4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Wow, not another compilation as so many others,
This review is from: 12" Disco - The Collection (Audio CD)
Sure, this compilation contains pieces, you should have got already if you are a collector like I am. But it also consists of very hard to get tracks like Herbie Mann's 'Hi-Jack' or 'Weekend' by Phreek. Even tracks, I didn't know or come by yet are on this 3-CD-Sampler as Candi Staton's 'When you wake up tomorrow'. And some songs, you would have perhaps failed to buy, when they were released, but belong to every valuable collection (Ubiquity or Aquarian Dream for instance). But the main reason for me to write this review is the turning-up of Ben E. King's 'Supernatural Thing' in a version I'd never come by before. When released on the album with the same name it was devided in part 1 and 2 with fade outs and fade ins I'd never understood so far. Even the original 12 inch as released in Germany has both parts divided. Then a few sampler released part 1 and 2 in a 7:17 version and my heart jumped for joy. Finally I thought. What a disappointment. Those also were splitted in two. In the end you can find two versions on youtube in satisfying versions (6:58 and 8:?, the latter very cool). So I thought when I sought through the tracklist: Just another release of a union of two parts in a way as before. But what a surprise. For the very first time I heard this song in an unedited version. I had to repeat it two times before I believed it. Not that good as the youtube long version but nevertheless a version you can listen to with pleasure.
As for the containing of new versions. In my opinion 'Rock your baby' by George Mc Crae could be a re-recording judged by the beginning. But I might be mistaken. Hope all the costumers who bought this sampler enjoyed the contains as I did and still do.