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The 12 Inch Mixes
 
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The 12 Inch Mixes

29 Oct. 2012 | Format: MP3

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4:19
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5:32
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6:54
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5:25
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6:26
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4:19
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5:48
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6:36
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4:56
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6:37

Product details

  • Original Release Date: 29 Oct. 2012
  • Label: Secret Records
  • Copyright: 2014 Secret Records
  • Total Length: 2:25:04
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B009P2FX42
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 38,126 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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24 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Mr. D TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 16 Nov. 2012
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This review is for: 12" Mixes Shakatak (2CD - Secret Records)

Shakatak's music is not easy to come by. I've had to buy expensive Japanese imports to track down some albums and particularly the 12" mixes. Now for such a low price comes this amazing value collection of 25 12" versions on one double CD which includes all 14 of their Top 75 chart singles. I particularly like the striking sleeve design which looks stylish and gives the collection a modern feel. I also like that the discs look like old vinyl record labels. The booklet is good, but I do feel the inclusion of photos of the original 12" record sleeves would have made it just that bit better.

On the whole the sound quality here is excellent, however there are a couple of problem tracks ("Killing Time" and "Streetwalkin'" - see below for details).

Here is what is on the CD's:

"Steppin'". Similar in style to Rodney Franklin's "The Groove". This is the original 12" version which is a studio recording and was included on the CD edition of Shakatak's "Drivin' Hard". The vinyl LP featured a live version.

"Killing Time" is the 12" B-Side of "Steppin'". This track has dreadful sound quality. The booklet informs that some tracks on this CD have been restored from vinyl. I have no objection to that when it is done well and the original master no longer exists. However, neither is the case here. There is an original master because it was included on the Japanese reissue of "Drivin' Hard" as a bonus track and sounded fine there. So even taking it from that CD would have sounded better than what we have here. There is no excuse for substandard sound quality when a decent sounding master still exists.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. Fletcher on 11 Dec. 2013
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It was an early xmas pressie to myself - great to hear Shakatak again and remembering where i was when I first heard the music
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By fivestarfrankie VINE VOICE on 31 May 2013
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Firstly I don't understand the people who are complaing about the sound quality.I have listened to this (along with ny other 2,000 cd albums) through a Logitech speaker system from my PC. It sounds great. This double CD is terrific value for money. Going back to whats in the grooves, I am convinced that these longer versions are far more appropriate to this bands work than three minute single versions. last thought: I saw Shakatak live at a Nottingham Pallais All Dayer over thirty years ago. They were great then and they are great now!
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If you don't own any other Shakatak albums you need this one. Good mix of tracks including the big hits. What utter pleasure to hear those amazing jazz keyboard classics again. You can't stop nodding your head to the beat. Some great bass playing. Randy Crawford is in there too. Never heard of Shakatak? Buy this one!
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8 of 13 people found the following review helpful By sevensteps on 1 Dec. 2012
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This was to be my favourite release of 2012. But what a dissapointment! A lot of tracks are sourced from vinyl, when proper masters are known to exist.
This is a shame for Shakatak's sound and a joke to us fans. We deserve far better than such an unfinished product!
Stay away from this one...
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5 of 9 people found the following review helpful By titus on 25 Mar. 2013
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How is it possible to release a cd with this quality ? HORRIBLE mastering from vinyls and cut tracks. A real shame for this label and a mistake to the band Shakatak ....
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By NODDY on 16 April 2013
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its a great album which i like very much as i am into different sounding tracks from the original recorded ones.
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