Various Artists - Cutting Edge 80s (The Alternative Sound Of A Decade - 2xLP set)

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Cutting Edge 80s celebrates the alternative sound of the decade. 54 tracks from big hitters such as Japan, Iggy Pop, Bow Wow Wow, Deacon Blue, The Psychedelic Furs, Adam & The Ants, Fiction Factory, Prefab Sprout, and many more!


The compilation, under the motto "The Alternative Sound of a Decade", presents songs from the 80s, which are not necessarily found on every second sampler of the decade. At that time, these titles were not necessarily represented in the international top ten, but they represent just as - if not more intensely - the flair of the eighties. First of all, it is positive that the titles were really carefully selected and put together. From new wave and punk to acid and freestyle to typical pop, pearls and classics from the multi-layered and colorful decade can be found here. Just as typical are the so-called "dropouts" that pretty much every compilation suffers from, because you never manage to please every listener with every song. That is negligible here too. It was pressed on black vinyl - clean, with no residue or sharp edges. The cover doesn't reveal much information, and the simple white inlays don't make a good impression either - if you want to avoid microscratches, you can quickly place the panes in more suitable lined inlays. Conclusion: A successful, inexpensive and high quality compilation of alternative 80s songs.

By: ZhihuiXXIII

A1 Japan - Quiet Life
A2 A Flock Of Seagulls - I Ran (So Far Away)
A3 The Psychedelic Furs - Pretty In Pink
A4 Bow Wow Wow - I Want Candy
A5 Altered Images - I Could Be Happy
A6 The Primitives - Crash
B1 The Stone Roses - Fools Gold
B2 S'Express - Theme From S-Express
B3 Bomb The Bass - Beat Dis
B4 Coldcut Feat. Lisa Stansfield - People Hold On
B5 Big Audio Dynamite - E = MC²
C1 John Cooper Clarke - Evidently Chickentown
C2 Adam & The Ants - Stand & Deliver!
C3 The Stranglers - Always The Sun
C4 The Only Ones - Baby's Got A Gun
C5 Haysi Fantayzee - John Wayne Is Big Leggy
C6 Prefab Sprout - The King Of Rock 'N' Roll
D1 Patti Smith - People Have The Power
D2 Bruce Foxton - Freak
D3 The Lotus Eaters - The First Picture Of You
D4 The Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian
D5 Lou Reed - I Love You, Suzanne
D6 Falco - Rock Me Amadeus (The Gold Mix)

Catalogue Number: 88985431271

Record Label: Sony