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|Original Soundtrack, Various Artists - Soundtracks, Va-Tubes Tunes|
Tube Tunes, Volume Three: The '80s (Television Soundtrack Anthology)
Genres: Pop, Rock, Soundtracks
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Johnny Heering | Bethel, CT United States | 06/16/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The third volume in the Tube Tunes series is easily the weakest of the bunch. Don't get me wrong, it does have it's moments. "WKRP in Cincinnati", "Dukes of Hazzard", "Greatest American Hero", "Cheers" and some others are a lot of fun. But then there is junk like the theme from "Growing Pains" (what is Dusty Springfield "The White Dionne Warwick" doing here?) and the theme from the last season (ugh) of The Love Boat (what is Dionne Warwick "The Black Dusty Springfield" doing here?). So, it's pretty much a mixed bag. How much you like it will depend on how much nostalgia you have for '80s TV shows. I should mention that a majority of the songs here are the extended versions that were released on records, back in the day. Here is the track by track details:1. WKRP in Cincinnati (single version)
2. Dukes of Hazzard (single version)
3. The Facts of Life (TV version)
4. Dynasty (single version)
5. Greatest American Hero (single version)
6. Hill Street Blues (single version)
7. Family Ties (single version)
8. Silver Spoons (TV version)
9. Cheers (single version)
10. Miami Vice (single version)
11. Who's the Boss (TV version)
12. Charles in Charles (TV version)
13. The Equilizer (album version)
14. Growing Pains (single version)
15. Love Boat (last season version)
16. My Two Dads (TV version)"
A trip down Memory Lane
Rick Terpstra | Pennsylvania | 04/17/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I've heard my share of those albums that contained a bunch of TV theme songs and one complaint I've often had is that they didn't include the full-length songs, just the 30-60 second portion that appeared on the show. I knew that shows such as Cheers and the Greatest American Hero had much longer versions of their themes. Tube Tunes 3 gave me exactly what I wanted in that regard.The reason this album gets only 4 stars from me is that I question the reasoning behind some of the inclusions here. The album is less than 40 minutes in length and includes the themes to some shows (Charles in Charge, My Two Dads) that were less than memorable. Also, they include less familiar version of some familiar themes. Dionne Warwick's Love Boat Theme? The Alternate Growing Pains theme? Huh?Given how short this album is I also feel more should have been included. The A-Team, Knight Rider, Dallas, there are tons of 80s shows with memorable themes that should have been included in place of, or in addition to, the material included here. Still, this thing has The Dukes of Hazzard and The Greatest American Hero...I won't complain much."
Complements Television's Greatest Hits Volume 3
Mark D Sutton | Sydney, New South Wales Australia | 03/25/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am about to buy this CD, but judging from the tracks, this CD perfectly complements Television's Greatest Hits Volume 3. However, this CD has the longer versions of the songs, such as the Cheers song from the episode "200th Celebration (Part 2)", which I have been trying to get.A MUST buy!"