- Audio CD (1 May 2006)
- Number of Discs: 3
- Format: Box set
- Label: Virgin
- ASIN: B000EF7WGG
- Other Editions: Audio CD
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 66,331 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
The Haçienda Classics: World Are You Ready For Manchester! Box set
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The Haçienda Classics - Label: Virgin VTDCD 790. Format: 3 × CD Compilation. Country: UK . Released: 2006. Comes in double-thickness fat jewel case. Each disc starts and ends with crowd noise. Booklet features photos of the Haçienda nightclub. CD1 Intro: Rob Gretton. CD2 Intro: Tony Wilson. CD3 Intro: Mike Pickering & Martin Hannett. Dedicated to the memory of Rob Gretton 15.1.53 - 15.5.99. Rest in peace Ian Curtis & Martin Hannett.
Top Customer Reviews
If you've been there, you'll enjoy it, if you never experienced it, you may love it.
Rather than ask a superstar DJ, the tracks are selected by New Order's bass-Viking Peter Hook. His approach is to include the cuts he enjoyed as a punter in his own club, so pretty much avoids the more esoteric stuff in favour of 3 discs of solid dancefloor favourites of the late 80s/early 90s. So expect loads of Italio piano breaks, handclaps, 303 Basslines and that reverbed, thumping bass kick. (Note that although the tracks are mixed or segued together they are pretty much played in their entirety)
You'll find a lot of these cuts naggingly familiar and its surprising how many Haç tunes became crossover chart hits too (music snobs beware...this includes Black Box 'Ride On Time'!), indeed had Factory cashed in at the time with a series of compilations like this the Haç might not have been the financial black hole that producer Martin Hannett eludes to at the start of disc 3.
To be fair some of these tracks haven't aged so well, but the likes of Gerald's 'Voodoo Ray' or Inner City's 'Good Life' still send shivers down the spine and tracks like Sterling Void's 'Its Alright' make me think that in years to come the original 12"s will be changing hands for megabucks like Northern Soul tunes do today.
You don't have to be a former 24 Hour Party Person on a nostalgia kick to enjoy this. If you're just interested in the history of the Haçienda, Factory Records or the Manchester music scene, or you just love the original Acid House sound this is essential listening. You'd be hard pressed to find a better overview of the music scene of the day than this.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Simply love this. Especially disc three starting with Space Face. Which is incredibly hard to find nowadays. Why did Sub Sub ever turn into Doves? They really were so brilliant. Read morePublished 12 months ago by sfinn
Very satisfied,very quick delivery.I read several reviews before buying this c.d for my Son,who remembers the Hacienda 'time' and he was delighted with the c.dPublished 24 months ago by Janice Drabble
Good condition but had stre stickers on which were not mentioned. Came off though so no harm done.Published on 21 Sept. 2014 by Andy Ellis
was ok bought back few memories from a while ago though doesnt seem almost twenty five years ago worth trip down memory lane though.Published on 12 April 2013 by pat fireblade