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Beach Party: '80s Beach Hits

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Bellevue's extensive Beach Party series, like its other multi-volume series, is littered with poor studio re-recordings and inferior live versions. While the label notes on the back of each disc which tracks are live, it does no such thing with the re-recordings, making each volume impossible to recommend -- whether it sells for a basement-bottom price or not. Even though each disc has a theme, the selections are often arbitrary. Among the selections on this particular volume: Debbie Gibson's "Lost in Your Eyes," Level 42's "Something About You," Starship's "Nothing's Going to Stop Us Now," and Anita Ward's "Ring My Bell" (the original recording of which was released in 1979).

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