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Greatest Ever New Wave Hits
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
The reviews will argue about if this is really New Wave but I want to know what's on the CDs don't you?

So here is the track listing maybe it's time as the grate (sic) Bucks Fizz once sang to Make your Mind Up?

Track Listing

Disc 1

1) Head Over Heels - Tears For Fears
2) I Could Be Happy - Altered Images
3) Go Wild In The Country - Bow Wow Wow
4) Tears Are Not Enough - ABC
5) You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) - Dead Or Alive
6) Obsession - Animotion
7) Love & Pride - King
8) Real Wild Child (Wild One) - Iggy Pop
9) I Know What Boys Like - The Waitresses
10) Perfect Skin - Lloyd Cole & The Commotions
11) Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You) - A Flock Of Seagulls
12) I'm In Love With A German Film Star - The Passions
13) Wouldn't It Be Good - Nik Kershaw
14) E=mc - Big Audio Dynamite
15) 99 Red Balloons - Nena
16) Happy Talk - Captain Sensible
17) Nellie The Elephant - Toy Dolls

Disc 2

1) World Shut Your Mouth - Julian Cope
2) Pretty In Pink - The Psychedelic Furs
3) It's Different For Girls - Joe Jackson
4) Cool For Cats - Squeeze
5) Pop Muzik - M
6) Fade To Grey - Visage
7) Einstein A Go Go - Landscape
8) Da Da Da (I Don't Love You, You Don't Love Me Aha Aha Aha) - Trio
9) Brilliant Mind - Furniture
10) Ever So Lonely - Monsoon
11) Quiet Life - Japan
12) New England - Kirsty MacColl
13) Change Your Mind - Sharpe & Newman
14) Wordy Rappinghood (You Don't Stop) - Tom Tom Club
15) John Wayne Is Big Leggy - Haysi Fantayzee
16) Feels Like Heaven - Fiction Factory
17) You Will Always Find Me In The Kitchen At Parties - Jona Lewie

Disc 3

1) Eton Rifles - The Jam
2) Reward - The Teardrop Explodes
3) Eloise - The Damned
4) Cherry Bomb - The Runaways
5) Banana Splits - The Dickies
6) Hurry Up Harry - Sham 69
7) Swords Of A Thousand Men - Tenpole Tudor
8) Lucky Numbers - Lene Lovich
9) Eighth Day - Hazel O'Connor
10) Back Of My Hand - Jags
11) Boxerbeat - Jo Boxers
12) Do Anything You Wanna Do - Eddie & The Hot Rods
13) Jilted John - Jilted John
14) Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps Please - Splodgenessabounds
15) Roadrunner (Once) - Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers
16) I Got You - Split Enz
17) This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us - Sparks
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 23 January 2013
Some utterly hopeless songs, for example 'Nelly the Elephant' and theme to Banana Bunch. Some that you probably have already. But quite a lot of songs that you had forgotten existed that are definitely worth a revisit. No regrets with buying it, even though I really only pulled 3-4 songs off it which I am happy with.
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on 7 July 2015
If you're not sniffy about buying compilations, then this should be considered an inspired buy. Some classic true New Wave examples, although there are elements of CD 3, such as The Jam, which, although nice, I struggle to see truly fitting the expected niche. If you're a forty something who lived through those 80's school days, anticipating the coolest and quirkiest bands who'd appear on TOTP, and feeling the revelation that something new and different was affecting the haircuts, fashion, attitude and intelligence of an adolescent generation, then this could be for you. Even 6 and 7 years olds love aspects if it, such as Toy Dolls comical "Nelly the Elephant" and the Tom Tom Club's classic which I refuse to believe that anyone with any remote sense of nostalgia (and humour) wouldn't find great fun. So many forgotten gems and all here in one, dirt cheap package.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 27 March 2013
not quite the greatest ever new wave hits, far to many better hits missed out and to many fillers. x
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15 of 20 people found the following review helpful
There are some decent tracks on here buried amongst the oft-repeated tat selection also included. My main complaint is that this selection has absolutely nothing to do with 'New Wave' post punk. If you want to find an excellent compilation of 'new wave' bands see if you can dig out the now deleted 'Once in a lifetime' double disc set.

Why record companies want to put out such a selection of this, which just throws in all types of odds and sods from the 80's with no real focus, is beyond me really......
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on 4 June 2014
Liked most of the tunes .not really sure if you could say they are all new wave ! alot of the tunes are pop and too late to be called new wave .but all in all not a bad album .
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 18 June 2010
whilst it'd be good to hear Eton Rifles again, some I can do without, like Trio, and some songs I don't even recognise, and I was a teenager in the 80s, so I should know! there are some that don't really count as new wave, being "too late". I'd consider a used one for the tracks I like, so the crappy ones don't matter too much.

John Wayne is big leggy brings back memories of my brother playing that song at 78 rpm (ask your dad, if you're under 30). it sounds as if they're singing "slow down" at that speed it's actually "Show down". Oh yes, the entertainment we had(!), before internet, before Wii, before XBox, PS when a ZX Spectrum was as good as it got!
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on 10 June 2014
this album is great their is very few bad tracks its good value for the price I recommend this box set
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on 8 July 2013
Great to hear the songs i grew up with.Nintey nine red ballons floating in the summer sky. Da Da Da.
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Good box set. Took me back to my teen years. Nothing to get exited about but good for the memory's
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