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a magical return

Thomas Dolby was an 80's vanguard of synth pop- but so much more. When the record companies couldn't figure out him or his audience he left performance and the music industry to work in silicon valley instead. His software forever altered the cell phone landscape (soundscape) Now years later Mr. Dolby has returned to the stage. These songs represent his most recent tour as a one man show. He builds each song live for the audience. Not just essential for fans, this cd marks the return of Thomas Dolby!


A fresh return of some old classic Thomas Dolby songs (done live), with some really cool contemporary arrangements. Well worth the iTunes price!


Born: October 14, 1958 in Cairo, Egypt

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Though he never had many hits, Thomas Dolby became one of the most recognizable figures of the synth pop movement of early-'80s new wave. This was largely due to his skillful marketing. Dolby promoted himself as a kind of mad scientist, an egghead who had successfully harnessed the power of synthesizers and samplers and used them to make catchy pop and light electro-funk. Before he launched a solo career, Dolby had worked as a studio musician, technician, and songwriter; his most notable work as...
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