I was in MEDSCHOOL when this excellent 80s Compilation CD entitled "NEW WAVE HITS OF THE 80s" was made available here in MANILA at ODYSSEY RECORDS. It was 1994 and the Philippine Music Scene was in the middle of the ALTERNATIVE ROCK BOOM both Foreign and Lokal Acts when this great RHINO Records Compilation was released here in MANILA and a lot of Volumes were also conceptualized after the success of the first one. If I'm not mistaken, there were a total of 18 Volumes created by RHINO Records and for me each Volume is a great catch for NEW WAVERS who really missed the music during those times it was released. YUP!! The DECADE of the 90s was really dedicated to the so-called ALTERNATIVE ROCK MUSIC and this Compilation back then would at least have revived the music of the Decade which just ended....and it was the Unforgetable 80s. I consider it as one of the early NEW WAVE COMPILATION CDS that were released in the 90s which made a great tribute to the Musical Genre called NEW WAVE. Since, the CD SERIES is a mixture of the COMMON and HARD TO FIND New Wave Music I decided to buy only 5 CDs from the compilation which included the Special HOLLOWEEN and CHRISTMAS release which were also made available on the now defunct TOWER RECORDS Philippines by year 1999-2001 . The Inner Cover Sleeves of each Volume is very impressive because it contain informations about the songs on the Tracklist and it's Chart Success if there were any and of course there were also Band photos and stories included on the Inserts. A Great Compilation Indeed!!
Well, luckily fellow Blogger BABAKAZOO have uploaded 16 CDs from the NEW WAVE HITS OF THE 80's Series in his blog. It also contain the whole Tracklist of each Volume.
Do check it out!!
NEW WAVE HITS OF THE 80's VOLUMES 1-15
NEW WAVE WOMEN
CLICK HERE: BABAKAZOO
to enter BABA's site and download 16 CDs from the series!!
I featured the HOLLOWEEN edition before here in my blog.
CLICK HERE: HOLLOWEEN
COOL 80's NEW WAVE SERIES!!