What is the best classic 12" dance tune on Ben Liebrand's "Grand 12-Inches 2" compilation?

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Previous poll: What is the best classic 12" dance tune on the "Grand 12-Inches" compilation (compiled by Ben Liebrand)

Poll Results

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4-10 Macho - I'm A Man (Full Length Version) 17:34 2
1-02 Harry Thumann - Underwater (12" Version) 6:01 2
2-05 Colonel Abrams - Trapped (12" Version) 6:28 2
1-10 Telex - Moskow Diskow (French 12" Version) 7:28 2
3-10 Santa Esmeralda - Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (12" Version) 16:12 1
3-01 Sharon Redd - Can You Handle It (François K Mix) 8:58 1
2-06 T-Connection - At Midnight (12" Version) 9:42 1
1-08 Supermax - Love Machine (12" Version) 8:38 1
1-01 Telex - Moskow Diskow (English 12" Version) 5:25 1
3-06 Hugh Masekela - Don't Go Lose It Baby (Stretch Mix) 7:35 0
3-07 Miami Sound Machine - Conga (12" Version) 5:55 0
3-08 Manhattan Transfer - Twilight Zone (12" Version) 6:06 0
3-09 Donna Summer - Last Dance (Full Length Version) 8:10 0
1-03 Martin Circus - Disco Circus (Full Length Version) 14:02 0
4-01 The Jacksons - Can You Feel It (Live Version) 6:08 0
4-02 M - Pop Muzik (12" Version) 4:54 0
4-03 Paul Hardcastle - 19 (12" Version) 5:14 0
4-04 MDMC - How About It (12" Version) 7:24 0
4-05 The BBQ Band - On The Beat (Original 12" Version) 5:55 0
4-06 Sunbelt - Spin It (12" Version) 7:38 0
4-07 Felix - Don't You Want Me (Hooj Mix) 5:54 0
4-08 Yazoo - Don't Go (Vocal + Dub Version) 8:25 0
4-09 Sheila E - Glamorous Life (Club Edit) 6:34 0
3-05 Mtume - So You Wanna Be A Star (12" Version) 5:19 0
3-04 Jean Carn - Was That All It Was (12" Version) 6:31 0
1-07 Dan Hartman - Vertigo / Relight My Fire (Full Length Version) 11:59 0
2-01 Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message (12" Version) 7:13 0
2-02 Blondie - Rapture (Full Length Version) 10:02 0
2-03 Chemise - She Can't Love You (12" Version) 5:04 0
2-04 Stephanie Mills - The Medicine Song (12" Version) 6:20 0
1-06 Dazz Band - Let It All Blow (Album Version) 5:51 0
1-05 C.O.D. - In The Bottle (12" Version) 6:03 0
2-07 Latoya Jackson - If You Feel The Funk (12" Version) 5:11 0
2-08 Miami Sound Machine - Dr. Beat (12" Version) 6:31 0
2-09 Peter Brown - (Love Is Just) The Game (12" Version) 7:00 0
2-10 The Limit - Say Yeah (Vocal + Dub Version) 10:34 0
1-04 Harold Faltermeyer - Axel F (12" Version) 7:12 0
3-02 David Joseph - You Can't Hide (Your Love From Me) (12" Version) 6:41 0
3-03 Sharon Brown - I Specialize In Love (12" Version) 7:13 0
1-09 American Gypsy - I'm OK, You're OK (12" Version) 5:24 0


Tuomas, Monday, 10 January 2011 12:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

This one is more diverse than the first comp, with some relatively obscure (but great) tunes.

I don't understand why Liebrand decided to include the live version of "Can You Feel It" instead of the album version, though.

Tuomas, Monday, 10 January 2011 12:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

I need to research some of the obscure trax on utube but 3 of my all-time favorites appear back 2 back on the list. odd & maybe even prophetic.

3-01 Sharon Redd - Can You Handle It (François K Mix) 8:58
3-02 David Joseph - You Can't Hide (Your Love From Me) (12" Version) 6:41
3-03 Sharon Brown - I Specialize In Love (12" Version) 7:13

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Monday, 10 January 2011 12:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

quality linking T, but so many fewer stone classics on this one. voted Trapped, and there were only a few close contenders.

I don't understand why Liebrand decided to include the live version of "Can You Feel It" instead of the album version, though.

almost certainly because he couldn't get the album version, c'mon

basically just a 2/47 freak out (sic), Monday, 10 January 2011 12:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

But he had no problems getting various 12" versions of The Jacksons and Michael Jackson tunes on other "Grand 12-Inches" compilations, so I don't see why he couldn't get that one. They were all released by the same label.

I thought the reason might be that there's no special 12" version of "Can You Feel It" (i.e. the 12" single had the same version as the album), but that applies to a few other tunes on this comp too, such as "The Message" and "Pop Muzik".

Tuomas, Monday, 10 January 2011 13:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

My 12" version of "Pop Muzik" has a catch-groove

(The b-side has 2 concentric grooves with the normal A and B sides)

Mark G, Monday, 10 January 2011 13:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

What's a "catch-groove", is the thing that does an infinite loop?

Tuomas, Monday, 10 January 2011 13:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

Yes.

Mark G, Monday, 10 January 2011 13:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

Actually, I'm wrong.

It catches a loop as part of the track, then hits a reverse sound and ends suddenly.

Beg pardons.

Mark G, Monday, 10 January 2011 13:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

But he had no problems

you don't know that!

Can You Feel It was a slightly more recent and definitely bigger hit that the joint on Grand 1, maybe they wanted more $, or had already licenced it for another comp that financial, or Michael had taken the masters home to add more squeaks to or something

basically just a 2/47 freak out (sic), Monday, 10 January 2011 13:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

definitely

hmm, maybe not at the time. definitely feels like a muuuuuch bigger "legacy hit" tho, certainly more likely to have had another licence staking claim on it by the early '90s

basically just a 2/47 freak out (sic), Monday, 10 January 2011 13:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

ah no! forget all that, it's bcz

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xOxBRC8Ppc&feature=player_embedded

basically just a 2/47 freak out (sic), Monday, 10 January 2011 14:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

Could be, but on the later Grand 12-Inches comps Liebrand includes even bigger and MJ hits ("Billie Jean", "Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough"), as well as another tune from Destiny. Maybe Liebrand just got a bigger budget for the later comps? OTOH, "Grand 12-Inches 3" also includes a live version of Commodores' "Brick House", so maybe he just wanted to add a couple of live versions for some personal reason?

(x-post)

Tuomas, Monday, 10 January 2011 14:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

ignore all my earlier theorising! the post you x-posted is my final, definitive, and least pulled-out-of-my-arse theory.

basically just a 2/47 freak out (sic), Monday, 10 January 2011 14:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

Thumann's Underwater is the best thing here imo

jed_, Monday, 10 January 2011 14:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

ignore all my earlier theorising! the post you x-posted is my final, definitive, and least pulled-out-of-my-arse theory.

Haha, I guess you could be right, though it's still a bit odd to include the live version because of that 2-second shout sample, as seminal as "Can You Party" is.

Tuomas, Monday, 10 January 2011 14:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

I would like a copy of this.

Voted for "Trapped".

Bernard V. O'Hare (dog latin), Monday, 10 January 2011 14:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

if you dont vote for this you're crazy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aU3njoybEPs

gr8080, Monday, 10 January 2011 17:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

It's pretty hard to pass Sharon Redd in this one, but I have a perverse urge to vote for "Axel F" which, if you can get past all layers of pop culture mud it's accumulated, is a dope tune.

Tuomas, Monday, 10 January 2011 19:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

not as good as the other one, ive gone for sunbelt but glamorous life (and indeed trapped) came vv close

NI, Monday, 10 January 2011 20:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

voted tconnection

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Monday, 10 January 2011 22:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

"moskow diskow" long versh

missingNO, Tuesday, 11 January 2011 01:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FxkNDudQgI

This one probably has the greatest synth bass of all time.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 11 January 2011 22:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Monday, 17 January 2011 00:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Tuesday, 18 January 2011 00:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

hahaah

*gets the power* (deej), Tuesday, 18 January 2011 00:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

1-10 Telex - Moskow Diskow (French 12" Version) 7:28 2
1-01 Telex - Moskow Diskow (English 12" Version) 5:25 1

Therefore, it wins.

Mark G, Tuesday, 18 January 2011 00:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

seven years pass...

These comps have me like ooh, dynamic range, there it is. Even the tunes that I love a bit less are a pleasure to listen to.

Shame he couldn't get the Latin Rascals' remix of Axel F as it totally smokes the originals.

https://youtu.be/F3ulN_jwTgw

the sun-dried raisins of muesli (Noel Emits), Sunday, 30 September 2018 13:06 (one month ago) Permalink

The odd thing is that the Latin Rascals version of "Axel F" is included on this earlier Liebrand-curated disco comp:

https://www.discogs.com/release/1308315

Tuomas, Monday, 1 October 2018 19:05 (one month ago) Permalink

On his site the notes for this volume say a decent master (of the Latin Rascals version) couldn't be found. Maybe the one on that comp wasn't up to snuff.

Do you get the upgrades, Tuomas?

the sun-dried raisins of muesli (Noel Emits), Monday, 1 October 2018 19:24 (one month ago) Permalink

I have that "Disco Madness" comp, I don't remember the Latin Rascals version having any issues with sound, but I haven't listened to it in years...

No, I haven't gotten the updates, they're only available if you order the discs through Liebrand's own site, right? I did that a couple of times, but the delivery prices were a bit ridiculous, cos the only delivery option he offered was DHL, you couldn't choose regular mail.

Tuomas, Monday, 1 October 2018 19:42 (one month ago) Permalink

There's a way to subscribe to all the updates if you bought them elsewhere - it's a bit wacky, I think you send a photo of a complete set and pay €20. Something like that. But you can get the ones for the volumes you but direct anyway.

Notable on this one is there's supposedly a full version of Disco Circus (the one on the CD is partly from a vinyl copy and quite noticeable.)

the sun-dried raisins of muesli (Noel Emits), Monday, 1 October 2018 19:48 (one month ago) Permalink

Actually according to the Discogs entry that's not a thing, not sure where I got that from. Still quite a few alternatuve versions.

https://www.discogs.com/Ben-Liebrand-Grand-12-Inches-2-Upgrades-And-Additions/release/5417346

the sun-dried raisins of muesli (Noel Emits), Monday, 1 October 2018 19:58 (one month ago) Permalink

I had never heard "Underwater" before today. It is now in my top 5 disco songs of all time.

Freddy "Boom Boom" QAnon (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 2 October 2018 14:42 (one month ago) Permalink

It is indeed awesome! There's a nice cover version of it by Kat Mandu too.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 15:01 (one month ago) Permalink


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