Just Can't Get Enough: New Wave Hits of the 80's, Vol. 11

Just Can't Get Enough: New Wave Hits of the 80's, Vol. 11

     
 

The 11th volume of Just Can't Get Enough: New Wave Hits of the 80's is the beginning of the third and final volume of the series, and here, they start to wrap things up rather quickly. That means that they begin favoring hits instead of obscurities which, all things considered, is hardly a bad thing. In fact, the collections become more listenable after thisSee more details below

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The 11th volume of Just Can't Get Enough: New Wave Hits of the 80's is the beginning of the third and final volume of the series, and here, they start to wrap things up rather quickly. That means that they begin favoring hits instead of obscurities which, all things considered, is hardly a bad thing. In fact, the collections become more listenable after this point, largely because they have a number of big songs in their arsenals. But it just isn't a matter of hits -- even the lesser songs are excellent examples of what made new wave great. Still, it's nice to have a preponderance of great songs, and here, they devote a lot of space to fantastic crossover singles. There's Big Country's "In a Big Country," JoBoxer's "Just Got Lucky," the Flirts' "Jukebox (Don't Put Another Dime)," the Romantics' "Talking in Your Sleep," Fun Boy Three's ominous "The Lunatics (Have Taken Over the Asylum," Haysi Fantayzee's frivolous "Shiny Shiny," Squeeze's "Black Coffee in Bed," and Real Life's eerie "Send Me an Angel." Then, there are two of the greatest singles of all time, the Fixx's tense, winding "One Thing Leads to Another" and "True," a stylish ballad by Spandau Ballet that might not say anything in particular, but says miles and miles in terms of its sound and attitude. All this results in a disc that might not be the best in the series (there is some considerable filler, after all), but it stil feels that way, given the strength of the featured hits.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/20/1995
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227197421
catalogNumber:
71974

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Big Country   Track Performer
Fixx   Track Performer
Fun Boy Three   Track Performer
Nena   Track Performer
Real Life   Track Performer
Romantics   Track Performer
Squeeze   Track Performer
Tears for Fears   Track Performer
Flirts   Track Performer
Felony   Track Performer
Haysi Fantayzee   Track Performer
JoBoxers   Track Performer
Slow Children   Track Performer
DFX 2   Track Performer
Spandau Ballet   Track Performer
Dollar   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Gary Stewart   Compilation Assistant
Stuart Adamson   Composer
Mark Brzezicki   Composer
Dave Kapp   Compilation Assistant
Ted Myers   Compilation Assistant
Gary Peterson   Compilation Research,Compilation Assistant
Don Robey   Composer
Bruce Watson   Composer
Jim Neill   Compilation Assistant
Patrick Milligan   Compilation Research
Brady L. Benton   Compilation Assistant
Chris Framan   Compilation Assistant
Emily Cagan   Compilation Assistant
Andy Zax   Liner Notes
Ken Lesnik   Compilation Assistant
Tony Butler   Composer

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