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Like some New Romantic......
on 7 February 2003
I would say this is one of the best compilations I've ever bought, since I am a big fan of 80's synthesiser pop and new Romantic music.
Contained here are the well known synth classics, the breezy Gary Numan's "Cars", the poignant Bronski Beat's "Smalltown Boy", the Axel F theme from Beverley Hills Cop and the surreal, catchy Art of Noise's "Close To The Edit"
However there are plenty of other less-well known synth classics here such as Godley and Creme's ominous ghost story "Under Your Thumb", The Assembly's tear-jerking and bravely honest tale of unrequitted love "Never Never" the Thompson Twins' three offerings, the uplifting "You Take Me Up", the tongue-in-cheek "Love On Your Side" and the thoughtful "Hold Me Now".
There is also the paranoid Tears for Fears "Mad World" (I prefer this one to their other loud songs) cold Visage's "Fade To Grey" and the poignant "Wishing I had a photograph of you" by Flock of Seaguls. The electronic musical landscapes are truly absorbing and cold, but yet very relaxing and purifying. Plus there is some wonderful infectious dance numbers like "Living on the Ceiling" the mellow "Imagination" and the tongue in cheek "Pop Muzik"
Well worth picking up to listen to some real creative and expressive music done from the soul.