Since September 2010, this blog has recorded the journey of this middle-aged man as I attempt to listen to all the music in my CD collection. CDs revisited in their entirety from start to finish - no skipping tracks, no shuffle. CDs only - no vinyl, no tapes, no downloads. And just as CD technology (and the album format itself) becomes obsolete. I'm no music critic, just a music junkie with too much time on my hands.

Monday, August 27, 2012

The Best of Nick Heyward & Haircut 100 (1989)


German import

Here we're treated to wonderful, bubblegum pop songs, most of which are available on Haircut 100's Pelican West, and from Nick Heyward's first two solo albums, North Of A Miracle and Postcards From Home. I have all these tracks on other CDs now, but at the time of purchase I didn't have any of this music on CD, just Pelican West and North Of A Miracle on vinyl. So while this CD doesn't get played at all anymore, it was one of my favorites when I bought it. The songs were released in the years 1982-85. There are no liner notes, not even a booklet or credits, simply a track listing.

Peak on the US Billboard Top 200 chart: Did not chart

Tracks: I was unaware of the Postcards From Home release, so the 2 songs from that album were new to me, as were Nick's single-only releases Laura and Warning Sign. Also new to me was Nobody's Fool from Haircut 100 that wasn't included on the Pelican West LP but was later included in the CD release as a bonus track.

Today's trivia: Track 13 on this CD, Over The Weekend, was included on the soundtrack for the terrible 1986 Jackie Gleason/Tom Hanks comedic drama, Nothing in Common.

Personal Memory Associated with this CD: Purchased at a Best Buy in San Antonio in 1993 or '94 - I was so excited to find it. If I had only know if the vast selection of CDs of the Internet would be available in a few short years...

Previously revisited for the blog:
The Apple Bed (1998)
Stars In Her Eyes (1998)
Today (1997)
The Man You Used To Be (1997)
A Hard Days Nick (1996)
The World (1995)
Tangled (1995)
From Monday To Sunday (1993)
He Doesn't Love You Like I Do (1993)
I Love You Avenue (1988)
Postcards From Home (1986)
Pelican West (1982)

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