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Padlock [Extra tracks]

Gwen Guthrie, Larry Levan Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (4 Mar 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks
  • Label: PTG Records
  • ASIN: B001KVW5C4
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,323 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Peanut Butter Prelude (Special Larry Levan Mix)
2. Hopscotch (Special Larry Levan Mix)
3. Seventh Heaven (Special Larry Levan Mix)
4. Getting Hot (Special Larry Levan Mix)
5. Getting Hot Prelude (Special Larry Levan Mix)
6. Peanut Butter (Special Larry Levan Mix)
7. Padlock (Special Larry Levan Mix)
8. Hopscotch (Larry Levan Remix Instrumental) Bonus Track
9. Seventh Heaven (Album Mix of Portrait ) Bonus Track
10. Padlock (Album Mix of Portrait ) Bonus Track
11. Getting Hot (Original 12 version) Bonus Track
12. Peanut Butter (Original 12 version) Bonus Track
13. Padlock (Larry Levan remix short vocal) Bonus Track
14. Hopscotch (Album Mix of Portrait ) Bonus Track

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Padlock contains exclusive Larry Levan remixes of mainly tracks of Gwen Guthrie s album Portrait. The 12 EP was released on the (in)famous New York City night club Paradise Garage s own Garage Records label. Larry Levan (born Lawrence Philpot, July 20, 1954 - died November 8, 1992) was a DJ who spun at the New York City night club Paradise Garage. The club is described as the prototype of the modern dance club, because it was entirely focused on dancing, and was the first to put the DJ at the center of attention. Larry Levan developed a cult following, who referred to his sets as Saturday Mass. Guthrie s devoted club following and the powering of Larry Levan of his remixes would be the catalyst for having a big-selling mini LP. After months of constant club play and unreported radio exposure of the title track, it was by far outselling the new album Portrait and single on Island. By autumn 1985, the mini-LP had sold over 120,000 copies and the Padlock single over 45,000 in the USA. For all Larry Levan & Gwen Guthrie fans, this album is still their favourite today. With 7 bonus tracks it is a complete masterpiece, which can t be missed by any 80 s dance music fan!

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5.0 out of 5 stars Padlocked to this album 30 Jun 2007
Format:Audio CD
Since I first heard this album I was transfixed by the funky brilliance of Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare's unquestionable talents, especially to pick Gwen Guthrie to sing it. The beat is relentless, the playing is genius, the mix is sooo high. Shame it is so hard to get hold of, but perhaps this heightens it's nostalic appeal for an '80s dance sound that reached it's height with the release of this album. Did Dunbar and Shakespeare sell out to the disco beat with this album ? not in my book; instead they answered insatiable dance music interests with an album that wipes the socks of imitators.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A true masterpiece-but taken from vinyl! 21 Jan 2009
Format:Audio CD
This album IS a true masterpiece, I wholeheartedly agree with the previous reviewers comments, but...

Although a very good job has been done-it's been taken from vinyl.

I still award this release 4 stars because, as I say, a very good job has been made of the transfer from vinyl & the sound quality is quite excellent if you don't mind a bit of rumble & hiss + a few very subdued pops & clicks here & there.

The bonus tracks equal the original 34 minutes playing time, are all very well chosen + there are a couple of Larry Levan rarities amongst them (a must for Levan completists), the packaging is good & ultimately, this is currently the only way you will get to experience this amazing music unless you already possess it on vinyl.

So why do I & the other reviewers hold this album in such high esteem? Everything about it is PERFECT!

The singing, songwriting, musicianship, production & mixing are as good as it gets.

This is funky, electronic, dubby, sensual dance music at its very best...

Come on Universal, the original tapes must still exist, sort it out!
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Amazon.com: 5.0 out of 5 stars  4 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this CD! 31 July 2013
By john b. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I loved this when it was first released on vinyl; I'm so glad to now have it on CD. I almost forgot how awesome all the artist onthis CD are/were. I miss Gwen Guthrie!!! R.I.P.
5.0 out of 5 stars music 7 Jan 2013
By tean - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I love this artist and these songs I have for a very long time and couldn't wait to get a copy of it. I''m so glad you had a copy of it because I couldn't find it any where. Thanks again.
5.0 out of 5 stars FRESH!!! 12 Sep 2011
By Jared Jennings - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
by chance I came upon her while reading about 80s funk/new wave. I'm so glad I did. this album is awesome, it's that in between of disco to electro, it is a magical mix to be sure. Larry levan's hand in things doesn't hurt either! this is just great stuff, hope more people know of this funky stuff.
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic 20 Jun 2011
By Gregory L. Soto - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I've owned this album on vinyl for years, but I am glad I now have it on compact disc. The added bonus tracks are great to have, especially the original versions, to compare how the remixes changed and improved the originals.
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