Blast From The Past

Rediscover the past three decades of pop music.

If you've recently rediscovered the past three decades of pop music and don't know where to start shopping, then you may well have stumbled upon the mother of all compilation albums!

With its two volumes and chart-topping tracks, "Music Of The Millenium" would definitely be a sound investment for your pop album collection. Essentially, Universal Music and Virgin have compiled thirty-nine tracks spanning over four decades for this one album that's sure to be a real scream!

Volume One has about twenty tracks, ranging from "My Generation" by The Who (1965) to "Millenium" by Robbie Williams (2000). Other illustrious professionals include Peter Gabriel, Elton John, Kate Bush and David Bowie. Jon Bon Jovi's classic "Living on a Prayer" is reminiscent of a 80s, and Prince's "Purple Rain" from the same era makes for easy listening too.

Volume Two is another chapter altogether, and features several artists who have carved out their reputations since the seventies. George Michael's "Jesus To A Child", Bob Marley's "No Woman No Cry" and Janet Jackson's "Together Again" are just some of the tracks you can look forward to, when you bite into this one. However, those listeners consumed by a love for retro dance music would probably find solace with ABBA and the Bee Gees.

This article was first published on 11 Apr 2001.