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Tracks Rick Springfield - Jessie's Girl Colin Hay of Men at Work - Down Under The Outfield - Your Love Berlin - The Metro Howard Jones - No One Is To Blame Billy Idol - Rebel Yell The Motels - Only the Lonely Tommy Tutone - 867-5309/Jenny John Waite - Missing You Heart - These Dreams Thomas Dolby - Blinded Me With Science Naked Eyes - Promises, Promises Asia - Heat of the Moment Jane Wiedlin 0f The Go-Gos - Our Lips Are Sealed Billy Squier - The Stroke
What a brillant idea.... This is amazing! I've been tracking down some of these tunes and get irritated when I discover it's the original artist but doing a remake of the song. THIS, however, is a far better concept. Even songs you wouldn't expect to be given the "stripped" treatment (Heat Of The Moment? She Blinded Me With Science???) sound great. One wonders if the artists had as much fun with this seeing as it gave them a chance to put a new spin on their most familiar songs. Whether this is your first time experiencing these songs or you're a survivor of the 80s (like myself) this is definitely an album for your collection.
Great CD I put this CD on at a chill party and everyone started singing along with all of the songs. This is a rarity, I don't usually host sing along parties. Great Cd at a good price!Half-way to a good time This was a good concept - a good idea that didn't work in some cases and worked really well in others. Some of the songs are nearly unrecognizable and some just lose all steam. Like the MTV Unplugged series...sometimes just sitting down with your instruments doesn't qualify for acoustic or stripped down. It's just lazy and sometimes sad. But not all styles and songs work acoustically, and some just turn out lame.
However, some, like Billy Idol, Men at Work and Rick Springfield really make it work. Thomas Dolby is stripped, but far from acoustic - perhaps to much to ask from such a techno-sound and basically unfair. Howard Jones is remarkable - as is his audience. Some nice moments, but only half of it really works. Perhaps the fault is whoever chose the tracks or the artists to try this. Great pickup OK, are we all ignoring the elephant in the room? The acoustic version of Asia's "Heat of the Moment" is easily the best version on the album. At risk of sounding melodramatic, that may be the best remake of a song that I've ever heard. Worth the purchase of the cd, that's without considering the great versions of "Your Love" and "Missin You."So you miss your M-TV Remember the days when music television actually played videos? Wish it were so again? Well then you're probably in the age group this CD would most appeal to, and it does as a huge hit. I couldn't stop listening to it for hours after I finally got my hot little hands on it. I was singing along on my trip down memory lane. One word: AMAZING.