The companion album to “24 Hours A Day – Ian Levine: The Disco Years” is this sterling collection of Ian Levine’s 1980s HI-NRG output - a scene in which Ian Levine was superbly qualified as he was the resident DJ at London’s No.1 Gay club, Heaven, throughout the 1980s, thus setting the musical agenda for the rest of Europe throughout this period. Once again compiled by aficionado Simon White, “Beating Faster – Ian Levine: The Hi-NRG Years” once again collects the creme de la crème of Levine’s HI-NRG releases between 1984-1990 including such in-demand and commercially difficult to find tracks like Miquel Brown’s “This Time It’s Real”, Sadie Nine’s “Number One Lover”, Seventh Avenue’s “Loves Gone Mad” and Norma Lewis’s “Surprise Me Tonight” among many other gems. As with the other volume, many of these tracks have been generally unavailable on CD until now and certainly many of these mixes are making their CD debut for the very first time too!
All tracks have been extensively re-mastered and sound the best that they’ve ever been. There is the usual 8 page booklet with sleeve notes by Simon White and a number of scans and photos, all superbly packaged in a stylish 2CD pack with slipcase.