Title : Sounds of the Eighties 1986
Label : Time Life
Medium : CD
TTime : 74:39
Notes : A small paragraph about each bands and a few pictures.
Reviewer: Charles R. Grosvenor Jr.
Paid : $20
Rank : 5 out of 5.
Addicted to Love Robert Palmer
Everybody Have Fun Tonight Wang Chung
Don't Get Me Wrong The Pretenders
So Far Away Dire Straits
Rock Me Amadeus Falco
Talk To Me Stevie Nicks
Invisible Touch Genesis
Glory of Love Peter Cetera
Walk This Way Run-D.M.C.
Word Up Cameo
The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear
Shades Timbuk 3
Mad About You Belinda Carlisle
Kyrie Mr. Mister
Burning Heart Survivor
Life In a Northern Town Dream Academy
No One Is To Blame Howard Jones
A great disc from Time Life, glad I didn't stop getting them after
the first few discs of this series. Big hits, big names seems to be the
common refrain of this disc. I would have perfered "Things Can Only Get
Better" by Howard Jones over "No One is to Blame" and something, anything
other than "Everybody Have Fun Tonight" which seems to be the most overplayed
Wang Chung song, these guys did do better music than this. Nice change of
pace also to hear something other than "Eye Of the Tiger" by Survivor.
Overall a great disc if you liked top 40 music in the middle of the eighties.
There wasn't much New Wave by this point of the decade, so I can't really
picture them putting any on a disc from 1986. Definately better than the
Billboard CD from 1986. Oh, and the version or "Rock Me Amadeus" is the
German version (naturally) I don't think it's the normal radio edit, but I
don't have too many copies of this song, so I can't say for sure which edit
it is (no clues in the booklet either).
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