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First-Rate Collection of Some of the 80's Biggest Hits
on June 27, 2002
I have mixed feelings about this 3-CD set after having bought this and another Sony 3-CD collection, "Greatest Hits of the 80's."
CHEERS: Only one of these songs failed to crack the Top 40 ("Love My Way" by the Psychedelic Furs). All but six of these songs went Top 10 and half of them were million-sellers; in addition, fourteen of these went to No. 1. This is nearly three hours of classic tracks from the video age along with a few guilty pleasures. [Despite the non-stop bashing Wham! received in the rock press, I still enjoy "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go."]
JEERS: This collection was released within months of another 80's collection by Sony which I also purchased: Greatest Hits of the 80's. These two collections obviously are targeting the same audience, yet nine of these songs are on both collections. Why the overlap?
The bottom line? At the price, this is a super collection of some of the major hits of the decade. My original plan was to use this collection as a source for burning my own 80's CDs, but this is terrific all by itself. RECOMMENDED