So within the early Nineties, German engineer Dr. Karlheinz Brandenburg pioneered digital compression techniques for the MP3, crunching the dimensions of audio information by a factor of eleven. While tweaking the format, Brandenburg used Suzanne Vega’s 1987 a cappella rendition of “Tom’s Diner” because the benchmark for sonic quality. He reasoned that if he could get her warm vocals to sound good on MP3, then the new platform would work with absolutely anything.
forty two Top 40s on the Official Singles Chart is, by any standards, very impressive, but the closest they’ve come to the highest spot is Number four on three events, People Are People , Barrel Of A Gun and Precious . Look at Depeche Mode’s complete Official Chart history thus far. Since Sharleen Spiteri and the fellows first burst onto the pop scene in 1989 with the country-tinged I Don’t Want A Lover, they’ve landed 22 UK … Read More