Monday, 24 September 2012

Duran, Yazoo and Hazell - new collections

CD collections of 80s music seem to be released almost daily these days. So I wasn't overly excityed when I heard about a batcch of double-CD colections of Yazoo, Hazell Deane and Duran Duran. In fact, having now received some review copies, I have to say that these are definitely better than most.

All the major hits are there. The Hazell Dean set has Whatever I Do, Searchin' (I Gotta Find A Man) and Who's Leaving Who? - and the 2nd disk in the setn has various mega-mixes and extended versions. The Yazoo set has Only You, Situation, Don't Go and Nobody's Diary plus a batch of less known songs and some extended mixes. But, in my opinion, the best of the bunch is the Duran Duran set. There are just so many top songs here - Planet Earth, Girls On Film, My Own Way, Hungry Like The Wolf, Careless Memories,Wild Boys, Save A Prayer... they just keep on coming.

Anyway, a nice batch of records for 80s fans. And cheap at about £5 per two-disk set. If you need to replace those scratched old albums, these could be the answer....

Full track listings can be found here...

Duran Duran: The Biggest and the Best

Yazoo: The Collection

Evergreen: The Very Best Of Hazell Dean