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Pop Muzak - synth pop anthems

Pop Muzak - synth pop anthems

Postby humanracer » Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:23 am

Interesting tracklist

1. Pop Muzik (From "Priscilla Queen of the Desert") - M & Robin Scott
2. Blue Monday '88 - New Order
3. Relax - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
4. To Cut a Long Story Short - Spandau Ballet
5. Quiet Life - Japan
6. Talk Talk - Talk Talk
7. Too Shy - Kajagoogoo
8. Imagination - Belouis Some
9. Wishing (I Had a Photograph of You) - A Flock of Seagulls
10. She Blinded Me With Science (2009 Remastered Version) - Thomas Dolby
11. We Are Detective - Thompson Twins
12. Train of Thought - a-ha
13. Close (to the Edit) - Art Of Noise
14. Party Fears Two (2016 Remaster) - The Associates
15. Dr Mabuse - Propaganda
16. Cccan't You See - Vicious Pink
17. Drowning in Berlin - Mobiles
18. Lines - The Planets
19. Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime - The Korgis
20. Drive - The Cars

Disc: 2
1. The Look - Roxette
2. Self Control - Laura Branigan
3. I Believe in You - Kylie Minogue
4. Never Ending Story - Limahl
5. The Land Of Make Believe - Bucks Fizz
6. I Can't Wait - Nu Shooz
7. Each Time You Break My Heart - Nick Kamen
8. Two of Hearts - Stacey Q
9. Oh L'Amour (Extra Beat Boys Mix) - Dollar
10. Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend) - Mel & Kim
11. You'll Never Stop Me Loving You - Sonia
12. Happenin' All Over Again (Hip House Radio Mix) - Lonnie Gordon
13. Get Ready - Carol Hitchcock
14. I Just Can't Wait - Mandy Smith
15. Say I'm Your No. 1 - Princess
16. I Beg Your Pardon (I Never Promised You a Rose Garden) - Kon Kan
17. Remedy (Radio Edit) - Little Boots
18. Let the Music (Lift You Up) [feat. Rachel McFarlane] - Loveland
19. Rhythm Is A Dancer (7" Edit) - SNAP!
20. Dancin' in the Key of Life (Single Edit) - Steve Arrington
21. Ain't Nobody - Rufus and Chaka Khan

Disc: 3
1. The Living Daylights - a-ha
2. It's My Life - Talk Talk
3. Getting Away with It - Electronic
4. Life in Tokyo, Pt. 1 (7" Version) - Japan
5. Lean on Me (Ah-li-ayo) - Red Box
6. Lifeline - Spandau Ballet
7. Half a Minute - Matt Bianco
8. Somewhere in My Heart - Aztec Camera
9. Rise to the Occasion (Hip-Hop Version) - Climie Fisher
10. Life in a Northern Town - The Dream Academy
11. p:Machinery (Analogue Variation) [2018 - Remaster] - Propaganda
12. Bizarre Love Triangle - New Order
13. Windpower (Single Version) [2009 Remastered Version] - Thomas Dolby
14. I Am a Camera - Buggles
15. You'll Always Find Me In the Kitchen at Parties - Jona Lewie
16. Amour, amour - Mobiles
17. I Touch Roses (2016 Remaster) - Book Of Love
18. All About You - Thomas Leer
19. Stars - Dubstar
20. Your Woman - White Town

Disc: 4
1. Waiting for a Girl Like You - Foreigner
2. Heartbeat City - The Cars
3. Some Like It Hot - The Power Station
4. Owner of a Lonely Heart - Yes
5. Love On Your Side (Single Version) - Thompson Twins
6. After The Fire - Der Kommissar
7. Waiting For A Train - Flash & The Pan
8. We Don't Talk Anymore - Cliff Richard
9. Golden Brown - The Stranglers
10. Garden Party - Marillion
11. Welcome to the Pleasuredome (Alternative to Reality) [7" Mix] - Frankie Goes to Hollywood
12. The Politics of Dancing - Re-Flex
13. Love Missile F1-11 - Sigue Sigue Sputnik
14. Is It a Dream - Classix Nouveaux
15. Probably A Robbery (1990) - Renegade Soundwave
16. Memphis Tennessee - Silicon Teens
17. Lawn Chairs - Our Daughter's Wedding
18. Dream Baby Dream (Short Version) - Suicide
19. Bring on the Dancing Horses - Echo and the Bunnymen
20. Atmosphere - Joy Division

Disc: 5
1. Lazy (feat. David Byrne) - X-Press 2
2. Someday - CeCe Rogers
3. Midas Touch - Midnight Star
4. Break 4 Luv (12" Mix) - Raze
5. In Yer Face (In Yer Face Mix) - 808 State
6. Barber's Adagio for Strings (Edit) - William Orbit
7. Floatation (Single Edit) - The Grid
8. Moments In Love (7" Version) - Art of Noise
9. Rachel's Song - Vangelis
10. Theme from Harry's game - Clannad
11. Mandala - Sally Oldfield
12. Nothing Has Been Proved - Dusty Springfield
13. Snobbery & Decay - Act
14. Love Is Everywhere - Cicero
15. Moonlight and Muzak - M & Robin Scott
16. Fun For Me - Moloko
17. Seventeen - Ladytron
18. Go - Delilah
19. Pass Out - Tinie Tempah
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Re: Pop Muzak - synth pop anthems

Postby BigManRestless » Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:33 pm

I take it this is some strange usage of the word 'interesting' I wasn't previously aware of?
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Re: Pop Muzak - synth pop anthems

Postby danadotcom » Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:23 pm

HAHAHAHAHAAA to BigManRestless!!! My thoughts exactly. Many of these selections, which are for the most part the typical go-to 80s comp tracks, neither fall under "anthem" nor "synthpop".
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Re: Pop Muzak - synth pop anthems

Postby Passing_Stranger » Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:00 pm

What is it that makes compilers choose the less synthetic tracks from some performers? Do they hate synthpop or have no grasp of its meaning? And why dump lots of throwaway dancepop in there? It's all like nobody even cares at all :x
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Re: Pop Muzak - synth pop anthems

Postby cork » Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:32 am

It is an odd compilation. It is good value - but it is a missed opportunity.
I might purchase it as it is good value.
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Re: Pop Muzak - synth pop anthems

Postby xymox970 » Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:17 am

Its a complete mystery to me which market are they aiming for when releasing such a compilation.

If they are (once again) aiming for a typical 45-50 year old 80s freaks (like me) who buys these religiously, then this is a complete failure
because why would I ever bother which such a track listing that includes songs from the 90s, 00s and beyond. People like "Tinie Tempah"
(I even dont know what it could sound like - I have just heard about it in some sort of modern rap context)......and even great bands like Moloko
have no place in such a compilation. For example, Stars by Dubstar is a wonderful single - maybe one of the best from 1995, but, once again,
I dont like seeing it at all on such a compilation - if, and only if.....its aimed like people, true 80s sound fans like myself.

If the idea was to do - a synth pop evolution throughout the decades kind of compilation - it would be a fine attempt - but I doubt that the sales factor would be
favorable in comparison with making a strictly 80s kind of compilation that usually goes well with its target audience.
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Re: Pop Muzak - synth pop anthems

Postby crystal » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:12 am

xymox970 wrote:If the idea was to do - a synth pop evolution throughout the decades kind of compilation - it would be a fine attempt - but I doubt that the sales factor would be
favorable in comparison with making a strictly 80s kind of compilation that usually goes well with its target audience.

Maybe the idea was: how can we finally release a cd-box that no-one will be buying so we can say: hey, why even bother releasing cds and we just offer streaming these days...
Easily one of the worst compilations ever... whoever is responsible for this should hopefully have to apply for a new job tomorrow!
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Re: Pop Muzak - synth pop anthems

Postby ROXYMUZAK » Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:23 am

Is it for sale? Amazon?
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