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Fighting Fire With Fire
Fighting Fire With Fire

5.0 out of 5 stars High Energy strikes back, 7 Oct 2010
This review is from: Fighting Fire With Fire (Audio CD)
Excellent release from legendary high energy diva Carol Jiani which lit the dance floors ablaze with sizzling dance grooves in the various remixes. "Fighting with fire" will surely further establish the label Night Dance Records and its name as a new pioneer and leader in fine dance music.

Mad About the Boy 16
Mad About the Boy 16
Price: 15.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful compilation!, 27 Jun 2009
This review is from: Mad About the Boy 16 (Audio CD)
Great compilation, for me clearly the best in the "Mad about...." series so far. Absolutely outstanding are the two fabulous productions created by Peter Wilson (i would name his talent in one row with Bobby Orlando and Ian Levine): High Energy diva Carol Jiani with "I don't wanna talk about love" and Tabitha Turlington with "Pocket in my rocket". This is dance music at its best, but also all other tracks on this cd are fine and solid club sound.

Disco 2008
Disco 2008
Offered by Mo's Music & Media
Price: 8.69

4.0 out of 5 stars Close to perfection, 14 May 2008
This review is from: Disco 2008 (Audio CD)
The very good news: Obviously Ian Levine "is back", the man who created some of the best high energy anthems of the 80s. These songs, which made Record Shack and Nightmare Records legendary all over the world had not only great voices but also great melodies / instrumental parts. These tracks are timeless disco diamonds.

Quite a difference on this compilation with new recordings. It's a pity that the "great ladies" of high energy (especially Evelyn Thomas & Miquel Brown) are mostly missing on this CD. The title for the wonderful and still energetic Hazell Dean ("Trade him for a newer model") is a missed chance. Obviously Hazell's track is the best by far on the CD. Hazell has done such great anthems ("Searchin'", "Whatever i do", "My idea of heaven").....BUT they should have given her and a better production, the title is just fading out at the end & Hazells voice is much better than records here. She has deserved something better. Still she has the power to come back to the dance charts - with the right song.
The other titles have sometimes great refrains, but no striking melodies an only short instrumental parts. They are all too short. They all sound very similar, one like the other and like the huge output from Ian Levine Motorcity productions from the early 90s which never made it in diso. Only George Daniel Longs "What makes a man a man" and Noel McKoys "Chasing illusions" as well as Rebecca Chandler with "Second hand guy" are really outstanding.
Ian Levine would have done better to just make 10 excellent songs (really suitable for "disco") for the CD, also some longer, extended versions instead of the mass of 24. I hope he's coming back soon with that.....and convincing the REAL ladies of disco to make a return to redefine the dance charts.

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