This list consists of compilations that have fewer than 3 CD's reviewed for a series. Compilations can be discs that are marketed as strictly eighties songs or compilations that came out during the eighties that consist of popular music at the time. Please no country/rap/classical or other non-mainstream compilations.
Title : The Secret Policeman's Third Ball (The Music) Label : Virgin Records Medium : CD TTime : 53:28 Notes : Pictures of most of the perfomers Reviewer: Charles R. Grosvenor Jr. Paid : $8 (used) Rank : 5 out of 5. Track Listing -=-=-=-=-=-=- Title Artist(s) -=-=- -=-=-=-=- Running Up That Hill Kate Bush (With David Gilmour) Save A Prayer ('Till The Morning...) Duran Duran Voices Of Freedom Lou Reed (And Other Perfomers) This Is The World Calling Bob Geldof For Everyman Jackson Browne Victim Of Love Erasure Wouldn't It Be Good Nik Kershaw (I Love It When You) Call Me Names Joan Armatrading Imagine Mark Knopfler &Chet Atkins Biko Peter Gabriel (And Other Performers) World Party Ship Of Fools Comments: This was an Amnesty International concert of the eighties, and while it's not a Cd that's marketed as a compilation of eighties music, it still managed to grab the best and brightest of the eighties live in concert. If you like Duran Duran at all, then this disc is a MUST GRAB for the best live version of "Save a Prayer" ever recorded for a legal recording. The Kate Bush and David Gilmour version of "Running Up That Hill" is also a great version. The rest of the disc is a lot of fun as well, with a great version of Peter Gabriel's "Biko" as well.
Title : This Ain't No Disco (New Wave Dance Hits) Label : Risky Business Medium : CD TTime : 51:35 Notes : Small descriptions of each group and running times Reviewer: Charles R. Grosvenor Jr. Paid : $8 Rank : 4 out of 5. Track Listing -=-=-=-=-=-=- Title Artist(s) -=-=- -=-=-=-=- Der Kommissar After The Fire Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl) Haircut 100 99 Luftballons Nena Lies The Thompson Twins A Girl In Trouble(Is A Temporary Thing) Romeo Void Volume Pylon I Melt With You Modern English Goody Two Shoes Adam Ant You Spin Me 'Round (Like A Record) Dead Or Alive Computer Games Mi-Sex Sleepwalk Ultravox Party At Ground Zero Fishbone Comments: Great disc, I'm really happy with this label's compilations so far, unlike an old K-tel compilation, all of these songs fit well together (even the songs I haven't heard before). There's decent linear notes with it, which is nice for the bands you haven't heard before of barely remember. There's even a few remixes thrown in here (Lies, Party At Ground Zero), 99 Luftballons is the english remix, (not the German) which I really wanted (even though I still perfer the German version).
Title : Totally '80s Label : Razor &Tie Medium : CD TTime : 78:03 &77:24 Notes : A Couple Of Trivia Question with Running Times and Dates of Publication Reviewer: Charles R. Grosvenor Jr. Paid : $34 Rank : 4 out of 5. Track Listing -=-=-=-=-=-=- Title Artist(s) -=-=- -=-=-=-=- Take On Me A-HA Hot Hot Hot Buster Poindexter Caribbean Queen (No More Love...) Billy Ocean Walk Like An Egyptian The Bangles Who Can It Be Now? Men At Work Addicted To Love Robert Palmer Karma Chameleon Culture Club Jump (For My Love) The Pointer Sisters Wild Thing Tone Loc Everybody Have Fun Tonight Wang Chung Walking On Sunshine Katrina And The Waves Jessie's Girl Rick Springfield The Heat Is On Glenn Frey Wild, Wild West The Escape Club Heaven Is A Place On Earth Belinda Carlisle She Works Hard For The Money Donna Summer (There's)Always Something There... Naked Eyes Too Shy Kajagoogoo Missing You John Waite Sexual Healing Marvin Gaye -=- What I Like About You The Romantics Centerfold J. Geils Band She Blinded Me With With Science Thomas Dolby Rock This Town Stray Cats Electric Avenue Eddy Grant 99 Luftballons Nena Waiting For A Girl Like You Foreigner Gloria Laura Branigan Everybody Wants To Rule The World Tears For Fears (I Just) Died In Your Arms Tonight Cutting Crew 867-5309/Jenny Tommy Tutone Ghostbusters Ray Parker Jr. Morning Train (Nine To Five) Sheena Easton Only In My Dreams Debbie Gibson Sunglasses At Night Corey Hart All I Need Is A Miracle Mike + The Mechanics St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion) John Parr Queen Of Hearts Juice Newton Broken Wings Mr. Mister Keep On Loving You REO Speedwagon Comments: This disc is overpriced as far as compilations go, but is still worth the price. This is a party album plain and simple, all these songs were hige hits at one time in some fashion. This is also one of the few discs around that spanned more than a couple of years in the early half of the eighties. Yes, music does exist after 1985. A small portion of each disc pulls from the later half of the decade and it is by no means chronological, which is for the best really.
Title : The Ultimate 80s Ballads Label : Polytel Medium : CD TTime : : &: Notes : Legal Notices Reviewer: Charles R. Grosvenor Jr. Paid : $10 Rank : Disc 1, out of 5, Disc 2, out of 5. Track Listing -=-=-=-=-=-=- Title Artist(s) -=-=- -=-=-=-=- Save Me Queen Absolute Beginners David Bowie Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic The Police Save a Prayer Duran Duran Eternal Flame The Bangles I Go To Sleep The Pretenders She Makes My Day Robert Palmer Breaking Us In Two Joe Jackson Africa Toto Desert Moon Denis DeYoung Missing You John Waite Total Eclipse of the Heart Bonnie Tyler -=-=-=-=- Little Lies Fleetwood Mac Human Human League Sara Starship Honeymoon Suite What Does It Take Kyrie Mr. Mister The Way It Is Bruce Hornsby and the Range Sailing Christoper Cross Being With You Smokey Robinson All Of My Heart ABC Hands to Heaven Breathe When I See You Smile Bad English Amanda Boston Comments:
Title: URGH! A Music War. The Album Label: A&M Records TTime: : Notes: A list of the concerts where each track was recorded Paid : $6 Rank : 3 out of 5. Track Listing -=-=-=-=-=-=- Title Artist(s) -=-=- -=-=-=-=- Driven To Tears The Police Back In Flesh Wall Of Voodoo Enola Gay Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Ain't This The Life Oingo Boingo Respectable Street XTC We Got The Beat The Go-Go's Total Eclipse Klaus Nomi Foolish I Know Jools Holland Ku Klux Clan Steel Pulse Uncontrollable Urge Devo The Puppet Echo and the Bunnymen Tear It Up The Cramps Bad Reputation Joan Jett &The Blackhearts Birdies Pere Ubu Down In The Park Gary Numan Shadow-line The Fleshtones He'd Send In The Army Gang Of Four Homicide 999 Beyond and Back X Model Worker Magazine Sign Of The Cross Skafish Comments:
Title: VH1 - The Big 80's Label: Rhino TTime: 57:33 Notes: Chart position, date released and small write up Reviewer: Carlos Torres Paid : $13.00 Rank : 4 out of 5. Track Listing -=-=-=-=-=-=- Title Artist(s) -=-=- -=-=-=-=- We Got The Beat Go-Go's Take On Me A-Ha The Safety Dance Men Without Hats Cars Gary Numan 99 Red Balloons Nena Time (Clock Of The Heart) Culture Club Tempted Squeeze I Know There's Something Going On Frida You Might Think The Cars 867-5309/Jenny Tommy Tutone Centerfold The J. Geils Band Brand New Lover Dead Or Alive Rapture Blondie Abracadabra The Steve Miller Band Sister Christian Night Ranger Comments: -=-=-=-=- Good arrangement of songs, but once again, too many songs that are available on most every other collection out there. Good to find 'The Safety Dance', 'Brand New Lover' and 'Sister Christian' at high quality recording though.
Title: VH1 - More of the Big 80's Label: Rhino TTime: ? Notes: Chart position, date released and small write up Reviewer: Carlos Torres Paid : ? Rank : 4 out of 5. Track Listing -=-=-=-=-=-=- Title Artist(s) -=-=- -=-=-=-=- Mickey Toni Basil Come On Eileen Dexys Midnight Runners Der Kommissar After The Fire Whip It Devo I Ran (So Far Away) A Flock Of Seagulls Words Missing Persons She's A Beauty The Tubes Stray Cat Strut Stray Cats What I Like About You The Romantics Everybody Have Fun Tonight Wang Chung Obsession Animotion Doctor! Doctor! Thompson Twins They Don't Know Tracey Ullman Cry Godley and Creme Tuff Enuff The Fabulous Thunderbirds Major Tom (Coming Home) Peter Schilling Comments: -=-=-=-=- For a collection that's only about a year old, it's got nothing I didn't own already, and a couple of songs I don't care for.
Title : World Of Dance New Wave The 80's Label : Rebound Records Medium : CD TTime : 57:56 Notes : Track Listings Reviewer: Charles R. Grosvenor Jr. Paid : $6 Rank : 4 out of 5. Track Listing -=-=-=-=-=-=- Title Artist(s) -=-=- -=-=-=-=- Relax Frankie Goes To Hollywood Venus Bananarama Something About You Level 42 She Blinded Me With Science Thomas Dolby Shout Tears For Fears Let Me Go Heaven 17 Vacation Go-Go's The Look Of Love ABC Obsession Animotion The Politics of Dancing Re-Flex Tainted Love Soft Cell Come On Eileen Dexy's Midnight Runners Comments: This disc has a great arrangement of songs and also features remixes of most of the songs which is nice (if you already have some of them on other compilations). The remix of ABC's "Look Of Love" is pretty hideous, so if you really like the radio mix, I wouldn't be buying this disc for this song in particular. However, if you like a good party disc, this would be a good cheap disc to pick up.