Philly Re-Grooved 3: The Tom Moulton Remixes Double CD
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“Philly Re-Grooved 3 – More From The Master” has now expanded its remit considerably by licensing remix rights from such prestigious labels as Atlantic, Atco, Buddah, Chelsea, Columbia, Roxbury and Defected to name a few. No less than 19 incredible Tom Moulton remixes have been done on such legendary Philadelphia recorded acts like The Spinners, New York City, Sons Of Robin Stone, Blue Magic, the Philly Devotions, Melba Moore, Bettye Swann, the Modulations, William DeVaughn, the Ebonys, Loose Change, Vicki Sue Robinson, David Morris Jr and the Trammps, many of these also being huge international hits when first released. This will be a double CD housed in a luxury double digipack with a 24 page booklet which includes an intro from Ian Dewhirst, sleeve notes from Derek Anderson, annotations from Reid Whitelaw and numerous scans and original photos.
Top Customer Reviews
Philly ReGrooved 3 surprises on several fronts......
First of all, the Philly ReGrooved Series mainly comprised of tracks from PHILLY GROOVE Records; a company owned by Stan "The Man" Watson. It wasn't a major record company, but it did have it's hits....Groups like First Choice, Sound Experience, Quickest Way Out, Finishing Touch and others had great soul & dance hits in the early to mid-70's on Stan's label. Tom has remixed them and made them into standards....
But this NEW entry in the Philly ReGrooved Series branches out......
It has delved into MAJOR territory, pulling tracks from Atlantic, Atco, Buddah, Chelsea, and even one from Defected Records......All having The Smooth Sound Of Philadelphia!!!
This CD has million selling hits, Disco Classics, and underground 'Hard-To-Find' tracks all mixed superbly by Tom Moulton!
Represented here are The Spinners with "Could It Be I'm Falling In Love" and "One Of A Kind (Love Affair)"-----2 of their biggest hits, Produced by Thom Bell. Tom extends these 2 very careful not to lose the integrity of the originals. The quality & clarity on each note of these tracks are magnificent; and if you are a fan of these 2 tracks, you will be amazed!!!
Thom Bell is also represented by 2 more tracks with one of his lesser known artists: New York City. They only had 1 album in 1974 yielding one smash hit, "I'm Doing Fine", which Tom mixed and extended into a full 8 minute+ Disco Hustle Opus. Tom also chose a track from their LP called "Quick Fast In A Hurry" which he sped up a little and gave it the energy & soul it needed.Read more ›
Particular favourites of mine are William DeVaughan's hypnotic 'Be Thankful For What You've Got' , the Modulations' 'I Can't Fight Your Love' and The Spinners 'One Of a Kind', all beautifully extended. I have enjoyed all his compilations thus far.
What next I wonder!
If i detailed every track i could go on for pages and pages , so i'm gonna review one track as a taster
When i heard a while ago that Bettye Swann's - When The Game Is Played On You was going to get the Tom Moulton treatment , i almost fell to the floor , as a long time soul fan and collector with many thousands of soul and disco tracks this has been in my top ten songs of all time ... I was introduced to Bettye Swann by Mark 'Snowboy' Cotgrove some 20 odd years ago with the duet she did with Sam Dees , just as sure.
When The Game Is Played On You is one of those songs that you never want to end , so on hearing the news of Tom's work on this track i listened to it again imagining what he was gonna do. Despite my love for this record i've always felt it needed cleaning up the mastering was always a little off and out of balance. I was excited to hear that the 3 min 8 sec original was being turned into a 10 and a half min opus.
Before listening to Tom's mix of this track , its perhaps important to understand whats its about ... quite simply , its a "F you" song .. after a break up , the man come back to the wronged woman in tears after getting the same treatment from the woman he ran off with , hence "When The Game Is Played On You"
So , onto the review.
Straight away the opening drum sound is so much clearer , and the intro is extended from 21 seconds to 1min 35 secs. This give much more time to set the mood before the vocals. The incredible use of the looped swirling harp against much lusher strings and fuller, richer rhythm tracks ... the balance is perfect !!! ..Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Largely comprised of sweet soul music sung in the higher register. Not bad but not my favourite Tom Moulton release.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
This set is superb. The tracks sound wonderful, rich and full. Better than they did when they were first released. Read morePublished 15 months ago by The iceman