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Not enough rare material this time around...,
This review is from: Connected -12" 90s (Audio CD)
I have been a follower of the Triple CD 80's era 12" collections since the first one was released a few years back. This collection serves as a reminder of just how underrated the 90's are, and also how bland this period could be too, which ultimately leads to disappointment with this collection.
The set starts off strongly enough, but quickly runs out of steam and feels like the compilation team were scrapping the barrel a little. This isn't helped with the third CD of mainly Acid Jazz tunes some of which have not aged very well, and most of them havebeen available on other compilations for some time..
Overall I think the 80's era 12" collections are very good but this 90's 12"s collection show that the demise of the '12" remix' and the vinyl 12" single as a popular mainstream format began here, thanks to the increasing popularity of the CD single and an increase in downloading, and perhaps it is the lack of material from this period that limits this collection.
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Initial post: 25 Feb 2009 08:03:38 GMT
DM Bunny says:
I agree with you totally about the quality of the CD and its tracks but surely the demise of the 12" vinyl single and the arrival of the CD single led to an extension of the 12 " remix not a demise ?
My vinyl 12 " are nearly all one track each side whereas the CD singles which boomed in the 90s have as many as 7 different 12" mixes on them.
As for downloading, well people can only download what has already been released and copied and that didn't get going big time until after the year 2000.
I think of the 90s as the time when the 12" remix / extended version exploded and extended but not always in terms of quality - some of the remixes were so ridiculous , mixed by pretentious self-believing DJs that it was impossible to tell what the original song was
In reply to an earlier post on 10 Mar 2009 09:47:51 GMT
Whilst it is true that the CD single did for a time lead to the ability to add several bonus tracks to a CD single (until the singles chart compilers banned a CD single with more than three tracks on it counting towards chart position) as you point out, often many of these bonus remixes were of questionable quality bearing little resemblence to the original. I also think it is fair to say that by the late 90's the era of the classic 12" vinyl version of chart songs was mostly over with the demand for 12" vinyl becoming the preserve of the club DJ and the underground scene, and i believe this collection reflects this, and also maybe this is exceptional, but i was aware of many of my friends downloading in the late 90's.
In reply to an earlier post on 20 Sep 2009 20:17:09 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 20 Sep 2009 20:24:43 BDT
Mr. Aj Flynn says:
Whilst I agree with you that "some of the remixes were so ridiculous, mixed by pretentious self-believing DJs that it was impossible to tell what the original song was", more often than not this was because they were polishing a turd.
Posted on 20 Jan 2011 22:09:51 GMT
Carl Michael Fredrick says:
Yes i agree, my local record shop discontinued stocking the 12 '' in the early 90s,i never knew of many re-mixes by certain artists even were existence until the late 90s when the internet broke lose,it was very difficult to find a Cd Maxi - single or god forbid a 12 '' locally,cd singles yes with one mix or 2 b-sides and a edit...price for cd singles were also raised,vinyl was of a very bad quality i found too
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