This review is for: Disco Discharge: American Hot I've bought all 16 of the Disco Discharge releases so far and I see them as an essential collection. This one for me was excellent to finally get Slick's fantastic "Sexy Cream" on CD and also one of my "most wanted on CD" tracks: "A Night In New York" by Elbow Bones & The Racketeers. So, for those 2 tracks alone this was an essential purchase and a real bargain. Another track I was pleased to get also was Claudja Barry "Love For The Sake Of Love" which I only had previously on the American Hot Productions CD "The Best Of Claudja Barry" which was a horrible crackly vinyl rip and to add insult to injury the track was edited by over a minute. Here we get the full version in great sound quality, so I'm grateful for that. What I love about Disco Discharge most is that we don't get many tracks that we already have on lots of other compilations and so there are new surprises. That to me is the art of a good compilation, giving some sought after tracks that have not been avaliable on CD before (or very hard to find) and bringing more obscure tracks to a wider audience. I'm not so keen on seeing standard album tracks by artists like Sylvester which most Disco fans will probably already have, because there are Sylvester tracks that are completely unreleased on CD (such as the UK 12" mix of Sylvester's "Band Of Gold - Clubhouse Mix" or the full length 12" version of Sylvester's "Menergy" which is always truncated in some way on CD). Although album tracks by lesser known artists can be good if there is a standout track where people are unlikely to have bought the original album. Over all, the track selection here is good and represents incredible value for money.
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