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12"/80s Vol.2 [Box set]

Various Artists Audio CD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (27 Jun 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: U.M.T.V.
  • ASIN: B0009I7NZI
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 39,520 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Simple Minds - New Gold Dream
2. Heaven 17 - Penthouse & Pavement
3. The Human League - The Sound Of The Crowd
4. Hue & Cry - Labour Of Love
5. Pigbag - Papas Got A Brand New Pigbag
6. Associates - Party Fears Two
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Disc: 2
1. Pet Shop Boys - Love Comes Quickly
2. Duran Duran - The Reflex
3. Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Two Tribes
4. Spandau Ballet - Chant No.1 (I Don't need This Pressure On)
5. Thompson Twins - Love On Your Side
6. Soft Cell - Bedsitter
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Disc: 3
1. Aztec Camera - Oblivious
2. Haircut 100 - Favourite
3. Culture Club - I'll Tumble 4 Ya
4. Style Council - Long Hot Summer
5. Swansay - Soul Tain
6. Sly & Robbie (Feat.Shinehead - Boops 9Here To Go)
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Product Description

Product Description

From Duran Duran's pure pop to Spandau Ballet's early jazz funk, 12"/80s 2 delivers far more than your average 80's compilation, and while still containing the decades big hitters such as Human League, Heaven 17 and ABC. You'd be hard pushed to find these exclusive mixes anywhere else.

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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Real Treat For The 80's Connoisseur! 28 Jun 2005
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Although I sympathise with some other reviewers comments regarding a lack of big names on this CD, for an avid 80's collector like me, that's kind of the point! As much as I love the tracks by Duran Duran, Frankie Goes To Hollywood and Culture Club, etc, I've already got them in one form or another, the beauty of a collection like this is the chance to get
your hands some rare mixes of long lost gems like Julian Cope's Trampolene, Hue And Cry's Labour Of Love or the Associates Party Fears Two. So maybe not an album for the casual 80's fan but definitely a real treat for the connoisseur!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Mix.. 27 Jun 2005
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Have to disagree with llorenna. We didn't need vol 2 to be a retread of ground covered in the first set, and this doesn't disappoint. A number of real classics here - particularly at the more Indy end - and some songs which were definitley at their best on the 12" format. Pig Bag's "Papa's Got A Brand New Pig Bag" seemed to be in the Indy chart for years in the mid 80's, and remains brilliant. I'm presuming that "Big Decision" by That Petrol Emotion is one of the "never-heard-of-it" songs referred to in the earlier review? Too bad, it's a great song, by the bit of the Undertones who didn't go all wet on us. Nice to see some FGTH on this volume (though I would have preferred Relax to Two Tribes), as well as the first 12" single that I ever bought - Soft Cell's Bedsitter - every bit as good a 12" as Tainted Love, and the classic Pet Shop Boys debut. Malcolm Mclaren's Madame Butterfly - one of the singles from Fans - his excellent album fusing electro, hip hop and opera, is another highlight. The big question still remains though - where is Blue Monday?
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Big Fun 27 Jun 2005
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The first volume was a big hit with all my mates, that could be an age thing I guess cos this is our era - but unlike the other reviewers here, I think the mix of big hitters and more obscure 12"s works well. Any compilation that includes the Miami mix of When Smokey Sings is doing something right...and the extended mix of Long Hot Summer will serve me well by the pool on holiday this year.
Well done, can't wait for volume 3!
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Do the people who compile these discs ever listen to them before they go out?

There's a nasty glitch in the mastering of CD3 track 1 Oblivious 12" by Aztec camera. Just listen to the intro and see where it slips out of 4/4 time and back again.

This makes at least 2 discs that this faulty master has been used on - the expanded issue of High Land Hard Rain [Expanded Edition] has the same fault. Surely someone, somewhere, must have noticed it? It only takes a minute to correct this flaw, but no-one seems to have bothered, or even noticed!

I have now created a pristine, corrected version of this track for anyone that wants to replace the faulty one. Just tweet to @wondermouse

No you can't have the other tracks - you have to buy them. I wouldn't be offering this one if someone at the mastering plant had done their job :-)
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5.0 out of 5 stars ONE MUST OF 80S 9 May 2012
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excess is good - in moderation! 11 May 2009
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I don't know how anyone can say this is a 'terrible' compilation; not only does it contain extended and alternative versions of some of the lesser known hits from some big bands - how refreshing to have PSB's 'Love Comes Quickly' rather than say 'West End Girls', and Culture Club's 'I'll Tumble 4 Ya' as opposed to 'Karma Chameleon' or 'Do You Really Want to Hurt Me'; but the selection is also pretty eclectic; 'Pigbag' and Duran Duran on the same disc?! I'm a big 80s music fan and started buying music around 1984, so I guess I'm bound to laud this album, however I can't say I love all the tracks; I never really liked anything by Spandau Ballet or Sly and Robbie. These aside, this collection is great fun and provides some new twists on old favourites that are extremely hard to get hold of unless you were an avid collector of 12" vinyl in the 1980s (I wasn't avid enough I'm afraid!). Good price, good fun, good music; sorted.
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