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

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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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months ago) Permalink


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