- Audio CD (7 Nov 2002)
- Number of Discs: 7
- Format: Box set
- Label: Epic
- ASIN: B000071WZM
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 108,393 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
1)You get a 7CD collection of 7 different styles of music from the 80s, and by and large they are all brilliant on their own.
2)You get the likes of Michael Jackson, Toto, Spandau Ballet, Human League, Tears for Fears, Foreigner, Bryan Adams, Twisted Sister, Roxy Music, Run DMC, INXS, Lionel Richie etc etc who would make ANY compilation album good. Put simply, these are PROPER ARTISTS, PROPER SONGS. Not only that, the artists all cater to different tastes, if you're somebody who likes a wide range of music(like yours truly)you will not be disappointed.
3)£25.99? For 7 good albums? If you like quality 80s music and lots of different styles, then £25.99 is a bargain.
Usually, I regard commercial spinoffs with contempt. However, for £25.99, you will not get a spinoff that is such good value for money. If you loved GTA Vice City, or you love 80s music, believe me this boxset, as a whole, is superb.
P.s. For more info and for my thoughts on the individual CDs- VRock(rock), Wave(new wave), Emotion(soft rock), Flash(pop), Wildstyle(hiphop/rap), Fever(R n B) and Espantoso(jazz/latino)- feel free to check out my reviews for each. I wanted to review this box set as a whole, not analyse each of the individual CDs as I have already done that!
I've played Vice City on the playstation, and I didn't even know I liked 80's music, but in an instant I realised I've have to buy this CD collection. It's packed with the best 80's music, and all catergorised by CD (eg, the pop radio station, rap radio station each have their own CD).
That makes for 7 CD's each with around 14 original tracks - and a littering of rockstars productions (such as the radio adverts, at the end).
If that isn't enough the CD's have a interactive element meaning you can get some sweet desktops for your PC, screen savers and cheats (unfortunately, the cheats aren't as unique as they claim).
And then there's the value. I stil can't believe it's only 26 pounds. That could get you only two albums in the london area, and yet you've got 7 albums all presented in a taste fully designed box-set.
Buy it anyway though, it's great.
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