Sedated in the Eighties, Vol. 6

Sedated in the Eighties, Vol. 6

     
 
Appearing a whopping four years after the rather disappointing volume five of this ongoing '80s new wave series, Sedated in the Eighties, Vol. 6 is another schizoid but satisfying, mind-jogging romp through the decade. It runs the gamut from the sublime (Kate Bush's "Running up That Hill") to the ridiculous (

Overview

Appearing a whopping four years after the rather disappointing volume five of this ongoing '80s new wave series, Sedated in the Eighties, Vol. 6 is another schizoid but satisfying, mind-jogging romp through the decade. It runs the gamut from the sublime (Kate Bush's "Running up That Hill") to the ridiculous (Sigue Sigue Sputnik's "Love Missile F-11"), with stops at certified yet offbeat hits like Gary Numan's "Cars" in between. Seven out of the 16 tracks have been licensed from companies other than EMI, so the offerings are more varied than on some of the previous editions. But the sequencing is so random as to seem like someone threw darts at the songs to determine where they fell on the album. How else to explain Tears for Fears' smoothly melodic, synth-drenched "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" jutted up against Suicidal Tendencies' fist-in-the-face "Institutionalized"? Or the chilly, experimental "Love Missile F-11" caught between the pure pop bliss of the Bangles' "Manic Monday" and the Smithereens' anthemic love song "Strangers When We Meet." But for those looking for an appealing combination of popular (Men Without Hats' "Safety Dance" and a-ha's "Take on Me") and more obscure fare, like the Eurythmics' "Sex Crime 1984" (the only CD appearance of this song as of 2002), this is a well-selected compilation. It features four Top Ten pop hits, along with notable album tracks like Camper Van Beethoven's version of Status Quo's "Pictures of Matchstick Men," and a well-written booklet with track-by-track song descriptions. Only the inclusion of Duran Duran's "All She Wants" (which is owned by EMI) seems frivolous since the song wasn't a hit or even particularly representative of the band. All in all, volume six is an enjoyable collection with excellent variety and remarkably few clunkers, making it ideal for your next '80s party.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/09/2002
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
0724353728021
catalogNumber:
37280

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Blondie   Track Performer
Kate Bush   Track Performer
Duran Duran   Track Performer
Eurythmics   Track Performer
Killing Joke   Track Performer
Men Without Hats   Track Performer
Gary Numan   Track Performer
Sigue Sigue Sputnik   Track Performer
Smithereens   Track Performer
Suicidal Tendencies   Track Performer
Tears for Fears   Track Performer
Stan Ridgway   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Debbie Harry   Composer
Prince   Composer
Raven   Composer
Annie Lennox   Composer
Jaz Coleman   Composer
Ivan Dorschuk   Composer
Nigel Harrison   Composer
Frank Lopez   Business Consultant
Cheryl Pawelski   Producer
Paul Raven   Composer
Francis Rossi   Composer
Dave Stewart   Composer
John Taylor   Composer
K. Walker   Composer
Tom Cartwright   Executive Producer
Paul Ferguson   Composer
Adam Varon   Business Consultant
Bryan Kelley   Producer
Jeremy Holiday   Liner Notes
David A. Stewart   Composer
Amy MacDonald   Business Consultant
Martin Glover   Composer

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