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Boingo Alive: Celebration of a Decade 1979-1988
Oingo Boingo
Boingo Alive: Celebration of a Decade 1979-1988
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
  •  Track Listings (15) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (16) - Disc #2


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All Artists: Oingo Boingo
Title: Boingo Alive: Celebration of a Decade 1979-1988
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Mca
Original Release Date: 9/26/1988
Re-Release Date: 10/25/1990
Album Type: Live
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: New Wave & Post-Punk, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPCs: 076732803028, 0076732803028, 076732803042

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CD Reviews

All Your Music Collection Needs Right Here
Peter A. Greene | Franklin, PA United States | 08/10/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is not a true "live" album in the classic sense. The band is in the studio, but they played down the set "live" rather than engineering and layering the heck out of it.So what you get are the best songs in their book at the time, played tight, hard and with extra bite. Many of the cuts here are head and shoulders above the "original" album cuts (and I loved those). Uptempo, with a nice horn punch and a surprising variety of styles and sounds; there isn't a dog on either disc. Lots of bites, but with more tasty pop hooks than any colection around. If you're considering adding some boingo to your cd colection, this is the perfect place to start."
Their first compilation CD and my favorite
Water Monkey | Santa Clarita, Ca. | 10/25/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When this CD (actually I bought the tape originally) first came out I was thrilled. OB had done something that most bands won't spend the time doing. They recorded a live CD (as they play the music in concert) in the studio.So you get the best of both worlds. You get the music the way the band likes to play it, but it is digitally remastered and very crisp.If however, you like live recordings with all the energy from the fans, get "Fairwell". This is the bands final live concert."
I'm on the Outside
landru141 | Planet Houston | 11/09/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Every review says it and its true, this is the best Oingo Boingo collection. It improves on the studio arrangements by infusing a live vibe, while not actually being a live album (in fact, they toured to promote this so-called live album.) However, this is just the best way to hear this band. Each song is not only note perfect and frenetic as a spastic cat, but has the added benefit of elusively evading the worst of the late 80s production "values" (read "follies") of the time.

I have the casette and the CDs ... the casette stays in the car on permenant rotation ... I can't stop listening to this."