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Grand 12-Inches Vol.9 [Import]

Ben Liebrand Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (29 May 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Sony
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 34,264 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An essential purchase! 15 Aug 2012
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This review is for: Grand 12-Inches Vol.9
I have bought all of the "Grand 12-Inches" series so far and they always have a mixture of tracks you already have on multiple other compilations and a few that are new to CD. This time we get some real treats in the form of the full length version of Donna Summer's "Could It Be Magic", the USA Promo 12" version of Earth Wind & Fire's "Getaway", Tina Turner's "Goldeneye (Morales Club Mix)" which was previously 12" only (a short remix was made available on CD previously), Georgio's red-hot "Lover's Lane", Aurra's "You And Me Tonight" which has been on CD before but not in this Midnight Mix (which for me is the best mix), Bruni Pagan "Fantasy" which I don't recall seeing the long version on CD before. Torch Song "Prepare To Energize" (early William Orbit with Kraftwerk and 80's Electro influences i.e. Cybotron/Warp 9) is also here in two versions, so you get both the 12" A-Side & 12" B-Side. The version of Godley & Creme's "Cry" here is the J. J. Jeczalik (Art Of Noise) Remix from the Remix 12", which I believe is new to CD also, although personally I prefer the Nigel Gray original 12" mix found on 3CD: 12" 80s Pop. Peech Boys "Don't Make Me Wait" is the Larry Levan remix, but the original 12" extended version can be found on Journey Into Paradise - The Larry Levan Story. Patrice Rushen's "Forget Me Nots" was also on the first
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Grand Selection 10 Nov 2012
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Ben Liebrand's series of finely sourced and mastered tracks from the disco era and beyond reaches its ninth set. Here is the usual collection of tracks in as pristine form as he can find. This is a very personal series as Liebrand attests, on his website, the songs all have a special place in his heart. Anyone familiar with these collections will know what they are getting, an unusual and sometimes puzzling selection always containing something you won't necesssarily know, something you love, and something you have been after for some time.

This set doesn't disappoint on any front yet it seems to have a somewhat stronger track selection than some of its more recent sets. The strength is in a generous selection of tracks from the Prelude label (many haven't been easily available on CD for a good while). The early sets leaned heavily on this excellent label and its nice to see some of its best output here to fill in some gaps. Best of the lot are the densely funky "Body Music" by The Strikers and Unique's "What I Got Is What You Need" both examples of great post-disco dance music. Two hits from Bobby Thurston and D Train's excellent "Music" plus a hard to find mix of Skyy's "Let's Celebrate" demonstrate the quality here.

Other great addtions aren't so easy to find. Earth, Wind, & Fire's 12" version of "Getaway" (one of their finest ever songs) is very welcome as is the 12" version of Patrice Rushen's "Forget Me Nots" which stretches out for almost 8 minutes. Finally there's Geraldine Hunt's classic "Can't Fake The Feeling" which is difficult to find easily, and always has been.

There are some which really don't excite too much and seem curious additions to the set.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good music get the cd its fab! 15 Mar 2014
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yes its good cd ! many old tracks from the 70's and 80's worth the money I would buy again!
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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A track listing for this volume 4 Jun 2012
By Bobby K - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Often Amazon doesn't print the track listings for these collections, so I thought I would submit this listing for those of you that enjoy this series, so you can decide if you wish to add it to your collection. I pulled this track listing directly from Ben Liebrand's Website.

CD 1
Donna Summer - Could It Be Magic (with Prelude To Love) - 6:25
Earth, Wind & Fire - Getaway (12" Version) - 5:11
Karen Young - Hot Shot (12" Version) - 8:35
Bobby Thurston - You Got What It Takes (12" Version) - 9:35
Grace Jones - Pull Up To The Bumper (Unedited Extended Album Version) - 7:14
Tina Turner - Goldeneye (Morales Club Mix) - 10:03
Georgio - Lover's Lane (After Hours Vocal Mix) - 6:07
Unique - What I Got Is What You Need (Vocal) - 6:24
Imagination - Music & Lights (Maxi-Single) - 5:19
Salt n' Pepa - Let's Talk About Sex (Original Recipe Mix - Club) - 5:58
Godley & Creme - Cry (Extended Remix) - 7:28

William Devaughn - (Album Version) - 7:03
Patrice Rushen - Forget Me Nots (12" Version) - 7:22
Linda Lewis - Class Style (Groove Mix) - 5:47
Kebekelektrik - War Dance (Original Version) - 8:49
Unlimited Touch - I Hear Music In The Streets (Original 12" Mix) - 7:00
Man Parrish - Hip Hop Be Bop (Don't Stop) (12" Maxi Single) - 5:36
Skyy - Let's Celebrate (Original 81 Mix) - 7:15
Charlie Calello Orchestra - Sing Sing Sing (12" Version) - 6:03
Shannon - Give Me Tonight (Dub Version) - 6:04
Gary's Gang - Makin' Music (Remix) - 17:08

Bobby Thurston - Check Out The Groove (12" Version) - 7:31
Destination - Move On Up (Suite) - 8:33
Geraldine Hunt - Can't Fake The Feeling (Long Version) - 5:16
Sylvester - Don't Stop - 8:30
Carol Williams - Love Is You (Original 12" Version) - 7:52
Silvetti - Spring Rain (Club Mix) - 5:52
Rod - Shake It Up (Do The Boogaloo) (Special Disco Mix) - 7:43
Aurra - You And Me Tonight (12" Version) - 7:01
Firefly - Love Is Gonna Be On Your Side (12" Version) - 7:08
Meco - Other Galactic Funk (Album Version) - 12:31

The Strikers - Body Music - 11:14
D-Train - Music (12" Vocal Version) - 8:13
Don Ray - Got To Have Loving (Full Length Version) - 8:20
The Bombers - Everybody Get Dancin' (Original 12") - 9:31
Bruni Pagan - Fantasy (12" Version) - 8:21
Peech Boys - Don't Make Me Wait (Extended Version) - 8:22
Man Parrish - Six Simple Synthesizers (Album Version) - 5:39
Whistle - Just Buggin' (Ben Liebrand Remix) - 7:31
Torch Song - Prepare To Energize (12" Version) - 5:33
Torch Song - Prepare To Energize (The Fong Test) (8-Track Version) - 5:57

While there are some of the typical cuts here (also seen on innumerable other CDs) quality of these tracks has been excellent and often pulled from the original masters. There are a couple of cuts to note that are not the typical late 70's early 80's mainstream club fare. Torch Song's early electro cut "Prepare to Energize" sounds amazingly current and modern. The inclusion of William Devaughn's classic "Be Thankful For What You Got" is a pleasant surprise. Slipping in the Dub version of "Give Me Tonight" by Shannon is an interesting choice and a rocking alternative to the original vocal version.
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Sound But Some Odd Choices 10 Aug 2012
By Paul - Published on Amazon.com
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First, I will say that the sound on this CD is excellent. It is obvious that Ben Liebrand loves music and he has painstakingly sought out the original masters for the selections he has chosen to place on Volume 9 of his Grand 12" series. However, as others have already mentioned, some of the selections are questionable, especially when so many disco-era classics are MIA on CD (or, if they exist, they are of poor quality). I'm not sure why "Forget Me Nots" is repeated here when it appeared on Volume 1. Shannon's "Give Me Tonight" is the actual LP version and not a dub version as stated on the CD track list and is readily available elsewhere. This version of Georgio's "Lover's Lane" is the weakest version of the song that was released on 12"...what happened to the much better (and rarer) Club Mix or Georgio's Love Dance Mix? This volume also includes an odd version of "Pull Up to the Bumper" that lacks most of Grace Jones' vocals. I agree with others that the inclusion of another Gary's Gang obscurity is a waste of space, especially when it is virtually impossible to find quality versions of Patti Labelle's "Music is My Way of Life", Theo Vaness's "No Romance", "Bad, Bad Boy" and "Sentimentally It's You", Tata Vega's "Just Keep Thinking About You", CJ & Company's "Devil's Gun", "I'm Here Again" by Thelma Houston, "Don't Hold Back" by Chanson, or the full 12" version of Stephanie Mills' "Put Your Body In It." And gosh I love Donna Summer, but why not try for the rare 12" mix of "With Your Love" or "Down Deep Inside"? I understand that Mr. Liebrand selects songs that mean something to him, but if I'm the one being asked to buy the product, I'd like to get some of the rare songs from back in the day that were actually played in clubs. William DeVaughn? Rod? Unique? I know of these artists and their songs, but never heard them in a club.
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Running out of steam? 22 July 2012
By Danman9 - Published on Amazon.com
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Okay I'm a fan of the "Grand 12's" series, but this latest issue has me wondering has Ben run out of steam? There's way too many inclusions that have already been available on CD and not all of the tracks are the 12" versions. So what gives? I bought it because I have the other 8 (which rank much better than this one!). I wonder is he that out of touch not to know that many of these we already have on CD or is it an ego trip? I think he needs to rethink what this concept was about and why we eagerly anticipated a new release...those classic cuts that had never been on CD before. Ben do your homework....we want the good stuff that has heretofore been unavailable on CD.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Grand 12 Inches goes DEEP into the disco vaults 11 Sep 2012
By Daniel W. Kelly - Published on Amazon.com
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With volume 9 of this exhaustive series, Ben Liebrand really digs into the 70s and early 80s vaults to pull out some serious disco in full length versions. Several Top 10 Billboard Dance Chart Hits are on CD for probably the first time, including tracks by Bobby Thurston and Silvetti. You would have to be a serious clubber in the 70s to know many of these tracks. Only a handful of major mainstream hits here.

There are also a handful of 80s electro and freestyle songs from Man Parrish, Georgio, Torch Song, etc. Note that while the track listing on the CD says that the dub version of Shannon is included, that is not the case. It is the full length vocal album version.

A couple of 90s tracks round out the collection, including Tina Turner's theme to the James Bond movie Goldeneye. This is one of the rare treats on this volume, included in its full 10 minute David Morales mix. That and the complete version of Donna Summer's cover of Barry Manilow's "Could It Be Magic" as one track (it's separated onto two individual tracks on her CD even though it plays continuously) are reason enough to buy this volume.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vol 9- Grand 12 inches 11 May 2013
By HARRY ANTARIO - Published on Amazon.com
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Excellent ! Remastered Music ! Sounds much better than the vinyl from the 1980,s I miss the 12 inch versions I haven't heard in so many years. My favorite 12 inch version is SING SING SING, talk about bass and the extended version, WOW. I remember when this song was on the radio as well as in the Clubs.I think that was 1981. These are great for D.J.'s or large partys for people that love the good old 80's. A little pricey but worth it. Go out and buy these Grand 12 inches ( All Volumes ) and party all night long ! You Wont Be Dissapointed !
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