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Saturday Night Party: '80s Party, Vol. 1

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Bellevue's Saturday Night Party series, like other releases from the label, features only a handful of original recordings per volume. Poorly recorded live versions and studio re-recordings are far more common. The label specifies which selections are live, but it does not bother to note which ones are inferior studio remakes. That alone is a case for ignoring the whole series. Among the many reasons to avoid Saturday Night Party: '80s Party, Vol. 1 are substandard versions of Katrina & the Waves' "Walkin' on Sunshine," Kim Carnes' "Bette Davis Eyes," A Flock of Seagulls' "I Ran," and Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart."

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