Label: Creative Vibes - CVCD 047 • Format: CD Compilation • Country: Australia • Genre: Electronic • Style: Breakbeat, House, Electro, Hip Hop
Dozens upon dozens of disco compilations -- some good, some bad -- have been released since Rhino dribbled out their seven-volume Disco Years series in the '90s.
While several of the discs that have followed offer consistent track listings and more eye-pleasing packaging, this particular series remains one of the best available. Across seven discs, the disco phenomenon is summarized with a near-perfect balance between the universally known and the not quite as popular.
Some might want to stick strictly to the pop-chart toppers, which is understandable for nostalgia's sake; however, one of the most important characteristics of this era is that the singles that failed to cross over into mainstream territory consistently rivaled -- and frequently trumped -- their gold and platinum counterparts.
So, it doesn't matter whether you were a Paradise Garage regular or an infrequent viewer of Dance Fever -- there's something for everyone on each of these volumes. The fifth No Way To Live - Various - Evolutionary Vibes Volume 5 - The Winter Of Our Discotheque [Summer Editi of The Disco Yearssubtitled "Must Be the Music," is heavy on popular Startrail - The Independent Piggies - 1977 - 1982, but it also makes an effort to show that the form didn't completely die out by the early '80s.
The most problematic aspect of these discs is that they favor radio edits that often trim several minutes from the original versions. Hardcore disco freaks will argue that a compromise of the extended groove defeats the purpose, but Rhino would have had to stretch this series out to an unwieldy size in order to accommodate each inclusion's most club-friendly mix.
Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Track Listing. Fitch, Jr. Evelyn "Champagne" King. Star Love. Cheryl Lynn. Melvin Steals.
Gloria Gaynor. I'm on Fire. Tony Eyers. I Feel Love. Donna Summer. Boogie Woogie Dancin' Shoes. Claudja Barry. Automatic Lover. Boogie Motion. Boris Midney. Beautiful Bend. Boogie Nights. Rod Temperton. Edwin Starr. Must Be the Music. Secret Weapon. Upside Down. Diana Ross. Feelin' Lucky Lately. Various - The Best Of Acid Jazz Volume III Fashion.
The S. I Can't Wait. John Smith. Nu Shooz. Remember What You Like. John Robie. Jenny Burton. Touch Me All Night Long. Mindless Boogie. Ollie Brown. Hot Chocolate. Honeybee Melvin Steals. I'm on Fire Tony Eyers. Boogie Motion Boris Midney. Boogie Nights Rod Temperton. Radio Edwin Starr. I Can't Wait John Smith. Mindless Boogie E.
Looks Like We Made It - Barry Manilow - Barry Manilow 5-6, Le Ciel Est Noir - Nana Mouskouri - Tout Simplement, High And Dry Again - Sammy Hagar - Special Limited Edition Live From St.Louis Enhanced CD, My Man - Billie Holiday - Radio & TV Broadcasts (1953-56), The Me Inside Of Me - Various - Heathers the Musical (World Premiere Recording)