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I Love ZYX: Italo Disco Collection 2

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The second volume of the I Love ZYX: Italo Disco Collection series contains 35 tracks across three discs and pulls up another assortment of mostly mid-'80s singles from labels like Discomagic, Memory, and Flea. Some of the tracks retrain the synth pop/post-disco sound of early Italo disco, while more revel in hi-NRG -- bolder, busier, and often flat-out gaudy. Among the selections here are two cuts each from Chip Chip and Magazine 60, Savage's "Good Bye," Funny Twins' "You & Me," and Blue Russell's "I Wanna Fly Away," the last of which is a 1984 A-side more palatable to fans of 1982/1983 Italo.

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