I start to re-upload all of them plus some new one now in January 2013. Every thing before that date as been deleted by the authority. Enjoy the music and if you like a band just buy it at your music store.
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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

REAL LIFE - flame


Flame
(Wheatley, 1985)

Bit rate 192 kps

LINK: flame

No Shame
Face To Face
One Blind Love
The Longest Day
I Wish
Flame
The Legend
Take My Breath Away
Let's Fall In Love
Cathedral

Real Life (band)

Real Life
Origin Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Genres New Wave
Years active 1980–present
Labels A Different Drum
Website Official website
Former members
see Members list

Real Life is a Melbourne-based Australian New Wave band that had hits with its debut single, "Send Me an Angel" (1983) and with "Catch Me, I'm Falling" (1984), both of which were featured on the band's debut album Heartland (1983).

Biography

The band originally consisted of David Sterry (lead vocals and guitar), Richard Zatorski (violin and keyboard), Alan Johnson (bass) and Danny Simcic (drums). Steve Williams (keyboard) replaced Zatorski in 1986, who was then replaced by George Pappas in 1996 after a long hiatus of band activity.

Real Life released their second and final album with the original lineup in 1985 titled Flame, which spawned minor hits "One Blind Love" and "Face To Face", although neither the album nor the singles repeated their previous success. The first single, "No Shame", failed to chart; a video was shot for the second single "Face to Face" and it got airplay in Australia but nothing in the way of success. In 1986, they recorded the controversial song "Babies", which was even less successful, for a new North American release Down Comes the Hammer. "Babies" was the first new recording by the band that was not written by David Sterry and Zatorski. There were two other new songs and a re-mix of "Send Me an Angel". This was to be the first of three best-of albums after the band had only recordedstudio LPs. Zatorski left the band due to management pressure and attended law school and is now a practising lawyer in Melbourne. two

At some stage Zatorski formed a new band called Zatorski, and recorded an updated version of "Send Me an Angel". In 1989 Real Life released a new version of "Send me an Angel", titled "Send Me an Angel '89", which fared slightly better than the original in the United States. The video for the 1989 version was identical to the original except Zatorski was edited out of all shots. The Australian video of "Send Me An Angel '89" was shot in Ormond College, The University of Melbourne, with Steve Williams on keyboard. In 1990, they released Lifetime, their first album of all-new material in five years, which spawned minor hits with "God Tonight" and "Kiss The Ground".

Steve Williams (keyboard) was the post-Zatorski musician and was followed by George Pappas. A falling-out occurred between Sterry and the remaining two original members Simcic and Johnson.

In 1998, they released Happy, which was followed in 2004 by Imperfection, this time featuring only David Sterry and George Pappas. In November 2005, Pappas announced his departure from the band. Sterry has continued to carry the band name on his own. In 2004 toured the West coast of the U.S. to promote the album Imperfection with additional member Scott Ingram on drums. For this tour the band consisted of David Sterry, George Pappas and Scott Ingram.

In 2006, a new album of new mixes, Send Me an Angel, was released, bringing the total number of versions of the song to approximately seventeen, including:

  • 1983: the original recording
  • 1983: the extended version
  • 1986: Down Comes the Hammer version
  • 1989: four versions in remix form on the "Send Me an Angel 89" single
  • 2006: ten versions in remix form on the Send Me an Angel album which has the same cover as the 2004 release Send Me an Angel - Real Life's Greatest Hits, which has two 1989 versions of the song.

In spring 2008, Real Life (David Sterry) performed live for the first time in the Philippines along with When in Rome (band) and A Flock of Seagulls as part of the Lost 80's Tour in Manila.

Also in 2008, George Pappas released his debut solo album Don't Open Till Doomsday under the artist name of Alien Skin.

"Send Me an Angel" is often referred to as a Pet Shop Boys song, due to it being mislabeled on a widely downloaded Napster MP3. Many online lyrics websites therefore erroneously credit "Send Me an Angel" to the Pet Shop Boys, when it is, of course, by Real Life.[citation needed]

Discography

Albums

  • 1983 — Heartland
  • 1985 — Flame
  • 1986 — Down Comes the Hammer
  • 1989 — Best of Real Life: Send Me An Angel
  • 1989 — Let's Fall In Love
  • 1990 — Lifetime
  • 1997 — Happy
  • 1999 — Happier
  • 2003 — Imperfection
  • 2004 — Imperfection (US version released with additional remix CD)

Singles

Year Song ARIA Singles Chart RIANZ Singles Chart US Hot 100 Canadian Singles Chart German Singles Chart Austrian Singles Chart Swiss Singles Chart Spanish Record Charts Swedish Radio Chart US Modern Rock US Dance Album
1983 Send Me an Angel 6 1 29 18 1 9 2 19 4 - 54 Heartland
1984 Catch Me I'm Falling 8 - 40 - 9 - 12 - - -
1985 Face to Face 32 - - - 52 - - - - - Flame
1989 Send Me an Angel '89 51 22 26 - - - - - - 5 Best of Real Life
Let's Fall in Love/Bleeding Babies - - - - - - - - - 21 Let's Fall In Love
1990 God Tonight 47 - - - - - - - 15 9 Lifetime
1991 Kiss the Ground - - - - - - - - - 27

Cover versions

"Send Me an Angel" has been covered by various artists including:

Trivia

The song "Send Me an Angel" was featured in the movie RAD. It was played when the two main characters of the movie, Cru and Christian, were performing a freestyle dance with BMX bikes. It was also featured in the film The Wizard.

Send Me an Angel was used in the unsuccessful sequel movie, Teenwolf Too that starred Jason Bateman as Todd Howard (the cousin of Scott Howard, Michael J Fox's character in the first movie).

The song was also used in the Negavision HQ fandub of Sailor Moon Stars for when Eternal Sailor Moon uses her powers to heal people.


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