Various Artists

The '80s: Just an Illusion

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Part of the Bellevue label's cheap series of '80s-themed compilations (which often derail into songs originally released during the '70s and '90s), The '80s: Just an Illusion features versions of Imagination's "Just an Illusion," Starship's "Nothing's Going to Stop Us Now," Kool & the Gang's "Get Down on It," Howard Jones' "New Song," and ABC's "When Smokey Sings." The back of the cheap package notes that some of the selections are re-recordings -- which are always inferior to the original studio versions -- but Bellevue doesn't indicate them on a track-by-track basis. As with the other volumes in this series, this should be avoided.

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