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3.0 out of 5 stars Be warned: Not all "Original", some 90s remixes here!, 26 Mar. 2010
This review is from: Original Hits - 80s 12'' (Audio CD)
While I like the most of the tacks listed here on 6 CDs they are not all the genuine article! There are some tracks here which were given a "remix" treatment in the 1990s and sound nothing like their original mixes back in the 80s, look out for Blondie, Human League, Simple Minds and Heaven 17 1990s remixes here.

The Spandau Ballet track "True" is actually the album version! Most are original but have had their play time cut back to fit in more of the 72 tracks on here, Duran Duran's "Union of the snake" has had nearly a minute lopped off. I remember vinyl LP compilations in the 70s and 80s would deliberately shorten tracks in the same way, to fit more songs in.

I rather have the full version of the track at the expense of filling up CDs with more cut tracks.

I notice Erasure's "The Circus" is the 7" version, not the 12".

Audio re-mastering could have been done a lot better and so this compilation is let down further by poor audio quality on a lot of tracks, so I'll give this 3 stars for effort in putting this together but loses 2 stars for its 90s remixes, shorter running times on some tracks, and 7" versions.
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