Wednesday, April 8, 2015

V/A - Volume 4 (UK CD & Book / September 1992)




It's been roughly 5 months since I last posted a 'UK Volume' release, so with that in mind and the great suggestion from a fellow blogger, PPSHH, I begin again. Here's the Discogs link for any further information on this release. Outside of that, I want to thank all the readers and visitors to my blog. I recently moved past the 300, 000 mark (visits)! This is something I never expected (well, a bit) when I began this back in the fall of 2010. I hope that my delay in posts doesn't negatively affect your viewership. As for the 200+ posts I've added, only a few have had to be removed due to 'blogging restrictions', one just recently. My blogger friends no exactly what I speak of. OK.....just a thank you again for your patience and loyalty. Keep the requests coming. I do have a Facebook page for all that and I do try to get at them if I actually have the releases. (RA)






UK VOLUME: FOUR 

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Pool - Where Did We Go Wrong (US 12 Inch / 1984)




01 Where Did We Go Wrong (Extended Mix) 5:05
02 Place In The Sun 4:13
03 Where Did We Go Wrong (Album Mix) 3:43






I recently picked up The Pool's '333+' remaster from 2014. I had no idea it was out! I'm quite happy to finally have an abundance of their tracks in remastered form, from the mid 80's. I was heavily into the Enigma records catalogue back then, so this will be a nice addition to my files. This brings me to my post for today. I originally heard this track on the Enigma Variations sampler from 1985 and I was able to locate the 12 inch version of it. All the art is from my actual 12 inch, but all the recordings are taken from the remastered CD. The tracks sound great and weren't 'brick-walled' in the remastering process! 


Where Did We Go: Wrong

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

V/A - Art Of Mix 911 (CD / 1993)




I was in the process of looking for some lost 'Art Of Mix' CD's when I ran across this compilation. It was out of place with the others and I nearly forgot that I had it. After some further Discogs research, I see that it is an 'Art Of Mix' compilation. Yeah for me, lucky for you. Unfortunately, I do not have the CD 2 of this set for some reason. Damn for me. As for my overall review of the 'AOM' series...ah, I don't know. I didn't use the remixes when I was djing. I found them a bit repetitive. I was always partial to anything 'Razormaid'. I, like you, am going to go back in and revisit these...just to be sure. (Insert winking smiley face).






Friday, February 27, 2015

Thompson Twins - Sugar Daddy (US 12 Inch / 1989)




01 Sugar Daddy (Sweet N' Low Mix...aka 12 Inch Remix) 5:37
02 Sugar Daddy (Big Daddy's Dub) 5:14
03 Sugar Daddy (7 Inch Remix) 3:37
04 Sugar Daddy (Velvet Rail Mix...aka Sugar House Mix) 7:41
05 Sugar Daddy (Velvet Rail Dub...aka Sugar House Dub) 5:49
06 Monkey Man 3:33






I recently found this twelve inch for one dollar. I bought it to photograph the artwork. I already have the tracks on file. They were recorded by a good facebook friend, (Petee)! The recordings are excellent and will work perfectly with this post. You may notice that a few of the tracks have multiple titles. I don't doubt that all the TT fans out there will confirm this and adlib regarding the content. I'm all ears for comments! I needed to do a double check to see if any of my other fellow bloggers have covered this and I found that it was still open for a (recent and self recorded) posting. All artwork was taken from this twelve inch. Thanks to all of you readers for patiently awaiting my blog updates. If I actually had a 'Sugar Mama' (kind of do already), then I wouldn't need to hold down my recent taking of a part time job. Hell, we all need to pull our weight, right? Enough personal hoodoo....Enjoy!


Sugar: Daddy

Friday, February 6, 2015

Thomas Dolby - Blinded By Science (5 Song Mini LP / 1982)




01 She Blinded Me With Science 5:09
02 One Of Our Submarines 7:15
03 Windpower 5:57
04 Airwaves 5:20
05 Flying North 5:41






This is the incredible Thomas Dolby and one of his earlier works following his involvement with bands previous. This also was the first record I ever purchased by Dolby. His tracks were all over modern rock radio back in 1982 specifically 'She Blinded Me With Science' and 'One Of Our Submarines'. The tracks were so different from anything else, well, outside of Planet P which I bought roughly at the same time. Eventually, as most of us know, 'She Blinded Me With Science' went on to become an MTV favorite and achieve a peak #5 position with the Billboard Top 40 back in the late spring of 1983.

All of the songs from this LP are extended versions of the originals. I have decided to use the tracks from the 1999 CD compilation release '12X12'. The only track I recorded from this LP was 'Airwaves'. I hope to hear your feedback regarding it, as I was beside myself in making the decision not to record the entire mini LP. Perhaps some of you will like and or dislike that. Let me know and I can go back and record it in full. All the art is from my copy of the vinyl. Thanks!


One Of Our: Submarines   

Friday, January 30, 2015

V/A - Acieed Inferno 2 (Import CD / 1989)





This is Volume 2 of the Acieed House series on the BCM Records label. I think that you'll find it to be an obvious compliment to the first volume I posted previously. Here is the Discogs link to further provide you with any additional information. This CD is still selling for a fair amount. All art and recordings are from my original CD that I bought 'years' ago!


Acieed: Inferno 2

Thursday, January 29, 2015

V/A - Acieed Inferno (Import CD / 1988)





These next few posts are going to draw from the late 80's European Acieed House craze. I have a series of CD's that are rather expensive to come by, well perhaps they used to be. Here's the Discogs link for some background information on this one. Most consumers out there are clueless as to 'the classics', so this is a little treat is for all my readers who were in the know back then. If you didn't know, you will be brought up to speed about the real Acid House history. For the most part, I absolutely hated Acid House back in the day, but what it morphed into made me all the more curious. All art & recordings are from my original CD I purchased 'years' ago! There was a time... 


Acieed:  Inferno



Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Gypsy - Funk de Fino (UK 12 Inch / 1994)



01 Funk de Fino 13:37
02 Varisuvia 8:47






A bit of a delay within regards to posting the second half of a few requests. Nothing worse than getting that one Winter Flu / Cold a year to put you into hibernation. Figures. Anyway, here is the follow up. This is a great progressive trance record from Gypsy. Limbo Records was on the cutting edge of this style along with Eye Q and Harthouse Records. There were many labels catering to this style, but these three were on my radar back then. The shear length of the tracks make it one that feels it should be on a constant loop. All art & recordings are from my 12 inch. Artwork was shared to the Discogs site.


Funk de: Fino

Saturday, January 10, 2015

B-Tribe - Fiesta Fatal (US 12 Inch / 1993)




01 Fiesta Fatal (Barcelona Tribe Megamix) 7:35
02 Fiesta Fatal (Radio Edit) 3:42
03 Fiesta Fatale (Pippi's Noche Latina Percussion Mix) 4:02
04 Fiesta Fatal (Ragga UK Mix) 6:03

Bonus

05 Fiesta Fatal (Album Version) 5:59





Knocking out a couple of requests from you readers/followers of my blog. Stepping into the Tribal House department for this lovely slice of wax. I remembering gushing over this one back when I picked it up in '93. I still recall where I dropped the 'Noche Latina' version in my mixes and with what tracks it worked best. A good recall and some great times from long ago!

Regarding the vinyl itself, it has seen better days. I think that there really is only a slight issue with the take/recording of the Radio Edit. As for the first track and the last track, those were culled from the original CD, otherwise all art and most of the recordings are from this twelve inch.


Fiesta: Fatal!

Wang Chung - Fire In The Twilight (US 12 Inch / 1985)




01 Wang Chung - Fire In The Twilight (Specially Remixed Version) 3:42
02 Jesse Johnson & Stephanie Spruill - Heart Too Hot To Hold 4:23






A quick post from the Wang Chung library. I've had this ready for awhile now, may as well get it on the blog. Nothing to special here. The 'Specially Remixed Version' seems to be an edit of the actual track...that's it. It's fifteen seconds shorter. The Jesse Johnson track is the same as the soundtrack. Grab this one for the artwork...if you want. All art & recordings are from this release. Art was uploaded to Discogs.


Fire In The: Twilight