Jul 26, 2017

RhoDeo 1730 Aetix

Hello, the Tour is over, time for some French music

Today's artists are a French pop/rock and new wave band, formed in Paris in 1981. The band was very successful in the Francophonie, in continental Europe and Latin America in the 1980s, with songs like "L'Aventurier" and "Canary Bay". Following the release of several critically acclaimed, but commercially unsuccessful, albums in the 1990s, the group returned to stardom with the release of Paradize in 2002. The band has sold over 10 million albums and singles, making them one of the best selling French bands.....N'Joy

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Indochine (French for Indochina) was formed in 1981 by two Frenchmen in their early twenties, Nicola Sirkis and Dominique Nicolas, in Paris. They soon added Dimitri Bodianski, the cousin of one of Nicola’s friends. They gave their first concert at Le Rose Bonbon, a café in Paris on 29 September 1981. This brief performance on stage earned them their first contract with a record company.

They recorded their first single in November 1981. It included two songs, "Dizzidence Politik" and "Françoise", but drew more attention from critics than from the mainstream media and only reached a limited audience. Stéphane Sirkis, Nicola’s twin brother who had already performed with the band on stage, officially joined the band, and in April 1982 the group recorded their first album, L'Aventurier, which sold more than 250,000 copies. The album was well received by the press and by an emerging new wave audience.Indochine (French for Indochina) was formed in 1981 by two Frenchmen in their early twenties, Nicola Sirkis and Dominique Nicolas, in Paris. They soon added Dimitri Bodianski, the cousin of one of Nicola’s friends.

They gave their first concert at Le Rose Bonbon, a café in Paris on 29 September 1981. This brief performance on stage earned them their first contract with a record company. They recorded their first single in November 1981. It included two songs, "Dizzidence Politik" and "Françoise", but drew more attention from critics than from the mainstream media and only reached a limited audience.

Stéphane Sirkis, Nicola’s twin brother who had already performed with the band on stage, officially joined the band, and in April 1982 the group recorded their first album, L'Aventurier, which sold more than 250,000 copies. The album was well received by the press and by an emerging new wave audience. L'aventurier became the song of the summer 1982 in france. In 1983, Indochine released a second album entitled Le Péril Jaune ("Yellow Peril") which sold 225,000 copies. Indochine had by this stage become a major act in French music. In 1984, the band toured France. They were also successful in Scandinavia, most notably in Sweden.

By 1985, they had achieved a large following, reflected by the success of such songs as "Troisième sexe" ("third sex"), "Canary Bay", and "Trois nuits par semaine". Their third album, 3, sold 750,000 copies in Europe. Serge Gainsbourg directed the video to "Tes yeux noirs", one of the group's most successful songs. Indochine becomes the largest "new wave" band in France. In 1986, to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the band, Indochine decided to release the recording of the concert given at the Zénith in Paris.

Their fourth album, 7000 Danses, produced by Joe Glasman, was released in 1987. It sold about 320,000 copies making it a successful album though far less so than its predecessor, 3. This is partly due to the band's efforts to produce a less mainstream, commercial album 7000 Danses was also released amidst a polemic stemming from rock critics claiming that Indochine were a mere copy of British band The Cure. In spite of the polemic, the public continued to support the group. In March 1988, Indochine began their world tour going to Montreal, Canada and Lima, Peru. They sold 300,000 copies of the 33 tours Live au Zénith in early 1987.

Drained after many months touring, the band took a break. Their fifth studio album, Le Baiser was released in early 1990. Fans were shocked to discover that Dimitri Bodianski was no longer part of the group, having decided to leave the band in January 1989 . His departure can be attributed to a number of reasons. First of all, Indochine’s sound had evolved over the years and Bodianski found he had less and less to do as a saxophonist. He was also feeling pressure at home having recently become a father. All this contributed to tension between him and the rest of the band. Bodianski remains a much loved member of the original Indochine line-up and since his departure has guest starred with the band on stage.

1991 marked Indochine’s tenth anniversary. To celebrate the occasion, Le Birthday Album was released. It was a best of compilation, including one new track, "La Guerre Est Finie" ("The War Is Over"), which was released as a single. The album’s success was considerable (it sold 600,000 copies across Europe) and rekindled interest in the group. However, the single’s title proved unfortunate in light of the fact that the Persian Gulf War had just started at the time. For this reason, many radio stations opted not to play the track.

Un jour dans notre vie, their sixth studio album, was released in 1993. It proved unsuccessful, both commercially and critically. On 27 February 1999, Stéphane Sirkis, guitarist, keyboardist and Nicola's twin brother, died at the age of 39 of hepatitis. He had requested that the band continue after his death. On October 2000, the band started a small but successful acoustic tour named Nuits Intimes. The album is released in January 2001.

2001 begins. Nicola and Oli de Sat compose most of the album Paradize that would be released the next year. Year Scott, Camille Laurens, Mickey 3D, Gerard Manset, Jean-Louis Murat and Melissa Auf Der Maur collaborated on the album. In 2002, they enjoyed renewed success with the Paradize album which sold 1,000,000 copies, including the chart topper J'ai demandé à la lune. This album has marked a change in aesthetics and genre, moving towards a darker tone and more introspective lyrics, influenced by popular acts such as Nine Inch Nails, Placebo and Marilyn Manson.

In 2003, the band received the MTV Europe Music Awards for: "Best French Act”, the NRJ Music Awards for: "Album of the year" and La Victoires de la Musique for: "Best pop album of the year" In December 2005, Indochine returned with Alice & June, featuring a collaboration with Placebo frontman Brian Molko. On 6 and 7 June 2006, the group had a concert in Hanoi Opera House to celebrate their 25th anniversary. In December 2007, Indochine released a triple live DVD and double CD album entitled Alice & June Tour. The album featured the full concert recorded in Lille, France in March 2007.

In 2008 Indochine joins the Reporters Sans Frontières campaign, for the boycott of the Beijing Olympic Games’s opening ceremony. The cover of the 80´s single ‘You Spin me Round’ is released. Their 11th studio album, La République des Meteors, was released on 9 March 2009. The album marked a change in their musical style, slowly moving away from the dark and quirky realms they had explored with "Paradize" and "Alice & June".
2010s. Indochine was the first French band to perform at the Stade de France, on 26 June 2010 their biggest gig ever, sold out and in front of 80,000 people.

In November 2012, the band released their new single Memoria, from their upcoming album Black City Parade.
Black City Parade was released on 11 February 2013 with much anticipation from the fans. The album, despite its almost gloomy cover art, features much brighter and warmer music than the last two albums. The band seemed to want include references to their synthpop and new wave beginnings. Indochine played several sold out shows during the first leg of the "Black City Tour" which kicked off on 21 February 2013. Five legs are planned for the "Black City Tour". The band stated that they will be playing around the world. They later announced that they will return to the Stade de France on 27 June 2014.

The second single for Black City Parade was College Boy, a song widely acknowledged to narrate the life of a homosexual teenage boy dealing with bashing and harassment. The video for the single was directed by Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan. The video premiered online with a disclaimer stating that it contained violent scenes and would not be suitable for a young audience. The video depicts a young male student facing mobbing and harassment from his schoolmates. The video culminates in him being brutally crucified and shot in the torso by his fellow students. Many criticisms have poured over the Internet about whether the video should be broadcast or not.

The band played two nights at the Stade de France on 27 & 28 June 2014. They followed the stadium concerts with a much smaller show at London's O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on 14 July 2014. In April 2015 the band undertook the eight date Europe City Club Tour, which saw the band extend beyond its Francophone base by visiting Spain, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and the Netherlands. Festival appearances in 2016: at Papillons De Nuit (May 20), Les Ardentes (July 6), Carcassonne festival (July 15), Sion Sous Les Etoiles (July 18), Poupet (July 22), La Fête Du Bruit (August 12th) and Cabaret Vert (August 25). Their 13th album is scheduled for release this year.

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L'Aventurier (The Adventurer) is the first (mini) studio album of Indochine, released in 1982. The title itself "L'Aventurier" was a huge success during the same year, becoming one of the band's classic songs. What more do you need? This is classic 80's and just an all around happy- make you feel good album. Indochine, are very political but most Americans would never know because they sing in French; however, Indochine gives you chance to practice your French as you will find yourself singing along very quickly. For the time (1982) it was rock and electronique music at its best.

 Indochine - L'Aventurier (flac  145mb)

01 L'Aventurier 3:49
02 L'Opportuniste 2:23
03 Leila 3:54
04 Docteur Love 2:31
05 Indochine (Les 7 Jours De Pékin) 2:25
06 Dizzidence Politik (Pacifik Version) 4:15
07 Francoise (Qu'est-Ce Qui T'as Pris) 2:36

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"The Yellow Peril", released in 1983, is stuck between the two commercial successes of Indochina, and if a cohort of fans followed them well at the time, we note that this opus is the least Known from the beginnings of Indochina. No radio success here, except perhaps the two tracks "Miss Paramount" and "Kao Bang", however only appreciated by the "die-hard" group.

Yet, underestimating this opus would be a serious mistake, since we certainly hold here, the best piece of the French group. If "3" remains a very good opus because of its effectiveness "tubesque" which is no longer to prove, "The yellow peril", despite its previous release, is almost more daring. The album is more appealing to dreams, to fantasy, if only through this orientalism, frozen somewhere in the colonies of the thirties and totally artificial, but furiously successful.

The dryness of the drum machines, the infernal rhythmic mechanics leaves from the beginning of the album, with "The dryness of the Mekong", title-synthesis of the style of this album. The hardness of the rhythm, and the aerial / hovering aspect of synthesizers and guitars, deliberately reverberated and filled with echo. Still in order to create an atmosphere, one will note "East of Java", more sober closing title, "Razzia" instrumentalised so as to create a gambling hall filled with smoke and money not always very clean, "Okinawa" more posed, and "Red Pavilion" filled with an aspect of contemplation of the loved one (or the blow of a night, to you to see ...).

The production is lacking in 'oomph' ... but no reason to appreciate this opus, as it is surely better like that. Despite these shortcomings, "The yellow peril" remains the album most striking of the group for me. Truly gripping, we have here an album that makes us see the landscapes of Asia, and before which one is like a kid lost before the immensity. In short a big thrill.

Indochine - Le Peril Jaune (flac 218mb)

01 Le Péril Jaune (Ouverture) 0:48
02 Le Sécheresse Du Mekong 3:28
03 Razzia 2:38
04 Pavillon Rouge 3:08
05 Okinawa 4:53
06 Tankin 2:11
07 Miss Paramount 3:00
08 Shangai 2:40
09 Kao-Bang 5:29
10 A L'Est De Java 5:03
11 Le Péril Jaune (Fermeture) 1:31

Indochine - Le Peril Jaune   (ogg  89mb)

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This is not dark,and this is not like The Cure, this is more like joyful, latin pop rock.Luminous, elaborated and sophisticated still simple guitar based thoughtful 80's pop songs in a way La Union or Mecano used to do though Indochine was first,and much better than any of these bands, what can you expect from a band with such song titles as Tiomkin or Punishment Park? It certainly pleases your ear and mind. "3eme Sexe" was the inspiration for Mylène Farmer's song "Sans contrefaçon". Miss Kittin covered "3ème Sexe" for her album I Com.

 Indochine - 3 (flac 260mb)

01 3e Sexe 4:55
02 Canary Bay 5:21
03 Monte Cristo 4:30
04 Salômbo 5:07
05 Hors-la-loi 3:05
06 A L'assaut (Des Ombres Sur L'O) 3:46
07 Trois Nuits Par Semaine 5:09
08 Le Train Sauvage 3:17
09 Tes Yeux Noirs 4:50

Indochine - 3   (ogg  96mb)

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Indochine is a strong Pop Band. This album is one of their most accomplished, if not their greatest of all. 7000 Danses opens like a fairy tale with La Buddha Affaire: an instrumental-classical-like-song powered by a wonderful orchestration. From there, l'Indochine let you penetrate into a mystical trip. The main composer, a Guitar-Hero named Dominik Nicolas, created a unic sound while twanging like Hank Marvin on a Fender Mustang. That unic "Indosound" will haunt you forever after having heard songs like Les Citadelles, La Machine À Rattraper Le Temps and Une Maison Perdue...

But Indochine isn't only handsome music, it's also wonderful lyrics. Nicolas Sirkis' poésie is universal. The beauty of French is at its peak. Sirkis' playing with words and senses making unusual Love and Sex stories, always with a poetic elegance. And there's also great wit in Les Tzars. In a nutshell, it's the most complete and complex of all Indochine's albums... highly recommendable....

Indochine - 7000 Danses (flac  300mb)
01 La Bûddha Affaire 2:43
02 Les Citadelles 3:51
03 La Chevauchée Des Champs De Blé 5:17
04 Il Y A Un Risque (Le Mépris) 4:30
05 Les Tzars 4:38
06 La Machine À Rattraper Le Temps 5:05
07 Un Grand Carnaval 4:04
08 7000 Danses 6:03
09 Une Maison Perdue... 5:55

Indochine - 7000 Danses   (ogg   107mb)

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Jul 25, 2017

RhoDeo 1730 Roots


Today's artist is influenced by Brazilian pop and the music of her native Argentina, she spent much time in America soaking up jazz and R&B sensibilities, all of which inform her singing. The daughter of a jazz saxophone player, Anders studied classical guitar while a child but moved to piano study at a Buenos Aires conservatory. She spent much time in New York as wel. ...N'Joy

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Buenos Aires, Argentina. A long tradition of music ran through the family into which Anders was born March 17, 1972. She studied classical guitar both privately and at a conservatory but she was also influenced by her father, Jorge Anders (b. 18 April 1939, Buenos Aires, Argentina) who played jazz saxophone. In time, this influence proved stronger than that of the classical repertoire. At the age of 14 she was performing in Buenos Aires, playing guitar and singing, but through visits to her father in New York City, she consolidated her links to jazz. During the 80s, her father arranged for the bands of Mel Lewis and Machito, and he had spells playing and occasionally recording with Duke Ellington and Butch Miles. Upon completion of her high school education, Anders moved permanently to New York where she studied orchestration for brass and strings with Don Sebesky. She also began singing in clubs, performing with artists such as Marc Anthony, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente and Grover Washington Jnr. , and also led her own group. At one point she sent an unsolicited tape to Warner Brothers Records who reacted positively but did not at that time offer a contract.

Anders then spent some time back in Argentina before returning to New York to resume her studies. Late in 1996 she toured Japan and attracted sufficient attention to warrant an album recorded especially for that market, Fantasia for which she used the name Beleza. After another tour of Japan the following year, promoting her album, she again returned to New York where she recorded a duet with Michael Franks. Once again, she encountered Warner Brothers and this time was offered a recording contract. In her performances, for the most part, Anders uses her own compositions and co-compositions. Her vocal style draws upon her jazz influences, such as contrasting saxophonists Stan Getz and John Coltrane. As a consequence, her phrasing is strongly jazz influenced. When she sings in a contemporary pop or R&B manner, her work is permeated by the musical sounds of her homeland, most notably by the gently persuasive Latin beat that provides a fluid base to her work.

After sending a demo tape into Warner Jazz, Anders signed a contract and released Wanting in August 1998.
 Gabriela also started what would become a very successful career doing sessions for radio and television on the studio scene in New York and Los Angeles. In 1999 she landed a deal with the American label, Warner Brothers Jazz. Her first album for them, “Wanting”, elicited much praise for Anders’ musical vision and impassioned vocal style. It featured arrangements and production by George Duke, Paul Brown, Allain Mallet and Anders herself. Gabriela wrote or co-wrote ten of the album’s twelve tracks and toured the US, Europe and Asia in support of the release. Her unique marriage of Brazilian, Latin and Jazz led to Vogue and People Magazine describing Anders and her music as “exotic and bold”, “wonderfully soulful”, and “one of the most distinctive new voices to hit the music scene in years”.

While on Warner, she also recorded with Al Jarreau, Bob James Erik Bennet and Michael Franks. She twice performed at the Montreaux Jazz Festival with George Duke’s band.  Her second record for Warner, “Gabriela”, featured an array of world-class sidemen, including Christian McBride, Amir “Questlove” Thompson and Kirk Whalum. Again, she contributed ten of the album’s twelve tracks. In 2004, Gabriela recorded “Last Tango In Rio” for Narada/EMI and JVC Japan, and in 2008, her album “Bossa Beleza” featured her own music as well as her arrangements of Brazilian standards - an idiom close to her musical heart since her early days as a student in Buenos Aires - and contemporary versions of some of the music of one of her favorite artists, Billie Holiday.

On Gabriela Anders' 2015 CD, “Cool Again”, the singer / vocal orchestrator / songwriter / bandleader tracks live with an array of stellar sidemen including guitarist Wayne Krantz and bassist Anthony Jackson. The music: funky, soulful pop-jazz, strikingly invigorated by Gabriela's improvisational nature and spontaneous approach.
Gabriela Anders is also the director, arranger and vocalist for her new ensemble, "Los Dukes": an 8-piece band featuring some of the best Latin jazz players in NYC. "Los Dukes" play the music of Duke Ellington in a wide range of iconic Latin American styles - baion, merengue, cha-cha, bolero, reggae, mambo and more. One of very few jazz vocalist/arrangers on the scene, Gabriela puts her stamp of unique creativity on this unexpected format with incendiary results.

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Gabriela Anders got her big break singing a duet with soft jazz giant Michael Franks, and like that new age patriarch, Anders wraps laid-back vocals around even more tranquil rhythms. It's all very calming and proficient and breezy. And also bland as hell. Like her mentor, Anders has a hard time injecting any soul into her work. Wanting, her debut album, mixes bits of her Argentine heritage with late-'70s California jazz; so, Brazilian music coasts along with soft and hazy saxophone fills and tapping percussion leads. It all can be very pretty -- the opening "Fire of Love" represents Anders at her most relaxed and relaxing. All songs were acceptable,and the title song & the duet with Eric Benet was some of his best work. This album also benefits from having George Duke & Paul Brown as producers.This is smooth jazz at it's mellow best, as well as a sensational debut. This girl has it. Pour yourself a nice glass of wine, put Gabriela on your stereo and take a mind trip to your favorite jazz club or Beach...enjoy!!!!

Gabriela Anders - Wanting (flac  359mb)

01 Fire Of Love 4:17
02 The Girl From Ipanema 4:24
03 Wanting 4:39
04 Forever 5:00
05 You Know What It's Like 4:45
06 Seven Days 5:40
07 Just An Hour 6:03
08 Fantasía 5:07
09 I'll Be Loving You 4:12
10 Love Is So Unkind 3:48
11 Feels So Good 5:10
12 Brasileria 3:40

Gabriela Anders - Wanting   (ogg  134mb)

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Argentinian-born singer Gabriela Anders' music is exotic and sultry, with the funky infusion of a sensual, tropical beat. Gabriela Anders continues a journey of musical excellence and introspection with her new release, "Eclectica", a collection of Brazilian, R&B and jazz- influenced songs, now including two additional tracks, "Far away" and "Love so right". "Eclectica": a sultry, exotic sound with irresistible grooves, punctuated by intensely soulful vocals. Anders' voice seduces, and her impassioned ideas and desires are enthralling. Says Anders, "Growing as a musician is absolutely the most important thing to me" Produced by Sonic Soul, Eastriverjoint and Gabriela herself, Eclectica showcases Anders' ability to push traditional boundaries and transcend genres and formats while featuring some of today's most soulful musicians: Wayne Krantz, Negro Hernandez, John Benitez, Ron Lawrence, Cidinho, Café, Cliff Lyons, Rick Savage, Luis Bonilla, Hector Martignon, Vince Cherico, Hami Marqui Dair, Susan Youngblood, Sammy Merendino, Ross Traut, Reggie Hamilton and Otmaro Ruiz. Most of the songs and lyrics are by Anders, as are the arrangements. The first single, the appealingly warm "Together Again", is Gabriela's homage to her love land, Brazil. The Latin grooves of "Naufragio" and "Socamerengue" take you to the tropics, to bring you back with the soulful solo voice/piano performance of "Fading Light". The slinky funkiness of "What My Dreams Are Made Of" contrasts with the jazziness of "I Wait". "Eclectica" keeps on surprising you; every track takes you on a different journey: an eclectic trip into Gabriela's sensual musical world.

Gabriela Anders - Eclectica   (flac  270mb)

01 Together Again 4:22
02 Pearls And Gold 3:37
03 Naufragio 4:15
04 What My Dreams Are Made Of 4:37
05 Fading Light 4:32
06 I Wait 5:30
07 Socamerengue 3:34
08 Like U Do 4:08
09 Far Away 4:46
10 Love So Right 3:31

Gabriela Anders - Eclectica (ogg   99mb)

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The sexy Argentine chanteuse has a wisp of a voice that tops Michael Franks for extreme subtlety, but there's no denying its calm and seductive appeal on a mix of uniquely arranged Billie Holiday classics and a handful of originals. The best way to describe Anders' approach to Lady Day is to imagine the legend chilling out in a South American rain forest surrounded by a gentle acoustic guitar and bandeon. "Our Love Is Here to Stay" plays like a slow-speed samba that Astrud Gilberto might feel at home with, but with trance effects. A few too many trippy liberties are taken, however, with "God Bless the Child," which is hard to recognize melodically even as Anders' restrained phrasing makes the lyrics clear. The best news for the singer is that at least a few of her originals -- particularly "Embrace Me" and the soundscape-enhanced "All Your Love" -- feel right at home among those legendary tracks. Judging from the intoxicating "The Buenos Aires Mix," she's also not averse to taking some odd-metered risks. No one can accuse Anders of possessing an overwhelming vocal presence, but for exotic make-out music, she's definitely on top of the pile.

Gabriela Anders - Last Tango in Rio   (flac  230mb)

01 You Go To My Head 3:52
02 Abracadabra 5:30
03 Love Is Here To Stay 3:20
04 God Bless The Child 4:23
05 Embrace Me 4:30
06 The Buenos Aires Mix 4:03
07 Body And Soul 3:15
08 All Your Love 2:44
09 Meant To Be 4:48
10 'Til The End Of Time 3:32

Gabriela Anders - Last Tango in Rio (ogg  92mb)

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With an album title referencing her former band Beleza (whose three long-out-of-print releases -- Fantasia, Seven Days, and Tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim -- are nearly impossible to find), Anders offers up more Brazilian breath mints, spicy and cool. Overall, the album is very good, as Anders' half-whispered vocals heat most of the Portuguese tropical tunes. This is what a real bossa nova album should be: real upbeat songs like the cover of The Rollin Stones' "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" or the lite samba closer. Gabriela gives new life into a number of bossa standards here like "Agua De Beber" (giving it a hint of funk with the guitars), "Samba De Uma Nota So" or "Samba de Verão".

Gabriela Anders - Bossa Beleza (flac  289mb)

01 September 4:06
02 Aqua De Beber 3:23
03 Samba De Verao3:38
04 Samba De Uma Nota So 4:44
05 (I can't get no) Satisfaction 5:25
06 Amapola 3:17
07 Dindi 5:03
08 Folhas Secas 4:20
09 Fantasia 5:15
10 Siempre Asi 3:13
11 Sexy Ride 4:23

Gabriela Anders - Bossa Beleza (ogg  115mb)

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Jul 24, 2017

RhoDeo 1730 Tales 06


Today's artist was an American author and screenwriter. He worked in a variety of genres, including fantasy, science fiction, horror and mystery fiction. Widely known for his dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 (1953), and his science fiction and horror story collections The Martian Chronicles (1950), The Illustrated Man (1951), and I Sing the Body Electric (1969), our man was one of the most celebrated 20th- and 21st-century American writers. While most of his best known work is in speculative fiction, he also wrote in other genres, such as the coming-of-age novel Dandelion Wine (1957) or the fictionalized memoir Green Shadows, White Whale (1992).

Recipient of numerous awards, including a 2007 Pulitzer Citation, Bradbury also wrote and consulted on screenplays and television scripts, many of his works were adapted to comic book, television and film formats. On his death in 2012, The New York Times called Bradbury "the writer most responsible for bringing modern science fiction into the literary mainstream.... N'joy.

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The Ray Bradbury Theater is an anthology series that ran for two seasons on HBO, three episodes per season from 1985 to 1986, and four additional seasons on USA Network from 1988 to 1992. It was later shown in reruns on the Sci Fi Channel. All 65 episodes were written by Ray Bradbury and many were based on short stories or novels he had written, including "A Sound of Thunder", "Marionettes, Inc.", "Banshee", "The Playground", "Mars is Heaven", "Usher II", "The Jar", "The Long Rain", "The Veldt", "The Small Assassin", "The Pedestrian", "The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl", "Here There Be Tygers", "The Toynbee Convector", and "Sun and Shadow".

Many of the episodes focused on only one of Bradbury's original works. However, Bradbury occasionally included elements from his other works. "Marionettes, Inc." featured Fantoccini, a character from "I Sing the Body Electric!". "Gotcha!" included an opening sequence taken from "The Laurel and Hardy Love Affair". Characters were renamed, and elements added to the original works to expand the story to 23–28 minutes or to better suit the television medium.

Each episode would begin with a shot of Bradbury in his office, gazing over mementos of his life, which he states (in narrative) are used to spark ideas for stories. During the first season, Bradbury sometimes appeared on-screen in brief vignettes introducing the story. During the second season, Bradbury provided the opening narration with no specific embellishment concerning the episode. During the third season, a foreshortened version of the narration was used and Bradbury would add specific comments relevant to the episode presented. During the fourth and later seasons, a slightly shorter generic narration was used with no additional comments.

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The Ray Bradbury Theater 05 The Screaming Woman (avi  352mb)

While playing in a seemingly deserted part of the local forest, little girl hears a woman screaming. Is she imagining it? Is it a ghost? No one believes her so she takes the matter into her own hands. Features Ray Bradbury in a cameo.

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Here a series of Ray Bradbury stories specially dramatised for radio with introductions by the author.

Ray enthusiastically agreed and, joined by writer Catherine Czerkawska and director Hamish Wilson (who had collaborated on some Bradbury stories broadcast by BBC Scotland), we embarked on a series of 30-minute plays under the generic title Ray Bradbury's Tales of the Bizarre.

Ray Bradbury introduces his own spooky tale of confessions and confectionary dramatised by Catherine Czerkawska. Starring TP McKenna as the priest and John Yule as the young man. Director: Hamish Wilson

Ray Bradbury - 06 Skeleton (mp3  26mb)

06 Skeleton 28:34

Harris is troubled by his bones. An expert is needed - a real expert. Who better than Doctor Munigant? Stars Bob Docherty as Dr Burley, Stuart McQuarrie as Harris, Paul Morrow as the man in the bar, Wendy Seager as Clarice and Liam Brennan as Munigant.

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Ray Bradbury - Night Call, Collect (mp3  27mb)
Ray Bradbury - Have I Got a Chocolate Bar for You (mp3  24mb)
Ray Bradbury - The Jar (mp3  26mb)
Ray Bradbury - The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl (mp3  26mb)
Ray Bradbury - I Sing the Body Electric (mp3  26mb)

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