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  • Audio CD (1 July 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Ministry of Sound
  • ASIN: B00197U0I0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 339,000 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. So Far [Original Mix] - Miguel Migs
2. Slowdown [Original Mix] - EyeReel Allstars
3. Breath You In [KJ's Soulful Mix] - Samantha James
4. Open Your Eyes [M-Sol Mix] - Jihad Muhammad
5. One [LeisureGroove Soulful Mix] - Simon Grey
6. Something Right [Soul Symphony Remix] - Chuck Love
7. Love Potion [Original Mix] - Aaron Ross
8. It's Gonna Happen [Wesley Clarke Remix] - Maxine Hardcastle
9. Quiero Tus Caricias [Meme Club Mix] - Hot Hands
10. Better Than Never [Rafa Re-Edit] - Orlando Vaughn
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Disc: 2
1. Watertight [Original Mix] - MJ Cole
2. Rough Times [Joey Negro Club Mix] - Joey Negro
3. Wonderful [Terry's Main Club Mix] - Terry Hunter
4. Amazing [Tarantulaz Main Mix] - Reel People
5. Another Chance [Original Mix] - Maxine Hardcastle / Wez Clarke
6. Rise [Miami House Mix] - Soul Providers
7. Demanda [Miguel Migs Remix] - Rasmus Faber
8. Must Be The Music [Montoja Remix] - Ultra DJ's
9. Quiero Saber [BC's & VK's Classic Mix] - Benji Candelario / Vincent Kwok
10. Empty Streets [Original Mix] - Late Night Alumni
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Our product to treat is a regular product. There is not the imitation. From Japan by the surface mail because is sent out, take it until arrival as 7-14 day. Thank you for you seeing it.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By G. Andrew on 20 Aug. 2008
Format: Audio CD
Being a massive fan of Hed Kandi..decided to cross the water and purchase a US import..and so glad i did!!!...it's been in my car running continuously for the past week..and not one track from both CD's have i skipped..i would strongly recommend this CD to any Hed Kandi fan...i've have recently been steering towards the "Fierce" label but this import has put the my faith back in HK...Keep it up fellas!!!!!
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Beach House has become more eclectic of late, not as smooth or sundrenched as they used to be. However, this album veers back towards the original concept
Some great tracks & familiar beach house artists. Would have liked more instrumental tracks but this album is definately one of the better beach house compilations.
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Premium album selection, . At times Hed Kandi can hit or miss with some of its titles but this is truly vintage Hed Kandi.. keep coming back to this album more than the others of late... enjoy
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classic beach house. some really sexy/chilled out beats on this.
good service and delivery for hte cheap price i paid.
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Amazon.com: 6 reviews
17 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Devoid of Originality and Quality 16 Aug. 2008
By W.C. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Ever since the Hed Kandi label was taken over by Ministry of Sound, many of the collections have struggled to maintain excellence and direction. Judging by the overall decrease in positive reputation and critical acclaim, it seems that many people have given up on the label. Sales might be up, but that would be due to the wider commercial appeal, not the quality. Recent collections are improving, but still okay at best. However, this localized edition of Beach House is a gigantic failure.

First, a considerable number of the songs included on both discs have been overused and are featured on Hed Kandi releases from 2007. In fact 4 of the tracks, "So Far," "It's Gonna Happen," "Watertight", and "Ride the Storm" which, except for the last one, are good songs in their own right, are straight from Beach House 2007. If that's not ridiculous, I don't know what is. Either MoS thinks that Americans are stupid or behind the times. Other songs, like "Inside Out" (The Mix 2008) and "Another Chance" (Kandi Lounge) are also recent repeats. That's a fourth of the tracks. There's a big difference between classics that haven't been heard or featured in years and songs that are getting recycled every quarter. And it's not as if these are remixes either; the tracks are exactly the same.

Another point of concern is the trend of using more and more tracks that frankly belong in the Disco series. The disco-ification of summer House collections is a turnoff to those of us who don't particularly enjoy that subgenre. I know that I'm in the minority when it comes to disliking the disco side of House, but am certainly not the only one, especially amongst longstanding Beach House fans. This includes the tracks "Rough Times", "Wonderful", "Rise", "Ride the Storm", and "Colors Are Forever" (the last being decent in its restraint). Hed Kandi is not the only culprit in this as Mark Doyle's Beach Angel series is also an offender (except to a lesser, milder degree). Now one or two disco House songs have made an annual appearance on past Beach Houses, but not nearly to this extent. And none so blatantly out of place. Needless to say, I find most of these songs grating and annoying. But it's just a side effect of the whole Beach House series getting more dance oriented in recent years. Which is fine on its own, but isn't what Beach House is really supposed to be. There's Stereo Sushi or Twisted Disco for that. It also makes the collection feel lazily put together.

Besides those two major complaints, the 2 CDs are mediocre to say the least. A few songs are good, like the remix of the Samantha James hit, "Breathe You In" or Rasmus Faber's "Demanda". However, there is almost no sense of pacing, as songs are seemingly put in random order. Like "Empty Streets", a song from 5 years ago, with its cool and somber beat, being followed by the bombastic "Ride the Storm." This might be a side effect from the lack of track mixing, but having to choose between over-editing or random track sequencing isn't something you should have to do. Some of the songs are rather bland and unoriginal, like "The Music", "One", and "Quiero Tus Caricias". They're not exactly horrible, but aren't memorable at all. But a large amount of songs are throwaway filler. There's no sense of discovering of a truly amazing track like there should be.

Some of the music itself isn't terrible, just okay with a few good tracks. But considering that many of best are just cherry picked from other Hed Kandi series, it lacks the individuality of past Beach House titles. Classics are good and all, but to call recent songs "classic" is really stretching it. Besides, a sizable number of new tracks are straight up, misplaced garbage. The overall set honestly feels more geared toward the Madonna electro pop crowd than the regular House fan. I hope that this isn't the start of splitting the series into regional editions. If the U.S. is just going to get a mish mash of old and ill fitting music, then there's really no point for it to exist, outside of hooking unquestioning fans that'll buy and endlessly extol anything with the Kandi label. But for the rest of us, it's hard not to feel cheated and under-whelmed by the whole experience. Flooding the market with uninspired, regionalized versions is just makes MoS seem money grubby. They can go ahead and take money from the brainless, image obsessed, name-dropping drones ("great CD for the beaches of the Maldives when I'm partying with my sexy millionare friends!"), but it's a true shame when decent people waste money on stuff like this because of a biased and uninformative review. Those who actually like Disco and hyperactive summer tunes might enjoy this collection a lot more, but even then, to call it amazing is willingly ignoring undeniable faults. It only deserves 1/2 a star, and really pains me to even give it a whole one.

As a final note, this Beach House is NOT the same as the UK version. There are a few (5) track similarities, but it's mostly different. And none of the tracks on that edition are from Beach House 2007. If anything, get that version if you must.

Favorite Tracks:
It's Gonna Happen

Least Favorite Tracks:
Rough Times
Ride the Storm
Open Your Eyes
Not bad at all 11 April 2009
By Spacemonkey - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is my first Hed Kandi purchase and I have thoroughly enjoyed this mix of summer-style house music. As my introduction to the Hed Kandi label, it has brought me back for more. This CD is great if you are into the soulful house music found elsewhere on the Kandi label and others. If you are not a house music person don't bother, but if you enjoy yourself some upbeat, summer style soulful house, then you will find happiness here.
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A sunkiss from Hed Kandi...Beach House 2008 (USA Edition) 18 July 2008
By J. Benitez - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Finally, Summer 2008 has officially arrive and again Hed Kandi delivers another great Beach House album. The beach party has moved to the sunny beaches of the US.

Totally, great album!! I love all tracks but Belezamusica's version of the Odyssey classic "Inside Out" is simply fantastic, too good to pass on. Somehow, I never get bored of the 2 CD's and for some reason they place me in a happy place while driving my car to The Hamptoms!! Come on summer, with the windows down and music blaring!

Top album, if you don't like Hed Kandi or this album, there is something seriously wrong.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Amazing!!! 6 Aug. 2008
By Kivin T. Lloyd - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I have been listening to the Hed Kandi UK labels and I love those albums. I just got my Hed Kandi US today in the mail and without skipping a beat I through the disk in the player at work and I find myself head bobbin, foot stompin, rockin away to some funky tunes.

People are always in my office asking what kind of music am I listening to, and I tell them "Hed Kandi"
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Beach House 2008 Hedkandi Series 30 Dec. 2010
By Louise - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Fabulous CD as all the Beach House are.....this was one that slipped my net for some bizzare reason...no need to listen before you buy thr Beach House Cds always come up trumps !!!
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