Big City Nights

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Like many budget-line compilations, Rebound's Big City Nights is a haphazard blend of hits and album tracks, but this one has something different. It has a block of four live cuts in the middle that screeches the momentum to halt, especially since the two biggest hits, "Rock You Like a Hurricane" and "Wind of Change," are present only here. The casual fans who are this compilation's target audience will be none too thrilled by this development, but them's the breaks with budget-line discs -- you win some, you lose some. Here, you come to a draw, because there are some good moments amidst the rest of the disc and some audiences may have no problem with the live cuts. It's not particularly satisfying, but it's not a ripoff, either. So, if you buy this, you may not be completely satiated, but you'll come out even-steven -- sort of like Jerry Seinfeld, actually.

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