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Ultra Eighties Vs Electro

Various Artists Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (16 Sep 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Ultra
  • ASIN: B00006IJ2G
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 384,057 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Shout - Tears for Fears
2. Trans-Europe Express - Kraftwerk
3. White Lines (Don't Do It) - Grandmaster Flash and Melle Mel
4. Genedefekt (Radio Mix) - Green Velvet
5. White Horse - Laid Back
6. Real Life - Laid Back
7. Into The Feeling - Bobby Peru
8. Stars And Heroes (Felix Fa Housecat - Thee Glitz Mix) - Luke Slater
9. Digital Emotion (Seratonin Mix) - Selway
10. Hey Little Girl (extended Blue Mix) - Mathias Schaffhauser
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Disc: 2
1. Pump Up the Volume - M/A/R/R/S
2. The End Starts Today (Tommie Sunshine's 'Nail Me Down' Glasgow Summer Freestyle Mix) - Bis
3. Number One (Felix Da Housecat - Thee Glitz Mix) - Playgroup
4. Madame Hollywood - Felix Da Housecat
5. Remind Me (Someone Else's Radio Mix) - Royksopp
6. Dance You Down - GusGus
7. Shiny Disco Balls (Main Mix) - Who Da Funk
8. Emerge (Dave Clarke Remix) - Fischerspooner
9. 1982 - Miss Kittin And The Hacker
10. Fashion Rules! - Chicks On Speed
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Superb Release 16 Dec 2007
Format:Audio CD
This release came at a time when much of the music that had been created in the early years of the 1980's, and given the name 'Electro-Funk' had been largely forgotten. It was kept alive, for the most part, by a relatively committed band of individuals who continued to collect the 12" singles which had steadily grown in value and rarity in the intervening years since their originally being released.

For most people in the United Kingdom, their first exposure to 'Electro Funk' would have differed greatly according to the particular area in which you lived. But despite the regional differences that existed in terms of exposure and the personalities involved, a unifying element was the 'Streetsounds Electro' compilations. These were the brainchild of Morghan Khan, and for a very reasonable sum of money they gave listeners the chance to listen to records which might not have ordinarily been available outside the confines of a specialist black music shop.

The original albums with their iconic art work gave many people their first taste of what was a predominantly black musical artform, and for many would have inspired the start of a life long long affair with Electro-Funk and Hip Hop (of which Electro-Funk was broadly a development).

Here then we have an album which features a number of iconic tracks from that period, many of which have featured on similar compilations. The difference here is that you get tracks which featured on the original 'Streetsounds Electro' compilations presented in their unedited and original mixes, on an album which obviously draws on that original heritage.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Its time.....just feel it 30 July 2012
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Ok, first off, a previous reviewer mentioned that there was a break in the Cybotron "clear" track in which classical music plays for a brief second, they are right it does and it seems to fit in an Electro sort of way, so who knows it could be a bizarre addition to the track via a remix that none of us have heard before.

Anyway, I have wanted to buy this for my collection for years and finally I have acheived it and it is amazing, it was like buying the latest electro album for the first time back in the day. All the tracks are brilliant, including the West Street Mob, its all good. I have finally been able to listen to the Russell Brothers in an un-edited version. You may be able to tell that I am pleased with this purchase and I am. From the get go its a good selection of some really bold tracks, classics if you will and my only hope is that the Street sounds family deem it fit to release a Volume 2.

Yes its expensive for a used album but you are not going to get these tracks anywhere else, buy it, listen to it, love it and play it again......one for the treble two for the base come on Davy D lets rock this place.....
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5.0 out of 5 stars back to old school (the real old school 25 Jun 2009
Format:Audio CD
back in the early 1980s i was buying the original tape versions of all the electro/hip hop tapes and was always seen going to and from college with my twin deck stereo. i still have all of the streetsounds tapes although they are pretty much kept just for the antique value and not played much.

that said, i was happy to see that some of my altime favourate tracks have been re-released on this the only true electro cd out there. (there are others but, without the legendary yellow strip and black letters it just isnt the same. i was glad to see that the tracks were electro and not hip hop re-labeled as electro as this confuses the issue some what, as i always saw rap music more hip hop and the vocoder synthy sounds of say al naafysh as true electro. Yes i know newcleus raps on their jam on it classic but what i realy mean is artists like public enemy and the like are hip hop and not electro (not in any stretch of the imagination). all the tracks on this album will have the old school fans wishing that they could go out there with their various blasters and re-live the moment. for the late 30 somethings and 40 somethings this album is pure music nostalgia without a doubt.

the combination of classic 80s sounds and melodies with strange sci-fi voices largely created by the vocoder make this genre special. the stories told in the lyrics of dancing in space or just simply breaking to the beat seem to have largely gone now a days and have been replaced by more aggressive subjects. the innocence of the music and the promise of that kraftwerk based sound seemed to promise the listener with something cool to take out onto the street. now i guess the best we can do in an age of ipods is simply quietly listen to it at home.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars it's OK to enjoy your guilty pleasures... 22 Sep 2002
By R Diaz - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
The Ultra Series is as straightforward as you'll get in dance. Clear theme on the front (this case 80s vs Electro), and two discs of big names. So it's simple really; look at all the artists - anyone remotely tuned to dance should recognize the majority - and if it sounds good it'll be a safe bet.
80s vs Electro, their fifth of the lot, combines pretty much all the hottest work from the rising electroclash "don't call me nuwave" scene with a truly odd mash up of classic tunes from back in the day. Sound theory, sketchy selections as Tears for Fears makes no sense and (blasphemy alert) Grandmaster Flash's seminal hip hop "White Lines" is the wrong record for this particular mix. Surely they could have licensed a better Green Velvet tune than his non-ironic, plodding "Genedefekt?"
Now the trick with electroclash is to harness the retro spirit to modern speeds, yet keep it (seemingly) simple and catchy. And not get lazy about it. And keep Felix da Housecat rolling in cash.
There's straight, Bobby Peru with burrowing synth work that strobes all over the place on "Into the Night," legit-pop from underground techno force Luke Slater in full song "Stars and Heroes," club choons via Who Da Funk on, ahem, "Shiny Disco B*lls," and icy-cool from Selway and the French robot all stars on "Digital Emotion." For novelty-disposable tunes you get instantly forgettable detached-female-vocals from W.I.T., Miss Kittin and gusgus (what happened there?) and much better examples from Bis (pop delight "The End Starts Today") and Felix. Guys get in the act, more sincere, from Royksopp, Mathias Schaffhauser, and Zoot Woman's fantastic guitar meets ELO channeling on "Living in a Magazine."
Add in a tastefully sincere instrumental, as Jan Hammer's "Crocket's Theme" (no, it's not that one) gets an FPU makeover. Oh, and obscure tunes from M/A/R/R/S and Gary Numan see the light as well. File 80s vs Electro under "guilt pleasure."
Disc 1: 2.5 stars Disc 2: 3.5 stars
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars exceptional cd! will breath new life into club scene 26 Nov 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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This cd is not perfect and i regret saying that it is the actual 80's songs that drag this compilation down a level, but much of this album is new and emulates the 80's sound with deep dancable bass that seems to be the next step in club music evolution. Most of these songs were recorded in 2002, which gives us refreshing hope that electronic music has broken out of it's five year funk of redundancy, and now there is a clever sound, although borrowed in parts from the 80's, that can spearhead a new club scene. 16 of the 24 songs are thrilling and tickle your taste for more more more. the rest are flashbacks to the respectable 80's but stick out like sore thumbs and slow down the excitemant. do what you have to do to get this cd.....don't miss out on the future through the past.
3.0 out of 5 stars Now THIS Is Interesting. 22 Oct 2002
By The Groove - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Having already given us both chillout and dance collections, the family at Ultra throws us a curveball of a compilation: "80s Vs. Electro." It features a smattering of new wave/synth gems of the old school, and they're blended in with the modern electro songs they inspire. It's a great premise, and this double disc set succeeds more often than it fails. On Disc 1, I couldn't quite understand the logic behind the appearance of Grandmaster Flash's hip hop classic "White Lines" on a compilation of this nature, and its presence sticks out like a sore thumb. But selections that make better sense include "Trans Europe Express" from the granddaddies of electronica, Kraftwerk. Green Velvet's mindlessly robotic "Genedefekt" brilliantly blends into the 1980s club anthem "White Horse" from the forgotten Danish act Laidback. I was a little less impressed with Disc 2, although there was enough to keep me interested. Things go off to a promising start with 1988's "Pump Up the Volume" by M/A/R/R/S, leading us up right to the irresistible slice of neo-retro synth pop that is "Madame Hollywood" by Felix da Housecat. New schoolers Royksopp and gusgus surface, but after that, the disc gets a bit patchy with a few subpar new wave tunes before we get to the disc's closer, Gary Numan's classic "Cars." While this disc didn't quite make me want to grab my skinny tie, it was an overall decent compilation that could have benefited from slightly better mixing and better song selection. Still "Ultra 80s Vs. Electro" gets a B- in my school of music.
3.0 out of 5 stars My input. 7 Jan 2014
By house cat - Published on Amazon.com
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Two cds twelve tracks each.I have many ultra cds and like club.I also like old songs with a club blend.However beware of a few factors.There is limited blending and or cross fade of beats there is some but most songs go right into next.The easy dj way out of mixing.So far as the mixing there is little of that.Good few of the songs are original no mix up.I didnt care much for the track list.I being a dj myself could of found alot better somgs and mixes.Course White lines is always good.My track pick is disk two track 7 now that is a jam.Course to its original no fancy mix or blend each song after goes down hill.Not the best cd by far.
3.0 out of 5 stars good 80's mix 29 Nov 2011
By Edward - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This CD is ok if you are in to the 80's.
I thought it was going to be a better CD.
But still good...
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