Then: Totally Oldies '80s Again CD (2004)

Artist: Various Artists

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Product Overview

This unique collection which features many 80s hits not normally found on any other 80s collection, also gathers together some of the biggest, best and most requested hits of the 80s as well. Then, Totally Oldies-The 80s Again features 13 Top 15 hits, including six #1's.


Label Varese Sarabande
SKU 61004798
UPC 030206654622
UPC 14 00030206654622
Format CD
Release Date 5/11/2004
Author Various Artists
Technical Info
Producer Bob Rock; David Kahne; Devo; Peter Alan Waterman; Jaap Eggermont; Bryon Davis; Bill Pitzonka; James Warren; Larry Klein; Love & Rockets; Matt Aitken; Matthew King Kaufman; Mike Shipley; Mike Stock; Neil Giraldo; Paul De Villiers; Peter Coleman; Peter McIa
CatalogID 066546
Lable Name Var?se Sarabande (USA)
Released 05/11/2004
Original Release 2004
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00030206654622
Album Notes and Credits
Liner Note Authors: DJ Andy Anderson; Bill Pitzonka.
Arranger: Barry Blue.
The second '80s-focused entry in Varese Sarabande's Then: Totally Oldies series mixes it up more than some '80s comps, still concentrating on the new wave salad days of the first half of the decade, but reaching as far as 1988 and 1989 to include Icehouse's sleek AOR standard "Electric Blue" and the Cult's rampaging "Fire Woman." This gives the collection a bit more diversity, even if there are a lot of familiar tunes at its core, songs like "Centerfold," "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)," "Whip It," "Walk Like Egyptian," "Down Under," and "Broken Wings" that regularly show up on '80s comps. What distinguishes this one is that there's some interesting choices in the margins, things that make up for the inclusion of the hideous Stars on 45 medley that stops the disc dead in its tracks about halfway through. Discounting that, there are some good things that don't appear all that much on standard '80s collections, such as Get Wet's "Just So Lonely," Benjamin Orr's "Stay the Night" (giving this collection a grand total of two Cars-related cuts), Pat Benatar's anthemic "We Belong," Love and Rockets' college favorite "No New Tale to Tell," and the Korgis' "Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime," which was revived earlier in 2004 by Beck on the soundtrack for Michel Gondry's brilliant film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. All of these inclusions help make Then: Totally Oldies '80s Again, Vol. 7 a better than average '80s collection. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Disc 1
1 Centerfold - J. Geils Band
2 Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley
3 You Spin Me 'Round (Like a Record) - Dead or Alive
4 I Eat Cannibals - Toto Coelo
5 Whip It - Devo
6 Fire Woman - The Cult
7 Walk Like an Egyptian - Bangles
8 Shake It Up - The Cars
9 Breakup Song, The (They Don't Write 'Em) - Greg Kihn Band
10 Just So Lonely - Get Wet
11 Medley: Intro Venus/Sugar Sugar/No Reply/I'll Be Back/Drive My Car: Venus / Sugar Sugar / No Reply / I'll Be Back / Drive My Car / Do You Want To Know A Secret / We Can Work It Out / I Should Have Known Better / Nowhere Man / You're Gonna Lose That G
12 Down Under - Men At Work
13 Electric Blue - Icehouse
14 Stay The Night - Benjamin Orr
15 We Belong - Pat Benatar
16 No New Tale to Tell - Love and Rockets
17 Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime - The Korgis
18 Broken Wings - Mr. Mister
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