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Great compilation from a great label
on 11 December 2014
Crazy nights of dancing. Speaker wire all over the ceiling trying to get the best reception to listen to pirate radio. Putting shouts out. Paging/calling said pirates for the name of that elusive track. Waiting outside of the record shop hoping to grab a white label. In later years, discovering a tune you didn't know the name of, and then spending a small fortune getting it from a very popular auction web site.
Now, if you can relate to the above, then this album is probably for you. Suburban Base was one of THE front-runners of the scene in the 90's, with many a classic/timeless track coming from this stable: "This Sound is for the Underground", "Dark Stranger", "Shot in the Dark", "The Slammer", and the list goes on. I'm sitting on the train writing this, and Sonz Of A Loop Da Loop Era's "Session One (Riots In Rayleigh)" is being mixed in. Full foot tapping in effect.
The compilation includes a mouth-watering collection of tracks, and you won't be disappointed with what has been included.
*** IMPORTANT: Read on before buying ***
The tracks on the CD ARE MIXED TOGETHER. They are not individual tracks. Now, based on this fact, I would still buy the CD because of the wealth of tunes and great listening. THANKFULLY, all is not lost: If you purchase the album from Amazon, all of the tracks will be provided digitally, as part of the package (please read Amazon's prerequisites to ensure you qualify for the free digital version). Looking at some of the track lengths, they appear to be the full length versions.
This album, with the digital, full length tracks, deserves 5 stars, and should be part of your collection. Who knows... you might find that track you've been hunting the racks for, for ages.