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Decades-the Very Best of the 60's,70's and 80's [Import, Box set]

Various Artists Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (6 Nov 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Import, Box set
  • Label: Virgin
  • ASIN: B00004YTX3
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,087 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Unsure which decade to go for when buying a nostalgia collection? Well, look no further as Decades rounds up all that was great about three major decades in pop music--the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. And while you could complain for hours about the glaring omissions (no Beatles, no Abba and no Wham! for instance), the compilers have done a good job, including some truly classic tracks. From the 60s there are rock & roll classics from The Kinks ("All Day and All Of The Night") and the Swinging Blue Jeans ("The Hippy Hippy Shake"), while the 70s serve up perennial favourites "Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)" by Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel and Blondie's "Heart Of Glass". The 80s offer up more of an interesting contrast with the bright breezy glamour pop of Duran Duran ("Wild Boys") and Frankie Goes To Hollywood ("Two Tribes") starkly juxtaposed with the bleak urban sound of The Specials "Ghost Town". Decades manages to act as both a great historical document for fans of the British charts as well as a great introduction to popular music for anyone born after all the fuss had died down. --Mel Roberts

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5.0 out of 5 stars Top Tunes 2 Mar 2001
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This is a tremendous collection of tunes lasting nearly 4 hrs. While it is difficult for the compilers of these collections to please everyone because of peoples taste, the compilers have done a great job with this set. OK so there are some greats missing (Abba, Beatles, Rolling Stones but to name a few) but if you were born in the 60's you should enjoy this set.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic compilation-a must buy 1 Mar 2001
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This box set contains loads of great songs from the sixties seventies and eighties, all of them very good quality recordings. Obviously on 3 cds, it cannot capture all the greatest songs there wre in that era....but a wide selection is given at an affordable price. A real must buy for anyone who likes music of the genre.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Down Memory Lane! 8 Jan 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I purchased this album to play as background music for a 60th birthday dinner - it was so good that we ended up playing it most of the evening and the guests enjoyed dancing to all the old tunes. Well worth the money!
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Best Decades Of Music 19 July 2014
By David D. McFarland - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This collection which contains the original versions of tracks that were hits in Europe with a nice split between soft rock, pop & classic tracks which there are a few rare tracks not heard often on the radio anymore. You might say, why were other songs not included on this collection? Well, maybe because they could not get the rights to the songs or the artists permission. Nevertheless, a fine sounding collection of tracks ranging from Cliff Richard to The Specials. I have played it several times & it is a really nice collection of numbers that you might have not heard for years. Even some of the 80's material has tracks not played on the radio any longer. So, recommend it and due to the price, it's a steal, so check it out.
Drop by my website sometime @ "JudeMac Forever" sometime & look around. Almost something for about everyone.
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