Various Artists

The '80s: To Be with You

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Even if the Bellevue label's extensive series of '80s-themed compilations contained all-original recordings, it would not be recommendable. Regardless of price, the selections are too arbitrary, and many of the tracks originate from other decades. Casual fans of '80s music might not recognize several titles. Among the more popular songs present here in some form: Chaka Khan's "I Feel for You," Chic's "Everybody Dance" (released during the '70s), Biz Markie's "Just a Friend," Berlin's "Take My Breath Away," and Evelyn Thomas' "High Energy." As indicated on the back of the package, some of the versions here are re-recordings.

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