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THEIR BEST YET !,
This review is from: 12" 80S Alternative (Audio CD)
I was lucky enough to have this cd set delivered a couple of days early.
Whatever 'alternative' might mean to you (less mainstream? indie? not Duran Duran?) 12"/80s have again hit the right balance between the 'well known' and 'less well known' tracks, which was a strength of their 12" dance & 12" grooves compilations. There is plenty there for the casual buyer who wants to listen to some classic 1980s tracks from the likes of New Order, Frankie Goes To Hollywood and Soft Cell (Memorabilia, cracking track), and again plenty to keep those who prefer the more obscure tracks from the greatest decade ! Not everyone will have heard of the likes of Anne Clark & Yah Wobble, but there is not a single filler on this compilation.
As it becomes harder & harder to compile a good quality 12" compilation that offers something different, you have to credit the 12"/80s team. We all have our favourite alternative tracks that maybe didn't make it onto this compilation, She Sells Sanctuary for me, but in light of the fact that many such tracks are almost impossible to licence (or far too expensive to do so in the case of the rarer Frankie Goes To Hollywood & Propaganda mixes)they have still managed to unearth some unexpected treasures.
Also good to see some of the lesser, but nevertheless fantastic, hits from the likes of Soft Cell, Julian Cope & The Cure.
Spot on, and I can't wait for 12"/80s alternative volume 2.............