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Virtual CD of the Month - Euro Vision

Virtual CD of the Month: “Euro Vision”

Yes, it’s that time of year again when Europe comes together in a celebration of culture, artistic endeavour and good taste. Of course, back in the 1980s there were no semi-finals and you never heard anyone else’s entry before the big night (unless you were keen enough to tune in to the preview shows split over the previous two Sunday afternoons), so there was a real sense of anticipation when the Eurovision Song Contest came around.

May’s Virtual CD of the Month brings together twenty Eurovision songs from the ’80s. Some of them romped to victory and became classics, others sank without trace and were instantly forgotten, still others didnʼt do as well as expected on the night but have since taken on a life of their own. Oh, and one wasn’t actually an entry in the contest but is the only thing anyone remembers about that year’s show.

Lovingly compiled by our own Steve Binnie, and including a digital booklet with exclusive sleeve notes, the Virtual CD of the Month is available on Spotify and Mixcloud and is exclusive to Sound of the Crowd’s Patreon backers – for as little as $1 a month you can have exclusive access to these monthly playlists plus all sorts of extra bonus items.

Click here to stream the Virtual CD and download the booklet!

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Virtual C90 – May 2016

Virtual C90 - May2016

New music this month from ABC, Billy Ocean, Pet Shop Boys, Wire and Paul Young, plus our attempt to pay tribute to Prince which isn’t easy on Spotify. All this plus the usual mix of hits, misses, remixes and forgotten … read more