Just Can't Get Enough: New Wave Hits of the 80's, Vol. 13

Just Can't Get Enough: New Wave Hits of the 80's, Vol. 13

     
 

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If you want to get technical, which you probably don't, the songs that comprise the 13th volume of Just Can't Get Enough: New Wave Hits probably aren't new wave -- and if they are new wave, they're arriving at the tail end of new wave, when the term didn't signify as much (as if it ever did). That means this is devoted to songs from the mid-'80s, from defining

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If you want to get technical, which you probably don't, the songs that comprise the 13th volume of Just Can't Get Enough: New Wave Hits probably aren't new wave -- and if they are new wave, they're arriving at the tail end of new wave, when the term didn't signify as much (as if it ever did). That means this is devoted to songs from the mid-'80s, from defining songs like Frankie Goes to Hollywood's "Relax" to such great power pop revivals as Dwight Twilley's "Girls." Between those two extremes are some definitive singles of the '80s -- Wang Chung's amazing, cool "Dance Hall Days," the Bangles' '60s-spangled "Hero Takes a Fall," Nik Kershaw's underrated "Wouldn't It Be Good," Thompson Twins' "Hold Me Now," Bananarama's best song, "Cruel Summer," the Bus Boys' Ghostbusters anthem, "Cleanin' Up the Town," and Echo & the Bunnymen's haunting "The Killing Moon," possibly the best song they ever recorded. The other songs on this collection don't quite meet this standard -- even the '80s protest anthem "Free Nelson Mandela" by the Special AKA -- but they're still good and, when surrounded by such classics as the aforementioned singles, they sound even better. So, the end result is one of the very best installments of the Just Can't Get Enough series.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/20/1995
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227197629
catalogNumber:
71976

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Alarm   Track Performer
Bananarama   Track Performer
Bangles   Track Performer
China Crisis   Track Performer
Echo & the Bunnymen   Track Performer
Frankie Goes to Hollywood   Track Performer
General Public   Track Performer
Icicle Works   Track Performer
Nik Kershaw   Track Performer
Thompson Twins   Track Performer
Dwight Twilley   Track Performer
Ultravox   Track Performer
Wang Chung   Track Performer
BusBoys   Track Performer
Fiction Factory   Track Performer
Special A.K.A.   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Tom Bailey   Composer
Alannah Currie   Composer
Siobhan Fahey   Composer
Bill Inglot   Producer
Steve Jolley   Composer
David McLees   Producer
Andrew Sandoval   Producer
Tony Swain   Composer
Jim Green   Liner Notes
Sarah Elizabeth Dallin   Composer
Keren Woodward   Composer
Sarah Dallin   Composer

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