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5.0 out of 5 stars Second volume in Terry Farley's "Acid" series, documenting one of the most exciting periods in music history, 13 Sept. 2014
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Colin McCartney (United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This 5 disc "Acid Thunder" compilation follows last year's Acid Rain: Definitive Original Acid & Deep House 1985-1991 and like that set is well compiled and of breathtakingly good quality, covering the same period as its predecessor 1985 - 1991: "all killer no filler". OK, some of this will sound dated, but this collection contains music as influential as Motown and punk. Whilst compiler Terry Farley was once a fully paid-up member of the elitist despicable DJ b******d crew, now all we are left with is the music and stripped of his "club stuff" pretentions Farley is undeniably a world expert on US house music.

"Acid Thunder" is a great balance of tracks you know, tracks you didn't know you knew, tracks that you have never heard before that sound great, tracks that you didn't like at the time but do now and only the very odd track that will have you reaching for the skip button.

There really is too much good stuff to mention on here but, off the top of my head: it's good to see not one, but two amazing Bobby Konders' pieces (both from the classic 1990 NuGroove EP "House Rhythms") plus, K-Alexi Shelby, MK, Blake Baxter, Marshall Jefferson...well the list just goes on.

Less acidic and more deep house than the previous volume (but who cares about sub-genres anyway?) the predominant vibe is, though not exclusively, Chicago.

The package also contains an in-depth booklet - so engrossing in fact that you'll probably want to read it after (or between) listening to the discs. There's even a section on NuGroove Records' Burrell Brothers - pity they're not on the record though? That said, executive producer Rocky Jones alludes to the "nightmare of licensing issues" - so roll on volume 3? I suspect Terry Farley's knowledge of this music knows no bounds, so it would be good to think we might see future compilations with maybe more of a New York Or Detroit bent, or, from different time periods.

"Acid Thunder" and its aforementioned predecessor box set are as authoritative early US house compilations as you will ever come across, and also great value for money - as anyone who cares to price up the original 12"s on Discogs will see.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars top stuff, 1 Oct. 2014
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this is a fine release by Terry Farley who certainly knows his stuff.As said by the other review its more easy to listen too then Acid Rain as there are some classics and the discs are broken down into different styles,really good though and money well spent.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Probably one of the best retrospective overviews of a period that was so influential ..., 10 Nov. 2014
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Probably one of the best retrospective overviews of a period that was so influential to modern day dance music. The sound quality is also excellent. This holds some true gems and is a must have for everyone with taste.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great compilation, 6 Oct. 2014
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In my opinion this compilation is slightly better than Acid Rain and a little less Acid Music.
A great listen with a tonne of great tracks.
Can't wait for compilation number 3 now.....
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5.0 out of 5 stars It is like listening to my first house tape back in 1985, 14 Oct. 2014
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Top choon selection by Mr Farley of lesser know house tracks. It is like listening to my first house tape back in 1985. Loving it!!!!!
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great compilation..., 1 Sept. 2014
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Got mine today and whilst I've not listened to it all yet, in my view it's probably got a better track listing than 'Acid Rain'. Superb value and great job by Terry Farley and all who made this happen. Hopefully there's enough material out there (perhaps more Nu Groove tracks) for a third installment.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome, 3 Nov. 2014
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Excellent collection of old skool trax
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5.0 out of 5 stars Old school house, 6 April 2015
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Nice Terry
Wayne Archbold GPR
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 7 Jan. 2015
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xmas gift - husband loves it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 9 Mar. 2015
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Fantastic
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