This CD has been compiled by the same people, who have brought us the very wonderful 12"/80s collections, so now I don't have to trawl through sealed boxes of 12"s, to play my favourite over produced songs of the 80s. For that I will be forever grateful.
This CD could be considered a prequel to the 80s collection. It ranges from pop, disco and new wave. In an era when disco was at its height and tracks were at their longest (Check out the 16.46 minutes of Love to love you baby. Can anyone actually dance to a track that long?).
Highlights for me include:
Sparks: Beat the clock, a collaboration with Giorgio Moroder, the disco legend.
M: Pop musik, a classic pop tune from 1979.
The Normal: Warm Leatherette, later covered by Grace Jones.
Cerrone: Supernature, A classic dance track with the worst lyrics ever.
Diana Ross: Love Hangover, she can't quite equal Donna Summer in the heavy breathing department, comes across as more asthmatic, but still, a masterpiece.