Title   : Our Friends Electric: The Sound of the '80s
Label   : Telstar (London, 1996) #tcd2814 (also available on mc-stac2814)
TTime   : 72:55 (Disc 1), 67:49 (Disc 2)
Notes   : Short production details (copyright/licensing, etc)
          Highest (British) chart positions denoted.
Paid    : around $25 at Media Play
Rank    : 4.5 out of 5.

Track Listing (1)
Title                                  Artist(s)
-=-=-                                  -=-=-=-=-
Planet Earth                           Duran Duran
Love Action (I Believe in Love)        The Human League
Blue Monday                            New Order
Chant No. 1                            Spandau Ballet
Enola Gay                              Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
Tainted Love                           Soft Cell
(We Don't Need This) Fascist           Heaven 17
   Groove Thing
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)        Eurythmics
The Model                              Kraftwerk
Don't Go                               Yazoo
Tears Are Not Enough                   ABC
Living on the Ceiling                  Blancmange
Quiet Life                             Japan
Fade to Grey                           Visage
Are "Friends" Electric?                Tubeway Army
Hyperactive                            Thomas Dolby
It's My Life                           Talk Talk
Wood Beez (Pray Like Arethra Franklin) Scritti Politti

A good portion of standard fare mixed up with some real gems ("Love
Action," "The Model," "Living On The Ceiling").  I'm not particularly
thrilled with the sequence, but the inclusion of "It's My Life" makes my

Track Listing (1)
Title                                  Artist(s)
-=-=-                                  -=-=-=-=-
Reward                                 The Teardrop Explodes
Sometimes                              Erasure
Time (Clock of the Heart)              Culture Club
Smalltown Boy                          Bronski Beat
King in a Catholic Style (Wake Up)     China Crisis
Making Plans for Nigel                 XTC
Together in Electric Dreams            Philip Oakey/Giorgio Moroder
Love on Your Side                      Thompson Twins
Einstein A Go-Go                       Landscape
Planet Claire                          The B-52's
Party Fears Two                        The Associates
Video Killed the Radio Star            Buggles
Is It A Dream                          Classix Nouveau
Wishing (If I Had A Photograph of You) A Flock of Seagulls
Imagination                            Belouis Some
Brilliant Mind                         Furniture
Driving Away From Home (Jim's Tune)    It's Immaterial
Vienna                                 Ultravox

Another even mix of romantic, synth, and more hard-driving songs, with
its strongest points in the romantic/synth category.  For me the CD
doesn't really get into its element til "Smalltown Boy," but the 4 to 10
sequence is simply perfect.  "Vienna" is a most excellent ending to this
worthy 2-cd set.

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