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4.0 out of 5 stars Not quite what it says, 19 April 2008
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This review is from: Edge of the 80's (Audio CD)
Although undoubtedly the best compilation of eighties music I've ever found, the track lisitings are not the same as Amazon state.
On disc 1, we have no Haircut 100, but instead Marilyn's "Calling Your Name" - I suppose Marilyn was typical of the eighties scene, but he was also a pretty lame one-hit wonder. Still, Haircut 100 turn up on Disc 2. Unfortunately, the Cocteau Twins do not - a great shame, as "Pearly Dew Drops Drops" is one of their best. Also, there is no SPK on Disc 2, but there is Aztec Camera's "Oblivious" - perfect eighties pop. And on Disc 3, we have no Scritti Politti or Talk Talk, but instead have Teardrop Explodes' "Passionate Friend" and Altered Images' "See Those Eyes".

So, a few disappointments, so be aware. Having said that, whoever chose some of these tracks is a genius - The Thompson Twins' "In The Name of Love" - the best song they ever wrote; ditto Pychedelic Furs "Love My Way"; The Lotus Eaters; Furniture; Our Daughter's Wedding - all fantastic songs that I thought I'd lost forever when my vinyl collection finally disappeared. A few glaring errors? Well, where is Martha and the Muffins? And do we really have to have Ultravox's "Vienna" yet again?

But enjoy the gems on this collection - like Fiction Factory say, Feels Like Heaven.
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