“Action Trax Volume 1” by Various Artists - album review

features in: (B-list) Album Chart of 1982 →(B-list) Album Chart of the 1980s →

TJR says

For general pop fans this March '82 release was another solid value-for-money effort from K-Tel, with the hard-to-resist salesline of buy Volume 1 get Volume 2 free. Volume 1 is as good as you could dare to hope for from this type of record.

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A1 [03:46] 4.6.png Bucks Fizz - The Land Of Make Believe (Peter Sinfield, Andy Hill) Pop
A2 [03:26] 8.2.png Mobiles - Drowning In Berlin (Russ Madge, David Blundell, Chris Downton) New Wave
A3 [03:23] 3.9.png Godley and Creme - Wedding Bells (Kevin Godley, Lol Creme) Pop
A4 [03:49] 6.1.png Kim Wilde - Cambodia (Ricki Wilde, Marty Wilde) Pop
A5 [03:02] 5.4.png Haircut One Hundred - Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl) (Nick Heyward) Pop
A6 [03:24] 8.0.png Bad Manners - Walking In The Sunshine (Doug Trendle, Alan Sayagg, Louis Cook, Andrew Marson, Gus Herman, Chris Kane, David Farren, Brian Tuitt, Martin Stewart) Reggae
A7 [03:00] 9.3.png Elvis Costello and The Attractions - Sweet Dreams (Don Gibson) Country
A8 [04:12] 10.0.png Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Joan Of Arc (Maid Of Orleans) (Andy McCluskey) New Wave
A9 [03:45] 4.6.png Daryl Hall and John Oates - I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) (Daryl Hall, John Oates) Pop
B1 [03:57] 6.8.png The Human League - Don’t You Want Me? (John Callis, Phil Oakey, Philip Adrian Wright) Pop
B2 [03:16] 3.0.png Shakin’ Stevens - It’s Raining (Naomi Neville) Rock n Roll Ballad
B3 [03:59] 7.7.png Stiff Little Fingers - Listen (Jake Burns, Dolphin Taylor, Henry Cluney, Ali McMordie, Gordon Ogilvie) Alternative Rock
B4 [03:19] 7.7.png The Teardrop Explodes - Passionate Friend (Julian Cope) New Wave
B5 [04:34] 8.9.png XTC - Senses Working Overtime [single version] (Andy Partridge) New Wave
B6 [02:59] 3.0.png The Mood - Don’t Stop (John Moore) New Wave
B7 [04:35] 6.0.png Gary Numan and Dramatis - Love Needs No Disguise (Denis Haines, Chris Payne, Cedric Sharpley, Russell Bell) New Wave
B8 [04:24] 5.6.png Ultravox - The Voice (Christopher Allen, Warren Cann, Billy Currie, Midge Ure) New Wave
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