Title   : Sounds Of The Eighties, 1980
Label   : Time Life
Medium  : CD
TTime   : 70:35
Notes   : A small paragraph about a couple of bands and a few pictures
Reviewer: Charles R. Grosvenor Jr.
Paid    : $20
Rank    : 2 out of 5.

Track Listing
Title                                  Artist(s)
-=-=-                                  -=-=-=-=-
Crazy Little Thing Called Love         Queen
What I Like About You                  The Romantics
Brass In Pocket                        The Pretenders
Let's Get Serious                      Jermaine Jackson
Sara                                   Fleetwood Mac
Call Me (Theme From "American Gigolo") Blondie
Funkytown                              Lipps, Inc.
Too Hot                                Kool And The Gang
Little Jeannie                         Elton John
Hit Me With Your Best Shot             Pat Benatar
Tired Of Toein' The Line               Rocky Burnette
Cars                                   Gary Numan
The Wanderer                           Donna Summer
Cruisin'                               Smokey Robinson
Fame                                   Irene Cara
Magic                                  Olivia Newton-John
He's So Shy                            Pointer Sisters
Sailing                                Christopher Cross

        These discs have come out of order, this being the fifth or so I
have received so far.  They have gone from great to lousy.  The only saving
grace on this disc is the fact that it has "Fame" by Irene Cara on it,
otherwise the disc is pretty uninspired.  Let's face it, people don't really
think of Kool and The Gang, Donna Summer, or Smokey Robinson when they think
of the eighties. My guess is this disc (like 1981 by Time Life) was created
by some aging Baby Boomer who couldn't let go of the fact that the sixties
and seventies were long gone, so they dug up a few aging relics that were all
but buried by 1980 and said, "Oh look, they still made albums in the
eighties, they must have been cool songs."  Too bad they didn't listen to
them, and thank God for remote controls on CD players.  Time Life bills the
CD as a double length LP (as if people forget that a full length LP can be 60
minutes with both sides), if you cut the crap off the disc, you can come up
with a total maybe 10 songs that aren't total crud, which is about 40
minutes. Certainly not worth paying more than twice the cost of a decent
Rhino compilation which has better liner notes to boot.

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