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Acid Rain: Definitive Original Acid & Deep House 1985-1991 [Box set]

Various Artists Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (12 Aug 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Demon Music Group
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,504 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Bird in a Gilded Cage (12" Club Mix) [Explicit]Jungle Wonz 6:380.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Bad Boy (feat. Jamie Principle)[Unreleased 12" Mix] [Explicit]Frankie Knuckles 5:400.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Take Me Higher (12" Club Mix) [Explicit]Virgo Four 4:480.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. I'll Never Let You Go (Instrumental 12" Club Mix) [Explicit]William S 6:150.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. School Hall (12" Club Mix) [Explicit]M.E. 4:240.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. I Like It (12" Dub Mix) [Explicit]Libra Libra 9:500.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Fantasy (12" Club Mix) [Explicit]Pleasure Zone 4:270.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Lack of Love (12" Club Mix) [Explicit]Charles B 6:190.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Box Energy (12" Club Mix) [Explicit]Dj Pierre 5:090.89  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Desirable Revenge (Jack 'Em off Club Mix) [Explicit]Candy J 8:590.89  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Dream Girl (Ralphi Rosario Club Mix) [Explicit]Pierre's Fantasy Club 8:490.89  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Let Your Body Talk (12" Club Mix) [Explicit]Ace & The Sandman 7:100.89  Buy MP3 
Listen13. R U Hot Enough (12" Club Mix) [Explicit]Virgo 7:400.89  Buy MP3 
Listen14. It's You (12" Free Club Mix) [Explicit]Mr & Mrs Dale 5:210.89  Buy MP3 
Listen15. The Jungle (Edit)[12" Club Mix] [Explicit]Jungle Wonz 5:070.89  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Baby Wants to Ride (12" Club Mix) [Explicit]Frankie Knuckles 1:420.89  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Can You Feel It (feat. Mr Lee)[Jackin up the Dub 12" Mix] [Explicit]Mario Diaz 4:150.89  Buy MP3 
Listen18. In-Ten-Si-T (Acca-Bass-Si-T 12" Remix) [Explicit]Mickey Oliver 5:120.89  Buy MP3 
Listen19. As Acid Turns (12" Club Mix) [Explicit]Liddell Townsell 5:110.89  Buy MP3 
Listen20. That Shit's Wild (Album Version) [Explicit]Dr Derelict 4:220.89  Buy MP3 
Listen21. World Turns Round (Album Version) [Explicit]Cool McCool 6:250.89  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Living in a Land (12" Club Mix) [Explicit]Gene Hunt 5:220.89  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Your Only Friend (Cocaine)[12" Club Mix] [Explicit]Phuture 4:540.89  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Face It (feat. Liz Torres)[12" Dub Mix] [Explicit]Master C&J 7:030.89  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Got the Bug (12" Club Mix) [Explicit]Pierre's Pfantasy Club 4:560.89  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Washing Machine (12" Club Mix) [Explicit]Mr Fingers 4:190.89  Buy MP3 
Listen27. Magic Feet (12" Club Mix) [Explicit]Mike Dunn 6:050.89  Buy MP3 
Listen28. Another World (Album Version) [Explicit]Bam Bam 4:350.89  Buy MP3 
Listen29. Ecstasy (Album Version) [Explicit]Fingers 5:390.89  Buy MP3 
Listen30. I Need a Friend (Album Version) [Explicit]Farley 'Jackmaster' Funk 5:380.89  Buy MP3 

Disc 2:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. In the Night (Kenny's Night Club Mix) [Explicit]Ralphi Rosario 5:320.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Shout (Album Version) [Explicit]Jack Frost, The Circle Jerks 2:540.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. I've Lost Control (12" Club Mix) [Explicit]Sleezy D 9:430.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. I'll Make You Dance (Album Version) [Explicit]Lidell Townsell 5:000.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. I Cant Forget (12" Club Mix) [Explicit]Mr Lee 4:410.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. String Free (12" Club Leray Mix) [Explicit]Phortune 8:390.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Where's Your Child (12" Club Mix) [Explicit]Bam Bam 5:370.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Slam (12" Club Mix) [Explicit]Phuture 5:410.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Acid Rain (12" Rain Dance Uk Club Mix) [Explicit]Victor Romeo 5:400.89  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Don't Take It (Thomos 2007 12" Re-Edit) [Explicit]Armando 8:310.89  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Make U Scream (12" Deep House Club Mix) [Explicit]Bam Bam 8:090.89  Buy MP3 
Listen12. To Be or Not to Be (12" Club Mix) [Explicit]Neal Howard 6:200.89  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Without Make Up (Ron Hardy 12" Club Mix) [Explicit]Marcus Mixx11:04Album Only
Listen14. The Chase (Mayday 12" Club Mix) [Explicit]Model 500 6:240.89  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Cool & Dry (Album Version) [Explicit]Jack Frost, The Circle Jerks 5:150.89  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Get the Hole (Album Version) [Explicit]Liddell Townsell 5:570.89  Buy MP3 
Listen17. K's Vertigo (12" Club K Re-Edit) [Explicit]K. Alexi Shelby 6:440.89  Buy MP3 
Listen18. The Gathering (12" Club Mix) [Explicit]Neal Howard 6:380.89  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Psychousic (12" Club Mix) [Explicit]Marcus Mixx 7:070.89  Buy MP3 
Listen20. The Calling (12" Reprise Mix) [Explicit]Fade Ii Black 3:450.89  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Distant Planet (12" Club Mix) [Explicit]Mr Fingers 5:140.89  Buy MP3 
Listen22. The Spell (Ron Hardy 12" Club Mix) [Explicit]Marcus Mixx 9:270.89  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Sensation (12" Club Mix) [Explicit]Ron Hardy 7:250.89  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Clap Me (12" Club Mix) [Explicit]Jack Frost 6:470.89  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Work the Box (12" Club Mix) [Explicit]Santos 4:310.89  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Machines (12" Club Mix) [Explicit]Laurent X 6:470.89  Buy MP3 
Listen27. We Are Phuture (12" Club Mix) [Explicit]Phuture 8:330.89  Buy MP3 
Listen28. Drowning in a Sea of House (12" Club Mix) [Explicit]Laurent X 4:190.89  Buy MP3 
Listen29. Acid Trax (12" Club Mix) [Explicit]Phuture12:26Album Only
Listen30. Time Marches On (12" Club Mix) [Explicit]Jungle Wonz 6:560.89  Buy MP3 
Listen31. Can You Feel It (12" Club Mix) [Explicit]Mr Fingers 5:450.89  Buy MP3 

Product Description

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It was 25 years ago in 1988 when the Acid House sound created a musical revolution in the UK following the success of London’s Shoom and Hedonism, whilst, at the same time, Manchester was kick starting the movement in the North of England with the Hacienda’s Hot and Nude nights. Acid House continued its corrosive effect on the late 80’s party crowd with new clubs opening up almost every month throughout 1988 – R.I.P., Spectrum, Zoo, The Trip, Apocalypse Now, Legends, the State, Rage, Sunrise to name a few.

By the summer of 1988 aka ‘the second summer of love’, Acid House was something of a national sensation in the UK with the political establishment seeing the movement as a threat to law and order and the tabloid press vilifying the movement and its main symbol, the smiley face.

But what exactly was Acid House? Internationally renowned DJ and House expert, Terry Farley has painstakingly compiled 5 CD’s which trace the movement’s beginnings and the incredible 6 years when this underground music from Chicago dominated the UK dance floors and spread throughout the world. To accompany this furious aural assault is a 32 page booklet written and curated by Miles Simpson, founder of the influential House Music blog, ‘Beyond the Stars’, interrogator of legendary DJ’s and all-round House expert. Plus, of course, pages of scans, flyers and key photos from the period from the Terry Farley archives.

The repercussions of the original movement are still being felt today, with a new generation of House Music DJ’s and Clubs taking their cues from the original Acid House sound, which is currently enjoying something of a cultural renaissance via the current European/UK Deep House and Techno scenes with a new generation of DJ’s both playing and making music from this incredibly innovative period with direct influences from many of the actual Chicago classics featured within this box set. Most of the original producers of these Acid and Deep classics are also now once again in big demand with names like Frankie Knuckles, Gene Hunt, Bam Bam, DJ Pierre, Jaimie Principle, Virgo 4, Marshall Jefferson and Derrick May among others, headlining gigs in London, New York, Berlin and Ibiza. Additionally a whole new generation of today’s major DJ’s are using the influences of early Acid and Deep House including, D.J. T, Kink and Jamie Jones among many others. The sound of ‘85/’91 never went away but is now massive again with a new generation of young club goers and young producers. Here is the source!

‘Acid Rain: Definitive Original Acid & Deep House 1985-1991’ is the ultimate must-have collection for anyone who is serious about their House Music history and the influences this genre has had over the subsequent 25 years.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb mix of classics and rarities 12 Sep 2013
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What can I say? If you were going out in '88 through '91 ish, you'll know a lot of these tracks but what is incredible is how fresh they still sound - I think maybe that is partially down to the sequencing of the tracks and Terry in this respect has done an amazing job! This compilation just flows so nicely and you can leave it on without having to skip too many.

I remember going to early nights like Outer Limits in '89 and hearing Eddie Richards playing amazing tracks and never knowing what they were - well here we have at least three that I've listened to on recordings of those nights over the past 20 odd years and now I know what the tracks are! Awesome - highlights for me include School Hall M.E - Let your body talk - Ace and the Sandman and It's you - Mr and Mrs Dale

Get it on!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing early history of acid house 4 Sep 2013
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I had high hopes for this box set, not least because it is compiled by the legend that is Terry Farley.

61 Chicago acid tracks - they sound dated in a way, but played loud they still have that energy that made us fall in love with this genre.

I don't normally buy CDs but was attracted by this box set, and at this price it is an absolute bargain too.

A real gem.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant collection of acid and deep house 18 Sep 2013
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In 1989, I was in my early teens. I used to hang around in the record stores all the time. In one of them, they had managed to get their hands on a box set called "The History Of The House Sound Of Chicago". I was really into House Music at the time (too), and although I never read the track list, I really wanted to buy that vinyl collection. I expected it to be packed with hardcore Trax and DJ International stuff, records that never came to my home town in Sweden. But I simply couldn't afford to buy it.

I saw it in 2nd hand shops a few times afterwords, at even higher prices. Oh, I really wanted it.

Several years later, a friend got hold of an badly compressed mp3 version of the complete 15 CD version. It soon turned out to be quite a good collection of 80's dance music: Proto-disco Boogie. English/Dutch Collage House. House remixes of Pop songs. Italo. OK, there were some proper Chicago House tracks but they were a minority of the tracks.

What I really wanted to buy in that store more than 20 years ago, was this collection. This is 100 % proper Acid House and Deep House, most of it from the Trax label. It is a carefully made selection of both well-known (well, relatively) tracks like Mr Fingers "Can You Feel IT" and Frankie Knuckles "Baby Wants To Ride", and really obscure tracks. No fillers, though, all are quality tracks. Well, I do miss some tracks like Mr Lee "Pump Up Chicago" and a few DJ International songs. But you can't have it all.

Add a thick booklet with all the information you can possibly ask for regarding the songs and a in-depth look at the house scene in Chicago during the late 80's.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Almost definitive. 4 Sep 2013
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One of the best compilation ever assembled, five full discs and almost every track is a gem. A few classics are missing due to license issues and other problems, so let's hope for a volume 2!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best compilation of the year 11 Sep 2013
By Ally
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A compilation of the best acid house tracks put together by Terry Farley who has a vast knowledge of the scene and was involved in it from the start.
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4.0 out of 5 stars You can't always get what you want! 11 Feb 2014
By Malakh
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You can't always get what you want...! This is the phrase, reiterated by The Rolling Stones, that springs to mind when reveiwing this box set album. The packaging is fantastic, and I like the artwork too - no complaints there.

My disappointment is one that I'm sure Terry Farley can relate to. In the sleeve notes Farley himself expresses his frustration with the cul-de-sacs that he found himself in when trying to contact respective artists, or management, or label bosses. Some were no more, either passed away, moved on to different things or just had no contact number or address whatsoever. This is a great shame, because it seems very clear that with all of Farley's chosen tracks, this 5CD would've been far more consistent & a more comprehensive example of the quality Acid & Deep House music of the era.

This is not to say that the tunes on this set are bad - absolutely not. There are some great tunes, some favourites, some forgotten gems & some timeless tracks - big names on the scene too. It's just that, one can't help feeling that there are more fillers than one would've expected from such a venture. This is the only reason for the 4 stars instead of the 5.

Good on him for doing this though. REWIND!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Essay 19 Jan 2014
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Very much enjoyed researching the history of this story through the excellent essay in the booklet and the trax.
I ordered the tracks in iTunes via 'Year' order in view settings... and follow the history unfolding... great stuff.. lovely package
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