VH1: The Big 80's The Big Movies

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Rhino has had enormous success with its VH1-sponsored collections, whether it was 8-Track Flashback or The Big '80s. Usually, series lose steam as more editions are released, but VH1 The Big '80s: The Big Movies is the exception that proves the rule. Its success may be due to the fact that it has a specific theme -- it collects hit songs and rarities from soundtracks for such films as The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink and Ghostbusters. Not all of the songs are hits, but that doesn't matter -- the cuts that weren't hits are familiar through their inclusion in the films. It's nice to have such familiar numbers as "Oh Yeah," "Pretty in Pink," "If You Leave, " ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Rhino has had enormous success with its VH1-sponsored collections, whether it was 8-Track Flashback or The Big '80s. Usually, series lose steam as more editions are released, but VH1 The Big '80s: The Big Movies is the exception that proves the rule. Its success may be due to the fact that it has a specific theme -- it collects hit songs and rarities from soundtracks for such films as The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink and Ghostbusters. Not all of the songs are hits, but that doesn't matter -- the cuts that weren't hits are familiar through their inclusion in the films. It's nice to have such familiar numbers as "Oh Yeah," "Pretty in Pink," "If You Leave, " "Ghostbusters, " "Weird Science," "A Million Miles Away," "Don't You (Forget About Me), " "Bizarre Love Triangle," "To Live and Die in L.A." and "The Boys Are Back in Town" on one disc, but it's even nicer once you realize that many of these cuts are difficult to track down, even on various-artists collections. Consequently, The Big Movies is one of the most valuable '80s
ew wave compilations to come along since Rhino's initial entry, the multi-volume Just Can't Get Enough series.
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  • Release Date: 8/4/1998
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227547028
  • Catalog Number: 75470

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Bangles Track Performer
The Blasters Track Performer
The Cars Track Performer
New Order Track Performer
Oingo Boingo Track Performer
The Psychedelic Furs Track Performer
The Ramones Track Performer
Simple Minds Track Performer
Thompson Twins Track Performer
Wang Chung Track Performer
Yello Track Performer
The BusBoys Track Performer
The Plimsouls Track Performer
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Track Performer
Ray Parker Jr. Track Performer
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New Order Composer
The Ramones Composer
Phil Lynott Composer
Bo Diddley Composer
Bill Inglot Remastering
Joey Ramone Composer
Dee Dee Ramone Composer
Johnny Ramone Composer
Marky Ramone Composer
Bernard Sumner Composer
Patrick Milligan Contributor
Elizabeth Pavone Contributor, Editorial Coordinator
Andrew Garver Remastering
Steve Woolard Contributor
Lori Carfora Contributor
Dean Lubensky Art Direction
Garson Foos Executive Producer
Tommy Cody Liner Notes, Essay
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