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Get On The Funk Train (Remastered)

11 May 2012 | Format: MP3

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15:42
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2:32
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2:47
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3:30
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3:26
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2:25
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1:33
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6:37
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5:13
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4:15
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5:17
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4:39
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6:22


Product details

  • Original Release Date: 11 May 2012
  • Label: Repertoire Records
  • Copyright: 2012 Repertoire Records
  • Total Length: 1:04:18
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  • ASIN: B0082BMWGO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 145,749 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Glasgow Dreamer TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 8 April 2011
Format: Audio CD
Firstly, I'd like to say how welcome this release is. And with two full albums on one CD, it's certainly a bargain, even thought the total running time is still only a little over 64 minutes - pretty much what you'd expect from a single album these days.

The first album, "Get On The Funk Train" was recorded with a some of the very best session singers from the time, including Madeline Bell of Blue Mink fame,and Sue and Sunny, all of whom had their own hits in the early to mid 1970s. While the vocals are obviously top notch, the fact that they tend to all sing together does give the album a rather anonymous , slightly bland sound. This first album was really just a vehicle for the 15-minutes-plus title track, a great disco period piece, funkier and less electro than you might expect. It undoubtedly inspired many other artists around at that time, particularly Frank Farian and the Boney M team, who virtually copied the idea on "Night Flight To Venus". Tracks 2-7 are all studio covers of tracks already released by Giorgio's artists, four Donna Summer tracks (including one reprise), one Roberta Kelly track (the excelent "Trouble Maker"), and one from Giorgio himself, the rather splendid "I Wanna Funk With You Tonight". With the exception of the last named, these don't work as well as the originals, which benefit from strong solo vocals, rather than the massed voices approach.

The second album "A Whiter Shade of Pale" uses a solo female singer, Chris Bennett, and benefits greatly from this more focused approach. The title track, a #42 UK hit in 1978, is exactly as you would expect, a light breezy, uptempo cover of a song you all know. It's obviously not better than the original, but it's different enough that it shouldn't cause any offence.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Grant Howard on 11 Feb 2013
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I'm a great fan of Giorgio Moroder and all of his 70's productions, most of which I purchased on vinyl at the time. The only Munich Machine material I owned was a single and their mention on the early Donna Summer works. Deciding to finally catch up and see what I had missed, I ordered this double package which was priced very cheaply. Boy was I rewarded! It's a shame I didn't get it at the time, but all the more richer for hearing it for the first time four decades later! The first album is a disco/funk masterpiece and although the subject matter is tongue firmly in cheek, kind of dated and full of sexual innuendos, the music is marvellous: Rich, lush orchestration over pounding beats, bursts of sublime vocals as one song segues seamlessly into the next. No 70's party would be complete without the 15 minute strong "Get on the Funk Train" (the complete side 1 of the original vinyl). It drives endlessly, occassionally stopping at various stations on it's journey to announce various expressions, sounds and interesting noises! The whistle blows and we're off again! It really is great fun and is utterly brilliant. It completely steals the first album. The disco fanatics must have adored this track at Studio 54 in it's hey-day, surely one of Moroder's finest moments and still infectious to dance to. The rest of this album segues through shorter tracks including early instrumentals of early Donna Summer works and a couple of other less known, obviously from other Moroder produced artists. Still excellent quality production and exciting rhythms.
Second album is a little more restrained, 6 individual tracks, each one a complete song with gaps inbetween. More pop fuelled than dance, (you can sit down and listen to this!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Miss M. Potter TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 4 Sep 2011
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This is a long over due release of two great albums of 1970s Disco music from the Munich Machine.
Giorgio Moroder created the Munich Machine in 1976 The Munich Machine was a group of session musicians that played on many Disco record in the second half of the 1970s. They provided backing vocals and instrumentation for people like Donna Summer, Boney M, Silver Convention and La Bionda.
Back in 1977 you would have to go to the Disco to know about either of these albums. In 1977 when I was a teenager I had both albums and loved them. The music on these discs was not the sort of thing you would find on radio in the UK.
Disc one contains the entire first album released by Moroder as The Munich Machine. The album is called "Munich Machine introducing the midnight ladies." The first track was originally the only track on side one of the vinyl original release. It lasts a full 15 minutes and 42 seconds.
The original cover was graced with a picture by Shusei Nagaoka with two dancing robots. The other tracks originally formed the entire second side of the original vinyl release. These tracks form an instrumental medley of Moroder/Bellotte's hits that they had already had with Donna Summer, Roberta Kelly and Giorgio Moroder as a solo artist. .
Get On The Funk Train begins with an intro of "destination, funk" and further coaxes you with examples of various disco beats & rhythm which leads into the main dance song. It is really mainly instrumental with "get on the funk train" as a random chorus.
The medley of other tracks begins with an electronic intro of Love To Love You, Baby followed by random vocals, then proceeds into chorus.
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