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Easy 80s [Time Life Box Set]

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Frank Zappa once suggested that a fascination with the notion of love is the worst thing that ever happened to Western pop music, but the fact remains that every era has had its ballads and love songs because, well, it's the one subject everyone seems to have a stake in -- be it happy or sad. This massive set collects 150 love songs from the 1980s, and like all the Time Life sets, it comes attractively assembled and with great sound. If the power love ballad was truly born in the 1970s, the decade of the '80s perfected it, and from Phil Collins to Whitney Houston, love has seldom sounded so big and important.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Frank Zappa once suggested that a fascination with the notion of love is the worst thing that ever happened to Western pop music, but the fact remains that every era has had its ballads and love songs because, well, it's the one subject everyone seems to have a stake in -- be it happy or sad. This massive set collects 150 love songs from the 1980s, and like all the Time Life sets, it comes attractively assembled and with great sound. If the power love ballad was truly born in the 1970s, the decade of the '80s perfected it, and from Phil Collins to Whitney Houston, love has seldom sounded so big and important.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/22/2011
  • Label: Time Life Records
  • UPC: 610583357523
  • Catalog Number: 25719

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near) - Michael McDonald (3:40)
  2. 2 Drive - The Cars (3:55)
  3. 3 Baby, Come To Me - James Ingram (3:37)
  4. 4 Giving You the Best That I Got - Anita Baker (4:18)
  5. 5 Just the Two of Us - Grover Washington Jr. (7:24)
  6. 6 Turn Your Love Around - George Benson (3:51)
  7. 7 Holding Back the Years - Simply Red (4:30)
  8. 8 I Want To Know What Love is - Foreigner (5:00)
  9. 9 Hard To Say I'm Sorry - Chicago (5:07)
  10. 10 How Am I Supposed To Live Without You - Laura Branigan (4:32)
  11. 11 I Love a Rainy Night - Eddie Rabbitt (3:09)
  12. 12 We're In This Love Together - Al Jarreau (3:47)
  13. 13 One - Bee Gees (4:54)
  14. 14 Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) - Christopher Cross (3:55)
  15. 15 The Winner Takes It All - ABBA (4:54)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Biggest Part of Me - Ambrosia (5:27)
  2. 2 You're the Inspiration - Chicago (3:48)
  3. 3 Kokomo - The Beach Boys (3:36)
  4. 4 More Than I Can Say - Leo Sayer (3:38)
  5. 5 Always - Atlantic Starr (4:02)
  6. 6 No One is To Blame - Howard Jones (4:12)
  7. 7 If You're Ever In My Arms Again - Peabo Bryson (4:14)
  8. 8 If You Don't Know Me By Now - Simply Red (3:27)
  9. 9 Don't Know Much - Linda Ronstadt (3:34)
  10. 10 The Living Years - Mike + the Mechanics (5:33)
  11. 11 Sailing - Christopher Cross (4:16)
  12. 12 One More Night - Phil Collins (4:47)
  13. 13 Waiting For a Girl Like You - Foreigner (4:50)
  14. 14 You and I - Eddie Rabbitt (3:59)
  15. 15 At This Moment - Billy Vera & the Beaters (4:14)
Disc 3
  1. 1 The Way It is - Bruce Hornsby & the Range (4:58)
  2. 2 The One That You Love - Air Supply (4:17)
  3. 3 Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley (3:33)
  4. 4 How 'Bout Us - Champaign (4:36)
  5. 5 I'll Always Love You - Taylor Dayne (4:19)
  6. 6 Here and Now - Luther Vandross (5:24)
  7. 7 Love Power - Jeffrey Osborne (4:34)
  8. 8 There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry) - Billy Ocean (4:51)
  9. 9 Seasons Change - Exposé (4:55)
  10. 10 Slow Hand - The Pointer Sisters (3:52)
  11. 11 Always On My Mind - Willie Nelson (3:32)
  12. 12 Any Day Now - Ronnie Milsap (3:40)
  13. 13 Longer - Dan Fogelberg (3:13)
  14. 14 Africa - Toto (4:58)
Disc 4
  1. 1 I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) - George Michael (4:00)
  2. 2 (I've Had) the Time of My Life - Bill Medley (4:48)
  3. 3 Saving All My Love For You - Whitney Houston (4:00)
  4. 4 Meet Me Half Way - Kenny Loggins (3:40)
  5. 5 True Colors - Cyndi Lauper (3:47)
  6. 6 Songbird - Kenny G (5:04)
  7. 7 Cool Night - Paul Davis (3:39)
  8. 8 Lost In Love - Air Supply (3:54)
  9. 9 Islands In the Stream - Kenny Rogers (4:09)
  10. 10 Eternal Flame - Bangles (3:56)
  11. 11 Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley (Free Baby) - Will to Power (4:08)
  12. 12 Don't Wanna Lose You - Gloria Estefan (4:09)
  13. 13 I'll Be Over You - Toto (3:50)
  14. 14 That's What Love is All About - Michael Bolton (3:58)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Nightshift - The Commodores (5:06)
  2. 2 Back In the High Life Again - Steve Winwood (4:23)
  3. 3 I Can Dream About You - Dan Hartman (4:10)
  4. 4 Let Me Love You Tonight - Pure Prairie League (2:44)
  5. 5 Joanna - Kool & the Gang (4:24)
  6. 6 Piano In the Dark - Brenda Russell (5:20)
  7. 7 Up Where We Belong - Jennifer Warnes (3:58)
  8. 8 Magic - Olivia Newton-John (4:30)
  9. 9 Hello - Lionel Richie (4:09)
  10. 10 Yes, I'm Ready - KC (3:17)
  11. 11 Could've Been - Tiffany (3:35)
  12. 12 Candle In the Wind - Elton John (3:58)
  13. 13 On My Own - Michael McDonald (4:51)
  14. 14 All This Love - DeBarge (5:53)
Disc 6
  1. 1 Xanadu - Olivia Newton-John (3:29)
  2. 2 Who's Holding Donna Now? - DeBarge (4:07)
  3. 3 Stuck On You - Lionel Richie (3:11)
  4. 4 The Lady In Red - Chris de Burgh (4:15)
  5. 5 Cherish - Kool & the Gang (5:41)
  6. 6 All Time High - Rita Coolidge (3:04)
  7. 7 Do That To Me One More Time - Captain & Tennille (3:52)
  8. 8 You Got It All - The Jets (4:08)
  9. 9 The Finer Things - Steve Winwood (5:51)
  10. 10 Being With You - Smokey Robinson (4:06)
  11. 11 Secret Lovers - Atlantic Starr (4:04)
  12. 12 You Should Be Mine (the Woo Woo Song) - Jeffrey Osborne (4:28)
  13. 13 I Miss You - Klymaxx (5:33)
  14. 14 Endless Love - Diana Ross (4:27)
Disc 7
  1. 1 9 To 5 - Dolly Parton (2:45)
  2. 2 (There's) No Gettin' Over Me - Ronnie Milsap (3:15)
  3. 3 Shake You Down - Gregory Abbott (4:05)
  4. 4 Do What You Do - Jermaine Jackson (4:28)
  5. 5 Make Me Lose Control - Eric Carmen (4:47)
  6. 6 Living Inside Myself - Gino Vannelli (4:25)
  7. 7 I Won't Hold You Back - Toto (4:56)
  8. 8 Even the Nights Are Better - Air Supply (3:58)
  9. 9 Key Largo - Bertie Higgins (3:18)
  10. 10 Suddenly - Billy Ocean (3:52)
  11. 11 Sara - Starship (4:20)
  12. 12 Leader of the Band - Dan Fogelberg (4:17)
  13. 13 Heartbreaker - Dionne Warwick (4:18)
  14. 14 Don't Make Me Wait For Love - Kenny G (4:06)
Disc 8
  1. 1 Morning Train (Nine To Five) - Sheena Easton (3:21)
  2. 2 True - Spandau Ballet (5:40)
  3. 3 Angel of the Morning - Juice Newton (3:58)
  4. 4 You Are My Lady - Freddie Jackson (4:43)
  5. 5 What's Love Got To Do With It - Tina Turner (3:50)
  6. 6 Lady - Kenny Rogers (3:47)
  7. 7 Tonight, I Celebrate My Love - Roberta Flack (3:31)
  8. 8 Crying - Don McLean (3:44)
  9. 9 We've Got Tonight - Kenny Rogers (3:52)
  10. 10 Could I Have This Dance - Anne Murray (3:15)
  11. 11 When I'm With You - Sheriff (3:55)
  12. 12 Sukiyaki - A Taste of Honey (3:43)
  13. 13 Don't Fall In Love With a Dreamer - Kenny Rogers (3:41)
  14. 14 Don't Worry, Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin (3:54)
Disc 9
  1. 1 The Power of Love - Celine Dion (5:45)
  2. 2 Get Here - Oleta Adams (4:37)
  3. 3 Vision of Love - Mariah Carey (3:32)
  4. 4 Heartlight - Neil Diamond (4:26)
  5. 5 How Am I Supposed To Live Without You - Michael Bolton (4:16)
  6. 6 Groovy Kind of Love - Phil Collins (3:30)
  7. 7 This is the Time - Billy Joel (5:01)
  8. 8 Anything For You - Gloria Estefan (4:05)
  9. 9 Can't Fight This Feeling - REO Speedwagon (4:57)
  10. 10 These Dreams - Heart (4:16)
  11. 11 Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper (4:01)
  12. 12 Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler (5:37)
  13. 13 Can't We Try - Vonda Shepard (3:59)
  14. 14 Every Time You Go Away - Paul Young (5:26)
  15. 15 All I Need - Jack Wagner (3:31)
  16. 16 What a Fool Believes - The Doobie Brothers (3:44)
  17. 17 If You Don't Know Me By Now - Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes (3:29)
  18. 18 When Will I See You Again - The Three Degrees (3:02)
Disc 10
  1. 1 You Can't Hurry Love - Phil Collins (2:53)
  2. 2 Take On Me - a-ha (3:49)
  3. 3 Little Lies - Fleetwood Mac (3:38)
  4. 4 Look Away - Chicago (4:02)
  5. 5 Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Michael McDonald (2:49)
  6. 6 St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion) - John Parr (4:10)
  7. 7 Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship (4:30)
  8. 8 Should've Known Better - Richard Marx (4:11)
  9. 9 Higher Love - Steve Winwood (5:45)
  10. 10 Broken Wings - Mr. Mister (4:43)
  11. 11 Flashdance (What a Feeling) - Irene Cara (3:54)
  12. 12 Hungry Eyes - Eric Carmen (4:08)
  13. 13 Invisible Touch - Genesis (3:27)
  14. 14 Just To See Her - Smokey Robinson (4:01)
  15. 15 Missing You - John Waite (4:26)
  16. 16 You Are Everything - Vanessa Williams (3:43)
  17. 17 How Can We Be Lovers - Michael Bolton (3:55)
  18. 18 You're In Love - Wilson Phillips (4:50)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Dolly Parton Composer
Eddie Rabbitt Composer
Gregory Abbott Composer
Anita Baker Composer
Michael Bolton Composer
Eric Carmen Composer
Kim Carnes Composer
Phil Collins Composer
Christopher Cross Composer
Paul Davis Composer
Chris de Burgh Composer
Neil Diamond Composer
Gloria Estefan Composer
Dan Fogelberg Composer
Dan Hartman Composer
Dan Hill Composer
Bruce Hornsby Composer
Billy Joel Composer
Elton John Composer
Cyndi Lauper Composer
Kenny Loggins Composer
Michael McDonald Composer
Ric Ocasek Composer
Billy Ocean Composer
Roy Orbison Composer
Lionel Richie Composer
Smokey Robinson Composer
Brenda Russell Composer
John Waite Composer
Steve Winwood Composer
Kenny G Composer
Bobby McFerrin Composer
Burt Bacharach Composer
Carole Bayer Sager Composer
Irene Cara Composer
Keith Forsey Composer
Robin Gibb Composer
Gerry Goffin Composer
Jack Nitzsche Composer
John Parr Composer
B.A. Robertson Composer
Jim Steinman Composer
Bertie Higgins Composer
Barry Gibb Composer
Franne Golde Composer
Mariah Carey Composer
Peter Cetera Composer
Simon Climie Composer
Kevin Cronin Composer
Lamont Dozier Composer
Kenny Gamble Composer
Eddie Holland Composer
Brian Holland Composer
Will Jennings Composer
Howard Jones Composer
Steve Lukather Composer
Lynn Malsby Composer
Richard Marx Composer
Michael Masser Composer
Dennis Morgan Composer
David Paich Composer
B. Russell Composer
Mike Rutherford Composer
Mike Stoller Composer
C. Taylor Composer
Ronnie Van Zant Composer
Gino Vannelli Composer
Billy Vera Composer
Pål Waaktaar Composer
Diane Warren Composer
Peter Barrett Cover Image
D. Foster Composer
Joseph Lanza Liner Notes
J.L. Wallace Composer
Lois Blaisch Composer
Tom Brasfield Composer
C. Smith Composer
J. Christopher Composer
P. Waterman Composer
H. Stern Composer
Charles McCardell Liner Notes
Lynne O'Connor Editorial Research
Scott Shuman Engineer
B. Hilliard Composer
Ira Pittelman Executive Producer
M. Walden Composer
M. Masser Composer
T. Whitlock Composer
E. Debarge Composer
C. De Rouge Composer
S. Cutler Composer
T. Melcher Composer
M. Bolton Composer
T. Skinner Composer
T. Steele Composer
D. Elliott Composer
A. Collins Composer
S. Limbo Composer
J. Melson Composer
J. Lynne Composer
D. Malloy Composer
A. Hammond Composer
W. Withers Composer
R. Goodrum Composer
K. Stegall Composer
W. Salter Composer
G. Mende Composer
B. Roberts Composer
B. Mason Composer
H. Nakamura Composer
C. Wilson Composer
A. Banks Composer
P. Allen Composer
M. Hucknall Composer
P. Frampton Composer
P. Glass Composer
R. Murrah Composer
R. Hyman Composer
W. Lewis Composer
S. McKenzie Composer
M. Leonard Composer
W. Aldridge Composer
G. Ballard Composer
F. Palmer Composer
F. Myers Composer
D. Walden Composer
D. Lambert Composer
D. Child Composer
J. Graydon Composer
L. Creed Composer
J. Bettis Composer
T. Kelly Composer
S. George Composer
G. Russell Composer
D.E. Lewis Composer
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