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Grand 12-Inches 2 Box set, Import


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  • Audio CD (9 May 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set, Import
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B0009IQLNI
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 110,975 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Moskow Diskow (English)
2. Underwater
3. Disco Circus
4. Axel F
5. In The Bottle
6. Let It All Blow
7. Vertigo/Relight My Fire
8. Love Machine
9. I'm Ok, You're Ok
10. Moskow Diskow (French)
11. The Message
12. Rapture
13. She Can't Love You
14. Medicine Song
15. Trapped
16. At Midnight
17. If You Feel The Funk
18. Dr. Beat
19. Love Is Just The Game
20. Say Yeah
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By pjr VINE VOICE on 5 May 2009
Format: Audio CD
Following up the collection "Grand 12 Inches" with subsequent volumes was always Ben Leibrand's plan and volume 2 follows the same kind of formula as the first. It's a collection of the tracks that the DJ was inspired by and also wanted to collect and put out the best quality version on CD. He describes them as "the roots of my career in music".

The four discs of volume 2 really do seem a little more adventerous and eclectic than the first one. There are fewer big hits and the classic nature of the tracks is likely to appeal more to a slightly more serious minded devotee of dance. That said, almost everything here is of high quality.

The first disc includes a selection of Leibrand's early influences and favourites. Tracks like "Underwater" have lost none of their slightly over-the-top feel and this is also almost impossible to find on CD. There's an electronic theme here as well as a smattering of Euro classics. Martin Circus' "Disco Circus" still sounds stunning and Telex's "Moscow Disko" manages to sound like "Trans Europe Express" meeting "I Feel Love" and is something of a forgotten early electronic gem. Included with both English and French versions the French is infinately stronger. Others worthy of mention are COD and a reminder that Motown had one very fine band on their books in the early 80's in the shape of The Dazz Band.

Disc 2 is supposedly "Funky Grooves" although some of these are somehwat surprising as I wouldn't call either "The Message" by Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five or Blondie's "Rapture" particularly funky. That said the extended 10 minute version gives the band the chance to prove they were adept at putting out a good groove. Elsewhere there is a mix of familiar and obscure.
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Amazon.com: 11 reviews
59 of 61 people found the following review helpful
What a boxed set for dance music lovers...ALMOST perfect... 27 July 2005
By Daniel W. Kelly - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is truly an incredible collection, and you need not fear the quality. This is fully licensed material and is distributed by Sony Music. It's incredible that they've included some 12" versions that were actually FULL sides of a vinyl LP, running more than 15 minutes. I only have a couple of issues based on what I know about some of this original material. On disc 1, "Let It All blow" by Dazz Band is a minute shorter than on my original 12"!!! I can't figure out why they would edit one of the singles. I noticed the same thing with "Medicine Song" by Stephanie Mills...it's 20 seconds shorter than my original 12" (you can find the full 12" version on the CD "I Love Funky Disco"). And finally, although "twilight zone" by Manhattan transfer says it's the 12" version, this is the album length. The 12" version ran 30 seconds longer (believe it or not) and I've only seen it available on CD on an out-of-print CD called Atlantic Dance Classics. It's unfortunate that an almost flawless set of 12" singles on CD is, indeed, flawed. Track times are:

CD 1

1. TELEX - Moskow Diskow (English) (5:25)
2. HARRY THUMANN - Underwater (6:01)
3. MARTIN CIRCUS - Disco Circus (14:02)
4. HAROLD FALTERMEYER - Axel F (7:12)
5. C.O.D. - In The Bottle (6:03)
6. DAZZ BAND - Let It All Blow (5:51)
7. DAN HARTMAN - Vertigo / Relight My Fire (11:59)
8. SUPERMAX - Love Machine (8:38)
9. AMERICAN GYPSY - I'm OK, You're OK (5:24)
10. TELEX - Moskow Diskow (French) (7:28)

CD 2

1. GRANDMASTER FLASH - The Message (7:13)
2. BLONDIE - Rapture (10:02)
3. CHEMISE - She Can't Love You (5:04)
4. STEPHANIE MILLS - Medicine Song (6:20)
5. COLONEL ABRAMS - Trapped (6:28)
6. T-CONNECTION - At Midnight (9:42)
7. LATOYA JACKSON - If You Feel The Funk (5:11)
8. MIAMI SOUND MACHINE - Dr. Beat (6:31)
9 . PETER BROWN - Love Is Just The Game (7:00)
10. THE LIMIT - Say Yeah (10:34)

CD 3

1. SHARON REDD - Can You Handle It (8:58)
2. DAVID JOSEPH - You Can't Hide (Your Love From Me) (6:41)
3. SHARON BROWN - Specialize In Love (7:13)
4. JEAN CARN - Was That All It Was (6:31)
5. MTUME - So You Wanna Be A star (5:19)
6. HUGH MASAKELA - Don't Go Lose It Baby (7:35)
7. MIAMI SOUND MACHINE - Conga (5:55)
8. MANHATTAN TRANSFER - Twilight Zone (6:06)
9. DONNA SUMMER - Last Dance (8:10)
10. SANTA ESMERALDA - Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (16:12)

CD 4

1. THE JACKSONS - Can You Feel It (6:08)
2. M - Popmuzik (4:54)
3. PAUL HARDCASTLE - 19 (5:14)
4. MDMC - How About It (7:24)
5. THE BBQ BAND - On The Beat (5:55)
6. SUNBELT- Spin It (7:38)
7. FELIX - Don't You Want Me (5:54)
8. YAZOO - Don't Go (8:25)
9. SHEILA E - Glamorous Life (6:34)
10. MACHO - I'm A Man (17:34)
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Superb Sound Quality 20 Nov 2005
By Ivan A. Rodriguez - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
To Date This Is The Absolute Best Mastering Job I Have Heard Involving "Classics"!

Finally Someone Takes Quality Seriously. I Was So Impressed That I Emailed Me Liebrand To Congratulate Him.

A Very, Very Nice Box Set That Is Reasonably Priced And While I Am Not A Fan Of Every Song On Here (I Do Understand That Mr. Liebrand Has To Please A Large Audience) I Would Have Purchased It For The Following Rare Releases:

HARRY THUMANN - Underwater (6:01)

DAN HARTMAN - Vertigo / Relight My Fire (11:59)

COLONEL ABRAMS - Trapped (6:28)

T-CONNECTION - At Midnight (9:42)

SHARON REDD - Can You Handle It (8:58)

DAVID JOSEPH - You Can't Hide (Your Love From Me) (6:41)

SHARON BROWN - Specialize In Love (7:13)

JEAN CARN - Was That All It Was (6:31)

HUGH MASAKELA - Don't Go Lose It Baby (7:35)

PAUL HARDCASTLE - 19 (5:14)

THE BBQ BAND - On The Beat (5:55)

And Especially For: MACHO - I'm A Man (17:34)

And MARTIN CIRCUS - Disco Circus (14:02)

Not Only Do You Get Several Very Rare Releases But You Get Them In Actual CD Quality!

Bravo Ben!
16 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Wow! Grand 12 inches Part 2 from Ben Liebrand 25 May 2005
By Glenn R. Chappell - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I Love the collection that Ben Liebrand has put together. 40 tracks of disco heaven. They sound sooo good. I cherish every cd i have from Ben. Classics from Peter Brown- Love is just a game. Harry Thumann- Underwater & Dan Hartman- Relight my fire (Full 12 minute vocal version. Full twelve inch versions, the best sound quality. Very rare disco singles. Check out [...] for more information. LOVE IT
23 of 34 people found the following review helpful
A few good songs 16 May 2006
By smoothsoul - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
There are simply too many mediocre songs in this collection. It seems to be an error in judgement on the compiler's part. They're not underground classics, either - just vaguely experimental disco songs. They often seem pedestrian, with poor structure. There's also a lot of early synth pop in here - rather mechanical German-sounding disco. When you come across a good song, like BBQ's 'On the Beat', you realise how disposable much of the rest of the material is.

The quality of the transfers is very high, there's no doubt about it. And to a certain extent it is a fun collection. But there's probably too much forgettable material here. Would it really be any great loss if we didn't have Macho's 'I'm a Man'? I haven't heard the first volume, and there seems to be more classics on that ('Get Down Saturday Night', 'Superfreak' and so on). Part of the problem may be its European origins - they often prefer inorganic sounding dance music, more urban-industrial stuff.

There's one more problem - I think. I might be wrong about this, but when the CD was mastered, the volume seems pitched a bit low. I noticed this one other time with a CD from the Netherlands - it's a bit irritating to have to turn it up. If you listen to Soul Jazz's CDs you realise how good a CD can be. Overall I'm tempted to say skip this. There are better disco and Old School collections out there - I'm looking forward to hearing Soul Jazz's "A Tom Moulton Mix."
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Agree On All The Positive Reviews 13 Sep 2007
By JohnNDFW - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I can't improve or add on to what the other reviewers have stated. I just wished they (Sony, or someone) had mixed these together to create a non-stop continuous mix. It's probably a good thing they didn't, I would have had a heart attack and died in ecstasy while dancing by myself in my living room.
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