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SHARE: Roman Grey - The Early Years (82-84)

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SHARE: Roman Grey - The Early Years (82-84)

Postby Dominik500 » Mon May 20, 2013 3:59 am

Roman Grey were a UK synthpop duo of Ross Roman and David Grey (different one) They released two singles (with great b-sides), one in '82 and one in '84 and then disappeared until 1988 when they released a glossy full length LP. Their debut single "Look Me In The Eyes" is really catchy. So catchy it apparently was number one in Italy while Michael Jackson's Thriller was #6 (according to all the comments on Youtube, this song was the JAM in Italy in 1982)

Roman Grey - Look Me In The Eyes
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This collection includes that single as well as their follow up, 1984's Shakedown which is a little less common. I just uploaded it to Youtube...

Roman Grey - Shakedown (1984)
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They veered a little toward cheese in the late 80's when they reemerged, see here with a live performance on (Canadian?) TV.

Roman Grey - Give Me Your Love (1989)
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I haven't included this era of Roman Grey in the collection. I wonder if the duo recorded a whole album in 1982 to go along with "Look Me In The Eyes"... one can dream.

Roman Grey - The Early Years (82-84)
1. Look Me In The Eyes
2. She Waits
3. Shakedown
4. Bodyshock
5. Look Me In The Eyes (Dance Dub)
6. Shakedown (Dance Mix)

Mediafire: http://www.mediafire.com/?aw26vc5vaed0dcz
4Shared: http://www.4shared.com/zip/tRLsceJk/Roman_Grey.html?
Depositfiles: http://depositfiles.com/files/rs2hz328r

Enjoy!!

Dominik

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