B ayc

1978 Justine Melody (producer & owner)
2018
- 40th Anniversary Digital Remastering by Retro Disco (restoration from outer space with love)


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Sunday, 3 June 2018

Modern Dance - x18 New Wave New Romantic Hits - 80s K-Tel Compilation (1981) "OUT OF PRINT" VINTAGE LP [digitally remastered]

 
 

Tracklist

A1. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Joan Of Arc
A2.
Japan - Quiet Life
A3.
The Human League - Love Action
A4.
Heaven 17 - Penthouse And Pavement
A5.
Depeche Mode - New Life
A6.
Simple Minds - Sweat In Bullet
A7.
John Foxx - Europe After The Rain
A8.
The Cure - Charlotte Sometimes
A9. Gary Numan - She's Got Claws
B1. Visage - Fade To Grey
B2. Landscape - Einstein A Go-Go
B3.
Fashion - Move On
B4.
Japan - Visions Of China
B5.
The News - A World Without Love
B6.
Simple Minds - Love Song
B7.
Heaven 17 - Play To Win
B8.
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Enola Gay
B9.
The Human League - Open Your Heart

Distributed By – K-Tel International (UK) Ltd.
Distributed By – K-Tel International (IRL) Ltd.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – K-Tel International (UK) Ltd.
Copyright (c) – K-Tel International (UK) Ltd.
Pressed By – PRS Ltd.
Lacquer Cut At – Tape One
Compiled By – Nigel Mason
Mastered By – Pounda
Photography By [Photography] – Rob Morgan
Sleeve – Acrobat Design
℗ 1981 K-tel International
© 1981 K-tel International Distributed by K-Tel International (UK) Ltd.,
  620 Western Avenue, London, W3. K-Tel International
  (IRL) Ltd., 31 Ballsbridge Terrace, Dublin 4, Ireland.

VINTAGE K-TEL COMPILATION LP REMASTERED AND CLEAN-UP
PROMOTIONAL / HISTORICAL FAN USE PURPOSES ONLY



"PARTY AGAIN LIKE IT'S 1981!"

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Monday, 21 May 2018

Laurie Anderson - O Superman (Marcello Giordani Disco Spacer Mix) electronic electro italo disco DJ USE ONLY UNRELEASED REMIX





“O Superman (For Massenet)” was initially released as a single from Laurie Anderson first studio album, Big Science. It became an unexpected pop hit, reaching #2 on the UK singles chart in 1981.

Originally, the single was a limited release of 1,000 copies that Anderson had only made because her friend, indie label owner and fellow Whitney Museum art teacher B. George had convinced her to let him release it. Says George of the recording:

We got a National Endowment grant for $500 and she recorded it in her hallway because it was the quietest place she could find. I suggested she slow it down slightly to make it longer – it ended up eight minutes long – so I’d get paid more royalties if it was played on the radio.

Soon after its release, George began working on his book, Volume: The International Discography of the New Wave. Legendary British DJ John Peel bought a copy of Volume and was so impressed, he brought George to his radio programme to give his audience a sampling of new and interesting music from New York. George brought “O Superman”.

Suddenly, the song was played all over the radio in the UK, demand skyrocketed and Anderson got an offer from a British company to press 80,000 copies of “O Superman”. She’d previously been offered recording contracts by Warner Bros. A&R men at her concerts, but had refused every time – however, with this newfound success headed her way, she went back to them and asked if they could press 80,000 copies of her single. They immediately signed her to an eight-album deal.

“Superman” was originally part of Anderson’s larger performance art piece entitled The United States, which depicted vignettes of American life through performance art, spoken word, dance, animation and music.

It is a cryptic song, with lyrics warning against the U.S. reliance on a strong military presence worldwide. It’s musical structure is formed from a repeating four-bar loop of Anderson saying the word “ha”. It is accompanied throughout the song by synthesisers, off-tempo vocal loops, and a sample of birdsong.

In a 2016 interview with The Guardian, Anderson describes “O Superman” as:

…a one-sided conversation, like a prayer to God. It sounds sinister – but it is sinister when you start talking to power.


The song was inspired by the failed 1980 attempt to rescue the 52 men and women being held hostage in the American Embassy in Iran. Says Anderson:

We were left with dead bodies, a pile of burning debris and the hostages nowhere to be seen. So I thought I’d write a song about all that and the failure of technology.

In an interview with GRITtv, Anderson said:

“O Superman” was written at a time of great “techno-humiliation”… People realized “Oh my God, technology will not save you now, and the so-called U.S. ‘great technology’ is just crashing and burning.

O Superman (For Massenet)
Laurie Anderson
Produced by Roma Baran & Laurie Anderson
1982 Album Big Science (Warner)
2016 DJ Remix: Marcello Giordani (Italy)

O SUPERMAN (LYRICS):
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha...

O Superman. O Judge. O Mom and Dad. Mom and Dad
O Superman. O Judge. O Mom and Dad. Mom and Dad
Mom and Dad, Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Hi. I'm not home right now
But if you want to leave a message
Just start talking at the sound of the tone

Ah, ah
Ah, ah, ah, ah

Hello? This is your Mother. Are you there?
Are you coming home?

Ah, ah, ah

Hello? Is anybody home?
Well, you don't know me, but I know you
And I've got a message to give to you
Here come the planes

So you better get ready. Ready to go
You can come as you are, but pay as you go. Pay as you go

Ah ah ah ah ah

And I said: OK. Who is this really? And the voice said:
This is the hand, the hand that takes
This is the hand, the hand that takes
This is the hand, the hand that takes
Here come the planes
They're American planes. Made in America
Smoking or non-smoking?

Ah, ah
Ah ah ah ah

And the voice said: Neither snow nor rain nor gloom of night
Shall stay these couriers from the swift completion
Of their appointed rounds



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