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Wang Chung - Orchestral Album and Dance Hall Days 2019


Wang Chung - Orchestral Album and Dance Hall Days 2019

Postby negative1 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:04 pm

so back to this, hang on, there will be a lot of activity in the upcoming months.

first up : dance hall days 2019

http://www.augustday.net/artist.php?id=380

Releases:
ADAY042: Wang Chung : Dance Hall Days

Tracks:
Wang Chung : Dance Hall Days (Orchestral Version)


Wang Chung : Dance Hall Days (Daniele Baldelli & DJ Rocca Vocal Remix)


Wang Chung : Dance Hall Days (Kim and Buran Disco Mix)


Wang Chung : Dance Hall Days (Psychmagik Remix)


Wang Chung : Dance Hall Days (Orcapella)


it's on spotify, and other streaming sites.

the orchestral album should be coming out, along with several remasters and
deluxe versions.

exciting times.

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Re: Wang Chung - Orchestral Album and Dance Hall Days 2019

Postby postpunkmonk » Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:09 am

So August Day have made their next orchestral move. With Jack's background in composition, this could be rather good and is the most logical of their moves in this area yet. Bring it on, I say. It looks like Jack Hues has a new solo album out as well; albeit in a progressive jazz mode. When it rains, it pours.
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Re: Wang Chung - Orchestral Album and Dance Hall Days 2019

Postby negative1 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:16 pm

postpunkmonk wrote:So August Day have made their next orchestral move. With Jack's background in composition, this could be rather good and is the most logical of their moves in this area yet. Bring it on, I say. It looks like Jack Hues has a new solo album out as well; albeit in a progressive jazz mode. When it rains, it pours.


there are several more orchestral projects ongoing.

also, there will be a lot of activity with planned deluxe remasters of the wang chung catalog.

keep a look out for those.

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Re: Wang Chung - Orchestral Album and Dance Hall Days 2019

Postby ZippY » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:37 pm

Not interested in new interpretations of an old hit single. Maybe the orchestral versions like with AFOS.

Like to see 2CD sets of their Geffen-period (well, except for the debut album, that one was from Arista): Huang Chung, Points On The Curve, Mosaic and The Warmer Side Of Cool albums. Maybe some bonus material fits on a single disc so that 2CD versions are not necessary. Criminally overlooked.
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Re: Wang Chung - Orchestral Album and Dance Hall Days 2019

Postby negative1 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:20 am

ZippY wrote:Not interested in new interpretations of an old hit single. Maybe the orchestral versions like with AFOS.

Like to see 2CD sets of their Geffen-period (well, except for the debut album, that one was from Arista): Huang Chung, Points On The Curve, Mosaic and The Warmer Side Of Cool albums. Maybe some bonus material fits on a single disc so that 2CD versions are not necessary. Criminally overlooked.


to do it properly, they need to be 3cd or even 4cd sets. which is the possiblity.
but yes, most of them should be 2cd sets not one. there's too much material available.

we'll see.

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Re: Wang Chung - Orchestral Album and Dance Hall Days 2019

Postby ZippY » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:43 am

negative1 wrote:
ZippY wrote:Not interested in new interpretations of an old hit single. Maybe the orchestral versions like with AFOS.

Like to see 2CD sets of their Geffen-period (well, except for the debut album, that one was from Arista): Huang Chung, Points On The Curve, Mosaic and The Warmer Side Of Cool albums. Maybe some bonus material fits on a single disc so that 2CD versions are not necessary. Criminally overlooked.


to do it properly, they need to be 3cd or even 4cd sets. which is the possiblity.
but yes, most of them should be 2cd sets not one. there's too much material available.

we'll see.

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You mean demo & live material? Otherwise I don't know what to include for 3CD or 4CD sets.
Besides B-sides (remember the Talk Talk joke back in 1998) there's only so much 7 inch/12 inch/remixes to include isn't it? I'm not a fan of endless demos and live versions.
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Re: Wang Chung - Orchestral Album and Dance Hall Days 2019

Postby df118 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:29 am

The physical CD single is available to order. I also see that Rick Springfield has done a similar project. I'm hoping that groups like Go West and Living In A Box might be in the future.
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Re: Wang Chung - Orchestral Album and Dance Hall Days 2019

Postby negative1 » Fri May 24, 2019 9:16 am

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http://www.augustday.net/

Wang Chung - Orchesography - Limited Edition 4 x CD Box Set - 2 x CD Singles & Band Signed Postcard
Wang Chung return with a brand new album. This limited edition, special box set consists of 1) The main 'Orchesography' CD album (newly recorded versions of their chart topping hits augmented with an Orchestra) 2) Vocal & Orchestra Only CD, 3) Orchestra Only versions CD, 4) A set of brand new Remixes. 5) CD Single of Dance Hall Days featuring 5 tracks. 6) CD single of Everybody Have Fun Tonight featuring 8 new tracks. Also included is a postcard personally signed by Jack and Nick.

We will ship from our New York or London office on the 20th MAY - 11 days before official release date. CDs 2,3 and 4 will NEVER be available in stores and are only available direct. CD 1, the main album is available in all stores on general release day May 31st. Phone orders US +1 (331) 684 7233 or UK +44 (0)20 3318 0912


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Re: Wang Chung - Orchestral Album and Dance Hall Days 2019

Postby negative1 » Fri May 31, 2019 10:47 am

Out on spotify and Deezer:

Catalog Number: ADAY050 Tracklist

01) Wang Chung - Dance Hall Days
02) Wang Chung - Let's Go
03) Wang Chung - Everybody Have Fun Tonight
04) Wang Chung - To Live And Die In LA
05) Wang Chung - Overwhelming Feeling
06) Wang Chung - Hypnotize Me
07) Wang Chung - Space Junk
08) Wang Chung - Electric Days
09) Wang Chung - The World In Which We Live
10) Wang Chung - Everybody Have Fun Tonight(Reprise)

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Re: Wang Chung - Orchestral Album and Dance Hall Days 2019

Postby negative1 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:58 pm

Everybody have fun 2019 is out:

http://www.augustday.net/aday058.html

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"Everybody Have Fun Tonight"

Everybody Wang Chung !!!

Wang Chung came out of the post-punk, New Wave scene in the UK going on to achieve global success, selling millions of records over the course of their 35-year career. They have released 6 albums and 2 Greatest Hits compilations, and have had 6 US Top 40 hits including a number 1 and other international smash hits such as 'Dance Hall Days' and 'Let's Go'.
The band achieved cult status with their soundtrack for William Friedkin's movie 'To Live and Die in LA', as well as being highly praised for their original song contribution to John Hughes' legendary movie: 'The Breakfast Club'.

In the process of all of this (and somewhat unintentionally), Wang Chung became part of the contemporary culture of North America. Their huge smash hit 'Everybody Have Fun Tonight', with its now famous line: "Everybody Wang Chung Tonight" saw the invention of a new US verb: "to Wang Chung", the band being name-checked by everyone from Homer Simpson, Austin Powers, 'Two and a Half Men''s Charlie. and Alan Harper, 'Top Gear''s James May and Richard Hammond to name just a few.

This single showcases the brilliance of 'Everybody Have Fun Tonight' through 8 different versions: a few varying orchestral and instrumental renditions expose the musicality of the song, whereas the multiple remixes uncover different elements of its atmosphere. The single opens with an 'Orchestral Extended Remix' which has an intro of almost 3 minutes which showcases the orchestra’s diverse instruments. This prolonged, jazzy version contrasts with the sophisticated 'Brassapella' rendition which uplifts rather than energises. 'Everybody Have Fun Tonight' includes an ‘Orchestral Version’, which is lengthened for the ‘Orchestral Extended Instrumental’ which closes the single. In terms of remixes, you can expect Diskette, Rikky Disco and Beats to put their unique stamps on the song. Diskette’s atmospheric synth-heavy remix throws in Wang Chung’s distant vocals in when you least expect them. The 'Rikky Disco Club Edit' changes both the genre and groove of the track. The duo make the song their own by driving a deep disco bass over the chorus. The 'Rikky Disco Remix' has a tropical feel, opening with a soft, percussive intro which builds into stronger beats, adding in a groovy riff. The track is mostly stripped of the verses, with the lyrics 'Everybody Have Fun Tonight' featuring just as a background loop. The last remix is by Beats; like Rikky Disco, the DJ has chosen to prioritise the beat over the vocals.

More recently, their music has also featured in TV shows like 'The Walking Dead', 'Breaking Bad', 'South Park', 'Glee', 'This is Us', 'SNL' and 'The Goldbergs', amongst many others, as well as in movies like 'Bumblebee', 'Deadpool' and 'The Fighter'. They have also featured in various huge video game titles like 'Grand Theft Auto': 'Vice City' and in many big commercials.

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Written by Jack Hues, Nick Feldman & Peter Wolf.
Produced by John Bryan, Sare Havlicek and Wang Chung.
Orchestral parts performed by The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
Conducted by Jan Chalupecky.
Concert Master - Lucie Svehlova.
Orchestra recorded at Smecky Music Studios, Prague.
Orchestral Recording Engineered by Vitek Kral.
Prague Philharmonic Orchestra Supervisor James Fitzpatrick.
Orchestral Arrangements by Pete Whitfield, Nick Feldman, Jack Hues, John Bryan & Sare Havlicek.
Mixed by Sare Havlicek at Tokyorama Studio.
Mastered by Eugene @ Cromon Tor.
Published by Spirit Music Group & Universal Music.
(P) 2019 August Day
(C) 2019 August Day
www.augustday.net

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1. Everybody Have Fun Tonight [Orchestral Extended Remix]
2. Everybody Have Fun Tonight [Rikky Disco Club Edit]
3. Everybody Have Fun Tonight [Orchestral Version]
4. Everybody Have Fun Tonight [Beats Remix]
5. Everybody Have Fun Tonight [Rikky Disco Remix]
6. Everybody Have Fun Tonight [Diskette Remix]
7. Everybody Have Fun Tonight [Brassapella]
8. Everybody Have Fun Tonight [Orchestral Extended Instrumental]

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Re: Wang Chung - Orchestral Album and Dance Hall Days 2019

Postby negative1 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:21 pm

the wang chung boxset, is similar to
what the flock of seagulls one was from last year.

same situation, take the band, add the greatest hits,
and redo in multiple versions, along with new mixes of
their biggest hits.

in the case of wang chung, they made a dent with 'dance hall days',
and later on with 'everybody have fun tonight', and 'lets go'.

they pretty much disappeared in the US, and even between albums,
they really didn't do much.

i'm a huge fan of the band, so i kept up with them, and kept
getting their albums, remixes, newer releases etc.
it was odd hearing that they were doing this project.
but i looked forward to it anyways.

the greatest hits is puzzling, because it doesn't really include
what i would consider hits.

they are all decent orchestral additions to the songs,
some better than others.
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01 Wang Chung - Dance Hall Days (Orchestral Version)
08 Wang Chung - Electric Days (Orchestral Version)

both are basically the same song unfortunately, decent enough,
and some of the mixes of it are ok.


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02 Wang Chung - Lets Go (Orchestral Version)

definitely a hit
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03 Wang Chung - Everybody Have Fun Tonight (Orchestral Version)
10 Wang Chung - Everybody Have Fun Tonight (Reprise) (Orchestral Version)

the second version is just a slower version of the first.
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04 Wang Chung - To Live And Die In LA (Orchestral Version)

decent, but probably a minor hit
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05 Wang Chung - Overwhelming Feeling (Orchestral Version)

not sure why they picked this one
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06 Wang Chung - Hypnotize Me (Orchestral Version)

my favorite out of all the tracks
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07 Wang Chung - Space Junk (Orchestral Version)

an extra song from the greatest hits album, ok

09 Wang Chung - The World In Which We Live (Orchestral Version)

a long complicated song, but not a hit
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all in all this is only for real hardcore fans,
and even then, people that like orchestral versions.

if you like the songs, the main orchestral album is probably enough

the remix album is puzzling too, as most of the versions aren't
really that good compared to the originals.

the box came with a signed postcard.

Code: Select all
CDs in the box
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Dance Hall Days 2019
Everybody Have Fun Tonight 2019
Orchesography
Orchesography (Full Orchestral Versions)
Orchesography (Orchestra And Vocal Versions)
Orchesography (Remixes)

Dance Hall Days 2019
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01 Wang Chung - Dance Hall Days (Orchestral Version)
02 Wang Chung - Dance Hall Days (Daniele Baldelli and DJ Rocca Vocal Remix)
03 Wang Chung - Dance Hall Days (Kim And Buran Disco Mix)
04 Wang Chung - Dance Hall Days (Psychemagik Remix)
05 Wang Chung - Dance Hall Days (Orcapella)

Everybody Have Fun Tonight 2019
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01 Wang Chung - Everybody Have Fun Tonight (Orchestral Extended Remix)
02 Wang Chung - Everybody Have Fun Tonight (Rikky Disco Club Edit)
03 Wang Chung - Everybody Have Fun Tonight (Orchestral Version)
04 Wang Chung - Everybody Have Fun Tonight (Beats Remix)
05 Wang Chung - Everybody Have Fun Tonight (Rikky Disco Remix)
06 Wang Chung - Everybody Have Fun Tonight (Diskette Remix)
07 Wang Chung - Everybody Have Fun Tonight (Brassapella)
08 Wang Chung - Everybody Have Fun Tonight (Orchestral Extended Instrumental)

Orchesography
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01 Wang Chung - Dance Hall Days (Orchestral Version)
02 Wang Chung - Lets Go (Orchestral Version)
03 Wang Chung - Everybody Have Fun Tonight (Orchestral Version)
04 Wang Chung - To Live And Die In LA (Orchestral Version)
05 Wang Chung - Overwhelming Feeling (Orchestral Version)
06 Wang Chung - Hypnotize Me (Orchestral Version)
07 Wang Chung - Space Junk (Orchestral Version)
08 Wang Chung - Electric Days (Orchestral Version)
09 Wang Chung - The World In Which We Live (Orchestral Version)
10 Wang Chung - Everybody Have Fun Tonight (Reprise) (Orchestral Version)

Orchesography (Full Orchestral Versions)
-----------------------------------------
01 Wang Chung - Everybody Have Fun Tonight (Orcapella)
02 Wang Chung - Hypnotize Me (Orcapella)
03 Wang Chung - To Live And Die In LA (Orcapella)
04 Wang Chung - Dance Hall Days (Orcapella)
05 Wang Chung - Lets Go (Orcapella)
06 Wang Chung - Overwhelming Feeling (Orcapella)
07 Wang Chung - Space Junk (Orcapella)
08 Wang Chung - Electric Days (Orcapella)
09 Wang Chung - The World In Which We Live (Orcapella)
10 Wang Chung - Everybody Have Fun Tonight (Reprise) (Orcapella)


Orchesography (Orchestra And Vocal Versions)
----------------------------------------------
01 Wang Chung - Hypnotize Me (Orchestra And Vocal Version)
02 Wang Chung - Lets Go (Orchestra And Vocal Version)
03 Wang Chung - Everybody Have Fun Tonight (Orchestra And Vocal Version)
04 Wang Chung - To Live And Die In LA (Orchestra And Vocal Version)
05 Wang Chung - Overwhelming Feeling (Orchestra And Vocal Version)
06 Wang Chung - Dance Hall Days (Orchestra And Vocal Version)
07 Wang Chung - Space Junk (Orchestra And Vocal Version)
08 Wang Chung - The World In Which We Live (Orchestra And Vocal Version)
09 Wang Chung - Electric Days (Orchestra And Vocal Version)
10 Wang Chung - Everybody Have Fun Tonight (Reprise) (Orchestra And Vocal Version)


Orchesography (Remixes)
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01 Wang Chung - Hypnotize Me (One Era Remix)
02 Wang Chung - Lets Go (Soda Pimps Remix)
03 Wang Chung - To Live And Die In LA (Skintologists Love And Dub In LA)
04 Wang Chung - Everybody Have Fun Tonight (Reprise) (AimesRemix)
05 Wang Chung - Dance Hall Days (Kim And Buran 80s Boogie Remix)
06 Wang Chung - The World In Which We Live (Sands Of Rio Remix)
07 Wang Chung - Overwhelming Feeling (Domestic Technology Spring And Bass Remix)
08 Wang Chung - Everybody Have Fun Tonight (Beats Remix)
09 Wang Chung - Space Junk (Chris Coco Balearic Dub)
10 Wang Chung - Electric Days (Extended Mix)



if you really love the band get it.

otherwise you might just want the regular album,
and just get the digital version of some of the singles remixed.


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