Saturday, April 4, 2020

VA - Time Life Music, Easy 80's [2011] (10 x CD's)


VA - Time Life Music, Easy 80's [2011] (10 x CD's)

Time Life has put together the best-loved romantic, adult contemporary hits of the eighties. From sexy and sensual ballads to soft and sweet love songs and even some of the decade's greatest power ballads, the 'Easy '80s' collection is all about love. With such soft rock heavyweights as Chicago, Whitney Houston, Elton John, Phil Collins, Lionel Richie, Steve Winwood, Air Supply and Olivia Newton-John, our set is a 'who's who' of easy listening artists - a must-have collection for music fans who preferred to skip Van Halen, Prince and Springsteen in favor of lighter hits. The artists are big, like Michael Bolton, Peabo Bryson, Heart, Michael McDonald, Fleetwood Mac, Smokey Robinson, Cristopher Cross, Tina Turner, Dan Fogelberg, Gloria Estefan and many, many more. (Amazon)






Track lists

Time Life Music, Easy 80's (At This Moment)

01    Michael McDonald    I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near)    3:40
02    Cars    Drive    3:56
03    Patti Austin (Feat. James Ingram)    Baby, Come to Me    3:37
04    Anita Baker    Giving You the Best That I Got    4:18
05    Grover Washington, Jr. (Feat. Bill Withers)    Just the Two of Us    7:24
06    George Benson    Turn Your Love Around    3:51
07    Simply Red    Holding Back the Years    4:30
08    Foreigner    I Want to Know What Love Is    5:00
09    Chicago    Hard to Say I’m Sorry    5:07
10    Laura Branigan    How Am I Supposed to Live Without You    4:32
11    Eddie Rabbitt    I Love a Rainy Night    3:09
12    Al Jarreau    We’re in This Love Together    3:47
13    Bee Gees    One    4:54
14    Christopher Cross    Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)    3:55
15    Abba    The Winner Takes it All    4:54

01    Ambrosia    Biggest Part of Me    5:27
02    Chicago    You’re the Inspiration    3:48
03    Beach Boys    Kokomo    3:36
04    Leo Sayer    More Than I Can Say    3:38
05    Atlantic Starr    Always    4:02
06    Howard Jones    No One is to Blame    4:12
07    Peabo Bryson    If Ever You’re in My Arms Again    4:14
08    Simply Red    If You Don’t Know Me By Now    3:27
09    Linda Ronstadt (Feat. Aaron Neville)    Don’t Know Much    3:35
10    Mike + the Mechanics    The Living Years    5:33
11    Christopher Cross    Sailing    4:16
12    Phil Collins    One More Night    4:48
13    Foreigner    Waiting for a Girl Like You    4:50
14    Eddie Rabbitt (Feat. Crystal Gayle)    You and I    3:59
15    Billy Vera and the Beaters    At This Moment    4:14

Time Life Music, Easy 80's (Lost In Love)

01    Bruce Hornsby and the Range    The Way it Is    4:58
02    Air Supply    The One That You Love    4:17
03    Rick Astley    Never Gonna Give You Up    3:33
04    Champaign    How ’bout Us    4:36
05    Taylor Dayne    I’ll Always Love You    4:20
06    Luther Vandross    Here and Now    5:24
07    Dionne Warwick (Feat. Jeffrey Osborne)    Love Power    4:34
08    Billy Ocean    There’ll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)    4:51
09    Exposé    Seasons Change    4:55
10    Pointer Sisters    Slow Hand    3:52
11    Willie Nelson    Always on My Mind    3:33
12    Ronnie Milsap    Any Day Now    3:41
13    Dan Fogelberg    Longer    3:13
14    Toto    Africa    4:58

01    Aretha Franklin (Feat. George Michael)    I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)    4:00
02    Bill Medley (Feat. Jennifer Warnes)    (I’ve Had) the Time of My Life    4:48
03    Whitney Houston    Saving All My Love for You    4:00
04    Kenny Loggins    Meet Me Halfway    3:40
05    Cyndi Lauper    True Colors    3:48
06    Kenny G    Songbird    5:05
07    Paul Davis    Cool Night    3:39
08    Air Supply    Lost in Love    3:54
09    Dolly Parton (Feat. Kenny Rogers)    Islands in the Stream    4:09
10    Bangles    Eternal Flame    3:56
11    Will to Power    Baby, I Love Your Way / Freebird Medley (Free Baby)    4:08
12    Gloria Estefan    Don’t Wanna Lose You    4:09
13    Toto    I’ll Be Over You    3:50
14    Michael Bolton    That’s What Love is All About    3:58

Time Life Music, Easy 80's (Secret Lovers)

01    Commodores    Nightshift    5:06
02    Steve Winwood    Back in the High Life Again    4:23
03    Dan Hartman    I Can Dream About You    4:10
04    Pure Prairie League    Let Me Love You Tonight    2:44
05    Kool and the Gang    Joanna    4:24
06    Brenda Russell    Piano in the Dark    5:20
07    Joe Cocker (Feat. Jennifer Warnes)    Up Where We Belong    3:58
08    Olivia Newton-John    Magic    4:31
09    Lionel Richie    Hello    4:09
10    Teri Desario (Feat. Kc)    Yes, I'm Ready    3:17
11    Tiffany    Could've Been    3:35
12    Elton John    Candle in the Wind (Live in Australia)    3:58
13    Patti Labelle (Feat. Michael McDonald)    On My Own    4:51
14    Debarge    All This Love    5:53

01    Olivia Newton-John    Xanadu    3:29
02    Debarge    Who's Holding Donna Now?    4:07
03    Lionel Richie    Stuck on You    3:11
04    Chris De Burgh    The Lady in Red    4:15
05    Kool and the Gang    Cherish    5:41
06    Rita Coolidge    All Time High    3:04
07    Captain and Tennille    Do That to Me One More Time    3:52
08    Jets    You Got it All    4:08
09    Steve Winwood    The Finer Things    5:51
10    Smokey Robinson    Being With You    4:06
11    Atlantic Starr    Secret Lovers    4:04
12    Jeffrey Osborne    You Should Be Mine (The Woo Woo Song)    4:28
13    Klymaxx    I Miss You    5:33
14    Lionel Richie (Feat. Diana Ross)    Endless Love    4:27

Time Life Music, Easy 80's (Angel Of The Morning)

01    Dolly Parton    9 to 5    2:45
02    Ronnie Milsap    (There’s) No Gettin’ Over Me    3:15
03    Gregory Abbott    Shake You Down    4:05
04    Jermaine Jackson    Do What You Do    4:28
05    Eric Carmen    Make Me Lose Control    4:47
06    Gino Vannelli    Living Inside Myself    4:25
07    Toto    I Won’t Hold You Back    4:56
08    Air Supply    Even the Nights Are Better    3:58
09    Bertie Higgins    Key Largo    3:18
10    Billy Ocean    Suddenly    3:52
11    Starship    Sara    4:20
12    Dan Fogelberg    Leader of the Band    4:17
13    Dionne Warwick    Heartbreaker    4:18
14    Kenny G    Don’t Make Me Wait for Love    4:06

01    Sheena Easton    Morning Train (Nine to Five)    3:21
02    Spandau Ballet    True    5:40
03    Juice Newton    Angel of the Morning    3:58
04    Freddie Jackson    You Are My Lady    4:43
05    Tina Turner    What’s Love Got to Do With It    3:50
06    Kenny Rogers    Lady    3:47
07    Peabo Bryson (Feat. Roberta Flack)    Tonight, I Celebrate My Love    3:31
08    Don McLean    Crying    3:44
09    Kenny Rogers (Feat. Sheena Easton)    We’ve Got Tonight    3:52
10    Anne Murray    Could I Have This Dance    3:15
11    Sheriff    When I'm With You    3:55
12    A Taste of Honey    Sukiyaki    3:43
13    Kenny Rogers (Feat. Kim Carnes)    Don’t Fall in Love With a Dreamer    3:41
14    Bobby McFerrin    Don't Worry Be Happy    3:54

Time Life Music, Power of Love CD1+CD2

01    Celine Dion    The Power of Love    5:45
02    Oleta Adams    Get Here    4:37
03    Mariah Carey    Vision of Love    3:32
04    Neil Diamond    Heartlight    4:26
05    Michael Bolton    How Am I Supposed to Live Without You    4:16
06    Phil Collins    Groovy Kind of Love    3:30
07    Billy Joel    This is the Time    5:01
08    Gloria Estefan    Anything for You    4:05
09    Reo Speedwagon    Can't Fight This Feeling    4:57
10    Heart    These Dreams    4:16
11    Cyndi Lauper    Time After Time    4:01
12    Bonnie Tyler    Total Eclipse of the Heart    5:37
13    Dan Hill    Can't We Try    3:59
14    Paul Young    Everytime You Go Away    5:26
15    Jack Wagner    All I Need    3:31
16    Doobie Brothers    What a Fool Believes    3:44
17    Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes    If You Don't Know Me By Now    3:29
18    Three Degrees    When Will I See You Again    3:02

01    Phil Collins    You Can't Hurry Love    2:53
02    A-Ha    Take on Me    3:50
03    Fleetwood Mac    Little Lies    3:38
04    Chicago    Look Away    4:02
05    Michael McDonald    Ain't No Mountain High Enough    2:49
06    John Parr    St. Elmo's Fire    4:10
07    Starship    Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now    4:30
08    Richard Marx    Should've Known Better    4:11
09    Steve Winwood    Higher Love    5:46
10    Mr. Mister    Broken Wings    4:43
11    Irene Cara    Flashdance    3:54
12    Eric Carmen    Hungry Eyes    4:08
13    Genesis    Invisible Touch    3:27
14    Smokey Robinson    Just to See Her    4:01
15    John Waite    Missing You    4:26
16    Vanessa Williams    You Are Everything    3:43
17    Michael Bolton    How Can We Be Lovers (If We Can't Be Friends)    3:56
18    Wilson Phillips    You're in Love    4:50



  1. Hi Butterboy,
    more Time Life comps! great!
    Well-known bands most of them but interesting comp as well.
    Thanks a lot

    1. Hi Il Commendatore,
      Time Life have great compilations and always good to listen to.


  2. As so often a really extremely knowledgeable and equally atmospheric compilation, thank you very much!

    1. Enjoy the music, Woody.
      Some great songs here.


  3. thank you King i love the 80 wish i can turn back the time - Aissie

    1. Hi Aussie.
      No need to turn back time, its all there lurking in your mind. Just bring it back through music.


  4. Ahh... the easy eighties for the (so far) uneasy twenties; thanks Butter. And I like your reply to Aussie, too - we're all time travelers; we just need music, and back there we go...

    1. Hi Aging Child,
      I hope you and family are getting through this pandemic situation without and hardships. Its certainly a test for our way of thinking/life today. We are so free and can do anything we want, so to be isolated is a real challenge. Peoples minds are generally aroused by getting out, eating, doing exciting thinks, traveling, meeting communally, sharing experience with contact and gathering in general. So the isolation with effect a lot of people, hopefully only for the short term. if we ALL respect each other and isolate more we will definitely slow or eliminate the spread. I think traveling will change in the future.

      What am I doig... need to get focused on the music.... Some nice tracks in this compilation , Aging Child, so keep time traveling with the them.

      Stay safe.


    2. I concur, O phine philosopher! Fortunately, a lot of folks [i.e., our kids' ages] have long since mastered remote socialization, so they'll weather it. Myself, I've seen reduced hours (and income) from work - time I've been able to put toward household stuff and writing. My family's biggest worry right now (most of us also furloughed to one degree or another) is our invalid mother, and her fellow patients, sealed up in their nursing home. We visit her through the windows... and are troubled at how one nursing home after another has begun showing infected patients. These folks are so vulnerable, and the only things we can do to protect these people in them are passive things (beyond prayer itself), such as keeping our distance... when we want to hold them close and dare any virus to just try to get any closer.

      Hang in there!

    3. I worry for the people who wont or cant cope... The homeless and in-firmed, the starving, the uninformed and the uneducated .... May they all deal with this pandemic. Let reach out folks.
      I am good here , my family are good and observing the rules of engagement... We have pets, food and music...
      I had a good day today, hope you did too.

      Stay safe friend.


    4. Likewise! I'm mulling approaching one or more of these nursing homes to see if they could reach out to the community - particularly the closed schools - and request folks send little notes, cards, etc., to help them keep their spirits up... much as has been done around the world since WWI or earlier, with folks posted far from home, and in need of a gentle touch to the heart. The nursing homes are already terribly busy as it is, and likely even their social directors don't have the time to put toward this. I don't know how to get this going, myself... but I might know some people who do...

  5. Guess you're going "Easy" on us with this one BB.
    Thanks. Another great box set. Hope there's more!

  6. This is tremendous. You know, this was not a sound I warmed to before visiting your blog BB; thanks so much for turning me on to it.

    1. Hi Phillip,
      A surprisingly good set.
      As mrRadiod said previously... Guess I was going "Easy" on us with this one


  7. Thank you for the great collection. These are prefect for "chillin".

    1. Thank Kevin,
      Enjoy these and stay chilled.


  8. Can you plsease update the download links? THANKS

    1. Hi darshan.
      New links established, tested and working.