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on 7 April 2017
Great CD.
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on 6 February 2016
Bought the original of this many years ago and lost it. Glad I bought it again. Proper old Techno.
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on 9 January 2016
Very pleased thank you
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on 24 February 2015
fantastic dance album, great sounds
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on 11 February 2013
Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. You can't beat a bit of 80's dance. Big Fun being the best 80's dance track EVER!
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on 30 September 2016
CD in bad condition edition unable to play the track's without it skipping I have cleaned the CD three times and it still doesn't play properly what a waste of money
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 12 January 2016
There is no doubting the classic status of dance floor hits like, 'Big Fun' and 'Good Life' and no denying either that the duo's other featured single releases here, 'Ain't Nobody Better' and 'Do You Love What You Feel' also shifted bums back in the day and were chart hits.

Sadly, as if often the case with artists who set a high standard with their single releases, 'Paradise' rather highlights the weakness of the lesser tracks here and advertises that the duo have their limitations. In honesty, all of the non- single release tracks here are no better than average and none remain in the memory very long after the end of the album...

The harsh truth is that Inner City are far more at home when they can stretch their legs out over an extended 12" length and concentrate on producing a catchy, irresistible groove layered with great vocals and some dynamite production. Trying to edit a dance floor gem like ."Big Fun' down to a three minute 25 seconds 'radio version' does nothing for the band and an album like this where the tracks 'come and go' in short bursts simply highlights how much of a 'one trick pony' the duo are. An added negative to buying this CD is the sound quality. All of the tracks sound rather 'subdued' apart from 'Big Fun' and 'Good Life' which suggests that most of the 'album tracks' were cobbled together in a hurry and on a low budget.

No, to get the very best out of Inner City and to do proper justice to the dance classics they produced either visit a night club or buy the 12" versions.
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on 26 April 2001
Maybe I'm being nostalgic, remembering past days of dark, dodgy warehouses, frenetic strobes and ray-gun lasers cutting through suspended iceburgs of smoke...but this album is a classic piece of dance music history which belongs in anyone's collection. "Big Fun' is the crossover tune that simply never crossed over (except in dance music hungry 1988 Acid House U.K, where it went top 10). The fattest bass, the crispiest high-hats and the happiest party vocals ever made this track an anthem, and a lifestyle manifesto. 'Good Life', and ' Do You Love What You Feel' continued the party vibe created by the chunky techno-tinged house of veteran Kevin Saunderson splashed with the gospel-on-ecstacy vocals of Paris Gray. Yes, it's a classic, and yes, it's old school, but it's just as fresh today as it was in 1988. Get it if you were there, get it if you want to know what it felt like!
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on 11 March 2004
Being an old man in his late thirties, I can well remember the advent of house and techno music. Picture the scene: synth-based
musics had been the subject of a media/music business backlash by the mid-eighties and then house started to happen.
Not big-time but almost secretly, like the new romantic movement
of some years before; people searching out obscure dance records from the states, dancing to them all night illegally in warehouses and fields. The police didn't like it, neither did the media or parliament. So what! We were on one and that was it! This was black America with a European twist. Weird!
Inner City were just priceless. Paradise is a great album, the singles proving golden milestones as house and techno exploded to
enslave the UK charts forever with the silicon beat. Kevin Saunderson had the funk big-style; I understood his Kraftwerk/
New Order/Moroder fixation and appreciated just what he was doing. Always the more commercial and varied exponent from the
Belleville Three (the Detroit techno godhead of Juan Atkins (Model 500/Cybotron), Derrick May (Mayday/Rythim is Rythim) and himself), 'Reese' knew the stuff inside out. Tracks like 'Power of Passion' show just how talented they were. The album was 'Big Fun' indeed. To be alive in 89 with their sound around you was pure joy.
Whatever happened to Inner City? I bought the latter singles like Do Ya? and Anonghay but something was lost. We are a sadder
nation for that. Buy this album - it's just superb.
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on 2 October 2014
Very good
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