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Classic Alternatives, Vol. 2
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
1994 release on SPG featuring 12 new wave hits from the '80s, many of which are rare 12' mixes available on CD on this collection only, including Talk Talk 'It's My Life' (6:14), Ultravox 'Reap The Wild Wind' (Extended Mix... more »
1994 release on SPG featuring 12 new wave hits from the '80s, many of which are rare 12' mixes available on CD on this collection only, including Talk Talk 'It's My Life' (6:14), Ultravox 'Reap The Wild Wind' (Extended Mix), Berlin'Sex (I'm A)' (Extended Version) and Madness 'Our House' (Special Remix). Also features remixes of cult classics by Fad Gadget, Big Country, Hunters + Collectos & Oingo Boingo,and album versions of hits by Altered Images, Black, BelouisSome and Romeo Void. A must for new wave fanatics!
If you missed this series, you missed the big one
Daniel W. Kelly | Long Island, NY United States | 08/05/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"SPG did this series right with some of the biggest new wave songs of the 80s in 12" format. If you didn't get any volumes yet, do yourself a favor and pick up "Classic Alternative: 12" Extended Rare Mixes [BOX SET]" and Classic Alternatives volume 4. BOX SET includes all 3 first volumes in the series, and volume 4 is a 3 disc set in itself!!! Selection here:
1. it's my life (6:14)
2. wonderful life (4:47)
3. imagination (5:27)
4. never say never (5:54)
5. collapsing new people (7:08)
6. reap the wild wind (4:45)
7. in a big country (6:18)
8. happy birthday (3:00) (not the 12"!!!)
9. sex (8:10)
10. our house (5:02)
11. talking to a stranger (7:30)
12. dead man's party (8:37)"
Distilled Musical Goodness
H. A Huffman | Mt. Prospect, IL USA | 02/11/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This CD contains some of my favorite tunes and will give you the urge to go look for the original albums. Two examples: "It's My Life" by Talk Talk and "Wonderful Life" by Black changed my tastes in music (for the better) permanently. Be warned, it might have the same effect on you."
Decent musical selection, good recordings
C. Olsen | Portland, OR | 10/22/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The primary reason I picked up this disk was for 'Talking to a Stranger', which is the only appearance of this version on CD. The recording is of high quality, which impressed me considering a lot of the original Mushroom Records recordings of Hunters & Collectors were pretty mediocre. The other track selections are quite good, although i don't know why they included 'Happy Birthday' which doesn't appear to be a very rare track. Nonetheless, I have enjoyed other SPG collections and this one doesn't disappoint."