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WHICH DIRECTION TO THE INTERGALACTIC DANCE-FLOOR?,
This review is from: Platinum Hits (Audio CD)
WHICH DIRECTION TO THE INTERGALACTIC DANCE-FLOOR?
My, oh, my! The previous reviewer, who I've found out runs an UNOFFICIAL fan-site, appears to have an axe to grind. Not one positive comment; just barbed comments which isn't really fair.
I'm sure there's a place for a much bigger, more expensive fan-based release but this is an inexpensive, well-packaged, best-of collection and ticks all the right boxes and is obviously not aimed at the core fans.
Really good album cover design, as good as one you'd see on TV and which reminds me of two of their albums and inside a subtly larger picture of an album cover that Daft Punk referenced for the `Get Lucky' download single; that's attention to detail. The cover photo is excellent, which gives the package an air of quality.
The inside notes were written by a respected disco music author, so that's another plus in my book.
But it's really about the music and it is packed with feel-good songs, including the hits and some really well chosen album tracks especially `He Was A Steppenwolf'. The CD mastering also has a fresh and crisp sound and I am sure that the label was only allowed to use tapes that were provided by the company that owns the songs.
The cover sticker states includes `all their hits', which it does as in my opinion a hit was a record that reached the top 40 in the UK. The three songs mentioned did not, one of which was an unlisted b-side and one didn't even get in the top 75. I know as I looked at old chart reference books.
My teenage daughters both think the two best disco revival albums this year are this Boney M album and The Chic Organisation: Up All Night CD but that was until I gave them the Magnifique/best of Chic collection also released on Demon/Music Club Deluxe. Two months later, I still can't get that CD back from them!
This is a great collection which just hits the spot, so will be getting quite a few spins at our place over Christmas as I get up and embarrass myself in front of the rest of the family, so for me, this gets 5 stars.
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Initial post: 15 Oct 2013 19:26:11 BDT
Last edited by the author on 15 Oct 2013 20:11:52 BDT
Danni Lange says:
With your review one would think you were from the company who compiled the collection. The other CD's you have reviewed are all from the same company as this one. And why be anonymous?
You write: "The inside notes were written by a respected disco music author, so that's another plus in my book".
Why are some of the stated facts then incorrect?
Yes, the cover looks good, but that does not make up for the use of wrong versions on the compilation.
Why would one be satisfied with a compilation that's mainly including edits? Why wasn't the original material from back then in its original form not good enough to be used? Why spoil the material that made music history. That's not necessary.
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