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Electric 80s Box set

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  • Audio CD (18 July 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Bmg TV Projects
  • ASIN: B0009S4WLG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 42,689 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Soft Cell - Torch (12” Version)
2. Visage - Fade To Grey (12” Version)
3. Talk Talk - Today
4. Furniture - Brilliant Mind
5. Duran Duran - Planet Earth (12” Night Version)
6. A Flock Of Seagulls - I Ran (Full Album Version)
See all 15 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Human League - Love Action (12” Version)
2. Japan - Quiet Life (12” Version)
3. Spandau Ballet - To Cut A Long Story Short (12” Version)
4. A Flock Of Seagulls - Wishing (12” Version)
5. Thompson Twins - Love On Your Side
6. Yello - Vicious Games
See all 14 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round (12” ‘Performance’ Version)
2. Yazoo - Don’t Go
3. Altered Images - Don’t Talk To Me About Love
4. Haysi Fantayzee - Shiny Shiny
5. Men Without Hats - Safety Dance (12” Version)
6. Marilyn - Calling Your Name
See all 16 tracks on this disc

Product Description

Electric 80s brings together the originals that have continued to influence current tracks and the ever present 80s fashion nods on three packed CDs. This is a definitive collection of the very best electronic, synth and new-wave tracks from the early years of the decade. The album is a collectors dream with original 12" versions, lesser compiled tracks and rare gems, including Soft Cell - "Torch", Human League - "Love Action" and Duran Duran - "Planet Earth".

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By Tim Kidner TOP 500 REVIEWER on 23 Sept. 2012
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This is a great way of getting some of the most important hit, chart-topping singles that shaped the 1980's.

However, for someone (like me) who has most of the original albums (I 'existed' through this decade) that these spawned from, plus a few compilations to boot, there's not really enough rare or different tracks to make it as great a compilation as I'd like. Especially at the (current) price - I got mine secondhand.

Looking at the listings (I've scanned the actual reverse and posted the image up on the Amazon product image page) though and it looks to have more variety than maybe I'm imagining. The 12 inchers sound too similar to the originals and only comparing them directly would reveal their alleged superiority.

I do prefer the way though that we're restricted to no more than 15 or 16 tracks per CD, maybe because some tracks are longer due to their extended mixes but at least we don't suffer pathetic fillers or tracks that have remotely no connection with the theme, a common occurrence in almost all compilations.

To me, the better (as in more obscure but still good) tracks are down toward the lower halves of each CD, as if they think we need to be encouraged in by mega hits. However, for those who haven't got the originals or many/any other 80's compilations, it's a good one. For younger folk just wanting to get into the New Romantic movement, then it's also a superior set, though, as I've said, you may find better value elsewhere.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By "kessa1979" on 18 July 2005
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Well only being of age of 26 years, i thought this was a brillant comp. espically songs from my childhood that i was brought up. My Dad, is now relieved that i wont be going near is vinyl for a little while!!!! Good selection however suprised no Fun Boy Three or China Crisis songs on there. Worth the buy - one of the better 80 era ablums around!!!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. Nicholls on 14 Nov. 2012
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The item arrived in good time 3cd Set
A very good album with 45 Tracks in all so if
you like the 80s music this is a Great Album to own
very happy with the purchase.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Davies on 26 Feb. 2013
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If you are into electro pop this is for you, not all tracks are good but most are really good. A must if you like bands like the human league and others.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By N. Macfarlane on 18 July 2005
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This album picked up most of my fav's from the 80's, but Amazon seem to have got some of the track listing wrong, for example there is no Heaven 17 - Temptation, which was a bit of shame. Great Album never the less for all die hard 80's fans.
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fantastic album with some fantastic bands and fantastic tracks a great mix of both mainstream and underground synth totally enjoyable trip into the world of synth
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By sharon rook on 28 Jun. 2013
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listening to these tracks brought back happy memories of the 80's. A good selection of songs, some I had forgotten.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Heather Lennox on 2 Aug. 2005
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3 CD's of well-known and not so well-known hits. Each and every one of them chartbusters. This is a great album for those who found the 80's to be the best decade of all. I found it to be fantastic, as I'd been looking for quite a few of the lesser well-known songs for quite a while.
Takes me back in time to the 80's. I love the album.
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