ChuckyG's List of 80's Compilation Disks, Main List, S-Z

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

        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

        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

        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


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


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

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

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

        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.

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