Gold: 80's CD (2006)

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Label Universal Music Group
SKU 202286922
UPC 602498369159
UPC 14 00602498369159
Format CD
Release Date 3/7/2006
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Author Various
Technical Info
Producer Chris Hughes; James Anthony Carmichael; Clive Langer; Daryl Hall; David Steele; Deodato; Frank Sullivan; Chris E. Thomas; Gene Griffin; George Tobin; Giorgio Moroder; Harold Faltermeyer; Tom Scholtz; Jim Peterik; Jimmy Jam; John Oates; Keith Forsey; Keith
CatalogID 615302
Lable Name Hip-O
Released 03/07/2006
Original Release 2006
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00602498369159
Album Notes and Credits
Liner Note Author: Sara Cody.
Photographers: Andrea Laubach; Douglas Kirkland; Todd Gray; Lewis Ziolek; Barry Schultz; Youri Lenquette; Ross Marino; John Bellissimo; Walter "Lil' Walt" McBride; Michael Putland; Kees Tabak; Chris Walter; Glenn A. Baker; Terry Donovan; Aaron Rapoport; Paul Rider; Paul Slattery.
Arrangers: Gene Page; Lewis A. Martine?; Nile Rodgers ; Bernard Edwards.
Beneath the flourish, extravagance, and pretension that saturated the pop charts during the '80s lay a culture rich in innovation that brought about the rise of truly groundbreaking music and an indomitable spirit of independence, not to mention nationwide networks that fostered originality and valued substance over style. That side of things is nowhere documented in '80s Gold. However, there was such an overabundance of highly polished, catchy tunes in such a wide variety of genres that it's nearly impossible to document it all (though there have been more than enough earnest attempts) without leaving a sense of exhaustion. This two-disc, 33-song collection represents some of the best of the best of the decade, as every single song on here was a number one Billboard Hot 100 chart hit at one point or another. And to its credit, Universal presents a wide scope of sounds and styles here. Case in point: where else can one find Blondie sitting right next to Christopher Cross' smooth "Sailing" anthem next to Diana Ross next to Rick Springfield and have it all make sense? There is literally something for everyone here, from new wave to new jack, and while it's easy to point out all of the obvious omissions, the quality control is so high that it's quite easy to forget about what's missing and simply enjoy what's here. Most fans of '80s music will already have most of these tunes on other compilations, but those looking for an awesome starting reference point will find that '80s Gold is an excellent edition to any pop collection. ~ Rob Theakston
Disc 1
1 Call Me - Blondie,Don't You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds
2 Sailing - Christopher Cross,Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Tears For Fears
3 Upside Down - Diana Ross,Axel F. - Harold Faltermeyer
4 Celebration - Kool & The Gang,Take On Me - A-Ha
5 Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes,Addicted To Love - Robert Palmer
6 Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield,Holding Back The Years - Simply Red
7 Endless Love - Lionel Richie/Diana Ross,Higher Love - Steve Winwood
8 Waiting For A Girl Like You - Foreigner,Human - The Human League
9 Centerfold - J. Geils Band,Amanda - Boston
10 Eye Of The Tiger - Survivor,Alone - Heart
11 Up Where We Belong - Jennifer Warnes/Joe Cocker,Heaven Is A Place On Earth - Belinda Carlisle
12 Maneater - Daryl Hall & John Oates,Need You Tonight - INXS
13 Come on Eileen - Dexys Midnight Runners,Seasons Change - Expos?
14 Maniac - Michael Sembello,Could've Been - Tiffany
15 All Night Long (All Night) - Lionel Richie,My Prerogative - Bobby Brown
16 What's Love Got To Do With It - Tina Turner,Forever Your Girl - Paula Abdul
17 Good Thing - Fine Young Cannibals
Disc 2
1 Call Me - Blondie,Don't You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds
2 Sailing - Christopher Cross,Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Tears For Fears
3 Upside Down - Diana Ross,Axel F. - Harold Faltermeyer
4 Celebration - Kool & The Gang,Take On Me - A-Ha
5 Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes,Addicted To Love - Robert Palmer
6 Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield,Holding Back The Years - Simply Red
7 Endless Love - Lionel Richie/Diana Ross,Higher Love - Steve Winwood
8 Waiting For A Girl Like You - Foreigner,Human - The Human League
9 Centerfold - J. Geils Band,Amanda - Boston
10 Eye Of The Tiger - Survivor,Alone - Heart
11 Up Where We Belong - Jennifer Warnes/Joe Cocker,Heaven Is A Place On Earth - Belinda Carlisle
12 Maneater - Daryl Hall & John Oates,Need You Tonight - INXS
13 Come on Eileen - Dexys Midnight Runners,Seasons Change - Expos?
14 Maniac - Michael Sembello,Could've Been - Tiffany
15 All Night Long (All Night) - Lionel Richie,My Prerogative - Bobby Brown
16 What's Love Got To Do With It - Tina Turner,Forever Your Girl - Paula Abdul
17 Good Thing - Fine Young Cannibals

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