Okay, so I'm not about to pay that much money for the album - but I'd sure like someone to buy it for me! Just looking at the cover design gave me a huge flashback to when I was 10. I played it to death on my red dual cassette player (true, my only alternative tapes were those recorded off the radio with Dr Fox talking over the start and end of each track (oh, and a cassette copy of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band which was a case of my parents trying to steer me in the right musical direction)). I even remember a school trip up to the Natural History Museum with Pump Up the Volume blaring out over the coach speakers and the teachers thinking it sounded awful.
Hubby has pointed out that we own most of the songs on MP3 format already and that we don't even have a CD player to put it in any more, making the over-priced purchase completely ridiculous - but, hey, I've still put in my request for a Christmas pressie in case he can't think of anything else to buy me! I reckon I could sing every word of every song (including a phonetic effort at the Italian woman's bits on 'Barcelona'!)on this album and that is as much a testament to the great choice of music as it is to my then limited musical choices.