WARNING!! THIS CD IS MIXED! (SONGS RUN TOGETHER)
M. Montgomery | 01/28/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"There is good selection on this CD, and the fidelity is outstanding. However, BE WARNED THAT this CD is mixed--that is, the next song will start before the present song is finished playing. If you are just listening as background or for exercise, fine. But if you are trying to pick up specific tracks, avoid this CD, as you will not get a "clean" copy of your target tracks; instead the start of your target track will be combined with the end of the previous track, and then the end of your target track will be combined with the start of the next track. (There are only a couple of seconds overlap usually between the departing and arriving track.)
Because it is mixed and that is not a featured fact on the CD, I give it only 3 stars. But if the mixing doesn't bother you or if you prefer it, it is a very solid compilation. And if you like mixing, the mixing is quite well done.
However, all these songs are available elsewhere in unmixed compilations if you look around a little. Go to Google Advanced Search, type in the name of the song in the "exact phrase" search section, then put the group's name (in quotations if more than one word) and the key phrase "various artists" (also in quotes) in the top line of the search area (the "all the words" search area). You will easily find other compilations with your target songs on them. Happy Hunting!
Oh and don't be confused by the "1998" in the title, there is no connection to that year in the CD itself, it is all '80s originals."
Nice New Wave Set
HardyBoys.us | Long Island USA | 08/09/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Ultimate New Wave Party" gives you some of the best new wave tunes from the 80s.
The sound quality is excellent and there are liner notes.
While the mix sounds good when listening to the CD in its entirety, it makes selecting individual tunes or shuffle play a little dicey - which is the only reason I didn't give this CD 5 stars.
But if you love the 80s or you're throwing an 80s party then this is the CD for you!