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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellence from the 12" 80s team again!, 2 Sept. 2013
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This review is from: 12" 80s Club Classics (Audio CD)
I have been collecting these 12" 80s albums since the beginning, being a child of the 70s, my musical penchant has always been the 80s.

CD 1:
From the opening bars of The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel, stealing scraps and riffs from a hugely eclectic mix of influences (including my fave - Another One Bites the Dust), a glorious mix of I Feel For You, which never seems to have been available on the UK 12"s, through another Arthur Baker produced masterpiece "Walking on Sunshine" by Rockers Revenge, and reminding me just how good the original SOS bands "Just Be Good To Me" really was, this disc covers the earlier 80s club tracks perfectly.

CD 2:
Moves on from above, covering mid 80s classics, Feel So Real, filling spaces on the dance floors of the day, Cameo being (She's) Strange as ever, and ending with yet more Arthur Baker classic production Neneh Cherry's Buffalo Stance.

CD 3:
Follows the trend and moves to the later stages of the 80s, Mantronix's mad house anthem bigging it up front, Bomb the Bass Beating Dis drum as supplied by a lot of samples (although I think this may be a slightly cut down, resampled, more copyright friendly version than I remember. I will have to refer to the original 12" to check) the pounding early house of Darryl Pandy on Love Can't Turn Around, and a surprise appearance for an early Stock Aitken Waterman lost classic Sydney Youngblood's "If Only I Could", closing out with a couple of acid house classics courtesy of Ten City and S-Express.

on the whole, a nicely nostalgic jaunt through the classic 80s dancefloors.
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Initial post: 7 Sep 2013 19:39:12 BDT
LONE WOLF says:
Good review
This label company release some really great 12"boxsets

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Sep 2013 21:59:31 BDT
MistaDoov says:
Good review but it was actually Tim Simenon of Bomb the Bass fame who produced Buffalo Stance and not Arthur Baker as you stated.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Sep 2013 23:02:04 BDT
Tim did indeed produce it, but Arthur Baker did this remix.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Sep 2013 19:07:25 BDT
Well Beat Dis is a shorter mix than the standard 12", so maybe it is a different mix from the time. Wasn't there a second 12"? Also I think the US had a mix that had "get down to the crazy beat" instead of "...funky beat" but I have no idea why!

Posted on 9 Oct 2013 21:39:59 BDT
Lee Woods says:
Stock Aitken Waterman had nothing to do with 'If Only I Could'.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Oct 2013 20:19:16 BDT
Correct. It was produced by Claus Zundel, a German composer, songwriter, producer & pianist.
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